The Truth

Kaepernick protests the oppression and murder of people of color by police officers

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -George Orwell

Colin Kaepernick stood up for the truth and it may have cost him his career.

Today, the truth is viewed as a WMD and is slated for destruction.   While fighting valiantly to be heard, governments silently declared war in the name of national security.  Whose national security?  Not we the people.

The US and other western countries declaration of war on the truth led to a state of misinformation.  No longer can Americans believe their government or mainstream media.  Remember the days when we thought our government sent our children to war so other nations would be free to tell the truth.  Remember? Turns out that was a lie.

It will take a revolution to rescue the truth that is bound, gagged and imprisoned by lies.

 

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

7 thoughts on “The Truth”

  1. Rescue the truth? From what? From people telling me their truth is the truth, and mine is crap?

    Um……the truth is the truth and nothing but the truth? So there’s only one? Whose truth is that?

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      1. Of course I did. Their truth often is not my truth. Hmmm, truth to be told, I don’t even care so much about what is called truth. I came to believe that everything can be called true for a while, till something new pops up. New in the sense that is was already there, but that we didn’t realize same. For instance, the possibility of creating Cyberspace was there all the time, but humans of let’s say 200 years ago, weren’t ready for it yet at that time. So, if someone at that time would have come along saying, “Hey folks, listen up, let’s go to Cyberspace and have some fun harassing our enemies”, that person would have been burned at the stake and called a liar.

        The tragedy for the ultimate truth possessors/addicts is that what is defined as the truth is, at best, only true for a while, till it’s replaced by another one.

        Also there’s this: I never met a liar who, from her/his perspective, didn’t believe he/she was telling the truth, even if they were lying on purpose, and damn well knew they were lying as seen from others’ perspective.

        Now, putting all this in context, we’re back again at the “us-against-them” phenomenon, where “them” are the liars and “us” are the bearers of truth. Yup, we’re a long way from “we the people”.

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        1. Good points. However, the truth is not a matter of perception, it is factual. Yes we have perceptions of the ‘truth’ but that’s not the truth. Your ‘truth’ and my ‘truth’ are our perceptions and not necessarily factual as in the truth.

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          1. So what you’re saying is, that the truth exists without people? If so, I think there’s truth in that. Like the tiger not knowing it’s a tiger, and yet does exist, with or without people calling it a tiger or not.

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