President’s Voice – May 2023
BE A TRUTHTELLER!
One of the great challenges today is to be a Truthteller. There is such a thing as objective truth although watching the news one does begin to wonder. Today we are bombarded by things we know are factually incorrect. They are not true and yet we are expected to believe them, endorse them, and not challenge them.
In 1984 Orwell posits, “What if the people in power could change the facts to suit their narrative so completely that we didn’t even know it had happened?” Once thought impossible, that time seems to be fast approaching.
To quote Tucker Carlson, “When honest people say what is true, calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful. At the same time, the liars who’ve been trying to silence them shrink. They become weaker”. I hope that this is true because another quote from Orwell states:
“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
Remember, everyone is entitled to their own opinion but not their own facts. When it is uncomfortable, when it’s unpopular, even when it’s dangerous to speak the truth, that is the precise time that the truth should be spoken.
Be a truthteller in an age of liars.
See you on the 23rd!
Debbie Roan, BARW President