TRUTH

I came across this blog (link below) and it stirred something inside me. I intended to drop her a quick line and ended up offloading my heart. I thought you would enjoy reading her article and felt to share my response as well. For all you looking around at the many injustices going on in the world right now- near and far, big or small – and feeling ‘this cannot be right’. You are right…

Can louder voices prove you RIGHT? ?

 

Dear Fatema

Your story really touched me. This is an injustice and injustice should be addressed and publicly shamed if not rectified.

It is unfortunate that this head of the organisation is acting like the bottom. An ass, to be precise. I have come across many people like this. In day to day life, in the newspapers and TV news stories. They abuse their (real or imagined) power. In arguments, they charge ahead ‘wrong and strong’. They never deal with their own failings but fling mud in other people’s faces thinking that we cannot still see their foolishness and guilt. It makes no sense.

Sometimes you have to pick your battles and know when not to bother but sometimes you have to fight for what is right and keep speaking the truth, even if no one is listening. Speak it soft and continuously with healing as it’s opening, and know when you need to speak it out as loud as the oppressors as a weapon.

The truth that is people are always listening and the Truth is always bitter and painful to those who prefer lies, no matter how kindly it is offered. That is why they shout and act out.The truth is the truth, no matter how people try to twist it, cloak it or avoid it. It is too powerful. Embrace it always. Even if it takes a while, truth always finds a way to change lives, especially when there are people who live by it and share it.

I will share a passage that really inspired me a few days ago. It’s from the famous J’accuse article written by author and activist, Emile Zola, in response to a terrible framing and miscarriage of justice by members of the French military in the late 19th Century:

“Today is only the beginning, for it is only today that the positions have become clear; on one side, those who are guilty, who do not want the light to shine forth, on the other, those who seek justice and who will give their lives to attain it. I said it before and I repeat it now: when truth is buried underground, it grows and it builds up so much force that the day it explodes it blasts everything within it.”

Boom.

Powerful stuff, right?

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