“It’s not criminals who provoke great hatred, it’s honest men.” The words of a polymath and polyglot executed by tyrants at age 35: Dr. Jose Rizal.
Honesty is fidelity to the truth. The truth is what conforms to reality. Integrity is fidelity to logic. It is the refusal to hold contradictions; it is the consistent cohesion of words and deeds; it is honoring one’s mental creations by giving them physical existence.When millions are redefining religious freedom to mean faith in bed with force,
When atheism warriors are perverting Objectivism, shunning deists fighting for freedom yet supporting popular theocracy and anarchism warriors,
When many are avoiding Thomas Jefferson’s tempestuous sea of liberty,
When freedom fighters fail to grasp a concrete defiance against tyranny,
When loved ones and friends are distant or silent,
The lonely Jeffersonian must face a Rizalist fate almost alone.