Power of True

By Mark Antony Rossi

In today’s ultra-sensitive society, you are in danger of being called a bigot if your mention someone’s body odor. I guess oppressing folks who “differently bathe” is now a national pastime in my country. Old fashioned notions like ” soap” and” work” are wicked curses to wanderers discovering not all four-letter words are created equal.

How do we reconcile what is practical for reality’s sake and what is truly necessary to engage worthy effort? Whom has the courage these days to insure the disabled have access to buildings and bathrooms but draw the line against the legally blind man whom believes he has a right to become an air traffic controller.

While the majority in any society have a moral responsibility to act fairly in dealing with those in the minority there must be common sense and fairness towards the majority whom should not be penalized for their background, status or ability.

The highway to a civil environment has been cluttered by narrow politics and selfish big mouths. At times, it clearly goes in one direction and this navigational error, design or accident, needs immediate correction if we are to maintain a healthy legacy of self-government.

In the fight for fidelity we have strayed from the path of righteousness. For financial security, we compromise family values by allowing poor work/life balance. For the public interest, we compromise personal integrity believing such sacrifice makes a stronger nation. For the family, we publicly praise their prime priority and promptly stick them in the backseat of the company car.

Nothing built on lies can ever withstand the winds of change. Good intentions are not good works. Good words are not good results. And the good people squander time believing goodness is secretly a weakness they must overcome. And therefore, the dark side of life often triumphs for it doesn’t need a sinister stratagem to succeed. It only needs what is true to be more of a hobby than a habit. The power of true is brighter than the sun when held up high above the clouds of ambition. Just imagine what one year of true value could do to transform the moral landscape of mankind. Just imagine.

About the Author: Mark Antony Rossi is a poet, playwright and author of the bioethics volume “Dark Tech” now available from Amazon. His most recent plays have been produced in Liverpool and New York. 

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