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As an aside: “Speak Truth to Power”

Originally published at Quantum Matrix Scribe. Please leave any comments there.

As an aside, I think the phrase “speak truth to power” is a completely vacuous and meaningless phrase. What the hell does it mean? I’ve heard it used so many times, but I’ve never figured out what it actually means to do so. Do you walk up to the president and tell him how his economic policies are ruining the economy, and how he campaigned on civil liberties but now acts to destroy them? What good would that do? You’d just get shot.

Just a dumb phrase without any meaning. Can we retire it now?

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