Sunday, December 20, 2009

When Telling the Truth Was Politically Correct

Well at least they didn't say she died of natural causes.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=448013&GT1=28101

Latest newsflash. Now they are.

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/actress-brittany-murphy-dies-in-la-at-age-32/32971?nc

Look- here's the deal. I grew up in a world when telling the truth mattered. When people committed suicide, it got printed that way. When they died of alcohol and drug overdoses it was stated.

I have great compassion for the families who suffer a terrible loss. It is absolutely gut wrenching and I have seen it many times, firsthand. But those people die in vain every time we decide to filter and obscure the truth and the cause of their deaths.

I had a near and dear friend tell me once that alcoholism and drug addiction often result in jail, hospitals, and death. He was right. He graduated about three months later. He did not die in vain.

Someday, maybe we will reconsider telling the truth as something that has greater value than some minority opinion holders deciding what is appropriate speech for the rest of us. Someday.

1 comment:

JimB said...

What ever happened to the saying "the truth will set you free" I have always found I have less to remember if the truth is always told,no weird stories to reconstruct from a foggy memory.