There is a high cost to truth telling. I am entirely aware of the burden we must pay for physical defense of the realm, physical defense of life and property, normative defense of civic behavior, and defense of the informational commons. But in each case the costs produce extraordinary returns.
If we require truthfulness, invasive religions and ideologies cannot Proselytize any unscientific statements – at least using the commons. And alternative rules of law are violations of natural law and pseudoscientific encouragement of theft and fraud.
Truth is Enough. Truth and Violence allowed us to construct commons. Truth and violence are enough to restore us.
Truth. Violence. Persistence.
Lies and cowardice. Genocide.