What needs to be heard is what needs to be said, but, who needs to hear what needs to be heard? It would shake their foundations and ask hard things of them. It would denounce their sacred assumptions and require of them truthful living. Awakened living. Illumined living. Living transparent to themselves, self-aware, with sincerity and integrity. Where do the sincere and well-integrated live? Where did they go? When did they leave? Were they ever here? Who exhibits sincerity and integrity in novels? In movies? In plays? In music? Anywhere? It's all noise and activity, but no one is saying or doing anything. Reality Winner and Cassidy Hutchinson stand out. Alexander Vindman stands with them. And Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt... Others will come to mind. But, they will not be many when all are named and honored, and the drift is clearly to not listen to what needs to be said and to not know what needs to be done. It's up to us to turn the light around. Seeing what we look at and hearing what being said-- and not said-- and knowing what's what and what needs to be done in response, and doing it when, where and how it needs to be done, not caring what our chances are with everything on the line. Living with sincerity and integrity in each situation as it arises, no matter what. The platform for the future, beginning now.