“Sheath the Sacrificial Knives”

How does one live under the microscope, in a society driven by selfishness and hate, yet still manage to speak out against insensitivity to the human condition.   Can a society enslaved to hate & fear be reached by words alone?  Persuaded perhaps, to “sheath the sacrificial knifes” and lift the societal curse.  Or, is the truth wasted on the deaf ears of those who cling to false dogmas (while praying at the altar of deception)?