One of the definitions of the word “exposure” is: “the revelation of an identity or fact, especially one that is concealed or likely to arouse disapproval.” I believe that this word, and this definition, are absolutely vital to our lives right now.
Right now, as America is about to be led by a man with no experience, no qualifications, someone who has consistently and continuously lied about the things he’s said and done, someone who has started the process of cutting the Affordable Care Act, science programs/research on climate change, renewable energy, and clean energy, programs that help women who have been victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, right now, more than ever, it is absolutely vital to use our freedom of speech (while we still have it!) to expose his and his administration’s hypocrisy, destructive actions, and the flaws in the narrative that they use to keep their supporters blind to what they are doing.
Of course, exposure should not just be limited to the president and the government. Exposure should illuminate the other injustices happening across the country and across the world, from the continuing violence against protesters at Standing Rock (the Dakota Access Pipeline issue is still not over), to the continuing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, to the appalling dystopia that is North Korea, to the horrific and disgusting sexual enslavement of Yazidi women by Isis.
These events should be known by all people, because if we are unaware that a problem even exists, how can we ever confront it and solve it? If we keep silent about things that matter, they will keep happening over and over and over again. By speaking up, by thinking critically, and by exposing the truth, we can begin the process of doing some good in this world.