The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. (George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, English novelist)
You might think that truth is a foundational principal that remains solid and unchanging. However, relativism has taken over the minds of modern man, and truth seems to be whatever you want it to be. Time and experience have shown Orwell to be right. To speak truth directly is too often to engender the hatred of those who have strayed from it.
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth (2 Corinthians 13:8). If we claim to have fellowship with [God] and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth (1 John 1:6).