Why is it wrong to be right?

The backlash against people who are right, or righteous, is a testament to the ass-backward world in which we live. Those who have the guts to express their righteousness usually know that a stigmatizing tsunami will follow – they become “marked” individuals. The purpose of this is two-fold: firstly, to discredit them in the minds of anyone who just might see the truth they express; secondly, to shame them into silence. Since what is right/true cannot be disputed, refuted, or destroyed, the only option left is to stigmatize truth speakers (either overtly, or covertly – i.e. “read between the lines”). Here are a few ways in which Right/eous People (RP) are either discredited, or silenced:

“You’re crazy.” (The swiftest way to dismiss RP is to call them nut cases. If they have experienced some kind of trauma, it will be used against them. It will be referred to as the reason for their ‘craziness’ in order to bury the truth they speak – it’s the most sinister discrediting trick in the book.

“It’s your ego talking.” (The attack on the ego – will – is undertaken primarily by ‘spiritual’ people. The ego is erroneously viewed as a corrupt aspect of the self so anything that comes from it is ‘wrong’ even if it’s right in reality. The words of the ‘spiritual ones’ – even if they do not make sense, or are lies – are ‘enlightening’. When RP expose the nonsense, or the lies, it is ‘ego’. The ego is targeted as a way to discredit them.)

“You’re judgmental.” (This one is related to the previous one about ego. That is, making judgments is egotistical, therefore bad. By the way, the statement “you’re judgmental” IS judgmental. In order to make a judgment – a decision – about whether or not something is right/true, individuals must have the ability to think for themselves. This is inextricably linked to will. Otherwise, all people are doing is accepting what others are telling them regardless of its truth, or their motivations – this is the M.O. of a cult. When RP question beliefs, practices etc., calling them judgmental is a way to shame them. It’s also a way to discredit them so that other cult members do not believe them, or follow their lead.)

“Would you rather be happy, or right?” (There can never be true happiness for RP if they have to hide the truth behind some counterfeit version of themselves. Understand that this question is not about what brings joy to RP but what will appease those that have been upset by the truth they express. RP are subliminally being told to keep their mouths shut in order to make OTHER people happy.)

It is the hive mind mentality (“group-think” which is not thinking at all because thinking is an individual exercise) that interferes with the ability of RP to speak the truth. This mentality will ultimately bury all truth, unless it’s made RIGHT.

“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


The definitions in bold type below are the most relevant for the purposes of this article.

Stigma (noun) (Merriam-Webster 1828)

1a. archaic: a scar left by a hot iron: brand
b. a mark of shame or discredit, stain: bore the stigma of cowardice
c. an identifying mark or characteristic specifically: a specific diagnostic sign of a disease
2a. stigmata plural: bodily marks or pains resembling the wounds of the crucified Jesus and sometimes accompanying religious ecstasy
b. petechia
3a. a small spot, scar, or opening on a plant or animal
b. the usually apical part of the pistil of a flower which receives the pollen grains and on which they germinate

Right (noun) (Merriam-Webster 1828)

1. qualities (such as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval
2. something to which one has a just claim: such as
a. the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled
voting rights
his right to decide
b. (1) the interest that one has in a piece of property —often used in plural
mineral rights
(2) rights plural : the property interest possessed under law or custom and agreement in an intangible thing especially of a literary and artistic nature
film rights of the novel
3. something that one may properly claim as due
knowing the truth is her right
4. the cause of truth or justice
5a. right hand sense 1a.
also: a blow struck with this hand
gave him a hard right on the jaw
b. the location or direction of the right side
woods on his right
c. the part on the right side
d. right field
e. a turn to the right; take a right at the stop sign
6a. the true account or correct interpretation
b. the quality or state of being factually correct
7a. often capitalized: the part of a legislative chamber located to the right of the presiding officer
b. the members of a continental European legislative body occupying the right as a result of holding more conservative political views than other members
8a. often capitalized: individuals professing support of the established order and favoring traditional attitudes and practices and conservative governmental policies
b. often capitalized : a conservative position
9a. a privilege given stockholders to subscribe pro rata to a new issue of securities generally below market price
b. the negotiable certificate evidencing such privilege —usually used in plural by rights or less commonly by all rights
:with reason or justice : properly
in one’s own right : by virtue of one’s own qualifications or properties; of right
1. as an absolute right
2. legally or morally exactable to rights: into proper order

Righteous (adjective) (Merriam-Webster 1828)

1. acting in accord with divine or moral law: free from guilt or sin
2a. morally right or justifiable: a righteous decision
b. arising from an outraged sense of justice or morality: righteous indignation
3. slang: genuine, excellent