The Truth is the Truth Regardless of Who Says It
We recognize that the truth may come from any source: a conspiratorial website, a harsh rant online, a weaponized piece of content, or even a meme. While the context of the information is important to consider in examination of it, it is never discounted as the possible outlet through which a truth may become known. All pieces of information must be given fair and in-depth examination, as any other.
Be Not In Possession of Ideas That Possess You
We commit to being free from the possession and oppression of opinions and ideas which may cloud or corrupt our judgement, inspire us to anger, upset, frustration, or despair, or move us to dismiss or discount the contribution of another. Our intellectual context is that of complete open-mindedness and sincere inquiry after truth. Detach yourself from opinions - if you have one, it has you.
Let no intellectual stone be left unturned
Beyond being open to the truth coming from any potential source, we have a commitment to actively seek out fringe, isolated, or distant ideas and opinions and include them in our work.
We do not exist to change what people think, we exist to change the context in which people think
As it has been said, the truth may never win, however it will outlive its opponents. We do not work to change the people around us and force them to recognize a truth, we exist to provide a context in which people may discover possible truths on their own, given the tools we have provided and information we present: created in earnest service. Detached from outcomes, we can work humbly in service of generations yet born.
Nec Timeo Nec Sperno
We do not fear, nor despise any idea, opinion, or argument or the person who holds it. Information is never good or bad, information has the meaning we ascribe to it based on our definitions, classifications, and characteristics. We are never frustrated by nonsensical, grammatically incorrect, or illogical ideas, we see them as ways by which a human expresses a need, even if under many layers of abstraction, distractions, or deceptions. We see our work as an opportunity to connect people with a means of communicating and articulating their world-view; potentially through the expressions of others, which is preserved in our work. We work out of love for this, and out of love for what information can do for others.
Please hold us accountable.
We are committed to:
- Sharing Truth
- Honoring Truth
- Encouraging Truth
If you would like to review the pledge or sign the pledge yourself, you can visit their website at: ProTruthPledge.org