The biggest battle in the contemporary world especially in the western civilization is the battle against the Truth. The Truth must be killed, distorted, silenced, perversely presented in order to by destroyed.
Since the time of the Old Testament's prophets, through John the Baptist till Jesus Christ -THE ULTIMATE TRUTH- and going on for 2,000 years after Christ ... the Truth is killed, persecuted, silenced, executed, neglected, distorted in the name of freedom, political correctness, for the sake of peace or happiness, to avoid the scandal, to protect the interest of some powerful persons, to not ruin somebody's career, or to not destroy somebody's image ..... different reasons, one purpose .... destroy the Truth, because it is awkward, difficult, uncomfortable, inappropriate or undesirable ... clumsy.
And yet, as Jesus said "you will know the truth and the Truth will make you free",
As long as we are avoiding the truth we are not free, we are slaves .... and we will die slaves ....