There are, in this human world, two themes that push and pull us. Language v. Science, Communication v. Truth.
Communication opens doors; to truth before communication is to close doors
Communication empathizes; truth assumes
Communication is human; truth is nature
Communication leads to mercy; truth is without compromise
Communication is the necessary white around the yoke of truth, it comes before, it comes after, it cushions, it comforts, it is the home of truth.
Truth, without that cushion, is a hard, bare stone. Impossible to swallow.
Fear does not close communication, but allowing fear to rule closes all paths to truth.