Before speaking the truth in a neighboring territory, you must have moral influence and control within your castle. Those that fail to accomplish this will be cut down at the knees.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”Sun Tzu, “The Art of War”