Did he know he could withstand being stoned and drug out of the city in which he was preaching or was the juice worth the squeeze and he simply spoke the truth and let the cards fall where they may?
I think Paul was a man on a mission and he felt moved, compelled to speak the truth because it needed to be said.
How would the propagators of fake news treat Paul's message and attack today?
How is your message being treated?
You do have a message, right?
And your message is powerful, right?
And you're delivering it in a powerful manner, right?
Now go kick over some ant hills in your market and let me know how it goes.