Absolute Truth

A concise depiction of my stance on Absolute Truth.

Absolute Truth is.

Any statement using language cannot be Absolute Truth.  However, criticism can move thought in the direction of Absolute Truth.

The idea that “there is no Absolute Truth” is so widely promulgated that any statements about Absolute Truth now occasion a feeling of shame in the educated.

The statement that there is no Absolute Truth permits fascists to claim that truth is whatever they say it is.  Although “no Absolute Truth” masquerades as a kind of anti-hegemonic, anti-colonial point of view, it actually fatally undermines any efforts to find a basis for resistance to institutional power.

It is only the acceptance that there is Absolute Truth (however inaccessible or incomprehensible to us) that is equally (in-) accessible to anyone that can allow a critic to deny the truth-claims of authoritarian institutions. The denial of any Absolute Truth necessarily endorses the acceptance of whatever relative truth claims are made by powerful institutions as being “dominant truths,” of at least equal validity to any other truths. Within the context of materialism, the idea that all truths are relative is an implicit endorsement of “the survival of the fittest,” “might makes right” and the rights of conquest.


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