The only genuinely objective truth – absolute, unconditional, and eternal – is macrocosmic, universal, divine.
Though claimed throughout millennia of Western culture that truth is by definition objective, it is that culture that both defines that truth, and determines the extent of its relevance. The belief in the absolute objectivity of truth is the very submission that renders individuals, first, then entire populations, vulnerable to social and political power, oppression, tyranny. Truth in the sense of conceptual metaphor is identified relative to those systems, parties, individuals poised to benefit most fully from the creation of fear, or awe, reverential fear, that they elicit.
Most metaphors evolve with the natural progression of time; many, too, though, are imposed by people in power upon those inclined to submit – political, religious, and business leaders, and by their co-conspirators and collaborators in advertising, and the media. Beguiled by the myth of objectivism, wherein truth is always absolute, those who impose their metaphors of truth on the culture are granted by the acquiescence of the masses the right to interpret all that is to be considered true.
Destiny may not be coerced, cajoled, or counted on. However disruptive the influence and rule of despots, universal balance will be maintained in alignment with universal truth.
For man is a time only, when himself his flesh and spirit is, created and creator, suicidal resurrection; and in every time a wildness and a wiseness, worse than he is, and better— his comedies all vice, his tragedies all horror of vice, his truth a desperation of extremes.
And these the words ensuing.