Never take a stand in an area that the status-quo shut down long ago.
Every essay idea flows from something stuck in my craw. Usually a recent load of crap someone has deposited on the political scene. Some loads take me a while to push out. And there are so many large masses clogging up my system. Butt now relativism is on my (porcelain) radar screen. The relativism accusation is an endless paper roller of false-righteousness reproach. The punditry almost always misuses it.
Truth and morality are one thing, knowledge is another. Although truth and morals require knowledge of a type, recorded in some way, and-or passed along by word of mouth. Truth and morality have been sanctioned, and justified by men for nearly five millennia, often through patriarchal power, dominance, and violence.
The One (male) God of morality and truth came later, after men developed many gods, according to chronological historical evidence. Ironically the first civilization where a god was named and recorded, is the 23rd century BCE female god Inanna. In Sumerian times, women and men were seen as equals. Most of the Sumer gods were female. “In time, however, these goddesses lost status to male deities.” Of course they did. From that point on in ancient times many male minds went all piggy; their hungers voraciously, and exponentially expanding.
Truth and morality was overtaken by these men to make them absolute proprietors of both. Tradition and culture were confined to this gender paradigm. Tradition became truth. Culture became morality. Forever war became inevitable, since every strongman will want his way as well.
After god said Adam was the smartest, and best ever since god, and Adam took that as a compliment, Eve was immediately brought into being. God had realized too late the slacker brain that was inadvertently created from whole sloth (slôTH). Additionally, anyone who would blame Eve for the fall of Eden was obviously someone who had no personal responsibility. Adam, the lame, bully blamer of others.