Narratives vs. Truth: discussion on epistemology from BAsics 5pm Sun 1-28-18

For humanity to advance beyond a state in which "might makes right"-and where things ultimately come down to raw power relations-will require, as a fundamental element in this advance, an approach to understanding things (an epistemology)

which recognizes that reality and truth are objective and do not vary in accordance with, nor depend on, different "narratives" and how much "authority" an idea (or "narrative") may have behind it, or how much power and force can be wielded on behalf of any particular idea or "narrative," at any given point.
                                                                                  - Bob Avakian, BAsics 4:10