SO what about the "TRUTH" as it applies to a common culture? The last 150 years of America's history is one of coming to grips with our
cultural identity. Our first identity was one of white males and virtuous values. Slowly, women gained greater prominence. Racial minorities have been added to the definition. Smokers have gone from receiving high reverence
in our society to becoming social outcasts. Puritan values have given way to promiscuous ones. So we define our cultural identity by those personal behaviors we deem acceptable and unacceptable, and by the racial make-up of our
population. What is truth as it relates to the totality of human interrelationships? Isn't "societal truth" that set of things that we as a group all believe in and revere as right, correct and good for us as a group? Things like
honesty and integrity.