symbolic truth
The first truth is the symbol-word "Truth." The one spelled with a capital T.

It is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

It is a thin veil of semantics used as a shield against reason, often raised in the defense of some ideologic somethingism. It is the blind truth, faith undeniable, the operating system of all religions.

It is that which attempts to rise above a simple grouping of alpha-numeric code, to shine in some god-granted light. It is an abstraction of an event or concept beyond any physical or perceivable reality.

This is the sovereign truth of all official histories.

[one]© 1996 by Toby Braun