I want to take a moment at the outset of this piece to explain a little about what follows. Here, I am attempting to make a somewhat bold statement that, despite the prevailing ideology of relativism (to varying degrees) in the Western world, there is a reality that exists. That reality is that racism, classism, sexism, environmental destruction, imperialism, and social and economic other maladies are very real and very present in our world, in our communities, and in us. It is true that this is my worldview. I am putting forth a particular view of what reality is. Whether you agree with it or not, it is this worldview that dominates, or at least informs, the following essay.