“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
-George Orwell (1984)
The greatest fear known to post-modern man is the ever-threatening menace of the memory of the way the world once was.
And like all such fears there are those waiting to exploit it. Some of these choose to invoke the past to attack it in contrast to the moral fads of the moment while others simply re-write it to fulfill their fantasy of destroying the past altogether.
Yet there it stands like a grand unmovable monument symbolizing its’ own victory over the modern world.
Those who detest and attack the past do so for obvious reasons. Namely, that it is only in the past that we find solid footing upon which to stand with certainty in the present. And if there is one thing social engineers and change agents hate, it’s people standing upon the firm foundation of the past.
The present is ever fleeting.
The future is uncertain.
It is only in the past that we find our identity, our certainty and the peace of mind with which to go forward in our lives.