The Past and the Future

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Truth is always truth, but rewritten by Authors of history who shade the past to control the truth that the adage, “who controls the past controls the future” may indeed have the advantage in the present.

George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four illustrates this very idea, that this is the secret of power. Control peoples thinking about the past then who controls the present controls the future.

The past is gone, but the future is defined by the past, and by those who teach and distort what really happened. When people in new generations see the past distorted, it begins to change society toward a more liberal attitude.

The truth of ages gone by is now old fashioned ideas and what was truth is changed and reality disappears. The old axiom, “we learn from history,” has no meaning because history has been changed from what actually happened.

Schools, both primary and secondary, are now teaching distorted history. History is history and no one should have the right to change it to good or bad. Let truth be told no matter how it happened.

The idea is that this society thinks and believes that what is taught in schools, colleges or illustrated on television, becomes truth. The older generations know better because many of them lived and experienced much of that history.

Our society is now trying to force older people into a position of senility If you are old you don’t remember what really happened and soon all old people will be senile so they need help, not listening to.

The revamped versions of history are rewritten and make it seem our present government has always been right, that it is infallible and correct in unfolding of past and present events.

That past generation didn’t know how to gain peace and that history tells us to change because it didn’t work. Countries once enemies to America have always been willing to be our friends. Those we believed to be our enemies, we can now trust them, and obtain peace by a nuclear treaty.

Will history may be rewritten to say that the Iran Treaty was a great political event that brought peace to the world. But the truth might be, it was the event that eliminated the world of Christians and Jews.

Robert D. Ashford was a Marine during the cold war and is now retired, after 50 years of construction management. He is a keen genealogist and loves humor. He watches the political horizons and likes to write commentary on what’s next.