Here is another story that provides examples of two more claims I repeatedly make and try to get my reader to see, understand and accept as the reality in which we now live:
Writing on President Obama’s recently unveiled campaign slogan, one anonymous Wikipedia user contributed the following: “On April 30th, 2012 the Obama–Biden campaign announced the slogan ‘Forward.’”
“The name Forward has been frequently used as a name for influential leftwing newspapers and publications, denoting an urge for progress,” the entry added in a section titled “controversy.”
However, after the entry came under heavy criticism, the “controversy” section has been scrubbed:
This story represents:
A — An example of a story/information detrimental to this Administration being ‘scrubbed’ from the internet (this happens a lot with Van Jones and Steven Lerner).
B — The ‘Orwellian’ practice of revising the past to control the present. What was originally posted on Wiki was actually true, but it has been scrubbed. Since when does ‘erasing’ the truth represent ‘responsible’ behavior – especially for a supposedly ‘serious’ encyclopedia?
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.“
Naturally, there will be many who will refuse to see what is happening right in front of them, but then, these are the same people who so often ask “How could the Germans have fallen for Hitler.”