H/T Godfather Politics for this article, after an alert reader noticed that the Wiki Piece linking the New Obama campaign slogan “FORWARD” with a history of Socialism was suddenly marked for deletion! Apparently, The One is very sensitive about people getting the wrong idea concerning his shiny new slogan, and having its sordid history exposed. On April 30th, Washington Times, your humble Grokster, and “Godfather” Gary DeMar linked the Wikipedia article “Forward (generic name of socialist publications)”, and by May 1st, it was marked for deletion. (PDF saved here) Hmmmm. Was it inaccurate? Libellous? No – it traced the enchantment of socialists throughout history with the notion of Progress, or Forward motion (because looking back at their achievements can be a disturbing exercise for socialists).
[UPDATE] WikiPedia has a nice definition of Memory Hole, which we’ve also saved as PDF, just in case…
In his novel, 1984, George Orwell warned us of the smothering effects of an all-powerful and overbearing government, which controlled all aspects of its subjects’ lives, even to the point of telling them what to think and rewriting history to ensure that the government’s track record was one of infallibility. The iconic figure of Big Brother, in the form of universal surveilance, made independent thought and action nearly impossible. So, will you follow Big Brother and the Truth Team FORWARD into the abyss, or will you heed Orwell’s warning? Hmmm…..
Our Founders warned that we have “A Republic, if you can keep it”, De Toqueville warned about soft despotism gradually overwhelming our freedoms, Orwell warned us about losing the freedom to think and say what we believe, and now, before your very eyes, an attempt is being made to rewrite history so that it will be harder for you to research the roots of Obama’s Socialist Slogan. So, are the editors at Wikipedia merely “Useful Idiots”, or are they tools of tyranny? We research, you decide. Wake up Sheeple! Let us not relive the horrors of 20th century socialism here in America!