And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered.In 2008 NPR printed that Senator Barry Hussein Obama was born in Kenyan Africa. In 2010 NPR is scrubbing history straight out of George Orwell’s 1984. (see article)
Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. ‘Reality control’, they called it: in Newspeak,‘doublethink’.—George Orwell, 1984
They weren’t the only ones. So did the Nigerian Observer and this other unnamed news source reported the same account in 2008.
NPR refuses to tell just what documentation or evidence provided the reason for the change.
As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any particular number of ‘The Times’ had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in its stead.
This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs—to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance.
Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct, nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record.
All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary. In no case would it have been possible, once the deed was done, to prove that any falsification had taken place.—George Orwell, 1984
This kind of Overt Orwellian ‘bring the past up to date’ scraping clean history and reinscribing it to serve Barry Hussein Soetoro is a willful suspension of disbelief in order to uphold an ideological based deception over the American people.
George Orwell warned about the methodology that Fascist would use to oppress and enslave people way back in 1949. Yes fifty-one years later but nevertheless changing history is what is happening in order to prop up this questionable administration.