In George Orwell’s novel “1984,” the central governmental agency in his fictitious country of Oceania is the antonymic Ministry of Truth, a body charged with the duty of erasing actual history and then rewriting it to meet what was considered to be more acceptable ideological concepts. In America today, the same type of inane metaphorical thinking is also taking place, with the various departments in Orwell’s Ministry of Truth being replaced by groups such as the New York Time’s “1619 Project,” Black Lives Matter and the Southern Poverty Law Center, as well as by most of the county’s institutions of higher learning and much of the media. Such entities as these are, and have been for several decades, corroding the foundation of true American history and attempting to erase or alter what actually took place and replace it with what better suits their own phantasmagoric vision of what should have been and now must be. The same holds true with the material representations of historical figures and events.
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