For what it’s worth. It’s worth remembering, even if just to pity the present maleducated generation. Not that this means we should be more lenient, but you know…. Also, we should have seen this coming, as technology is making the “elites” of the past obsolete. Just one of those times of change, you know?
Hold on to the sides of the boat. The water is getting very rough.
“A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. ” ( George Orwell The Prevention of Literature, 1946)
“The really frightening thing about totalitarianism is not that it commits ‘atrocities’ but that it attacks the concept of objective truth; it claims to control the past as well as the future.” George Orwell (“As I Please,” column in Tribune, 4 February 1944).
“A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
“Keep your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark-” Robert A. Heinlein