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Erasing History

First it was our founding fathers who were canceled. Then it was civil war figures. Now it is scientists being canceled for things they did more than 60 years ago.

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.

George Orwell, 1984

4 replies on “Erasing History”

The erasists. Burning it all down better in the Great Leap Zimbabwe.
Forward! Yes we can!

I wouldn’t have named it the Webb in the first place.

But that’s mostly because I would rather have seen a space telescope named after an astronomer or astrophysicist (e.g. Hubble) rather than an administrator … no matter how good, bad or famous.

Basically, I’m with Boris. It should be named after an astronomer and preferably one who was important in developing infrared astronomy.

It’s just that with everything else going on in society, it’s getting to be that if something p**ses off the LGBQWERTY community, I’m in favor of it.

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