Monday, May 30, 2022

google has gone full soviet;
YouTubers will no longer know about that hacked phone conversation, exposing how the US plotted to replace that country’s democratically elected government with a lot of technocrats and Nazis

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

​Once upon a time, it seemed to be the Soviets, and they alone, who did the sort of thing that Winston Smith does for a living at the Ministry of Truth—change the historical record, to maintain the Inner Party’s absolute “control” not only of the present but, especially, the future, as noted in the quote above. The Soviets’ routine manipulation of the photographic record—so as retroactively to “disappear” (today we would say “cancel”) no-longer-tolerable members of the Politburo—was demonstrated vividly in The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin’s Russia, a book by David King, published in more.........

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