“The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.”
Over the past several months, the “memory hole” has been a topic which has been visited more than once in these pages.
Actually, the topic has been the “recent rapid expansion of the memory hole.”
What is the memory hole?
A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened.
Writer George Orwell coined the term “memory hole” and wrote about it in his dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the novel, the job of altering the past in order to keep control of the future and present was the job of the Ministry of Truth.
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