George Orwell wrote in his dystopian novel 1984:
"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 ...
Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right."
Called "deconstruction" or "cancel culture," George Orwell described the process where "The Party" falsifies or erases the nation's past to alter the trajectory of the nation's future:
"Those who control the past control the future, and those who control the present control the past."
Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall described this:
"Along with our higher education came a debunking contest ... a sort of national sport ...
It was smarter to revile than to revere ... more fashionable to depreciate than to appreciate ...
Debunking is ... a sign of decaying foundations."
The book, A People's History of the United States (1980), written by socialist author Howard Zinn, is of this debunking genre.
In a revealing turnabout, author Mary Grabar wrote Debunking Howard Zinn in 2019.
Deconstruction, involves is a type of gene-replacement therapy for a culture, selectively re-editing or ridiculing past individuals or events in order to advance a future political agenda.
Karl Marx is attributed with stating:
"The first battlefield is history rewriting" and "Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded."
Zhou Enlai was the first Premier of the communist People's Republic of China, who orchestrated Mao Zedong killing an estimated 20 million.
Zhou Enlai stated:
"One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory."
President Donald J. Trump stated, July 3, 2020:
"Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.
Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials ...
One of their political weapons is 'Cancel Culture' — driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees.
This is the very definition of totalitarianism, and it is completely alien to our culture and our values, and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America ..."
Karl Marx is attributed with ...