Changing the past

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by snakey, Jul 23, 2022.

  1. snakey Registered Senior Member

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    hi

    i don't know who said this but there is a phrase: "whoever controls the past controls the future."

    what we do now becomes the past and is seen in the future.

    i think that is the meaning of the phrase.

    is changing what we do NOW (IN THE PAST)- thinking before we act-a way of changing the past and the future?
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    'Controlling the past' refers to those who (re)-write the history books.

    For example, some Americans are attempting to control the future by whitewashing uncomfortable historical events like slavery. There is a movement to rename it 'involuntary relocation' because 'slavery' is an ugly word.
     
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  5. BdS Registered Senior Member

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    Phrase upgrade v1.1
    Whoever controls the Past, with actions through the Present, controls the Future.

    Phrase upgrade v1.2
    Whoever controls the Past, with actions through the Present, controls the Future, of whatever is being controlled.

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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    1984
     
  8. O. W. Grant Registered Senior Member

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    Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia - a Film by Nicholas Wrathall


    -

    Martin Rittenhome (Martin Scorsese):
    What you have to understand is that
    the public has a very short memory.


    But corporations,
    they never forget.

    . . .

    But even the quiz shows'll be back.
    Why fix them? Think about it, will ya?


    You could do exactly the same thing
    by just making the questions easier.


    See, the audience didn't tune in
    to watch some amazing display
    of intellectual ability.


    They just wanted to watch
    the money.

    -

    Chairman:
    The networks?
    The pharmaceutical industry?


    Cosmetics?


    That's big game, son. You don't
    go huntin' in your underwear.


    Quiz Show (1994)

    http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/q/quiz-show-script-transcript.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2022

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