Ed. Note: The following Op-Ed is an excerpt from “Socialism: The Real History from Plato to the Present” by William J. Federer, reprinted by permission of the author.
“Deconstruction” is a tactic used by socialists in taking over countries.
This is where a country’s past heroes are portrayed in a negative light so that people emotionally detach from them and their values. Then there is a period of disillusionment and searching. Finally, there is the introduction of rewritten history with socialist values.
Dystopian writer George Orwell explained in “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. 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. I know, of course, that the past is falsified, but it would never be