Cancel Culture & George Orwell

Dear Editor:

As tearing down monuments and statues, rewriting history and changing names of buildings named after historic figures, critical race theory, NY Times project 1619 continues under the growing cancel culture, it reminds me of George Orwell who said “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.”

His vision of 1984 may soon become today’s reality.

Larry Penner