Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Theft of Memory (4)
The greatest asset of power lies in its reprimands to those who seek to unite themselves with the past. Contemporary democracy does not allow thought to flourish as a derivative of memory. It strives to separate the process of thinking from its roots, to annul reason and prohibit the masses from claiming the heritage of their ancestors. Democracy divests a revolution of its relation to the people by presenting the option of elections. In its ultimatum to any people who cling to language and history, democracy reminds its citizens of their vestige of rights - the compensation for reducing their memory to a vacuum.