The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember. – Harold Pinter who celebrates his 86th birthday today.
He also said:
There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.
One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.
It’s so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked.