From the Wikipedia page on Winston Smith:
Winston Smith works as a clerk in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth, where his job is to rewrite historical documents so they match the constantly changing current party line. This involves revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs—mostly to remove "unpersons," people who have fallen foul of the party.
Removing "unpersons" ...like Thomas James Ball?
Anyone reading my blog, no doubt already knows the sad and maddening story of this man who could no longer take being treated like a slave by the Family Court system and burned himself to death.
You all know that his story has largely been ignored by the mainstream, corporate media...after all, the details of the story and his last will and statement don't jibe with the overriding narrative of the huge problem of "deadbeat dads" and the law enforcement and courts that have been created to deal with this "problem."
I personally did not bother posting about this event when it first hit the headlines in the alternative online media and the manosphere.
Reading his last statement Mr. Ball mailed to the press was a bit painful to read for myself. In many ways, it resembles the situation of my long time high school buddy who killed himself last November. Kids alienated by a vindictive ex, crushing child support obligations and official sanctions despite unemployment...desperation...finally suicide.
We live under a system for which men are chewed up and spit out...and it actively seeks to conceal the truth about this system and the horrible toll it extracts from mankind to prop up the status quo.
Which is exactly why we have some person going by the handle "Master of Puppets" doing Winston Smith's job for Wikipedia.
Re-writing history to suit the ruling party's meta-narrative.
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever
To paraphrase Mr. Orwell...
If you want a picture of the present, imagine a man setting himself on fire because he could no longer stand being oppressed by society - and nobody cared.