Most of history would make more sense if we went backwards. generally peaking back is a direction that has more constants in it than forwards. But even without those the general tenure of going back takes us into a place where we can accept ignorance because people did not have access to knowledge and the battles seemed to be well defined: women’s rights, end to slavery, children’s rights, animal rights… none of these are arguable.
Today we have the spectacle of human rights that are not human rights, they are citizen’s rights. Today the metropolis comes with a series of demands we have never seen before. For in the city and with modern medicine people live who years ago would have died before they ever found a voice.
And when one voice is found, every voice is found. And every voice must be heard. The cacophony is too much for people who still have to understand how knowledge works. So they look backwards. To simple demands.
And become fascist.