They, the right-wing, are taking a page right out of the book 1984:
“This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs — to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct, nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest (overwritten), scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary. In no case would it have been possible, once the deed was done, to prove that any falsification had taken place.” (excerpted from “1984” by George Orwell)
Let our “true past” be the foundation that our future is based upon, that is the only way to avoid repeating the same, or making similar, mistakes.
“Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.” – Author Unknown