No civilization has ever saved everything; acknowledging that fact does not obviate the need to try and save as much as we can.
The technological means to produce an archive are not beyond our skills; sadly, right now at least, the will to do so is insufficient.
Let's hope that doesn't last forever.
I want to talk to you about hope. Hope -- the main thing in life.
Alas, this hope too has yet to be justified. Stability has come to look like stagnation. Society has stopped in its tracks. Although hope still lives.
It is not possible to reconcile oneself with the notion that people who call themselves patriots so tenaciously resist any change that impacts their feeding trough or ability to get away with anything.
I am not at all an ideal person, but I am a person with an idea. For me, as for anybody, it is hard to live in jail, and I do not want to die there.
But if I have to I will not hesitate. The things I believe in are worth dying for. I think I have proven this.
And you opponents? What do you believe in? That the bosses are always right? Do you believe in money? In the impunity of "the system"?