Tina Turner asked in song "So, what do we do with our lives?"
It is true, each human being comes and goes by birth and by death and most of us only leave a mark in the annals of governmental records where no life story shines like a light, they are all deposited in the darkness of files.
There is no "we", there is only an individual life and for that individual on this Planet at this time, that individual is "the last generation" because once that life, is gone, it's gone from here, forever.
But some human beings think that they can live on in pyramids and statues on plinths, or even portraits on canvas hung in galleries, until one day, a mob comes along and raids your pyramid; topples your statue and removes your portrait from the wall. Of course the human being that the pyramid; statue and portrait is supposed to memorialize won't know about that, because that person is already dead.
It's not just Elvis who leaves the building, it is his entire audience, and not just that audience but all audiences and all of the so-called 'idols'.
Tina asked in song: "Is it all or nothing?"
The answer is that each person comes and goes.
It is not a choice.
It is a fact of life and death.
You have no choice of whether to live forever, or die as a human being.
You will die as a human being.
But everyone does have a choice about whether to tell the truth or whether to lie. Whether to admit that which "is" or whether to invent a yesterday that never was.
We decided to tell the truth, to the extent that we can uncover the truth buried under lies about the past.
We are topping the past, a past which is built upon a yesterday that never happened.
In doing so, pretenders memorialized in stone and on canvas by one generation of terminal human beings, are then shown up to be what they were not you see, by another generation of human beings.
In the end there are only words.
Words that tell the known truth, or words that lie about the known truth.
Ignorance comes from a decision of whether to admit that which is true, or to lie about that which is true by repeating that which is not true.
Learning is not lie, it is a task in itself, because it requires an open mind and a decision about whether to learn by discovery that which is true, or to incorporate that which is not true.
The individual who tries to hide in a mob of individuals chanting that which is not true, only deceives themselves, because the truth remains a fact, while the lie remains a fiction.
Finding that truth has taken us down a long and winding road of discovery which has revealed that the yesterday as believed in by the mob, never happened.
Thank you for joining us in our quest in toppling the past to restore the truth, which of course should be the quest of each and every human being alive today.
Thanks too go to those who put elements of our story into song: Tina, Elvis, Freddie, Barry and Paul.
Our next precursory chapter will appear here tomorrow.