arma virumque cano (et alia)
Very funny, but true. The search for the golden age where the world was as it was when we were children. Also, we could say that the world was better since the people who suffered were not "us". SO, the forces of reaction want to return to what they believed the times were like since they saw them through the eyes of children. This is opposed to working at making the world better, which requires change.Change is frightening.Hence the desire for fundamentalist religion and simplistic solutions.