Creative new ideas always have formidable enemies.
Book burning, for example, is a primitive and terrible art. It’s been going on since before Gutenberg set that first type into his revolutionary machine.
In Ray Bradbury’s incomparable Fahrenheit 451, we see a cautionary tale of censorship, power unchecked, and the capricious human heart. He imagined a horrific world where the great works of literature, theology, and philosophy had all but disappeared thanks to books being banned and burned en masse.
Outside of that totalitarian scenario, having obvious enemies can often work out well for ideas.