LINES OF THE DAY

". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Dog Whistle Politics

Imagine both Hillary and Obama up against this gop Mighty Dirty Trix Machine through the south, Texas, the southwest and the west, which is jam-packed with those who see the Huckuck as just like them -- mean, greedy and proudly ignorant of anything not his own backyard (I have loads of relatives on both sides in those regions, and they are just like him, and evangelical to boot -uck).

From the Daily Kos:

[ An interesting discussion today on language used by Mike Huckabee in his campaign. He is fond of talking about "vertical" politics rather than "horizontal" politics. Josh Marshall brought this up over at Talking Points Memo, where he includes a video of this Huckabee answer on NBC's Meet the Press last January. ]

4 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

I'm more afraid of Obama. His top economic advisors believe high medical costs should be the driving force of the economy, and privatization of social security.

Foxessa said...

That's worth being afraid of -- and Hillary's not much different.

But the huckster is insane. His vision of turning the nation into a version of the Atwood dystopia, "The Handmaid's Tale," is just one part of it.

Love, C.

Graeme said...

Why would you have Chuck Norris stand right behind you give your winning speech?

Foxessa said...

Coz you're so weak you want a professional strong man pretender /actor to add volume to your own actor / pretender strong man politician role?

Love, C.