". . . 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

Monday, July 28, 2008

Grace Jones - Corporate Cannibal

Watch this amazing video here (wish the music were better, but the video -- wow).

A Blog Essay on the video is here.


Graeme said...

that video is sweet. I agree about the music, not so good.

Foxessa said...

Funny how some of us find the music lacking and other find it very cool.

Those of my friends who think that music is very cool aren't really very musically literate. I don't intend to be snarky or snooty about this, but I can't help but observe this.

Love, C.