". . . 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

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Before Midnight

He conceded.

Cell phone, land line, even text messages, plus e-mail of ecstatic messages from our AfAm friends.

So, OK, why did it take this dayemed long!

Why can't I be partying with our friends, dancing? Coz I'm so dayemed sick. WHY?

I have not forgotten he's a corporatisto, but he's also a good guy.

That's the advantage of being so young and so new -- he hasn't sold his soul yet.

He's got lots of time.

In the meantime -- Hooray!

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