". . . 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

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Some People

Refuse to climb down from their self-imposed position on the cross of fail.

The same people don't ever learn to let go of the spade either.

No matter how many announcements they declaim that they've done so.

Nor do they depart via the open door no matter how often they say they have left and left forever.

Pathetic and ridiculous, yes. But worse, damaging others, close to them.


Foxessa said...

Day r not so gud.

I haz sighz.

I haz hate 2, for AIG an all ilks of them.

Love, C.

K. said...

There's a Tom Waits line: "Get down off the cross/We can use the wood."

Renegade Eye said...

I can't help but think Hugo Chavez could handle the AIG issue well.

I liked your Cuba post.

Foxessa said...

Hey K -- More than once I've posted comments on your entries and they've not shown up. This latest one not to show up is the one on your latest entry. Wonder what's up with that.

Love, C.

K. said...

I'm stumped. Your comment on Tuesday appeared, but nothing from yesterday or today. Blogger was down for maintenance yesterday evening -- maybe you got lost in cyberspace?

Foxessa said...

It has happened several times. Only on your site.


Love, C.