". . . 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, May 26, 2009

Embarrassed Up To My Gringo Roots

Listening to the NPR dorks pronouncing Judge Sotomayor's name. I blush and I cringe.

Even worse is that they are giving all this time to grassley, blowing wind about her demerits. Blech. What an a$$hole.

She's no leftist, by any means. She's not even particularly pro-choice, though she seems to have some sympathy, at least, for gay, lesbian, transgendered rights.

She is very intelligent, she KNOWs law, has enormous active, working experience in jurisprudence. She's a working judge. She has more judicial AND law practice experience than all of the rest of the SCOTUS put together. She'd be the first WORKING lawyer - judge with the Supremes in a very long time.

The rightwingnutz radio dorkdongs are naturally pronouncing her name as 'sodomizer,' since these whackjobs are obsessed with the practice.

Here is the full text of her Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial Lecture in 2001, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, that has given the rightwingthugz such a heart condition.


K. said...

Wait until you read this.

It's just not that difficult to pronounce Hispanic names.

Foxessa said...

Anything else is just too much of a joke, er bother, for busy important essential, exceptional, speshul US.

Love, C.

Foxessa said...

In the last 48 hours NPR has at least mostly gotten her name correctly. It didn't take that long with Blagojevich's name ....

Love, C.