". . . 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, June 30, 2009

It Took Only Seven Months

For Coleman to conced the election to Al Franken.

If the Minnesota (r) gov will actually deign to confirm then, Franken (d), he might just manage to enter the Senate by the time it like all of D.C. goes on a 6 week -- or is it 8 weeks? -- vacation, like they always do.

During which a catastrophe will take place, and nobody's working.

This nation is just f&cked.

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