". . . 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, June 4, 2009

Tiller - Terrorism

You can see it here.


K. said...

The "progression" of the conservative response to Dr. Tiller's assassination:

1. We deplore this terrible taking of life and trust that the left will not exploit it for political purposes.

2. We deplore this taking of all human life, even that of an abortionist. And just watch: The left will exploit this for political purposes.

3. "Evidence" suggests that Tiller performed illegal and unsafe abortions, despite his acquittal by a Kansas court.

4. Tiller was a baby killer who specialized in late-term abortions and who committed tens of thousands of them. Whatever you say about his murder, he won't be murdering innocent life any more.

5. The elimination of Tiller the Killer was justifiable homicide, but we played no role in creating the climate that led to it.

Foxessa said...

btw, K -- have you received Vaquero's list send for today?

You are on that list, right?

Love, C

K. said...

Definitely! The pictures are fantastic. I took the liberty of forwarding them to my brother and a few friends who admire his work.

Foxessa said...

I was pretty sure you were.

I thought that was a particularly interesting one concerning NO.

Even more interesting things happened, but they can't be talked of yet, in case they don't come to actual fulfillment, which can always be the case, and never more so than in these bad times.

Oh, well.