". . . 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

Monday, June 8, 2009

Why Newspapers Are Despised & Not Bought

They give us this shyte instead of information about the economic and legal crises that are knocking USians to our knees every day. Oh yes the big corps like Halliburton are STILL doing biz as usual, while there are fewer jobs every day.

The NY Times reports from Witchita KS the terrible dilemmas of the men who are determined that women shall die. Wait a moment, while I cleanse from throwing up.

[ "This city of 358,000 people, once the focal point of protests because of four abortion clinics — most significantly Dr. Tiller’s, which provided rare late-term abortions — last week had no abortion facility open for business, no target in chief, no immediate reason for this network of anti-abortion forces to be based here.

“I don’t know what the future holds,” said Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue, one of the most well-known anti-abortion organizations. Seven years ago, Mr. Newman moved his organization’s national headquarters, its leaders and his family from Southern California to Wichita to focus a national spotlight on Dr. Tiller, whom he described as “the flagship” of the country’s abortion business." ]

[ "Although Operation Rescue worked for years to close down Dr. Tiller’s clinic, his death was never the outcome Mr. Newman wished for, he said. Of the man charged with killing Dr. Tiller, he tearfully said, “This idiot did more to damage the pro-life movement than you can imagine.” ]

[ "Mr. Newman had always hoped to close. Still, he said, if it closed now it would be no victory for Operation Rescue." ]

[ "Still, even some anti-abortion advocates wondered whether donations and interest levels might drop without the tangible presence of Dr. Tiller and his patients. There was backlash to face, too, they said. Some callers have been blaming the groups for the killing, a notion their leaders said was inevitable but absurd.

Scott P. Roeder, a Kansas City man charged with murder in Dr. Tiller’s death, was not a member of Operation Rescue or a contributor to it, Mr. Newman said. But the authorities found a slip of paper with the organization’s name in Mr. Roeder’s car when he was arrested, as well as the name of one of its leaders and her telephone number. He had also met Mr. Newman at least once.

“I have been racking my brain to see if there was something I could have done,” Mr. Newman said of Mr. Roeder." ]

[ “Good God, do not close this abortion clinic for this reason,” he said. “Every kook in the world will get some notion.” ]

Can you believe this insanity???????? & the Times is reporting their utterances with all due respect, as if they aren't criminals and are rational.

The story leads with a huge photograph of these people at Dr. Tiller's funeral, a circus of hate and violence, the same circus of hate and violence they've been running for over 30 years.

1 comment:

Foxessa said...

BTW, Roeder still issues threats, and his activity has officially been categorized as domestic terrorism by HS. Thus he should be interrogated right? With waterboarding, right?