". . . 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

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Governor Ship SP

Why dems and libs insist on finding this merely a cause of satisfied smug laughter is impossible to understand.

This woman was rallying the troops to kill Obama when last on the national stage full-time. Now there's nothing to stand between her and some her xtian fascist ambitions.

People surely laughed at silly Adolph back in the day. I know they laughed at RR, whose election let all these wyrms out from under their rocks.

She has a devoted following and in the next weeks and months and years she's going to gather a ever expanding cohort of devotees, dedicated to her because "She's just like me!" People like far too many of my relatives who are furious, outraged and miserable, and who love to tell everybody what to do and rail and rail and rail at those who don't love them the way they are entitled to be loved, adored and admired.

Go here.

As terrifying it is that the sp xtian fascist juggernaunt now has no obstacles to converting yet more devotees, it is also kind of fun, this prospect of sp and the limbo going head-to-head as to which of them actually is the head of the gop.

And here.

It was also fun this AM to read Gail Collins on the sinking of Governor Ship SP. I actually laughed out loud.

[ "Basically, the point was that Palin is quitting as governor because she’s not a quitter. Or a deceased salmon." ]


K. said...

Hmm. You're comparing her to people who had rhetorical and political skills and the ability to effect them at national level. She has displayed little of the first two and nothing of the latter.

Poltically, this will have the effect of reducing her cadre, not increasing it. She's done.

But, then, I'm writing this from the Irish coast, watching low tide and goldfinches feed while listening to Kitty Wells.

Foxessa said...

That garble she utters is exactly the garble people like my sister love hearing. They hear in it exactly what they want and expect to hear.

They all understood her well enough to know she was hinting that Obama should be killed.