". . . 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, September 19, 2009

Pirate the Rapper

i'm a stick me pegleg up yo bunghole, mate
if you try to make off wiv me pieces of eight
i'm a steal yo beats cause it brings me joy
and then i'm gonna bugger me a cabin boy
i do whatever i wants to do
\i got a parrot on my shoulder thass smarter than you
you scurvy dog you wormy beef
i'd bite yo head off if i still had me teef
i say yo ho ho an a bottle of rum
make way, cause here i cum . . .

Yo!  It's Talk Like A Pirate Day. Ho!

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