". . . 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, January 18, 2010

Homeless Haitians to Get Housed In

Guantánamo? Note the connection of this with ICE and other security apparatus.

One wonders if any of those proposing this recalls that Haitians were incarcerated in Guantánamo, not that long ago -- for the crime of being HIV positive.

Incidentally KBR is deeply interested in the need to build more detention centers to keep Haitians out of the U.S., or hold them when they get here.  That's a lot of fed dollar$ HeeHaw!


Anonymous said...

KBR hasn't been keeping up ? Do they know their dark lord was wheeled into a cave on Jan 20, 2009 ?

Anonymous said...

Does KBR now have to actually bid competitively on contracts or are we still handing over billions to the dark lord's front companies ? I wish they'd build a camp for themselves and Blackwater then rape, pillage and lie until they're all gone.

Foxessa said...

If you click on the link and read you'll know as much as anyone. I don't know if there has been any real reform in terms of no-bid federal contracts. It's another thing that hasn't been gotten around to, I believe. They seem to think so.

As for darthvader out of commission -- well, anything but. He pulled off the greatest heist in the history of the world and has the power of that weatlth, power beyond the imagination of the rest of us.

As of today, the SCOTUS gave him even more power to that beyond-imagining wealth.

Love, C.