". . . 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 25, 2010


NFC championship game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota and will go to the Super Bowl!

If there's anything everyone in New Orleans agrees on, it's the Saints.


[And we all know I pay NO attention to football or most other sports at all. This says something.]

DO NOT MISS The New Orleans Saints tribute songs playlist! It is some fuckin' great NO music.

1 comment:

Foxessa said...

As spoken at the conclusion of the mass yesterday in St. Louis Cathedral, "We're all part of the Who Dat nation."

Dr. John for President! Who Dat be Yat, and Dr. John is Yat of Yat.

Or -- Fats Domino, coz then we know we gonna have lunch!

Love, C.