". . . 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

Friday, January 22, 2010

Lwa Save Us

That stupid ignorant neocon Michelle Martin of national public rhetoric's Tell Me More had on the NPR house religious 'expert' to tell us about vodou.  The 'expert' seems not to have known that it is NOT voodoo.  For starters.

This is beyond disgusting. But it's part of the whole cloth out of which coverage of Haiti is cut.

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