". . . 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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Whorehouses Or Cultural Centers -- YOU Decide!

It's really too bad mayor mikey didn't respond this way.

Many thanks to amigo Citizen K's "Viva Las Vegas!"

Advisory #1:  Very witty
Advisory #2:  Lots of videos
Advisory #3:  K has lots of widgets and utilizes many videos on his blog, so it will load rather slowly.

One must wonder if the entire nation is so outraged at potential outrage committed upon honored dead by a building, why are they not equally outraged by the very real outrages committed upon the honored dead in Arlington Cemetery?


K. said...

Thanks! I should do something about those widgets.

Foxessa said...

Your entry was most droll!

And right on point!

Love, C.