". . . 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, June 17, 2011

Not the Flood, the Fire Next Time

"Fire's Manifest Destiny," or --

"How the West Was Lost."

By Chip Ward on

Apocalypse is now, here in the United States.

The cowboy movie gave way to Science Fiction, and today the west is an apocalyptic science-fiction disaster movie. Flames from Georgia to California.

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