". . . 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

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Murdoch Closing News Of the World Meaningless

He loses nothing, not even financially.  Though the little people who cleaned and did the drudge work will lose their jobs.  They are being thrown under the bus in a gesture that is of no, none, nada, not an iota of significance to Murdoch, his wealth or his power.

The only meaningful action would be to take him to court for several counts of criminal behavior from destroying evidence, interfering in a police investigation into kidnapping and murder, and a few other items, then making him pay huge weregild, forcing him to divest the rest of his papers and media empire, AND put in him prison for the rest of his life.

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