". . . 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 16, 2011

The GOPPERS' Sexist about the Girl Who Just Wanna Be POTUS?

Laura Clawson writes:
"Voices of Beltway conventional wisdom like Chris Cillizza are acknowledging that Michele Bachmann is a top-tier candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. But Bachmann's official welcome into the top tier (where she's actually been for a while now) is accompanied by a frantic search for her undoing. The Republican establishment is afraid of her and Beltway CW hacks like Cillizza feel they'd look biased or unprofessional if they called out the craziness of a top-tier Republican presidential candidate, but they really do think she's crazy. (Unlike equally crazy but more presidential-looking penis-having candidates like Rick Perry, who's receiving quite the honeymoon from the pundits.)"
And for your penis Iowa corndog photos go here. You will point fingers and laugh, and those at whom you laugh have fought hard for it so you need not feel any guilt! I really wanna re-write "Follow That Dream" now -- "No action too humiliating, no fear of being a fool, etc. until you find that vote, etc. "

The perfect metaphor for the whole sorry process.

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