LINES OF THE DAY

". . . 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

Saturday, August 27, 2011

*Hurricane Irene* El V Video - Song Written Today

Go here for the YouTube premiere a half hour after el V wrote "Hurricane Irene."

3 comments:

T. Clear said...

I LOVE this!!!

Completely delighted here in no-storm-land.

(And this is completely a non-sequitor, but the line "some of us are sixty and some of us sixteen" reminded me of buying tickets to go to the top of the Arc de Triomphe with my son Nelson. I've never been good with French numbers, and when the ticket seller asked me how old my son was, I accidentally said sixty (soixante) instead of sixteen (seize). Lots of hilarity ensued!)

Foxessa said...

Innertoobes connection extremely disrupted, but yes. As you see we lucked out, and some of that is due to, to be honest, and I am honest, the planning put in place by Bloomberg and Co. That it wasn't the worst case scenario for NYC was the fortune of nature, but treating it with the respect that worst case needs, was right. For one thing Bloomberg co-ordinated perfectly with the governor and Obama's offices, to have State of Emergency declared two days before the storm was to arrive, which is just barely the time it takes, as the experience now confirms, to evacuate all the people from hospitals, nursing homes and such institutions in the zone A flood zone. This seems to be the case in New Jersey too -- and I sure don't like that governor. But these are the lesson of Katrina, in a city that was dysfunctional in all respect before the flood, and with the flood, fully collapsed.

Of course we're not in the same geologic and geographical situations as New Orleans either.

So this was more of a dress rehearsal for the Big Bullet? I'm glad we had it, and have managers and administrators who are doing what they are supposed to, and know what they are doing!

Love, C.

Foxessa said...

Innertoobes connection extremely disrupted, but yes. As you see we lucked out, and some of that is due to, to be honest, and I am honest, the planning put in place by Bloomberg and Co. That it wasn't the worst case scenario for NYC was the fortune of nature, but treating it with the respect that worst case needs, was right. For one thing Bloomberg co-ordinated perfectly with the governor and Obama's offices, to have State of Emergency declared two days before the storm was to arrive, which is just barely the time it takes, as the experience now confirms, to evacuate all the people from hospitals, nursing homes and such institutions in the zone A flood zone. This seems to be the case in New Jersey too -- and I sure don't like that governor. But these are the lesson of Katrina, in a city that was dysfunctional in all respect before the flood, and with the flood, fully collapsed.

Of course we're not in the same geologic and geographical situations as New Orleans either.

So this was more of a dress rehearsal for the Big Bullet? I'm glad we had it, and have managers and administrators who are doing what they are supposed to, and know what they are doing!

Love, C.