". . . 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

Monday, September 26, 2011

Live, Eye Witness Report From Zuccotti Park

One of the most interesting eye witnesses to this is a journalist friend who lives out of the country much of the time, and is fluent in several languages. She's also a musician so she hears as well as sees.

You can see what she says about Zucotti Park affairs here. The piece, about yesterday, up today, is titled "The People's Microphone."

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