". . . 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, October 20, 2011

Washing Out One's Mouth

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Dr. Robert Farris Thompson in conversation with Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims

So many old friends will be there!  Before, during and after!
Every event that features Bob is wonderful.
This will help take out some of the ugly taste in my mouth from this:

Proving once again that the message is even if you have a job, you protest your masters in any damned way outside of work and you too join the ranks of the jobless.
And this:
As soon as the Department of Homeland Security was floated by cheneybushroveetal. we knew it was about controlling U.S. citizens who live inside the 'homeland' not about threats from outside. And this dramatizes it. Further, it dramatizes that Obama and the dems never rescinded or modified either, yet they wish to co-opt the Occupy movement for their political gain.

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