". . . 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, November 1, 2012

&^^%$$#@@!$$$$$$ Bloomberg!!!!!!

Slagging off President Obama and the Head of FEMA -- "Go to New Jersey and represent the nation."

The humanitarian crisis in Chinatown is desperate.  And getting so everywhere in the Dark Zone.  I knew Ned shouldn't have booked those tickets home for Sunday.

e-mails are beginning to trickle in -- and it's awful, and getting worse, but nobody is bothering with us at all.

New Orleans knows all about a mayor who isn't helping.

Everyone is furious with the NY Times and other so-called news media, and particularly WNYC radio and Bloomberg -- who are both politicians and media.

1 comment:

Eleanor said...

The economics and finance blogger Yves Smith shares your concerns about lower Manhattan. She got hit by a cab yesterday and ended in an ER. The staff told her the hospital system was close to collapse. The hospitals are short staffed, which makes sense: low income New Yorkers (I seem to remember) tend to live way out and have huge commutes, which they can't make at the moment.

One of her readers asked why people are going to work, unless they have a job connected to health care, food, power, transportation...