". . . 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, October 8, 2013

Andrew Jackson - Boehner, Calhoun and James Buchanan

By now, Andrew Jackson would have hung Boehner.

You know it.

President Jackson's Proclamation Regarding Nullification, December 10, 1832

We cannot help but notice too, that like James Buchanan and his slave power cronies in D.C., these neo cons are doing everything to leave the federal treasury empty.  Buchanan and Co. succeeded (as well as seceded) in stealing and draining away everything including the petty cash and what was nailed down.  These bozos are doing the same.

1 comment:

Foxessa said...

From Elsewhere an amigo replied:

"Now there was a unity executive!"

To which I responded:

"Complete idiot demagogue, but by golly, the US Is Us or frack you all.

He was evil, but he was our evil, the perfect personification of who we were then and have dreamed us being ever since. He believed in small ‘d’ democracy – at least for his kind, i.e. the Jacksonian Democracy – and the Union of the United States.

Horrible. But, he wouldn't have let these dorks get away with this bs.

So we all do know what's coming, right?



That's what this crooked, corrupt, ignorant faction wants. They want the end of the United States as we have known it. Do not say, “Let them go, then, we’re better off without them. Do not fantasize they will secede and not go to military war to make us them.

Anyone poor is now in their minds in the order of god's order to be slaves.

Not a new idea at all for them, as the ideas were broadcast far and wide by the most powerful and wealthy of the secessionists – “Enslave ‘em all.” In his argument for enslaving anyone no matter what tone of skin, who is not wealthy and powerful, is that women are already slaves. “Our wives are our slaves,” he says, “but we are not slaves to them.”

In response to amiga's remark in response to the above:

"This is one of the reasons we are so deep in our national history – attempting to discover the roots of what has been going on in this country since Reagan was the front by which the corporate, plutocratic elite declared war on the rest of us (though it really began with Nixon). This has all been as much planned as was secession and Civil War, and for so many of the same reasons. No not the preservation and expansion of slavery per se, but the the conviction that the top 1% is entitled to privileged inequality. Everyone else is unworthy of any consideration, any say, any agency at all in how things are run, are done, and accumulated. Think of it this way. You may consider yourself a protagonist, as are the narrators of our body of slave narratives. The rules of rhetoric then demand for a protagonist and antagonist. However, when you are enslaved, your antagonist is not merely your ‘owner’ but the entire system which is constructed to keep you from agency of any kind in the operation of your life. The entire system is constructed to make war on you. It has ever been thus for women, and as we see, women are the weakest links in a world of equality for all, when comes to making class war, as our agency within any system: religious, legal, economic, has been the most recent agency achieved by any group."

Love, c.