". . . 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

Friday, October 4, 2013

Government Shut Down: Protesters Rally Outside City Hall Beaufort, SC

In the heart of Secessionlandia.  I mean, really.  As a local historian of Beaufort Country wrote in his book, South Carolina, lead by the South Carolina coastal elite planters had effectively seceded by 1850.

This should tell the frackin' House something.

But then, back in the day, it was only the very small number of slave power elite, led by the South Carolinian elite, centered in this region, who pushed through Secession in 1861.

Maxcy - Rhett House, a/k/a Secssion House, Beaufort South Carolina

We were there this spring.  I believe that there are so many government employees in the region, as with Virginia and Texas, just starting with the military, that a protest could take place there.

The states with congressional reps in the House most agin' Big Gummit, are the ones invariably with the most federal employment, spending and earnings, which include those Colorado dorks who refused to vote aid to Hurricane Sandy victims back last year, but demand federal money for this summer's flooding in Colorado.

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