". . . 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, July 19, 2016

Horror Movies

In the grand tradition of this nation since 1619 when it was just the Virginia Colony, these people steal from black people.  Or as -- I'm paraphrasing -- black twitter says, "Ya want something good ya steal it from a black person."

Just like the Turtles tell the thug to cease and desist using their "Happy Together," just like Queen telling the thug to not use "We Are the Champions," just like the lady who doesn't want to give up home so the thug can build a casino, the thug just takes it anyway.

And then -- then! the thug has the a$$hatne$$ to blame -- Hillary Clinton! When the First Lady worked on that 2008 speech the thug stole from with Hillary Clinton's speech writer.

Not to mention also stealing without attribution from black activist Marva Collins.

Then the rickroll.

This country is being scripted by Terry Southern, Stanley Kubrick (Magic Christian; Dr. Strangelove) and Gore Vidal (Myra Breckinridge).

Beyond disgusting.

Gads, the women involved with Michelle Obama's 2008 Dem Nom Convention speech, Hillary's speech writer, the First Lady herself, must feel the way the ghostbusting women felt when slimed.

But -- who we gonna call?

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