". . . 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

Monday, September 4, 2017

Male Blockheads To Gender Flip the Script of Lord of the Flies

     . . . . People have rightly been snarking the idiotic idea some Hollywood GUYS have announced to the world, that they wish to remake Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies, into yet another film, Why is theirs so special? Theirs is going to be all mostly naked girls instead of all mostly naked boys on an island without grups. 

Themyscira, where girls eat well, without killing each other.

Come on guys! Surely you know this has just been done, within these summer months even?  Fellas, I hate to break it to ya, but remember where Wonder Woman Diana and her all lady fam live, on that island of Themyscira, without any males?  

Silly me! O of course you don't remember, -- even though it was the only summer action comics blockbuster (or any of the tentpole blockbusters for that matter), to actually make a profit and be a blockbuster.  Coz it was a woman director and action protagonist.

There really is No End to male arrogance, ignorance and blockheadedness in entertainment and media --  And Elsewheres, for that matter, ya, D.C. we are lookin' atchu.

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