". . . 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

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Nothing would post all day yesterday.  Is today different?


K. said...

Today is different. Which doesn't mean that tomorrow won't be the same.

WV: oxnjuda. Not sure about the import, but it sounds vaguely Biblical/

Foxessa said...

That is mysterious ....

You must be so very busy now!

I'm in Windows 7 laptop wireless non-connectivity hell.

It just quit connecting Monday. I can't do anything to get it back. Don't know what to do.

At least ye olde XP pro desktop keeps plugging along. I hope when we get back to C'town, this connectivity problem gets resolved because if not, I'm f*cked.

Love, C.