". . . 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

Sunday, January 15, 2012

When Corporations Are People ... Meet Serial Killer, Mitt the Ripper!

Watch this video from the Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC, released Jan. 14, 2012.

A friend speculated last week, "If personhood begins at conception, does a corporation become a person when the first idea is scrawled on the cocktail napkin."

So, is Colbert executing intellectual property theft? It's a long, windy, twisty, sticky road we travel when embarking on this personhood begins even before conception!

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