". . . 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, March 30, 2020

This Is Why There Are So Few William Gibson

     . . . . This is the difference between third rate sf/f writers and a Bill Gibson. Neither Bill nor, say, would a Jack Womack, have ever said anything this callous, this ignorant and this stupid, and certainly not in public for publication, much less brag about bringing the virus to a place where, so far, it isn't.

Man, even in these times these hacks couldn't resist the idea of promoting ME ME ME ME ME. 

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