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the gorge has opened

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I was given a glimpse of its dark abyss today, when two school kids, 16 or 17, waved at me, puched the air with their fists, their faces soaked in excitement (Of what kind?) and shouted "Obama!".

What had they meant to say? And were they saying this to me? Why me? What has Obama turned me into?

Like the blog, this is new territory for me. The battle lines, the genre limitations are re-drawn, the rules of engagement totally new. I am conscious for the first time in many many years of my 'brown-ness'. For the first time in many many years, I do not know how to write, like Seamus Heaney, I must use my pen to do something and my body for purposes alien to me.

I revel in the delight of a Obamian America, but I am merely Niven, but it seems I am swept up by Obama, by the phenomenon, not the man.

A new species is being born, the Obama Man.


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Derrida disagrees with Heidegger's summation that the measure of a Philosopher's life is that he was born, he thought, and he dies. But in an interview admits, that in heidegger's words, he finds something oddly familiar. He is only prepared to give his interviewers the mere 'facts' about the way he met his wife Marguerite. Elsewhere, he argues that one revolts against the bizarre, but there are times that one accepts the bizarre. At the root of this contradiction, of turning away and desiring, is writing, not writing as we know it, taking pen to paper, but a primordial writing, an articulation, of stamping an impression, in order to leave a trace, to marry a heideggerian and Derridean motif in one fell swoop. It is the writinog of one's presence, a desiring to be and a interest in be-longing. I will continue this later.

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That's not just the best anwser. It's the bestest answer!

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