Sunday, September 23, 2007

Leaning Towards

The day's business appears logged with the baggage of Blackwater and Burma. Finding traction I can only hope to approach the rare slate of multiple responses to what amounted to a sidelong thought about authority, agency and the ability to remain flexible within.

Coming clean, Hannah Arendt remains my chief architect per understanding of the Dark Times. The recent acquisitions of the Kershaw, Fest and Hohne tomes will likely nuance my opinions. I do believe that a peculiar conflation of the traditions of anti-Semitism, imperialism and the death rattle of Nietzsche's God allowed the preconditions for all such Solutions.

By similar tokens, I think that the novelist Harry Mullisch's attempts to confront this anomaly of excess in his novel Siegfried discovers the same blind alley as that geriatric windbag Norman Mailer. There remain myriad ways to pose the merits and meaning of the autobahn, the ascendancy of medical hysteria and the lethal collision of technology and volition. One surveys Heidegger's idea of the mass production of corpses and what is left to utter?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Giraffe Woman said...

Would it have anything to do with Elaine "McConnell" Chow being from Burma descent?

It all smells a bit fishy to me; Laura Dubya may have said - can we try and get THIS done for Elaine while we are still in office?

7:26 PM  
Blogger jon faith said...

The fourth bridge to Louisville may not involve Sir Alec Guinness.

I have thought of going kosher as I review middlebrow literature.

11:18 PM  

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