Saturday, January 24, 2009
From Flickr Photo Share
"I progress so that I may return.": Barack Obama takes us back to the future. It was Nietzsche who said that one must go back , must regress and descend before the ascension and the en avant, the forward march could begin: "retrograde, but not retarded". America is in this retrogression to the future; "both ascension and decline appear at the great historical moment and owe their origins to the same causes." . As the song played at the Inaugural Ball for the first dance - "At Last My Love Has Come Along" - Obama "gave the world assurance of a man" : and every Democrat heart must have sang, knowing in that moment that Barack is the beloved. Shepherd Fairey's poster says all I have just spoken here, with out words: His images say exactly what I have set forth.