Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Opening post

"In the satyagraha" is a reference to Heidegger's formulation that Dasein (people) is (are) "in the truth". Both refreshing and nearly useless (truth for whom? under what conditions? doesn't a KKK member in the south in 1930 have a conscience?), this references is meant to activate something like Heidegger while activating as the term/sense satyagraha, the hybrid term coined by Gandhi and supporters in the South African period. For me, however, these touchpoints are points of continual reference, departure, difficulty, complexity.