Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Obama is not Usama!


no, he's not even a Muslim. of course now that I've planted that idea, you're associating our next president with a terrorist. oops, I did it again. I'm such a tool for HRC :)

more realistically, I'm thinking of comparisons of Obama with Jimmy Carter. both were good speakers promising the kind of change that only an outsider can do. seems to be a winning combination!

actually, to me personally, these matters are trifling. as a practicing phronimos, my concern is to do the appropriate thing in every situation I find myself. I didn't vote in the primary because I truthfully had more important things to attend. the old slogan "think globally, act locally" applies here.

speaking of the Clintons, what has been occupying my time lately is deep analytical studies in philosophy of the phenomenological, ontological, existential sort -- I'm reminded of when Bill discussed the meaning of 'is' as I've been learning Heideggerian (what is 'being') via podcasts by UC Berkeley philosophy prof Bert Dreyfus. I am again a student!

on that note, let me close with some key dialog from the wonderful flick "Across the Universe":


Dad: "Be serious, Max. What do you actually intend to do with your life?..."
Max: "...why isn't the issue here who I am?"
Uncle: "Because Maxwell, what you do defines who you are."
Max: "Who you are defines what you do."
Jude: "Surely, it's not what you do, but its the way that you do it."

think of this when Barack get's into his vision thing...

4 comments:

Doozie said...

I"m so tired I can't even think about politics...the other day my son says to me "hey mom what do you think about this obama guy for president?"

um...yeah son, I"m all over that

cooper said...

Philosophy has more often than not given me a headache, though I'm more of a Dennett, Foucault whore than anything else. I just can't pin it all down.

Acting locally is something people very seldom do these days but it won't solve our larger problem, the price of lettuce and gas.

;0

Peace

Jamie Dawn said...

You came by awhile back and left a comment on my Dumb & Dumber post. Thanks for dropping by!
I'm not an Obama fan or a Hillary fan or a McCain fan.
I would have preferred Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney, or even Rudy, but I will cast my vote for McCain when the time comes. I lean conservative, and John seems to be the most conservative of the pack... although not conservative enough for me.
Ho-hum.
As for your classic movie list a couple of posts ago...
Casablanca rules them all!!!

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