Monday, February 14, 2011

Symptoms of a Pure and Proper Nihilism

"...paralysis, insomnia, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, flattery (commission thereof and susceptibility thereto), cold sweats, anxiety, clammy hands, night terrors, panic attacks, lizard skin, psychic collapse, an interest in the cinema, the evil eye, narcissism, lying to oneself, lying to others about oneself, nausea, anhedonia, space madness, rheumatoid arthritis, enthrallment, fluency in the works of the following authors: Lucretius, Goethe, Nietzsche, Baudelaire, Lautréamont, Rimbaud, Poe, Strindberg, brainsnakes, Pessoa, Kafka, Bulgakov, Cioran, headaches, disintegration, nothing is important, sudden and intense identification with the spectacle of a People's liberation, together we are alone, the pounding, the pounding, fascination with one's own reflection combined with an incredulity in and indifference to one's material existence, enthusiasm for cured meats and bitters..."

- from the diary of 44th President of the United States of America Barack Obama, February 20, 2011

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