Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

"Me, I am for grandeur, I am for heroism."

I've had enough of "fighting against," of "deconstructing," of "surpassing," of "putting an end to," etc. My philosophy desires affirmation. I want to fight for; I want to know what I have for the Good and to put it to work. I refuse to be content with the "least evil." It is very fashionable right now to be modest, not to think big. Grandeur is considered a metaphysical evil. Me, I am for grandeur, I am for heroism. I am for the affirmation of the thought and the deed.

Today I tend to think of my embrace of Alain Badiou as something of a youthful philosophical error, but sometimes he still gets me square in the chest.