Too much?

I wrote this tonight. We’ll see if this sticks in once I’m off the Vicadin. Here, I’m taking up the oft-found “transcendent event” as Other:

To use another analogy borrowed from the messianism one finds often on the contemporary Continental scene, perhaps the point is less to think the event in terms of the purity of a virgin birth transcending a fallen past than to think the event as that which is a bastard thing, a return of a strange admixture of the past that nevertheless immanentally provides for change, however impure it may be. In this way, I’ll be led less to the “evental discipline” called upon by Badiou than a certain promiscuity that political strategy, if it is free of structural determinism, must engender. We must risk prostituting ourselves to the dominant ideology, or we risk nothing.