YOU TRACED ALL THE SINS TO THEIR ORIGINAL SOURCE.
The metaphysics of Origin. Greek Logos!
It all started with Plato you said.
Thereby committing blasphemy.
By throwing overboard
The entire western philosophical tradition
You committed a sacrilege.
You made the academia sit up
With your scathing attack on Eurocentric Thought.
It was not by accident that
You delivered the knock out punch in Algiers.
Vietnam was fighting
Mao had given a clarion cal for a cultural revolution.
Blacks were up in arms.
Women had started challenging male stereotypes.
Students were in revolt in Sorbonne and Nanterre.
And in Berkeley.
Che Guevara had set the entire continent on fire
With armed guerrilla struggle.
It was at this conjuncture that you delivered
The coup de grace.
Your no-holds-barred assault on
Rousseau, Levi Strauss, and Sasuarre
Had the intellectual world in turmoil.
Structure, Sign, and Play
In the Discourse in Human Sciences
Was a watershed moment in History.
It unravelled the entire gamut of
Your Intellectual propensities.
It challenged the logocentric assumptions,
The phallocentric implications,
And the ethnocentric underpinnings
Of European Thought.
Metaphysics as it was then known
Had to beat a retreat.
It was a path breaking demolition act.
You gave voice to the millions of
Down-trodden, suppressed masses.
He articulated their aspirations.
He assaulted the European edifice with
All couched in an esoteric Aesopian style.
He pleaded for sensing meaning
In crevices, gaps, traces.
You wrote from the margins
Of continental thought.
It was a veritable storm
That blew the Eurocentric Metaphysics away.