A while back I wrote a post jokingly suggesting a political party organized around the concept of abjection -- the fear triggered by confrontation with the vagueness of boundary between self and other. (My favorite example is that of a severed hand -- a thing that was once somehow human and is now a mere object. Another example is the phrase "abject poverty" -- the state of being so poor that people with money stop seeing you as really human.) With the election year coming up I've been thinking about it again, and I was talking to my datemate about it today so I thought I'd link back to it: The Abjectionist Party