On Levi's blog:
"If I am made what I am by my history — my past relations — is it still accurate to say that I am ‘independent’ of my relations? Clearly we are running up against different meanings of the word ‘independent.’ I would still BE without these relations but I wouldn’t be what I AM without them."
Ah well yes--that's the whole thing you see. OOO precisely doesn't think you are reducible to your history.
In my terms what you are is your to-come, your futurality. How you appear is your history. There is a profound rift between them.