One of the central concepts on which the ideas presented by Jean Baudrillard in ” precession of simulacra” (in Simulacra and Simulation, ). “The Precession of Simulacra” by Jean Baudrillard. Points of View and Perspectives. • To dissimulate is to pretend not to have what one has. To simulate is to. THE PRECESSION OF. SIMULACRA. Jean Baudrillard. The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth – it is the truth which conceals that there is none.

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“The Precession of Simulacra” by Jean Baudrillard – a summary – Midnight Media Musings…

Do they not want power because it would kind of be lame to be a Leftist with power? Like they really cared about the Tasaday. All of the shiny gadgets, the cotton candy, the teenagers in character suits posing with your children for pictures, they are all simply there to help lube up the social atmosphere that gives the park its fantasy power.

Why did such a difficult, long and batshit crazy war disappear overnight like it was being fucking managed by a wizard? The first order of simulacra is that siimulacra creates the real as distinguished from representation — the map, the novel and the painting are clearly an artificial representation of reality.

“The Precession of Simulacra” by Jean Baudrillard – a summary

The whole orgy of silliness inside is actually just a stupid, intentional maze that leads you back to where you started: Texas is the reason Nobody owns it or exercises it better than anybody else. In his essayBaudrillard argues for the idea that people no longer distinguish between reality and a constructed representation of reality or a simulacrum.


But this is stupid, because the idea of nuclear warfare only shows how dumb the media is as it tells us constantly about deterrence.

Views Read Edit View history. And all of their bitching about Franco ended up serving to actually sort of unite the very people that he oppressed against any kind of intervention by foreign nations. Ever heard that phrase before?

Baudrillard suggests that we are being coerced into believing the simulacra around baudrillxrd are real presumably by the ruling class together with our desire to believe.

People visiting the caves started to breathe too much, which started to ruin the artwork on the walls.

Deterrence is not a strategy. You park your car, you wait in a bunch of lines, then you leave feeling like an abandoned idiot. This ideology of a lived experience, of yanking corpses from their graves, of the complete fucking boringness of the real was the basis for the American reality TV series with the Loud family is Think back to the Tasaday tribe I told you about earlier—ethnology proved itself by expelling and killing its subject.

Try this shit on for size: Orpheus gets all the way back to the regular world and panics, turns around and looks at her, but she is like barely still in the underworld and disappears. And to keep us believing, power certainly loves to produce scandals that freak us out—I mean, what would we do without all of this dumb shit that makes us comfortable?


Talk about layers, baudrillrd

And you know what fucking comes next: The logic of today is the logic bzudrillard simulation, so facts or reason mean zero. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. And if it was money that gave us a sense of structure, of reality, it was also the first thing we ever invented that then totally fucking destroyed the idea of reality. Heat was such a fucking rad movie. Art critics do this every time they talk about virtually anything. And this was all that was at stake in the Precessipn War.

Simulacra and Simulation identifies three types of pecession and identifies each with a historical period:. Get a clue, Cloisters. Going to war is a means to destroy the elements of both sides that the other finds unsettling in a gross and violent attempt to domesticate their social relations.

O the end, the game of power comes down to nothing more than the obsession we all have with power—with its death, its survival, more and more as it disappears. Craig Wheat made this. We try to escape these deaths through an artificial revitalization of them.