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

Their culture is so fucking banal and insular that their very existence, which claims to be a radical challenge to uptight cultural ideals in larger society, only serves to remind us how insignificant their music, drugs, and opinions really are. Historical revolution can suck a dick. Another interesting thing to think about is that Disneyland is not the only ridiculous fake world in the Los Angeles area. It is actually a full-blown challenge to rational society and should be treated as such.

In Greek mythology, I guess there was this musician named Orpheus who could play the shit out of his flute to the point that people would like openly weep. And they had to have a bit of evil to them to hide the fact that they were just puppets of the power system. Just like everything else American, the Native Americans are now totally overproduced. This imagined real, which we falsely believe to be actual reality, is what we lose when we move into the third order of simulacra, that of simulation.


I mean, even for Americans, they acted pretty uninterested at the loss of that war.

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

But the difference now is that the enemies are way less threatening, the intensity of the simlacra for war far less, and the overall seriousness is no longer present. Do these objects make our lives more real? Our solution seems to be to make it ours.

Think about how dreams fucking happen. What is unique to postmodernism is our uncapped ability to produce and disseminate information, which leads to greater volumes and heterogeneity of the hyperreal, ranging from world politics to fan-fiction.

Why preccession fuck would you bring an Egyptian pharaoh to fucking France? Try this shit on for size: Really, the object of study is in control because as soon as you start to study it, it just fucking dies. Power is no longer present except as a sign to hide the fact that there is none. 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 Probably some stupid fake fucking device like a digital camera.

This is a lot like how Americans brag about having brought the number of Native Americans in the present day to more than there were before they genocided their asses. Deterrence excludes war, and by war, I mean the old school war with massive violence that empires used ot expand their boundaries.


You know it, I know it. And here, I thought scientists were just a bunch of dicks. Those real things are gone now, completely replaced by signs being pumped out of the ultra-machine—they are a concept, the opposite of the concept, and everything inbefuckingtween.

War comes not when it is made by sovereign against sovereign not when killing for attritive and strategic neutralisation purposes is authorised; nor even, properly spoken, when shots are fired ; rather, war comes when society is generally convinced that it is coming.

Everybody smiling ear to ear, looking fucking realer than real. Pretending to be gay? But alas, that is our current truth.

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Definition: Simulacrum

In the not so distant past, the ideas of fucking and working were very different concepts. For instance, a police officer witnessing you getting robbed and arresting the perpetrator is a wonderful example of the law working at that given moment.

The entire way that we understand cause and effect is now in question. In it, a great Empire created a map that was so detailed it was as large as the Empire itself. TV watches us, TV alienates us, TV manipulates us, TV informs us… in all of this, we are dependent on a type of analysis that sits oddly between reality and meaning. The same perfect model now governs social life as well.