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

When the powers that be are uncertain, they always prefer to assume a simulation is true. In it, a great Empire created a map that was so detailed it was as large as the Empire itself. He killed a million people. This is a gross little spiral that just keeps on happening, and nobody is doing anything about it. Remember what I said earlier about what symbols of God really do? Same scenario as in the Algerian War. Any reference anybody makes to illustrate their point mixes in with all the contradictory references in a moat of baufrillard.

Both exist simultaneously as something else entirely: But alas, that is our current truth.

Introduction to Jean Baudrillard, Module on Simulacra and Simulation

A Reader 4th ed. 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. The world is going to be so fucking peaceful that it hurts to think about. The Iconoclaters, the people who made the pictures, thought these were images of Bible shit so that illiterate masses could finally understand the stories.


Notify me of new comments via email. What does the army do with simulators? Illusion is no longer possible because the real is no longer possible. Can you guess where this leads? The best example, I think, is the Vietnam War. Our solution seems to be to make it ours.

It was the welcoming to the club for China.

Email required Address never made public. This is a total simulacrum, where the idea of it even referencing anything whatsoever is completely ridiculous. Having the Tasaday available should anybody want to challenge the findings was a convenient fucking backup.

While no person would claim to want there to simulacrra a universal system that governed every decision made on planet earth, the way that this is actually being achieved is fucking amazing!

Pretending to be gay? Is it the result of leftist extremists?

It can be seen as an addition, [4] a paraphrase and an endorsement of Ecclesiastes’ condemnation [5] of the pursuit of wisdom as folly and a ‘chasing after wind’—see for example Ecclesiastes 1. So having nuclear weapons to ensure peace is retarded. You can now visit the caves and peep through a tiny hole at the original, then take a tour of the replica.

In Greek mythology, I guess there was this musician named Orpheus who could play the wimulacra out of his flute to the point that people would like openly weep. The perfect little operations of technology have become a model for the perfect little operations of our social interactions. Have you ever heard of Rameses II?


This is where simulation truly begins. What you did ignores everything that makes power function and the social exist. Do you know about Francisco Franco?

You wanna hear something fucking trippy? The entire planet is now linked and co-dependent through a hypermodel of security. Think back to the Tasaday tribe I told you about earlier—ethnology proved itself by expelling and killing its subject.

Future generations will end up remembering the copy more than the original, so both are kind of useless now. Rather, things are abolished because when DNAs meet each other, they fuck and then what was different about them is gone. You see, it used to be a fully functioning mining town, but is now dominated by big ass companies that produce grips of metal.

Disneyland, dude, fucking Disneyland. That something is the difference between a map and a territory, the thing that makes the map like a work of art and the territory like a real place.

Like I said earlier, every fucking interpretation is kind of true in this world of simulation. And what are you gonna have then? All of the above are true. Do you know what increases faster than our stockpiles of weapons? Hear me now, motherfucker: What is active or passive anymore? Religion is like this as well.