It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. As Baudrillard puts it "in fact, it is no longer really the real, because no imaginary envelops it anymore. It is a hyperreal… It is no longer a question of imitation, nor duplication, nor even parody. It is a question of substituting the signs of the real for the real…perfectly descriptive machine that offers all the signs of the real and short- circuits all its vicissitudes. However simulation is not pretending.
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Want to know what is the perfect example of all of the tangled orders of simulation? Disneyland, dude, fucking Disneyland. And this imaginary world is supposed to be what makes Disneyland itself so successful.
You park your car, you wait in a bunch of lines, then you leave feeling like an abandoned idiot. 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. When you compare what it feels like inside of Disneyland to the very parking lot that you return as you leave, that asphalt stretch filled with cars is nothing short of a fucking concentration camp.
The whole orgy of silliness inside is actually just a stupid, intentional maze that leads you back to where you started: your ridiculous automobile. The irony of the fact that a man who is now frozen started this stupid land of frozen childishness is not lost on me. You could pretty much just visit Disneyland as an outsider and completely understand all that is America.
All American social values are amplified here to Everything is completely frozen in time and made easy to swallow. Los Angeles, to say the least, is a hyperreality. Well, childishness is fucking everywhere. You know it, I know it. Nobody walks in LA. Another interesting thing to think about is that Disneyland is not the only ridiculous fake world in the Los Angeles area.
They have a ton of these stupid parks. The only mystery to Los Angeles is what the fuck it actually is. Los Angeles requires all of these absurd attractions to distract everyone from the fact that it is less grounded in reality than the fantastical movies that they shoot there. What a bunch of fucking idiots. You remember this. Wiretaps in the plants. All that jazz.
Watergate was the exact same fucking thing as Disneyland—an imaginary thing whose only purpose is to distract us from the fact that every last thing is now imaginary. What Watergate did was create a fiction moral compass of sorts. All politics are permanently buttfucked, but if we occasionally point fingers at some buttfucker who is doing some serious buttfucking, it creates this sense that there are less serious degrees of buttfucking and even possibly regular, wholesome vagfucking.
Broken window theory. No peeing in public theory. Fucking Giuliani. Is that even how you spell Giuliani? Ever heard that phrase before? Because I just fucking invented it right now while typing.
All fucking power is like this. Chew on this: money, which as a thing is just plain immoral, can only function behind a giant orgy of morality. Anybody who keeps that orgy of morality going by pointing fingers and calling others immoral immediately makes money all the more powerful. This is why those two journalists who wrote about Watergate are total Chaunceys. And yet, this is still just a formula of ideology, am I right? This order that believes in a truth of morality is soaked in violence so much that the concept of force means nothing whatsoever.
It masks the fact that those concepts no longer exist. In days of yore, money was supposed to conceal scandals. Watergate is not a scandal. We have to say this over and over again, you see, so that maybe people will stop calling it a scandal, reinforcing a fictional moral standard.
The idiots. Capitalism DGAF about you or any idea that you have regarding how it can be positive if not abused. It is a clusterfuck of brutality, nothing more. Whining about how capitalism needs reform so that it can serve the society that uses it is totally retarded. Oh yeah, capitalism totally owes something to society. It is actually a full-blown challenge to rational society and should be treated as such. Remember what I said earlier about what symbols of God really do? Good, now use your brain and connect the metaphor.
It was a simulation of scandal so that the fiction of morality versus scandal could continue to thrive. IDK, why the fuck not? All possible conspiracy theories are possible, yes? But this one is pointless to even care about because the Left is constantly sabotaging itself a million times better than the Right could even hope to do by their own dirty deeds.
Is there a lightning bolt key on some keyboards? I wonder how they type up their press releases to accurately reflect the way they stylize their name. So all conspiracy theories about who is manipulating whom are also pointless.
Could we even get back to a concrete political reality? Maybe, but probably not. None of this stuff matters, because none of it is real. Is it the result of leftist extremists?
Or, is it the result of right-wing provocation? Who knows? All of these are true in some sense. The logic of today is the logic of simulation, so facts or reason mean zero. Simulation now precedes reality. Therefore, it fucking dictates all of the spiraling responses to a given event. This is the kind of short-circuit that simulation uses to keep us all from understanding that it is not reality. This is a gross little spiral that just keeps on happening, and nobody is doing anything about it.
This raises a few questions: Do they not want power because it would kind of be lame to be a Leftist with power? All of the above are true. The secret is that it is now impossible to locate power in any specific political party, politician, or physical place. Fuck that, it fucking transcends the Left and Right. Who will unravel this deliciously embarrassing and incredibly stupid situation?
If you cut the thing in half, you end up with an unusable spiral. Like I said earlier, every fucking interpretation is kind of true in this world of simulation.
Luh dat umlaut Do you know about Francisco Franco? Well, Ernest Hemingway fucking did. He killed a million people. People screamed about how awful he was, protesting that shit. All the countries of Western democracy though were secretly thrilled to have something so evil to measure their own purity against. Catch my drift? 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.
Totally fucked, but true. And where exactly, dear reader, is the truth in all of that shit? How can you even point to any specific truth when all of this beautiful nonsense weaves itself together without any of the participants even fucking knowing what their doing? Left and Right are the same goddamned thing at this point. The entire political system, which appears to be made up of opposite ends of values, is a giant 69ing mirror of itself.
The whole system of capital and power, of leaders, followers, and radicals, fold in on each other, pushing forward this obscene simulation. These are the laws of your dick, butt, and pussy, brothers and sisters. And the larger laws, those of our public good, are desirable when they benefit us individually.
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. You want freedom governed by a specific set of ideals and values specific to your mode of thinking? Historical revolution can suck a dick. Dude looks way French. Any reference anybody makes to illustrate their point mixes in with all the contradictory references in a moat of shit.
In the not so distant past, the ideas of fucking and working were very different concepts. Human history was supposed to be different from the history of the natural world, just like the history of emotional things like desire was separate from the history of power. What this means is basically that anything that is introduced to challenge a system of power only serves to reinforce that shit.
JEAN BAUDRILLARD PRECESSION OF SIMULACRA PDF
Tojazshura Digital technology functions in the same manner that codes reality and allows for its production. Museums are artificial reality. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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 simulacga reality and meaning. Baudrillard theorizes that the lack of distinctions between reality and simulacra originates in several phenomena: Do you know what a deterrent is? Definition: Simulacrum In it, this fucking empire is so obsessed with maps or some shit that they make this huge ass map that is actually completely a 1: The best example, I think, is the Vietnam War. Introductory Guide to Critical Theory.
“The Precession of Simulacra” by Jean Baudrillard – a summary
Want to know what is the perfect example of all of the tangled orders of simulation? Disneyland, dude, fucking Disneyland. And this imaginary world is supposed to be what makes Disneyland itself so successful. You park your car, you wait in a bunch of lines, then you leave feeling like an abandoned idiot.
Simulacra and Simulation explained
Oclc: Simulacra and Simulation French: Simulacres et Simulation is a philosophical treatise by Jean Baudrillard , in which the author seeks to examine the relationships between reality, symbols, and society, in particular the significations and symbolism of culture and media involved in constructing an understanding of shared existence. Simulacra are copies that depict things that either had no original, or that no longer have an original. The simulacra that Baudrillard refers to are the significations and symbolism of culture and media that construct perceived reality, the acquired understanding by which our lives and shared existence is and are rendered legible. Baudrillard believed that society has become so saturated with these simulacra and our lives so saturated with the constructs of society that all meaning was being rendered meaningless by being infinitely mutable; he called this phenomenon the "precession of simulacra". The second stage is perversion of reality, this is where we come to believe the sign to be an unfaithful copy, which "masks and denatures" reality as an "evil appearance—it is of the order of maleficence". Here, signs and images do not faithfully reveal reality to us, but can hint at the existence of an obscure reality which the sign itself is incapable of encapsulating.