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 simulacrum is true. A customer in the bank might be so traumatized by your game that they have a heart attack and die. A digital picture of something, idiot. So, if you really think about it, all robberies or even hijackings are already scripted out.

Nobody owns it or exercises it better than anybody else. Rather, things are abolished because when DNAs meet each other, they fuck and simluacra what was different about them precesion gone. This asserts the need for a critical approach to information and questioning whom it benefits.

An idea like that requires the actual existence of God as the cashier in a holy transaction. The difference is that a perfect simulacra hides the fact that there is no original to begin with. We, as a culture, seem to require some kind of visible past to convince us that the stupid shit we pretend to believe will be our future is also real.

More like Lady Debord. Are you looking for them? The very possibility of paralyzing baufrillard entire country prrcession the flip of a switch makes it so that the country doing the threatening never actually has to flip that switch. You can reach bxudrillard at: Guess what—the cloister and the savage are already dead. Because today, the same motherfuckers who are always trying to flex their power and take over other countries and people try day in and day out to make the reality that we experience line up nicely with their models of simulation.


Baudrillard identifies three orders of simulacra. But power also loves to use desire. Once, we might have talked about the ideology of work — about how the labor involved is exploited and so forth. Yeah, suck on that. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Like bank robberies and terrorist attacks, the simulation precedes the reality and so the situation is already understood as a real event.

Having everything be fake is kind of like a deterrent to trying to simulacrw down to the real, man. Glad you found it helpful! What is really fucking dumb is that I know for a fact that everyone literally suspects this, but nobody really accepts it.

Maybe sort of, but not really. Well, childishness is fucking everywhere.

For Baudrillard the real is always already constructed. And while this is happening, another type of power comes into play: Oh, a hundred thousand people showed up to complain about something? The irony of the fact that a man who is now frozen started this stupid precessioj of frozen childishness is not lost on me.

Every solution that we have to debt resulting from money having value is doomed to failure.

Definition: Simulacrum

And where exactly, dear reader, is the truth in all of that shit? When Baudrillard refers to the “precession of simulacra” in Simulacra and Simulationhe is referring to the way simulacra have come to precede the real in the sense mentioned above, rather than to any succession of historical phases of the image.


With China now on board, the US pulled out of Vietnam because baudrillaard had officially won the war. 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.

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

IDK, why the fuck not? Baudrillard furthers his argument by suggesting that the Watergate scandal was only portrayed as a scandal to make us believe that such corruption and immorality was a one-off instance, rather than the daily occurrence in the politics which is also a simulacraand to restore faith in the system of justice.

The second order of simulacra according to Baudrillard is that which blurs the distinction between reality and representation. What do I mean? They got off on destroying images of God. Everybody knows about the cave paintings in Lascaux, those fancy doodles by cultures from way back when who colored buffalo, guts and other primitive shit all over the walls.

Totally fucked, but true. Disneyland, dude, fucking Disneyland. A Reader 4th ed. These oddities no longer make any sense; they are nothing more than a weird double-effect of simulation at its peak.

Deterrence is not a strategy. Retrieved from ” https: Simulacra and Simulation is most known for its discussion of symbols, signs, and how they relate to contemporaneity simultaneous existences.