Monday, January 19, 2009

Is Obama A Symbol of Jean Baudrillard's simulacrum?

Jean Baudrillard wrote:

'The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth--it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true.'

'Baudrillard claims that modern society has replaced all reality and meaning with symbols and signs, and that the human experience is of a simulation of reality rather than reality itself. The simulacra that Baudrillard refers to are signs of culture and media that create the perceived reality; Baudrillard believed that society has become so reliant on simulacra that it has lost contact with the real world on which the simulacra are based.'

Obama's painting of reality with childlike chants (Yes We Can, Change,) and the multitude of extraordinary promises to artificially lift the nation's somber mood will fall flat once reality hits the fan, unencumbered by liberal media bias and the half life of the after glow!

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