File spoon-archives/baudrillard.archive/baudrillard_2001/baudrillard.0109, message 49

Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 08:29:10 -0500
Subject: Re: Hello

I invite others to keep our nihilism and its associated skepticism in tact.
Obviously some took my post literally; my intent was to reestablish a
degree of skepticism to the prevailing media (as well as interpersonal)
messages we are recieving. Talks of "legitimacy" scare the shit out of me,
especially when it concerns territory and peoples. As critical, intelligent
thinkers I hope we do look beyond what we see and what others are telling
us to note what is "real" and what are fabrications of desire.

>Good post.  Very good.
>I've always had a nagging doubt in the back of my head that it was
>instigated by the government/corporate powers/whoever.  It's also
>somewhat disconcerting how easy it is to create public will.  The
>gov't could get announce tomorrow that there is uncontrovertible
>proof that Osama Bin Laden was behind the bombings, and what would
>this mean?  Approximately shit.  Unless you believe everything that
>they speak, of course.  But there really is no basis for belief.
>>What a specatacle it all has been!!
>>Did it really happen? The supposed perpatrators all deny it! There
>>is no
>>fixed identity of the actors...even the most cunning of nomads
>>leaves some
>>trace of a war cry, but not this time. I am waiting for someone to
>>if the WTC or the pentagon ever existed; or that it was staged to
>>the masses because of the oncoming economic holocaust. The mass
>>media staged
>>this perhaps! I think I saw a movie like this once...maybe.
>>All this talk of legitimacy! Let us talk of phantasms!
>JEAN BAUDRILLARD, on 09/17/2001


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