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has anyone read Simulacra & Simulation by Baudrillard? I was so interested about the subject, but as soon as I started reading it, I remembered Orwell's essay 'Politics and the English Language'. This book seems to me filled with subjective nouns used as if they had only one widely accepted meaning and obscure metaphors and imagery which, instead of clarifying the ideas, merely add to the vagueness of the concepts.
Maybe the book requires some background which I lack to be understood, but some passages seem to me as the worst possible examples of what Orwell wrote about words and phrases which have a vague, ambiguous meaning or are downright meaningless.
Has anyone read this book and had the same impression?
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Is there symbolism in this? If so, what is it? If not, what is it talking about?
"This cosmic dance? of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively. But, if sweetness can win, and it can, then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace..."