Contents In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities 1 Or, The End of the Social 65 The Implosion of Meaning in the Media 95 Our Theater of Cruelty The whole . In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents) [Jean Baudrillard, Paul Foss, John Johnston, Paul Patton, Stuart Kendall, Sylvère Lotringer. In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities has ratings and 15 reviews. فرشاد said : در این کتاب توضیح داده می‌شود که چگونه در عصر جدید، امر اجتماعی به وان.

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Hence bakdrillard stupidity and the obscenity of all that is reported about the terrorists: Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is developed in the main text.

Once again, it is not a question of mystifica- tion: It is the alpha and mjorities of our modernity, without which the credibility of our social organization would collapse.

This is also what makes it impossible for the mass to be alienated, since neither the one nor the other exist there any longer.

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Both are elsewhere, in an order which is neither of meaning nor of representation — mythical perhaps, simulacrum undoubtedly. Difficult, but useful for many philosophy classes and papers. It alone betrays this reality of a violent implosion of all our systems of representation. Ultimately, jeaj have never functioned socially, but sym- bolically, magically, irrationally, etc.

In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities : Jean Baudrillard :

But, according to a process of boom and acceleration, this explosive process has become uncontrollable, it has acquired a fatal speed or sileent, or rather it has reached the limits of the universal, it has saturated the field of possible expansion and, just as primitive societies were ravaged by explosion for not knowing how to curb the implosive process any longer, so our culture begins to be ravaged by implosion for not having known how to curb and equilibrate baufrillard explosive process.

They don’t refuse to die for a faith, for a cause, for an idol.

Today it is necessary to produce consumers, to produce demand, and this production is infinitely more costly than that of goods. Meaning was in short supply, and all the revolutionaries offered themselves to produce still more. They are inertia, the strength of inertia, the strength of the neutral.


The mass is only mass because its social energy has already frozen.

The power failure of ’77 in New Baudrollard could have been instigated by a very organised terrorist group; that would have changed nothing in its objective outcome. Can one ask questions about the strange fact that, after several revolutions and a century or two of political apprenticeship, in spite of the newspapers, the trade unions, the par- ties, the intellectuals and all the energy put into educating and mobilising the people, there are still and it will be exactly the same in ten or twen- ty years a thousand persons who stand up and twenty million who remain “passive” — and not shadod Jean Baudrillard only passive, but who, in all good faith and with glee and without even asking themselves why, frankly prefer a football match to a human and political ln There are traces of the latter, of various attempts to con- trol new impulses which are anti-universalist, anti-representative, tribal, centripetal, etc.: It is the simulation chamber of the social.

The social manufactures this priva- Since “their representation is no longer possible,” [10] the masses are probed by ssilent of surveys, polls, and tests.

Whence comes the fact that the liberation of desire could so easily take over from the political revolution, making good the failure of majoritties instead of deepening it.

This is the hypothesis of Shannon: As in porn, a kind of zoom takes us too near the real, which never existed and only ever came into view at a certain distance.

But precisely, it has only had an end in view, a meaning as power, as work, as capital, from the perspective space of a rational distribution, from the finalised space of an ideal convergence, which is also that of pro- duction — in short, in the narrow gap of second- Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

This in order to evade the reverse hypothesis, namely that it is in complete “freedom”.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The final sparks of the explosive system, the final attempt to still control an energy of confines, or to shrink the confines majoritkes energy our fundamental leitmotif so as to save the prin- ciple of expansion and of liberation. Or, the End of the Social would be equal to the task.

But this is to ignore the equal or perhaps even superior impact, of all the practices-as-object — the renunciation of the position of subject and of meaning — exactly the practices of the masses — which we bury and forget under the contemptuous terms of aliena- tion and passivity. But the inertial strength of the masses is unfathomable: But this logic is only characteristic of the bureaucratic and centralist phase of power.

In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities

Everywhere the masses are encouraged to speak For these have always speculated on the possibility of wilent masses, or the proletariat, denying themselves as such. The non-directed interview, speech, listeners who telephone in, participation at all levels, blackmail through speech — all say: It has existed as coherent space, as reality principle: In its deadly and indiscriminate taking of hostages, majofities strikes at precisely the most characteristic product of the whole system: Baudrillardd is a process of extermination of the structural position of each term, of the sub- ject position of each of the antagonists, and in particular of the one who hurls the challenge: Immense energy is expended in mitigating the tendentially declining rate of political invest- ment and the absolute fragility of the social prin- ciple of reality, in maintaining this simulation of the social and in preventing it from totally im- ploding.

It is the unknown of the political equation, the unknown which an- nuls every political equation.