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Fake, Love, and News: Power in The Age of Simulacra "The king's body can be refracted everywhere throughout the state, as a fragmentary presence Chis) means of control are not those of a repressive agency, but rather as multifariously autonomous but homologous styles of aura" -Louis Marin's Portrait of the King Power in this age functions as a ghostly force, in the past power has been upheld by overt symbolism and propaganda as seen when looking at Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union. In the present age of post modernity or more realistically late stage capitalism that we are existing in structures of power are now much more haunting. Capitalism does not want us to acknowledge it as the reality it has become. Instead it is much easier for late capitalism to function and hold power through ghostly images and representational repetition. To the subject living in late capitalism we have been tricked into not seeing these power structures functioning around us, power has been distributed and disbursed. It is now ingrained in our collective subconscious. The inability to differentiate from the real and the fake aids in the all-encompassing nature of late capitalism, allowing for us to perceive autonomy without actually having it. Power is upheld through consumption, subliminal messages, complacency, and a continued strain on the psyche that comes from constantly being con fronted with a reality that in many ways acts as hyperreal. A perfect example of this in popular culture would be deep fakes, in which technology has now allowed for a fragmenting and questioning of reality of the political messages we see filtered through our phones and computer screens at an alarming rate. The over stimulation of the late capitalist landscape allows for a lack of questioning. We are well aware that not everything we see is real, and for this reason we have been trained to question less. It would be exhaustive for the subject in late capitalism to actively question and criti que everything we see as simulation, so we decide what news sources we trust, where we will get our information, and what websites seem most "reliable" when informing our own reality's. We collectively have handed the power to a system hoping we wili be given the truth", but what if those same systems providing us with information can no longer differentiate for themselves the real and the fake. The possibility for intentional use of deep fakes as political weaponry is alarmingly great, and that is just one of the more obvious examples of this kind of blurring of reality in late stage capitalism. The potential for intentional "fatal exchanges" as understood by Nietzsche is now more real than ever before as technology has so integrated itself into our understanding and processing of our surroundings. Wrote yesterday would love feedback
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Bad, Empire, and Family: Tyler Shipley @le_shipster Interesting story about Pettersson's family, but what a ludicrous framing of these historical events. If you only read this tweet, you'd think the evil Soviet Union randomly bombed Finnish cities, presumably for some 'world domination' or because 'communism is bad' or whatever /1 Käännä twiitti Jouni Nieminen @OnsideWithJouni 1. jouluk. 80 yrs ago today, Soviet Union attacked Finland. As Red Army bombed cities, Finland sent 70 thousand kids out of harms way to Sweden. One of those kids was Toivo Jokelainen who lost both of his parents. Tonight we get to watch his grandson Elias Pettersson play hockey in YEG. 5.16 ip. 1. jouluk. 2019 Twitter for iPhone 54 tykkäystä 13 uudelleentwiittausta Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 16t Vastauksena käyttäjälle @le_shipster . Finland was attacked by the Soviet Union in 1939 because it was allied with Nazi Germany and the Soviets, expecting imminent nazi invasion, wanted to secure the territory so close to its border and the city of Leningrad (St Petersburg). Again, Finland was allied with Hitler. /2 13 29 L10 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 16t . In fact, the government that ruled Finland was a consequence of a right wing counter-revolution in 1918 led by the proto-fascist Baron Carl Gustaf Mannerheim. He was part of an aristocratic Swedish family that had been powerful in Finland for centuries. /3 L 5 2 13 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 16t . In 1918, the Russian Revolution took place and the revolutionaries gave Finland its freedom (it had previously been claimed as part of the Russian Tsar's Empire). So, the Soviet Union granted Finland its independence. /5 ti 6 16 3 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t With that independence, Finns created a socialist revolution in 1918, but it was immediately attacked by Mannerheim's forces, which were supported by the German Empire. Thousands of poor Finnish workers and peasants were killed trying to protect their revolution. /7 t 6 2 16 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t . Finland against the wishes of many poor Finns fell under the control of the west, which wanted to maintaina series of anti-communist states along the border of the Soviet Union. Thus, it was allowed to stay independent but had to be capitalist and anti-Soviet. /8 - 1 4 15 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t In the 1930s, the Finnish government increasingly built ties with Hitler's Germany, so when it became clear that 1) the Nazis were going to attack the USSR, and 2) the west was not going to stop them, the Soviet Union had to prioritize its military survival. /9 L 4 1 12 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t . This is important context around the Soviet "attack" on Finland in 1939. Many Finns welcomed the possibility of dislodging the now-deeply entrenched far-right. Mannerheim himself would soon be Finland's top general again. Hitler visited several times. /11 Li 4 5 16 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t There was no doubt hardship as a result of the war. War is always fucking awful for the poor, who usually face the brunt of the pain. But it is important to understand the context and not just slip into historically inaccurate assumptions. /12 17 L4 2 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t To recap: yes the USSR attacked Finland. As part of WWII, when Finland was allied with the Nazis and sending Jews to Nazi death camps. Normally, we call this "liberation" insofar as the end goal was Finland's freedom from Nazi occupation./13 L 8 13 32 Canadian professor spearding lies about the winter war...
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Bad, Empire, and Facepalm: Tyler Shipley @le_shipster Interesting story about Pettersson's family, but what a ludicrous framing of these historical events. If you only read this tweet, you'd think the evil Soviet Union randomly bombed Finnish cities, presumably for some 'world domination' or because 'communism is bad' or whatever /1 Käännä twiitti Jouni Nieminen @OnsideWithJouni 1. jouluk. 80 yrs ago today, Soviet Union attacked Finland. As Red Army bombed cities, Finland sent 70 thousand kids out of harms way to Sweden. One of those kids was Toivo Jokelainen who lost both of his parents. Tonight we get to watch his grandson Elias Pettersson play hockey in YEG. 5.16 ip. 1. jouluk. 2019 Twitter for iPhone 54 tykkäystä 13 uudelleentwiittausta Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 16t Vastauksena käyttäjälle @le_shipster . Finland was attacked by the Soviet Union in 1939 because it was allied with Nazi Germany and the Soviets, expecting imminent nazi invasion, wanted to secure the territory so close to its border and the city of Leningrad (St Petersburg). Again, Finland was allied with Hitler. /2 13 29 L10 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 16t . In fact, the government that ruled Finland was a consequence of a right wing counter-revolution in 1918 led by the proto-fascist Baron Carl Gustaf Mannerheim. He was part of an aristocratic Swedish family that had been powerful in Finland for centuries. /3 L 5 2 13 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 16t In 1918, the Russian Revolution took place and the revolutionaries gave Finland its freedom (it had previously been claimed as part of the Russian Tsar's Empire). So, the Soviet Union granted Finland its independence. /5 ti 6 16 3 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t With that independence, Finns created a socialist revolution in 1918, but it was immediately attacked by Mannerheim's forces, which were supported by the German Empire. Thousands of poor Finnish workers and peasants were killed trying to protect their revolution. /7 t 6 2 16 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t Finland against the wishes of many poor Finns - fell under the control of the west, which wanted to maintain a series of anti-communist states along the border of the Soviet Union. Thus, it was allowed to stay independent but had to be capitalist and anti-Soviet. /8 1 4 15 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t In the 1930s, the Finnish government increasingly built ties with Hitler's Germany, so when it became clear that 1) the Nazis were going to attack the USSR, and 2) the west was not going to stop them, the Soviet Union had to prioritize its military survival. /9 t 4 1 12 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t . This is important context around the Soviet "attack" on Finland in 1939. Many Finns welcomed the possibility of dislodging the now-deeply entrenched far-right. Mannerheim himself would soon be Finland's top general again. Hitler visited several times. /11 4 16 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t There was no doubt hardship as a result of the war. War is always fucking awful for the poor, who usually face the brunt of the pain. But it is important to understand the context and not just slip into historically inaccurate assumptions. /12 17 包4 2 Tyler Shipley @le_shipster 15t To recap: yes the USSR attacked Finland. As part of WWIII, when Finland was allied with the Nazis and sending Jews to Nazi death camps. Normally, we call this "liberation" insofar as the end goal was Finland's freedom from Nazi occupation. /13 L8 13 32 Canadian history professor has his timelines mixed up, claiming that Finland sent Jews to Nazi death camps during Winter War, three years before death camps became a thing, among other historical inaccuracies
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Africa, America, and Animals: 15234137414/ cip- imperial measurements. The only reason to use metric is to avoid confusion with people using a different system. Makes me laugh that metric proponents somehow think they're better than those who use imperial, considering the greatest scientific achievements in human history were done under the imperial system the greatests scientific achievements"?I Save for THE 1 (one) american space achievement, all else was and is done in metric. The soviets did all else with metric, and NASA itself, again, uses metric, and used it for all following missions. It has been established as fully superior by all of the rest of the world. The US is a metric country - their people just don't know it #36 ? 8 hours ago Yes, it was the greatest achievement so far and it was as far as a human has ever gone outside the Earth. Soviets didn't do shlt. They sent a bunch of animals to die in space and launched one person into the upper levels of atmosphere. He didn't even leave his capsule before going back to earth. They could have just sent an empty cockpit and would get the same result-nothing other than a paper achievement, while their own residents were starving to death and Europe was still recovering from ww2. US soldiers who used Imperial defeated Nazi Germany and annihilated Nazi Japan by showing them what sun looks up close. So get off with your "rest of the world is good America bad". US Scientists who used Imperial literally invented 90% of stuff you use today, from electrical circuits to the Internet. If you hate Imperial, don't use anything made in US. This system, along with free guns, is part of this country's culture and tradition. If Japaneese or some village in Africa did the same thing, you wouldn't critisize them and instead would praise them as unique At the end of the day, US has more Nobel Prize winners, more scientific discoveries, more guns, more political power, and more money than the rest of the world combined, so whose opinion matters more? Last edited by Fcu 8 hours ago # 37 7 hours ago You can do anything using burbs, glorps and crisks as units...anything Still, claiming that such units are better to use than another system where all units are related to each other by a factor of integer 1, yep integer 1.. .the simpliest possibl... is simply stupid The internationnal system has been adopted everywhere, including US scientists and engineers, for this reason It is simole and eleaant. with no need to use insane factors like 0.4587 or 8.58964 between DOWNLOADS 1 of 1 Items Complete "This system, along with free guns, is part of this country's culture and tradition"
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Africa, America, and Animals: a 2 imperial measurements. The only reason to use metric is to avoid confusion with people using a different system. Makes me laugh that metric proponents somehow think they're better than those who use imperial, considering the greatest scientific achievements in human history were done under the imperial system "the greatests scientific achievements"?! Save for THE 1 (one) american space achievement, all else was and is done in metric. The soviets did all else with metric, and NASA itself, again, uses metric, and used it for all following missions. It has been established as fully superior by all of the rest of the world. The US is a metric country -their people just don't know it. # 36 ? Fcu 8 hours ago Yes, it was the greatest achievement so far and it was as far as a human has ever gone outside the Earth Soviets didn't do shlt. They sent a bunch of animals to die in space and launched one person into the upper levels of atmosphere. He didn't even leave his capsule before going back to earth. They could have just sent an empty cockpit and would get the same result - nothing other than a paper achievement, while their own residents were starving to death and Europe was still recovering from ww2.US soldiers who used Imperial defeated Nazi Germany and annihilated Nazi Japan by showing them what sun looks up close So get off with your "rest of the world is good America bad". US Scientists who used Imperial literally invented 90% of stuff you use today, from electrical circuits to the Internet. If you hate Imperial, don't use anything made in US. This system, along with free guns, is part of this country's culture and tradition. If Japaneese or some village in Africa did the same thing, you wouldn't critisize them and instead would praise them as unique At the end of the day, US has more Nobel Prize winners, more scientific discoveries, more guns more political power, and more money than the rest of the world combined, so whose opinion matters more? Last edited by Fcu; 8 hours ago # 37 Ficelle 7 hours ago You can do anything using burbs, glorps and crisks as units...anything Still, claiming that such units are better to use than another system where all units are related to each other by a factor of integer 1, yep integer ...thte simpliest possible... is simply stupid The internationnal system has been adopted everywhere, including US scientists and engineers, for this reason It is simple and elegant. with no need to use insane factors like 0.4587 or 8.58964 between DOWNLOADS 1 of 1 Items Complete I don't even know where to start...
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