Justin Skolnick lives and works in Portland.

Death to Death!

Originally posted to blockquote.org on in Chicago, Illinois

Baudrillard is antipositivist rock candy.

Faced with a world that is illusion, all the great cultures have striven to manage the illusion by illusion — to treat evil with evil, so to speak. We alone seek to reduce the illusion with truth — which is the most fantastical of illusions. But this ultimate truth, this final solution, is the equivalent of extermination. … Literally, to exterminate means to deprive something of its own end, to deprive it of its term. It is to eliminate duality, the antagonism of life and death, to reduce everything to a kind of single principle …

“The Perfect Crime,” in Jean Baudrillard’s Passwords