Baudrillard taught us that it’s ineffec

Posted on 1 June 2017


Baudrillard taught us that it’s ineffective to try to fight falsity with truth. This is because truth is–ultimately–a concept whose implementation will always remain accountable to the facts upon which it is proclaimed. Falsity is different, since it’s immanently unaccountable to truth, even as it masquerades as a viable alternative. Falsity is not un-true; it is simply indifferent to the facts. Or, to put it differently, truth cares about falsity more than falsity cares about truth. Think about it as a relationship metaphor–it will probably not end well for truth, the needier partner.

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