[Vocabulary] terroristic situational transfer

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jaleel2007

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Hi
what does it mean?

“…what other way is there but a terroristic situational transfer? It was the system itself which created the objective conditions for this brutal retaliation. By seizing all the cards for itself, it forced the Other to change the rules. And the new rules are fierce ones, because the stakes are fierce. … This is terror against terror – there is no longer any ideology behind it…”

https://theuncertainbell.wordpress.com/tag/terroristic-situational-transfer/

And here https://www.scribd.com/doc/55290362...errorism-and-Other-Essays-by-Jean-Baudrillard
"He discusses the theory that, as the system progresses and becomes centralised and concentrated to a single network, it actually becomes simpler for it to be broughtdown by the anarchist individual or minority, and, in fact, this is the only method of making a statement against the apparently unquestioned system of thinking, a method Baudrillard terms as terroristic situational transfer. "

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It is a phrase coined by the author, Baudrillard.

I would consider it meaningless babble. It's defined in the text you cited, but I don't follow what he's proposing.

You'll note that the first blog you cited states that the author of the blog doesn't understand what Baudrillard's trying to say either, and refers to it as 'smoke and mirrors'.
 

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You'll note that the first blog you cited states that the author of the blog doesn't understand what Baudrillard's trying to say either, and refers to it as 'smoke and mirrors'.

Smoke and mirrors is a dismissive phrase, originating in stage magic, to describe tricky words or actions that don't really do anything.
 

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Baudrillard was a French philosopher and Marxist. Situationism was a philosophical movement in the twentieth century. So he is not using situational in its ordinary everyday sense. Instead he is using it in a specialized academic sense.

The full passage can be found on Google Books. In it Baudrillard attempts to blame the atrocities of 9/11 on the USA and its allies. He says "They did it but we asked for it." He states that the United States is a major terrorist country, and its grip on the levers of power so controlling that the 9/11 attackers and their controllers had no alternative. A "terroristic situational transfer", of which the 9/11 attacks are an example, was the only way they could have expressed their opposition.

That is what he meant by the phrase.
 
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