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America’s socio-linguistic pretense: a simulacrum of prolonged socio-linguistic (rhetorical) novelty, the lone present-as-presence— modernity and post-modernity as dissolving agents against discursive and aesthetic histories— so as to facilitate commerce and the commodification of manufactured (by the media and the academy) discourses and aesthetic “products,” sold with/by the simulacrum of a comprehensive discourse around history, once commerce was perceived to erase its presence as anything but empty, naïve significations, empty presences. America’s socio-linguistic disguise: history itself become a mode of the naïve, a naïve presence— inverting discursive sophistication towards representations of history as a non-presence, a positive loss towards the enablement of the lone present-as-presence, with it the promise of imperialistic expansion as continuation of the present moment’s infinite extension— in other words, an adolescent purview of half-grasped complexities. The disguise of America-constituted “experience”; the experience of the giddy, eternalized present-as-presence, disguised as a “brave new world” against a history lambasted as mired in dour sobriety— why America’s military and economic power forced discourses of imperialism on the Continent— and that American military and economic imperialism was disguised by America’s (especially the media sector) attempted palimpsest over European discursive history, past the Forties. The crux and the joke of the matter: America’s disguises were not perceived by the vast majority of Americans, who accepted the media’s disguise of history for naïve signification against an eternalized, heady-with-possibility present; the American populace as “anti-historical”; and how history was disguised by the American media for its populace as an anti-intoxicant, as contractive around absolute, sinister darkness, and the pomposity of classicism invariably arrayed against the present-as-presence. Adam Fieled, 2013