Baudrillard was a leading French postmodernist [question: why were all the postmodernists French?] who posited the erosion of meaning due to the excess of representation - in essence the problem we now deal with as clutter.
He came to believe in hyper reality - that things only existed because they were mediated - an idea that resonates with the youth of today - without a digital footprint you don't really exist at all.
The Wachowski brothers attributed the inspiration to The Matrix to his book Simulacra and Simulation - the book is on Neo's bookshelf in the film - although he distanced himself from the movie.
Captain America was the anthropomorphic personification of the American dream - like most superheroes he was a normal, geeky kid plucked out of obscurity and given great power to uphold the values of the truth, justice and liberty for all.
This remixed video, overdubbing a tune from Team America: World Police to some camp footage of the 80's Captain America movie neatly sums up how the American metanarrative has developed in the eyes of the world.
I wonder what Baudillard would have thought of him being killed off.