If you think today’s world and our most pressing problems are like stuff out of an absurdist novel*, then you need a genuine laugh. Lee Camp, host of Redacted Tonight, still has his soul – and knows how to laugh in the face of the devil. Here, he rags on corporate sacrifice zones.
Corporations, if left unchecked, will stop at nothing in the name of profit. Environmental pollution, oppressive labor conditions, and animal abuse must all be stopped – but how? ~ Redacted Tonight
Corporations walk all over us because we let them. Here’s what Lee says to do to stop them:
- Stop the TPP
- Require corporate accountability
- Resist – protest, march, boycott
- Keep talking about it, shared knowledge leads to new ideas for action
*Absurdist fiction is a genre of narrative… that focuses on the experiences of characters in a situation where they cannot find any inherent purpose in life, most often represented by ultimately meaningless actions and events that call into question the certainty of existential concepts such as truth or value. Common elements in absurdist fiction include satire, dark humour, incongruity, the abasement of reason, and controversy regarding the philosophical condition of being “nothing.” While a great deal of absurdist fiction may be humorous or irrational in nature, the hallmark of the genre is neither comedy nor nonsense, but rather, the study of human behavior under circumstances (whether realistic or fantastical) that appear to be purposeless and philosophically absurd. — Wikipedia