The world is absurd. Politics are absurd. The news is absurd. Even an absurdist would feel depressed looking at this sheer lack of exploitable material that exists in the present. Everything is doing the work for them already, and there is nothing left to make fun of. It’s all making fun of itself.
Hourly jobs are absurd, and yet countless humans the world over continue to clock in precisely on time every day.
Healthcare is absurd, and yet countless people stress over how they’ll pay for their procedures (in the States, at least) every day.
The economy is absurd, and yet countless people worry that the housing market might crash again and we’ll enter a new recession worse than the last (spoiler: we will).
College is absurd, and yet countless students continue pursuing a piece of paper that qualifies them to sit in an office doing essentially nothing for however many hours the corporation they work for demands every day. Assuming they can compete with the hoards of other recent graduates in their field. Don’t even get me started on student debt.
Laws are absurd. How can alcohol be totally cool and fine, when other psychoactive drugs are grounds for firing in most places of employment, when alcohol clearly impairs the ability to work much more than most/any other substance? And don’t even dream of driving around with a broken headlight or tail light. You might get shot by a cop for that.
Civilization is absurd. We’re all so stuck in our tracks that we feel helpless when society turns against us. What even is society but the will of the powerful reverberating unconsciously through the people around us?
And what could be more absurd than to unconsciously echo the thoughts of some wealthy idiot who’s never experienced reality and lives in a stupid Platonic dreamworld? I need more beer.