An act that
I associate with uselessness or one that is somewhat futile is that of watching
cable news TV over and over. The information
changes very little and is never finished. More news is always available. For me I guess Ted Turner cast the shadow of a modern day
Sisyphus. He created an activity
that never ends, its on 24/7. The
reporter reads the news every half hour and at the end of the segment, they
begin again. The path of pushing the
rock or in this case the news is never finished. Just as Sisyphus, it is doomed to start anew every day. And like Sisyphus’ work,
the news has
an intended or unintended consequence.
The case of characters change but the inhumanity to fellow humans and
the environment doesn’t change. Yet
I, and lots of others continue to watch.
The reporter reads the news and the world wakes up tomorrow
hear the same plot.