Lee Camp: How It’s Possible You Don’t Even Know You’re A Slave

13 Comments on "Lee Camp: How It’s Possible You Don’t Even Know You’re A Slave"

  1. Norm Macdonald on important comedy (first 7 minutes, starts around 0:40 seconds):

  2. Taan Maat | Dec 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm |

    born buy breed die

  3. Lee Camp is usually a bit crude for my taste but this is a good one.

  4. Reminds me of taping “FOR SALE” on our caps during graduation.

  5. There’s a thin line between self promotion and spam.

    I wonder if every time someone clicks on his video or visits his blog (full disclosure: I never visted his blog or have seen it; I’ll just assume it exists, he is the type) all their personal information gets sold to a telemarketing lead broker selling ironic t shirts of Che’s picture with the words “I don’t know who this is.” over it to people who read a couple of Chomsky books -not the Language Studies ones.

    Brush the dust off those Immortal Technique mp3s you haven’t listened to in 5 years and feel really great about yourself NOT BEING A FUCKING SLAVE, etc.

    • Ted Heistman | Dec 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm |

      I think there is a fine line between being a celebrity and being a regular person. I think the internet blurs the line. So through internet marketing people can do self promotion and gain some degree of acclaim and garner a following without having to me “made” by some big network.

      This kind of thing tends to bring out the hate, from people. People are like who does this guy thinks he is? He is no Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt. Those people are magic. He is just a regular person like me so fuck him!

      • I’m not hating on Lee unfairly, Bono is an undisputed POS- Lee is probably a good guy who is not out to rob people. I’m just critiquing his methods.

    • oneironauticus | Dec 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm |

      Oh man…they make those shirts? And I thought I was so clever when I made a similar joke in my history class approximately a thousand years ago…

      The prof bought it anyway, because I am the ultimate master of dead-pan (we were discussing Cesar Chavez and I started rambling about Communism, Cuba and “like, those t-shirts?” in a perfect Valley Girl affectation. Well, the look on her face was pretty worth it, anyway…)

      She probably spent the rest of the semester assuming someone was writing my essays for me.

      :/ Win?

  6. Liam_McGonagle | Dec 4, 2013 at 10:59 am |

    Oh, I get it: your handy little how-to manual, available for one easy payment of $49.99, will tell me how to be free.

    This is just another marketing scam, inventing a “need” that never existed except in the imagination of some ambitious huckster.

    Some people can think for themselves, you know.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Dec 4, 2013 at 11:11 am |

      A bit of self indulgent trollery, but almost everybody does think this way. It’s generally a great waste of time to try to convince anybody of a thing they don’t already believe.

      • The seeds can be planted for later, and if the come-from is in alignment with enrolling the person to whatever, then you’d be amazed. Shaming someone rarely works, they usually close up. Compliments and flattery can be useful. Giving them something is useful, they feel ibligated to give in return.

  7. I know I have dissed Mr. Camp in the past, it’s not so much the content I find problematic, since I mostly agree with him; it’s the form that bugs me. Hey, I’m old, so maybe it’s a generational thing, I dunno. Anyway, it seems he’s doing his best to wake people up; can’t fault him for that.
    That said, aren’t most of us here aware that we’re slaves?
    Freeing myself from wage-salvery is my current, major project. It may take a while, but whatever, may as well be working towards something worthwhile.

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