I'm reminded of Swift's work whenever I hear the question, "Well, what can we do?" in regards to any fundamental problem seen as insurmountable. Voicing the absurd is a good place to see where one somewhat reasonable step followed by another and followed by another could eventually lead to said absurdity. Or what doing nothing will accomplish... which is nothing. It calls attention to the extreme result of what might seem like minor transgressions and that, if one thinks about it, aren't so minor.
What does this have to do with my new story at The Airgonaut that came out yesterday? While I don't advise eating children in "God's Pig," it is my attempt at carrying reality to an extreme. I hope you enjoy reading it, and I hope I managed to honor Jonathan Swift's satirical legacy.