Define Normal, Part 1
There is an interesting psychological phenomenon which seems to activate whenever we are assailed with chaotic times and circumstances which persist for a protracted period. It is our habit to take solace and refuge in the belief and hope that things will gradually return to what we consider to be “normal.” We are encouraged in this manner of thinking by having gone through—depending on one’s age—a number of crises and difficult times and having seen circumstances return to what most would consider normal conditions. We have come to trust and take comfort in the good-bad-good cycle which appears to have established credibility as a reliable pattern in our consciousness. In the minds of most Americans, there is the memory, whether present or historical, that our nation always overcomes whatever tragedy assails it and recovers its balance to carry on life as we’ve always known it. If we just hold on long enough, things will eventually come back to normal.
My perception is that this same mentality is operative again today as we negotiate the challenges associated with the ongoing “pandemic” and now more recently the orchestrated attempts to create a race war in our nation. It appears to me that the average person has responded to the wearing of face masks, the social distancing and the lockdowns with a relatively high degree of grace and tolerance. Although most do not approve of the violence associated with the so-called “racial” protests, they seem to extend a great deal of leniency to people expressing their frustrations and seeking social change and justice. Even so, in most people’s minds, you can sense that seemingly unflappable grittiness, that toughness of spirit that holds on to a belief that things always inevitably straighten out, settle down and return to the routine, the inexorable normal all desire.
When I ponder these things I am reminded of an interesting conversation from the movie The Accountant. In this story parents are struggling with the erratic behavior of a savant child and have sought the counsel of a neurologist. After explaining their situation to the doctor, he offers the following suggestion…
Neurologist: Would you be willing to let your son stay with us for the summer free of charge, working with me in a sensory-friendly environment?
Young Chris’s Father: That’s not gonna happen. If loud noises and bright lights bother him, he needs more of it, not less. The world is not a sensory-friendly place, and that’s where he needs to learn to live. Not in here. Doctor, in your opinion, can our son lead a normal life?
Neurologist: Define normal (emphasis mine).
The “normal” the parents had in mind was not what was probably going to be true for their son and no matter what efforts they chose to employ, nothing was going to make it that way. It was as if they were shooting at a moving target which they were never going to hit. The doctor was attempting to persuade these very stressed parents that they needed to be thinking in terms of a “new normal” rather than trying to force their son into an accepted order of life as they knew it. In the doctor’s thinking, the new normal wasn’t a degraded version of the old normal but rather a different normal tailored to the life of their son.
Have you noticed how many articles have appeared over the past few months discussing what is referred to as the “new normal” with respect to the pandemic? The concepts being presented in these articles are reflecting life-style changes with respect to pandemic adjustments which not only belie actual data and science but are additionally actually dangerous in practice. They are not suggesting reasonable clinically sound adaptations befitting true health issues. Rather they are attempting to persuade the public that they will need to adopt new patterns of social interaction and behavior that have already been shown to be physically, psychologically and economically detrimental.
Let me be entirely blunt. If we do not fully awaken to the fact that all of these draconian measures being imposed are completely inconsistent with the true, factual and scientific nature of this virus, we are going to be led blindly into a miserable ongoing depleted life-style that has as its true motive the absolute control over everyone’s life. The circumstances we are facing have nothing to do with the true nature of this disease. They have everything to do with the global elite’s agenda to cull the world’s population and replace all national identities with their one world system including religion, economics, government and enforcement.
Stop and seriously think for a moment about the facts (all of this is readily available online with little effort in researching). This is the first time in world history that those who are well have been quarantined in an effort to curtail the spread of a disease. The wearing of masks not only does nothing to stop a virus which is transmitted through touch not the air but is actually dangerous from the standpoint that you are breathing in your own CO2, viruses and germs which in itself could have detrimental effects. Statistically the virus is no more dangerous or deadly than the common flu for which no draconian measures have ever been taken. This lockdown has utterly destroyed our economy and bankrupt millions of people and it has all been totally unnecessary.
When decisions are being made and drastic measures employed which do not correlate to or effectively address the stated crisis, you have to be willing to ask some penetrating questions.
Why are the large box stores allowed to continue operating where millions of people indiscriminately mingle every day while small businesses and churches are all shut down? Why are large protest gatherings allowed to assemble unencumbered by demands for masks and distancing while restaurants are limited to fifty per cent capacity with ridiculous orders for separation? Why is it that countries like Sweden—which did not practice strict measures such as masks, distancing and closings—have similar case histories to countries with extreme tactics? Why are doctors and hospitals being forced to falsely classify deaths by many other means as being deaths by the virus in question? Why is the mainstream media going overboard on their attempts to alarm and generate widespread fear when the incidence and death rate for this virus is virtually identical with the flu? Why are our leaders ignoring the science and data regarding the true nature of this disease in their decision making? Literally hundreds of medical doctors are actively warning of the dangers involved with the wearing of masks, social distancing and lockdowns and their concerns are totally ignored.
The “new normal” the mainstream media is pushing is only circumstantially related to the so-called present crisis with this virus and the completely orchestrated demonstrations ostensibly and falsely generated from the tragic death of George Floyd. This is all about the globalist agenda for a New/One World Order and it involves the destruction of democracy in America and its economy as we have always known it. This is not a battle between one nation and another or even a conflict between one ideology and another. It is a cosmic war between good and evil, between righteousness and unrighteousness, between light and darkness.
Satan has been attacking every godly, biblically based institution on earth since Jesus defeated him through the cross and his glorious resurrection over 2000 years ago. These attacks have mostly been subtle and hidden behind Satan’s goal of world domination and the overthrow of God’s kingdom but are now coalescing at the end of this present age.
Consider the beguiling changes that have transpired in so many of our once accepted institutions over the years. What has happened to the once honored biblical concept of marriage and family? What kind of beliefs, attitudes and morals are coming out of our educational system today? How far has the church moved from a faith-based people whose lives once altered cultures and changed the world to worldly-minded people practicing ritualistic religion in weekly meetings? What led us to alter our economic structure from a pay-as-you-go economy to a debt based system? How did we allow ourselves to forfeit self-reliance and personal initiative and responsibility only to embrace a nanny government as our overseer and benefactor? The literate astute will recognize how history is being systematically revised or eradicated to utterly alter our perceptions of the past. Case in point, witness the current destructive efforts to bring down statues and memorials which have nothing to do with the ostensible outrage over the death of George Floyd.
What has happened to our concept of the sanctity of life as we have embraced abortion on demand and approved euthanasia? How is it that the highly decentralized, unobtrusive federal government designed by our founders, with its emphasis on states’ rights and personal responsibility, has morphed into the overarching, intrusive, profligate, and controlling-of-every-area-of-our-lives behemoth it is today? Who remembers when what Hollywood produced was considered wholesome and family friendly? Are you old enough to recall when the news media actually reported verifiable facts and truth verses speculations, propaganda, opinions and editorializing based on anonymous “sources”? “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”