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What do you think of the expression "new normal" when it is used in reference to how the post-pandemic world will be?

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the expression "new normal"

So far it has been textbook "disaster capitalism" with booming markets boosted by financial stimulus, expanding wealth for the .01% and greater precarity for the majority.

But also greater awareness among the majority that the system does not work for them.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

”New abnormal" is more appropriate.

18 ( +19 / -1 )

I think there are still many people out there that don't believe in a new normal. people who want things to go back to the way they were.

For me, a new normal is more working and studying from home. That's the main thing

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Well it's a catchphrase promoted by the World Economic Forum for a start and Claus Schwab has said it's a ’unique opportunity’ for the so called fourth industrial revolution

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/theres-nothing-new-about-this-new-normal-heres-why/

The same group are also planning a ’great reset’ of the world economy where corporations become stakeholders

https://www.weforum.org/great-reset

I think we need far less intrusion by corporations into our lives personally because it's not normal, far from it in fact.

I would love to just be left alone instead of spied on

7 ( +8 / -1 )

In my opinion, pushing the new normal is like selling the narrative that the situation pre-pandemic will never be the same again, along with things that should remain unchanged. I wasn't around when the Spanish flu broke out, but I'm willing to bet that life prior to and after it hasn't changed that much. I think the new normal term is just meant to condition the masses to become comfortable with the additional restrictions that come with this situation.

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there is nothing like "new normal" for normal people.

so your question is pointless.i turn the page.

once this covid thing will be over we will live our lives as before.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Yes, it means excluding China.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

It's a catchphrase designed by behavioural psychologists, probably at the behest of members of the WEF as Wobot said, to condition we the plebs into believing that the world will be irreversibly transformed into a new society.

One where we'll constantly be under surveillance and requiring permission regarding where we go and who we associate with (vaccine passports, contact tracing), never-ending compliance (you'll need an Xth jab to be able to get an education, visit relatives, dine out, get a job, having to wear a mask to enter a public venue). There'll be incessant "othering" propagated through the legacy media using dishonest and highly inflammatory language (anti-vaxxer, misinformation, climate denier) to polarise and divide and rule, pitting friends against friends, family members against each other, etc based on beliefs and principles, so as to reduce trust among people and weaken opposition to the self-appointed "elite".

One of managed shortages to keep people anxious and begging governments to "do something" to resolve the situation, regardless of how ineffective and counterproductive these same governments have been in the near and distant past.

Of course, it doesn't have to be this way. By enough people refusing to comply, we can stop this "new normal" hell from eventuating. But you can't just leave to everyone else. Follow the example of the Canadian truckers and their supporters, who are giving the finger to phonies like Trudeau. He's genuinely frightened, as he should be.

Take the lead and create your own resistance or team up with people who have genuinely good intentions without wanting to covet power for themselves. Or be prepared to be nothing but a number to people who don't care if you live or die, but will happily treat you like a plaything while you're still here.

Your choice. Don't waste it.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Or be prepared to be nothing but a number to people who don't care if you live or die, but will happily treat you like a plaything while you're still here.

This has been the case for quite a while. Masks and vaccine mandates are minor things which have been amplified by certain ideologues.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

its trying to get people to accept something as ongoing forever that we were told would be "shut down".

we can "live with it" now, but when people said that 2 years ago they were banned.

Also to deflect from the lie that we could return to regular life if we only got vaccinated.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Great comments by Wobot, prionking, Toshihiro and others!

I'll do everything I can to oppose the "new normal".

5 ( +7 / -2 )

There's no' new normal', there's only normal or abnormal. As for me I prefer normal and have not complied with the circus I never will.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Sounds to me like someone wants a new normal, and that they get to write the terms.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

It’s just getting even more abnormal compared to how abnormal it’s already been before that pandemic. You would need quite some more retro steps to regain something worth calling normality.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The new normal seems to be having treat some random person's opinion the same as a fact.

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El Rata

exactly.well said.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

The trend of the idea, "new normal", such as wearing face mask outside will be stuck to many people, especially in Japan. The number of people who want to wear their mask reagardless of the situation, in particular, will be increased due to moderate attention to showing their personality unique to Japanese. Also a lot of Japanese workers have come to appreciate the Internet-based remote work, so even after the subsidence of the outbreak, many of them prefer online work to the conventional working style, or rather the number of it might increase.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Nothing will fundamentally change, at least in Japan.

As soon as this quasi emergency lifted there will be no more remote work in the vast majority of companies, and everything will return to exactly how it was before covid.

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The post pandemic world have made a lot of people think about whatever systems they are in.

"Socialist" countries are the ones suffering less this pandemic due to more collectivistic culture, while the most "capitalistic" countries only gets worse as everyone wants to be on top at the expense of others.

I believe there will be more emigration and voter change globally as more people felt their government's effectiveness.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

The pandemic has definitely reshaped how and where people work - companies have realized that their employees don't necessarily need to gof into a physical office to work. I foresee more flexibility to work from home / do remote working in the future.

I do see the pandemic having a wee bit of a negative affect on traveling, particularly international traveling though. I think for a while at least, they'll be stricter monitoring of passengers' health status and you'll need documentation like vaccine passports to travel from A to B.

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Designed to soften people up for Western governments flipping from blacklisting what they don't want you to do, to whitelisting what they will let you do as they 'take back control' from the free market and consumers. Democracy with Chinese characteristics.

I expect it will work about as well as the "new man" concept did in the 1980s. https://www.theguardian.com/century/1980-1989/Story/0,,110228,00.html

4 ( +5 / -1 )

The new normal means Accept the change that is taking place before you. You don't have a choice, you have to do as it states, there is no leaving i,t you have to take it. It is what it is.

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The new normal means...

The new normal means one thing, and one thing only.

Things were normal pre-pandemic, but the pandemic disrupted our normal routines, resulting in us living under various temporary differences, making things definitely not normal. When we return to stability, where we can count on things being mostly the same one month as another month or two down the line, we will be back to a normal. But this won't be the same normal as that previous normal, rather, this will be a new state of events. Therefore, this normal, that is now different than the old normal, making this a New Normal.

People to claim it means anything more than that are conspiracy theorists, and the odds are they are also going on about 'globalists' and the evil nefarious cabals of the world as well. You know, the people we all know are not so smart.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

It's 100 times better than 'covid-19'.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

we all know what "new normal" means. Its why so many countries today are still clinging to the facade of a health emergency to consolidate power and strip citizens of their long-held rights.

Its the cancerous ideology of communism thats been pushed in Western universities since the 60's and this is the inevitable result.

Unfortunately, things will get much worse before they get better in many of these countries.

China played this beautifully.

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Normal is different for everyone, it is different for each of us relative to the stage of our lives. New normal is just referring to your new normal after the pandemic, what ever it maybe. So i don't feel anything particular about it, it's just a term. As the normal itself is ever changing due to many factors with or without the pandemic and it would be no surprise if the pandemic impacted it.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I think it stinks.

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