Normal is Never By James Reed
As it says in the good Book: “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever. What sorrow for those who are heroes at drinking wine and boast about all the alcohol they can hold. They take bribes to let the wicked go free, and they punish the innocent. Therefore, just as fire licks up stubble and dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will rot and their flowers wither. For they have rejected the law of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” Isaiah 5: 20-24. Those who have inflicted this inversion of reality upon us, have get to meet their just deserts, but I am sure that they have over-extended, and unleashed forces that will consume them, in the end.
“According to a new survey of 2,000 Americans, many among us are worried the world will never return to its simpler, pre-coronavirus state. All in all, 75% of surveyed Americans said they fear life will never return to what was once “normal.” The survey, commissioned by Torch, asks respondents how they envision the world will appear in the wake of COVID-19. One overarching theme that participants echo is just how different the workplace, and employment in general, will be. As of now, 59% of surveyed Americans admit they would be far too afraid to start reporting to a shared workplace once again. Meanwhile, 36% have concerns they’ll never be able to get back to the office without potentially putting themselves and their family in harm’s way. Interestingly, when asked about their manager or boss, 60% shares the belief that their supervisor didn’t handle the transition to remote work quite as well as he or she should have. Also, 67% think their employer doesn’t understand how hard it is to work from home, especially for parents. Of course, parent or not, it seems pretty much everyone is feeling more on edge these days. Most survey participants (64%) don’t feel as productive as they should be due to intrusive feelings of pandemic-related anxiety. Even when offices do eventually re-open, there’s still the major problem of commuting to consider; 70% of respondents say just the thought of using public transit stresses them out. Similarly, another 64% think their employer should be much more flexible regarding remote work, even when offices are fully reopened. Is there any way to improve productivity while working from home? Somewhat surprisingly, 70% of Americans wouldn’t mind talking to a work coach to help with efficiency. Close to 75% of survey participants believe handshakes are now a relic of the past. Another 45% think companies should start administering temperature checks before office entrance is permitted.”
Of course, the old world order has ended, for 2020 marks the dawn of the New World Order mark of the beast 2.0 which goes beyond mere control of the economy, to micro manage everything, much like the dystopic sci fi movies. Everything including where you stand, and how you breathe is managed by technocrats. This is a level of tyranny that even Chairman Mao would find surprising.