When We Get Back to Normal!

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When we get back to normal.  When everything is like it used to be.  When things are like they were in the good old days.  The good old days when things were normal.  Happy days when father knew best, and bad kids were expelled from school for chewing gum.

But we are not normal now.  We are in a quandary for normal.  We pray for normal.  We look around each corner for normal.  But we cannot find normal.  We talk about the new normal but even that is a myth.  We are now post-normal.  We have never been normal, and we probably will never be normal.

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First smog in the sixties.  Then water pollution in the seventies.  Globalization in the eighties.  A new century with mega storms, wildfires, water shortages, power outages and unprecedented heat spells.  If normal was not elusive enough, in 2020 we get a virus that to date has killed almost 4 million people worldwide.  A little bug that is about 50 nm in size.  A nanometer is one billionth of a meter.  You could put 20 million corona virus side to side and still have room left over on a yardstick.  Has anybody ever asked a coronavirus when things will return to normal?

Just on the outside chance that we do get back to normal, what will it look like?  A vision please, for without a vision, it is said that people will perish.

women-taking-em-back-to-the-kitchen-vi-cine-center-51302934When we get back to normal, two parent families will again reign supreme.  Mom will stay home to cook, while dad goes to work.  There will be no trans-people.  Girls will stick to cheerleading and let the boys play the sports.  Contraceptives will be banned, and no one will dream of getting an abortion.  Priests and ministers will be male, and gay people will disappear.  Everyone in America will go back to being good Christians.

When we get back to normal, people will die of natural causes like alcoholism and tobacco smoking.  Viruses will become a thing of the past as huge walls setup around our borders will prevent any bugs from infecting Americans.  Health care will be readily available to rich people and make certain that the wealthier you are the longer you will live.  Poor people will do the shitty jobs in America and die earlier since they will not be able to afford quality health care.

When we get back to normal, Black people, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian/Pacific Island people will be put into their place so that White people can rule again without challenge.  Only White people will be able to hold office.  Police forces will be given more power to dispense arbitrary justice in minority communities thereby ensuring that minorities do not get too uppity.  White people will be allowed to immigrate to the USA but people from other countries will be given strict orders to stay home.

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When we get back to normal, we will double the size of the defense budget and start a war someplace so that we can test our new arsenals out.  We will try to select enemies who are too weak to really put up much fight.  Our military will be the pride of America, and no one will have the audacity to stand up to it.  Drones will eliminate American casualties and reporters will be prohibited from counting enemy dead.

When we get back to normal, schools will be places where children are taught patriotism and how to fit into the workplace.  Colleges will establish quotas limiting the number of minorities who can enter.  Businesses will be given more tax breaks so that the rich can become richer.  We will spread a great deal of propaganda emphasizing the theory of trickle down.  Poor people will be persuaded to be patient until unfathomable wealth eventually comes down to them.

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When we get back to normal, scientists, Intellectuals, democrats, anti-gun people, liberals, writers, reporters, and teachers espousing critical thinking will be shunned.  Anyone promoting facts and logic over emotions and intuition will be silenced by fines or stiff jail sentences.

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I forgot to add that the Ten Commandments, Confederate Flag, and statues of Confederate heroes will be taken out of storage and placed on the lawn of every state capital in the USA.  Laws will be passed to make sure that people stand for the Flag and kneel for the Cross.  Of course, that is if things get back to normal again.

Do you still want things to get back to normal again?

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Fritz
    Jun 25, 2021 @ 04:57:37

    Oh, my. So well done, John. So well said.

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    • Dr. John Persico Jr.
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 06:24:14

      Nobody writes a nicer compliment than you do Jane. I wrote this for my writing class this week. The instructor asked that we all say something about the Corona Virus now that it almost seems to be over. I was tempted to say something positive but this thought struck me about Normal. John

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      • Jane Fritz
        Jun 25, 2021 @ 06:31:17

        Good job, student! I’m not so sure that covid is through with us. The dying in the 1000s may be past for the wealthy nations, but I noticed just this morning that Israel has reinstated its mask mandate because of an uptick in new variant cases. Covid is just waiting for people to become careless. Stay safe, my friend!

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        • Dr. John Persico Jr.
          Jun 25, 2021 @ 07:54:54

          Jane, I have tickets to Paris and Barcelona for Sept. I am hoping my trip goes as planned so I am keeping my optimism up and my fingers crossed. I wish more people in this country would get their shots. I will heed your advice on being careless. We are not selling our supply of masks yet. Thanks Jane. Stay safe as well. John

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  2. Wayne Woodman
    Jun 25, 2021 @ 13:09:49

    Thanks John for the tongue-in-cheek look at normalcy! I love your posts and your way of looking at life. We are also planning on travel this Fall but only within Canada and will look at international travel later, maybe this coming Winter. However, As Jane mentioned I’m not sure Covid has its fill yet or is finished with mutating.
    Stay safe and happy travels.
    Quick question– have you disabled reposting through WordPress?

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    • Dr. John Persico Jr.
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 13:55:10

      Wayne, thank you so much for your comment. I hope you have safe and happy travels no matter where you go. I have not disabled reposting. Have not changed any settings in quite a while. Let me know if you have any problems with posting or reposting. I do not copyright anything I write and I feel very honored that anyone would want to repost my stuff. John

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