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Leftists Deeply Afraid Things Could Go Back To Normal

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posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 08:29 AM
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babylonbee.com...

U.S.—With more and more people either vaccinated or already recovered from COVID, many think things could go back to normal. This proposition is scaring many on the Far-Left.

“We don’t want normal,” said activist Earnest Greer. “We want radical change. What if everything goes back to the way it was without us completely dismantling and rebuilding the system?”

Liberals saw the pandemic as an opportunity to get people less clingy to individual freedom and more accepting of government planning significant parts of everyone’s lives. Normal would mean relinquishing that power, which is anathema to the Left.


When satire becomes reality, you have to wonder, is the idea of clown world really that crazy?
I'm thinking of subscribing to the Bee to get all my news. They seem to be much closer to reality than CNN.



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 08:45 AM
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They're closer to reality than a lot of entertainment news outlets.


edit on 2/9/2022 by Klassified because: ND distracted me



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 09:00 AM
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A few years back I wrote a short essay discussing my thoughts on satire and its relationship to a decaying culture.



Since Jonthan Swift penned A Modest Proposal in 1729, satire has been a powerful weapon in the armory of social commentators. I have recently commented to someone that satire and sarcasm are two edges of one sword, both useful in bringing foolishness to its knees. Both involve humor and keen observation to be effective. Both are hated by people who fancy themselves to be in a position of power.

I believe that within a socio-political construct satire moves between five distinct stages, but through slow progression, one stage bleeding over into the next.

>First, satire is funny; while it exposes extremes and excesses, it makes us look at ourselves through a more honest lens and gives us a chuckle in the process as we get a clearer picture of how silly we are. At this stage, it's funny though it is also meant to be biting and to challenge the status quo.
>Second, satire becomes confusing in that it becomes difficult to distinguish between the reality and satirical commentary. It begins to mirror reality in a way that makes us realize how twisted the reality has become. At this point, it begins to bother some people as it aggressively mocks and exposes excesses and stupidity.
>Third, satire becomes disconcerting. It loses its humourous edge and acts more as biting social and political commentary. Here is where it begins to elicit reactions of anger, opposition and censorship.
>Fourth, satire becomes downright scary as it denudes the reality, stripping the lie from the hidden truth. Here, it is ignored by the vast majority of people as what it exposes is just too painful to acknowledge. (This, I believe, is where we are now in the United States.
>Fifth, satire is outlawed.

I fear we are dangerously close to stage five.
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edit on 2022 2 09 by incoserv because: typo.



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 10:11 AM
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It's already in the works, just need a little push to get to the final solution. Great post.



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: network dude

Shame you couldn't get past your conditioned reflex and see the non=partisan point.

There were a lot of things wrong with the world before the pandemic.

The pandemic made many of us reevaluate what we were doing and how we were doing it.

Instead of returning to the old status quo, this is an opportunity for fresh thinking, for making things better.

Unless you know your place and, to paraphrase Malcolm X, you're ready to rush into the fire to save the master's whip.



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 04:12 PM
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Things will never go back to 'normal' for me. I will continue to have a heightened sense of BS detector and cynical skepticism.
I was distrustful of governments etc before this plandemic , and now even more so.
Depressing really, to always be in a state of 'when is the next plandemic or false flag going to hit? '



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 05:02 PM
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your opinion is noted.



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 05:37 PM
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Instead of returning to the old status quo, this is an opportunity for fresh thinking, for making things better. 


That sounds awesome on paper but unfortunately, the ones trying to "build back better" are f#king lunatics.



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 06:33 PM
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This has to be the most non-fictional thing babylonbee has ever written. It's not satire in any sense, it's the exact truth of the matter. They want to keep dragging out this nightmare for as long as possible for political reasons, regardless of how much suffering they have to cause. They are sick.
edit on 9/2/2022 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 06:44 PM
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Unless you know your place and, to paraphrase Malcolm X, you're ready to rush into the fire to save the master's whip.

Lmao... it's the MSM and the billionaires trying to bring about this so called utopia where there's no inequality and everything is perfect despite the fact we'll own nothing and have no freedom. If Malcolm X is your source of inspiration then you've already failed. What's most pathetic of all is how people on the left actually think they're fighting against "the machine" when in reality they are tools of the establishment, believing and doing everything the MSM says. They demand increasing censorship, they demand we give up our most sacred freedoms, they burn down cities and beat people up when they don't get their way, they think it's their right to tear down the fabric of society so they can "build back better". They show no real compassion or humanity. Fake virtue doesn't impress me.
edit on 9/2/2022 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 9 2022 @ 06:46 PM
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Thanks to covid I will never trust another lying #-faced asshole politician or pundit again.

The authoritarian high that the evil left got over covid has probably killed more people than the #ing virus.




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