I’m worried that we’re being prepared for a “new normal,” and one that will be harmful to us. I’ve seen a couple signs of this and wanted to call them out so we can find ways to push back and resist encroachments into our lives.
“I’ve studied authoritarianism for a very long time – for 40 years – and they’re started by people’s attempts to control the ideological and linguistic territory.”–Jordan Peterson
Here are a couple things I’ve noticed happening that touch very different parts of our lives.
- Whole Foods using cash only (from a picture on Twitter, but have heard this elsewhere)
- Contact tracing & mandating vaccines
- “Simple” behavior changes – Masks, handshaking, distancing
- Stripping of religious community and other social institutions
I believe these will work to undermine our freedom and our way of life. My hope is that being aware will help us to push back and not loose those things we hold dear.