Over the weekend, I read a heart-felt post by Laura Best entitled: There’s No Going Back to What Was. I agree there is no going back. There never was in any given year. We couldn’t turn 2010 into 2005 or even 2000 into 1999. That’s life.
However, after thinking about this for a few days, I want to add, while we can never go back to what was, I refuse to accept what is as the ‘new normal’.
The new normal. That’s what people are calling this. They tell me I have to accept the new normal. The new normal means wearing masks in public places, healthy people acting as if they are sick, a virus taking priority over all other illnesses, anti-social distancing, discrimination against a portion of society, rotating shut-downs and lock-downs of businesses, unrealistic travel restrictions, constant fear mongering by government and Liberal media, and government dictating what citizens in a ‘free’ country can and cannot do.
I will not accept these things as normal. They will NEVER be normal. They will always be abnormal. They are not a way a free society lives. It’s not normal life in Canada. It’s normal for Communist China and North Korea. We ain’t those places, and I don’t ever want to be.