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Normal / New Normal

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:55 am
by notmartha
The word "normal" is the perfect example of how subjective terms can become. Please read Ben Williams' newsletter (linked below) first, and then the other "definitions."


The word “normal” is not found in the KJV.

“What is Normal?” Straight Talk Newsletter, Ben Williams
Everyone wants to be normal. But being normal these days can be hard to define. We are programmed to think that “normal” equates to being typical or average.

People assume they are normal even when they can't define the term. They don't know what normal is, but they claim to be normal anyway.

What is normal? What does it mean? If people who are very different from each other think they are all normal, hasn't the term lost its meaning?

One dictionary defines, NORMAL as: “Functioning in a natural way: lacking abnormalities or deficiencies.”
Another has, “Fitting or conforming to a standard.”
Another says, “Not abnormal.”

Well, that doesn't give us much, but maybe a start.

To be “normal’ in today's society is generally equated with being “typical” or fitting in with society around you. Thus, being “abnormal” is the opposite: i.e., not fitting in.

“Normal” is not a synonym for ‘typical.” ‘Normal” is like “natural.” It indicates a value standard hereas “typical’ indicates the absence of a value standard. So if thinking right is part of being normal, then it is essential to have a standard with which to measure right from wrong. Otherwise, “right” and “normal” would have no measurement, and without a standard for right and wrong, the term “normal” becomes meaningless.

If a man believes that normalcy is whatever passes as typical, then everything becomes acceptable and normal, and there can be no measure of right and wrong, good or bad. Man is left to sail through the ocean of life in a ship without a rudder, and without a compass to guide him. He has dismissed God and his law.
Read the rest of this excellent newsletter here:


Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1828
NOR'MAL, adjective [Latin a square, a rule.]
1. According to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right angle.
2. According to a rule or principle.
3. Relating to rudiments or elements; teaching rudiments or first principles; as normal schools in France.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 1st Edition, 1891, 2nd Edition, 1910

Opposed to exceptional; that state wherein any body most exactly comports in all its parts with the abstract idea thereof, and is most exactly fitted to perform its proper functions, is entitled “normal.”

A term employed by modern writers on jurisprudence to denote the law as it affects persons who are in a normal condition; i.e. sui juris and sound in mind.

The Century Dictionary, an Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, 1895

1. According to a rule, principle, or norm; conforming to established law, order, habit, or usage; conforming with a certain type or standard; not abnormal; regular; natural.

2. Serving to fix a standard; Intended to set the standard: as, a normal school (see below).
Normal school, a school in which teachers are instructed in the principles of their profession and trained in the practice of it; a training-college for teachers.
Webster’s New Practical Dictionary, 1957
Normal (adj.)

1. Standard; regular; natural.
2. Occurring naturally.
3. Belonging to the average in intelligence or development.
4. Free from mental or nervous disorders; sane.
Normal (n.)

1. A person or thing that is normal.
2. The usual degree, condition, etc.; average; mean.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th Edition, 1968 and 5th Edition, 1979

According to, constituting, or not deviating from an established norm, rule, or principle; conformed to a type, standard or regular form; performing the proper functions; regular; natural. Webster; Railroad Commission v. Konowa Operating Co., Tex.Civ.App., 174 S.W.2d 605, 609.

A term employed by modern writers on jurisprudence to denote the law as it affects persons who are in a normal condition; i.e., sui juris and sound in mind.

One which in strength and capacity ranks reasonably well with the average of the great body of men and women who make up organized human society in general and are by common consent recognized as sane and competent to perform the ordinary duties and assume the ordinary responsibilities of life. State v. Haner, 186. Iowa, 2159, 173 N.W. 225, 226.

As a rule; regularly; according to rule, general custom, etc. Palmer v. Jordan Mach. Co., C.C.N.Y., 186 F. 496, 504.

Black’s Law Dictionary, 7th Edition, 1999

1. According to a regular pattern; natural <it is normal to be nervous in court>.
2. According to an established rule or norm <it is not normal to deface statues>.
3. Setting a standard or norm <a normal curriculum was established in the schools>.
Normal law

The law as it applies to persons who are free from legal disabilities.
Normal mind

A mental capacity that is similar to that of the majority of people who can handle life’s ordinary responsibilities.


H. L. Mencken:
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
Joseph Paul Goebbels:
The war made possible for us the solution of a whole series of problems that could never have been solved in normal times.
Alistair Cooke:
As for the rage to believe that we have found the secret of liberty in general permissiveness from the cradle on, this seems to me a disastrous sentimentality, which, whatever liberties it sets loose, loosens also the cement that alone can bind society into a stable compound -- a code of obeyed taboos. I can only recall the saying of a wise Frenchman that `liberty is the luxury of self-discipline.' Historically, those peoples that did not discipline themselves had discipline thrust on them from the outside. That is why the normal cycle in the life and death of great nations has been first a powerful tyranny broken by revolt, the enjoyment of liberty, the abuse of liberty -- and back to tyranny again. As I see it, in this country -- a land of the most persistent idealism and the blandest cynicism -- the race is on between its decadence and its vitality.
Jennifer A. Grossman:
[A]ny provider that commands 90 percent of the market—whether we’re talking about software, phone service, or heating oil—is, by definition, a monopoly. Our government employs thousands of bureaucrats to track down and break up monopolies on the grounds that monopolies stifle competition and thereby produce bad products at high prices. Doesn’t it strike anyone as strange that the same government protects its own monopoly in education? And stranger still, that nearly everyone accepts this state of affairs as normal—as something that has always been and must always be? ... [C]ompetition forces public schools into making long-overdue repairs. And it offers poor parents the choices they desperately desire.

And because I know you all were thinking it...


"New Normal"

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:33 am
by notmartha
Invasion of the New Normals ... w-normals/

Please see complete article, including linked references, at link above.
They’re here! No, not the pod people from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. We’re not being colonized by giant alien fruit. I’m afraid it is a little more serious than that. People’s minds are being taken over by a much more destructive and less otherworldly force … a force that transforms them overnight into aggressively paranoid, order-following, propaganda-parroting totalitarians.

You know the people I’m talking about. Some of them are probably your friends and family, people you have known for years, and who had always seemed completely rational, but who are now convinced that we need to radically alter the fabric of human society to protect ourselves from a virus that causes mild to moderate flu-like symptoms (or absolutely no symptoms at all) in over 95% of those infected, and that over 99.6% survive, which, it goes without saying, is totally insane.

I’ve been calling them “corona-totalitarians,” but I’m going to call them the “New Normals” from now on, as that more accurately evokes the pathologized-totalitarian ideology they are systematically spreading. At this point, I think it is important to do that, because, clearly, their ideological program has nothing to do with any actual virus, or any other actual public health threat.

As is glaringly obvious to anyone whose mind has not been taken over yet, the “apocalyptic coronavirus pandemic” was always just a Trojan horse, a means of introducing the “New Normal,” which they’ve been doing since the very beginning.

The official propaganda started in March, and it reached full intensity in early April. Suddenly, references to the “New Normal” were everywhere, not only in the leading corporate media (e.g., CNN, NPR, CNBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Forbes, et al.), the IMF and the World Bank Group, the WEF, UN, WHO, CDC (and the list goes on), but also on the blogs of athletic organizations, global management consulting firms, charter school websites, and random YouTube videos.

The slogan has been relentlessly repeated (in a textbook totalitarian “big lie” fashion) for going on the past six months. We have heard it repeated so many times that many of us have forgotten how insane it is, the idea that the fundamental structure of society needs to be drastically and irrevocably altered on account of a virus that poses no threat to the vast majority of the human species.

And, make no mistake, that is exactly what the “New Normal” movement intends to do. “New Normalism” is a classic totalitarian movement (albeit with a pathological twist), and it is the goal of every totalitarian movement to radically, utterly transform society, to remake the world in its monstrous image.

That is what totalitarianism is, this desire to establish complete control over everything and everyone, every thought, emotion, and human interaction. The character of its ideology changes (i.e., Nazism, Stalinism, Maoism, etc.), but this desire for complete control over people, over society, and ultimately life itself, is the essence of totalitarianism … and what has taken over the minds of the New Normals.

In the New Normal society they want to establish, as in every totalitarian society, fear and conformity will be pervasive. Their ideology is a pathologized ideology (as opposed to, say, the racialized ideology of the Nazis), so its symbology will be pathological. Fear of disease, infection, and death, and obsessive attention to matters of health will dominate every aspect of life. Paranoid propaganda and ideological conditioning will be ubiquitous and constant.

Everyone will be forced to wear medical masks to maintain a constant level of fear and an omnipresent atmosphere of sickness and death, as if the world were one big infectious disease ward. Everyone will wear these masks at all times, at work, at home, in their cars, everywhere. Anyone who fails or refuses to do so will be deemed “a threat to public health,” and beaten and arrested by the police or the military, or swarmed by mobs of New Normal vigilantes.

Cities, regions, and entire countries will be subjected to random police-state lockdowns, which will be justified by the threat of “infection.” People will be confined to their homes for up to 23-hours a day, and allowed out only for “essential reasons.” Police and soldiers will patrol the streets, stopping people, checking their papers, and beating and arresting anyone out in public without the proper documents, or walking or standing too close to other people, like they are doing in Melbourne, Australia, currently.

The threat of “infection” will be used to justify increasingly insane and authoritarian edicts, compulsory demonstration-of-fealty rituals, and eventually the elimination of all forms of dissent. Just as the Nazis believed they were waging a war against the “subhuman races,” the New Normals will be waging a war on “disease,” and on anyone who “endangers the public health” by challenging their ideological narrative.

Like every other totalitarian movement, in the end, they will do whatever is necessary to purify society of “degenerate influences” (i.e., anyone who questions or disagrees with them, or who refuses to obey their every command).

They are already aggressively censoring the Internet and banning their opponents’ political protests, and political leaders and the corporate media are systematically stigmatizing those of us who dare to challenge their official narrative as “extremists,” “Nazis,” “conspiracy theorists,” “covidiots,” “coronavirus deniers,” “anti-vaxxers,” and “esoteric” freaks. One German official even went so far as to demand that dissidents be deported … presumably on trains to somewhere in the East.

Despite this increasing totalitarianization and pathologization of virtually everything, the New Normals will carry on with their lives as if everything were … well, completely normal. They will go out to restaurants and the movies in their masks. They will work, eat, and sleep in their masks. Families will go on holiday in their masks, or in their “Personal Protective Upper-Body Bubble-Wear.”

They will arrive at the airport eight hours early, stand in their little color-coded boxes, and then follow the arrows on the floor to the “health officials” in the hazmat suits, who will take their temperature through their foreheads and shove ten-inch swabs into their sinus cavities. Parents who wish to forego this experience will have the option to preventatively vaccinate themselves and their children with the latest experimental vaccine (after signing a liability waiver, of course) within a week or so before their flights, and then present the officials with proof of vaccination (and of their compliance with various other “health guidelines”) on their digital Identity and Public Health Passports, or subdermal biometric chips.

Children, as always, will suffer the worst of it. They will be terrorized and confused from the moment they are born, by their parents, their teachers, and by the society at large. They will be subjected to ideological conditioning and paranoid behavioral modification at every stage of their socialization … with fanciful reusable corporate plague masks branded with loveable cartoon characters, paranoia-inducing picture books for toddlers, and paranoid “social distancing” rituals, among other forms of psychological torture.

This conditioning (or torture) will take place at home, as there will be no more schools, or rather, no public schools. The children of the wealthy will attend private schools, where they can be cost-effectively “socially-distanced.” Working class children will sit at home, alone, staring into screens, wearing their masks, their hyperactivity and anxiety disorders stabilized with anti-depressant medications.

And so on … I think you get the picture. I hope so, because I don’t have the heart to go on.

I pray this glimpse into the New Normal future has terrified and angered you enough to rise up against it before it is too late. This isn’t a joke, folks. The New Normals are serious. If you cannot see where their movement is headed, you do not understand totalitarianism. Once it starts, and reaches this stage, it does not stop, not without a fight. It continues to its logical conclusion.

The way that usually happens is, people tell themselves it isn’t happening, it can’t be happening, not to us. They tell themselves this as the totalitarian program is implemented, step by step, one seemingly harmless step at a time. They conform, because, at first, the stakes aren’t so high, and their conformity leads to more conformity, and the next thing they know they’re telling their grandchildren that they had no idea where the trains were going.

If you have made it through to the end of this essay, your mind hasn’t been taken over yet … the New Normals clicked off around paragraph 2.

What that means is that it is your responsibility to speak up, and to do whatever else you can, to stop the New Normal future from becoming a reality. You will not be rewarded for it. You will be ridiculed and castigated for it. Your New Normal friends will hate you for it. Your New Normal family will forsake you for it. The New Normal police might arrest you for it. It is your responsibility to do it anyway … as, of course, it is also mine.