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The 'New Normal': Don't Blame Us, It's All Your Fault

To such individuals I offer a simple challenge: Provide one example where things have gotten better for the ordinary person in the New Normal.

I submit that there are no such examples. Collectively, the "message" (and agenda) of the New Normal is as remorseless as it is deceptive: It's "normal" for our lives to get worse and worse and worse. So don't vote for a different government, or change banks or look for your "news" elsewhere, or march in the streets -- and certainly don't expect (or even hope) that your life will ever improve. Just accept it.

Were there such a thing as truth in advertising, the New Normal would undoubtedly be framed in far less vacuous, euphemistic terms.

"Sit back and take it."

"Grin and bear it."

"Shut up and don't complain!"

That is what the New Normal represents. So when any authority figure mouths those three, abominable words, what he or she is really saying to you is this: Your life is going to get worse and worse. This is exactly how the world should be. You deserve this.

There cannot be a more malicious agenda than that. Blame the victim.

It is the bankers and politicians who jointly created most if not all of the problems and crimes the New Normal seeks to totally excuse. It is the corporate media that, at best, slept through all these crimes/mistakes/failures. Yet, now these Three Amigos seek to foist responsibility for those failures onto us.

They make the mistakes. We suffer the consequences.

That's not the way the world is supposed to work. When governments perpetrate colossal failures they are removed from power. When bankers commit crimes they go to jail. When a "news" source is woefully inept/inaccurate, you change channels.

The New Normal does not exist. It is a fabrication of the propaganda machine, designed as a control mechanism to keep the sheep sedated and the same cast of criminals in power.

Put another way, it is a test, one that poses a very simple question to all Western inhabitants:

Are you a citizen or a serf?

Serfs meekly submit to corrupt authority. Citizens remove such entities.

This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

This commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet guest contributor program. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of TheStreet or its management.
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