You know the New Normal? All those police-state indignities and assaults on liberty for bogus and corrupt reasons, in the wake of the conspiracy-fueled terrorist incident and the subsequent wars and debt? The preceding sentence sounds like an absurd rant, but it is neither more nor less than a succinct objective description of present politics!
What enrages me about the New Normal is not its newness - actually I kind of dig the slick modernizing of our oppression - but its damnable normality! The accursed stuck-on-stupid factor! We’re all expected to believe the BS!
Actually, “new normal” is a contradiction in terms, like “fresh stale” or “original plagiarism” or “live dead” or “honest lie” or “genuine fake”.