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Re: The myth of 'normal'.... SLS

Posted by Jay2112 on March 6, 2023, at 19:11:17

In reply to Re: The myth of 'normal'...., posted by SLS on March 3, 2023, at 18:23:10

Ok Scott...

I will answer this on my terms..

First, 'normal' is the 'mean'..'average'. The capitalist system that we have here in N. America live in is broken, inhumane, and outdated. It has, since the 1980's, produced a world that most of us want to escape from, and the few get to indulge in. It is a quasi-fascist, neo-conservative world, a Wall-street gambling casino, ponzi-scheme on steroids.

We are spinning out of control, slaves to those who own the means of production...the privileged.People are turning to opioids to escape the madness at record levels. Yet, the corporate media wants us to believe that greed, "hard work", selfishness, and all, will make you "normal". This is glamourized in pretty much everything the corporate controlled world put out...from movies to magazines. Anyone who questions this, or does a double-take, is considered "not normal"... abnormal.

The great sociological theorist Emile Durkheim coined the term 'anomie', which fits well here.. People are experiencing anomie when they feel a sense of uselessness, and helplessness in society.
This is what a large chunk of our Western society is feeling today. In fact, this is one of the leading theories of suicide.

This the social-political angle, and it doesn't neglect the psychological angle. But, it is part of the equation we must accept. Science on all sides backs them.

Jay


Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
-Don Miguel Ruiz-


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