Date: June 27, 2017
“Hypernormalisation and Gaming
We see this method throughout our history. Tiny changes justified which take away from us to give to those who are supposed to serve. When my trance had been broken, and I started to look at the world through a critical eye, I started to see the lies we were being told and sold.
It was crazy to me what we had come to accept in life. That the rich are allowed to get richer while the poor become poorer. Christians who believed in charity would vote for those who vow to get rid of welfare programs. That we would live in places where smog hangs over our heads and chokes us in our sleep and deny that pollution is a problem we should curb.
The effect seemed to be that while we would fight for a while for what we believed to be right:
in time we would give up as apathy would set in, or another tragedy would happen just in time to take our attention away from what was important to us just days ago. The will to fight wanes due to the fact that even terrifying truths can be seen as normal through time and exposure.
I saw all of this through those new eyes.”