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Why we must resist the New Normal – HotAir

Why we must resist the New Normal – HotAir

’ The passivity of New Zealanders in the face of Covid and the ensuing restrictions highlights a dramatic loss of agency.If this report is accurate it suggests that New Zealanders are gripped by a powerful mood of fatalism.For example, the Guardian’s report on its favourite risk-averse society, New Zealand, is titled: ‘No “return to normal” expected in post-pandemic New Zealand – and locals say that’s fine.This brings us to the dominant themes of the New Normal script – human passivity and powerlessness.

Indeed, both are continually promoted by the New Normal advocates.Almost half – or 44 per cent – felt neutral emotions around Covid-19, and three-quarters felt the country was going in the right direction.

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