Immediately after the 2016 election, the order went out: never
let Trump's presidency be normalized
." Huh? So someone controls what's normal and what's not?
Actually, yes, the leftist insurgency can and does control what's normal, or at least what's perceived as normal. In fact, normalization
is arguably the left's most powerful tool to control behavior
,, herd the populace, even impose a tyrannical government.
Normalization starts by saturating news, social media, and entertainment with a targeted subject. This first step is a form of Systematic Desensitization
, where people repeatedly exposed to something abnormal, taboo, or even scary gradually relax and accept it.
Then we have the self-categorization theory
, an effective tool where people "conform to the norms of certain social groups whenever they want to belong to that group." Social media achieve the appearance of group consensus by using millions of bots
(software-controlled, automated accounts) to bolster user numbers. This army of virtual users not only reinforces like-minded opinions, but can flip people's opinion even when the decision
"does not reflect their own actual preferences."
Another plus of self-categorization (wanting to belong) is language control. Words considered offensive are labeled hate speech, condemned on social media, effectively banned.
Abortion is a clear example of normalization. It became a hot topic decades ago, talked about in news, on social media, in Hollywood (desensitization phase). Terms were revamped (language control phase). Now it's "women's health," not "abortion," "pro-choice," not "pro-abortion," "fetuses" and "clumps of cells," not "babies." Over time, killing one's own child was no longer untenable, but a normal part of society, even seen as a woman's right.
Using these same tactics, homosexual and transgender behavior once recognized as "abnormal" (3%) has also been mainstreamed. Again, it was gay rights everywhere — the news, entertainment, parades (phase 1). Again it was language appropriation, where behavior outside the norm can no longer be called abnormal, where a man with a male physique who says he's a really a woman cannot be called delusional (phase 2).
Indeed, words like "abnormal" or "delusional" are now hate speech. If you dare speak these words, you'll be ostracized by groups, labeled a homophobe, a hate-monger. But before you clutch your pearls over the words "abnormal
" and "delusional
," look them up.