|New Norm America
We have new obfuscations coming from the collective noise of media, the two miserable political parties, culture, and society at large regarding this "Great Recession" of 2007-08-09-10, and soon to be 2011. The innuendo is, we are on the precipice of a "new norm."
This is a new-speak offering apparently meant to sound economically reassuring. The "collective noise" prattles, "Good news is'a com'n, the boom days are just around the corner...just hang on a little longer." While us rabble lives an entirely different reality of economic hell.
I however, interpret the "new norm", as more of the same economic shit as the last five years, but worse: No pay increases in the foreseeable future (assuming you are lucky enough to even have a job any more); less work hours; non-benefit; minimum wage; seven day a week work week at four hours a day wrecking the whole week for 28 hours of pay; and finally, relentlessly buying Chinese junk products probably for the rest of our lives.
Until America and Wisconsin come up with new products to manufacture like has happened in so many other decades of change, this "new normal" of economic bottom feeding is here for a long, long time. And, even if we do reinvent ourselves with a new miracle product for the world...the Chinese will most likely steal it and manufacture it a a fraction of the cost we could build it.
- Bob Keith, December 18, 2009 -
The following are postings Bob has authored over the last few years regarding our bleak economic situation. Click on the links below for the diatribes:
Jack Bennie was right - live past 39 in Wisconsin at your own peril
The abuser-victim relationship of Wisconsin workers/citizens and their tormentors
Recipe to deconstruct the Middle Class - A modest strategy - a humble proposal
News Flash Election 2010 - Jobs a problem -- Reality; dignity remains elusive
New Wisconsin Soviet part II - ubiquoutous techno-fascism
New Wisconsin Soviet - I love Big Brother
Wisconsin job ethic - abysmal
Hallelujah Jesus! That 'dar mean ol' recession has been over for a year
Good luck in China, Harley - we'll get by somehow; we've all still got our McJobs
Empty Janesville GM Plant - Build an NFL stadium and pony up an expansion team
Old, repaired, pushed off the road; fade yourself out old man or...be faded
Janesville, Wisconsin - ready template for "new norm" economy
Rock County Collapses - Globalism right on schedule - Moshe the Beadle - Polyester slippers
Rock County descends into economic hell - Libs and Cons gleefully play house
Afghanistan - over eight years and 1000 dead Americans
The fall of Saigon - Oops, did I say Saigon - I meant Madison, Wisconsin
Wisconsin unemployment up - "jobless recovery" right on schedule
A new year - a new decade - reflecting on a better time - Hodson's Garage
Nazification and Sovietization of the "Great Recession"
Neo-techno-fascist transistion right on schedule
Antithesis of the romanticized blue-collar - not-so nuanced workplace manipulation - idiot naive pundits
How much longer can we take the economic beating? Ask the boiling frog and the Fire Ant
Ground into the Wisconsin dirt - name that soil
We're com'n to get'cha Madison - shake hands with your unemployed cousins from Rock County
Elitist media ephiffany - middle class dead
Move away from Wisconsin, unemployed - embrace the "new norm"
Get Ouuuuuuuuuuuuut! Before the Wisconsin economy kills you!
Thanks for nothing - wasted lives, talent, experience - a crass Thanksgiving
The new - not so new Amercian work place
Return of the Dadio - new normal - perpetual optimism - obfuscated glee in the misery of others
Human Resources Nazis
Women and children first - single childless men go to hell
Circle the wagons, the two-party hacks are making a last stand
Barrel of ink - Cutthroat networking
Anyone want to talk into the microphone?
The "Crash" of late September 2008 - another banal day in paradise
PoliticoDadio - We are all gon'a die - hey, is Favre suited up?
PoliticoDadio -- The architects of collapse suggest it is the rabble's fault
Janesville, Wisconsin notices the economy sucks but decides it is cool
Biggest Wisconsin National Guard deployment ever - Yikes!