Corona-normal

This wonderful feeling when you avoid reading your FB feed for months because everybody you know has gone corona-nuts and then suddenly discover that your favorite FB personality is corona-normal and has a whole backlog of smart coronanalysis going back months.

P.S. And she’s also normal on the “mostly peaceful protesters”! I’m in paradise.

P.P.S. And she moved to Spain, so there are tons of photos of Spain.

P.P.P.S. Please don’t ask who this is. She’s obviously not an English speaker.

A small sample for the Russian-speaking readers:

А еще сейчас сладкое время не только для окр-щиков, которые всю жизнь брались за ручки двери специальным платочком и не ели в кафе, потому как представляли антисанитарные ужасы за прилавком.

Не только праздник для ипохондриков и тревожников, которые любили рассказать, как в груди что-то хрипнуло (и все окружающие должны были благоговейно прислушиваться). И которые живут по принципу «…ну А ВДРУГ! То-то потом поплачете, да поздно будет».

Но и праздник для Белых Польт.

Ведь теперь можно величаво выступить и сказать, что карантин – самое прекрасное, что случилось в вашей жизни за последнее время (бррр, я аж поежилась, это ж что тогда за жизнь такая хуевая):

– домашнее обучение прошло на ура, ваши дети повысили успеваемость по всем предметам и вы прекрасно справлялись. Удивительно, как другие нет, вы что, не любите своих детей?

– дети без выгула это нормально, ведь Хорошая Мать (тм) организует веселые старты в подъезде, разнообразный досуг каждый день, должна быть эмоционально доступна 24/7 и главное – счастлива по этому поводу. Вы нет? Ну не знаем. А зачем тогда рожали?

– настоящие счастливые супруги не ссорятся. С любимым человеком надо быть счастливым 24/7, даже если вас привязали локтями друг к другу. Если вы нуждаетесь в отдыхе либо срываетесь друг на друге, значит, вы несчастливые говнюки, которым следует развестись. В хороших семьях супруги используют карантин только как повод для нежности, взаимной поддержки и понимания, как же им повезло друг с другом.

– если вам оказалось плохо работать из дому – значит, вы изначально плохой работник, над которым надо стоять с палкой. У Белых Пальто все прекрасно с самоорганизацией, они дисциплинированы, мотивированы и на удаленной работе показали чудеса эффективности.

– если вам стало скучно в заточении, значит, вся ваша жизнь на самом деле – мишура. Лишили ее, а король-то голенький, ага, ага.

– если вы не сделали из лимона лимонад и не использовали выданный вам подарок максимально эффективно – вы лузеры. Вот я!.. далее следует список выученных языков, организованных бизнесов, прослушанных курсов и выступлений на международных конференциях.

– если у вас началась депрессия – вы сами ее выбрали. Граф Монте-Кристо в тюрьме преуспел, главгер «Побега из Шоушенка» ковырял стену ногтями, Владимир Ильич Ленин в камере писал молоком свои сочинения, используя вылепленную из хлеба чернильницу. Если они так смогли сделать, а ты нет, спроси себя, что с тобой не так?

– если вы всегда казались позитивным сильным человеком, а арест вас подкосил, значит, все это было наносное, маска и притворство. Белое Пальто в вас разочаровано.

Что-то забыла? Помедленнее, пожалуйста, я записываю.

14 thoughts on “Corona-normal”

      1. // Get name is Oksana Feldgendler.

        Thank you, I’ll try to find. Unless posts are locked, one doesn’t need FB account to read others’ posts.

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  1. A strong proof you were right about workplace discipline aspect of PC. I thought you were overstressing this aspect, but not any longer:

    // Ruling in a case involving General Motors LLC, the National Labor Relations Board has given private-sector employers more leeway to dole out discipline or fire workers for racist, sexist, and other profane speech or conduct in the context of workplace activism and union-related activity.

    It replaces previous tests that would take into account factors such as whether an outburst of profanity was provoked by the employer’s unfair labor practices, and another test specific to strike settings that permitted some forms of profanity because of the heated nature of a picket line.

    For too long, “the Board has protected employees who engage in obscene, racist, and sexually harassing speech not tolerated in almost any workplace today,” NLRB Chairman John Ring said in a statement Tuesday. “Our decision in General Motors ends this unwarranted protection, eliminates the conflict between the NLRA and antidiscrimination laws, and acknowledges that the expectations for employee conduct in the workplace have changed.”

    https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/nlrbs-gm-ruling-gives-employers-more-slack-to-discipline-speech?context=search&index=0

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  2. Good news in Israel:

    // The Knesset plenum on Wednesday passed the preliminary vote on a bill outlawing gay conversion therapy in Israel, with the backing of Blue & White, sparking outrage among the Haredi parties in the coalition.

    The new law would strip psychologists using gay conversion therapy of their medical licenses. Repeat offenders will be fined and sentence to jail time.
    Blue & White and Labor announced their support for the bill shortly before the vote, with Gantz tweeting, “We promised and we followed through.”

    Likud Public Security Minister Amir Ohana, who is openly gay, was the only member of his party to vote in support of the bill. Many Likud lawmakers were absent from the vote.

    https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r1XcXsSlP

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    1. I used to be happy about this sort of thing. And then I discovered that it’s a pretext to start mandating HRT to children with dysphoria.

      Also, jail time?? For everybody, including people who treat consenting and enthusiastic adults?

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      1. In Israel, we are not in Kansas, as the saying goes. In our political climate, ministers like this feel free to air their fantasies:

        // Dep. transportation minister: Women should sit at back of bus
        Haredi lawmaker Uri Maklev urges public to accept discriminatory arrangement for ultra-Orthodox communities despite 2011 High Court ruling banning such practices, says the move is ‘for the benefit of women’
        https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Sy8y114zRL

        // For everybody, including people who treat consenting and enthusiastic adults?

        In Israel, Haredi and religious parents drive their children into dreaming of suicide with those therapies. We are talking about religious fanatics here in a country which has huge numbers of them.

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        1. “In Israel, Haredi and religious parents drive their children into dreaming of suicide with those therapies. We are talking about religious fanatics here in a country which has huge numbers of them.”

          • So it doesn’t apply to consenting adults? Is that specified in the law?

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          1. // So it doesn’t apply to consenting adults? Is that specified in the law?

            Don’t worry:

            “The proposed legislation only bars psychotherapists from performing conversion therapy and doesn’t forbid rabbis from continuing to perform it.

            The bill still has to pass three readings and be approved by a Knesset committee before it becomes law and the practice is outlawed.”

            Btw, we received the ‘present’ of conversion specialists from America:

            ” Despite the Health Ministry issuing an official warning against such practice in 2014, a small group of licensed professionals who immigrated from the U.S. continue to perform ‘conversion therapy’ ”

            I worry the law won’t pass which is very very likely since :

            “The opposition-spearheaded motion passed with 42 lawmakers supporting it and 36 objecting.”

            AND

            “Likud sources accused Blue and White of violating the coalition agreement, which states that no decisions — apart from West Bank annexation — can be promoted without the mutual agreement of both parties.

            A Blue and White source was quoted by Channel 12 news acknowledging the vote was “retaliation” for Likud’s backing of the proposed panel to investigate judges.

            United Torah Judaism said it would no longer cooperate with Blue and White.

            Fellow ultra-Orthodox party Shas decided to boycott all other plenum votes and called on Likud to “come to its senses.” ”

            😦

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              1. // It’s not surprising there’s opposition to such a shoddily written and unnecessarily punitive and broad law.

                ???

                Haredi parties would be opposed to any law containing anything against conversion therapies.

                However, they are always for forcing their religious beliefs on me by 1001 laws, while expecting me to pay for their not working, not IDF serving lifestyle from my taxes.

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