The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

The New NOT Normal

May 4, 2020

In a completely NOT normal situation, we are being asked to pretend that things will gradually go back to normal. They say that “soon” the economy will be back on its feet and that workers will go back to production and paychecks will flow with normal days, normal holidays.

But in back of this narrative flows another one. Scientists are talking about continuous “waves” of infection, or surges, for the next TWO YEARS, depending on what impact social distancing may have.

Two years of social distancing for some, back to work for others. Going in and out of the workplaces, getting sick and carrying the pandemic back into the neighborhoods and households.

Two years of no hugging, no family gatherings, no physical contact, hide your face with a mask, so no smiles! No frowns!

This is not normalization. This is a deliberate abandonment of responsibility by those that pretend to “lead” the society.