19 years have now passed since the beginning of the previous ‘New Normal’. History has always been the best indicator for what’s in store for the future. There was no “flattening the curve so we can go back to normal” after 9/11. It wasn’t temporary and it never was intended to be. It was merely another click of the ratchet, and so will this new ‘New Normal’ be as well. And remember, the only power they have is what you give them through your consent and unquestioning obedience. They can only take away what you give up.
And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that man hath will he give for his life. – Job 2:4
All that man hath indeed, including his precious liberty, if it means he can be kept safe from the boogeyman.