reply to post by l_e_cox
Of course we should be concerned!
How to successfully boil a frog
First, place the frog in a pan of cold water.
bring to the boil.
The reason for this is simple.
Drop a frog in already hot or boiling water and it instinctively jumps right back out again, every time.
Using cold water to begin with fools the frog into thinking it's in an environment somewhat suited to its comfort zone. Bringing the water
temperature up gradually continues to fool the frog into not realising the mortal danger it's in until it's far too late for it to do anything but
complain a little before its demise.
By the time it instinctively does
become aware that there's a serious problem with its environment, the water's already so hot that it's
sapped too much of the strength from the frog, disabling its ability to leap to potential safety and so, sealing its fate.
Methinks this proverbial frog (the general populous) is almost, if not already too weak to leap out from the boiling pan of water.
They've had several decades since Eisenhower, to slowly but surely bring our pan of water up to boiling.
Obviously, by now this 'frog' may well know it's too hot for its health. But the water's already getting way too hot, so all it can do is complain
- our ability to decisively act has been taken from us through many gradually introduced sets of contrived circumstances and legal limitations that
constitute the 'boiling of our waters'.
I'd say we're at the point where, like the frog, we've begun to notice that something's
not right - we notice our water has become a lot
warmer than we can remember it ever being when we 'got here' - but as yet we (collectively) can't put our finger on what exactly
happening to us, so our instinct isn't going to alert us to 'jump' until it's far too late.
In fact, it's probably already far too late...is that a bubble I see!??