We have all heard of the boiled frog analogy which is used often these days because of the media driven moral, political and cultural decline. The phrase “politically correct” has become almost an overused cliché for the same reason. It’s not that these ideas are overused in the sense that there are not abundant applications for their legitimate use, but because there are so many proper applications that their distinct connotation seems less and less meaningful. In other words, the frogs are pretty much done and ready to eat.
I again give the example of Miss California, because in spite of her faults, her situation underlines how far the media has taken their “laws” of acceptable speech. One may now be crucified, not only for a politically incorrect opinion, but more importantly, for even daring to give such an opinion as an honest answer to a direct question. It is as though the PC police think they have the right to random searches of our consciences, and more than that, to inspection on demand of what we are willing to say or not to say. They know what we think and we know what they want us to say, and we both know that the two are not the same. We are expected to tell them what they want to hear. They will indulge our opinions as long as we do not express them or act on them, but God help us if we bring our honest convictions out into the public forum, even when we are asked for our opinion.
As almost completely boiled frogs we have lost most of our sense of pain and are nearly paralyzed. Consciousness is slipping away and we find it hard to care enough to resist. It’s almost over. But even if we had been thrown into the lukewarm water just a second ago, we would still have to resist with all our might, because the whole modus operandi of political correctness is to lull us into complete inaction by means of an incremental continuum of euphemisms and self congratulatory, non-confrontational and passive admonitions of tolerance. To the extent that this is successful, the behavior of the masses in turn conforms itself to the goal of the social engineers. The only effective resistance is that which is total and unyielding.
The ironic and horrifying thing is that many people have gladly donated their froggy bodies to these “social scientists” for the progress of humanity. I remember on several occasions that in the deliberations of the Connecticut State Assembly on the question of same-sex marriage, any number of legislators would talk about the evolution of thought on the question of homosexuality and gay marriage. “We have come a long way from when we discussed the question of same-sex adoptions,” they say, “In a few more years, who knows where we will be questions related to homosexuality?” Granted some of those who made remarks like this were ideologues and propagandists with an agenda, but others, I think, were genuinely searching, though it seems to me that they knew they were going to be cooked. They were just grateful for the time to get used to the water.
I would prefer not to be the prophet of doom. If only we could be like the people of Nineveh and those in my position like Jonah, who though they prophesied the end and its inevitability, were almost disappointed when the people unexpectedly repented and put on sackcloth. God actually had to rebuke Jonah for his disappointment. I would like to be more encouraging, but that really depends on our willingness to face facts. We are almost cooked and unless we find the strength to jump out of the water, it really is over.
The only ones who can get out of the pot are people like Ezra Levant, who beat the thought police by not giving an inch, by fighting back swiftly and relentlessly. He beat the human rights commission in Canada, when they tried to shut him up for reporting on the Muhammad Cartoon flap back in 2006. He turned their attack on him into a direct offensive against the social engineers and the thought police and he did it by exposing their lies, on YouTube.
Take a look at his opening remarks to the commission about his case:
And at his response to the question “What was your intent in publishing the cartoons?”
Aside from prayer, this is the only thing that will work, but don’t use prayer as an excuse to do nothing.