I recently posted an intriguing story about the way to catch wild pigs and what it may have to teach us about losing our freedoms. Frogs may have something to teach us too. Another widely circulated story in the same vein tells us that a live frog can be cooked to death without it jumping out of the boiling water simply by gradually and slowly increasing the temperature of the water. The premise being that if the frog is directly placed into boiling water, it will immediately try to escape.
While the theory that a frog placed in water that is brought to a boil through gradual temperature increase will make no attempt to escape remains debatable (read more on Wikipedia), it still serves as an apt metaphor to illustrate the way the powers that be lead us to accept incremental changes that would raise our protests if they were implemented too rapidly, so that we would notice.
Several authors argue that this is exactly the strategy used by the powers that be to implement their “New World Order” program. Controversial author David Icke calls this the “totalitarian tiptoe”, which is pushing us towards a “Hunger Games” society through a process of problem/reaction/solution.
Incidentally, Ron Paul just published an article on Ron Paul Institute’s website about the way the “American Empire” has evolved over the last 25 years, entitled “A Green Light for the American Empire”. I find this is an apt illustration of the way we are lead into a “Brave New World”…
“The American Empire has been long in the making. A green light was given in 1990 to finalize that goal. Dramatic events occurred that year that allowed the promoters of the American Empire to cheer. It also ushered in the current 25-year war to solidify the power necessary to manage a world empire. Most people in the world now recognize this fact and assume that the empire is here to stay for a long time. That remains to be seen.”
However, this slow process is sometimes not quick enough for the powers that be. In a September 2000 report entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”, the Project for a New American Century stated that “the process of transformation… is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”
The September 11 attacks followed not long after and opened the road to the War On Terror, the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Agency, and so on and so forth.
“For most Americans, 9/11 was a terrible tragedy; for Bush and Cheney it was also an incredible opportunity – a chance to implement the agenda that their neoconservative allies had been cooking up for decades.”