I have been thinking lately about the frog-in-the-pot fable. If you drop a frog into boiling water it will leap out. But if you put a frog into a pot of water and gradually turn up the heat, it will not perceive the danger and will die.
It’s analogist to the U.S. today. Because we have lost many freedoms and long-held virtues and values over time, rather than all at once, has the water now boiled for America and the “frog” is dead?
There is much speculation about how the country we have long known and loved will disappear if the leftists continue to have their way. But what if they have already had their way. What if it is all over for individual liberty, democracy, freedom of speech and capitalism in America right now, but it just hasn’t sunk in yet. What if the United States of America is a dead country walking.
Never mind what could yet happen — end of the Senate filibuster, a packed Supreme Court, two new Democrat states, one-party rule, vaccine passports, a military guided by political correctness, etc. — lets look at what has already happened:
Schools and colleges are indoctrination centers, teaching students to hate this country as racist and evil. An ignorant socialist, or perhaps communist, such as New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a perfect example of a product of our “educational” system. There are millions like her with more being propagandized every day.
History has been erased, not only no longer taught in schools but physically eliminated through the actions of torn-down statues and re-named schools and public buildings, by those who absurdly judge Americans who lived hundreds of years ago by the mores of today.
Much of corporate America, led by Silicon Valley, has moved far left. When the “woke” movement says “Jump,” corporate America does not just say “How high?” it climbs onto a trampoline. Cultural icons, symbols, entertainment entities and commercial products are removed, or “cancelled” in the current parlance, lest they offend someone’s sensibilities.
Conservative voices are banished from social media platforms. Be it Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or others, you must not be heard if you do not parrot the leftist line. When a leftist expresses a point of view it’s considered an opinion. When a conservative expresses a point of view it’s called hate speech.
The mainstream media, turning its back on any semblance of real journalism, has become the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. The media’s mission is to praise Democrats and vilify Republicans, to shield Democrats from any blame while assigning all blame to Republicans. They are the great protectors of the former and relentless prosecutors of the latter. They know that we know but they have no shame.
The southern border has been erased meaning, by definition, that the U.S. is no longer a sovereign nation. The floodgates are now open to, at first, an influx of hundreds of thousands and, eventually, millions of illegal immigrants with consequences at various levels of American life. While Republicans see it as a crisis, the left sees it as mission accomplished.
Professional sports has been poisoned by politics, from NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem to “Black Lives Matter” painted on MLB pitcher’s mounds to “social justice” messages displayed on the floors at NBA games to some NHL playoff games cancelled in support of BLM. Sports are no longer a refuge from the day-to-day strains of politics but are now a vehicle for politics.
And then there’s the loss of freedoms resulting from the virus inflicted upon us by China and embraced by tyrannical politicians and health care “experts.” Because the virus will always be with us in one form another, we will forever be caught in a cycle of on-again, off-again restrictions, at least in blue states where governors, relishing the power of emergency measures, are loathe to return freedom to the populace.
Taken collectively, all of the above demonstrates that the country has indeed been fundamentally transformed, as promised by Barack Obama in the waning days of his 2008 presidential campaign and reiterated by Joe Biden
The conventional wisdom is that the Republicans will win back the House, the Senate or both in next year’s elections. I don’t assume that for a second, not with the proven overwhelming power of the leftist media, leftist corporate America including social media’s ability to influence, plus institutionalized voting by mail. The Democrats have voter fraud down pat. The Republicans either don’t know how to do it or won’t.
Is it possible the Democrats are now unleashing destructive policies that are repugnant to many or most Americans because they know they will win next year anyway? Recall how some Democrats, months before the election, crowed that Biden would win. Was it because they knew something that we did not, knew it was in the bag? Remember Nancy Pelosi assuredly saying it was Biden who would be inaugurated on January 20th, despite the “Where’s Waldo” campaign he was running. Assumptions about the Republicans taking back Congress might well be folly.
With the fundamental transformation of the country now in place, it is no longer a question of whether we have lost our freedoms, it’s a question of whether we can ever get them back. The difference between now and 1776 is that we originally gained our freedoms by defeating forces that came from without, while regaining them means defeating an enemy from within.
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