The Boiling Frogs Syndrome

“The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to significant changes that occur gradually.”

Wikipedia

Last night I went to see uber-journalist Glenn Greenwald at McGill University. Greenwald, for those of you who may not know, is the journalist and activist, along with Laura Poitras who blew open the Edward Snowden story and showed that most Western governments and alphabet agencies are spying on their own citizens and sharing information with each other particularly the “Five Eyes” nations, the US, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (funny, they’re all Anglo-Saxon – why is that?)

Greenwald’s talk was quite timely particularly in light of the events which took place this past week in Canada. Canada has now experienced its first “terrorist” attack involving “radicalized Muslims“. Many discussion forums have been in overdrive and the consensus among some that it is a false-flag attack. Too many loose ends, too many inconsistencies.

In other words, the timing of it has raised suspicions given that Stephen Harper is now committing troops to Iraq to fight ISIS for the first time ever, and that it is a deeply unpopular motion among many Canadians. However, if you have a few events like this past week, you ferment fear and war-mongering and suddenly an idea which seemed like a bad one just last week to many Canadians suddenly becomes a palatable one. Also if you have an election looming next year. it always helps to buffer up your profile among voters, no doubt.

I make no secret of the fact that I do not like conservatives and I dislike Stephen Harper as a person and as a leader. He’s not a leader, he’s a technocrat and a Machiavellian one at that (and he’s about as charismatic as a soulless robot that eats far too many jelly donuts for his own good).

Stephen Harper at far left. Dude, you seriously need to do something about that spare tire. Did you know that belly fat increases your chances of Type II Diabetes and heart disease?

Glenn brought up the boiling frogs scenario last night because I think it is an apt description of what many, many people are now experiencing whether it’s Canada (and stupid talk about bringing back the War Measures Act —> no fucking way) or the US (and the Patriot Act which Americans have been under all these years).

People give up their privacy in the name of security and little by little, without even noticing they one day wake up and realize it’s all gone and then cry wolf, but by then, it’s too late. Their sense of security was an illusion and the people who promised it, at the end of the day, really never cared about you. Glenn also pointed out that laws are useless now. Governments don’t have to answer to any law anymore since “The Law” as we know it can change at the drop of the hat and it’s designed to protect the interests of the powerful and further disenfranchise the powerless.

I’d like to think that people are smarter than that. That if they had all the correct facts in front of them, free of propaganda, secrets and biases, they would make the right decision but somehow, fear always seems to trump reason. It’s instinct over the mind. People would rather like to stick to their comforting old illusions rather than deal with uncomfortable new truths. Perhaps cognitive dissonance has something to do with it but I think, it also boils down to self-preservation. On a spiritual level, I find that sad, because it shows we still haven’t learned how to grow out of ourselves yet.

George Orwell’s ghost must be shaking his head in disgust somewhere.

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9 thoughts on “The Boiling Frogs Syndrome

  1. Sarah Jackson

    I love your posts and feel the same way. Thanks for your effort!

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  2. searchingforfernando

    False flags always have more than one purpose. The one was you stated above was the main one, but it was also part of an American agenda to close the gate on the sheep in our corral. ‘Crazed Muslim converts’ north of the border, ‘disease-riddled Central Americans’ swarming over the southern border, and ebola carriers winging in from Africa; already the chorus of sheep are baaing: “close all the borders, JUST SAVE US!” The Hegelian dialectic at work.

    In 1998 when I took out a home equity loan on my home, a not-very-aware friend told me I was making a terrible mistake and I would live to regret it. I replied that the time was coming that it would be impossible to travel, and I wanted to see the places I dreamed of seeing while I still could. I consider it one of the best decisions I ever made. Too bad I can’t say “I told you so to” my friend, but he’s dead. He shot himself (and his poor innocent dog) over another false flag several years ago. Stampeded over the cliff of fear with the rest of the herd. I don’t suffer fools gladly anymore. The end-game has become so blatantly obvious of late, if one can’t see the truth by now… there is no hope for them.

    • I think things are going to get worse before they get better but I also believe that what goes up also eventually has to come down. History shows that everyone has their day in the Sun but the Sun always keeps moving along. You can’t make it stop just because you want it to. The superpowers, PTB, cabals etc. need to understand that, tho’ I doubt they will.

  3. Great post. I think it was John B. Watson who first showed how fear could be used as a tool or weapon. He charmingly taught infants to fear the dark by inflicting pain and declared, “The driving force in society is not love, but fear.” No, John, the driving force in society became fear thanks to people like you. Now it’s time for us to reclaim love. I’m not traffic baiting, but here’s what I had to say on the subject: http://www.expat-journal.com/fear-and-loathing/

    • Hey Rob,
      Great to see you here again. I agree by and large with what you wrote esp. about Alex Jones. Fear sells. It keeps the military industrial complex going (as well as the conspiracy theory cottage industry) and I don’t think those CEOs, bankers, arms dealers, middlemen, trophy wives etc. care one whit about a world based on cooperation, love and compassion even if it drives us collectively over the edge.
      As I write this, a few new laws in Canada are going into effect, giving out security agencies and police forces sweeping new surveillance powers, so what Glenn had said was going to happen after these shootings, will be taking place.
      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/harper-vows-to-fast-track-boost-to-spy-policing-powers-after-shooting/article21282699/
      Glenn also said that privacy is something EVERYONE cherishes and even if you were to go up to someone like Harper and ask him if he disregards the privacy of everyone else, ask him to email you all his passwords and keys. He won’t. Part of the human experience is that privacy is a space where we dream, imagine and think and a space we don’t want to share with others unless we trust them.

      • searchingforfernando

        Hey Rob, I was beginning to think something happened to you.

        There has been much speculation about, and considerable evidence to support, the claim that Alex Jones is controlled opposition. He is funded by highly placed Zionists, has a Jewish wife and has expressed the desire to move to Israel. Also, did he really sneak into Bohemian Grove, or was he allowed in?

  4. kezalu

    I can’t help but think these governments are playing out their final scenes. And not very well.

  5. Great post. I really enjoyed Russel Brand’s analysis.

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