A dear friend, now deceased, once told me that a few of his northern buddies gave him a hard time about his North Carolinian accent. “I don’t understand,” he said with his country wisdom. “Everyone has to come from some place.”
How right he was. We all come from somewhere, from some culture, and from two parents—none of which we were able to choose.
A disturbing new effort is underway to warp the minds of children so that they reject fundamental notions of true and false, right and wrong. Events like “Drag Queen Story Time” are telling a truly disturbing story to kids today, and it won’t have a very happy ending.
It’s popular to say that if you put a frog in a pan of water and slowly turn up the heat, you can boil him before he knows to jump out of the pan. Not having tried this myself, I cannot confirm the truth of this common claim, but I suspect it is no more than “an old wives’ tale.” Why we blame old wives for every fictitious tale, I do not know. But, laying that aside, let’s get back to the frog.