Over at the real Velvet Revoultion there’s a post about government overreach. They use the old example of slowly boiling a frog to make their point, and they manage to slip this in:
The truth of the Boiling Frog is this:
You are a frog.
Everyone you know is a frog. All of your friends, and all of your family, are frogs.
There are two kinds of people in this world: frogs, and frog boilers. There are about a hundred thousand frog boilers in the world. Vladimir Putin is a frog boiler. Barack Obama is a frog boiler.* Jamie Dimon is a frog boiler. At European Union headquarters in Brussels there are dozens of frog boilers.
Brett Kimberlin is a frog boiler, albeit an unusually stupid and clumsy one.
The rest of the world, all five billion of us, are frogs.
So whenever the cook slips up, and raises the temperature a little too high, it’s vitally important for us to leap about and croak. To warn fellow frogs of our impending doom.