Like a lobster being boiled slowly that doesn't see the danger ... I'm most concerned about a gradual but relentless erosion of personal rights such that conscience rights, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion are completely compromised.
We are approaching the point where the average secular humanist hates faith groups so much that he or she implies that parents who raise their children according to the Bible are "abusing" them, and causing them to become intolerant, hateful, and backward.
One famous apologist, Peter Kreeft, stated: “Be egalitarian regarding persons. Be elitist regarding ideas.”
http://www.str.org/articles/when-tolera ... XOKDmfJC00
The most obvious application is toward "absolute vs. relative truth" which then branches into "absolute vs. moral relativism."
If the limousine liberals truly believed all cultures were equal and desirable, they'd be living in mud huts or with the desert bedouins instead of sipping $4 soya lattes in air conditioned cafes...
The prepping application is to keep one's cards close to one's chest while gradually establishing economic freedom and escape plans. Unfortunately, one must draw a line of "Flee or Fight" that is personally acceptable. To what degree do we speak out in public against these tyrannical encroachments, at the risk of career, reputation, or potentially even public lynching (maybe not not, but in a few years). OTOH, I imagine saying certain things at a Pride parade in downtown Toronto might be tantamount to a death wish (just an example where there are hundreds of thousands of passionate / fanatic like-minded people in a state of relative emotional fervor who might be prone to a violent reaction if provoked).