You are right on as usual. It is the frog in pot analogy. It's so overused because it is true. Things that are accepted today in NO Churches would have horrified these SAME people 50 years ago. Their Catholic sensibility was weakened bit by bit until female dancers carrying incense at the Mahony fest is either accepted or at the least disliked but accepted. This process of erosion only goes in one direction. It is sad.
I've seen older Catholics who grew up Pre-VCII and who are socially and morally conservative slowly accept ridiculous multiculturalism such as members of some Indian tribe leading the way of the cross with the lead Indian ( sporting pony tail) putting his twist on the way of the cross. Their reaction? Well, I don't have anything wrong with Indians do you? I suppose it is ok if they say it.
They have been trained by fear to not question anything if a minority group is involved. It has been treated as a sacrilege and equated to burning crosses in our culture for 40 years and counting. Thus these scoundrels introduce all sorts of ridiculous novelty preying on the good nature and charity of Catholics to give them cover.
Today's Catholic has lost a critical thinking. WHY exactly are Indian tribes being asked to say the way of the cross? Why not the priest? Why not the traditional readings? Why do they need to be altered to reflect the "experiences" of different cultures?
These liberals are demonic in their subtle brainwash. After all, they will exclaim, how dare you question these oppressed peoples? You are a racist and un-Catholic. All the while they damn well know that the underhanded goal of it all is to reinforce white guilt, push the idea of novelty as progressive and good, imply the traditional way of the cross is flawed and intolerant, and inject the idea that race has a place everywhere and we should see through a racial prism.
And this isn't even getting to the horrendous Masses, group penance services, lib conferences, etc.