Must Read...Catching wild pigs...this concerns everyone!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by morelcabin, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada

    There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange
    students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor
    noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and
    stretching as if his back hurt.

    The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told
    him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting
    communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his
    country's government and install a communist government.

    In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange
    question. He asked, 'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?'

    The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The
    young man said this was no joke.

    'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting
    corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat
    the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence
    down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get
    used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up
    another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again.
    You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in
    the last side The pigs that are used to the free corn start to come
    through the gate to eat, and then you slam the gate on them and catch the
    whole herd.

    Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and
    around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating
    the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to
    forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

    The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees
    happening to America. The government keeps pushing us toward socialism
    and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as
    supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies,
    dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine,
    drugs, etc, etc, etc. While we continue to lose our freedoms - just a
    little at a time.

    One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free Lunch!
    Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you

    can do it yourself.

    So, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem
    confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send
    this on to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your
    way of life then you will probably delete this email, but God help you
    when the gate slams shut!

    In this 'very important' election year, listen closely to what the
    candidates are promising you - just maybe, you will be able to tell who
    is about to slam the gate on America.

    'A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough
    to take away everything you have.' Thomas Jefferson
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Thank you.

    It is the truth... you forgot "ethanol subsidies" also.

    We are no longer self-sufficient, and socialism is gaining ground.

    I imagine the mods will soon delete this thread.

  3. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    I'm sure this thread will be locked soon, but thank you for that post.

    Unfortunately, too many are caught when the gate closes and will not understand.
  4. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I hope it isn't closed before a few more folks have an oppurtunity to read it..

    ....and thank you, OP, for posting it [​IMG]
  5. Sonia

    Sonia Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    SE Oklahoma
    I sent this to my entire email list. Thank you for posting.
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Good point. Also to add,in regards to the no child left behind act, you do no one a favor when you lower standards so everyone succeeds.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    We do not delete threads. As long as the conversation stays civil and doesn't spiral downhill with flaming and other political rants it won't be locked either.
  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    It is a powerful message to us all on both sides of the Atlantic, having read it a couple of times, it made me realise that it had already happened in the UK and continues strongly........given me lots of food for thought, has also made me realise that we must listen with both ears when the politicians talk, usually for me it goes in one ear and out the other! not anymore though....Thank you
  9. supdude

    supdude In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    i know it has a deeper meaning, but i wanna know if you can really catch a pig like that.
  10. mainchick

    mainchick Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    yeah, that was deep. Can you really catch 'em like that?

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