Catching Wild Pigs

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 Prof 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 jn 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, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, 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.

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6 responses to “Catching Wild Pigs

  1. more then just in America. We see these sorts of things in the maple leaf country as well.

    good post though, gave me something to think about this morning.

  2. That story is similar to the one about how to cook a live frog: put him into a pot of cold water; if the water was already hot, he would jump out. Then turn on the heat. By the time he realized he had a problem, he is unable to escape. We are slowly losing our liberties in much the same way.

    I do not want to see Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton as president. I used to say I would hold my nose and vote for McCain. But the more he speaks, the harder it will be to vote for him. By the time November gets here, I will probably not be able to as they are unlikely to let me to wear a gas mask to the voting booth.

    It is far from a perfect choice, but my preference is now Bob Barr and http://www.lp.org

    Hopefully, Bob is not setting himself up to be the Perot of 2008. McCain may well wind up getting the votes of some of the current supporters of the loser for the Democratic nomination, making up for the votes of those on the right who will not vote for him.

    In the end, it is going to boil down to political calculus. My state, Texas, usually votes for the Republican candidate. If the polls indicate McCain is losing or slightly ahead here, I will have to vote for him to help keep the Democrat out. If he is ahead by a large margin, he will win our electoral votes regardless of what I do, so I will vote Barr to help keep McCain from winning by a landslide and thinking he has a mandate to do whatever he wants.

    Bill

  3. in terms of personal liberties in am not impressed with any of the viable candidates. in terms of being able to perhaps repair some of the damage done to our reputation in the world i think obama is a far better choice than the other two.

  4. jwcooper3

    X – Hopefully it didn’t create more nausea for you….

    Bill – I agree. It’s going to come down to a decision of what name I write-in come November. I cannot, in good conscience, vote for any of them.

    Lime – I know Obama is going to appeal to a lot of people who see McCain as, well, almost a liberal. It’s not going to be easy.

  5. Lime & cooper: “I know Obama is going to appeal to a lot of people who see McCain as, well, almost a liberal”

    Wait, wha..? Obama is as much a liberal as McCain.

    Obama is just seems more refined and gentlemanly than McCain.

    All of these candidates that are running, are running on the assumption of more government to help us “helpless citizens”. You can already see it happening. But the truth is, (as cooper put it) there is no such thing as a free lunch.

    We’re being overrun by the “wantocracy”

  6. I liked your story. I will have to remember it. It’s so true.

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