Something To Think About

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by randallewis, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    How to Catch a Wild Pig

    Many years ago 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 new 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, 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, s o 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 Communism/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. While we continually lose our freedoms -- just a little at a time.

    One should always remember "There is no such thing as a free lunch!" Also, "You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
    ]f you see that all of this wonderful government "help" is a problem 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!
    Think about it!
     
  2. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You Sir Have Made a GREAT Point.Not only have the Hogs lost there Freedom but they expect the Government to take care of them. Sad But True.J.D.
     

  3. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    good post, bud... Although I must say, I've been noticing that fence. Some things are good, though. Like medicare and retirement to the elderly that can't work. And a helping hand to get somebody on their feet who's WILLING to be a productive member of society. But I guess we don't have much choice. We live where we live, and no matter what our rights are, I haven't seen them make a difference in our country. The right to protest peacefully only seems to get you on the news... watched by a serious majority who don't care enough to do something about anything. Thus, it's all done in vain. Gotta act as a whole or nothing can be done. Don't get me wrong, I'm as American and patriotic as anybody. But also a realist (also meaning pessimist in this case) when it comes to politics. Over protection was harmful back when stalin (notice I didn't capitalize his name!) came into power, and is now... Guess these are just thoughts of mine.

    -Red