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Catching wild pigs*** Good read.

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Oct 2, 2011.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Catching wild pigs:

    There was a chemistry professor in a large university that had several exchange students in his class. One day while the class was in the lab, he noticed one youngman, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if hisback 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 who were trying to overthrow his native country's government and install a new communist regime.


    In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question:


    "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 that it 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 every day 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 that side of 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, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again.


    You then 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 in 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, tax exemptions, 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 two truths:

    1) There is no such thing as a free lunch; someone is paying for it.

    2) And when you begin to think that having your government provide for you and make your decisions is ok, you realize too late that you've also given up thefreedom that goes with making your own choices. Your individual initiative, creativity and human dignity are gone!


    If you believe that all this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends. We must stop the madness before the gate shuts.
     
  2. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

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    Bulge,

    This really hit home with me. During the last election I spoke to some senior relatives in California. I mentioned Mark Levin's book "Liberty and Tyranny" and tried to stress the importance of the then upcoming election. The reply was this, "We are on fixed income, we really don't care anymore." I replied, "But you should care it's never too late. You have a vote".
     
  3. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    If you quit caring, you get what you deserve. Problem is the rest of us who do care get that same crap. Bulge.
     
  4. Rick Barker

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    Perhaps 100 years from now, we will be known as the generation "That did not care"
     
  5. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Bulge, your an inspriation. always on the cutting edge of wit and wisdom. I mean that ,no joke intended. I look forward to your post and emails and value our long distance friendship
     
  6. mrskeet410

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    "tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP)"

    Agri-welfare.
     
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