Wild Pigs – A Reminder For All

A thought to  remember, Marx said, “Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will  have no freedom and no one would have noticed.”

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, an 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 regime. 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 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 food. 

“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, 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 entitlements,  medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a  little at a time.

One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can  never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all  of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of  democracy in America , you might want to share this with your  friends.

God help us all when the gate slams shut!

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