A fable some MyLot users might appreciate

@Latrivia (2889)
United States
March 15, 2009 2:04pm CST
I'm not in the habit of posting emails I get, but this one really stuck out in my mind, and I think it's a brilliant analogy of what's going on. I figured some of you might appreciate it, so I feel like a little show and tell. So I present to you all: "How to catch a wild pig". -------------------------- A chemistry professor in a large college 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 th e 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, 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.. 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, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. ------------------------------------------- So...thoughts, rants, accusations that I'm a crazy right-winger? Anyone?
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
15 Mar 09
One of the Russian Leaders once said that America was too powerful to conquer by force. What you had to do was slowly intorduce them to socialisum and soon they would be so used to the government doing things that all you had to do was elect a new leader who would lead them to Communisium. Right now we have enough people standing up to the left that we still have a chance. We have to remove from office a few leaders and give control back to the people.
@dogsnme (1265)
• United States
15 Mar 09
You aren't crazy and that story gets right to the heart of the matter. We as a country have lost sight of just what it takes to be free and to keep that freedom. And, sadly many in the younger generation and in the generations to come will never know that truth if America continues down the road it is on.