How to catch a wild pig..

There was a 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 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, 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 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, free medical, 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.

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.’ …….. Thomas Jefferson

A wise man was your Mr Jefferson.


6 thoughts on “How to catch a wild pig..

  1. Good point.
    And yet if you tell this to a liberal, you are being an alarmist.
    And then they’ll point out that he’s lived sooo long ago. So what could that possibly do with today.
    Do I seem cynical today, or what?

  2. One of the things that has screwed up the United States is our enormous wealth. It’s caused us to forget what poverty actually means. Most of our “poor” have homes, food, clothing, basic medical care, jobs, cars and other basic things. They are actually borderline middle class when you examine the entire world economy and economic class hierarchy. Yet a lot of Americans actually feel sorry for a guy who “has to live in a trailer his whole life” as though it were something less than far more home than much of the human race has known or will know in their short, miserable lives.

  3. Exactly, Mike. It’s going to be such a shock for them as the money dries up when the economy collapses and they find out for the first time what it truly is to be poor.

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