TINSTAAFL - "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"

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Jun 21, 2021, 12:22:16 PMJun 21
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This is NOT a joke. Just something to think about. You will appreciate
the final statement.
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 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 & Canada. 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 & Canada, you might want
to share this with your friends.
If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you
will probably not share this.
BUT, God help us all when the gate slams shut!
Quote for today: "The problems we face today are there because the
people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a
living."
A thought to remember, Marx said, "Remove one freedom per generation and
soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed."

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