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Catching Wild Pigs

nyforesternyforester Member Posts: 2,575 ✭✭✭
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 Prof 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 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, 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 cuts, 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

2) 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 send
this on to your friends.

If you think the free ride is essential to your way
of life, then you will probably delete this.

But God help you when the gate slams shut!
Abort Cuomo


  • pickenuppickenup Member Posts: 22,845 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    While what you posted is sad but true, how does this relate to
    "Gun Rights or Constitutional Law?"
    I will leave this here awaiting your reply.
  • dsmithdsmith Member Posts: 902 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    pickenup, this has everything to do with gun rights. It is the perfect example of incrementalism, and an explanation of what is happening to this country.
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    The analogy of 'pigs eating corn' is breathtaking in America.

    Our masters casually fling corn here and there...all sown, tended, harvested ..AND the pigs here in America ..and those self-same pigs snuffle about in the pathetic few grains grudgingly returned and thrown in the dirt at our feet.

    All the time ecstatic in the belief that we are free men.

    We ALLOW the Beast to usurp our Second Amendment Rights ..then throw ourselves at His feet in an orgy of delight when the Beast grudgingly returns that Right as a hollow mockery of itself.

    We are no longer men, here in America.

    That title is reserved for strong, independent, free-thinking INDIVIDUALS.Not w horshippers of the Beast.

    Only 3 %..that is all that is left.
  • dsmithdsmith Member Posts: 902 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Highball, I am once again impressed at how eloquently you summed up my thoughts.
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