Monday, June 24, 2013

How do you catch wild pigs?

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 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 India.

The government keeps pushing us towards 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, 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."

Hence, Quote for today: "In India 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.”

But, God help us all when the gate slams shut.!

Source: Internet

1 comment:

  1. The same thing is happening here. The same exact thing. It's so very sad.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺