America: Taming The Wild Beast
I got this in an email, you probably did too, don't know if it's true...doesn't matter. I thought it worthy of some thought.
The story begins with a college student who had (legally) moved to America from an oppressive Communist country. He describes to his teacher (a liberal) in a simple straight forward analogy how he sees things 'progressing' in the US today. In his former country, food was scarce and times were hard. One had to be creative to do more than just survive. Here is the story.
When asked about his thoughts on democracy and communism, the student replied to the teacher, do you know how to catch a wild pig?
"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground.
The pigs will find it and begin to come more and more often to eat the corn.
When they are used to coming every day, you go out and put a single small fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. They will be a little nervous about the new fence, but will get over it once they see that it is no immediate threat.
When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you go out and put up
another side of the fence.
They quickly get used to the new addition to the fence and start to eat again, un-threatened by the fence.
You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with an open gate in the last side.
The wild pigs, who are used to the free corn, will start to come right through the gate to eat. One at a time they will push their way in.
You then merely slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.
Realizing something just happened the wild pigs do get scared.
They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught.
Soon they go back to eating the free corn that you purchased with the meat and hides of other wild pigs.
They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity to the point of being able to leave the gate open without one pig escaping."
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to
The federal 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, 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 pork sandwich"
Also, "You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can
do it yourself."
You may think the free ride is essential to the American way of life, but God help you when the
gate slams shut.