How to catch wild pigs
Distributed by email - Author unknown
There was a chemistry professor in a large college who had some exchange students in his class. One day while the class was in the chemistry lab, the professor noticed one of the exchange students 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 in his native country fighting communists 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 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 in place, 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 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 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.
If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is the problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends.
On the other hand, if you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, you will probably delete this email. But, God help you when the gate slams shut.