Sunday, December 16, 2012

Do you know how to catch wild pigs?

There was a chemistry professor in 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 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 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.

Quote: "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." ~Anonymous


  1. Our President is The Pied Piper and foolish voters are skipping along behind him thinking he will take care of them. They have no idea in their clueless little world of dependency that they are being used. I replied over at my place asking if you have ever de-toxed your body. I wonder if toxins in your system might be all or part of the problem?

  2. LMBO!!!

    Robin, this is SO good!!!

    Unfortunately, it's also SO true!!

    YEARS ago, my Dad saw this coming. He called it... he said that there would be a class of voter in this country that will swap votes for handouts...

    Dad also said that class of voter would want to combine every body's money and split it evenly... once every month.

    Damn if we aren't just about there.


  3. Our government is now building a roof in case pigs learn how to fly.

    1. Unfortunately, I am afraid you are right...


  4. Great Posting and sadly, this is all true. :( It is sad to say or think this, but I see this because my children are raising their children in very different times. :( Definitely enjoyed reading your posting.

  5. Thanks for posting this. I've always liked this example. I think you are right in the comments you've made over at JJ's site. If I get you right, you're saying the only way to get rid of this crap is to live through it. Reminds me of the old 'goin' on a lion hunt' song. Some things just have to be seen to be believed. No pain, no gain and all that...


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