1. from my email

once in awhile, i get an email from one of my buddies that has been forwarded to them from who knows where. i inevitably delete them because they usually tend to be religious pap or right wing propaganda- neither of which appeals to me. they are sent to me in the spirit of love and sisterhood generally, so i don't respond harshly- but i sometimes do send them a note back. it isn't meant to offend- but i feel it's important sometimes to refute the outright lies and/or overt propaganda and nationalism usually at the heart of the original email. anyhoo, that's my intro- and i did alert my sweet friend that i was going to make a post out of the email- and that this person could remain anonymous :) without further ado:

catching 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 Prof. noticed one young man (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 government. 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 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, 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 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 to America.

The government keeps pushing us toward 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 lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to tell this to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to our way of life then you will probably delete this, but God help you when the gate slams shut!! In this 'very important' election year, listen closely to what the candidates are promising you - just maybe you will be able to tell who is about to slam the gate on America. Think about this very carefully because:

'A government that is big enough to give you everything you want, is also big enough to take away everything you have.' - Thomas Jefferson

yep. there are people here in america who actually see things this way. they actually cannot see that this country is in real danger- because our government has already been dismantled and is horribly broken. a country this size needs a government to regulate things. hell, the original 13 colonies saw the need- and now we are up to 52 states and a few territories. gutting the government has seen our basic necessities of life unregulated- food, water, energy, economy- with disastrous results. i don't need to rehash the stories here- even the msm has carried them. the 'free rides' that the right likes to harp about? welfare, medicaid, social security, head start, etc.... well, don't the republicans bitch when the services aren't there for their need?

it does no good to try to talk to people who actually see the country and the world in this way. they are in denial and prefer their reality to everyone else's. luckily, my friend has a good heart- and does not see the world in this way. sending me this email was food for my blog :)


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