And So I Go: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Catching Pigs

Posted on: February 10, 2013


 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 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.
 If you see that all of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends.

Quote for today: “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.” 



6 Responses to "Catching Pigs"

Call it what you will? Communism, but not socialism.

Having a government that cares about people. Is surely preferable to one that only cares about corporate interest? One that only cares about the elite? I see it is much more preferable to have a government that cares about people. Not just seeing the tax-payer as a cash-cow to be milked.

A truly socialist government cares. That those can work, do. Those who cannot work are helped. To find ways, to be able. A socialist government cares about health and welfare of its citizens within the state. Not state control of them.

Beside, the governments that have used the term “Socialist”, have rarely been that. Much like a supposed “free-enterprise” governmenst. One they are never, “free” and two; lack enterprise! They have been fascists, cloaked in the subterfuge of name. Those who prefer economic slavery, will constantly undermine endeavours of a social nature. By using a divide and conquer approach, of basic human nature. The perception that someone is getting something “free”. When they are not.

What you are seeing in America, is much like what is happening in other parts of the globe. It is rightly called, Collectivism.

Collectivism is the now a rapid movement to the prison planet; of the new world order. Now using drones to spy for this ex-cop in California. Next as a means to control the public-at-large.

I always find amusement with the idea of “no-free lunch”. When that is exactly what the banks get from the tax-payers. As do other corporate interests. Like GM, and the other free-enterprise corporate interests, you’ve listed. They have robbed your country and mine, blind. Corporate welfare!

Whatever happened to that 2.3 trillion dollars, lost by your Pentagon. Announced by Rumsfeldt the day before your 9/11? Funny how that plane hit, exactly the part of Pentagon housing the investigation. The very next day, after the announcement. The part that had only just been finished to withstand missile attack. Gets absolutely flattened by a commercial jet liner. Piloted by someone, with little to no experience of flying. Someone who can absolutely thread the needle and smash into a part of the Pentagon built to withstand missile attack?

Did you ever wonder why so many countries, like U.S.A, Russia and China. To name but a few. All use a five-pointy star in their flags? Oh yes, there’s a conspiracy all right. The signs are there for all to see. A conspiracy at the highest levels. A conspiracy, global in nature. As bit by bit our freedoms are being taken from us. As you say, Brenda!

The thing that all of this Communism, Fascism and Democracy all share. Is Collectivism. It is global in nature. Put in place by war, that is the conspiracy. To blind the ordinary, to it’s existence. To give rationale, for the institution.

Democracy is where 51% of the people, take away the rights of the other 49%. ~ T. Jefferson.

P.S. The kids in a working class town, near here. During the nineteen eighties. Used to drive around on a friday night, very slowly.

Then when they would be eventually pulled over by RCMP. The cop would ask them what they were doing? The answer would come back. “Trolling for pigs”.

Cheers, Jamie

Jamie, No government is good or fair or even nice. Even Heaven is a benevolent dictatorship. BB

Hi Brenda, I do not believe in heaven, anymore than I believe in governments.However, the government that advertises itself as ” for the people, by the people”. Is far from “nice”. Anyone who believes in heaven, is suffering from delusion. As those too, who see government as being. A benign patriarch.

Though if you were to ask me, if any government is better than the Canadian one? I would point them to take a closer look at Iceland, Norway, or maybe Bhutan. Governments that can care for their people and still not be in massive amounts of debt. Although Norway is headed there.

The way to be free of debt? Is simple. Kick out the private banks, like the federal reserve bank and start issuing money. Free of interest and debt, backed by a commodity such as gold. Much like your “Greenback”, or the English “Bradbury Pound”. Issued at different times.

As for the corporate welfare bums? See here ….

I am definitely not an anarchist, or communist, But the massive amounts of money spent on war, could have gone to helping the sick and elderly. That would be caring. Not a “free-lunch”.

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. … from the horse’s mouth!

I believe in God or the Creator, but neither do I believe in Heaven as such. I am a re-incarnationist. Can not accept that nature which wastes nothing would allow all the energy that is the human mind to be lost at the physical death. That energy must go on and I believe it continues as what we refer to as a soul.
Tthen again I do believe in the experiment in man governing himself which is what the United States of America is. The first and really only attempt for man to govern himself in the world. Are there problems? Of course! Where there are two humans there will be disagreement, but it is the best there is in my opinion. As for helping the poor and those unable to help themselves: give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime. We are giving away too many fish to those who could learn to fish! BB

Similarly, I have also such beliefs you talk about in the first paragraph of the reply above.

I think you will find a number of instances of “man governing himself”. In comparatively recent history, France and England. Both had republics prior to the U.S. However, we would be deluding ourselves, if we were to think that the wealthy would allow that to continue? Not every government comes with a sweep across northern Europe. To bring about a change of rule. The insinuation of wealth into government for their own ends continues. They do not care about teaching people to fish, etc. Not when the wealthy are draining and getting trillions from those fisherfolk. Robbing the tax-payer blind, is being played out. By unscrupulous bankers like Rothschild, Morgan and Bush. Not to mention the others, who are all corporate welfare bums.

Like pharmaceutical companies are not in the business of making people well, they are in the business of making profits. Bankers are not in the business of making countries rich. They want it for themselves.

The fisherfolk, are not even relevant. They are just economic slaves, for the purpose of increasing that wealth. Slavery has always been the way of wealth. Except now, we are chained by economy, and blinded by politics. That is the way slaves were kept in the past and is the way we are kept now. The idea of freedom is just that. A pseudo type of freedom, by the oligarchs who control the whole planet.

The “American Dream” is becoming wealthy ourselves! There is nothing wrong with wealth which allows for leisure which then allows for art, music, poetry and dreaming greater dreams.. It is not the pursuit of wealth that enslaves one, but the acceptance of a handout that then destroys the desire to work in the pursuit of their own wealth. The handout blinds the lazy and stupid to the fact that they are settling for a sandwich when a banquet is just around the corner and can be had with a little more effort. I Sir, am a capitalist pig thru and thru!! Never gained the level of leisure that I aspired to, but certainly got my share and had a good life while at it. I never the person who worked harder and smarter than me and now has more than I have. You on the other hand resent those who worked harder than you cared to work and are now bitter and so you blame those who have more.

Now, are there crooks and thieves and frauds and scams that take advantage of others? Yes! Yes! Yes! And it is also true that our governments (plural!) are filled with these thieves who take advantage of the situation to steal more. This has always been the case for as far back in history as you care to go. those who hold power over others can and do abuse that power. BUT! We the People keep electing these thieves! Why do they get elected? Because they promise the stupid and the lazy a handout! the stupid and lazy then sell their vote for a pittance so the thieves can continue to steal. In this case I can hardly blame the wealthy thieves for being smart enough to manipulate the lazy and gullible.

An example of a stupid slave is my sister-in-law ( and every one else who voted for Obama).. When I asked her why she voted for Obama she told me because “Romney hates the poor”. Then she went on to complain how her and my brother-in-laws insurance premiums have gone up. She understood that if Obama was elected then Obamacare would be the law of the land and that insurance premiums would go up. I know she understood this because she told me this herself when we discussed Obamacare. But she still voted for Obama because “Romney hates the poor”.Of course the reasoning in her mind is if
Romney hates the poor then he will stop giving the poor all the goodies to which they have become accustomed.

It is a fact that when the takers out vote the workers then the country will fall. The United States isn’t quite there yet and I sincerely pray that things become so bad during this next four years as Obama does all his evil best to destroy our nation that the people will rise up in mass and throw the thieves and liars out of our government. But NEVER will I blame those thieves for taking advantage of fools if the stupid and lazy are fool enough to allow it. BB

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