The Thoughts of Gunnar


My Big Economic Concern
October 24, 2008, 8:12 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

My friend Chris Hoff forwarded this to me today by email, and it perfectly sums up what I am afraid has already happened to our country.

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, 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 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 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 . Liberals keep pushing us toward
Communism/Socialism and keep spreading the free corn out in the form of
programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income,
tax cuts, 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

There is no such thing as a free lunch

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