About the below parable-Lets’ see-Greece-already with big international loans, claim they are about to run out of money- Venezuela, who stole most business years ago, took over the grocery chains last week, cause their folks are hungry-starving, Cuba died, many years ago-Probably could N Korea be on the list and no doubt the parable will remind you of some other past last nations or “some just around the corner”?? Isn’t is amazing-two tied together countries-N Korea-S Korea-one booming-one dying-Just a small amount of people-dictators, can get all the “pigs” fenced in !! PS As you disembark those cruise ships to explore those nations to our south-it “hits you in the face” unless you have your eyes closed , along with your mind!!!
Wild pigs; A parable and a fact.
One day while in class at a large college, a 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, the student looked at the professor and asked a strange question, “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?”
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man assured the professor that his question was no joke and went on to say.
“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 now used to and want the free corn, eventually begin to come through the gate to get to the free corn. When all the pigs get inside, you slam the gate and catch the whole herd.
Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They are confused and run around inside the fence, but 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, welfare entitlements, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.
God help us all when the gate slams shut! Marx once said, “Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed.”
If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably not share this.
AND AWAY IT GOES…