In one of the online discussion forums where I frequently participate, one of the people in the group posted this story. After “Googling” it, I found it out there on many sites, but no reference as to who wrote it. I really and truly wish I could cite the source and give them credit because it is as clearly stated as can be.
A Chemistry professor in a large college had exchange students in the class.
One day in class, the Professor 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 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, 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 people in the
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 , welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.
Then there is this one which tells a story along the same lines. It is a story about how Stalin, on his death bead, was choosing a successor. He illustrates how to take away people’s freedoms, while making them grateful for the “warmth” that the government lets them have in return for being captive in their own country:
When Josef Stalin was on his deathbed he called in two likely successors, to test which one of the two had a better knack for ruling the country.
He ordered two birds to be brought in and presented one bird to each of the two candidates.
The first one grabbed the bird, but was so afraid that the bird could free himself from his grip and fly away that he squeezed his hand very hard, and when he opened his palm, the bird was dead.
Seeing the disapproving look on Stalin's face and being afraid to repeat his rival's mistake, the second candidate loosened his grip so much that the bird freed himself and flew away.
Stalin looked at both of them scornfully. "Bring me a bird!" he ordered. They did.
Stalin took the bird by its legs and slowly, one by one, he plucked all the feathers from the bird's little body.
Then he opened his palm. The bird was laying there naked, shivering, helpless.
Stalin looked at him, smiled gently and said, "You see... and he is even thankful for the human warmth coming out of my palm."
Our rights don’t get taken from us all in one fell swoop. Those who would take them know that if they tried to take away all of our rights at once, the people would surely see it, and would revolt instantly. So instead, our rights get taken away slowly and steadily. So slowly, that those who aren’t aware of their surroundings (the “sheeple” as I refer to them) don’t even notice it, and in fact welcome it because it is disguised as something done for their own good.
Those who aren’t aware, don’t want to be aware, or just feel that they need nannies to watch over them are the ones who are letting this happen. Those of us who are constantly vigilant and constantly fighting to spread the word are labeled as “radicals” and “extremists” by those who are too timid or afraid to act for themselves.
I just don’t know how some people don’t get this…