Martin 2 : Catching Pigs

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Martin 2 : Catching Pigs

Postby GOSA » Fri, 2008-05-16 12:50

'CATCHING PIGS'. (adapted from an anonymous American version I recently read).

Once upon a time, there was a chemistry professor in a 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, 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 African country who had overthrown his country's government and installed a dictatorial regime.

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: 'Do you know how we learned to catch wild pigs?' The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punchline but the young man assured the professor it was no joke.

'We were taught that 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. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd, depriving the wild pigs of their freedom. They run around inside the fence but they are trapped.

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 South Africa. The government keeps pushing the people towards Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as BEE, AA, legal get-out-of-jail-free credits for 'struggle heroes', tax exemptions, job preferences, most-favoured-convict status, pay-offs not to snitch on ANC colleagues, undue welfare benefits, totally meaningless reassurances on everything including ARV drugs, HIV-prevalence, crime rates, corruption, power outages, illegal immigrants flooding the country and so on.

While all the time we law-abiding, taxpaying, God-fearing citizens continually lose our freedoms, one fence at a time.

In Real Life South Africa however, as in the rest of the world, honest, decent people should always remember two patently inescapable truths:

1) There is no such thing as a free lunch, period, and 2) You can never hire someone else to provide a service to you for cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of what is falsely being called 'Democracy' in South Africa, you might want to send this on to your friends, because if you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably delete this email.

But may God help you when your own personal gate slams shut. Non Illegitemi Carborundum.
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