How To Catch Wild Hogs

submitted by Mike Simcik

Ever wondered how the word “Freedom” creeps into our everyday lives? That word started to get hammered in Television ads, videos, multimedia, commercials, songs, sports events, etc, shortly after our 44th president took office in 2009. A quote: “I will fundamentally change America.”

This article was never intended as a joke but many people not only see the humor in it but what is actually coming in the near future. Most well-informed individuals definitely see the handwriting on the wall as the word freedom will change from a good thing to bad and right before your very eyes.

The word communist changed to socialist, and socialist to liberals, then liberals to right wing and all with the sole intention of changing our historical views from negative to positive on any ideology.

I recently had a great conversation with a wounded career veteran, just discharged, and was attending a larger college in one of our northern states. He told me about some of the courses he was taking and at least one close encounter with a campus professor.

While in one of the Veterans classes this professor began making references to and the philosophy there-of Carl Marks. This was very upsetting as the Veteran had several tours of duties in countries where He was shot several times defending those same countries against communism take over. Some of His wounds were not completely healed yet and at times making the Veteran very uncomfortable.

The professor paused during his lecture and asked the Veteran what was the matter? Asking again if He had a problem or would like to leave the class? The veteran student told the professor that He had been shot fighting against communism while overseas and the wound is still painful. In the middle of the wounded Veterans story, he asked the teacher a strange question. He asked: Do you know how to catch wild hogs? The teacher thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The Veteran student said: It’s no joke. “You can catch wild hogs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The hogs find the corn and begin coming to eat every day. When they get used to the idea every day of eating the free corn you put up a fence on one side. They eventually get used to the fence and keep eating the free corn then you put up a second fence. After a while, you put a third side of the fence with an open gate and still the hogs pay no attention to it because they got used to eating the free corn.

The following day you just slam the gate on them and you have captured the whole herd of hogs.

Suddenly the hogs realize they have lost their freedom. Yes, they run around inside the fence trying to find a way out but it’s too late, they’re caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn because they forgot how to forage on their own in the woods so they accept their captivity. The Veteran told the professor that this is exactly what He sees happening slowly in America and Canada today.

Our own government keeps pushing us towards Communism/socialism and keeps spreading the free corn around in the form of insidious programs.

Some of these programs are; supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, pay-outs not to plant crops, welfare entitlements, medicines, drugs, etc. At the same time, we continue to lose our freedoms just a little bit at a time.

One should always remember two truths:
[1] There is no such thing as a free lunch, and [2] you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you recognize that government intervention is a threat to America and democracy then you still have a brain to fight back. But If you think that all this government help is beneficial to your current way of life and accepted the “free ride” then you’re already caught. The problems we face today exist because people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living!

History lesson warning. A quote from Carl Marx; “Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom at all and no one would have even noticed the change.”

God help us all when that gate slams closed!