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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Indian Creek 1, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Indian Creek 1

    Indian Creek 1 Member

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    FREE CORN


    Several years ago I was supervising a

    beginning teacher in a city school

    system. One day during our end-of-the-day

    feedback conference, the young man

    gave a facial grimace and began to rub his

    back. I asked him if he had

    strained his back in the school lab. After a

    long period of silence, he sat

    down at his desk and explained that he had

    immigrated to the United States

    because of political problems in his native

    country. The discomfort in his

    back was caused by a bullet wound he had

    received while fighting the

    Communists who were trying to take over his

    country's government. He was

    then a member of the underground nationalist

    force.


    Then he asked me a surprising question: "Dr.

    Hedges, do you know how to

    catch a wild hog?" The question was completely

    out of context regarding the

    day's classroom and lab teaching. I replied,

    "I'm not sure what you are

    talking about. Tell me."


    "First," he said, "you find out where the wild

    hogs are roaming and feeding

    and then you put some corn out in the field.

    Soon they will come to eat the

    corn. You keep putting out the free corn. More

    wild hogs keep coming to eat

    the corn."


    "So what?" I said. "That's normal for any

    animal."


    " He said. "After the hogs get used to your

    free corn, you put up a length

    of fence along one side of the feeding area.

    The hogs get used to it. You

    keep giving them the corn. Then you put up

    another section of fence at right

    angles to the first. You keep giving them the

    corn. The hogs get used to the

    second fence. Then you put up another length

    of fence at right angles to the

    second section. You now have a U-shaped fenced

    area. The hogs get used to

    that section of the fence. You keep giving

    them free corn. Then you put

    another section of fence with a gate in it,

    making a closed area except for

    the gate. You keep giving them corn. Now, the

    hogs no longer are out in the

    fields, working to find their own food. They

    keep coming into the area to

    eat the free corn. They get used to the fenced

    area with the open gate.

    Then, one day you slam shut the gate when the

    hogs are inside the fenced

    area. The wild hogs are caught - they are your

    prisoners."


    I understood then that the wild hogs were

    really the people of his native

    country and that the free corn was the

    enticements that the Communists were

    giving to the people.


    "That's correct," the young man said. "Now,

    the hogs will not get anything

    to eat unless you give them food. You are in

    control. They depend on you to

    feed them, or they will starve. They can't get

    out into the fields and

    forests anymore to find their own food. They

    have probably forgotten how, as

    it is. They are your servants, your prisoners.

    They must obey you. Or else

    they starve.


    "The hogs," he said, "were so accustomed to

    having the free corn, that they

    ignored the building of the fences that would

    eventually trap them. When the

    gate slammed shut, it was too late for them to

    realize what they had been

    blind to. The free corn was enticing, so

    effortless to obtain, but

    eventually the cause of their loss of freedom.

    The fence had been built; the

    gate had been shut."

    At this point in our conversation, the young

    teacher loudly exclaimed, "This

    is what I see happening in America today!

    People are being offered free corn

    by the government. People are being blind to

    the fences being built around

    them by the liberals - the socialists - and

    that is what frightens me! Just

    like it was happening in my homeland. The

    American people do not learn from

    history. And history shows that

    socialism/communism does not work. Take note

    of Russia . Has socialism been the best thing

    that ever happened to that

    country? Absolutely not! But socialism is

    what the American people are

    being fed, and they don't realize it. All they

    can focus on is the 'free

    corn.' They want more and more of the free

    corn. And this free corn is being

    fed to us little by little, and soon the gate

    will slam shut. I am very

    frightened, and also amazed, that the American

    people don't see what is

    being fed us, and for what purpose."


    With that said, the young man sat down at his

    desk and continued to rub his

    painful back. And I was silent in my chair.

    For I could visualize the

    supposedly "free corn" being fed to our

    nation's people and our growing

    addiction to the "free corn". And I could see

    the gate being slammed shut.


    We, the people of the United States of America

    , because of our ignorance of

    history, because of our addiction to the

    supposedly "free corn," could soon

    be these prisoners. This is scary
  2. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

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    very scary
  3. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    WOW! Good Perspective! & Scarey!!
  4. durk

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    So how does the message get out to the blind?
  5. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

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    Even when "some" SEE that the fence is being built, rise up to tell the free corn eaters about it, they are either chastised or ignored.

    They vote, they contact their representatives, they TRY to do SOMETHING....ANYTHING to change the course they see being laid. Only able to watch, as the gate is being put on the pen. Short of armed conflict, what is a person that can see what is happening, supposed to do?
  6. MarineD316

    MarineD316 New Member

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    This is what we will have after '08 if we are not careful!
  7. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Active Member

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    It dosent...That would be like asking a blind man to see...Okay maybe thats a little over the top, but most sheep are not going to change anything, even if what you tell them seems to make a little sense.

    All we can do is make plans and preperations to live out in that "forest" after the gate is shut.

    Crpdeth
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