Catching The Wild Ones

Posted by M ws On Saturday, January 7, 2012 2 comments
Thanks to blog reader Mr. Stanley G who sent me the following post. I did not put the name of the animal out of respect for my Muslim readers. No offense intended.

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There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one old man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the 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, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild p**s?"

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

The man said that it was no joke. "You catch them by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. They 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. "Once they are used to the free corn, they will start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the whole herd 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 man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in his country. The government keeps pushing us towards socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of increments, programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, special bumi privileges, tax exemptions, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

One should always remember two truths:

1. There is no such thing as a free lunch.

2. You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in any country you know :-), you might want to send this on to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably delete this email. But God help us all when the gate slams shut!

-Author Unknown-

Quote for today:

"The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living." -- Anonymous

2 comments to Catching The Wild Ones

  1. says:

    adie This is our bitter reality.. thank you for the posting and reminder.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear adie

    Indeed, this is our sad and most bitter reality which should move us to do that right thing.

    You are most welcome. It is my pleasure to share and a greater pleasure to hear from readers, especially you!

    Do stay in touch!

    Best wishes

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