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ThePakPolitics • Price of Freedom : NATIONAL ISSUES
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Price of Freedom

Issues relating to Pakistan's Internal Security and It's Foreign Polity.
Unread post Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Shimatoree Senior Moderator

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 Prof 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 America. 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 (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms just a little at a time.

One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free Lunch! A politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do yourself. If you see all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, 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 you when the gate slams shut!
In this 'very important' election year, listen closely to what the candidates are promising you - just maybe you will be able to tell who is about to slam the gate on America .
    What the young student forgot to mention is that the same can be said for homeland security.

    Remember what Thomas Jefferson one of the writers of
The Declaration of Independence wrote:

'A government big enough to give you everything you
want, is big enough to take away everything you have.

Unread post Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Mirza Ghalib User avatar
Senior Moderator

Interesting and, in some ways, wholly justifiable. On the other hand, the "socialist" vision of governance can also be defended easily enough, though I'm not planning on doing so here. For when all's said and done, socialist or capitalist or whatever -ist you can think of will all matter very little the day the robots take over and human activity is reduced to simply being a spectator with no use and no say in any matter while machines do the work. I imagine a time will come when robots will also be casting their votes.

Unread post Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:02 pm
LifeH2O User avatar
Most Senior Member

If I am not totally missing the point, smaller the community, more resources, more is the freedom. If you can not have that, thats what you are going to get.
Greed, the root of all curse, root of all evil.

Unread post Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:49 am
Mirza Ghalib User avatar
Senior Moderator

Pure nostalgia for the good old days returns, Life, reading your motto if one may call it that: "Greed is the root of all evil". No truer word was ever said. As for the smaller states, of course they can hope to live better lives. But the giant states project unlimited power and that, too, is a heady drug for many. So once again we're back to the notion that greed and greed alone has led humanity down the wrong path.


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