Joe Levi:
a cross-discipline, multi-dimensional problem solver who thinks outside the box – but within reality™

Are you a wild pig?

That’s an awfully silly question, isn’t it?

Do you know how to catch wild pigs?

If you want to catch wild pigs, you find a spot in the woods where the pigs frequent, then you put corn on the ground. Pigs love corn. The wild pigs will find your corn and eat it.

If you keep putting out corn in the same spot every day, the pigs will return every day to eat it. Pigs love free food.

After some time you put down a sturdy fence – but only in one direction.  The pigs will be hesitant, but eventually the lure of free food will entice them back. Once they get used to the fence and are regularly eating the corn again, put up another section of fence at a right angle to the first.

Again, the pigs will be hesitant, but eventually they’ll come back from the free corn. As soon as they are, put up another section of fence 90-degrees to the last. Again, wait.

Repeat this process until you have all four sections of fence up, leaving an open gate as the only way in or out of the “pen”. The pigs will eventually walk right through the gate to get at the free corn. Once they’re inside, simply shut the gate.

You’ll have caught the entire herd, who didn’t care that their freedom was being removed one section at a time. Sure, they were hesitant, they might even have complained a little, but the lure of “free” was too much for them, and eventually they stopped complaining – it was getting in the way of their free food.

What’s worse, even if some pigs escape, they’ll have lost their ability to forage for food in the woods. All they’ll know is the free corn that was offered to them, seemingly without condition. The rest will simply accept their captivity.

Sooner or later the person who put out the corn and built the fence will come along. The pigs will be “converted” into bacon, pork chops, pork loin, footballs, belts, shoes, and who knows what else… but they certainly won’t be pigs anymore.

That’s how you catch a wild pig.

We have similar “freebies” today. We have child tax credits, food stamps, EBT, WIC, tax exemptions, subsidies, payments to “farmers” not to plant crops, welfare, free cell phones, free healthcare, free medicine… all the while, sections of fence – rules, regulations, restrictions, taxation, militarized police, and more – are being built all around us. Some of us will complain, but eventually the masses will “get used to it”, and will become accepting of the slow erosion of freedoms and Liberties.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government
take care of him — better take a closer look at the American Indian.”

There is no such thing as a free lunch. In fact, there’s no such thing as “free” at all. Someone’s gotta pay.

The question you need to ask yourself: are you a wild pig?



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