A follower of Karl Marx once said- "Remove one freedom from every generation. Soon you will have no freedom left and no one would have even noticed.”
This makes sense in the context of freebies providers in any democratic or communist country. How?
One day while the class was in the laboratory, a Professor noticed a young man kept rubbing his back and stretching as if he was suffering from back pain.
The Professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him that 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.
Then, the student looked at the Professor and asked a strange question-"Do you know how to catch wild Pigs ?"
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punchline. The young man said that it was no joke at all.
"You catch wild Pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting Corn on the ground. The Wild Pigs find the Corn and begin to come every day to eat the Free food.
When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence on one side of the place where they are used to coming regularly.
At first, the Wild Pigs are scared, but 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 on the last side.
The Pigs, which are used to the Free Corn, start to come through the gate to eat that Free Corn again. Then you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.
Suddenly, the wild Pigs have lost their freedom. They run 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 and they are slaughtered thereafter."
The young man then told the Professor-"That is exactly what is happening in many countries today.
The communist or socialist or capitalist governments keep pushing the people towards their ideologies and thereby keep spreading the Free Corn out in the form of programmes such as Free Rations, Free Electricity, Tax credits, Caste Benefits, Farm subsidies, Welfare Schemes, Free entitlements, Free medicines, while the people continually lose their freedom, just a little bit at a time."
One should always remember a simple Truth: There is no such thing as a Free Lunch. If you think that the Free Ride is essential to your way of life, then only God can help you when the gates of the economy slam shut!
Most of the problems we are facing today in India are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living, thanks to those power seekers, who like wild pig catchers, who provide free power and free water to gain votes to gain power or retain it! Right?