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The Bird Feeder


I got the following in an email today and it just made me say “hmmmm.”  This is probably not new, but I never saw it before; anyway, here ya go.

“I bought a bird feeder, hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed.  What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed.

Within a week we had hundreds of birds, taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.  But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.  Then came the poop. It was everywhere; on the patio tile, the chairs, the table, everywhere!

Then some of the birds turned mean.  They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.

And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.  After a while, I couldn’t even sit on my own back porch anymore.

So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.  Soon, the back yard was like it used to be; quiet, serene, and no birds demanding their rights to a free meal.

Now let’s see, our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.

Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child’s second grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn’t speak English.

Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to ‘press one ‘ to hear my bank talk to me in English; people waving flags other than ‘Old Glory’ are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.  Just my opinion, but maybe it’s time for the government to take down the bird feeder.”

Of course it won’t happen anytime soon, but what a simple illustration to drive home the point. Hmmmm!

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One Response to “The Bird Feeder”
  1. yochumjr yochumjr says:

    Just read your bird feeder analogy. Interesting that this makes perfect sense in our government.
    I see how much waste goes on in the educational system as well. Students who do poorly don’t try and it’s my fault (as the teacher). I’m called in to explain why they fail and miss assignments. It’s my fault when they don’t put forth the effort to study.

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