Friday, October 21, 2011

Feeding the Birds

The following insightful analogy was found on the Face book site of Helen Zille, our Premier of the Western Cape. One of her fans had posted this comment - it is quite clever!

"I bought a bird feeder. I 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 one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see.

Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care
  and free education, 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, and people waving flags  other than our flag 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.

If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop."