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    Lessons from Animal Farm

    Lessons from Animal Farm, Eric Arthur Blair, or more commonly known as George Orwell.

    Haven't heard it put this way before, but it's an excellent analogy...

    I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back patio and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is 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 shit. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table... everywhere!

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

    And other 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 in my own back garden 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 meant for a family are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child's 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 the Flag
    are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.

    So maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder, cos if they don't, someone is going to have to continue cleaning up the shit!

    Just an opinion

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    UK based obviously, but we're not that far away from the same situation, are we?
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