A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

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A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:13 am

Why do people refer to the American Public as “Sheeple”? As a sheep farmer I can tell you this, it just is not right!

First of all, sheep are not dumb. As a sheep farmer those 4 legged, wooly creatures outsmart me almost every day. Just try grabbing a sheep and bringing it to slaughter…they will run, flee and scramble anyway they can to get away from the perceived threat. When you compare this to the past election, it is pretty darn clear that the American People ran headlong for the rhetoric that Obama spilled from his mouth and straight to slaughter. A sheep would NEVER do this. They do not trust ANYONE!

While sheep are not dumb, they are defenseless, which is another reason we cannot call the American People “Sheeple”. Again this is not the case with American people; we still have guns, though Obama would like to make us more like sheep in that regard and pull our second amendment away from us so that we are more like sheep…defenseless.

And sheep do not aimlessly follow their leader. They travel in flocks because they have scent glands in the front hooves that excrete a smell that allows subordinate sheep to follow their leader; a leader chosen by a pecking order that shows clearly the lead sheep is dominant, strong, takes on others without fear...something the Benghazi clearly shows us Obama has not done. With so much infighting, and many states lobbying for defecting, the last thing we have is a strong leader which the whole flock aimlessly follows.

Sheep are very heartily and rely on themselves. This is not the case with the American People, the majority of which are on some sort of public assistance or aid. Not so with sheep; they have wool on their backs that not only provides warmth, it has lanolin on it which makes it water proof, and as long as sheep have food, they can survive down to temperatures as low as -40 degrees before frostbite nips at the tips of their ears. Even in -15 degrees below zero weather, my sheep are outside rather then protected by the barn I have built for them. Also notice I did not mention water, they get enough water from snow and vegetation to get by without fresh water, which is the reason sheep can thrive on the islands off Maine, any other animal would require fresh drinking water. Sheep on Criehaven, 28 miles off the coast of Maine have been surviving there without human intervention for 20 years. American’s today…50% of them at least…need Governmental help which is sad.

Sheep are not into free health care. In fact sheep go to great pains (literally) to hide their infirmities. That is because if they show they are the weakest sheep, they could be picked off by predators. Considering how people are flocking (pun intended) to Obama Care and other free health care provisions, the American People do not resemble sheep at all, but rather like to highlight injury and disability in order to qualify for more financial help.

Sheep also have very clear memories. Did you know because they are so defenseless and that their only retaliation is to run, that they can recognize faces for up to two years! They do this because they need to quickly identify friend or foe, and why Jesus said in the bible, “The sheep hear my voice and follow me.” Even though I give my sheep, food, water and grain on a daily basis, they are still afraid of me. They are wary, and while they will follow me knowing that I have always helped them be independent, and move to better pastures where they can forage for themselves; the American People do not do this at all. They either have been fooled enough by politicians that they trust no one (libertarians), or they follow anyone without worry (liberals).

Those are just a few of the highlights of why referring to the American People as “sheeple” is just plain wrong. The irony is, we should really be more like sheep; be hearty, run from danger, forage for ourselves, take care of our own infirmities, and most importantly; follow a leader who has proven himself by being courageous and strong, defended himself and the flock and is worthy of following.
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:37 am

My guess would be that many of you have a crappie sense of smell & choose to follow the wolves in sheep's clothing that will lead them to slaughter, most that you mention has been going on for decades. :o :lol: :P
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:41 am

They also say as tough as a horse. Although it depends horses do not adapt well to modern living as they are very sensitive. They also say as dumb a horse owner --- now that one is dead on.
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:33 am

All depends CNB, I was once a dumb horse owner (but he was cheap) & I was told by a smart horse owner that the smart ones make money off theirs instead of just feeding & riding but there again ya gotta have the $ to buy them thar horses that he had. At least now I can go over & ride one of my neighbors horses if he ever replaces the tack, the new barn is on the way up now. :idea:
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:24 pm

NoSmoke, I think it has more to do with how they're easily herded by sheep dogs rather than their true intelligence level. We all know anyone who believes the media propaganda on guns ... or anything else for that matter, is about as intelligent as birch bark.
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:07 pm

Should they then be called Lemmings? I mean, those animals are friggin' stupid. They run headlong off cliffs at the sign of a wolf or fox or something.
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:23 pm

NoSmoke wrote:we should really be more like sheep; be hearty, run from danger, forage for ourselves, take care of our own infirmities, and most importantly; follow a leader who has proven himself by being courageous and strong, defended himself and the flock and is worthy of following.

Wonderful essay and a reminder that things are not always what they seem to be.
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:03 pm

coalnewbie wrote:They also say as tough as a horse. Although it depends horses do not adapt well to modern living as they are very sensitive. They also say as dumb a horse owner --- now that one is dead on.




Hey now, I resemble that remark! :D
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:35 pm

You know when you run your mouth like I do, you get caught with your foot in it as well.

I just got done typing that, went around a corner and saw one of my sheep with his head stuck in the fence, and I thought, "And to think I just defended you sheep on your intelligence".

Some days I can't win...
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:47 pm

Don't a bunch of us---BUT SHEEP?????? :clap: toothy NS, my goats were experts on that fence trick---dumb ass's :)
Flyer5 wrote:
coalnewbie wrote:They also say as tough as a horse. Although it depends horses do not adapt well to modern living as they are very sensitive. They also say as dumb a horse owner --- now that one is dead on.




Hey now, I resemble that remark! :D
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:20 pm

I guess they are just like the ones on Welfare, they stick there head out looking for that greener grass on the other side, and then never can seem to pull their head back in.

freetown fred wrote:NS, my goats were experts on that fence trick---dumb ass's :)
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:34 pm

Um ... I don't think that was a fence their heads got stuck in ........ :|
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:53 pm

Horse farmers know that the grass is brown on both sides of the fence.
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:57 am

I kind of felt bad for some retired folks near me. They got into that Alpaca Pyramid Scheme and really bet the farm on it. They bought a place near me, put up fences, built huts for the alpacas and everything, and then went to the fairs. They were selling Alpaca "starter flocks" consisting of 4 animals for $46,000.

When I saw that I knew it was a pyramid scheme. There are very few farm animals worth that kind of money. They call it a "Breeder's Market" in the livestock world, but it is a pyramid scheme nonetheless, no different then Emu and Ostrich Farming where a few people start the ball rolling and then get out before market drops out. I told the guy that it was a breeders market and that he should get into something else before the Alpaca market was saturated, but it is hard to go from selling $12,000 dollar animals to selling $100 dollar ones, but where I live, 1/3 of the people live below the poverty limit, so you are not going to sell a lot of $12,000 dollar animals that only give you wool.

I kept driving by, watching their sheds slowly fill up with Alpaca's and I just knew the end was coming...they were not selling. Unfortunately for this couple, they did not get out in time and soon the feller-bunchers were at the farm flattening everything that was not a field. The last I knew, those $12,000 dollar animals were selling for $100, about the same as a sheep, but you can get wool, milk and eat sheep, I am not so sure how Alpaca neck tastes?

Like I said, it was too bad. These people just wanted to retire and live out their days raising a few animals.
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Re: A Sheep Farmers Take on the term "Sheeple"

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:53 am

Can't say I feel any sympathy there NS--we've got Marathon Alpaca right close by--I've done some work for the guy & he is about nothing but greed & self serving. Those POOR people apparently didn't do much research on the Alpaca market--funny how those $$$$ signs get in the way of common sense--Alpaca's are about the dumbest animals I've ever had the misfortune of working around.To sum it up---it's mostly real rich people wanting to get richer & not much caring who they screw over on the way. $46,000.00 for 4 critters??? NOPE, ya can't fix STUPID. toothy
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