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The Ant and The Grasshopper - Modern Version

The ANT
AND THE
GRASSHOPPER 

This one is a little different ....
 
Two Different Versions ...
 
Two Different Morals
 
OLD VERSION
 

The ant works hard

in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and

laying up supplies for the winter. 

The 
grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool

and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. 

Come winter, the ant is warm
and well fed.
 

The grasshopper has
no food or shelter, so he 
dies out in the cold.



MORAL OF THE OLD STORY:

Be responsible for yourself!
 

  


MODERN
VERSION

The ant works hard
in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter. 

The grasshopper thinks the 
ant s a fool
and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. 

Come winter, the shivering 
grasshopper calls a press conference

and demands to know why the ant should be
allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving. 

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN,
and ABC show up to
provide pictures of the shivering 
grasshopper
next to a video of the 
ant
in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America
is stunned by the sharp contrast. 

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth,

this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? 

Kermit the Frog
 appears on Oprah
with the 
grasshopper
and everybody cries

when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green...'

ACORN
 
stages a demonstration

in front of the ant'shouse

where the news stations film the group singing, We shall overcome.

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright
 
has the group kneel down

to pray for the grasshopper's sake. 

President Obama
 
condemns the ant
and blames 

 Christopher Columbus, George Washington,The Founding Fathers,

and the Pope 
for the grasshopper's plight. 

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid
 
exclaim in an interview with Larry King

that the ant has gotten rich

off the back of the grasshopper,
and both call for an immediate tax hike

on the ant to make him pay his fair share. 

Finally, the EEOC drafts the

Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act
retroactive to the beginning of
the summer. 

The ant is fined for failing to hire

a proportionate number of green bugs and,

having  nothing left to  pay his retroactive taxes,

his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar
and given 
to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the 
grasshopper
and his free-loading
  friends

finishing up the last bits of the ant's food

while the government house he is in, which, as you recall,

just happens to be the ant's old house,
crumbles around them because

the grasshopper doesn't maintain it. 

The ant has
 
disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper
 is found  
dead in a drug related incident,

and the house, now abandoned, is taken
over
  by a gang of spiders

who terrorize the ramshackle,

and once prosperous, and peaceful, neighborhood. 

The entire Nation collapses,
bringing the rest
 
of the free world with it.
 


MORAL OF THE STORY:
 


Be careful how you vote in 2010.

1 Reply
Senior Contributor

Re: The Ant and The Grasshopper - Modern Version

I want to go back to those days when everyone is responsible for themselves. No cost-shifting go on. Just everyone pulling their own weight taking care of their families. Life was good when government was small. I want a small government again.

 

Shoot.....I woke up from my dream. I guess what I want will never happen. Oh well....I can still vote for a small government.