Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Ant and the Grasshopper Revisited


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


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!



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 Is  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 ...'   
 Occupy the Anthill stages  A  demonstration in front of the ant's House  where the news stations film the SEIU group singing, We  shall overcome. 
Then  Rev Al Sharpton's assistant has the group kneel down  to pray for the grasshopper, while he damns the ant.  The Reverend Al can not attend as he has contractual commitments to appear on his MSNBC show for which he is paid over two million dollars a year to complain that rich people do not care.

President Barack Hussein Obama condemns  the ant and blames President  Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan,  Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight. 
Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview on The View 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, once prosperous  and  peaceful, neighborhood.
The entire Nation collapses, bringing the rest of the free word with it.
MORAL  OF THE STORY:   Be  careful how you vote in 2014 and 2016.   

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