The NEW ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER 


This one is a little different with two contrasting Morals Systems ...
 
 
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 is a fool 
and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. 
 
Come winter, the shivering grasshoppercalls 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. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray 
for the grasshopper's sake, while he damns the ants.

President 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 
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 shooting. 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 world with it.

 
 
MORAL OF THE STORY:
 
 
Be careful how you vote in 2012.

I've sent this to you because 
I believe that you are an ant not a grasshopper!
 
Make sure that you pass this on to other ants.
 
Don't bother sending it on to 
any grasshoppers
because they wouldn't understand it anyway.
 

 

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