THE NEW ANT and the Grasshopper, Two Versions:

  1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
    OLYHOOCHposted 5 years ago

    THE NEW ANT and the Grasshopper, Two Versions:

     

     

    The ANT
    AND THE
    GRASSHOPPER

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


    OL D 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 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 EasyBeing 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 condems 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 GreenCzar
    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 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

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    A meandering bump.

 
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