posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 01:27 AM
The Ant and the Grasshopper
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 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.
Fox, MSNBC and CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled
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's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Pat Robertson then
has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.
President Obama condemns the ant and blames George W Bush and the Republicans for the grasshopper's plight.
Glen Beck exclaims that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his
Finally, the Democrats in conjunction with the Republicans draft the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the
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 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 once peaceful, neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE STORY: It doesn’t matter who you vote for!!