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THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, 2 VERSIONS (OLD AND NEW)
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:54:36 PM »


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

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 ants. The Reverend Al cannot 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 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 world with it.




MORAL OF THE STORY:




Be careful how you vote in 2014 and 2016.   




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.



 Author unknown


 
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams


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