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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 & laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool & laughs & dances & plays the summer away..
Come winter, the ant is warm & well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
MODERN VERSION
The ant works hard in the withering heat & the rain all summer long, building his house & laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool & laughs and dances & 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 & well fed while he is cold & starving.
CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, & ABC show up to provide pictures of the shiveringgrasshopper 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 & 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 â€œWe shall overcome.â€
Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for thegrasshopper’s sake.
President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.
Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that theant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper & 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 Actretroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs & having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by theGovernment Green Czar& 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’sfood 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, & the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous once peaceful, neighborhood.
The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.
MORAL OF THESTORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010!

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