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    The Ant and the Grasshopper...a moral story

     

    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 STORY: Be responsible for yourself!


    MODERN 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 shivering grasshopper calls a press conference

    and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed
    while others are 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.' Acorn stages a demonstration in front of the ant 's house
    where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.'


    Rev. Jeremiah Wright then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the
    grasshopper's sake. 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. The story ends as we see the grasshopper
    finishing up the last bits of the ants food while the government house


    he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him
    because he doesn't maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow.


    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 once peaceful neighborhood.

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in
    2010.

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