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 Easy Being Green...'

ACORN stagesa 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 ant

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