The Ant

ORIGINAL 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.
Demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and
well fed while others are
cold and starving.
SABC1, 2 and 3 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.
The world 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 Good Morning with the grass hopper,
and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'
Demonstrations are held in front of the ant's house where the
news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.'
TV commentators explain that the ant has gotten rich off the
back of the grasshopper, and there are calls for an immediate
tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the Obama administration 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 and handed to
relatives of the grasshopper.
The grasshopper instigates a lawsuit against the ant, and the
case is tried under the watchful eyes of the trade unions.
The ant loses the case.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last
bits of the ant's food while the Obama 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 neighbourhood.
MORAL OF THIS STORY:
Be VERY careful how you vote in 2012!!
Reply to
Lucas Long
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But everybody knows an ant, can't, move a rubber tree plant.
Reply to
deep
But do you think the OP knows ants are members of a socialist commune?
Reply to
anorton
Not really. They have a queen and a serf class so it's feudalism.
Reply to
deep
And if you screw up or get injured....they eat you. d8-)
Reply to
Ed Huntress

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