Ant Says

posted Nov 16, 2015, 7:44 AM by Jean-Paul Tertocha
THE ANT and the Grasshopper, Two Versions: 

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!
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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 Operah 
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 can not 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. 
Obama condemns  the ant and  blames 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:

 Don't be a liberal!
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