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The Ant and the Grasshopper

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Jan 22, 2008.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    This ain't too far off what's happening in our country today
    *An old tale but worth thinking about again!*


    TRADITIONAL 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 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."

    Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house
    where the news stations film the group singing, "We Shall Overcome."
    Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the
    grasshopper's sake.

    Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with
    Larry King that the ant has become 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 and 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.

    Hillary gets the Rose Law Firm to represent the grasshopper in a
    defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a
    panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of
    single-parent welfare recipients. 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 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 2008.*

    www.RonPaul2008.com
     
  2. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Be careful of how you vote 2008. Amen to that.

    The majority of us (the people) apparantly are braindead because we voted bush and others like him into power TWICE.

    Be careful of how you vote 2008. We can't afford another bush.
     
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