The Ant and the Grasshopper:Nanny State Residents
Posted by wordforit on April 19, 2008
The 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 he’s a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed, but the grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
The 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 think she 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 fed, while others are cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN all 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?
Michael Moore, disguised as 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 networks film the group singing, “We shall overcome.” Jesse then has the group kneel down and pray for the grasshopper’s sake.
Ted Kennedy & Al Gore 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 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.
Obama gets his lawyer connections to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges appointed from a list of single parent welfare recipients.
The ant loses the case. As the story ends, we see the grasshopper finishing 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 does not 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.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY: Vote Republican!
You may recognize this; it’s an e-mail I received quite a while back but am not sure of the original sender. Think it’s apropos for what is being proposed to the American people!
2Thessalonians3:8-15~ “Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: 9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. 14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.” (Emphasis WfI)
May God have mercy.