Ant and Grasshopper – New revised version!

My laptop regularly gets updates of its software programs: Windows, Adobe, McAfee….

It’s time we update that old Aesop’s fable about the ant and the grasshopper. Below is “The And and the Grasshopper 2.0″ that’s been circulating on the net, with some tweaking on my part to update it fully into a brand-new 3.0 version.  ;)

H/t FOTM’s Christine (aka Annathule)!

~Eowyn

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THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER 3.0

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 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!

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THE OBAMA 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?

Big Bird, Elmo the pederast, and Kermit the Frog appear on Sesame Street with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”

SEIU, MoveOn.org, and Occupy (whatever) stage a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing, ”Down with the 1%!” Rev. Jesse Jackson condemns the ant for his selfishness.

Obama says if he had a son, he’d look just like the grasshopper, then blames President George W. Bush and wealthy Americans for the grasshopper’s plight. Pointing to the ant’s house with an accusing finger, Obama declares “You didn’t build it!” and urges all grasshoppers in America to “seek revenge.”

Nancy Pelosi and 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 100% tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share. The EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Ant 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 IRS in the name of Obamacare and given to the grasshopper.

Believing America to be a rule of law, the ant appeals his case to the Supreme Court, but the court says Obamacare is perfectly constitutional and the IRS confiscation is just a tax.

The ant tries to resist. But armed soldiers come to his door to arrest the ant without charge or trial, in the name of a law passed by both houses of Congress and signed by Obama (National Defense Authorization Act).

Thankfully, being very very small, the ant eludes his captors by hiding under a dry leaf.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food, having taken over the ant’s home, which the government has designated a Section 8 housing. It wasn’t long before the house falls into disrepair and filth because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it since he doesn’t own it and he didn’t build it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

A month later, 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 now-ramshackled, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses taking the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY:  As America voted on Nov. 6, 2012, so shall America reap.

17 responses to “Ant and Grasshopper – New revised version!

  1. In a respectful way, this post and story is humorous. It reminds me of the old story of “The Animal Farm”. Somehow the class warfare narrative is exemplified here in with a touch of common sense woven in to this original version as opposed to the Obama version. There is a lot to learn from examples of life not necessarily human.

  2. I got this as an email from Kelleigh:

    Let’s look at what we have learned from this election:
    Twenty-one of 22 incumbent senators were re-elected, and 353 of 373 incumbent members of the House were re-elected.
    The American people have re-elected 94 percent of the incumbents who were running for re-election to an institution that has an approval rating of about 9 percent.

    This indicates, as an electorate, we are a nation of idiots.
    We’re now stuck with the useless, dysfunctional government that we deserve.

  3. I wish folk hadn’t been so stupid on Nov 6.

  4. ??”Rev. Jesse Jackson damns the ant and asks God to bring forth pain and suffering to the grasshopper.”??

    s/b, “pain and suffering to the ant”?, not grasshopper??

    (Sorry if I sound like a nitpicker, but that might need an edit?)

  5. Too good not to share….

  6. You know when you have one of those moments where you can’t believe what you are seeing (reading)? This is one of those moments. I was JUST making this comparison 2 days ago! Too funny to see it posted here so shortly afterword. We (myself and family) were discussing the differences between the democrats and Republicans. My nephew, who is six, asked why we don’t like democrats. I first explained how in the old days people were responsible for themselves (and gave him the old version of the ant and the grasshopper. Then I explained that things are different now. I gave him this version: One day as the ant was working his fields, he came across a grasshopper. He noticed the grasshopper was just jumping to and frough, with no direction or purpose. The ant asked the grasshopper why he wasn’t getting ready for the winter? The grasshopper responded that there was plenty of time to prepare for the winter, now was the time to play. So the ant went back to his work and let the grasshopper to his fun. The winter came and the ant had plenty of harvest, and ate well all winter long. The grasshopper however, had nothing and was dieing of hunger. So, in desperation, he went to the “Great Grasshopper” with his dilemma. The great grasshopper said “take this you, and eat it, it is given up for you” (my nephew caught the similarity, and I explained that the great grasshopper was the grasshoppers fake messiah). Then, my nephew asks “but were did the great grasshopper get extra food?” To which I responded “he stole it from the ant”. My nephew perplexed, had LOTS of questions, but his main responses were1) that’s not fair 2) I don’t like the great grasshopper and 3) Poor ant! Now, if my 6 year old nephew gets this, WHY can’t they (democrats)?!

    • “Now, if my 6 year old nephew gets this, WHY can’t they (democrats)?!”

      Because your nephew hasn’t yet been corrupted. With you as his uncle, hopefully he never will.

    • You do the vastly improved re-write (I thought Dr, Eowyn might enjoy) its full measure of justice and good use! Thank you kindly, Dear Sir! Many bright blessings to you wise nephew. As I already am, I’ll pray that he inherits a much improved country and that we, as family and friends, can raise the young ones up to understand basic truths that guide all mankind.

      ~Christine~

  7. winstonsmith6079

    Appropriate story – this PC Socialism/Communism BS is REALLY beginning to BUG me!

  8. Arthur L. Brown Sr.

    I want this in video so bad! I’ve got 21 grandkids across the country, that need to see this as well as their parents.

  9. Too sad… so true.
    Good bye, America. Some of us will remember you.

  10. Dr. Eowyn, you did this poor story great justice and when I got done laughing at it, and caught my breath, I had to read it to my better half. as well! I’m going to also post your version to my FB page! (As a link, natch.)

    As for me giving you the impression that you have left an email from me, unanswered, perish the thought! I have written you three times, and you have answered all three promptly! I know you can’t answer them all, same as I know you can’t answer, or rather post, every bit that gets sent to you. I SO appreciate the re-write of this one – it is AWESOME!! <3 :)) What a laugh it gave me!

    Merry Christmas to all my friends here, in case I don't get a chance to post anything else between now and then.

    ~Christine~

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