A friend posted this up at "The Conservative Homeschooler" and I wanted to share it here too! Hope ya'll enjoy. ( I wrote more further down on this post)!
From Conservative libertarian Outpost
Parable of the Ant and the Grasshopper
By Patrick Sperry
The ant works hard in the witheringheat all summer long, building hishouse and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks theant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Comewinter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food orshelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!*****
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building hishouse 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 & 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 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 her old 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.
This story reminded me of the new story of the little Red hen, when everyone sues her for not sharing the bread she made all by herself!
A while back, my girls watched "A Bug's Life". If you have never seen it, the ants collect food for the grasshoppers, or else, they will be destroyed by them, or so they think! But at the end the ants stand up against the grasshoppers, and realize ,they greatly out number the grasshppers! At one point in the story the lead grasshopper says they can only keep up on this control, by never letting even one ant raise up against them!
Anyways, the last time I saw this show, I was amazed at what I got from it! LOL! This could be a show about America, or any people, being controled by a small group of currupt bullies!
You can watch the complete show on Youtube, if you would like, but the first of this is a good clip!