Friday, June 17, 2016

The Ants and the Grasshopper

The Parable of the Ants and the Grasshopper.

The ants work hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long,
building their house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ants are fools, and laughs and dances
and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference
and demands to know why the ants should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

The mainstream media shows up to provide pictures of the
shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ants
in their 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…’

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where
the news stations film the Green Bug Lives Matter group singing, We shall overcome.

Then Rev. Jesse Jackson has the group kneel down to pray
for the grasshopper’s sake, while he damns the ants.

President Obama condemns the ants and blames  George Bush,  anti-Muslim sentiment,  the Republicans and white  males for the grasshopper’s plight.

Hillary Clinton & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King
that the ants have gotten rich off the back of the Grasshopper, and
both call for an immediate tax hike on the ants to make them pay their  fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts The Economic Equity & Anti-Ant  Act
retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ants are  fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of
culturally diverse bugs and, having nothing left to pay their retroactive taxes,
their  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 ants have 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  civilized world with it.


  1. Absolutely spot on. I was raised by ants. My Dad told me, "Sis, if you want it, work for it." He would have been shamed to have anything that hadn't been gained from the work of his hands and the sweat of his brow. It is mind numbing to realize how many believe otherwise.

    1. That's the danger of creating protected minority groups who are raised to believe they are "entitled" to things they did not earn and have done absolutely nothing to merit. But that's how it is now, and it will go on , and on, until we are utterly ruined.

      Everybody knows what will happen in the cities when the checks stop coming.

  2. I think its like understanding the difference between Republic and democracy. No one seems to understand what Socialism is....everyone levels out at the lowest level except the administrators....terrifying that it is heading this way with the need of the people to be looked after not to do for ones self!

    1. My kids have to pay significant taxes to the community they live in, just for the privilege of living there. After they pay federal income tax, state income tax, they have to pay city income tax. This year they paid more than $2000 to the city. Much of it goes to provide amenities to a part of the city that is "government subsidized housing", where third generation blood suckers live, people who have nice apartments, eat better than most, have better clothing, can afford $120 for a pair of tennis shoes, and drive nice cars.

      In my case, I pay $1000 a year to the county in "school tax", half of which is sent from North Georgia to Atlanta schools to pay for amenities at inner city schools. Why? No tax base there because most people live off the government.

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    1. Like Hank Williams Jr says in his song "Mr. Lincoln" I wish I'd made it up but I'm afraid it's true. I think we've all had the experience of going in the grocery store and having to watch what we buy, while the guy ahead of us in the check out line buys the premium stuff and pays with his state benefits card.

  4. Harry - here's a pretty sobering thought and an explanation for where i got my work ethic - my father was a coalminer and therefore we lived in company houses. the streets were named first street, second street - all the way up to 12th street.

    there were 12 houses on each side of the street except for first street. we lived on first street. my father was the only man that had a job on our street. ever. can you even believe that?

    sending much love, as always to you and M. your friend,

    1. That sounds rough,Kymber. There used to be an advertisement on tv here that said "You've come a long way, Baby!" That sums you up. Of course, it's not been on tv for years now as it isn't politically correct, but it's true!