Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Ant and the Grasshopper story revised.

Subject: The Ant & the Grasshopper - updated  Sent in By 'JO'.
I love story with a moral -

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

This one is a little different .......
Two different versions ......

There are Different Morals

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 OLD STORY:

Be responsible for yourself!


MODERN 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.

Channel 7,9, & 10 News, and A Current Affair 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. The country 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?

Julia Gillard appears on A Current Affair with the grasshopper and
everybody cries .

The Green Party stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the
news stations film the group singing, We shall overcome.

Green Party Leader Christine Milne condemns the ant and blames The Liberals,
Capitalism and Global warming for the grasshopper's plight.

Wayne Swan exclaims in an interview with TV News that the ant has accrued
wealth 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 to gain votes to win an election , the Government drafts the
Economic Equity & Anti- Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the
summer.

The ant is fined for failing to consider how his hard work and preparation
has affected the Grasshoppers Mana and, having nothing left to pay his
retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated under the Government Land Repo
Act 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
confiscated 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 ant has disappeared to Vanuatu, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a Drugs related incident, and the
house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of Skinhead spiders
who terrorise the once prosperous and peaceful, neighbourhood.


MORAL OF THE STORY:

Be careful how you vote !


I've sent this to you because I believe that you are an ant.

You may wish to pass this on to other ants, but don't bother sending it
on to any grasshoppers because they wouldn't understand it, anyway.

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