Subject: The Ant & the Grasshopper - updated Sent in By 'JO'.
I love story with a moral -
THE ANT AND THE
This one is a little different .......
There are Different Morals
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long,
building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter.
grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
THE OLD STORY:
Be responsible for yourself!
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
fool and laughs and dances and plays the
winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and
know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well
fed while he is cold
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?
Gillard appears on A Current Affair with the grasshopper and
The Green Party stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house
news stations film the group singing, We shall
Green Party Leader Christine Milne condemns the ant and blames
Capitalism and Global warming for the grasshopper's
Wayne Swan exclaims in an interview with TV News that the ant
wealth off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an
hike on the ant to make him pay his fair
Finally to gain votes to win an election , the Government drafts
Economic Equity & Anti- Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning
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.
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
MORAL OF THE STORY:
how you vote !
I've sent this to you because I believe that you are
You may wish to pass this on to other ants, but don't bother
on to any grasshoppers because they wouldn't understand it,