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The battle between the ant and the grasshopper

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dennishoddy, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Sharpshooter

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    The ANT AND THE
    GRASSHOPPER


    This one is a little different


    Two Different Versions ..
    Two 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..


    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 poorgrasshopper


    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'


    Occupy the Anthill stages


    a demonstration in front of the ant's house
    where the news stations film the

    Black Lives Matter group singing, We
    shall overcome.



    Then Reverend Al Sharpton


    has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper


    while he damns the ants. He later appears on MSNBC to complain that rich people do not care.


    Former President Obama condemns the ant


    and blames
    Donald Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the
    Pope



    for the grasshopper's


    plight.


    Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer
    exclaim in an interview on The View


    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 &

    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 Green Czar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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'sfood
    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 ant has
    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 free world with it.



    MORAL OF THE STORY:


    Be careful how you vote in 2020.










    I've sent this to you because I believe that you are an ant
    not a grasshopper!



    Make sure that you pass
    this on to other ants.



    Don't bother sending
    it on to any grasshoppers
    because they wouldn't
    understand it, anyway.
     
  2. tRidiot

    tRidiot Sharpshooter

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    Who is John Galt?
     
  3. TerryMiller

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    I always heard that the spiders that took over the house were crack addicts and sellers.

    (Never trust anything with 8 legs.)
     
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    This is going to happen regardless how anyone votes in 2020. We will NEVER see another republican president again after 2020. Just look at how much worse things have gotten over the least few years socially. Even under Trump things have gotten worse. Christians are hated more and more every day and more and more SJW’s rise up to tear down our institutions. Make no mistake that we are in a war for this nation right NOW. It is here. It’s not a war being fought with guns and bullets. It’s being fought with social media, entertainment, schools, colleges, and the media. Even large corporations have joined the war effort to destroy America. Our government is leading the charge with the FBI all the way up to the politicians. We are losing this war and losing badly. We’ve won some battles but nothing worth celebrating over. Our bill of rights and constitution are viewed as obsolete my many in this country. We have judges, politicians, law enforcement, and even military personnel breaking their oaths. I say it all the time and will continue to. If we don’t rise up and end this tyranny soon, we will watch this nation we love collapse. It cannot continue the course it’s on and survive. Voting isn’t going to change it. It hasn’t in decades and decades. No reason to believe it will magically work now.
     
  5. John6185

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    John Galt is a character in Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged (1957). Although he is not identified by name until the last third of the novel, he is the object of its often-repeated question "Who is John Galt?" and of the quest to discover the answer.
     
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    Ummmm... yeah, I know.
     
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    :pms2:
     
  8. rlongnt

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    Doh!
     
  9. dennishoddy

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    An oldie just brought up to date. :hey3:
     
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