Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Two Different Versions.... Two Different Morals

I remember Joker posting something similar, or maybe it was exactly the same, but I got this in an email this morning and thought I'd throw it up here. ;)

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 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 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 group singing, “We shall overcome.” Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.
President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight. Nancy Pelosi & 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 & 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 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 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 once 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 2010.

9 comments:

FLHX_Dave said...

OMG...your turning me on! The only thing I don't like is that I'm sorta a cross between the ant and the spiders...so it's all good since I can still say screw the grasshopper.

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Reminds me of a time I complained to my dad about the way he treated my children. His Response? "You were raised different. You're a man, take care of your own damn kids." And so life goes on and I take care of me and mine. By the way, I continue to thank my dad for the way I was raised.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Yes, be careful how you vote in 2010.

I think there may be some big surprises ahead this year!

Willy D said...

That just sounds a little too real. No more work ethics, just entitlement ethics.

mq01 said...

holy shit b.b., awesome post, and scary, lol! deja vu, wow, ive lived this!!! the grasshopper and gangs of spiders reproduce before they die btw, just to have hundreds of offspring live the cycle all f'ing over again...

wow, food for thought, thanks. and ps, BIG HUGS!!!!!!

Lady Ridesalot said...

I remember when Joker posted something like this. It pissed me off then... and it still pisses me off now.

I can't stand the "you owe me" attitude that too many people seem to embrace.

"Get you ass out there and earn your keep!"

I hope we have some returning sanity this year. It depends on one thing...

GO VOTE!!!!

Ann said...

The entitlement attitude is getting WAY old. Lazy bastards need to get out there and earn. Is anybody concerned that we're teaching this shit to our children and raising a nation of lazy-ass mother fuckers?!

Webster World said...

Well some get mad at Joker and his veiws on the left supporting this entitlement crap. I too can't stand it. The left is based on it. I can't justify selling myself out over something by giving to the lazy ass beggers. I too was raised as AHD was and am proud my da did the same.

WooleyBugger said...

Great story.

When my son was little somebody put it into his head that I was lazy because I slept late on Sundays. I felt I was entitled after working a regular job all week then my own gig at nite and on Saturdays. Then at a point after that I was told I was not around enough and was missing out even though my own gig was right here in my own itty bitty home shop.
I'm ready for my free lunch ticket, housing and cars now and I'm still waiting for that change.