Ant & Grasshopper Story

June 14, 2015

Submitted by:  Veronica Coffin



This one is a little different….
Two  Different Versions …
Two  Different Morals 


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.


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 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.

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 …’

Occupy the Anthill stages
a  demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the SEIU group singing, We  shall overcome.

Then  Rev Al Sharpton’s assistant has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper while he damns the ants. The Reverend Al can not attend as he has contractual commitments to appear on his MSNBC show for which he is paid over two million dollars a year to complain that rich people do not care.

President  Obama condemns the ant 
and blames 
President  Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan,  Christopher     Columbus, and the
for the grasshopper’s plight.

Nancy  Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview on The View    
that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the 

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  didn’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.


Be  careful how you vote in 2016.  

You are reading this 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.

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