The Ant And The Grasshopper

   
Here at Christian Media, we regularly decry the
departure from the historic Gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the
by-products of man's wholesale abandonment of the truth found
in scripture is the ungodly form of government that America has
now adopted.

   
The socialist version that claims the redistribution of wealth as a
godly mandate is thoroughly unscriptural - yet
few Christians recognize the depths to which we've fallen. We don't
know who originally penned the following satirical piece, but over the
years we've found this story to be universal in that so many have
recognized the stupidity that has gripped our time.

   
Thus, we thought it appropriate to reprint this clever little fable.
To the unknown author we offer our thanks for his (or her) witty
parody of the famous tale of the Ant and the Grasshopper.

The Original Version

   
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, as he
continues his life long project of building his house and laying in
the supplies he will need for the inevitable winter season. The grasshopper,
playful character that he is, spends his time laughing, dancing, and
partying the time away. Eventually, the summer comes to an end as fall
comes - yet
still the grasshopper refuses to take any responsible action,
and continues to play as if there is no tomorrow.

   
Ultimately, winter arrives and the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper, who has steadfastly refused to sow any good
seeds whatsoever, has no food or shelter, and he eventually dies out
in the cold.

The Modern Version

   
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, as he
continues his life long project of building his house and laying in
the supplies he will need for the inevitable winter season. The grasshopper,
playful character that he is, spends his time laughing, dancing, and
partying the time away. Eventually, the summer comes to an end as fall
comes - yet
still the grasshopper refuses to take any responsible action, and
continues to play as if there is no tomorrow.

   
Ultimately, winter arrives and the now shivering grasshopper
calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant
should be allowed to be warm and well-fed while others are cold and
starving.

   
Television crews from CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN show up for the press
conference, and they provide a studio analysis that includes live
remote video footage of the suffering grasshopper on a
split-screen right next to a live satellite feed of the ant in
his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

   
America is stunned by the
incredibly sharp contrast. How can this be, they wonder, 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 along with
the studio audience "It's Not Easy Being Green." Jesse
Jackson and Bishop T D Jakes stage a demonstration in front
of the ant's house, where the various news networks all cover the
massive protest as the group sings, "We shall overcome."
Jakes and Jesse, now joined by Al Sharpton, Ralph Nader,
and several priestly looking pedophiles have the spiritually minded
group kneel down to pray to their collective God beseeching the divine
power on behalf of the grasshopper.

   
Al Gore exclaims in a network
interview with Peter Jennings that the ant has
gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and calls for an
immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his "fair
share." The European Community brags that such a hideous
miscarriage of justice would never happen in their Socialist utopian
system.

   
The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution
condemning the American government for allowing such a grossly unfair
situation to develop. The Homeland Security Office leaks it to
the media they are considering investigatin the ant as a domestic
terrorist.

   
Finally, the EEOC drafts the "Economic Equity and
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.

   
Hillary Clinton, leveraging her
Senatorial powers, calls from New York and gets her old law firm to
represent the grasshopper in an unfair trade practices suit against
the ant. She than arranges to have the case tried before a panel of
Federal judges that her husband ex-President Bill Clinton had
appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.
Predictably, the ant loses the case.

   
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of
the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens
to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because the grasshopper
is too lazy to maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow.

   
By the following spring, 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 once peaceful neighborhood.

April 29, 2002 -- edited by James Lloyd

Copyright © 2002 Christian Media Network

See Also

Blood Beast Of Babylon

Spiritual Shielding

Article Source: 
CMC
Article Number: 
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