Um die Lösung vorwegzunehmen: Die Ameise baute sich ein Boot und segelte in Gegenden, in denen man nicht vorsorgen muß, dafür aber sein Boot in gutem Zustand halten.




THE ANT AND THE
GRASSHOPPER
This one is a little different...... Two
Different Versions....
.............. Two Different Morals

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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!

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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 ants 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.