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    ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

    CLASSIC 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 he's 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.


    MODERN 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 he's 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 others less fortunate are cold and starving.

    CBS, NBC 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."

    Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house,
    where the news stations film the group singing "We Shall Overcome."

    Al Gore exclaims in an 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".

    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 gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.

    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 he doesn't maintain it.

    The ant has disappeared in the snow.

    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.
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    Don't you mean:

    Conservative version
    and
    Liberal version
    Those who dance, appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
    Those who believe, appear ignorant to those who do not know God.

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