THE NEW ANT and the Grasshopper, Two Versions:   

Did we learn nothing from grade school?


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

Green Lives Matter group singing, We shall overcome.

Then, Reverend Al Sharpton, has
the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper while
he damns all ants. He later appears on MSNBC to complain that rich ants do not care.

Jorge Ramos appears on Univision representing Grasshoppers that came into the country illegally in biblical proportions proving his point that America is so wealthy we should have more grasshoppers in the country so rich ants who take advantage of daylight hours to work, should be cast asunder in this new modern age of civility towards grasshoppers of every other country other than the USA.

Bernie Sanders shows up at a Grasshoppers lives matter rally promising to change the playing field for Grasshoppers while making it more difficult for ants to be successful.  Promising a free home and education to all grasshoppers, along with food and housing paid for by other ant colonies, he takes money from the Grasshopper unions to push that agenda.  Buying an Ivory tower built by ants he sits on top and waits while the other ants suffer from the new higher taxes to feed the multitudes of grasshoppers now flooding into the country.

The ACLU & Liberal Left condemn the ant and blames
President Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.

Grasshoppers have had a bad wrap since the days before Jesus, Jessie Jackson says.  It is past time to make reparations to all grasshoppers.  Ants have enslaved them for eons.  Just look at how quickly they clean the fields of wheat making them ready for the next growing season.  Were they ever paid for that service he asked?  Lawyers for the Grasshoppers can find no records of payment made to the grasshoppers for clearing thousands of acres of fields of wheat and other produce.

Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer  exclaim in an interview on The View that the ant has
gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on ants everywhere to make him them pay their fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act

retroactive to the beginning of
the summer.

The original ant, which is accused, representing all ants everywhere is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having; nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, and make reparations to the Grasshopper which accused him, 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 peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

Bernie and the other Socialist go live in their Ivory towers looking down at the throngs of grasshoppers and decimated fields and once thriving cities quoting another notable, “let them eat cake!”


Be careful how you vote in 2018.


Author: AuthorTWScott

Author, Writer, Artist, Graphic Artist ... Over 32 published novels crossing many genres.

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