The Ant and The Grasshopper…Obama Style

Got this great parable at Protein Wisdom….THINK ABOUT IT!

“The Ant and the Grasshopper. And the State” — parable 16 from the Big Red Book of Obama

IN a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “we have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food, and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
No worries, though, the grasshopper decided. For he was entitled to some of that corn, being hungry and all, and to deny him food was a moral failing on the part of the Ants, whose greed was so loathsome that it should be punished by those who respected social justice. So the grasshopper complained loudly to his leaders about this terrible inequity in food distribution.
Which is when the state — ever compassionate and wise — stepped in, confiscated ALL the food, and divided it out fairly and evenly among ALL of God’s creatures (save for the bits they kept for themselves, and for those who’d especially helped them to power, all of whom received extra rations for being the most equal of all), and not a soul went hungry that winter, though nearly all grew quite weak — a small price to pay for equality of outcome. And the greater good.
Then the Grasshopper knew:


Now for the witty commenters referencing this parable at Protein Wisdom….

Then the grasshopper and ants together had a massive financial/foodstock crisis due to the lack of food supply and a revolution took place.

Grasshopper legs are tasty with some cayenne pepper and a little butter.


“And then the ants, being the captitalistic pigs that they are, rose up against the state. But the state, being wise and powerful, in the interests of ALL creatures, smashed them. The worst of the conspirators met justice at the end of the Peoples Rope, the rest are being…cared for, at…hospitals, where the brainwashing they received from the Imperialist Pig Capitalist Oppressors can be washed away, so they can once again toil, not for themselves, but for all.”

“By the way, rations will be cut in half, until further notice. That is all…”


…..that following year, the ants were required to have %10 Grasshoppers on staff, for which they would receive a 3 kernel patriotism credit!



For real if we’re gonna do this hard left socialism thing like Venezuela fine but I would have a lot appreciated more time to get ready and stuff. I don’t even know how you’re supposed to plan for this sort of thing. Maybe Fidel Castro could put together a quick PowerPoint… Does anyone have his email?


Ooohh, maybe we’ll get little donut shaped books (O!) with all our instructions cuz I think Michelle Bama told us we’re going to have to work. Probably mandatory Xanax too in little baggies because we’re not supposes to be cynical anymore either.

If you have any other alternate endings or funny thoughts yourself (about our impending Socialist nation if Obama wins), add them as a comment!


One Response

  1. Very funny with a good point.

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