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The Ant and The Grasshopper

The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

Two Different Versions .. Two Different Morals

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 OLD STORY:

Be responsible for yourself!

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’

Occupy the Anthill stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the Black Lives Matter group singing, We shall overcome.

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

Former President Obama condemns the ant and blames Donald Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.

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 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, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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.

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Be careful how you vote in 2020.

What Flavor is your politics

By Randy Wedin

What Do the Terms Republic, Democracy, Marxist Socialism, and Communism Really Mean?

(Americans are being bombarded with some serious terms that I am sure not everyone understands. I’m using an analogy of lollipops to make them easier to understand.)

REPUBLIC: America is a Constitutional Republic, which gives individuals the right to their own destiny. The majority rules, but the majority cannot take away someone’s unalienable rights, as given by our Constitution. So, even though, for the sake of argument, 75% of Americans may prefer cherry-flavored lollipops, they cannot force their will upon those who like lollipops of other flavors.

DEMOCRACY: (Our republic is often confused as a democracy.) In a democracy, the majority rules, but with no unalienable Constitutional rights to protect individuals. Some industries can be abolished by the majority, and strict laws can regulate certain other industries and personal rights. Our Constitution would be abolished and replaced by mob rule. In our analogy, under a democracy those preferring cherry-flavored lollipops could force non-cherry- flavored lollipops out of existence – only cherry lollipops would be allowed.

MARXIST SOCIALISM: Under Marxist Socialism, everything is intensely government controlled. Those industries that are critical to the government’s agenda are nationalized, although personal ownership of some small businesses and homes is possible. Usually all lands and resources are owned by the government. Critical industries to the government, such as energy, manufacturing, airlines, banks, hospitals, are owned by the government. For our analogy, lollipops would be controlled by prices, availability, quantity, and quality. (Serious Note: Marxist Socialism is not related to social media as many young millennials think socialism means!)

Under the current wave of Marxist Socialism here in America, fossil fuels would be banned and only renewable fossil fuels at exorbitant prices would be legal. (By the way, elitist Marxist Socialist Democrats own nearly all the proprietary rights to renewable fuels, which puts them in line to make billions of dollars if fossil fuels are outlawed and only renewable fuels are allowed.) Private citizen ownership of guns would be outlawed, along with our ability to lawfully assemble and protest the mob rules, and medical care is 100% managed by the federal government. All the Bill of Rights and amendments we cherish now would be eliminated. Our lollipops would be cherry-flavored or whatever flavor the ruling “Elite” class prefers, and their size and quality would also be determined. No citizen would have the right to protest because our freedom of speech and other unalienable rights that we currently enjoy under the Constitution would be gone.

COMMUNISM: Communism is a spin-off form of Marxist Socialism. In fact, Lenin said: “The goal of all socialism is Communism.” With Communism the government owns everything. Everyone is supposed to be equal, but current and past examples have proven, not every comrade is equal – far from it. The government can dictate that only a small quantity of cherry lollipops are sold at huge prices, limited to Tuesdays and Fridays, and even then, severely rationed. Yet, the ruling “Elite” class is “more equal” than the mere working-class comrades and can buy everything without rationing, live in grandiose homes, own luxury cars, fly in private jets, and enjoy free premier medical care, while the commoner comrades travel on bicycles or poorly managed, public transportation and must suffer with horrible government medical care that limits health care to those senior citizens thought to be a burden on the economy.

In our example, the ruling class not only can have cherry lollipops, but all the other flavors as well. And the low-life comrades cannot protest, or they will find themselves in some camp working for the government without pay.

I personally cannot see how anyone would prefer Marxist Socialism to our Republic, but the Marxist Socialist Democrats are pushing hard, especially targeting our youth and lower informed citizens who are clueless of our past Cold War with the Russian Communists or how Marxist Socialism will impact their lives in the present or future. They are lured by ludicrous offers of free this and free that, not having the experience or maturity to realize nothing is free in life – everything comes at a price. Marxist Socialism and Communism is mass slavery and has no place in America’s Constitutional Republic.

We, as responsible American citizens, must fight those whose sole purpose is to destroy our American Republic with our lives. We have no time to spare, the Marxist Socialists/Communists are making their final push in 2020. The time is now to fight against this purge of our way of life, or as one founding father said:

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
― Patrick Henry