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”The NEW ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER”------共和党支持者の現代風御伽噺
下記は共和党支持者の間で流布している現代風御伽噺です。ユーモアもここに至ると凄みを帯びます。

(これは、こちらケンタッキーに在住されている方より頂いたMailです。)



The NEW ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER



This one is a little different with two contrasting Morals Systems.

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 SEIU group singing, We shall overcome.
Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray
for the grasshopper's sake, while he damns the ants.


President Obama condemns the ant and blames
President Bush 43, President Bush 41, 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 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 shooting. 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 2012.


I've sent this to you because
I believe that you are an ant not a grasshopper!

Make sure that you pass this on to other ants.

Don't bother sending it on to any grasshoppers because they wouldn't understand it anyway.




(注)人名は代表的なリベラル派著名人あるいは民主党幹部議員

SEIU: Service Employees International Union 産業別組合ではかっては自動車労連や鉄鋼労連が主力でしたが、産業構造の転換で今や最も影響力を持つのがこの全米サービス業従業員組合で民主党の基盤のひとつ

EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(雇用機会均等委員会)連邦政府の一機関で1965年に公民権運動の一環で誕生。本来は行政機関として政治色を帯びないものの、ジョンソン民主党政権下での誕生の経緯もあり、民主党に近い

                            






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NEWの方を読んで、
「人種差別だ!」って抗議して
年金保険料支払ってないのに年金に類するものを
タダで手に入れることに成功した
在日韓国人達のことを思い出しました。
2014/07/04(金) 21:27:45 | URL | マザー #9bY4kSh2[ 編集]
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マザーさん、コメントありがとうございます。

アメリカは自己責任の国、その考え方が日本より徹底していますので、こういう風刺が堂々と出てきますね。
2014/07/07(月) 02:01:27 | URL | indianaky #-[ 編集]
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