February 16, 2008

A Story: 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.
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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 are cold and starving.

BBC, CNN, GEO, ARY, INDUS 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.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that
this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Asma Jehangir stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticizes the Government for
not upholding the fundamental rights of the grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
grasshopper.

MQM & PPPP MP's stage a walkout demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the Prevention of Terrorism
Against Grasshoppers Act [POTAGA]", with effect from the beginning of
the winter.

The ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and, having
nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by
the government and handed over to the grasshopper in a ceremony
covered by BBC,CNN,GEO,ARY and INDUS .

Asma Jehangir calls it "a triumph of justice". Koffi Annan invites the grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.

2 comments:

Ian Denny said...

Made me laugh - that's the crazy world we live in!

Anonymous said...

made me cry ..cause there is no justice in the world we live in