The Ant and the Grasshopper (the Nepal story)

Story of the Ant & the Grasshopper (picked it up from Facebook posts)

FIRST THE OLD VERSION STORY
The ant works hard in the scorching heat all summer building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant’s a fool and laughs & dances & 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.

MODERN VERSION STORY (they are in Nepal)

The ant works hard in the scorching heat all summer, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant’s a fool and laughs & dances & 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 and calls for a Nepal Bandh with “Chakka Jaam (interrupt vehicle movement)” and lots of “tire burning” to protest this “Soshan (domination)”.

Kantipur TV, Image TV and Nepal 1 TV 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 nation is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so much?

The great political parties and citizens or professional groups of Nepal steps in and stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house and a concerned group goes on a fast along with other grasshoppers demanding that grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.

Amnesty International and Ban Ki Moon, the eighth Secretary General of the UN, criticizes the Nepal Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the grasshopper many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt support to poor grasshoppers.

Immediately laws are tabled to prevent Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among ants and grasshoppers.

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 Nepal Government and handed over to the grasshopper in a ceremony covered by all TV and media.

Everyone hails it as “a triumph of justice and revolutionary resurgence of the downtrodden”.

Ban Ki Moon invites the grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.

End of the story of great justice done to the Grasshopper.

Comments

  1. Be a hardworking Ant !! .. believe in your work ,gain knowledge … utilize it.. surely we will make this place a better place no doubt about that.

    Thanks for sharing the article.

  2. This is so true. I was thinking about similar situations when they had a lot of shutdowns asking for unemployment benefit as well.n I support welfare, but this money comes from taxpayers who work hard ton earn their daily bread, or to save enough to live a bit more ncomfortably. and should go to only, if at all, people who are ‘actively nlooking for a job, and are yet unemployed’ not people who think they cann just hit the streets and expect the world to take care of them.nn