I am a little late jumping on this story but better late then never because this is important.
A conservative blogger and political operative here in NJ recently posted an old fable with a little twist. It is actually pretty good satire.
It is based on the story of the ant and the Grasshopper. Where the Ant works hard and saves thereby surviving the harsh winter while the grasshopper who relaxes all summer dies for lack of food.
In this version the Grasshoppers fate is a little different.
The shivering grasshopper in winter summons the media, which shows the ant at
home warm and full of food. “Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the
grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green.’”
Jesse Jackson demonstrates. Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry tell Larry King that the
ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper. There’s a tax hike to make
the ant pay his fair share.
“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,”
Hillary and Bill Clinton make sure the ant loses the case. The
grasshopper eats the ant’s last food. The house crumbles. The ant disappears in
“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 once
peaceful neighborhood,” the conservative version concludes. “Moral of the story:
Be careful how you vote in 2008.”
Now the blogger who posted this was lambasted by all the usual liberal suspects for being racist and was literally driven from the Blogosphere. He is no longer a contributor to Conservatives with Attitude.
This is obviously not racist but anti socialist. However the socialists know if they label someone a racist it will shut them up. Kind of like the pejorative Fascist did years ago. People cower when they are called that. It really scares many people in to shutting up because if word gets out you are a racist (even if you are not) it can impact your ability to earn a living and destroy your social life.
It doesn't actually have to be racist because if some discreet group says it is then it automatically becomes so because they said so.
All along I thought this was 2008 and I come to see I am living in Orwells 1984.