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Modern Grim Tale

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by necroeire, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. necroeire
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    [Feb 23, 2006]
    The STARK truth why all us "contributors" are fed up with this country. Not for long though!

    (Its the very same here in Ireland)

    THE 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 shivering grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

    THE END


    THE MODERNVERSION:

    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 shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others less fortunate, like him, are cold and starving.

    The BBC shows up to provide live coverage of the shivering grasshopper with cuts to a video of the ant in his comfortable warm home with a table laden with food.

    Britons are stunned that in a country of such wealth, this poor Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so while others have plenty. The Labour Party, Greenpeace and The Grasshopper Council of GB demonstrate in front of the ant’s house. The BBC, interrupting a Jamaican cultural festival special from Notting Hill with breaking news,
    broadcasts them singing "We Shall Overcome".

    Ken Livingstone rants in an interview with Trevor McDonald that the ant has gotten rich off the backs of grasshoppers, and calls for an immediate tax hikes on the ant to make him pay his "fair share".

    In response to polls, the Labour Government drafts the Economic Equity and Grasshopper Anti Discrimination Act, retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

    The ant's taxes are reassessed, and he is also fined for failing to hire grasshoppers as helpers.

    Without enough money to pay both the fine and his newly imposed retroactive taxes, the government repossesses his home.
    The ant moves to Spain, and starts a successful wine-exporting company. A Panorama special later shows the now fat grasshopper finishing up the last of the ant's food, though Spring is still months away, while the council house he is in, which just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around him because he hasn't bothered to maintain it. Inadequate government funding is blamed, Trevor Phillips is appointed to head a commission of enquiry that will cost £10,000,000.
    The grasshopper is soon dead of a drug overdose, the Daily Mirror blames it on the obvious failure of government to address the root causes of despair arising from social inequity.

    The abandoned house is taken over by a gang of immigrant spiders, praised by the government for enriching Britain's multicultural diversity, who promptly setup a marijuana plantation and terrorise the
    community.

    THE END
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    [Feb 23, 2006]
    True.
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    [Feb 24, 2006]
    Passed this on at work and got the following response;

    Even more realistic version:

    The ants get very rich by sending their military to countries like India and Ireland and forming an empire and in the process they divide religions and start wars which will last for centuries. Meanwhile back home the ants are growing too fat and lazy to do any real work so they encourage migrant grasshoppers from commonwealth countries to come to their country and work in their factories, drive their taxis and cook them curries. The ants want to make more money even though they already have enough to buy all the food and BMWs they need so they don't pay the grasshoppers very much and provide poor working conditions and occasionally some grasshoppers drown in a boat in Morecombe bay but no-one really cares. The ants make even more money by invading countries with lots of oil and selling big guns to terrorists and dictators and they are happy but then lots of grasshoppers lose their houses and want to come and live with the ants. Most of the ants don't mind this but some of them are SCARED and IGNORANT and so they make up reasons to hate the grasshoppers and they rant all day long and join the BNP.
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    [Feb 24, 2006]
    read it again, there was no mention of any kind of racial or ethnic dig there (well, maybe up until the mention of immigrants).

    Ants and grasshoppers were used to seperate rich and poor, not any other kind of difference you seem to have homed in on.

    That response reminds me of that sketch "Millitant Black Man".... if theres something seemingly innocent to scream "Thats Racist" about, that was definitely it.
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    [Feb 24, 2006]
    Dude, i'm not saying its an even more realistic version, that comes from some Mirror reading lefty I happen to work with!
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    [Feb 24, 2006]
    its because of the mirror reading lefties and the bbc that this country is in such a state, i just wish that all these politically correct type would show their faces, after all they are ruining the lives of the normal man who, wants capital punishment (at least), armed police, supports the troops on the frontline, likes driving a v8 to the corner shop, tells the odd racist joke in the pub, smokes, has tried a prostitute, no immigration, fair taxes, a health service with doctors and nurses, cheap fuel.....the list could go on. Thanks to them nobody dares say anything to anyone incase it may offend them, i'm sure that if the soldiers from ww1 and 2 could see a snapshot of what great britain looks like today they wouldn't have bothered fighting, for us, the people benefitting from their bravery. This country over the last 15-20 years has slowly become a dumping ground for the worlds cr*p, if i could i would leave tomorrow, the usa or australia being first choices, at least they seem to have got it right...
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    [Feb 25, 2006]
    amb, can i swap places with you?

    you come live in south africa and I will take your place in the UK... :)

    If you are upset with the status quo in the uk, at least you CAN do something about it.
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    [Feb 25, 2006]
    For those mentioning the race card, I know from personal experience living in the "new" South Africa how it works.
    Criticise a white guy and it's criticism, criticise a black guy and it's always turned into a race issue.

    Anyway, that's my 2p worth.
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    [Feb 25, 2006]
    [ QUOTE ]
    Dude, i'm not saying its an even more realistic version, that comes from some Mirror reading lefty I happen to work with!

    [/ QUOTE ]


    oops, oki... sorry /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    [Feb 25, 2006]
    No probs madvw, I take it amb276s3 had a beer or two last night!

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    [Feb 25, 2006]
    Well guys I thought it was a funny take on the scroungers in the country rather than any "racist" slur.

    Jeez some people get reall pi$$ed off real quick. You should have been in Dublin today.

    A few loyalists from Northern Ireland got permission to march in Dublin and half the city went into a riot. Seemed a bit too organised imo to just have been some young knackers. Cars burnt, shops looted and cops beaten and all this over a little marching. It's as bad as the Muslims getting upset over a few cartoons.
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