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The Squrrel and the grasshopper

Olly_K Sep 7, 2006

  1. Olly_K

    Olly_K Administrator

    How true ?


    The squirrel works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building and
    improving 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 squirrel is warm and well fed. The shivering
    grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.



    The squirrel 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 squirrel is warm and well fed.

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

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

    The British press informs people that they should be ashamed that in a
    country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so while others have plenty.

    The Labour Party, Greenpeace, Animal Rights and The Grasshopper Council of
    UK demonstrate in front of the squirrel's house. The BBC, Interrupting a cultural festival special from Edinburgh with
    breaking news, broadcasts a multi cultural choir singing "We Shall Overcome".

    Tony Blair rants in an interview with David Cameron that the squirrel has
    become rich off the backs of grasshoppers, and calls for an
    immediate tax hike on the squirrel to make him pay his "fair share" and
    increases the charge for squirrels to enter London city centre.

    In response to pressure from the media, the Government drafts the Economic
    Equity and Grasshopper Anti Discrimination Act,
    retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The squirrel's taxes are reassessed.

    He is taken to court and fined for failing to hire grasshoppers as
    builders, for the work he was doing on his home and an additional fine
    for contempt when he told the court the grasshopper did not want to work.

    The grasshopper is provided with a council house, financial aid to furnish
    it and an account with a local taxi firm to ensure he can
    be socially mobile. The squirrel's food is seized and re distributed to the
    more needy members of society, in this case the grasshopper.

    Without enough money to buy more food, to pay the fine and his newly
    imposed retroactive taxes, the squirrel has to downsize and
    start building a new home. The local authority takes over his old home and
    utilises it as a temporary home for asylum-seeking cats who had
    hijacked a plane to get to London as they had to share their country of
    origin with mice. On arrival they tried to blow up the airport because of the British apparent love of dogs.

    The cats had been arrested for the international offence of hijacking and
    attempted bombing but were immediately released because the
    police fed them pilchards instead of salmon whilst in custody. Initial
    moves to then return them to their own country were abandoned because
    it was feared they would face death by the mice. The cats devise and start
    a scam to obtain money from peoples credit cards.

    A 60 Minutes special shows the grasshopper finishing up the last of the
    squirrel's' food, though Spring is still months away, while the
    council house he is in, crumbles around him because he hasn't bothered to
    maintain the house. He is shown to be taking drugs. Inadequate
    government funding is blamed for the grasshopper's drug "Illness".

    The cats seek recompense in the British courts for their treatment since arrival in the UK.

    The grasshopper gets arrested for stabbing an old dog during a burglary to
    get money for his drugs habit. He is imprisoned but released
    immediately because he has been in custody for a few weeks. He is placed in
    the care of the probation service to monitor and supervise him.

    Within a few weeks he has killed a guinea pig in a botched robbery.

    A commission of enquiry, that will eventually cost £10,000,000 and state the obvious, is set up.

    Additional money is put into funding a drug rehabilitation scheme for
    grasshoppers and legal aid for lawyers representing asylum seekers
    is increased.

    The asylum-seeking cats are praised by the government for
    enriching Britain's multicultural diversity and dogs are
    criticised by the government for failing to befriend the cats.

    The grasshopper dies of a drug overdose. The usual sections of the press
    blame it on the obvious failure of government to address the root
    causes of despair arising from social inequity and his traumatic experience
    of prison. They call for the resignation of a minister.

    The cats are paid a million pounds each because their rights were infringed
    when the government failed to inform them there were mice in Britain.

    The squirrel, the dogs and the victims of the hijacking, the bombing, the
    burglaries and robberies have to pay an additional percentage on their
    credit cards to cover losses, their taxes are increased to pay for law and
    order and they are told that they will have to work beyond 65 because of a shortfall in government funds.
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