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|So should the Ant be deemed a Capitalist and be spat upon?|
Or is the grasshopper disadvantaged by the overwhelming ant population?
The Ant and the Grasshopper
IN a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. 1
“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?” 2
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.” 3
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “we have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food, and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
Capitalism and self preservation have been around for thousands of years, it's human nature. Socialism and Communism go against human nature.
|from:||FreedonSupporter||05/07/2007 10:24 PM|