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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

"The Little Red Hen" (Modern Version)

My dad sent this to me via e-mail. I don't have any idea who the author is, but it is brilliantly done.

The Little Red Hen (Modern Version)

Once upon a time, on a farm in Indiana, there was

A little red hen who scratched about the barnyard
until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat.
She called all of her neighbors together and said,
"If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to
Eat. Who will help me plant it?"
"Not I," said the cow.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Not I," said the pig.
"Not I," said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red
hen. And so she did. The wheat grew very tall
and ripened into golden grain.

"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little
red hen.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Out of my classification," said the pig.
"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
"I 'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red
hen, and so she did.

At last it came time to bake the bread. "Who will
help me bake the bread?" asked the little red hen.
"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination,"
said the goose.
"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red
hen.
She baked five loaves and held them up for
all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some
and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little
red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."
"Excess profits!" cried the cow.
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck.
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose.
The pig just grunted in disdain.
And they all painted "Unfair!!" picket signs and
marched around and around the little red hen,
shouting obscenities.

Then a government agent came, he said to the
little red hen, "You must not be so greedy."
"But I earned the bread," said the little red hen.
"Exactly," said the agent. "That is what makes
our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone
In the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But
under our modern government regulations, the
productive workers must divide the fruits of their
labor with those who are lazy and idle."

And they all lived happily ever after, including
the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am
grateful, for now I truly understand."
But her neighbors became quite disappointed in
her.
She never again baked bread because she
joined the "party" and got her bread free. And
All the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had been
established. Individual initiative had died, but
nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared ..... As long
as there was free bread that "the rich" were
paying for.
And that is a summary of the liberal vision for America.

2 Comments:

Blogger Lawman said...

Ha! That's a great story. I'm gonna have to link to it.

Tell yer family we all said "Hola!"

9:35 AM  
Blogger K T Cat said...

Loved it!

11:08 AM  

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