Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Little Red Hen

First of all, I do not know who wrote this. My humble apologies if I'm using this without permission. Secondly, thank you JB for sending this by email.

This is something to think about.

"Who will help me plant my wheat?" said the little red hen.

"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. She planted her crop, and 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. (Nancy Pelosi)
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)
The pig just grunted in disdain. (Ted Kennedy)

And they all painted 'Unfair!' picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

Then the farmer (Obama) 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 Barack the farmer. "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, disadvantaged, can’t speak English or are idle."

And knowing how wise Barrack the Farmer was, they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I am truly Enlightened."

But her neighbors soon became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the 'party' and got her bread free. And all the party members 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-----------But, eventually, all the bread-bakers joined the party, and coincidentally, shortly after the last one joined, there was no more bread.

So all the party members went to Farmer Barack and said, where is the bread oh great leader? And he said, I can’t worry about that now, I’m busy persuading more people to join our great party. Perhaps some of them can bake bread. “Good idea, Oh Great One. You sure are smart”, they said.

So he did, and the party members waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited---------------------------------and died.

IS THIS A GREAT BARNYARD OR WHAT? Well, my answer is, “Yes it was, but not for long!!!!!!!!

My first thought when I was about half through reading this was that the punch line was going to be, "Let them eat cake." Sue

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We had a nice discussion Saturday morning about free enterprise, welfare, socialism, etc. with the boys.

We let our youngest pretend he was the deadbeat, living off the government and my oldest was the hardworking American. Then he had to hand over his salary to his brother who did nothing. LIGHTBULB!

I love raising little Patriots.