The Modern Little Red Hen
“The way it is…
Once upon a
time, on a farm in Texas, there was a little red hen who scratched about the
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
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.
dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the
"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
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
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." (Socialism/Communism)
And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I truly
But her neighbors
wondered why she never again baked any more bread.
from and is similar to a Ronald Reagan
radio commentary which originally aired November 16, 1976 and later put in a
book titled “Reagan: In
His Own Hand”]
“Under this system, Individual initiative dies. A productive society withers away.”-Jack; Slevkoff 2008
Bill Clinton is getting $12 million
for his memoirs. Hillary got $8 million
for hers. That's $20 million for the
memories from two people, who for eight years, repeatedly testified, under
oath, that they couldn't
THIS IS A GREAT BARNYARD OF A COUNTRY FOR SOME
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing." Edmund Burke