qwerty68 (qwerty68) wrote in schoolsucks,

The Red Ants

Deep in the forest, under the canopy, under plants and flowers there is an ant’s nest. The ants dig tunnels and tend their young. They cut leaves and bring them to the nest. Each ant alone is small and helpless, but when the ants all work together, they are one of the strongest forces in the forest.

A Worker ant, Kelsey returns to the hive, and puts a small piece of leaf on the growing pile of leaves for the winter. Then a red ant comes, the red ant has two boy ants at her sides, and they admire her red body, and talk incessantly with her, complementing her looks and carrying no leaves. They walk leisurely, holding up a line of diligent workers behind them.
Kelsey turns to her ant-friend, Ally, and says to her
“Why do the red ants get so much praise for doing so much less”
Ally Picks up her leaf and says to Kelsey
“The boy-ants think their red bodies are pretty, and they do not grow angry with the red ants. It is the way life is, we simply must deal with it.”

As Kelsey picks up her next leaf, a red ant pushes in front of her and eats directly from the plant. Kelsey is normally a bright and cheerful little ant, but now her eyes brim over with tears. She says to the red ant
“Why don’t you gather leaves like the rest of us, so we all receive our fair share. When you take more than your fair share, other mouths go empty.”
The red ant laughed conceitedly at Kelsey’s protest.
“Little worker ant fool, I am a red ant, and it more important that I eat than you.”
A boy ant comes, and defends the red ant.
“You are just jealous because you are not a red ant.”
The red ant smiles a devious grin, and Kelsey runs away in tears of misery.

Kelsey runs to her friend Ally, and says to her
“Look! Those red ants, how they vex me! Why do the boys think them so great? Don’t they see what harm they do to the nest as a whole?”
Ally turns to Kelsey in surprise.
“I know it gets troublesome, but this is the way the hive works. Besides, I don’t mind the Red ants, they seem beautiful and harmless, how could you dislike them?”
Kelsey patiently explained to her friend.
“You see Ally, we ants are a hard working people. Every day we get up, and we work, collecting food for out colony. But the red ants, they distract the boy ants from their work, and do not help. They only talk and gossip amongst themselves. They are incredibly shallow and jealous; they each want the biggest boy-ant to like only them. They preen themselves all day, and try to make themselves pretty, so that the boy-ants will like them. They do not work for the community; they only eat, and disrupt the work of others. The red-Ants will be the downfall of the colony!”
Ally thinks about this, and says to Kelsey with a disheartened sigh.
“Yes, you are right Kelsey, but we are just two little Girl-ants, what are we to do when there are so many red ants?”
Kelsey looks at her friend with a newfound strength.
“Most of the other ants do not know about the threat of the Red-Ants, or are too afraid to speak out. We must educate the other ants about the Red-Ants, and force them to leave our colony before it is too late. If we do not do something, we may starve in the winter”
Ally is exited now.
“Yes! We must educate the entire ant colony about the Red-Ants! Then as a people we can kick them out of the colony!”
Kelsey and ally run about the colony, and to crowds of ants they shout:
“Worker ants we must awake
Red-ants wreck the work we do!
Rise up for our colony’s sake
Red-ants we’ve had enough with you!”

At first, many of the other ants did not believe Kelsey and Ally’s tale, but then as the dangers were explained to them, they saw the problem of the Red-Ants. The Red-Ants heard of this too they spread lies against Kelsey and Ally: “They are just jealous of us Red-Ants because we are so pretty, do not listen to them.” But now the Ant colony was roused! First there was two, then four then eight, then sixteen. Each day, more and more ants shout down the corridors, alerting others of the revolution. Most of the boy-ants join too, for they cared for the colony, and had been hypnotized by the Red-ants.
Then, at last, the revolution acted. Ants ran around the entire colony, shouting at the top of their lungs.
“Wake up! The struggle against the Red-Ants is beginning!
Down with the enemies of our colony!"

The Red-Ants gathered together. They tried to make themselves look especially innocent and pretty, but the Worker-Ants were wise to their tricks. The worker-Ants to protect their colony, they stood tall, and as one, marched toward the Red-Ants. Some of the Red-Ants turned and ran. Others held out, babbling at how they were pretty. The Worker-Ants, simply picked them up, and carried them along, depositing them outside of the colony. Kelsey yelled to the red ants as they left in a disheveled line.
“If you want to eat, and live in luxury, you must work for it, like every other ant”
A great cheer went out from the worker ants as the last red ant disappeared over the horizon.

The next day, the ants picked leaves again. Without the red ants to hinder them, the ants could work faster, and now the end of the day to play. As the ants worked and played, they sang a song of their freedom. Many happy voices all sang together.
“Yay! Yay for Worker-Ant liberation!
The Red-Ants are now gone from our land!
Yay! Yay for our colony’s population
The Red-Ants must now find new land!”

The Red-Ants exist not only in the ant colony, but also in Schools! They are the Populars! Every school has thousands of students, and each of them comes to school, and works on the work given to them, so that they may learn new things. The preppies are only interested in each other! They spend their time making themselves look pretty, so that other students will look at them and say.
“Oh how pretty that Pink dress is! All girls should have them to be pretty.”
They do not work in class, but they talk to one another, and slow everyone else down. The teachers must then quite them before proceeding with teaching the rest of the class.
they wear tight cloths, and flirt awfully with those they meet. Some stupid boys adore them, but they care little for the boys, what they really want is to make other girls jealous: This is what makes them happy. Smart boys like only those girls who are nice on the inside. They get the stupid boys who like them to do everything for them, and are lazy, doing little work or thinking themselves. The school administrators do not care about the average student. They do not give the Popular girls dress code, even when every day they come to school dressed like a prostitute. The school administrators only care that the dances bring in money for them! They do not care about the welfare of the average students in the school.

The Populars are an enormous danger to the welfare of schools, because they take time, money and resource from the school, but they do not work hard like the other students. They know that if they stick out their chests enough and wear revealing cloths, they will be taken care of by colleges and boys in their life, at the expense of the hard working students who are denied their place in the college.

Unfortunately, many people do not yet know that the populars are present. They look at the slyly smiling girl with the tiny skirt and think.
“That pretty face can surely hold no evil, she is just a nice girl whom the boys like for her cute personality. How could anyone dislike her?”
They do not see the danger of the Red-Ants, who only consume and disrupt the work of the other ants. They do not see how she distracts people in class, and talks to her friend all day long, not thinking once of school. They do not see that it is unfair for her to go to college while a girl who worked many times harder will be denied a place.

The Ant’s recognized the danger of the red ants, and they fought against the unfairness, and kicked the Red-Ants out of their colony. Only then did the ants live in peace and prosperity.
The same holds true for people. We must be diligent about kicking them out. Just as the Red-Ants spread lies, so will the populars. They will pretend to be your friend, speaking to with the voice of an angel, and seeming to be nicest souls in the school, but when you turn your back even for a moment they will lie about you and easily stick a knife in your back. That is the way of the populars. You will hear that not all populars are like that, or that most of them are really nice, but where do these lies come from? The mouths of the populars themselves! Until we remove the populars from our schools, there will always be bullying and unfairness in our schools.
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