John recites the parable of the Ant and the Grasshopper and concludes "Addicted to a constant flow of cheap heating fuel, electricity, and even food from overseas, a cold hungry awakening awaits those mindlessly living the Grasshopper Lifestyle."
That's not fair. Many of those "addicted" are are not "laughing and dancing the night away" but are working their butts off just to keep the lights on and the car moving. The parable is simplistic, we need to add a third animal, the worker bee. Other suggestions for additions to the menagerie are welcomed in comments.