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Donkey Farm: a Democrat Story
Jonathan M. Stein

Posted on 09/23/2004 10:10:31 AM PDT by jmstein7

Donkey Farm: a Democrat Story

 

By Jonathan M. Stein

 

While George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 is a treatise on how totalitarian regimes maintain control over the population, Animal Farm: a Fairy Story is essentially an essay on how totalitarian regimes acquire and ascend to power.  The contention here isn’t necessarily that Democrats endeavor to establish a totalitarian regime in America; the contention is that the methods and tactics John Kerry and the Democrats are using in their quest to ascend to power are strikingly similar to those outlined by Orwell.

 

Animal Farm centers around a revolt on Manor Farm, set in England.  Furious over the conditions on Manor Farm, and the way the human farmer, Mr. Jones, treated the animals, the animals staged a rebellion and ejected Jones and his men from the farm.  The triumphant animals renamed Manor Farm “Animal Farm.”  However, the more intelligent animals, the pigs, quickly discovered that they could use their superior intellect to manipulate and dominate the less-intelligent animals, who didn’t understand what was happening until it was too late.  In the end, the pigs, lead by a pig named Napoleon, took control of the farm and established a regime far worse than that of Jones.  In the end, fittingly, the pigs restored the farm’s original human name “Manor Farm.”

 

Directly after the initial rebellion, the animals established “Seven Commandments” for the animals to live by.  The first two were 1) whatever goes upon two legs (i.e. man) is an enemy and 2) whatever goes upon four legs (i.e. animals) . . . is a friend.  When the least intelligent of the animals, the sheep, had trouble grasping this concept, the pigs discovered that they could convey their propaganda more effectively by distilling the more complex concepts into oversimplified slogans.  So Squealer, effectively the pigs’ minister of propaganda, taught the sheep a simple platitude: “four legs good, two legs bad.”  The sheep ran around all day, bleating this slogan.

 

When I hear John Kerry say, in his stump speech, “W stands for wrong,” all I hear is “four legs good, two legs bad.”  When I watched leftists running around New York during the convention with signs that said “Bush lied,” all I thought was “four legs good, two legs bad.”  It seems the Democrats have found their flock of sheep.

 

One pig, Snowball, was expelled from the farm after a vociferous disagreement with Napoleon – Orwell’s allusion to Trotsky.  Soon thereafter, the pigs would blame any disaster or mishap that occurred on Snowball, making him the ethereal scapegoat – an inscrutable, phantasmal mastermind.  If the windmill was destroyed, it was Snowball’s fault; if eggs were stolen from the henhouse, it was Snowball’s fault; if there was any act of sabotage on the farm, it was Snowball’s fault, etc.  If the Democrats are caught passing forged documents to CBS, it’s Karl Rove’s fault; If Vietnam Veterans oppose and expose John Kerry in a television ad, it’s Karl Rove’s fault; if the Democrats can’t get their message out. It’s Karl Rove’s fault.  Karl Rove has effectively become Snowball.

 

Anytime Napoleon or the other pigs felt that the animals on the farm were starting to catch on and wise up to what was truly happening on the farm, the pigs would resort to their ace-in-the-hole: scare tactics.  If the pigs’ dictates were not followed, warned Napoleon, farmer Jones would come back!  As baseless as this threat was, it always successfully scared the other animals into compliance.  They would do anything, so long as Jones would not return. 

 

The Democrats have mastered this tactic: if you don’t vote for John Kerry, you won’t have health insurance; if you don’t vote for John Kerry, you won’t have social security; if you don’t vote for John Kerry, the draft will come back.  If you don’t vote for John Kerry, Jones will come back!

 

As the pigs acquired more and more power, they took on more and more human characteristics, until they eventually were even walking on two legs.  To get away with this, of course, they had to modify the original “Seven Commandments,” while convincing the other animals that the commandments had not, in fact, been modified at all.  To help achieve this end, this deception, the pigs taught the goats a new slogan: “four legs good, two legs better!”  In the end, the pigs had but one commandment: all Animals are equal, but some Animals are more equal than others.  This, in a nutshell, seems to be the contemporary maxim of the Democrats. 


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1 posted on 09/23/2004 10:10:34 AM PDT by jmstein7
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To: Mich0127; RightRules; MeekOneGOP; Peach; onyx; backhoe; Mia T; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; ...

BUMP!


2 posted on 09/23/2004 10:11:37 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

BUMP!


3 posted on 09/23/2004 10:12:03 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7
Dayum. You're getting to be a good writer, as well as a good political philosopher. Too bad that 90% of the American public are culturally illiterate, and have never read Animal Farm. Still, for those who understand your references, you've written a fine piece. (And yes, I understand why you explain each reference, so even non-readers of Animal Farm can follow your drift.

Congressman Billybob

4 posted on 09/23/2004 10:16:39 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Visit: www.ArmorforCongress.com please.)
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To: jmstein7

It's high time someone pointed this out. JM Stein should be working for a magazine. The Clinton's fit perfectly into the Orwellian mold. Kerry/Edwards and their newly adopted Clintonians further the "Animal Farm" tradition. The working class will hopefully wake up before November to the fact that Kerry/Edwards are the greatest exploiters of them.


5 posted on 09/23/2004 10:17:22 AM PDT by orangelobster
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To: jmstein7

BTTT


6 posted on 09/23/2004 10:18:14 AM PDT by Auslander (Always remember, "You fight how you train." So, train hard, train often.)
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To: jmstein7

Well done!


7 posted on 09/23/2004 10:18:25 AM PDT by SilentServiceCPOWife (I think...therefore, I am a conservative.)
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To: jmstein7
----Right on---I am convinced that when the Demotraitors get both the Presidency and Congress, the Supreme Court will be stacked with the left and the Constitution will be over with.

McCain-Feingold is the foot in the door---

8 posted on 09/23/2004 10:19:47 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: jmstein7

BTTT!!!!!!!


9 posted on 09/23/2004 10:27:00 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: jmstein7

Excellent, Jon! Bravo!


10 posted on 09/23/2004 10:31:30 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: jmstein7
Excellent!
What is more chilling is the comparison is John Kerry to another American Hero. In 1876, the Democratic party was looking for a war Hero to head their ticket. One American army officer, thought that a glorious victory over the natives would lock up his nomination. This victory would open up the gold fields and make it easier for the Railroads to continue their western expansion. This officer had a history of testifying against an Republican administration in Congress. And of course, the Democrats were complaining about the Republican dealings with contractors who were handling relations with defeated and occupied nations. Most Freepers will recognize that I'm talking about George Armstrong Custer.
11 posted on 09/23/2004 10:34:23 AM PDT by investigateworld ({PROUD member, jammie posse: Bodges? We don't need no stinking bodges!}})
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To: jmstein7

Liked it!!! Forwarded to the apropriate folks! :)


12 posted on 09/23/2004 10:35:49 AM PDT by MarineBrat
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To: jmstein7

This is pretty good!

I always make it a point to keep a copy of "Animal Farm".

Did you see the movie they made a few years back?

Sort of like "Babe the Pig Goes Socialist"

It had Kelsy Grammer as the voice of Snowball and it was pretty good.


13 posted on 09/23/2004 10:41:06 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: jmstein7

Thanks for the ping!


14 posted on 09/23/2004 10:47:14 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: jmstein7; Happy2BMe
This is close to the cover of the copy I had and read eons ago .....



15 posted on 09/23/2004 11:13:20 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: jmstein7

Thanks for the ping! Outstanding article, dude.


16 posted on 09/23/2004 11:15:30 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (How do you ask a hamster to be the last hamster to die for a mistake?)
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To: jmstein7; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
Right on!! Well done!!

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17 posted on 09/23/2004 11:21:26 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (John Kerry: Giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the US since 1970.)
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To: jmstein7

Squealer & Napoleon
18 posted on 09/23/2004 11:25:31 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (John Kerry: Giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the US since 1970.)
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To: jmstein7

Check your FReepmail!


19 posted on 09/23/2004 11:28:47 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: jmstein7

Bookmarked and BTTT. This is a keeper.


20 posted on 09/23/2004 11:37:38 AM PDT by Dutchgirl (FreeRepublic !! The best pajama/ cocktail party on earth!!)
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To: jmstein7

BTTT


21 posted on 09/23/2004 11:39:44 AM PDT by spodefly (A bunny-slippered operative in the Vast Right-Wing Pajama Party.)
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To: jmstein7
Uncanny! I had been thinking about similar comparisons to Animal Farm recently.... Jonathan, you have put into eloquent words that which many of us are thinking. Kudoes on an excellent and well-written piece!
22 posted on 09/23/2004 12:15:20 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: jmstein7
btt



23 posted on 09/23/2004 12:29:58 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat)
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To: OXENinFLA

LOL on Squealer & Napoleon!


24 posted on 09/23/2004 12:30:58 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Exactly!

Thanks, CB!


25 posted on 09/23/2004 12:31:49 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: orangelobster

"JM Stein should be working for a magazine"

If you have any leads, you know where to find me :)


26 posted on 09/23/2004 12:32:37 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: All

Thanks! glad y'all liked it :)


27 posted on 09/23/2004 12:33:05 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7; MeekOneGOP
"Four legs good - Two legs bad" - BTT
28 posted on 09/23/2004 1:26:20 PM PDT by Happy2BMe
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29 posted on 09/23/2004 1:48:16 PM PDT by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY 2004 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: jmstein7

bttt


30 posted on 09/23/2004 2:39:49 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: OXENinFLA; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; ntnychik; devolve; Happy2BMe; Boazo; Grampa Dave; Lady Jag; ...

HOW ABOUT A GOAT FARM





31 posted on 09/23/2004 3:02:32 PM PDT by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY 2004 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: jmstein7

Most excellent essay. You will know it has been read at the highest levels when "W" publicly changes Karl Rove's nickname to "Snowball!" ROFOL!


32 posted on 09/24/2004 5:45:31 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

What's funny is the libs always compare things that they dislike to things from 1984... when in actuality, they're the ones closest resembling it.

Great essay! Orwell rocks! Even if he was a socialist for a while...


33 posted on 09/28/2004 1:59:29 PM PDT by sporkgoddess
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To: sporkgoddess

ROFOL!

It is called "projection" by the pointy-head types.

Means something like "accusing others of behavior characteristics that the accuser exhibits."

BTW, I learned in church this past Sunday that the word "Satan" means "accuser." Gonna try to wrap that concept into an essay about Hanoi John Effing Kerry.


34 posted on 09/28/2004 3:06:23 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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