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Posted on 09/23/2004 10:10:31 AM PDT by jmstein7
Donkey Farm: a Democrat Story
By Jonathan M. Stein
While George Orwells 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 isnt 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 didnt 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 farms 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 Orwells 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 Snowballs fault; if eggs were stolen from the henhouse, it was Snowballs fault; if there was any act of sabotage on the farm, it was Snowballs fault, etc. If the Democrats are caught passing forged documents to CBS, its Karl Roves fault; If Vietnam Veterans oppose and expose John Kerry in a television ad, its Karl Roves fault; if the Democrats cant get their message out. Its Karl Roves 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 dont vote for John Kerry, you wont have health insurance; if you dont vote for John Kerry, you wont have social security; if you dont vote for John Kerry, the draft will come back. If you dont 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.
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.
McCain-Feingold is the foot in the door---
Excellent, Jon! Bravo!
Liked it!!! Forwarded to the apropriate folks! :)
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.
Thanks for the ping!
This is close to the cover of the copy I had and read eons ago .....
Thanks for the ping! Outstanding article, dude.
Check your FReepmail!
Bookmarked and BTTT. This is a keeper.