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MSNBC Host Claims Orwell’s Anti-Communist Novel ‘Animal Farm’ Is A Tale Of Capitalist Greed
Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/14 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 04/29/2014 7:56:19 PM PDT by Nachum

MSNBC host Krystal Ball suggested Tuesday that George Orwell’s famously anti-communist novel “Animal Farm” is an allegory for capitalism run amok, immediately setting the hair of literature professors across the country on fire.

Ball spoke on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” about the recent release of French economist Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” which argues capitalism is intrinsically unfair and advocates a global wealth tax to level the playing field.

Ball noted that Piketty’s claims have been met with some criticism, which she felt was undeserved. “Piketty has predictably gotten the full Cold War treatment,” she claimed. “The National Review calls his book ‘soft Marxism,’ and Lord only knows what they’re saying at less responsible outlets or the comments section.”

“Even the august and ostensibly economically literate Wall Street Journal tells him to read ‘Animal Farm,’” she noted. “Animal Farm? Hmm. Isn’t that Orwell’s political parable of farm animals where a bunch of pigs hog up all the economic resources, tell the other animals they need all the food because they’re the makers, and then scare up the prospect of a phony bogeyman every time their greed is challenged? Sounds familiar.”

In the “Animal Farm” written by renowned British political writer George Orwell in 1945, a group of farm animals overthrow their human owner and declare “All animals are equal.” Food is evenly distributed and political decisions are made by the community.

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MSNB-Stoopid

1 posted on 04/29/2014 7:56:20 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

From the same media that made Republican states “red.”


2 posted on 04/29/2014 7:57:48 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

Ain’t that the truth. But our side swallowed it, so which one is stupider ?


3 posted on 04/29/2014 7:59:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Luke21

“From the same media that made Republican states “red.”

That’s right; I’ve proposed that we switch t hem back on our own, and to avoid confusion use “Red” (capitalized).


4 posted on 04/29/2014 7:59:59 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Nachum

Has the dumbass actually read the book? Or read what George Orwell wrote about it?


5 posted on 04/29/2014 8:00:27 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Nachum

We’ll assume Ms. Ball works for minimum wage.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 8:02:07 PM PDT by G Larry (In the beginning there was "Right" and "Wrong" and we've been compromising in the "Wrong" direction)
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To: Nachum

Has irony ever actually killed somebody?


7 posted on 04/29/2014 8:03:09 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Nachum

It’s really tempting to just go to DC and run naked around the white house singing Jimi Hendrix songs in French and claiming to be Pope of Cleveland.

I mean why not? Apparently anyone can say anything and have a TV show. It’s my truth. People should just check their privilege as I express myself.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 8:06:36 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: cdcdawg

Should’ve done Alanis Morrisette in but she didn’t know what it meant and survived.

How ironic is that?


9 posted on 04/29/2014 8:06:39 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nachum

Ah. No. It’s all about communism.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 8:07:10 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Nachum

how about a tale that shows a “solution” to a situation can male things worse if it’s the wrong one?

how bout a tale that shows the power of an abusive dictator being overthrown can lead to an even more brutal regime taking over?

how bout a tale that shows sometimes the peoplemscreaming loudest about citizens’ freedom are the ones that take it away?


11 posted on 04/29/2014 8:07:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Nachum

She ran for Congress from Virginia.
Also known for
In October 2010, Ball received national attention when photos taken six years earlier emerged showing her at a holiday party dressed as a “naughty Santa” sucking a red dildo attached to her then-husband’s nose.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 8:07:53 PM PDT by CJinVA
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To: Nachum
MSNBC host Krystal Ball

Why does anybody care what some TV psychic says?

13 posted on 04/29/2014 8:08:22 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: Nachum
Coupla things: First off, this reporterette's name is Krystal Ball. Yeah... get it? So you can imagine the type of parent(s) she had.

Secondly, she was born in 1981. That makes her all of 32 yrs old. Who thinks she has actually read Animal Farm and/or been given accurate reflection on the meaning of the book? (again, I refer you to the parent(s) who named her).

DAMN the media and everything they spew!

14 posted on 04/29/2014 8:08:25 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Hahaha! Well played!


15 posted on 04/29/2014 8:09:47 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Nachum

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?

In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.

Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten...The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.”

Syme from George Orwell’s 1984


16 posted on 04/29/2014 8:10:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Nachum

The Klueless Krystal Ball again. ROTFL! She isn’t very bright. She only works for MSNBC because all of the motel maid jobs were taken by illegal aliens.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 8:10:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: cdcdawg
Has irony ever actually killed somebody?

A tire irony might.

18 posted on 04/29/2014 8:12:31 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: G Larry

She obviously has never taken a course in reading kompreehention.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Nachum
MSNBC is part of the obamanation Ministry of Truth network.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 8:16:15 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Nachum

Bone-crushing stupidity.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 8:16:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

Dear Krystal,
Take a breath now and then - your brain isn’t getting enough oxygen!


22 posted on 04/29/2014 8:24:25 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Welcome to the wonder, just ‘fabulous1’ world of post structuralism.

It is similar to Wonderland, where “words mean what I ant them to, neither more nor less”!


23 posted on 04/29/2014 8:31:01 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

Well we have plenty of Cheshire Conservatives so all we need is Alice, the Mad hatter and the March Hare. Perhaps serve them TEA.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 8:34:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Nachum

It’s a libtard thing. In the State of Washington, they are teaching in the schools that capitalism as the reason why there are so many poor in America.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 8:35:07 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Nachum
MSNBC Host Claims Orwell’s Anti-Communist Novel ‘Animal Farm’ Is A Tale Of Capitalist Greed . . .

. . . which brings up another book by Orwell - 1984.

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
DEMOCRATS ARE PATRIOTS

26 posted on 04/29/2014 8:39:43 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Nachum; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Liz; BufordP; ...
RE “Krystal Ball noted. "Even the august and ostensibly economically literate Wall Street Journal tells him to read ‘Animal Farm(to understand Capitalist Greed ) ,’” ”

MSNBC host Krystal Ball is one smart cookie.

Didn't she work in strip club before the MSNBC gig?

That name sounds familiar.

27 posted on 04/29/2014 8:42:52 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Norm Lenhart

If you could get Donald Sterling to do that, their little brains would explode.


28 posted on 04/29/2014 8:43:26 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Hoodat

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
DEMOCRATS ARE PATRIOTS

-Liked that and put it on Twitter.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 8:45:47 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

MSNBC Host Claims Orwell’s Anti-Communist Novel ‘Animal Farm’ Is A Tale Of Capitalist Greed [VIDEO]

MSNB-Stoopid


Nope, not stupid, It’s Saul Alinsky 101- always accuse your opponent of your own misdeeds.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 8:47:11 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Nachum; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ..

MSNBC
MSLSD
MSDNC
PMSNBC
...

PING!


31 posted on 04/29/2014 8:48:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Nachum

Kristal’s Ball is cracked. She can’t tell capitalism from Stalinism.


32 posted on 04/29/2014 8:53:29 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: sickoflibs
"MSNBC host Krystal Ball is one smart cookie."


33 posted on 04/29/2014 8:54:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Nachum
Krystal Ball? Is that her real name or her stage name?


34 posted on 04/29/2014 8:56:39 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Nachum

What can one expect from somebody named Krystal Ball who probably got her start in the public eye giving lap dances.....


35 posted on 04/29/2014 8:59:24 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ozzymandus

UVa graduate...


36 posted on 04/29/2014 8:59:37 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: sickoflibs; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued

HER? They gave her a show on MSNBC?

She’s that woman that ran for Congress (D) in Virginia and those pictures came of out of her drunk at Christmas and apparently preparing for a threeway with her husband and another woman.

I predict this is going to be a common thing with the next generation of Congressional candidates. Wait till the first Congresswoman gets a sex tape leaked by an ex-boyfriend.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 9:29:13 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Nachum

Sorry...I can’t get past the name....”Krystal Ball”?????


38 posted on 04/29/2014 9:31:59 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Nachum
Someone named Krystal Ball? Come on! Is this from 'The Onion'? Sorry, I don't have TV and watch little over the internet. Who would name their child such a name?

If Ms. Ball thinks that Animal Farm is about capitalism, she would be wise to read Orwell's own words. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, he described Animal Farm as, "un conte satirique contre Staline", 'a satirical tale against Stalin'.

Ms. Ball's 'krystal ball' must be cracked, else she is mistaking Animal Farm with Animal House, which did contain some underhanded comments about the US and capitalism! Her comments remind me of:

39 posted on 04/29/2014 9:41:06 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: goodnesswins; sickoflibs; Bender2; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; ...
It does sound like porn name, doesn't it?

I won't post the photos of her then husband sporting a Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer inspired dildo on his face, because that would be inappropriate.

Bender, were you at that party?

40 posted on 04/29/2014 9:41:28 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Nachum
Double speak finally hit its apex! lol

Maybe this idiot will inspire one of her two fans to read the book.

41 posted on 04/29/2014 10:36:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Nachum

the up-coming Hollyweird version makes capitalism the bad guy


42 posted on 04/29/2014 10:47:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Nachum

Krystall is not worth minimum wage


43 posted on 04/29/2014 10:48:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: goodnesswins

Gypsies have crystal balls.
Democrats have wee balls made of brass.
They tinkle togeter, and play ‘Stormy Weather’
Then lightning shoots out of their ...


44 posted on 04/30/2014 2:48:39 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Nachum

‘’All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others’’.


45 posted on 04/30/2014 3:22:47 AM PDT by jmacusa
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To: Nachum

From another Orwell book:

2 + 2 = 5


46 posted on 04/30/2014 3:43:17 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: Oztrich Boy

She actually ran for Congress in 2010.


47 posted on 04/30/2014 3:59:18 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: sickoflibs; Nachum; Gilbo_3; Impy; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Perdogg

Eh.

Another worthless Useful Idiot apparatchiki working for the Marxist Socialist Nut-Ball Communist network.

About what you’d expect from them.


48 posted on 04/30/2014 5:07:56 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued
RE :”HER? They gave her a show on MSNBC?
She’s that woman that ran for Congress (D) in Virginia and those pictures came of out of her drunk at Christmas and apparently preparing for a threeway with her husband and another woman.”

She co-hosts a MSNBC version of ‘The Five’ called ‘The Cycle’ ~ 4pm EST.

She also is called in on other shows regularly like Sharpton’s as an expert on how the GOP/conservatives are alienating voters (blacks, wimmin, young adults, hispanics) over sex or race issues.

She has no expertise or successful experience at anything, but losing.

MSNBC is trying to appeal to a younger audience with a few characters like her.

49 posted on 04/30/2014 5:22:25 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: sickoflibs; NFHale; GOPsterinMA
She has no expertise or successful experience at anything, but losing.

And probably screwing.

50 posted on 04/30/2014 5:52:19 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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