Skip to comments.MSNBC Host Claims Orwell’s Anti-Communist Novel ‘Animal Farm’ Is A Tale Of Capitalist Greed
Posted on 04/29/2014 7:56:19 PM PDT by Nachum
MSNBC host Krystal Ball suggested Tuesday that George Orwells 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 MSNBCs The Cycle about the recent release of French economist Thomas Pikettys 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 Pikettys 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 theyre 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. Isnt that Orwells 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 theyre 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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From the same media that made Republican states “red.”
Ain’t that the truth. But our side swallowed it, so which one is stupider ?
“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).
Has the dumbass actually read the book? Or read what George Orwell wrote about it?
We’ll assume Ms. Ball works for minimum wage.
Has irony ever actually killed somebody?
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.
Should’ve done Alanis Morrisette in but she didn’t know what it meant and survived.
How ironic is that?
Ah. No. It’s all about communism.
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?
She ran for Congress from Virginia.
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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.
Why does anybody care what some TV psychic says?
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!
Hahaha! Well played!
“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
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.
A tire irony might.
She obviously has never taken a course in reading kompreehention.
Take a breath now and then - your brain isn’t getting enough oxygen!
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”!
Well we have plenty of Cheshire Conservatives so all we need is Alice, the Mad hatter and the March Hare. Perhaps serve them TEA.
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.
. . . which brings up another book by Orwell - 1984.
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
DEMOCRATS ARE PATRIOTS
MSNBC host Krystal Ball is one smart cookie.
Didn't she work in strip club before the MSNBC gig?
That name sounds familiar.
If you could get Donald Sterling to do that, their little brains would explode.
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
DEMOCRATS ARE PATRIOTS
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MSNBC Host Claims Orwells Anti-Communist Novel Animal Farm Is A Tale Of Capitalist Greed [VIDEO]
Nope, not stupid, It’s Saul Alinsky 101- always accuse your opponent of your own misdeeds.
Kristal’s Ball is cracked. She can’t tell capitalism from Stalinism.
What can one expect from somebody named Krystal Ball who probably got her start in the public eye giving lap dances.....
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.
Sorry...I can’t get past the name....”Krystal Ball”?????
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:
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?
Maybe this idiot will inspire one of her two fans to read the book.
the up-coming Hollyweird version makes capitalism the bad guy
Krystall is not worth minimum wage
Gypsies have crystal balls.
Democrats have wee balls made of brass.
They tinkle togeter, and play ‘Stormy Weather’
Then lightning shoots out of their ...
‘’All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others’’.
From another Orwell book:
2 + 2 = 5
She actually ran for Congress in 2010.
Another worthless Useful Idiot apparatchiki working for the Marxist Socialist Nut-Ball Communist network.
About what you’d expect from them.
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.
And probably screwing.