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.