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ORWELL DESCRIBED “EQUAL SOCIETY” WHICH BECAME ELITISTS’ KINGDOM
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 19, 2013) — George Orwell wrote the manuscript of Animal Farm in 1943-44 “to expose and strongly condemn what he saw as the Stalinist corruption of the original socialist ideals.” He originally had trouble finding a publisher because “the book might upset the alliance between the US, UK and the Soviet Union” as World War II was being fought.
Orwell decried what he called “censorship” by the British press, stating, “The sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is largely voluntary…. Things are kept right out of the British press, not because the Government intervenes but because of a general tacit agreement that ‘it wouldn’t do’ to mention that particular fact.”
After Josef Stalin assumed power in the Soviet Union in 1924 without an election, he imposed regulations on education, trade, farming, industry, speech and the ability of the people to protest. He ordered the execution or imprisonment of tens of thousands of people he considered his political opponents.
Those critical of Barack Hussein Obama have been threatened, with some members of the media having reported intimidation for reporting on the questions of Obama’s identity and eligibility to the presidency. “Mysterious deaths” of people possibly connected to Obama have occurred beginning in 2007. Military veterans and others have reported harassment, intimidation, and incarceration for having expressed their views publicly since Obama has occupied the White House.
In 2011, Obama signed a law forbidding political protests on “federal restricted grounds.”
A total of 212 document examiners refused to perform a paid analysis of the long-form birth certificate image purported to be Obama’s which has been declared a “computer-generated forgery.” The 213th person approached agreed with a law enforcement investigation’s findings that the image never arose from a real paper document.
Since Obama began campaigning for the presidency in 2007, criticism was quashed by a sycophantic media and no inquiry made into his background or constitutional eligibility. The media continues its cover-up of the forgery of the birth certificate, which has been described by the lead investigator as having been posted “with the intent to deceive.”
Evidence of treason against the United States committed by Obama has not been meaningfully addressed by the people’s alleged representatives in Congress. Federal employees have been instructed and intimidated into reporting “insider threats” allegedly posed by co-workers.
The Sixth Commandment of Animal Farm was “No animal shall kill any other animal,” but after the slaughter of several pigs and dogs who were declared traitors by Napoleon, the commandment painted on the back wall of the barn was observed to say, “No animal shall kill any other animal without cause.”
Napoleon came to be referred to as “our Leader, Comrade Napoleon.” Squealer gave speeches every Sunday morning extolling Napoleon’s virtues and greatness, and a poem was written about how Napoleon benevolently “watched over” all of the animals on the farm.
In Chapter 8, Orwell wrote:
Snowball was known to be still skulking on Pinchfield Farm. In the middle of the summer the animals were alarmed to hear that three hens had come forward and confessed that, inspired by Snowball, they had entered into a plot to murder Napoleon. They were executed immediately, and fresh precautions for Napoleon’s safety were taken. Four dogs guarded his bed at night, one at each corner, and a young pig named Pinkeye was given the task of tasting all his food before he ate it, lest it should be poisoned.
On March 18, 2013, Barack Hussein Obama refused to partake of food at a Senate reception because “his ‘taster was not present.”
The animals finished rebuilding the windmill at harvest time and named it “Napoleon Mill.”
Many U.S. schools were named or renamed after Barack Obama, including one with a “sister school” in Kenya, where Obama was reported as having been born by several African newspapers. It is generally understood that a foreign-born person cannot be constitutionally eligible for the U.S. presidency.
The mission of the Barack Obama Charter School is stated as “molding global leaders.” Another school bearing the name states that it will “prepare students to become informed, engaged and independent critical thinkers and to inspire leaders for sustainable development with a focus on our environment. Students will be educated in a school community that fosters high expectations for both achievement and conduct and facilitates clear connections between the curriculum, the community and the world.”
After a pile of spare timber was sold to Farmer Frederick on a neighboring farm, Napoleon revealed that while appearing to carry out business in earnest with Pilkington Farm, he had actually consummated the deal with Frederick in secret at a higher price.
Almost every day, there was a new revelation, crisis, or fear of an impending attack on Animal Farm. The day after Napoleon was reportedly paid for the timbers by Farmer Frederick and the animals were allowed to witness the “bank-notes,” they were declared to be forgeries. Napoleon declared that Frederick should be killed for his “treacherous deed” and warned Animal Farm to expect an attack from Frederick and other humans aligned with him.
One day, the attack came, and the animals were driven back, some with severe injuries. In an unusual act of hostility, Frederick and his men blew up the windmill down to the very foundation. With new resolve, although stunned and bleeding, the animals again drove the humans from Animal Farm. Many lay dead as the survivors made their way back to the barn.
Squealer, Napoleon’s mouthpiece, had been “absent” during the battle, and Napoleon “had the tip of his tail chipped by a pellet.”
Boxer the horse, who had taken on the most strenuous work of building the windmill on both occasions, had incurred significant injuries. In considering yet another rebuilding of the windmill, “for the first time it occurred to him that he was eleven years old and that perhaps his great muscles were not quite what they had once been.”
Following the battle, despite the Fifth Commandment that drinking alcohol was “punishable by death,” the pigs indulged in some whiskey which they found in the farmhouse. Napoleon was suddenly declared to be on his deathbed, but he inexplicably recovered. The pigs then ordered supplies for growing, harvesting and distilling barley with the intent of brewing their own whiskey.
In the middle of the night, the Fifth Commandment was surreptitiously changed to “No animal shall drink alcohol TO EXCESS.” When the animals questioned the pigs’ consumption of alcohol, they concluded that perhaps they had not remembered the commandment correctly.
Earlier this year, Barack Obama expressed fear that sequestration cuts would hurt the American economy, but he just completed a $7.6 million vacation at taxpayer expense, including a separate trip for the family dog, at Martha’s Vineyard. Bo has had his own private transportation for previous Obama vacations as well. In late June through early July, the Obamas traveled to Africa on an excursion costing taxpayers approximately $100,000,000.
Millions of formerly middle-class Americans have fallen into poverty because of under-employment and unemployment, since Obama has occupied the White House, with a “record” number of families receiving SNAP (food stamp) assistance intended for the poor and disabled.
The Obama Treasury Department reported that the federal debt remained at exactly the same level for every day since May 17, when putative Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Speaker of the House John Boehner that he would invoke “the standard set of extraordinary measures” to keep the debt level from topping its congressionally-allowed limit.
The third winter of Animal Farm was cold, and food was scarce. However, the dogs’ and pigs’ rations were not reduced as were the other animals’ rations. Squealer continued to remind the cold and overworked animals that they were better off than they ever were under Farmer Jones. “The animals believed every word of it,” Orwell wrote. “…in those days they had been slaves and now they were free, and that made all the difference, as Squealer did not fail to point out.”
Obama ostensibly signed the Stimulus bill to help America “recover” from the greatest financial distress since the Great Depression, but its impact on the economy is questionable, with “billions” of dollars having been awarded to Obama bundlers and owners of “green” companies.
Napoleon took on the instruction of the young pigs on the farm, who “were discouraged from playing with the other young animals.” As the winter wore on and rations were again reduced, the pigs became fatter. They drank beer daily which was made from the barley they grew by means of the old brewery not used since before Jones was expelled from the farm.
Despite the hardships, Napoleon had “commanded” that weekly gatherings be held “to celebrate the struggles and triumphs of Animal Farm,” with poems and praise to Napoleon abounding.
In March, the building of a schoolhouse for the pigs began, and Animal Farm “was proclaimed a Republic.” Napoleon was the only candidate running for President and “was elected unanimously.”
Boxer the horse worked harder than ever, and his hoof healed, even though he did not look well. He was looking forward to the pension which would begin when he turned 12 years old in a month.
Obamacare was marketed to American senior citizens as an “expansion” and “improvement” in Medicare, the government-operated medical program for those 65 and older. Medicare tax is involuntarily deducted from every worker’s salary and required to be paid in quarterly installments by those who are self-employed. After the PPACA was passed, the Obama regime said:
Obamacare Medicare reform improves and expands Medicare for seniors. The ObamaCare Medicare cuts are estimated at $716 billion. Those cuts are reinvested into Medicare and ObamaCare to improve care for seniors and close the Medicare Part D ” donut hole” among other things…Even though Obamacare “cuts” Medicare; it isn’t really a cut, it’s health care reform aimed at improving care for seniors. The fact is, millions more seniors will be covered under Obama’s health care plan…
However, the opposition party reports:
Despite multiple public pledges by President Obama that all Americans will be able to keep their current health insurance coverage, many seniors are on the verge of losing their Medicare Advantage plans. According to the June 2009 MedPac data book, 10.5 million seniors opted out of traditional Medicare in 2009 and selected a Medicare Advantage plan to cover their health care needs.
Yet, ObamaCare cuts $145 billion from Medicare Advantage plans, which President Obama’s chief actuary believes will cause up to 50 percent of seniors to lose their current Medicare Advantage plan.
Despite the Obama regime’s denial of the creation of “death panels” by passage of the PPACA, it has now become clear that there is a “cost-cutting board” designed to “limit Medicare cost growth.”
Instead of saving consumers money on their premiums, costs are rising, providers are retiring from the field of medicine, and complications in implementation of the bill are resulting in Obama decreeing some of them delayed until after the 2014 election. Numerous problems with implementation have been made public. Constitutionally, the “president” is not permitted to change law on his own.
One day, Boxer collapsed while working from age and overwork. Two pigeons delivered the word to the farm animals that Boxer was down. Someone went to tell Squealer, who ran to the scene, “full of sympathy and concern.” Squealer assured the others that Napoleon wanted the best medical care for Boxer and had arranged for him to go to a veterinary hospital. Boxer managed to get back on his feet and make his way back to his stall in the barn, where he stayed for the next two days.
During the daytime on the third day, when the animals were out working “under the supervision of a pig,” a van arrived at the farm into which Boxer was guided. Many of the animals had never learned to read, and as they were saying goodbye, Benjamin the donkey cried out, “Fools! Do you not see what is written on the side of that van?” Then he read the lettering on the side of the van, which read:
Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler, Willingdon. Dealer in Hides and Bone-Meal. Kennels Supplied
As the animals gasped in horror, the van suddenly jolted away. Clover, who had taken care of Boxer during his illness, ran down the driveway warning Boxer to “get out!” Those in pursuit heard “a tremendous drumming of hoofs” as Boxer attempted to free himself from the confines of the van which was taking him to sure death.
The animals were told several days afterward that Boxer had passed away in the hospital after receiving “admirable care” and “expensive medicines for which Napoleon had paid without a thought as to the cost.”
A summary of the chapter states that Boxer was “sold for profit.”
Medicare was allegedly not going to be reduced prior to the 2012 presidential election. But afterward, it became clear that cuts to Medicare were real and could “harm seniors” and result in coverage losses of an average of $3,714. The federal government will decide which services can be covered by Medicare and will launch “pilot programs” “to experiment in Medicare with different payment models.”
Some members of Congress from both parties now wish to abolish the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) “because it would limit care for Medicare patients.” Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin had warned about, and been excoriated for, the presence of “death panels” in the health care bill known as “Obamacare,” but Palin said she has been vindicated by the admission by many Democrats that the panels do, in fact, exist.
The British medical system rations care routinely and has resulted in the euthanasia of disabled infants and 130,000 elderly patients dying each year after being placed on a program for the terminally ill.
Squealer assured the animals that he had been at Boxer’s side as he breathed his last and that Boxer had “died happy,” saying, “Forward in the name of the Rebellion. Long live Animal Farm! Long live Comrade Napoleon! Napoleon is always right.”
Squealer also said that the van which took Boxer away had belonged to the knacker but had been bought by a veterinarian who had not had the opportunity to repaint the lettering on the sides. Orwell wrote that “The animals were enormously relieved to hear this.”
In July 2009, before Obamacare was passed, Obama said, “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
“If you like your current insurance, you will keep your current insurance,” Obama had said. Now the regime is paying organizations to promote the plan in what some say is “taxpayer-funded propaganda.”
Although constitutionally, only Congress can make law, in July Obama unilaterally declared that the “employer mandate” would be delayed until after the 2014 elections.
The Rebellion against Farmer Jones was fought for freedom. The American Revolution was fought for freedom, with some crying, “Give me liberty or give me death!” The Declaration of Independence contained a long list of grievances which King George III of England had not addressed, and after 56 men pledged their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” to break the bonds which enslaved them, a new nation was born.
The pigs held a banquet purportedly in Boxer’s honor which included “uproarious singing,” drinking alcohol, and the sounds of broken glass late into the night.
In the final chapter, Orwell described the pigs’ having become fatter while the other animals’ lives remained hard. The “pension” agreed upon after the Rebellion for animals reaching a certain age never took place.
Many animals had been brought to the farm who “had never heard mention of such a thing [the Rebellion] before their arrival.”
Despite the increased prosperity of Animal Farm, the inhabitants did not benefit, except for the pigs and the dogs. Orwell wrote, “…neither pigs nor dogs produced any food by their own labour; and there were very many of them, and their appetites were always good.” In contrast, the other animals were “generally hungry, they slept on straw, they drank from the pool, they laboured in the fields; in winter they were troubled by the cold, and in summer by the flies.”
Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack imposed new rules for school lunches. While named the “Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act,” many children have complained of going “hungry,” resulting in the program having been dropped by some schools, including the New York City school system. The program has also proven to be an expense of $3.2 billion. Many students have refused to buy the lunches, resulting in financial losses for schools.
The animals retained their pride in being part of the only animal-owned farm in all of England. While singing “Beasts of England” had been outlawed years before, and “no one would have dared to sing it aloud,” they believed that “all animals were equal” in keeping with Major the pig’s dream revelations just before he died.
The rule of “four legs good, two legs bad” still applied on Animal Farm.
Until Squealer one day was seen walking on his hind legs only, with the other pigs following suit. “Some did it better than others, one or two were even a trifle unsteady and looked as though they would have liked the support of a stick, but every one of them made his way right round the yard successfully. And finally there was a tremendous baying of dogs and a shrill crowing from the black cockerel, and out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side, and with his dogs gambolling round him.”
Napoleon also carried a whip for the first time.
The sheep, who had been secretly trained by Squealer, began chanting, “Four legs good, two legs BETTER!” and the chance the others had to protest the pigs’ display quickly passed.
Walking around to the side of the barn where the Seven Commandments had been painted years before following the Rebellion, Clover, whose eyesight was failing although she had never learned to read, asked Benjamin the donkey if what was written there was the same as before.
“For once Benjamin consented to break his rule, and he read out to her what was written on the wall. There was nothing there now except a single Commandment. It ran:
ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS”
Not long afterward, humans met with the pigs in the farmhouse, where they dined lavishly after the men were given a tour of the farm. As the farm animals watched from outside through a window, they heard one of the men extolling the “orderliness” of the farm’s operations and complimenting Napoleon for setting a policy whereby “the lower animals on Animal Farm did more work and received less food than any animals in the county. Indeed, he and his fellow-visitors today had observed many features which they intended to introduce on their own farms immediately.”
Farmer Pilkington said that animosity should not exist between pigs and humans, particularly in addressing the “labour problem.” Pilkington equated the “lower animals” to his “lower classes.”
Napoleon announced to his guests that the flag with the horn and hoof hoisted after the Rebellion had been replaced by a plain green one, and that animals would no longer address each other as “comrade,” and that the name “Animal Farm” had been changed to “Manor Farm,” which was its original name. Napoleon and the men therefore drank a toast to “the prosperity of The Manor Farm.”
The pigs and humans then enjoyed more alcohol and their card game which had been interrupted with the toasts and accolades. As the animals retreated to the barn, they heard heated arguing between Napoleon and Pilkington, although the voices of all 12 pigs and guests joined in the fray.
Orwell’s closing paragraph reads:
Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
Barack Hussein Obama promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” in 2008 to help “folks who can’t pay their medical bills” to enthusiastic applause. “Together, we will change this country, and we will change the world,” Obama promised.
It is now 2013.