I HATE to admit this, but I am just reading Animal Farm for the first time…by George Orwell. Yes, after Kant I didn’t get back to many of the classics.
So far, Orwell has the ‘revolutionary’ wacko left, and how they get into power, down pat.
I’m on page 42..The animals have taken over the farm (by animal revolution) and everything started going pretty well, until one day, the PIGS decided that ALL the apples and the milk were brought to just them. The other animals were upset about this, and so a pig named Squealer was sent to explain:
“Comrades!” he cried. “You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for YOUR sake the we drink that milk and eat those apples. Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back! Surly comrades,” cried Squealer almost pleadingly, skipping from side to side and whisking his tail, “surely there is not one among you who want to see Jones come back?”
And to think this perfect example of our rich elite politician of today was written in 1946.
The “progressives” have been around a long time, haven’t they?
Is this not the rationalization for Hillary to be President? She is just so smart!
Remember when Obama made this comment about Sarah Palin: “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”
I think Hillary fits it MUCH better.
And they say TRUMP is bad.
This weeks winner is Rand Paul…for given Hillary Clinton the most aggravating 5 minutes of her otherwise mostly lovely day in Congress. If you don’t have time to watch any of the proceedings, trust me…this is the only moment worth repeating.