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If ATS or Orwellian America were literally "Animal Farm" which animal would you to be?

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posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:00 AM
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Napoleon - The pig who emerges as the leader of Animal Farm after the Rebellion. Based on Joseph Stalin, Napoleon uses military force (his nine loyal attack dogs) to intimidate the other animals and consolidate his power. In his supreme craftiness, Napoleon proves more treacherous than his counterpart, Snowball.

Snowball - The pig who challenges Napoleon for control of Animal Farm after the Rebellion. Based on Leon Trotsky, Snowball is intelligent, passionate, eloquent, and less subtle and devious than his counterpart, Napoleon. Snowball seems to win the loyalty of the other animals and cement his power.

Boxer - The cart-horse whose incredible strength, dedication, and loyalty play a key role in the early prosperity of Animal Farm and the later completion of the windmill. Quick to help but rather slow-witted, Boxer shows much devotion to Animal Farm’s ideals but little ability to think about them independently. He naïvely trusts the pigs to make all his decisions for him. His two mottoes are “I will work harder” and “Napoleon is always right.”

Squealer - The pig who spreads Napoleon’s propaganda among the other animals. Squealer justifies the pigs’ monopolization of resources and spreads false statistics pointing to the farm’s success. Orwell uses Squealer to explore the ways in which those in power often use rhetoric and language to twist the truth and gain and maintain social and political control.

Old Major - The prize-winning boar whose vision of a socialist utopia serves as the inspiration for the Rebellion. Three days after describing the vision and teaching the animals the song “Beasts of England,” Major dies, leaving Snowball and Napoleon to struggle for control of his legacy. Orwell based Major on both the German political economist Karl Marx and the Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Ilych Lenin.


Clover - A good-hearted female cart-horse and Boxer’s close friend. Clover often suspects the pigs of violating one or another of the Seven Commandments, but she repeatedly blames herself for misremembering the commandments.
Moses - The tame raven who spreads stories of Sugarcandy Mountain, the paradise to which animals supposedly go when they die. Moses plays only a small role in Animal Farm, but Orwell uses him to explore how communism exploits religion as something with which to pacify the oppressed.

Mollie - The vain, flighty mare who pulls Mr. Jones’s carriage. Mollie craves the attention of human beings and loves being groomed and pampered. She has a difficult time with her new life on Animal Farm, as she misses wearing ribbons in her mane and eating sugar cubes. She represents the petit bourgeoisie that fled from Russia a few years after the Russian Revolution.

Benjamin - The long-lived donkey who refuses to feel inspired by the Rebellion. Benjamin firmly believes that life will remain unpleasant no matter who is in charge. Of all of the animals on the farm, he alone comprehends the changes that take place, but he seems either unwilling or unable to oppose the pigs.

Muriel - The white goat who reads the Seven Commandments to Clover whenever Clover suspects the pigs of violating their prohibitions.

Mr. Jones - The often drunk farmer who runs the Manor Farm before the animals stage their Rebellion and establish Animal Farm. Mr. Jones is an unkind master who indulges himself while his animals lack food; he thus represents Tsar Nicholas II, whom the Russian Revolution ousted.

Mr. Frederick - The tough, shrewd operator of Pinchfield, a neighboring farm. Based on Adolf Hitler, the ruler of Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, Mr. Frederick proves an untrustworthy neighbor.

Mr. Pilkington - The easygoing gentleman farmer who runs Foxwood, a neighboring farm. Mr. Frederick’s bitter enemy, Mr. Pilkington represents the capitalist governments of England and the United States.

Mr. Whymper - The human solicitor whom Napoleon hires to represent Animal Farm in human society. Mr. Whymper’s entry into the Animal Farm community initiates contact between Animal Farm and human society, alarming the common animals.

Jessie and Bluebell - Two dogs, each of whom gives birth early in the novel. Napoleon takes the puppies in order to “educate” them.

Minimus - The poet pig who writes verse about Napoleon and pens the banal patriotic song “Animal Farm, Animal Farm” to replace the earlier idealistic hymn “Beasts of England,” which Old Major passes on to the others.


Notice orwellian America is full of lots of pigs fighting for power and domination, and that the pigs consider themselves so special, they take the farmhouse (white house?) for themselves even sleep in beds which violates the 7 Commandments (Bills of Rights):

1. Whatever goes upon 2 legs is an enemy
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend
3. No animal shall wear clothes
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal.

The pigs of orwellian America decide they are above the Law and so violate all laws as they see fit.

All animals are created equal, but obviously the pigs have it the best in orwellian America, I mean, Animal farm.

So... wouldn't you be a pig, too?


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posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:10 AM
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i would say most here are Benjamin - The long-lived donkey who refuses to feel inspired by the Rebellion. Benjamin firmly believes that life will remain unpleasant no matter who is in charge. Of all of the animals on the farm, he alone comprehends the changes that take place, but he seems either unwilling or unable to oppose the pigs.

the average American who believes the hype is the work horse Boxer - The cart-horse whose incredible strength, dedication, and loyalty play a key role in the early prosperity of Animal Farm and the later completion of the windmill. Quick to help but rather slow-witted, Boxer shows much devotion to Animal Farm’s ideals but little ability to think about them independently. He naïvely trusts the pigs to make all his decisions for him. His two mottoes are “I will work harder” and “Napoleon is always right.”
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And so we see the problem in a nation filled with people so afraid to be on the outside they aline themselves with the people who oppress them and the others who take note of the change but do nothing to stop it
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posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:26 AM
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The people parroting right wing propaganda on ATS would be Squealer. You can find these types in Walmart employee abuse threads, defending their corporate overlords while putting down the common working man. They will constantly go on about how Americans are lazy and don't want to work even though the employment rate is somewhere in the 90-95 percentile.

Most of the general public would be a mix of Boxer and Clover.

Our politicians would be Mr. Whymper

Napoleon = Corporate/Banking cartel

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posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 01:16 AM
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employment rate is somewhere in the 90-95 percentile.



posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 01:23 AM
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I have always identified with Boxer. In the mid 90's to the mid 2000's I worked two jobs, one full time and one pretty close to full time, picking up extra shifts when I could. I would often tell my wife "Don't let the pigs sell my body to the rendering plant for whiskey money".



posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 06:37 AM
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Hmm, seems to me this is a simple mental exercise to get people to equate themselves, at least sub-consciously, to farm animals and to see themselves as such, similar to planting a hypnotic suggestion. Basically same as "I think I am a farm animal therefore I am". Why would any critical thinking human even consider equating themselves with a farm animal? Isnt this exactly how TPTB wants us to think? Its one thing to see others as having the same qualities as a farm animal, but when you start seeing yourself as a farm animal, then IMO you, you have accepted your role on a sub-conscious level as lifestock for TPTB. Just my two cents worth.

Shaade
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