Animal Farm 2009

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Organizational leaders often manipulate the organization/country for their own benefit, and end up being as bad, if not worse, than the real or imaginary evils from which they are protecting their followers.

“Comrades!”, Squealer, the pig, cried. “You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a privilege 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…We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of the farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink the milk and eat those apples! Do you know what would happen if we failed in our duty? George Bush would come back. Yes, Bush would come back. Surely comrades, ” cried Squealer almost pleadingly, skipping from side to side and whisking his tail, “surely there is no one among you who wants to see Bush come back.”

Read ANIMAL FARM, by George Orwell. Consider the pups taken from their mother and father at birth and trained up to be attack dogs for the Pigs.
Then contemplate the “GIVE Act” recently passed by the House of Representatives. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act is the gateway to President Barack Obama’s promised civilian national security force. Then consider why they would pass a law allowing people to volunteer. Voluntary service is optional, the law makes it mandatory.
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