Animal Farm and UKLC. Spooky!!!

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I have just re-read Animal Farm by George Orwell and was intrigued by the many parallels with UKLC; I would suggest that Steve reads the book- it's not too long and not too mentally demanding, so he should be OK. It just may open his eyes to what is happening here and what he personally has become.
To briefly summarise the plot; three pigs, two of which are called Napoleon and Squealer (for Napoleon and Squealer read johnny and Steve) decide they have had enough of the humans (UKLCers) who live at Home Farm (UKLC) and who they think are unjustly oppressing and controlling them. The pigs want to run things their way and they attempt to run the humans off the farm and take it over for themselves.
After several innocent animals, who the two pigs think are consorting with "the enemy" (no comment!!), have been killed (driven out of the NG) the pigs eventually build a wind turbine to generate electricity, but this blows down in a wind (no comment!!). The humans then point out the design deficiencies (no comment!!). The pigs however claim there was nothing wrong with the design, it worked perfectly so it must have been sabotaged (no comment!!).
Eventually Napoleon (johnny) insists on always getting his own way in everything and any animal (UKLCer) who opposes Napoleon meets instant death at the teeth of an attack dog (Steve). One of the pigs' most loyal acolyte writes a slogan, "Napoleon is always right", but eventually Napoleon turns on this most loyal fan and sells him to a glue factory (no comment!!).
Finally, the animals adopt the slogan "All animals (UKLCers) are equal but some animals (pigs) are more equal than others", but in the end the pigs (johnny and Steve) become just like the humans and it is completely impossible to tell one from the other.
Hopefully the book may tell Steve a couple of things (but I doubt it, his myopia and rose-tinted spectacles get in the way):- That, unless you are very careful, you eventually actually become the very thing you hate - the two becoming indistinguishable. and:- The book is allegorical and has many hidden meanings, you cannot just take an author's words at face value - look deeper and you can clearly see the intended real message.
It is meant as a fable (it is a critique of Communism) and is intended to demonstrate how wickedness, indifference, ignorance, greed and myopia corrupt.
Regards KGB
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