You all read George Orwell’s
book Animal Farm, didn’t you? It was not required reading in my high school or university, but I considered
it necessary reading for my personal education. It’s been 25 years, but I still remember the basic story and lessons.
It is about an irresponsible farm owner who does not properly care
for his property, including his animals. The pigs on the farm unite the other barnyard animals in a revolt to oust the human
owner. Their original motive is high-minded, but soon after taking control of the farm, the pigs become even more abusive
and irresponsible than the evil human master. And they are far less capable of running a farm than the man was. The other
animals are not as smart as the pigs, and they are easily manipulated by the swine leaders. The pigs fight among themselves
for power, train the dogs to act as their ruthless police, change their original animal constitution several times (the seven
commands of Animalism), and in a very short time end up walking on two legs, wearing clothes, sleeping in beds,
killing animals, drinking alcohol, etc., just like the farm owner before them.
Orwell was writing about Stalin’s USSR, but the lessons are just as applicable to the world’s current crop of
socialist pigs, including Hugo Chavez and Hillary Clinton. This past Sunday, our fellow human animals at La Granja Venezuela
said NO to Hugo; I hope we will show similar horse sense next November.
this point, I am not the least bit concerned that my country will soon become a China, Cuba, or North Korea, but as I do my
daily chores around the farm, I keep my eyes open and often read the constitution that’s painted on the gable of the