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Obama Farm

I am always struck by how George Orwell’s story about an animal uprising and revolution on a small farm is insightful into government and political intrigue across time and space.

The book was first published in 1946, and from my perspective it metaphorically tells the story of the Soviet’s October Revolution in 1917 and the development of the USSR.

However, I think that bits and pieces of the story can be picked and placed in nearly any government situation.

Take for example President Obama (would you expect me to link an allegorical satire about a totalitarian state to anyone else?).

As a Senator and later as a candidate, Barack Obama, as well as other Democrats, made it clear that the NSA spy program and more generally the Patriot Act were horrible violations against human privacy rights.

In 2005, Senator Obama co-sponsored a bill that would ban the collection of phone records just as has recently been done under his Presidency.

Furthermore, in 2007 Obama declared in a speech at the Woodrow Wilson International Center (funny how Wilson was a totalitarian racist, but that’s beside the point) that we will have “[n]o more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are.”

He further said that “[w]e will again set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers, and that justice is not arbitrary.”

Now, in 2013, after reauthorizing the warrantless wiretap provision of the Patriot Act in 2011, Obama confidently states that this program is acceptable because it is not only overseen by Congress, but also by the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Count.

Well, that puts me at ease, how about you?

I guess we are all supposed to forget that human beings are an imperfect race and while we live in a nation that has a long history of standing up for human rights, especially the right to privacy, at their core, those in power in Washington DC are no different than the Stasi leaders in power in East Germany who routinely listened in on every conversation of nearly every citizen.

To bring this back to Orwell’s story about pigs, we can directly relate Obama to the pigs at Animal Farm. Obama, like Snowball and Napoleon, easily took over the presidency in 2008 on a stance of Hope and Change. They made claims that they would throw away the shackles of the previous administration and will forever change the way government works by “fundamentally transforming” it.

But just as the pigs in Orwell’s tale found out, Obama learned that not all was bad from the previous occupiers, and the charge of the position comes not only with great responsibility but also with great frills.

In Orwell’s allegory the pigs get so caught up in overseeing the farm that they decide to take full power and full privilege of the position. They move into the farmhouse that was once banned from any animal living inside. They eat and drink more than the other animals, and they even take to standing on two legs. The pigs wear clothes like humans, and eventually, as the other animals look on through a window, they cannot be distinguished from the humans with which they collude.

So too is the Obama administration.

They have fully become the pigs who once refused to be like the humans, but who now see that it’s good to be the king.

Not only is it good to be the king, but it is even better to be the king without accountability.

The Obama Administration is loved by the media and is protected by them. His claims are reported as gospel, just as the pigs of the farm would read aloud the Seven Commandments of Animalism.

And no matter how many times the Commandments were changed or deleted, the only ones who could read (the pigs) made certain that the others followed and obeyed the commandments.

After years of misguided reporting of the Commandments, the pigs finally reduced them all to one command. This command stated that “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

The questions then we have to ask are these: Are all Americans equal, but some Americans more equal than others? Do the pigs currently occupying the seats of government get to play by a different set of rules than was established under the Constitution? Do they get to dictate to the rest of us one way of living all the while being above the law and Constitution?

It may seem that we are headed that way, just as the Politburo of the Soviet Union was allowed to live contrary to the commands of Marxism and Leninism perhaps Obama and officials in the government get to live different to our set of rules.

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22 comments

  1. Yes, Brent Dickerson, we Humans are an imperfect species (Humans are not a race), and you seem to be one of its more imperfect members. It is easy to run your mouth, point fingers and blame others, especially when you only blame one side of the equation, which is the real problem. That would be, partisan political games. In essence, you a part of the problem. Instead of presenting real issues and focusing on what really needs to happen, and offer real opinions and suggestions for possible solutions, you can do nothing better than attack and bash the “other guys. It is old, tired BS, which is destroying our country. Partisan party politics, and its unrelenting pressure, has virtually tied Obama’s hands and took a once promising moderate and turned him into one of them. His first mistake was surrounding himself with the likes of partisans like Rahm Emmanuel, and filling cabinet and other important positions in the administration, with mostly die hard partisans. That is the mistake of every President; politically driven appointees (mostly lawyers), instead of with those who have climbed the ladder, inside of the various departments, or even with true experts in the various departmental fields.

    Your uninformative, opinionated comments (as they are not real articles), simply show that you have nothing constructive to say, do nothing to spark others to foster cooperation and active participation in seeking solutions, and do nothing to help to improve/solve our problems. You talk like you really know something, which you really don’t. You just further try to divide the people. You are nothing more than a member of the partisan herd of sheep, who thinks he is some sort of inspiring figure.

    You are nothing more than an instigator and political agitator, trying to rile people, instead of inspiring them.

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    • Tris, sometimes is seems that people live on different planets or at least in different dimensions. If you look into Obama’s voting record and not just what he said when running for election, you will see that he voted as the most liberal Senator. He defended infanticide. He was in no way, ever, a moderate. Also the tone of discussion is disappointing. It seems that no one can discuss anything anymore without resorting to ad hominem attacks. Sad, very sad.

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      • Pat, in your indoctrinated mind, he was a liberal.

        There’s no attack on Brent Dickerson. they are conclusions based on observations. I am simply calling him out for who he is. If you don’t like it, then too bad. The truth always hurts the deceivers and the gullible.

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    • Dear Trs2013….you are a complete and utter moron. You still can’t see how grievous your failed support of the IDIOT traitor in the white house has been for this country. I am certain you never will! Your pride and selfishness will see to it.

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      • Dear gary, you are a complete and utter idiot and moron, for thinking that I supoport any politician. I simply said he was a moderate who was sullied by partisan politics. go back to school and take some reading comprehension courses, you doofus.

        It would be beneficial, if you try thinking before opening your mouth, so you don’t have crap falling out of it.

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    • Tris, the only thing here that’s “old, tired BS, which is destroying our country” is the current administration, along with, as the article points out, the media’s lovefest with it. The fact that there are those, as evidenced by your comment, that choose to refocus attention away from what this clown everyone refers to as the POTUS just further compounds the problem you’re referring to.

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      • Hmm, a useless comment, coming from someone who can’t comprehend what he reads.

        Go reads the posts of Walt and mine, on the “Birther Number Two thread.

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    • Liberty's Advocate

      TrIf your ad hominem attack on Brent Dickerson wasn’t so typical of the close-minded, ideologically blinded automatons of the left it would still serve as a perfect example of our failed, government-run educational system’s porosity with respect to a lack of critical thinking skills. You made it obvious you’ve never read Orwell’s “Animal Farm”. Or is this diatribe a tongue-in-cheek example of modern day implementation of its psychology? In attempting to criticize Dickersaon you unwittingly prove his point.

      Tris: Anyone who would adopt such a superior attitude toward an analyst using allegory and metaphorical aphorisms to describe a political figure should at a minimum have a grasp of the basis of that political figure’s philosophy. Assuming that his cabinet appointments weren’t subject to his stamp of approval and ignoring that they were purposeful expressions of the mechanism to implement HIS personal philosophy at all levels is perfect proof of your blindness.

      Sometimes it is better to remain silent and to have people think you a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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      • First, what I said about Brent Dickerson, is based on many of his comments, not just this one. If you took the time to actually read what I said, you might have realized that, so stop talking like a fool. You wouldn’t recognize critical thinking skills, if they hit you in the face.

        I prove no point of Dickerson’s. That’s just your politically indoctrinated imaginings. Wake up. There is no proof of any “blindness” on my part. You just want to try to defend him, because you are in the same herd as he is.

        You should have paid attention to your own last sentence. You, like the rest who’ve decided to comment on my comment; need to go back to school, to learn how to understand what you read. I never commented on anything in the article, except for my opening sentence about us Humans. By the way, I did read it, about fifty years ago, so how could you possibly think it obvious that I never read it. That is because you, like the others who are simply partisan sheep, do not bother to think before they speak.

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    • Liberty's Advocate

      If your ad hominem attack on Brent Dickerson wasn’t so typical of the close-minded, ideologically blinded automatons of the left it would still serve as a perfect example of our failed, government-run educational system’s porosity with respect to a lack of critical thinking skills. You made it obvious you’ve never read Orwell’s “Animal Farm”. Or is this diatribe a tongue-in-cheek example of modern day implementation of its psychology? In attempting to criticize Dickersaon you unwittingly prove his point.

      Tris: Anyone who would adopt such a superior attitude toward an analyst using allegory and metaphorical aphorisms to describe a political figure should at a minimum have a grasp of the basis of that political figure’s philosophy. Assuming that his cabinet appointments weren’t subject to his stamp of approval and ignoring that they were purposeful expressions of the mechanism to implement HIS personal philosophy at all levels is perfect proof of your blindness.

      Sometimes it is better to remain silent and to have people think you a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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    • Barack Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a card carrying communist. Barack Obama’s political career was launched in the Hyde Park home of unrepentant terrorist William Ayers. Barack Obama’s policy initiatives which include: redistribution of wealth, collectivism, monitoring and control of the media and collecting information on the citizenry, reflects the thinking of a Bolshevist to me.

      You characterize Barack Obama as “…a once promising moderate…” If that is true, how do explain the facts I’ve presented here—or do you deny them?

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      • You are an indoctinated partisan puppet. Davis wasn’t a Communist. He didn’t even claim any ideology or party, in spite of any party he might have been registered with, to vote . If you think he was a communist, then present proof of it. After all, you foolishly used the term “card carrying”. So, prove it.

        I don’t even think Obama met him. He was supposedly friendly with his Grandfather Stanley.

        Anyway, you are simply programmed to think like the rest of the sheep, in your partisan herd, and will believe whatever you are told, by them. There’s an old saying, that people will believe what they want to believe. Once indoctrinated, they will twist everything to fit the thinking patterns, they have come to accept. What you perceive as facts, probably aren’t. Do you even know what a fact is? I doubt it. True political analysts, (not the programmed political strategists), are the ones who talk of him being moderate. Look how much grief he has received, from Democrats and liberals. That’s an indication.

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        • I wouldn’t waste my time trying to educate someone as out of touch with reality like yourself. Besides, your comments here, meaning the entire blog site, are more in the form of personal attacks than they are of educational substance.

          Any rational person reading your comments can only be amused by them—certainly not swayed.

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          • Screw all your crap, Mario John. I asked you to present proof to back up your statement(s), Either do that, or go away.

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        • “…Davis joined the Communist Party in the early 1940s; his Communist Party card number was 47544. In a letter he sent to a friend during this time period, Davis wrote: “I’ve never discussed this with you and don’t know whether you share the typical American uninformed concepts of Marxism or not, but I am risking such a reaction by saying that I have recently joined the Communist party.”…”

          Read more: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2323

          http://www.keywiki.org/index.php/Frank_Marshall_Davis

          You’re a rather angry individual Tris2013. Honestly, I think you’re the one who’s sheeplike, on the Kool Aid, or whatever term of hypnotic spell you prefer to be under. Besides, telling me to “go away” is so typical of control freaks like yourself. Why don’t YOU just take your infantile and ignorant commentary somewhere else—your immature punk ass is totally exposed.

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          • That’s not proof, you dolt. It’s just as I thought. The only thing you did, as virtually all partisans do, is run to a partisan political website, to attempt to get accurate information. Accurate information can never be obtained from such sites, because it’s the partisan nature of the organization(s) to mislead, deceive, blame, finger point, attack, and lie. Far left and right wing organizations, excel at it. The one you link to is a known far right wing organization.

            You are simply a moron, for even thinking that I would fall for your partisan trick. Of course, you’re probably too stupid to realize that it is a partisan trick, as you blindly believe whatever they tell you or present as “factual”. That’s the indoctrinated sheep and herd mentality, within you. Only indoctrinated folks, and fools like yourself, go to partisan political websites, as you did, to obtain accurate information.

            I would not trust any political website, left, or right, for any accurate information, on any subject matter. I know they are highly jaded and therefore are useless, so I don’t bother. Idiots like you, however, do go to them.

            So Mario John, you can only think in one way, and see things from one angle; the one you have been taught to believe. Therefore, you are simply useless, in any sensible conversation about government and the affairs and issues of this country. You do not have what it takes, to think any other way.

            You also sound like a kid, with your “punk ass” comment. That’s probably why you believe the crap you do. As a kid, you don’t have the life experience to know any better, yet.

            Grow up and get a mind of your own, Mario John, if that is even possible.

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        • I’ve read the baseless comments you’ve presented here on this thread. But when you request that I support my opinion with documentation, and I comply—you scoff at it. You, however, have never backed up anything you’ve written with any documentation, or ever revealed your sources of enlightenment. And yet, you have the gall to arbitrarily dismiss my sources as tainted.

          You ramble on and use words as if they where the vomit of the incendiary left wing garbage you’ve been ingesting. From what I gather, you act like someone who’s been educated, or should I say indoctrinated, at the “presidential kneepads.”

          Assuming I’m a kid is typical of your flawed thinking. I’m a retired U.S Army veteran, with two grandchildren attending prestigious universities in the Northeast, who proudly served this country so a disparager such as you could run off at the mouth without fear of incarceration—or worse. Therefore, I will maintain my characterization of you as a ‘punk ass!’

          Furthermore, I will not dignify any retort you may sling at me with additional commentary. I—am done…with YOU, and your ignorant BS!

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          • Hey Mario, you have not complied. You never backed up anything. What part of not going to a partisan political w3ebsite, to get accurate information, did you not understand? I’ve never made stupid claims or accusations, which have needed backing up, like you have. Your initial statement was nothing more (and served no other purpose) than a baseless partisan attack, on the President.

            You are an indoctrinated idiot, for thinking I am left wing. I hate the whole concept of political ideology and political party platforms. If you have read my posts on this site, as you have alluded to, you would know that. But instead, you run off at the mouth, without thinking, and call me a left winger. You are truly a fool. Left and right partisans, are the bane of this country and are the source of most of our problems. You do what every partisan right winger does, accuse others of being what you think they are, because they don’t agree with you or think kike you. That is why people like you, are the problem.

            The people who are truly out of touch with reality, to include yourself, are those partisan sheep, on the right and left.

            Though you may not be a kid chronologically, you sound like one. I am a disabled Viet Nam combat Vet, I proudly served my country, and I volunteered to do so, as has most of the men in my family; twelve of us, in just two generations. so your statements concerning me, are that of a trash talking idiot.

            So Mario, as I’ve said, you’ve presented no proof and you talk partisan trash. That, as i have previously said, makes you useless in conversations, such as these. Now, what part of that, can you not understand?

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  2. To all of you whiners who commented on my post; go to the “Birther Number Two” thread, and read the comments of myself and Walt. Then come back and tell me I’m all those thing, you all have said about me. If you still think the same way, then I will know for sure, that your comments were simply driven by partisan political indoctrination, and not common sense.

    Let’s see who has the guts, to do so. Go read some common sense writing, for a change. Brent Dickerson was right about one thing, there are way too many people, who are too gullible and/or stupid to vote. You all sound like you fit right in.

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  3. You are correct about one thing. I misrepresented that Humans are a race. We are clearly a species; not a race.

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  4. I didn’t think you could, Brent. A partisan trash talker, is all you are.

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