some animals are more equal than others

Social Justice Warriors do not view all humans as equal

Using a “privilege” hierarchy, SJW’s calculate the worth of a human being based on perceived injustices or wrongs that group has suffered since the time of ancestral man, using selective and narrow interpretations of history. SJW’s elevate groups that they believe have received the least amount of “privilege” in the past, and then use internet activism in the form of mobs and community purges to target those who are determined to have greater amounts of privilege. The idea of privilege is so essential to SJW ideology that a common debate tactic they use is to say “check your privilege,” which roughly translates to, “you must immediately halt or change your speech because your ancestors may or may not have done bad things to others centuries ago.”

For example, if a notable white American male makes a joke about a lesbian black woman who practices Islam, SJW’s will coordinate using a combination of blogs, Youtube, and social networking to dox him (publish his personal information, including where he works). They will then pressure the man’s company by flooding it with calls and messages with the goal to remove his source of income while engaging in a mass reporting campaign to get his online accounts suspended.

Their ultimate goal is to silence all speech that they don’t like and which they find offensive while also punishing the speech offender by removing his source of income. As they grow in power, the acceptable range of speech that would trigger a SJW witch hunt is becoming more narrow, and those who are high up on the privilege hierarchy (white men) have to speak through a careful filter if they don’t want to be subject to an SJW attack.

SJW’s make a big show of wanting “equality,” but as the Animal Farm quote goes: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” They absolutely do not believe that a man deserves the same treatment that should be given to a woman of his same race. When they say “equality,” what they really mean is to apply special benefits to protected groups in order to create equality based on their subjective perception and feeling. They even go so far as to claim that women and non-whites can not possibly be racist against white men, they are “correcting historical wrongs and injustices,” not being a racist individual.

If you want to do a simple test that hurts an SJW’s argument that she is about equality, ask her the following: “Do you believe a black woman is equal to a white woman?” They will squirm mightily and may look to the left and right at their SJW friends to know what they think first before giving you a muddled answer that is inconsistent with their other stated beliefs.

“Benjamin felt a nose nuzzling at his shoulder. He looked round. It was Clover. Her old eyes looked dimmer than ever. Without saying anything she tugged gently at his mane and led him round to the end of the big barn, where the Seven Commandments were written. For a minute or two they stood gazing at the tarred wall with its white lettering.

‘My sight is failing,’ she said finally. 'Even when I was young I could not have read what was written there. But it appears to me that that wall looks different. Are the Seven Commandments the same as they used to be, Benjamin?’

For once Benjamin consented to break his rule, and he read out to her what was written on the wall. There was nothing there now except a single Commandment. It ran: ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.”

-George Orwell, Animal Farm

No one really maintains that everyone, regardless of age or sex or other physical qualities, should have “identical” rations of each separate item of food, clothing, and so on.  The goal is rather ‘fairness’ a much vaguer notion- indeed one that it is difficult, if not impossible to define precisely…Fairness is not an objectively defined concept once it departs from identity… If all are to have “fair shares” someone or some group must decide what shares are fair- and they must be able to impose their decisions on others…Are those who make and impose  such decisions equal to those for whom they decide?  Are we not in George Orwell’s Animal Farm where 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others?
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Milton Friedman (1912-2006) American economist.

Free To Choose by Milton and Rose Freidman (1979)

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Animal Farm

58 in x of animated feature film history
Release: Dec. 29th, 1954
Country: USA
Director: John Halas, Joy Batchelor

‘Animal Farm is based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, which is an allegory for the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath. It was the first British animated feature to be released.

The animals are tired of being under the cruel hand of Farmer Jones (Czar Nicholas II), so Old Major (Karl Marx), a pig, leads a meeting declaring that man is their enemy. But when Major dies, the animals lead a successful revolt against Farmer Jones, and the animals rename Manor Farm ‘Animal Farm’ and have their own laws. Snowball (Leon Trotsky) becomes the first president, but Napoleon (Joseph Stalin) ousts him, and Napoleon and his accomplice, Squealer (propagandist) break countless rules. And the rules are changed, showing that all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. The film deviates from its source material by having the animals rise up and destroy Napoleon at the end of the film.

The animation historian Brian Sibley doubts that the team responsible was aware of the source of the funding initiating the project, which came from the CIA to further the creation of anti-communist art. The CIA initially funded Louis de Rochemont to begin work on a film version of Orwell’s work and he hired Halas & Batchelor, an animation firm in London that had made propaganda films for the British government. Halas and Batchelor were awarded the contract to make the feature in November 1951 and it was completed in April 1954. The production employed about 80 animators.

The ’financial backers’ influenced the development of the film, the altered ending, and a message that, ‘Stalin’s regime is not only as bad as Jones’s, but worse and more cynical’, and Napoleon ‘not only as bad as JONES but vastly worse.’ The ‘investors’ were greatly concerned that Snowball (the Trotsky figure) was presented too sympathetically in early script treatments. A memo declared that Snowball must be presented as a “fanatic intellectual whose plans if carried through would have led to disaster no less complete than under Napoleon.’

To coincide with the film’s release, a comic strip version was serialized in newspapers, drawn by Harold Whitaker, one of the animators.

The film critic C. A. Lejeune wrote at the time: ‘I salute Animal Farm as a fine piece of work… [the production team] have made a film for the eye, ear, heart and mind’. Many parents were alarmed at the bleakness of the film, having taken their children thinking it was a film along the lines of a Disney cartoon. Some criticism was levelled at the altered ending, with one paper reporting: ‘Orwell would not have liked this one change, with its substitution of commonplace propaganda for his own reticent, melancholy satire.’

Maurice Denham provided the voice talent for all the animals in the film.

Animal Farm is also the first ever animated film to contain animated blood.”

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Animal Farm is available on YouTube. 

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January 21st 1950: George Orwell dies

On this day in 1950, the acclaimed English writer George Orwell died in London aged 46. He was born in 1903 as Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, India, as his father was a colonial civil servant there, though moved to England while still an infant. The aspiring writer penned his first poem when he was four years old, and had his first poem published in a newspaper at age eleven. Blair studied at the prestigious Eton school, and went on to work for the imperial police in Burma. After he returned to England, he adopted the pseudonym George Orwell and published his first book - Down and Out in Paris and London - in 1933. Even in his early works Orwell demonstrated a keen interest in political issues, and offered a sharp critique of the British class system and colonialism. In 1936 he joined the international brigades fighting in the Spanish Civil War on the side of the Republicans, against the fascist Francisco Franco. He was injured in the fighting in Spain, and his health didn’t improve when he returned to England, where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He continued to write, and worked for the BBC for a couple of years as a propagandist during the Second World War, before resigning in 1943. It was after he left the BBC that Orwell wrote his two most famous works - Animal Farm (1945), and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). The former is an allegorical satire of the Soviet Union, as while a socialist himself, Orwell had become disillusioned with Stalin’s betrayal of communist ideals. The latter is a dystopian novel, set only thirty-five years after it was written, that envisioned a world characterised by excessive government control and curtailment of civil liberties. This novel introduced several phrases into the lexicon that are still used today, including ‘Big Brother’, ‘doublethink’, 'Room 101’, and 'thought-police’. Orwell achieved great success with these two works, but sadly lost his ongoing struggle with tuberculosis in 1950.

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”  
- George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”  
- George Orwell, Animal Farm

I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” page 12

“I didn’t want to do anything about it. I didn’t want to eat. The idea of eating made me hurt more.” page 13

“I just want to not be me.” page 19

“So you’re just going to give up? That’s the plan.” page 29

“My parents are always looking into new ways to fix me.” page 38

“They’ve spent a lot of money on me. I’m ashamed.” page 38

“You shouldn’t be able to be alive and you are. You want to trade?” page 43

“The stuff adults tell you not to do is the easiest.” page 88

“Depression starts slow.” page 90

“That’s not to say I did terrible in high school, I got 93’s. That looked good to my parents. Problem is, in the real world, 93 is the crap grade; colleges know what it means, you do just well enough to stay in the 90’s. You’re average. There are a lot of you. You aren’t going over the top; if you’re not doing extracurricular you’re done. You can change things in later years, but with 93’s your freshman year, you’re going to have a lot of dead weight.” page 96-97

“I don’t know how I can be so ambitious and so lazy at the same time.” page 99

“I don’t know if they really need it,” I said. “I really need it.” page 119

“SUICIDAL IDEATION. That would be a good band name, I think.”
page 158 

“How do you know when you’ve hit bottom?” page 173

“I’m a spoiled rich kid. Which is another something to feel bad about.” page 203

“Like in Animal Farm, which I read, all animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others?” page 207

“Life is not cured, Mr. Gilner.” Dr. Mahmoud leans in. “Life is managed.” page 239

“I’m asking for simplicity, for purity and ease of choice and no pressure. I’m asking for something that no politics is going to provide, something that you probably only get in preschool. I’m asking for preschool.” page 266

“See when you mess something up,” I muse, “you learn for the next time. It’s when people compliment you that you’re in trouble. That means that they expect you to keep it up.” page 268

“You wanted preschool, soldier, you got preschool.” page 287

“A working brain is probably a lot like a map, where anybody can get from one place to another on the freeways. It’s the nonworking brains that get blocked, that have dead ends, that are under construction like mine.” page 292

“You add up your little victories in here and think they count for something.” page 302

“I don’t have any disease. I keep pacing. Depression isn’t a disease. It’s a pretext for being a prima donna. Everybody knows that.”
page 302

“I didn’t want to play the smart game,” I tell her. “And you didn’t want to play the pretty game.” “The pretty game’s worse,” she whispers. “Nobody wants to use you for being smart.” page 365

LUNATIC

“People are screwed up in the world. I’d rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and… you know… ready to explode.” page 397

“It’s tough to get out of bed; I know that myself. You can lie there for an hour and a half without thinking anything, just worrying about what the day holds and knowing that you won’t be able to deal with it.”
page 423

“The only thing is, it’s not an option now. It’s just… a possibility,” page441

“So now live for real, Craig. Live. Live. Live. Live. Live.” page 444

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story By: Ned Vizzini

anempatheticmind

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
—  Animal Farm - George Orwell

prussia-strange-saffron  asked:

I was just asking... and you're not forced to be politically correct btw it's just nice sometimes in some situations

I agree about it being nice sometimes in situations.

I just don’t like that it’s being weaponized. It is another tool for pretentious virtue signaling and censorship as I said before.

I disagree about it not being forced; peer pressure is social pressure by members of one’s peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values. Isn’t that what feminists and SJWs are doing in their protesting, chanting and constant nagging of entitlement and demanding respect before it’s earned? That falls in with their “special snowflake” identity. Did they learn anything from George Orwell’s book Animal Farm? because they sure have taken on the role of the pigs who claim “all animals are equal but some are more equal than others” when they demand special treatment above everyone else. 

i don’t understand the animal crossing universe’s economy at all why are bugs and fish worth more than furniture and clothes and where is the demand for these creatures coming from what was/are tom nook/reese doing with all these critters they’re shelling out hundreds of thousands of bells for and why are there no bug or fish villagers is this some animal farm shit where all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others what the fuck kind of game am i playing

  • Animal Farm: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
  • Conservative uncle: See? Lol this is why socialism can't work and all attempts to change anything are doomed to fail.
  • Founding Fathers: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
  • Conservative uncle: Geniuses, omg, what marvelous men, such rebels, we need to do exactly what they intended.
  • Founding Fathers: *oversaw mass enslavement, imperialist genocide, active political disenfranchisement for anyone who wasn't white and male and property-owning, and the rapid accumulation of capital for elites*
  • Conservative uncle: Well it was a different time ya know.
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These gentle creatures think, feel, smell, touch, walk, run, and play. Both are capable of giving unconditional love and both have the same desire to live their lives in peace. A dog is no different than a pig, and a cow is no different than a cat. The only difference is that we eat one and pet another. We don’t realize how disconnected we become when we sit at the dinner table. We never ask, “Where did this piece of meat come from? What exactly is this piece of meat?” Most of us just sit, with a very tight blindfold, and consume the carcass of a once breathing being.

We pet and give love to our animal companions and we cry when we see dogs and cats being slaughtered, but we ignore the suffering—the cruel injustice, of the 58 billion pigs, chickens, cows, fish, etc. that are killed each year worldwide so that we can consume them daily.

Don’t ignore them, don’t ignore their suffering. Choosing to stay indifferent towards them is deeply affecting the animals and the planet that sustains us. Peace and equality for all animals, including us, lies in veganism. We must erase the notion that some beings are worth more than others. If you truly love animals, show it by ending your participation in animal exploitation. Speak up for all who are oppressed. Choose compassion, choose vegan.