I have often seen friends, taking a deep interest in politics. They support this or that party, this or that leader and get mad at each other, when one falls, out of line with another. I request anyone interested in any form of politics to read this book called 'ANIMAL FARM'. You will yourself find depth developing in your political prospective and get an insight in to politics and revolutions. (This book is enough to break all your myths.)
For the benefit of my friends I am posting a short summary of Book 'Animal Farm'. ....................'Major', a meritorious old pig gathers the animals of a Farm where he lives and tells them of a dream that he has had. He saw in his dream that all animals live together with no humans to oppress them. He motivates them to work towards such a paradise. When he dies three young pigs—Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer—formulate a philosophy around Major’s political thoughts and call it ‘Animalism’. Late one night the animals of this farm revolt against its owner farmer Jones, take over the farm and rename it ‘ANIMAL FARM’
Animal Farm prospers now under the supervision of three pigs. Snowball, one of the three revolutionary Pigs becomes a devoted educationist. Napoleon, the more political minded of the pig trio, takes a group of young puppies under his own patronage and starts educating them in the principles of Animalism. As time passes, however, Napoleon and Snowball have sold differences of opinions. A meeting is called for to settle some issues. At the meeting Snowball gives a passionate speech, whereas Napoleon after a brief speech makes a signal at which his trained dogs—the ones he had indoctrinated, burst in and chase Snowball out of the farm.
Napoleon assumes absolute control over the farm now and declares that there will be no more meetings and he only shall make all decisions now on and anyone who challenges him, get’s instant death at the claws of Napoleon’s dogs. Boxer, the hard working horse at farm is an innocent soul. He still remains Napoleon’s biggest fan and ends up giving a new doctrine to animals at the farm….. “Napoleon is always right”. Napoleon begins expanding his powers. He starts the process of rewriting history to paint the now outcast rebel Snowball as the greatest villain.
Napoleon also begins to act more and more like a human being—sleeping in a bed, drinking whisky, etc. The original Animalist principles become a thing of the past as Squealer, Napoleon’s propagandist, justifies his every action to the other animals, convincing them that Napoleon is a great leader and is making things better for everyone, despite the fact that the common animals are cold and hungry.
Years pass. Pigs, the leaders of Animal Farm become more and more like humans, they walk upright, carry whips, wear clothes and even have lavish parties. Napoleon throws a party for neighboring human farmers and declares his intent to ally himself with the human farmers against the common classes of both the human and animal communities. Looking in at this party of elites through the farmhouse window, the common animals are no longer able to tell the difference between the Pigs and the human beings.
So………..this my dear friends is the truth of today’s politics. I have deliberately kept a few things hidden from you in this summary so that you may enjoy reading the book more. ..............
Guru Gurunay aka poet balwant gurunay.
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