- Category: Collectivism
The reality of the utopian dream.
A collective ideology always ends in disaster regardless of it methodology, whether it be NAZI Germany or Marxist USSR.
A system for humans, but not in align in the true nature of humans beings becomes a despotic system with the ever increasing application of draconian laws with the threat and use of violence. Over 100 million people were killed last century under the application of this "utopian" dream. Life and liberty are replaced with compliance and servitude creating a state jail. This ill conceived ideology of forced conformation creates such dissension, the use of walls, barriers and guard towers becomes necessary to stop its citizens from fleeing the country.
Don't be deceived, it is about power and control, cloaked in a facade of idealism. The attainment of ideals are never achieved, and more often than not, become worst, more poverty, more hunger and starvation, more inequality.
The power players advocating such a system become the only beneficiaries, the few. The idealist believers become the obedient slaves. The indifferent masses ask "How did it come to this?". The dissenters are "dealt with".
An Orwellian Animal Farm overview.
George Orwell's Animal Farm is more than likely based on Soviet Russia. The uncaring and incompetent human farmer (Czar Nicholas II) was deposed by the farm animals (Bolsheviks). The dictatorial pig, Napoleon (Stalin) soon gained control, and so the farm animals went from the frying pan into the fire.
The upper echelon, those that will greatly benefit.
"Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others."
“Comrades!' he cried. 'You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink the milk and eat those apples.”
Upper echelon 1: The Leader
He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself.
Upper echelon 2: The Propagandist
“I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility. No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”
The second tier, the obedient enforcers:
“Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer—except, of course, for the pigs and the dogs.”
"They had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes."