Every week, the members of the Ayn Porkrind Fan Club would meet at Big Gee’s house for a friendly game of cards. It was an opportunity for them to congratulate each other for their superior intellect in person. There was much back-slapping and Big Gee was always generous with his fine wine collection.
They made so much noise, it attracted the other animals. The sheeples, the donkeys, and others gathered by an open window to listen to the tirades. The club members were so absorbed with their self-adulation they didn’t notice the gathering crowd. Or maybe they just didn’t care.
This week, Big Gee was all in a huff over an editorial he read in the local fishwrap. He especially took offense to the suggestion that everyone should vote! To him, it was a silly thing to say. Some animals were just not equipped with the required brain cells to take on the responsibility of deciding important policy questions.
The other club members grunted in agreement, then they took turns trading witty put downs of their adversaries. Bossy started it off, declaring, “Po’ ol’ fakey jackass face! Couldn’t find find his ballot ’cause somebody pinned it to his tail!”
Ruse followed with, “I don’t listen to anybody I find annoying.”
Snotty chimed in next, declaring, “It wouldn’t matter if they bothered to engage us in debate, because we already know our shit is better and we tell them so!”
Mr. Unseen was next. “They sure can’t trick us by agreeing with us! We’re too smart for that!”
Turd was last with “Libtards are stupid.”
It was up to Big Gee to bring the conversation back on topic. “Gentlemen, we are experiencing the rejuvenation of our sacred Constitution! Thank the Lard for the Electoral College, with which we shall defeat the flaccid herds of the majority! All across the Heartlands, pig farms are working to cleanse the voter rolls of the inferior and ignorant!”
Snotty added, “Yes, we will return to the time when minorities were barred from voting, unless they owned property and could pass rigorous identification requirements. And you had to be the “right” species,” he said with a nod and a wink.
Big Gee smiled. Things had certainly changed since Big Grump won the presidency. The noisy minority was finally in charge, and now they were working to see that it would be permanent. He looked up at the Grumpy Old Party motto, scrawled on the wall behind him.
ALL VOTERS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME VOTERS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.
The sheeples and the donkeys and the the other minority species looked at the motto, then they looked at the club members, who were now wallowing in their own offal after draining the swamp of that which was there before.
The Elites had been defeated, and now there were new Elites, but it was basically the same old shit.
That was fun!
Thanks for updating the Orwell’Classic Animal farm..A perfect historical truth captured through the medium of Animation
Yep, the lessons of history will repeat itself, until we learn or destroy US.
That’s the real choice! We do have the means to stop this age old crap by voting for the Right Person not the Right opinion. Its about doing the Right thing over taking sides. Those that promote that behavior are common narcisstic bullies, no matter the color of their stripes.
Frankly been thinking alot about Animal Farm lately as the perfect analogy for cuurent situation. BUT it does need to be Updated and redone for today’s audience.
As one who has the skills to do this, I strongly recommend you finish what you just created or a new Educational Film to replace the One I showed my history students.
Priceless! You nailed it Bob. Thank you. I’m still laughing . . .
Actually, the joke’s on anyone on the local level who thinks anything they do has any influence whatsoever. They’re just blowing smoke up their own butts.
Citizens United has made a complete mockery of our campaign system and one person can buy an enormous amount of “free speech.” (Or red hats.) We see it here in Oregon all the time; where Mr. “I Own Oregon” Phil Nike-Knight has already given the red hat gubernatorial candidate over $2.5 million. Not to mention the corporate grocers who know they can’t get legislation passed to protect them from taxes on sugary products, so they write an amendment to our State Constitution and put it on the ballot, backed by $5 million of bullshit ads made to look like it’s a grassroots movement.
That kind of money makes the local animals looks like the ignorant dolts they really are.
Because they don’t believe anything unless you have (sausage) links… https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/19/georgia-governor-race-voter-suppression-brian-kemp?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=fb_us&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR33RRmRoEz9GX8CLjPduavc5mnpOxYSJXsok0F0HRCo9_rZRMB22EeEZwQ#Echobox=1539985355
When they say “get out the vote” they mean “get the vote out”… https://www.thedailybeast.com/republicans-have-a-secret-weapon-in-the-midterms-voter-suppression
Not sure why you’re ascribing such statist nonsense to the name Ayn, but maybe you just ran out of names.