George Orwell's Animal Farm, And The Real World

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In the real world, for example, modern-day North Korea, corrupt governments often deliver false information and hide government plans from their citizens. The lack of government transparency violates basic human rights because people have the right to know what is happening in the world around them.
In both Animal Farm by George Orwell and the real world, the lack of government transparency could be solved by using technology and government ambassadors to encourage communication between the government and the citizens.
Corrupt governments like the Napoleon administration in Animal Farm and supreme leader Kim Jong Un of North Korea often fabricate information and deliver misleading facts to restrict the citizens’ knowledge and the flow of outside
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The animals saw no reason to disbelieve him, especially as they could no longer remember very clearly what conditions had been like before the Rebellion” (Orwell 27). The animals believe that the current living condition on the farm is not better than how it used to be in the past. To persuade the animals otherwise, Squealer tells the animals that the food production has increased since the rebellion. This encourages the animals to work harder to produce even more food for the farm. In the real world, the lack of government transparency to control citizens’ knowledge is prevailing; for example, in North Korea, Kim Jong Un brainwashes the citizens’ with false information to restrict the flow of outside information. “To control the flow of outside information, all TV sets are registered with the state, which modifies them to ensure they receive only approved channels. As another witness said of life in the nation: ‘You are brainwashed, [you] don't know life outside. You are brainwashed from the time you know how to talk, about four years of age, from nursery school, brainwashing through education, this happens everywhere in life, society, even at home.’” Napoleon and …show more content…
At the beginning of the revolution, the animals agreed on setting the retirement age for a horse at twelve. However, Napoleon broke this promise when he organized a man to take away Boxer from Animal Farm to a glue factory because Boxer lost his strength. Some of the animals on the farm are doubting Napoleon for sending Boxer to his death, but Squealer lies and delivers a clever excuse to them. “Some of the animals had noticed that the van which took Boxer away was marked ‘Horse Slaughterer,’ and had actually jumped to the conclusion that Boxer was being sent to the knackers. It was almost unbelievable, said Squealer, that any animal could be so stupid. Surely, he cried indignantly, whisking his tail and skipping from side to side, surely they knew their beloved Leader, Comrade Napoleon, better than that?” (Orwell 37). Napoleon “deported” Boxer to the glue factory because he was not as strong as before, but Squealer tells the animals that Boxer was cared for at the vet before his natural death. In this case, the pigs did not practice an open government because they lied and kept secrets from the animals. In a free society, governments are obligated to share information with their citizens. However, the Trump administration is not transparent because Trump has an

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