The Totalitarian Manifesto In Animal Farm By George Greenwell

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The Totalitarian Manifesto
For my ascent to totalitarian leader of Greenhill, the basic steps taken would be as follows: 1) create a popularize revolutionary ideology, 2) create the circumstance for the revolution to be incited, 3) promote myself to a position of power after the removal of the teachers and administration, 4) use propaganda and a secret police force to secure and retain my power, and 5) gradually reduce the overall rights and freedoms of the people until a totalitarian system has at last been established.
The first step in this plan can be considered the most complicated, but by using the example set by the pigs in Animal Farm, it is greatly simplified. It must first be established that at Greenhill, the students are the equivalent
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Jones] and his four men were in the store-shed with whips in their hands, lashing out in all directions… With one accord, though nothing had been planned beforehand, [the animals] flung themselves upon their tormentors” (Orwell 19). Similarly, the studentist revolution would occur during an F day meeting, when equality with administration is dangled so cruelly in front of us then snatched away, only allowing us a glimpse of power and true equality. Here, the anger and frustration of students would be peaked, and all it would take was an inspiring announcement by Keaton and me to be the proverbial drop that spills the cup and incite revolution. Motivated by the studentist cause, students would take over the administration building and classrooms, block the entrances to Greenhill with their cars, and drive out the oppressive administrators. The ruling class would be overthrown and the school taken over by the hard-laboring …show more content…
Since either devotion or fear towards my leadership would have already been established, incremental rule changes would go unnoticed, merely dismissed as standard actions an important leader would take to improve his or her domain. Some especially key increments that Napoleon took were the slight changes that were made to the Seven Commandments to ensure loyalty towards Napoleon. For example, after the slaughter of several “traitors”, the Sixth Commandment all the sudden read that “No animal shall kill any other animal without cause”, condoning the murderous tirade of the night before. This was accepted, even though “somehow or other, the last two words had slipped out of the animals’ memory” (Orwell 91). Once this process is complete and my power totalized, the last remaining matter would be the keeping of that power, done simply through my secret police and Keaton’s propaganda. Just like the animals were powerless to help themselves when they at last saw that Napoleon was, in fact, just like their former human oppressors, so too would the students when they at last realized that my totalitarian regime is identical to the oppressive administration they once sought liberty

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