Comparing the Unique Characters of 1984, Animal Farm and Burmese Days

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George Orwell, an alias of Eric Arthur Blair, is know for the books 1984 and Animal Farm. In both of these, as well as in most of his others, he seems to delight in using vivid and wholly believable characters, easily believable because of their obvious and tragic faults. Another similarity seems to be the consistent use of irony, a stylistic choice which plays big in Burmese Days and in several other works. Also, Blair enjoyed placing his characters in situations and settings that were out-of-the- ordinary, constantly reversing or switching roles. It is a mark of talent that he is able to use all of these so effectively, making us believe the unbelievable and accept the incredible at the same time that he makes us emphasize with the characters and see similarities between them and ourselves, long after they were written.

Blair’s penchant for extremely well-done characters, entirely believable and understandable, is shown by both his major works as well as his lesser known first fiction piece, Burmese Days. In 1984, the main focus of the story is Winston Smith, an Normal Party member living in the year 1984 except for his dislike of all that the Party stands for and distrust of its message. Of course, these qualities, questioning of authority and subtle disloyalty to unfair persecutors, are considered good by the public today. In the book however, these abilities were destroyed, smothered, and obliterated through careful means, and anyone having them was branded insane, dangerous, and antisocial. Thus, the author creates an immediate bond between us and the suffering main character by showing a little person vs. Big Brother (Blair being the first person to use the word). “The Thought Police would get him just the same. He had committed, even if he had never set pen to paper, the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime could not be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they ware bound to get you” (Orwell 166).

This passage, particularly the final sentence, slowly builds up the reader’s bond with Winston. He is being persecuted for being innocent, for thinking, and this persecution makes him seem all the more likable. The final, and perhaps most interesting part of Winston’s development in 1984 is near the end of the novel. The character, who has been anti-Party all along, is given drugs and mental therapy and changes his tune drastically. “O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exiled from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won victory over himself. He loved Big Brother” (Orwell 245).

This final sentence signals a horrific change in Winston’s persona one that each and every single one of us would make if tasked with the trials he went through. The final betrayal, inevitable and unavoidable, of everything we care about to save ourselves. Blair showed us the best and worst of people in 1984, the good ending up as evil as the rest, and the evil becoming indistinguishable from ourselves.

In Animal Farm, Blair achieves much the same effect. By using animals to represent human beings, he forces us to see ourselves without our self-imposed superiority and delusional sense of indifference to the animals (Reilly 88). The animals in the book display a cross-section of the world as a whole, with strong workers as Boxer the horse the naive and persecuted genius in Snowball, and the dominating egotistical role of Napoleon. The final words of this book also say it best: “No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” (Orwell 128). In this closing paragraph, Orwell reveals the pigs, the smartest and cruelest of the animal bunch, as what they really are: no better or worse than the men they had become.

One is led to like and then pity the main character in Burmese Days, who is a white man that insists he is no better than the Indians which are widely and severely brutalized and forced into slavery. For this, he is considered to us a good man, but to the society he lived in an awful and strange one. And in the end, after making a somewhat pathetic attempt to help an Indian friend and losing a lovely but horribly ignorant girlfriend, he kills his dog then himself, opting for the easy way out of his troubles. “She crouched down and whined for forgiveness. It hurt him to hear it. “Come on old girl! Dear old Flo! Master wouldn’t hurt you. Come here!” She crawled very slowly to his feet, flat on her belly, whining, her head down as though afraid to look at him. When she was a yard away he fired, blowing her skull to fragments” (Orwell 226).

The line “Master wouldn’t hurt you.” shows all the pain, the lies, the suffering we must go through and really brings home the point- we are not infallible, we are not perfect, we tend to destroy that which we love the most (Thomas 131).

In all of his works, Blair makes good use of irony, invoking it any way he can find it seems. Of course, both the characters actions and the setting of the stories are themselves ironic, but they are separate from the tragic irony the permeates his works. Blair seems to be fond of making situations as ironic as possible. In his book, evil usually wins and good perishes or becomes indistinguishable from the evil, entirely smashing expectations. In 1984 especially, every person and object and idea in the fictional world seems to have a manifestation in our own (Thomas 98). The Thought Police and Big Brother are similar to the CIA/NSA/FBI, and the telescreens seem a oddly recognizable mix of camera and TV. The female referred to in the passages is the main character’s love, also a secret Party-hater, but ignorant and unconcerned about truth and other such abstract concepts. “Often she was able to accept the official mythology, simply because the difference between truth and falsehood did not seem important to her” (Orwell 185). Another example is “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every pictures has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered” (Orwell 163).

These terrible quotes seem to be a parallel to our own world of translations and interpretations and reissuings and transformations. Indeed, the incredible similarities between the made-up Oceania of 1984 and our own, current, “real” 1997 seen shocking.

Another example of irony is that of the comparison between the fat, pink pigs and the human race in Animal Farm. The names of characters, too, seem ironic, with Napoleon being an obvious connection. And the use of “comrade” in both 1984 and Animal Farm in place of the word “friend” suggests a subtle distinction between a true friend, nonexistent, and the almost-pal “comrade”. “The Seven Commandments: Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. No animal shall wear clothes. No animal shall sleep in a bad. No animal shall drink alcohol. No animal shall kill any other. All animals are equal” (Orwell 33).

These rules of Animal Farm are an unsettling twist on the ten commandments, as well as the Constitution. When the pigs break every one of them, they rewrite them to please, being the smartest of all the inhabitants. Other animals, most of them illiterate, are satisfied by the pigs’ explanations and excuses, while the pigs walk on two legs, become greedy and fat, drink and produce liquor, sleep in beds, and other sacrilegious human behaviors. And the last Commandment- “All animals are equal”, becomes the now infamous and ingenious line “All animals are equal…but some are more equal than others.”

A further example of irony in Animal Farm is the contrast between the animal’s rousing songs, the first of which stood for the unity and friendship of the animals, the other of which was created by Napoleon for self-serving and egotistical purposes.

Soon or late the day is coming, Tyrant Man shall be o’erthrown
And the fruitful field of England shall be trod by beasts alone.
Rings shall vanish from our noses, and the harness from our back,
Bit and spur shall rust forever, cruel whips no more shall crack.
Riches more than mind can picture, wheat and barley, oats and hay,
Clover, beans, and magel-wurzels, shall be ours upon that day.
For that day we all must labor, though we die before it break,
Cows and horses, geese and turkeys, all must toil for freedom’s sake (Orwell 23).

Thou are the giver of all that creatures love,
Full belly twice a day, clean straw to roll upon,
Every beast great or small, sleeps at peace in his stall,
Thou watchest over all,
Comrade Napoleon!
Had I grown a suckling-pig, ere he had ever grown as big,
Even as a pint bottle or rolling pin,
He should have learned to be, faithful and true to thee,
Yes, his first squeak should be
“Comrade Napoleon!” (Orwell 91).

Notice the patriotic sound of the first song, the all for one and one for all feel, with the second being a clear “Ode to Napoleon” forced upon the other animals as a bow to their dominating and self-appointed lead and his hog associates.

Blair used setting to create a distance from reality while making the fiction seem similar enough to be believable (Lee 109). By creating or placing characters in different states, such as in the future or replaced by animals, the author underlines and emphasizes the points he is trying to make by transferring certain characteristics into the situation and changing, almost beyond recognition, the surrounding circumstances, names, and other features (Lee 113).

As shown in 1984, the core human natures and political philosophies are still in place, but the world is quite different from the world Blair knew. “They were the homes of the four ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided: the Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news; the Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with War; the Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order; an the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty” (Orwell 8).

Of course, none of these organizations are part of any government that I know of, and Newspeak is not a language (at least not an official one). But the four ironic Ministries, named in direct opposite to what they did, are similar to some our current agencies and bureaus. And Newspeak merely a composite language, created and described by George Orwell as a language with which it is quite near impossible to communicate any unorthodox or rebellious opinions, indeed a language in which most abstract concepts simply cease to exist (Orwell 255).

Again from 1984: “One day a chocolate ration was issued. There had been no such issue for weeks or months past. He remembered quite clearly that precious little morsel of chocolate. It was a two-ounce slab (they still talked about ounces in those days)…”

Chocolate and ounces, rations and issues make the commonplace slightly surreal and connect the imaginary with the existing.

A final example of unsettling setting is in Animal Farm, obviously an impossible creation (or is it?) with it’s speaking and very intelligent animals, some able to read and write and convince the others to help overthrown the evil human dictators. “No sentimentality, comrade!” cried Snowball, from whose wounds the blood was still dripping. “War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.”

“I have no wish to take life, not even human life,” repeated Boxer, and his eyes were full of tears (Orwell 49).

Sound familiar? Replace the words “human being” in Snowball’s quote with any number of ethnic or racial names, and you can begin to see the subtle but saddening parallels from Animal Farm to our own twisted world (Edward 74). Boxer, the hardworking but innocent horse, truly wishes he didn’t have to behave like such an “animal” and kill another being, if only a mere human. There is more humanity in many of the four-legged friends in Animal Farm than in many of our two-legged ones.

Eric Arthur Blair was an effective writer, using irony, character, and setting effectively and twisting them to be applicable to almost any time period, including this one. The universal message of his books, and his honest but somewhat depressing plot devices and conclusions may not make for the most enjoyable reading. But they are definitely thought-provoking and make us think about the foundations on which we as a species rest–government, religion, et cetera–and wonder about our nature and place in the scheme of things (Lee 77). And his works certainly cause a one to wonder if we or our world are any better that the tragically flawed persons and places presented. Hopefully, 1984 will never become reality, and we will continue to question authority, to think for ourselves, and to act in contrast to the pigs.

Eric Arthur Blair, a.k.a. George Orwell, lived a fascinating life and traveled throughout the world. He based much of his works on his ideas, political and philosophical, and on his travels and experiences.

For instance, the novel Burmese Days occurs within Burma, birthplace and homeland of Blair, where he discovered the terrible treatment of the native Indians. The book also contains links to his life through the eyes of the main character, a while sympathetic man probably based upon Orwell himself, known for his kindness to the natives in India (Reilly 108).

Another character direct from Blair’s life in the same book is a self-centered and selfish soldier, who Blair possibly based upon some of his fellow Imperial Indian Army men, Blair had joined the service, wanting to travel more, and wasn’t pleased with the whole experience (Reilly 109).

Animal Farm contained some no-so-obvious connections to Blair’s life. The characters are variously based upon composite personalities of country stereotypes, Russia through an Englishman’s eyes and vice versa (Reilly 118).

Also, Eric’s beliefs were similar to those of the martyr pigs, and he seemed to display himself most through Snowball, an intelligent but impractical pig, and through Major, who told the pigs of a better life and of the oppression they should resist.

However, 1984, Blair’s final work and published shortly before he died, seem to most “give away” Orwell (Lee 33). In that work, Orwell discusses his thinly veiled philosophy: that we are all alone (epistemic loneliness), and that human nature is to kill each other and ourselves, destroy everything we care about, and generally be pretty poor examples.

Eric must have been depressed writing the novel, seeing the misery we were putting our world through, and viewing the disguises of politics and religion as they gave us false hopes and crushed individuality. His fight against the oppressive Franco in the POUM is paralleled in Winston’s flee from the likewise oppressive Party and their restrictive ideologies (Reilly 122).

1984 also contains Blair’s ideas on religion and politics, basically that they were just illusions at best, responsible for much death and destruction as well as the constant regression we face as a world. Angered at anyone who dismissed his books as impossible or “nice little novel”, and equally as distraught by the massive amount of organizations, groups, militias, countries and people who proudly proclaimed vindication and support by Blair by confusing and misinterpreting his message, the author was willing to pass up a substantial offer by the Book of the Month Club to publish 1984, in favor of finding a publisher who would send it out complete and unedited. The Club rethought their original offer, having previously threatened to take out the section about the Underground Brotherhood manual as well as the Guide to Newspeak at the end, and the book was published in it’s original form.

Eric Arthur Blair drew upon a wide variety of people he met and places he visited in creating his books. The ideas and quotes from his made-up characters are uniquely Orwell, and the settings of his earlier nonfiction works are completely drawn from his life as a dishwasher, bum, and poor writer. Although he may not have found all of his characters in his life, many were inspired by normal people who interested the author and attempted to portray them accurately.

Works Cited and Consulted
Lee, Robert A. Orwell’s Fiction. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1968.
Orwell, George. 1984. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1949.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1946.
Orwell, George. Burmese Days. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1934.
Thomas, Edward. Orwell. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1965.

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3 Responses to “Comparing the Unique Characters of 1984, Animal Farm and Burmese Days”

  1. drkokogyi Says:

    Animal Farm (Present Myanmar version in English) Shwe Ba @ Dr San Oo Aung

    One of my favourite “fairy stories” is ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell. This is one of the educating books with a hidden message .This ANIMAL FARM somehow had a special place in my heart as a classics/satire reflecting our country. I have attempted the merging of the Animal Farm story into the Burma/Myanmar scene. I hope some one will be able to write the full adaptation of this animal firm in Burmese Language later.

    George Orwell (Eric Blair) was an Englishman born in Bengal and after graduated at Eton, England, he worked in Burma for five years with the British Imperial Colonial Police. He disliked social injustices and opposed both Capatilism and Communism. He passed away in 1984. He also wrote “Burmese Days”.

    Long long time ago there was a farm called Burma that had all types of animals living in it. Their animal instinct was so strong that even today when you stay in that farm called Myanmar you will find some of them still behave like bloody animals. As they say, you can take the animal out of the farm but you can never take the farm attitude out of the animal.

    The farm owner, who was popularly known as ‘The Empire’ was cruel to the animals. ‘The Empire’ treated all the animals very unfairly.

    ‘The Empire’ knew that they are not the original owner of the farm but had taken it by force. So they used many tactics to hold on the power. To ensure that the animals do not unite, ‘The Empire’ practiced a concept called ‘divide and rule’.

    He told the animals called Bamas that they are the original animals on the farm and all other animals are interlopers (Kalas and Uncivilized Hill Tribes in local animal terminology). ‘The Empire’ then brought in other types of animals from India and China for cheap labour. And while he put all the Bamas in one enclosure, he put the new animals in separate enclosures to ensure the animals do not mix and start becoming too friendly.

    ‘The Empire’ was actually very successful in his divide and rule strategy. ‘The Empire’ thought it would be a good idea if they started to teach some human tricks such as the alphabet and arithmetic and set up a college in Rangoon. They intended to produce a new breed of educated animals to work as Senior Civil Servants for them. Even if not, at least it would keep the animals occupied. And it was quaint seeing those animals dressed up like ‘The Empire’ and sitting in rows repeating after ‘The Empire’, ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘I’, ‘2′, ‘3′.

    But what ‘The Empire’ did not realise is, the Burmese started to become too smart for their own good. Some of the cleverer animals thought that it is not that difficult running a farm. Even we could do this, they said. So, one day, these cleverer animals gathered all the animals for a secret meeting and plotted how to drive ‘The Empire’ out so that the animals could take over the farm and run it themselves.

    ‘The Empire’ treats us animals as second class beings, said the cleverer Burmese. Whenever any animal refuses to listen or protests, it is locked up and separated from the other animals, said the cleverer Burmese. ‘The Empire’ is enjoying all the profits while we animals do all the work on the farm, said the cleverer Burmese. We animals came here first and should be the owners of this farm while ‘The Empire’, who just came here recently, takes over as if he owns this farm, said the cleverer animals. ‘The Empire’ is corrupt, said the cleverer Burmese. ‘The Empire’ does not practice equality, said the cleverer Burmese. If we animals take over this farm all animals will be treated equal, said the cleverer animals. All the animals became very excited at hearing this and they gleefully agreed to the idea. So they started to plot as to how to get rid of ‘The Empire’.

    In fact, later on, some of the Burmese with great vision got smarter than even ‘The Empire’ and some of the Burmese introduced a new idea to all the animals. The clever vision or concept of not accepting that the ‘The Empire’ were not the Masters and Burmese Animals are not the slaves. And they start calling themselves “The Master/Sir” in local Burmese dialect. These Master or Thakin group then started to revolt ‘The Empire’ with the help of Wild Pigmy animals, the desendents of the “Rising Sun” from the east. But those Easterners became too Cockey and showed all the cruel animal instints. So all the animals repelled those cruel animal masters with the help of the old masters ‘The Empire’.

    At the end all the animals from Burma Farm were united and they all prepared to revolt again and ‘The Empire’ understood that they were weak after the 2nd. Animal World War and have no choise but to give back the Farm to the original owners. ‘The Empire’ abandoned the farm so quickly he did not even have time to pack his things and he left everything behind for the animals to take over.

    Now the animals own the farm and the ‘The Empire’ no longer rules over them. But not all animals are clever. Some animals just follow the herd like normal animals do, while some animals are manipulative and use other animals for their own gain. So the cleverer animals got together and plotted on how they could now become just like ‘The Empire’ and get the other animals to work for them while they just rest and enjoy the fruits of these animals’ labour.

    The best leader all the animals loved, Good White Elephant King (called Saddan Sin Min) was assinated by a big Galon bird even before he was officially crowned. The plot was said to be incited by the deputy of the Sin Min, White Big Boar Master, Shoe Maung. Later while the different animals start quarrelling each group about their own territories. Some tigers start to urinate some of the tree trunks to mark their own territories. Foxes and wolves also follow the same restrictions to mark their own territories.

    So the Burma Farm’s Democratic Authority was forcefully taken over by White Wild Boar Master Shoe Maung with his cohort pigs declaring that they are saving the Burma Farm from disintegration into many small pieces. He was very clever smart and declared a vision for all the animals. “Our Animal’s Belief” and “Burmese Animal’s Way of Socialism”

    “Burmese Animal’s Way of Socialism”was actually a very clever idea. All the animal must work hard and they would get same profit. Rich animal’s shops, factories, properties were “animal-nationalized” and put into his Boar-pigs’ Army pocket. All the animal banks, animal training sc hools, animal movie cinamas etc are taken over the Wild Boar’s pig association of army. Because of the cruel Big Animal Socialist Association’s mismanagement the whole farm became power, no enough food, no leasures, no luxuries, and there were sporadic spread of animal diseases all the animals revolt and dethrown the Big Wild Boar.

    The daughter of the revered Saddan Sin Min, fighting Peacock princess was chosen to lead the animal kingdom. But the other Boars and Pigs Army who used to enjoy all the previliges took over the farm again. They renamed themselves SLORC/SPDC Boar Generals’ Animal mili tary government. And they put the famous princess peacock into animal jail and later confiment in her own cage.

    Whenever any animal wanted to embark on an enterprise, it would have to offer a 30% interest to the animal association known as SLORC/SPDC Boar Generals’ wives and another 20% to one of the local Pig Association. If any animal was to protest this, it would be locked away under their Animal Laws that they announce or update every week.

    Anyway, in the meantime, the SPDC Boar Pig group, who by now had learnt all British, Japanese, communist dirty tactics tried to learn further from a very famous Middle east desert country’s POISINOUS BEES’ Intelligent tricks by sending Burmese Animal agents disguised as going to learn to breed bees. Now after learning all the Inteligent Agencies tricks around the animal world, SPDC BOARS had now become quite clever, know how to enjoy even the fruits of the animals rebels’ black market trades and knowledge of collecting protecting or gate fees and to squeeze profit from animal popy growers and drugtrafficers. The the animals were doing all the work while SPDC Generals were getting rich and fat. While the corrupted Military cronies wine and dine the nation’s wealth away all the animals of the farm are almost starving to death.

    Some of the animals who voised that they were not happy with this were locked up under Panel Code Fish ( Fish in Burmese also means five) by the cleverer animals from Boars pigs army, just like the old master ‘The Empire’ did before. But all the animals now learnt that The old master ‘The Empire’ were gentlemen and humane and present SLORC goons are cruel animals and treated the animal prisoners very badly. Especially Political animal prisoners were well treated by ‘The Empire’ but the present SPDC goons treated the political animal prisoners worse than the criminal animals. Soon the protest died down as the animals were very terrified of being locked up. You see, animals like wide open spaces where they are free to roam. They don’t like being locked up. The very thought of being locked up cows the animals into submission and silence. And as you know, cows always follow the herd. This is called herd mentality.

    Now the animals realised that the cleverer animals were now worse than ‘The Empire’. Some of the older animals that still remembered the days when ‘The Empire’ was running the farm actually longed for those good old days again. But it was too late. ‘The Empire’ or their cousin Americans were now gone and would never return. And anyone who plotted with ‘The Empire’ or USA would be regarded as a traitor and would be slaughtered and his meat sold to the market.

    In the Burma/Myanmar version of Animal Farm, Ne Win and Than Shwe would be equivalent to one of the prize Berskhire Boars mentioned in George Orwell’s version. The Myanmar Military and Kyant Pyut as the pigs with the ruling clique in SPDC Junta being the Berkshire boars; the non-army people are all the other animals such as the horses, goats, chickens, geese, etc. NLD U Tin Oo corresponds to Snowball who was kicked out of Army just like Snowball was kicked out of Animal Farm. General Aung San may be honoured as Saddan Sin Min or His Royal Highness White Elephant. His daughter Daw Aung San Su Kyi would be a “Fearless Fighting Peacock Princess”.

    Junta ass-licking journalists from mainstream newspapers represents Squealer, the pig in Animal Farm which always spin stories to convince the other animals that what the pigs do is always right….And of course the Military IntelligenceI, BSI, and the police are the dogs of Myanmar Junta let loose to terrorise all the o ther animals into submission..

    Finally in Animal Farm ruled by successive Myanmar Animal Army leaders: ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS….

    Because of the history lessons learnt from the British-empire’s successfull implementation of the ‘Divide’ and ‘Rule’ concept, even after more than 58 years of independent Myanmar Military is still copying that GAME PLAN OF DIVIDE AND RULE.

    There are greedy animals which joined Myanmar Animal Socialist Party, Animal Kyant Phut, Animal Maternity Child Welfare Associations to get power, to get protection and to be rich. Look, if you were the friends and relatives of the Animal Military or the above Animal Associations, you could get land , given petrol permits, permits to buy various goods, contracts e.t.c.

    All are equal, but some are more equal than others. Many animals are descriminated depend on their skin colour, the corner of the Animal Firm they are born, their race, religion. Some animal groups are descriminated because they are not the original species but their great great grandfathers had migrated to the Myanmar/Burma from neighbouring farms long time ago. They even could not get the basic animal rights as the residence of Myanmar Animal Firm.

    All the Animals migrated out the Burma/Myanmar now know that once an animal is accepted as the adoptive member in any new firm, they were accorded all the same basic animal rights as the original animals, at least on paper.

    Today, a handful of the cleverer animals are now running the farm while the others do all the work on the farm. The cleverer animals are given a special name so that you could recognise them from the normal animals. They are called Myanmar Animal Army and ex-Army animals. and many are Ministers, Directors, Managers supervisors e.t.c. above all the animals.. All the working animals are called Civilian MyanmarAnimals. And the Myanmar Animal Army own all the wealth and monopolized all the permits and contracts of the farm.

    Today, we can see the very rich Army Generals that got fat on the toil and sweat of the ordinary working Myanmar animals. Animal Junta Generals are used to have the overdose of power and wealth that intoxicates and corrupts their animal soul. The Chief Boars used to get Rabies or some times Mad Cow’s disease and became megalomaniac.

    First Chief Boar Chief Master Shoe Maungg tried to marry into old ex-Royal Burmese family but failed. Second Boar Chief got Mad Cow’s disease and claimed that he was Kyansittha. Present Chief Boar is claiming to be the desendent of the last Burmese King Thi Paw but as a desendent he could not get the full two syllables of the last King’s name but the last one “PAW” only, which means in local Burmese Animal language to be crazy.

    The Chief Big Boar’s one crony pig became filthy rich that he imported two civilian version of the American Animal Army Jeeps, he used one and give one to his unofficial brother-in-law who happens to be Big Boar Chief’s son. That big crony even bought and give two helicopters to the Animal Army Government. Actually that was just a peanut for him when he got the monopoly to supply all the Animal Military supplies for Burma Animal Farm Army from Russia Animal Farm Army.

    But the ordinary animals even have to giveup the balanced diet of Protein for a long time and some even could not even have regular rice to eat but have to buy the bottled rice water for their meal.

    But all the other animals dare not do anything about this because those animals dare to question or demonstrate are repeatedly mass slaughtered and already sold out their meat. Some of the animals are now suffering long term confinements in animal jails. So the rest are all struggling with their miserable lives earning just to survive. The wheels of the economy are slowing down, earning power is less and cost of living is sky high but continues to rise daily so much that a lot of animals legally and illegally moved out of the farm to other farms. Some working and many illegally in other farms around the world.

    In 1967 The Boars slaughtered a lot of Pandas who originated from the Nothern Sina Farm just with some minor excuse of showing support to the Nothern Dragon King.

    And that Boars repeatedly sacrifice many Camels and destroyed their Bedoin Tents just to divert the attention of the discontented animals who are angry with the Boars. And according to the divide and rule policy they learned from their old masters, they repeatedly created numerous problems among the different animal groups. Because most of the animals are reluctant to fight with their friend s or sa me species, the Boars smear charcoal on the face of the animals so that they could not recognize each other.

    So during the White Monkey Calander of 8888 the animals revolted and got some progress. Many animals inside and outside were wishing for the another revolt in the year of 9999 according to the same White Monkey Calander, but it was fizzled out.

    Now some animals including me are hoping for a final assault on 666 date which is comming soon. Most of the animals wish to avoid blood shed among the animals and are hoping for the Wild Boars and Pigs for repentance in time because the whole world’s animal political pressure. The pressure comes from neighbours Animal Soliditary group called Animal Slaughter Ending Animal Nations or asean, United States of Animals and Uninated Nations (of animals).

    If the SPDC Boar Junta failed to give way for the coalation Government led by the Fighting Peacock Princess, Burma Farm’s animals anger combined with the whole world animals pressure would annihilate all the Boars Generals. And it may not be a happy ending for the Boars Generals but anyway all the different animals of Burma Farm would happily live ever after that revolution.

    Shwe Ba

    * I hereby apologize if any one feels offended by this version of Animal Story calling ourselves and some of the beloved leaders as animals. Please understand that it is a satire story only.

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