Do 'Animal Farm,' 'The Jungle' remind you of anyone?

2012-11-18T00:00:00Z Do 'Animal Farm,' 'The Jungle' remind you of anyone?
November 18, 2012 12:00 am

In George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm," the pigs state to the other animals, as they appoint themselves, that some of us are more equal than others. Translated for ourselves, the very rich people must enjoy more privileges.

Read between the lines. Which political party embraces this? I think we all know: the Republic Conservatives. Their agenda will decimate the middle class. Their agenda is to privatize Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Upton Sinclair's novel "The Jungle," printed in the early 1900's reveals the barons and the working conditions in the Chicago stockyards. The elite cared about nothing more than money. Fast forward. Does this letter remind of anyone?

The choice is up to us. I am proud to be a 99 percenter.

- Martin Lindahl, Crown Point

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