(a parallel for windmills on Cape Cod)

There is a movement about these days - promoted by environmental groups - to take broad swaths of public and private land and fill them with windmills as an alternate source of energy. There are plans for 130 wind-turbines 40 stories tall, spreading over 24 square miles, to be erected along the Nantucket area of Massachusetts. This area is precious for Americans because it was here that pilgrims from the Mayflower landed in 1620. It is also, coincidently, the home of two of America's greatest foes of Communism, John and Robert Kennedy.

Windmills on Cape Cod can be viewed as symbolic of Communism's take-over of America, just as the building of the windmill in Animal Farm was. ~ Jackie Jura

Here's an excerpt from Chapter V, Animal Farm, by George Orwell:

"...In the long pasture, not far from the farm buildings, there was a small knoll which was the highest point on the farm. After surveying the ground, Snowball declared that this was just the place for a windmill, which could be made to operate a dynamo and supply the farm with electrical power. This would light the stalls and warm them in winter, and would also run a circular saw, a chaff-cutter, a mangel-slicer, and an electric milking machine. The animals had never heard of anything of this kind before (for the farm was an old-fashioned one and had only the most primitive machinery), and they listened in astonishment while Snowball conjured up pictures of fantastic machines which would do their work for them while they grazed at their ease in the fields or improved their minds with reading and conversation.

Within a few weeks Snowball's plans for the windmill were fully worked out. The mechanical details came mostly from three books which had belonged to Mr. Jones One Thousand Useful Things to Do About the House, Every Man His Own Bricklayer, and Electricity for Beginners. Snowball used as his study a shed which had once been used for incubators and had a smooth wooden floor, suitable for drawing on. He was closeted there for hours at a time. With his books held open by a stone, and with a piece of chalk gripped between the knuckles of his trotter, he would move rapidly to and fro, drawing in line after line and uttering little whimpers of excitement. Gradually the plans grew into a complicated mass of cranks and cog-wheels, covering more than half the floor, which the other animals found completely unintelligible but very impressive.

...The whole farm was deeply divided on the subject of the windmill. Snowball did not deny that to build it would be a difficult business. Stone would have to be carried and built up into walls, then the sails would have to be made and after that there would be need for dynamos and cables. (How these were to be procured, Snowball did not say.) But he maintained that it could all be done in a year. And thereafter, he declared, so much labour would be saved that the animals would only need to work three days a week...

Benjamin was the only animal who did not side with either faction. He refused to believe either that food would become more plentiful or that the windmill would save work. Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on that is, badly." ~ end quoting from Animal Farm.

WINDMILLS ARE GREEN STALINISM (hundreds of miles of ancient countryside & shoreline will be disfigured). Telegraph, Jul 24, 2004


GULLIVER DESCRIBES GM AGRICULTURE (He had a very convenient Mill within Half a Mile of his House, turned by a Current from a large River, and sufficient for his own Family as well as a great Number of his Tenants...). Apr 24, 2004. Go to 9.Keeping Masses Down & 15.Life in Oceania


Jackie Jura
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