When Napoleon violently seizes power, he quickly justifies his takeover by falsely denouncing his former ally and fellow revolutionary, Snowball, as a human-sympathizer and enemy of Animalism.In fact, he continuously retells the story of Snowball’s “treachery” until Snowball’s role in the Rebellion and subsequent founding of Animal Farm has been completely effaced.When written commandments prove too difficult for many of the animals, the pigs synthesize them into a single, brief catchphrase: “Four legs good, two legs bad.” The slogan inspires the animals to adore their leaders rather than fear them, and by repeating it they deepen their commitment to the pigs.Boxer, the loyal cart-horse, continuously reaffirms his faith in the pigs’ judgment by repeating the slogan “Napoleon is always right” in addition to his usual mantra, “I will work harder.” The animals eventually use the pigs’ slogans to police themselves, such as when several animals protest Napoleon’s decision to begin trading farm products to humans.Though they are initially silenced by “a tremendous growling from the dogs,” the tension isn’t dissolved until the sheep break into a collective recital of “‘Four legs good, two legs bad!
But the slogan was largely a derivative of President Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign mantra, which was "Let's Make America Great Again."Critics questioned what Trump had meant with the word "again." For some, it has been interpreted as a call to return to a time when civil rights for minorities and women had yet to be won; others saw it as perhaps a battlecry to disengaged white voters.
Although unsettled, their misgivings melt away as soon as the sheep chime in with “their usual bleating” of Animal Farm’s primary maxim, “‘Four legs good, two legs bad,’” which they chant for “several minutes” until the possibility of discussion has passed.
Of course, not all political rhetoric is categorically bad—we see the rousing affect Old Major’s song “The Beasts of England” has on the animals and how it prompts them to overthrow the tyrant Farmer Jones and create their own government.
The event included business people who praised Trump for the corporate tax cuts that allowed their enterprises to flourish in the past half year. You are all truly making American great again," Trump said. That was a slogan that seemed to have worked, I tell you what. We don't want to be threatening." https://t.co/4PDB3Aj8Kb pic.twitter.com/HY6Fj ROYr G— World News Tonight (@ABCWorld News) June 29, 2018Trump's comment stood in stark contrast to the proclamation he made during his inauguration, one that echoed his stances during the 2016 campaign."From this moment on, it's going to be America First," the freshly sworn-in president said.
"Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families."Later in his comments, Trump said: "America will start winning again, winning like never before."He also said: "We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.