Animal Colony: A cautionary tale for today
Animal Colony A cautionary tale for today Author:Dr. Thomas Allen Rexroth, Mark Andrew Olsen At the dawn of a killer colonial winter, starving and desperate to live, a brave band of Animals escape the tyranny of their human Masters. Led by a visionary stallion, they brave miles of wilderness and a treacherous river crossing to start a homeland of their own--Animal Colony. There, they find freedom and prosperity... for a while. But a sed... more »uctive and destructive belief system invades Animal Colony. The humble beasts must then learn to tell truth from enticing lie, or risk losing everything for which they've fought and bled.« less
While this is definitely not the classic Animal Farm, this short little allegory presents quite clearly how liberty and freedom get diluted then distorted by the use of language that tries to manipulate "we the animals" by their leaders. The only thing that would have improved this little gem is if the first half of the book had been condensed and the second half had been expanded. It all comes to an end so furiously and quickly that it leaves the reader questioning just how this could have happened so fast. Perhaps that is exactly what the authors intended in this too-true cautionary tale.