Here I am, Comrades, standing in front of you on this fine Sunday morning rested and relaxed while you are all tired and worn out. And why is that, Comrades? It’s because you work Monday all the way through Saturday from dawn to dusk doing miserable, laborious, and backbreaking work. But the pigs, oh the pigs, they don’t work. They sit around and watch you and tell you what to do, but they never work. In fact, they don’t do anything except boss us all around and tell us lies about what they are actually doing. Remember the 7 commandments? The one that says we are all supposed to be equal?
Well right now, that isn’t happening because Napoleon and the other pigs are bettering their education, telling you lies so you will believe anything they say, they have even stopped letting you help make decisions about the farm. Does that seem like equality to you? I apologize for being a part of that once. I have seen the error in my ways and I am here to make it up to you, with the windmill. If we build the windmill, you will have to work only 3 days a week, maybe even less, and the work you do will be the easiest work you can imagine.
The rest of the time you can spend relaxing or improving your education. With the windmill, the farm will be industrialized, meaning we will be able to have machines that can do most of the work for us. You will be able to have warmth and light in the stalls all year round. This will take some time to build, Comrades, maybe a year, maybe two. But believe me, an industrialized farm, electricity and warmth for the stalls, and only 3 days of work and time to improve your education is worth it. Do you like all the hard work you do each day, Comrades?
Are you tired of being tired at the end of each day? I know I would be. It’s not fair to you to work day after day from dawn to dusk doing all the tedious work that you do. But, if we build the windmill we can bring electricity to the farm and build machines to do all the work for us. We can have a circular saw, chaff-cutter, mangel slicer, electric milking machine, threshing machines, ploughs, harrows, rollers, reapers, binders… Anything we can think of, Comrades! With all this, we would work a lot less and what little work we actually do will be extremely less tedious.
We will be able to relax during the day, while all the machines even more work in one day then we will be able to do in one month. And to power all these machines, we will use electricity generated from the windmill. Another thing we can do with the electricity is put lights in the stalls and put heaters in the stalls to make them warm in the winter. This is something that Napoleon has because he is living in Mr. Jones house. If we really are supposed to be equal, why can’t we all have light and heat?
The light in the stalls will help us be able to see better when it is dark outside or just to have on to make everything brighter. Having the heat in the stalls will make it warmer during the winter time so that we won’t freeze and so we can stay healthy. I guarantee you, during the winter Napoleon will stay up in the comfortable house of Mr. Jones and make us still do all the work and then leave us to sleep in the cold at night. But if we build the windmill, then we can stay warm during the day and night and not have to leave the barn as much.
And while you are staying warm in the barn during winter, you can be relaxing and improving your education. And you don’t just have to do it in the winter. With the windmill, we will only have 3 days maximum that we will need to work. On our days off, Comrades, you will be able to relax and learn more as well. This is one of the reasons Napoleon doesn’t want the windmill because he doesn’t want you to become smarter. He doesn’t want you to be able to figure what he’s telling you isn’t true and he doesn’t want you to be able to stand up to him.
But if you use your extra time to learn, then you will be able to stand up to Napoleon and see through all of his lies. So here I am, Comrades, standing in front of you on this fine Sunday morning rested and relaxed while you are all tired and worn out. I have told you why we need to build the windmill, why we will have to work really hard in order to build it, why we will all be thankful once it is built. We will no longer have to do doing miserable, laborious, and backbreaking work from dawn to dusk every day because you will have machines to do the work for us.
We will no longer have to deal with dark and cold stalls while the other pigs are living in the lap of luxury because the electricity from the windmill will give us lights and heaters. We will no longer have any time to rest because with only 3 days a week that we have to work we can relax. And we will no longer go uneducated because we will be able to improve our knowledge. As you know, Napoleon doesn’t want this because he wants to be able to control every aspect of our lives. I stand here telling you to go against his wishes and build the windmill so that we will be able to have some power on this farm.