People who are smarter deserve more than others.  

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This is a very debatable statement.  Since this statement is in the topic of Animal Farm, you are probably referring the the rhetoric of Squealer.  In the beginning of the rebellion, the animals realize that mysteriously the milk and apples disappear.  Later it is discovered that the pigs have been eating and drinking.  This could have been very damaging to the pigs' leadership.  So, Squealer spins his rhetoric.  He says that pigs actually do not even like milk and apples, but science has proven that there are certain nutrients in them that pigs need to think.  So, the pigs have sacrificially been consuming them to do their work. The alternative is to have the pigs fail in their job and having Jones come back.

Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples. Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back!

Superficially these words make sense, but it is completely unhanded and evil.  The pigs do not deserve more, just because they are smarter.  Every animal has played an important role.  For example, without Boxer nothing on the farm would get done.  Moreover, this idea of favoring the pigs belies the fundamental principle of Animalism - "All animals are equal." 


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