Monday, November 2, 2009

Are we John Galt?

It may not be as thick as the PelosiCare bill, but Atlas Shrugged is an evidently timeless piece of capital conceptualism wound tightly in a book thick enough to crack a toe. The world of Ayn Rand's heroine, Dagny Taggart, so easily resembles today's emotional egotists in government, you wonder if the woman had powers of prognostication.
Ayn, what do we do next?

The answer is in the book. And since I have friends in the middle of reading Atlas Shrugged, I won't spoil the ending. Or the middle. Or the beginning, for that matter.

Reason.TV is discussing Rand and her ideas, which I completely agree with minus her views on religion and God (which, sadly, were completely misconstrued). Reason leads you to believe in God, not attempt to ignore Him. Good luck with that, by the way.



"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."


Ayn Rand
author of Atlas Shrugged
(1905-1982)

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