Posts Tagged ‘Galt’

It has been a while since I’ve discussed Ayn Rand, but it appears that she won’t go away.  Beyond the fact that she apparently accepted social security and medicare, a terrible-looking movie is being made based on Atlas Shrugged.  Actually, two movies are being made because the story (like the final Harry Potter and The Hobbit) just cannot be told in a single film.  On the other hand, they may have just needed two movies to contain all of the terrible dialog (“They are not getting my metal!”) and ridiculous plot conventions contained in the book.  For example, the first movie appears to focus on Taggart’s relationship with Reardon.  The fact that Taggart leaves Reardon for Galt and Reardon understands because Galt is just a better capitalist is probably saved for the second movie.  Regardless, when I first saw the trailer I thought that it was some sort of joke due to how bad it seems the movie will be.  But you don’t have to take my word for it:

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Loss of liberty

You may have noticed that since Obama took office some have cried that we are one step away from a totalitarian regime in which we have neither liberty nor freedom.  Some have even decided to go Galt, curtailing their incomes to stick it to the taxman.  Noted pundit J. Stewart examines the allegations below.

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