The problem with “Going John Galt”

is that you actually have to BE John Galt for it to work.  Otherwise, at best you’re an ideologue making a few (potentially accurate) points — at worst, you’re this other creature, known colloquially as “a bum.”

These guys and gals?  Nice folks, but they’re not John Galt, either.

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  1. blackpine

     /  March 9, 2009

    Have you ever noticed that the ayn-randies as a group, tend to think of themselves as the dominant forces with their narrative? It’s like the anarchists who saw the Road Warrior, and thought that if anarchy came, they would Max. It never occurs to them that they would be the femboy in the assless chaps on the back of the bad guy’s motorcycle.

    So, every person there, being a member of our modern service economy, doesn’t actually make anything, or provide a crucial service. “If you don’t stop stepping on our toes, we will stop writing for the Economist!”

  2. Yes, in fact, I have noticed. Most of them haven’t figured out that ruthless bastards with sufficient willpower will outdo lazy slackness every time.

    But catching the clue would involve a near-fatal blow to said hyperinflated self-esteem, so…


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