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Old 07-20-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Who is John Galt?

Well, I know the answer because I just got done hauling my ass through almost 1200 pages of Ayn Rand literature. Yum.



You guys may ridicule Rand because she believes in capitalism, something unpopular these days. You may ridicule Rand because she believes in rational selfishness, something even more unpopular today. You may ridicule Rand because she believes that there is an objective morality, the subject of morality being a taboo subject these days.

In the end, while I live in my world of Romanticism and heroes, you live in your self-sacrificial world of peace-preaching Southern Baptist preachers and skinny Indian men who claim to have found Nirvana. You believe that unproductiveness due to unselfishness is a virtue, whereas I believe it is pure evil.

Fear not. For Atlas will take no more of the looters and the second-handers. He realizes it is better for him to give you the world you desire and watch you attempt to enjoy it. Who is John Galt?

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Old 07-20-2009, 05:42 PM   #2
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Re: Who is John Galt?

I almost put this book on my Deserted Island list because it was long (640,000 words) and I'm interested in reading it.

Then I remembered Mission Earth is 2,000,000+ words and at least what I have read of it kept me entertained.

Regardless, my interest remains so I'll probably one day read it.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:44 PM   #3
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Re: Who is John Galt?

It is definitely the most epic and heroic book I have ever read. The hero, John Galt, never compromises with his enemies. He is the ideal man in the face of evil and irrationality.
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Re: Who is John Galt?

I think Ayn Rand sucks based on the quote that was in your sig a while back. It was pretty stupid, if I recall correctly. And I was just being a dick because you wouldn't shutty about ayn rand shit all the time, even in threads full of awesome that didn't warrant trolling. =D

Though, honestly, I sorta agree with the selflessness = bullshit type stance she takes, if I'm understanding it right. Which I might not be, since I haven't ever read any of her shit myself. One does need to be selfish, in a way, to achieve happiness. That doesn't mean you have to actually be selfish as it's seen in a negative light though. If you're helping people, then you're likely doing it because that is what YOU want to do. If you love someone then it's because it's who you want to love. It makes you feel good. Etc. So if that is what she was going for there, then I agree with that.

I could even agree that logic and reason can be used to define an objective morality. I can usually come up with a logical stance on most scenarios I encounter, after all. So I don't see why it'd be impossible.

I don't care either way about economic shit, as I think that shit is boring as fuck. I'm sorta against the concept of democracy though, since the whole majority vote thing seems dumb to me considering the majority themselves are usually pretty dumb and uninformed. But Ayn Rand seems to be against that too, based on some quotes I read of her, so eh.

If she was hotter I'd probably be a fan. =D
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:21 PM   #5
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WHY DID I OPEN THIS THREAD =/

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Old 07-20-2009, 06:57 PM   #6
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Re: Who is John Galt?

I don't ridicule Ayn Rand. I ridicule the white suburban children who read her books and start spouting someone else's philosophy.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #7
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I rather read watchmen.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:03 PM   #8
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:18 PM   #9
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Re: Who is John Galt?

I did not know that.

Nor do i know what train am riding now.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:23 PM   #10
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Actually cock face, the train is riding you.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:27 PM   #11
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Her name is "candy"..and she wants you too.
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Referring to yourself in the third person won't deter bal.
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