You will find this column by Lord Monckton to be very informative as it examines the similarities and differences between Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" and the real world of today:
Prescient though Ayn Rand was, she could not have foreseen the sheer, staggering number of deaths caused directly by socialism in its various hateful, hate-filled forms over the past century.So, who is John Galt? You won't find that out in this commentary and blog post. You'll have to read "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand to find out. But at the same time, you may just learn that there may be a very nefarious reason why the Obama administration fears tea partiers more than ISIS. Just sayin'...
And now these murderous creatures propose to establish no less than a totalitarian world government, with overriding powers of taxation, of regulation and of enforcement. There is to be a new climate court to bring to heel the few nations whose leaders have found the courage to speak out against the screeching harpies of environmentalist socialism.
In the past, those who wanted to escape national or international socialism could escape from Germany or Russia or China. But, when very nearly every nation on Earth has signed the new and tyrannous Treaty of Paris, where shall we go, those of us in whose breast still burns that flame of freedom?
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Who is John Galt?
Last year, the Ayn Rand Institute was kind enough to send me a copy of "Atlas Shrugged," the masterwork of that great prophetess of liberty and of free markets. I read all 1,100 pages in two days. For, although the novel has a powerful political message, and one that America is ignoring at her peril, it…