Saturday, March 01, 2008

Who is John Galt?


Last night I watched another depressing foreign film. "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu", is a film that chronicles the last three days of an elderly Hungarian widower under socialized medicine in Hungary. Anyone who thinks a state sponsored single-payer plan is the answer to the U.S. private insurance system should watch this film.

I think I'm seeing the scenario of Atlas Shrugged played out before my eyes. I'm starting to see Who is John Galt? graffiti. I read Atlas Shrugged as a young adult and if there was an abridged version I'd read it again. Thirteen hundred pages, and very verbose, it is a must read at least once. I've linked to Wickipedia for those who want more information about John Galt and Ayn Rand. For now I'm keeping my eyes peeled for Who is John Galt bumper stickers around Asheville.

3 comments:

Favela Cranshaw said...

I think it's time for the "Where is John Galt?" bumperstickers.

Thomas said...

Officer Barbrady on Southpark: "Yes at first I was happy to be learning how to read, it seemed exciting and magical, but then I read this, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, I read every word of this garbage and because of this pos I'm never reading again!"

Mister G said...

I loved the book, as well as The Fountainhead. I like Rand's promotion of individualism and reason, and her denunciation of collectivism.