Friday, April 29, 2011

33 ways to encourage atlas to shrug

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Survivalblog | Ayn Rand's 1957 novel "Atlas Shrugged" is enjoying renewed popularity following the release of the new Atlas Shrugged movie. Rand's story describes a group of American industrialists that lose patience with onerous regulation and taxation, and "shrug"--disappearing from their normal lives to relocate to a hidden valley called Galt's Gulch. While this tale is fictional, it has some strong parallels to modern-day America. And despite the fact that Ayn Rand was an atheist and favored legalized abortion, she was a good judge of both character and the inevitable tendencies of elected governments. When I consider the regulatory and tax burdens that have been implemented in my lifetime--I was born in 1960--I believe that Rand had amazing prescience. Let's face it: We no longer live in a free market capitalist nation. At best, it could called a "mixed" economy with statist tendencies, and verging on socialism.

Reading the news headlines in recent months has led me to believe that the Galt's Gulch concept has a lot of merit. If The Powers That Be wanted to encourage the Atlases of the world to shrug, they couldn't have done a better job. What is the best way to get the most productive Citizens of our nation to go on strike, and retreat to "gulches"? Consider the following "to do" list for those whom Ayn Rand called "The Destroyers":


John Kurman said...

Not only do I encourage these self-styled "produceers" to go hide up inside their little Shangri-La-holes, I would forcibly remove them there at bayonet point.

Hell, I'll give them the whole state of Arizona, minus, you know, the all of the subsidized public works and societal support structures built by the so-called "parasite and looter" classes over the past two hundered years. That means buidling a big wall around Arizona, and diverting all water and power sources, which is only fair.

Without all the Rand cult's magical devices such as the static electricity power generator (and all the obese female slaves in corduroy pants rubbing their thighs together), Smart Money says complete breakdown of civilities within a month, rampant cannibalism and mandatory serial buggering within a year.

Identical black shirts, sweat pants, brand new black and white Nike Windrunner athletic shoes, a square purple cloth draped over the face and torso, five dollars and three quarters in the pocket frames the portrait perfectly. Good fucking riddance...

DD said...

What is the best way to get the most extractive Citizens of our nation to go on strike, and retreat to "gulches"

Here JWR, I fixed it for you.

CNu said...

Why, you little maggots! You make me want to vomit! You goddam communist heathens, you had best sound off that you love the Virgin Mary... or I'm gonna stomp your guts out! Now you do love the Virgin Mary, don't you?!

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