Sunday, July 7, 2013
Who Is John Galt?
That I was exposed to Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead before it during my college years probably innoculated me to a certain extent against the insidious global-statism promoted as accepted thought in academe. My professors publicly mocked the 'New World Order' in class but quietly covered up for the criminals after hours. I was to learn roughly 2 decades later that supposedly 'liberal' academics were aware of the Bush family's Nazi money-laundering activities during World War II but in fact SAT on that information...information that would have prevented that brood of vipers and thieves from getting elected as town dog catcher, much less allow 2 presidents to slither in through their ranks. It wasn't until I was firmly esconced among the 'black copter crowd' that I would understand that left and right were merely cheeks around the same fascist asshole. An asshole that strangles intelligence, innovation and ingenuity throughout all walks of life - the academic, the corporate, the political and the personal. It is THIS vampiric system from which I seek to free myself. And from which to free my brethren. 'Unplug them from the Matrix,' as it were.
It is my own personal suspicion that Ayn Rand liberally borrowed from the personage of Nikola Tesla to flesh out the character of John Galt. At least in regards to the intellectual brilliance AND vocations of choice for the character. John Galt invented a motor that drew electricity from the ambient environment - a 'free energy' system. Nikola Tesla was often credited with developing similar technologies. Where Galt and Tesla differed is in their approach, and ultimately in the manner of their ends. Tesla wanted to share his free energy creations with the world to elevate mankind; this was NOT in the interests of the insipid 'robber baron' anti-capitalist swine who dominated the political and business landscape of his day. They shut him out, minimized his achievements, prevented him from securing what he needed to continue his research, and he died alone and poor after playing an inestimable role in kick-starting the modern era. John Galt, however, took an opposite approach, and in retrospect the approach he took in Atlas Shrugged makes sense in a 'Why didn't Tesla do it like this' kind of way.
John Galt REALLY sticks it to the poobahs when he takes his pre-Timothy Leary dropout roadshow to the people. He convinces the movers and the shakers one-by-one that there is no way to fix the terminally cancerous social order from within, and that it needs to collapse from its own internal inconsistencies before the people can be free again. Sort of like what happened with the collapse of the Soviet empire, only with a complete institutional enema, not just a name change from the communist party to the Russian mob. But again, I digress. These 'men of the mind' all resettled in Galt's Gulch, leaving their fortunes and estates behind for the government vultures to pillage while they opted to start fresh, making an honest, downsized living as free individuals. HOPELESSLY TARDY SPOILER ALERT - Eventually the great ponzi schemes of the state and its corporate collaborator minions fall apart and society utterly collapses. THEN the 'men of the mind' come out from Galt's Gulch and into a world that finally might appreciate what they have to offer. Who is John Galt? I AM John Galt. I AM Spartacus. YOU are John Galt. YOU are Spartacus - if you choose to be. Our criminal ruling aristocracy uses the prison societies of 1984 and Brave New World as a roadmap for the future. I reject that roadmap, and choose the path to Galt's Gulch instead...now who's with me?