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'Atlas Shrugged': A strike for freedom
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 10/21/2012 3:20:24 AM

“I won’t be a slave.”Those are the words of Dagny Taggart, the protagonist of Ayn Rand’s classic dystopian novel “Atlas Shrugged,” and now Part 2 of the serial film adaptation.The way you interpret Taggart’s words will probably determine whether you agree with the critics (who almost universally hated this movie) [SNIP] If you think that being a slave means working voluntarily for a corporation or employer and then complaining about the job because your boss makes more than you do (or makes you work hard for your money), then you won’t understand this movie.

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Why you should go to see "Atlas Shrugged" — no matter what some MSM critic said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: beamer, 10/21/2012 5:26:05 AM     (No. 8949388)

I read Atlas Shrugged many years ago. It helped form my conservative views. Liberals hate it for exposing their stupid philosophy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/21/2012 5:29:55 AM     (No. 8949390)

Great synopsis.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/21/2012 5:30:39 AM     (No. 8949392)

I liked the casting in this movie. I thought the characters were more age appropriate. Maybe they'll stick with them in the next of the series.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 10/21/2012 9:09:42 AM     (No. 8949669)

The last public comment on this article says it all. Rather than support those who risk everything to make money, pay taxes and better the lives of their employees (and themselves), this commentor berates the oil companies.

He is one of the Takers who wants a share of other's wealth without expending the effort.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/21/2012 10:09:32 AM     (No. 8949841)

This movie and the entire story shoves Lib politics where the sun don't shine! How's that loving feeling working out for you Libs?

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