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Is Barack Obama John Galt?
Powerline, by John Hinderacker

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Posted By:previouslyon24, 7/28/2014 11:48:56 AM

In her polemical novel Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand imagines a world in which the most productive citizens–business magnates, mostly, creators of wealth and generators of progress–go on strike. Tired of being blamed for the world’s ills by parasitic liberals in the press, academia, popular culture and government, they quit. The result is chaos and disaster. John Galt is the mysterious figure who inspires the revolt of the wealth creators. On first impression, one would say that Barack (“You didn’t build that”) Obama is the anti-John Galt.

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The analogies keep coming.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/28/2014 12:11:15 PM     (No. 9943157)

"Ayn Rand imagines a world in which the most productive citizens–business magnates, mostly, creators of wealth and generators of progress–go on strike."

Ain´t nothin´ "productive" about Mr. Obama...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: AisA, 7/28/2014 12:18:53 PM     (No. 9943175)

O is proving the that the gaza problem will again show that supporting the lunacy of hamas proves that the support of isreal is the right thing to do...


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Reply 3 - Posted by: mathman, 7/28/2014 12:20:42 PM     (No. 9943180)

Zippy is the anti-Galt.
He has never produced anything.
Maybe a race riot or two.
Perhpaps a few thousand murders in Chicago.
Otherwise, nothing.
Ayn Rand will get no medals from the regime.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: QRP, 7/28/2014 12:36:28 PM     (No. 9943209)

I think Wesley Mouch is a better fit. And yes - Wesley´s foreign policy would be about the same as Obama´s.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Skywise, 7/28/2014 12:41:26 PM     (No. 9943215)

Bad analogy. There´s no world government to go Galt from. America can and has acted as an individual entity to help the world.

Obama isn´t abdicating Americas position, he´s following to the letter socialist ideologies about world governance and expecting the other nations to share the problems like a good ant colony.

Only to realize the world is full of grasshoppers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cog, 7/28/2014 12:45:12 PM     (No. 9943226)

All of this seems so hopeless. Maybe if
memorizing "I, Pencil" were made mandatory for voters we might have a chance.
"I, Pencil" is an essay written by Leonard E. Read. If you haven´t read it, please do, and please recommend it to your children and grandchildren.
http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jglas, 7/28/2014 1:47:50 PM     (No. 9943278)

Obama did not shrug off the weight of leading the world for some perceived ultimate benefit to the US so much as he changed the emphasis to leading the Middle East (from behind) for the ultimate benefit of the Islamists while only appearing to be shrugging. Being a purposeful snake in the grass is far more disconcerting than being an accidental John Galt.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zoidberg, 7/28/2014 1:49:20 PM     (No. 9943280)

#4 nails it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mackrand, 7/28/2014 2:24:43 PM     (No. 9943320)

Thank you #6. Thought provoking!

Why should I try to decipher what JH actually meant. If I read his essay uncritically I come up with a completely false idea that JH is sure to believe true. Trying to find the truth in a false premise is a fools game.

After all the Courts so far are divided as to what the authors of the PPACA really meant, and we all know how that is going. Could be a new approach to teaching reading comprehension is needed in our schools. Maybe the powers that be could try it out at Harvard once they get over the shock of seeing the United States on it´s knees.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Cannon, 7/28/2014 2:36:44 PM     (No. 9943340)

Another big difference - John Galt was brilliant.

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Posted By: previouslyon24- 7/28/2014 11:48:56 AM     Post Reply
In her polemical novel Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand imagines a world in which the most productive citizens–business magnates, mostly, creators of wealth and generators of progress–go on strike. Tired of being blamed for the world’s ills by parasitic liberals in the press, academia, popular culture and government, they quit. The result is chaos and disaster. John Galt is the mysterious figure who inspires the revolt of the wealth creators. On first impression, one would say that Barack (“You didn’t build that”) Obama is the anti-John Galt.



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