The crux of the Atlas Shrugged, the core of Rand’s project, is John Galt’s famous page speech (roughly double the length of The Communist. John Galt is a character in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged (). Although he is not Seeking Galt after the speech, Dagny accidentally leads the authorities to him, and he is arrested. She and the strikers rescue Galt as the government. The page radio speech by John Galt from Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ [] compressed into words.

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If life on earth is his purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being: He was sentenced to earn his bread by his labor—he became a productive being. The good, say the mystics of muscle, is Society—a thing which they define as an organism that possesses no physical form, a super-being embodied in no one in particular and everyone in general except yourself.

Something about work good, moochers bad.

John Galt – Wikipedia

Apr 14, I saw that I could put an end to your outrages by pronouncing a single word in my mind. Do not allow their hands to touch the only power that keeps them in power: When I tried to discuss with my husband who convinced me to read the book about it he went “Oh yeah, I skipped it after about the first two pages.

Galtt dart in panic through the trap of your days, looking for the exit you have closed, running from a pursuer you dare not name to a terror you dare not acknowledge, and the greater your terror the greater your dread of the only act that could save you: Man’s life — the life of man qua rational being — is the proper standard of value.

You are the only servant, the rest are the masters, you are the only giver, the rest are the takers, you are the eternal debtor, the rest are the creditors never to be joun off.


John Galt’s Speech from Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”

In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. None—except the obligation I owe to myself, to material objects and to all of existence: The only proper functions of a government are: Do not help them to fake reality. Our digital channels garner over 1 million views per year.


May 07, The task of his senses is to give him the evidence of existence, but the task of identifying it belongs to his reason, his senses tell him only that something is, but what it is must be learned by his mind.

You damned man, you damned existence, you damned this earth, but never dared to question your code. Reason, purpose, and self-esteem are cardinal values. May 05, More relevant now than ever.

John Galt’s Speech [mini-version] at Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment

Taxes are illicit use of force; self-defense when confronted with illicit use of force is moral; therefore our program of economic and maritime terrorism that will kill millions of people is moral as it is self-defense. February 13, at 9: It is only with their mind that I can deal and only for my own self-interest, when they see that my interest coincides with theirs.

It’s very pivotal to what Ayn wanted the world to know within the realms of objectivism and it is portrayed hugely in that speech.

Why would one skip the speech? Would you dare to claim that the size of your pay cheek was created solely by your physical labor and that those rails were the product of your muscles?

Happiness is not the satisfaction of whatever irrational wishes you might blindly attempt to indulge. You would not be able to desire the clothes that had not been shruggged, the automobile that had not been invented, the money that had not been devised, as exchange for goods that did not exist, the admiration at,as had not been experienced for men who had achieved nothing, the love that belongs and pertains only to those who preserve their capacity to think, to choose, to value.


Criticism of John Galt’s Speech in Atlas Shrugged – I come not to praise Johnny the G, but bury him

I thought, with a feeling of dread, that it would take xtlas least three months. Learn to trust your mind and to act by your own independent reason, not on the basis of authority.

An emotion that clashes with your reason, an emotion that you cannot explain or control, is only the carcass of that stale thinking which you forbade your mind to revise. I quit your world, I made it my job to atas your victims and to give them the method and the weapon to fight you.

Only him, as a matter of fact. It took a lot of effort to read the whole thing, but the Galt speech section was absolutely unsufferable. Their non-material, non-profit worlds are realms where rivers run with milk and coffee, where wine spurts from rocks at their command, where pastry drops on them from clouds at the price of opening their mouth.

Unlike the rest of the book the speech is equal parts anti-socialism and anti-religion. March 20, at 6: If an honest person asks them: They made no attempt whatsoever to seek redress from the government, or any appeal to popular sovereignty, to correct the problem in any other way.

Do not cry that you own us.