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“Who is John Galt?”
Prior to seeing this movie I had heard that question more times than I can remember and always wondered what in the world it meant. Now I know – and it is important.
I have watched the movie Atlas Shrugged at least 10 times since its release back in November. Obviously I like the movie.
Why do I like it so much? Its because of the exceptional story that is so meaningful today. Atlas Shrugged was based on a book written by Ayn Rand decades ago. The story displays how governmental decisions are made based not on right and wrong – but what will keep people/groups in power. The concept of take from the few to redistribute to the many is shown throughout the story line. Governmental involvement and over-control for the “betterment of the people” is really highlighted well.
In the movie laws are passed to eliminate competition for selfish reasons but communicated to the public as a logical method of providing for “the people”. In another instance the government looks to require that “for the common good of all people” innovative ideas from one company must be shared equally with the competition.
Here is a summary of the movie from Amazon.com…..
The movie is about how two businessmen (Dagny Taggart, played by the pretty Taylor Schilling, who runs a troubled railroad company and Hank Rearden who builds a special metal for its tracks) are repeatedly thwarted in their plans to create a great railroad by government intrusion and regulation. Meanwhile, some smart and wealthy businessmen are mysteriously disappearing.
If one pays attention to the news and see’s how government involvement into peoples lives is not a good thing – you will clearly identify with this movie.
I highly recommend Atlas Shrugged.
Have you seen it? Would like to know what you thought of it.
Who is John Galt?