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[>>> I think “Going Galt” might have been an option when the western frontier was still open but not since.]

Well, for that matter, the actual tea party and American revolution WAS a form of Going Galt... the gaining of independence.

It’s still an option today... but not on the face of the earth.

Galt’s real counterpart is Jesus.

Safrguns, Free Republic 39 Comments [12/13/2012 4:19:46 AM]
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So you never read the bible OR atlas shrugged.

For the record nothing the tea party has done even comes close to going galt.

12/13/2012 4:34:42 AM


Jesus Wept!

12/13/2012 4:36:24 AM


Pointing and laughing.

12/13/2012 4:52:13 AM

Mike Litoris

jesus shrugged?

12/13/2012 4:59:59 AM

Filin De Blanc

I love how wingnuts all see themselves as productive pioneers that society can't live without, even though in real life most of them probably do fuck all to contribute to society.

12/13/2012 5:02:26 AM

Raised by Horses

"I'm going to go Galt this time! Seriously! I mean it! Come on, guys, pay attention to me!"

12/13/2012 5:52:33 AM

Felix Wilde

Mike Litoris beat me to it.

atlas wept?

Also, Rand and Jesus don't go together. At all. Look into this.

12/13/2012 6:01:12 AM

Doubting Thomas

The tea party? Are you serious? Nothing but a bunch of old white people sitting around bitching about how there's a nigger in the White House... how's that gaining of independence?

12/13/2012 6:05:06 AM


"Going Galt?" As in Deputy Galt, the guy who fell out of that chopper in First Blood?

12/13/2012 6:35:43 AM

Mister Spak

Your real counterpart is Moe Howard.

12/13/2012 6:40:02 AM


The resemblence is uncanny. Unbelievable even.

12/13/2012 7:10:09 AM


So by "Going Galt" you get yourself executed via crucifixion?

....oh, and Yeshua thinks Ayn Rand was a nimrod.

You lose. Thanks for playing...here's some Rice-A-Roni & Turtle Wax.

12/13/2012 7:13:59 AM


Those Teabagging Mad Tea Partiers don't "Go Galt"...they "Go *gguuurrrr...*"

12/13/2012 7:15:59 AM


The "shed your wealth", "take care of the poor", "the meek shall inherit the Earth" Jesus is like Galt? Did the crucifixion destroy part of his brain and cause a radical personality change?

12/13/2012 7:17:51 AM

Street Sharks

The teachings of Ayn Rand and the teachings of Jesus Christ could not possibly be more diametrically opposed.

12/13/2012 7:55:22 AM


Not to defend this rube, but I think he is referring to the actual Boston Tea Party. Not the racist clowns playing dress up.

12/13/2012 9:19:19 AM

Argle Bargle

Jesus, a man who preached selflessness and humility, is the same as John Galt, literary poster boy for narcissism and selfishness?

Are you brain damaged?

12/13/2012 9:35:34 AM



Does this actually make the tea party into a Poe? People can't even tell the difference between the historical event and the idiots because of some ass clowns anymore.

12/13/2012 10:04:39 AM


> Galt’s real counterpart is Jesus.

Jesus: Had the will and ability to heal the sick and perform miracles. Decided to stay around and selflessly help people, even at the danger of being seen as a dangerous revolutionary. Was known for succinct and clever expressions.

This Galt fellow: Had the technology to revolutionarise everything. Decided to go hiding in a fucking mountain valley, because fuck everyone else. Hundreds of pages of fucking monologues that go fucking nowhere.

Yeah, the parallels are really striking here.

12/13/2012 10:25:19 AM


Try "seasteading." Strap some barges together and join up with other Randoids to spend all your time arguing over the means of subsistence. Just be sure to stay in international waters so you're not tempted to use any of those handy things our taxes pay for.

12/13/2012 11:13:12 AM



12/13/2012 11:28:46 AM


The horseshit is strong in this one. Libertarianism is as far removed from Jesus as it is possible to be. The biblical accounts of Jesus portray him to be very much the anti-capitalist.
You know, camel through the eye of a needle and all that.

12/13/2012 11:40:14 AM


So, if, as you say, "going Galt" is an option today, but not on the face of the earth, where exactly? Mars? the planet of the alien overlords? the butt of the earth?

12/13/2012 12:30:12 PM


You mean giving all your money to the church?

12/13/2012 12:30:38 PM

Old Viking

The comment is too cretinous to have any shock value.

12/13/2012 3:38:44 PM

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