Who is John Galt?

Just back from a two week vacation that involved Orlando, Savannah, Virginia and Hartford.  Lot’s of kms on the minvan.

I saw this billboard on the way to Florida.  I think there were several but I am not totally sure as I was trying to keep my eyes on the road.

I think a “Who is John Galt” billboard pretty well sums up what is going on right now in the US of A.   Galt was the hero of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged – I was introduced to Rand’s thinking when I had to write an essay on her back in university.  

There is a rising backlash in the U.S. over what many people see as socialism.  The Tea Partiers are more liked than both the Republicans and the Democrats.

The Yanks are going through another of their periodic existential crisis points.  It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.

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One Response to Who is John Galt?

  1. It is very unlikely that any of the teabaggers (as they are more commonly called) are Democrats.

    And trusting a Wall Street Journal poll on the subject is like surveying the foxes on who is most trusted in the chickenhouse.

    Much of the opposition to Obama these days is coming not from the Republican (or Libertarian) right, but from leftists disappointed that his agenda has been so conservative.

    But it would be a mistake to misread the political winds in the U.S. right now. The right wing is on the wane, and the Democrats have ushered through a series of political reforms.

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