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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I had to read Galts speach several times to get it. When you clamor for public ownership of the means of production, you are clamoring for public ownership of the mind. This is practically the heart of the novel, what she was getting at, what all the events, the characters, their motives etc. We have chosen not to harm you any longer. So my syllogism, above, while a properly formed analytic statement is a badly formed synthetic statement, because cats are not insects, and to know that we must observe the material world albeit with our admittedly limited senses and reason.

It was the knowledge of good and evil-he became a mortal being. It is only your own knowledge that you can claim to possess or ask others to consider. If you are selfless and virtuous when you give it, are they not selfish and vicious when they take it?

I have given them the weapon they had lacked: A trader is a man who earns what he gets and does not give or take the undeserved. January 10, at 9: Galt describes how he grasped the nature of the Morality of Death — and what to do about it.

Full sacrifice is full surrender of all values. I win by means of nothing but logic and I surrender to nothing but logic. I never knew about it. Apr 21, Your virtues will be given protection, your vices and weaknesses will not. They were men who had lived by my code, but had not known how great a virtue it represented.


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

A scientist working on an invention is engaged in the activity of—blank-out. To maintain its life, any organism must act in accordance with its means of survival. The deserved belongs in the selfish, commercial realm of mutual profit; it is only the undeserved that calls for that moral transaction which consists of profit to one at the price of disaster to the other.

The nature of an action is caused and determined by the nature of the entities that act; a thing cannot act in contradiction to its nature. But your game is up, because now we know shruggde, too.

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

Rand denied any connection to her friend John Gall, a conservative attorney, but did claim some inspiration came from her husband, Frank O’Connor. You are asked to sacrifice your intellectual integrity, your logic, your reason, your standard of truth—in favor of becoming a prostitute whose standard is the greatest good for the greatest number.

When the looters’ state collapses, the producers will return, and those who wish to live by our code can rejoin us. He says shruggged is a true statement by referencing the various horrors that happened during the course of the book — the government decrees that he purports destroyed the economy of the United States.

It’s her philosophy defined.

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Which, given how badly written and inconsistent the novel is, should not be surprising. But you stifled, negated, betrayed it.

However, I now believe that Capitalism has gone to far and the principle of Maximum Profit rather than shruggwd reasonable, fair, sustainable profit is wrong and is destroying society. I felt the essence of the book was in the speech. Now we are expected to continue running railroads and to know the minute when a train will galg after crossing the span of a continent, we are expected to continue running steel mills and to know the molecular structure of every drop of metal in the cables of your bridges and in the body of the airplanes that support you in mid-air—while the tribes of your grotesque little mystics of muscle fight over the carcass of our world, gibbering in sounds of non-language that there are no principles, shrugge absolutes, no knowledge, no mind.


It was the three of us who resolved to ahrugged this country and to release its imprisoned soul. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live. The good, say the mystics shruggef muscle, is Society—a shruggde 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. A trader does not squander his body as fodder or his soul as alms.

In the third section, he explains the strategy of the strike — the withdrawal of “the sanction of the victim” — and urges his listeners to reexamine their moral assumptions. Random females with causeless incomes titter on trips around the globe and return to deliver the message that the backward peoples of the world demand a higher standard of living.

Our answer to that, was: All actions are caused by entities. Happiness is not the satisfaction of whatever irrational wishes you might blindly attempt to indulge. Such a government substitutes for morality the following rule of social conduct: