Monday, March 16, 2009


These idiots who speak of "going Galt" have evidently missed just who and what John Galt represents.

First, he's no a middle manager type who makes about an annual quarter mil. If that is what people are taking away from a reading of Atlas Shrugged they are hopelessly illiterate.

Now if you managed an incredible green feat like the fictional John Galt, more likely your income would be in the billions, like Bill Gates. Leaving the specific feat aside, Galt had invented something world-changing, and then he hid it, quit his job rather than give said invention away, and started on a course of creating an inventors, movers and shakers union.

The contemporary creatures who speak of "going Galt" have nothing of impressive scale to withdraw from the workplace or the marketplace, and have no intention of organizing those who most benefit the world into going on strike.

What they are doing is having a temper tantrum, and my reaction is to tell them not to let the doorknob hit them. With unemployment riding so high, they can be replaced more easily than they know. Might be nice to let them find this out the hard way.

1 comment:

BadTux said...

As an engineer, I've created things in my life that you can actually use to make your life better. All these "going galt" morons have created is hot air intended to make your life worse (and theirs better). Talk about idiots...

-- Badtux the Creative Penguin