Thursday, April 14, 2011

Atlas Shrugged - Another excerpt!

Part 1 of the movie opens in the USA tomorrow, but all can read the book any time in English. My pick for the eve of the film's long awaited premier is below:

   "Did you wonder what is wrong with the world?  You are now seeing the climax of the creed of the uncaused and unearned.  All your gangs of mystics, of spirit or muscle, are fighting one another for power to rule you, snarling that love is the solution for all the problems of your spirit and that a whip is all the solution for all the problems of your body -  you who have agreed to have no mind.  Granting man less dignity than they grant to cattle, ignoring what an animal trainer could tell them - that no animal can be trained by fear, that a tortured elephant will trample its torturer, but will not work for him or carry his burdens - they expect man to continue to produce electronic tubes, supersonic aeroplanes, atom smashing engines and interstellar telescopes, with his ration of meat for reward and a lash on his back for incentive.

"Make no mistake about the character of mystics. To undercut your consciousness, has always been their only purpose throughout the ages, - and power , the power to rule you by force, has always been their only lust.

"From the rites of the jungle witch-doctors, which distorted reality into grotesque absurdities, stunted the minds of their victims and kept them in terror of the supernatural for stagnant stretches of centuries - to the supernatural doctrines of the Middle Ages, which kept men huddled on on the mud floors of their hovels, in fear that the devil might steal the soup they had worked eighteen hours to earn - to the seedy little smiling professor who assures yoy that your brain has no capacity to think, that you have no means of perception and must blindly obey the omnipotent will of that supernatural force: Society all of it is the same performance for the same and only purpose: to reduce you to the kind of pulp that has surrendered the validity of its consciouness.

"But it cannot be done to you without your consent; If you permit it to be done you deserve it."

Who is John Galt? Buy the book of Atlas Shrugged, see the film! Go Galt, like I did in 1989! Don't give THEM the use of your mind!

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