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Tea parties, "going Galt" and Atlas Shrugged

The Atlas Society a href=”http://www.atlassociety.org/cth-13-2176-Going_Galt.aspx”has an interesting post/a on “going Galt”: br /blockquotebr /“Tea parties.” “Going Galt.” You’ve probably seen a growing number of references to these in the media, online, and on signs at rallies reacting to new government spending and controls.br /br /The Boston Tea Party was a rebellion against excessive government. Today’s “tea parties” say “no” to spending without limit and the government takeover of our lives.br /br /“Going Galt!” If you’ve read Ayn Rand’s a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452011876?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0452011876″span style=”font-style:italic;”Atlas Shrugged,/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0452011876″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /you appreciate the parallels between today’s disintegrating world and the events depicted in that prophetic novel. Atlas Shrugged is the story ofhow productive people went on strike, withdrawing their services in protest against a society that damned them for being productive and expropriated the fruits of their labor.br /br /The ideas in a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452011876?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0452011876″span style=”font-style:italic;”Atlas Shrugged/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0452011876″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / can be powerful moral weapons to roll back the forces of repression and irrationality. The Atlas Society is your premier source for information on those ideas. We’ve compiled this page to help you understand the whole “Going Galt” phenomenon.br /br /What is “Going Galt?”br /br / * “Going Galt” doesn’t simply mean getting angry. That would be “Going Postal.” It means having righteous indignation at the injustice of a political system that bails out individuals and institutions for irresponsible behavior and at the expense of those like you who prosper through hard work and personal responsibly. br /br / * “Going Galt” means asking in the face of new taxes and government controls, “Why work at all?” “For whom am I working?” “Am I a slave?” /blockquotebr /br /a href=”http://www.atlassociety.org/cth-13-2176-Going_Galt.aspx”Read the rest here./abr /br /And don’t forget that tomorrow is the big Tea Party day. Join one in your area. Glenn and I a href=”http://knoxvilleteaparty.com/”will be at the Knoxville event/a covering it for PJTV.