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Who's Afraid of John Galt?

Do you ever wonder what some writers are smoking when they try to interpret what you say in a blog post? Today, Glenn received a copy of span style=”font-style:italic;”Mother Jones/span magazine at his office with a note attached that there was an article he might be interested in. The article, entitled, “And the Rand Played On” was about “Right-wingers heading for the hills” by “going Galt.” Unfortunately, it does not seem to be on the web, at least I couldn’t find it at their site. br /br /Anyway, the article begins by talking about me and states that I am a blogger for the “conservative Pajamas Media network” –newsflash to the author Amy Benfer: I am a blogger on blogspot, not at Pajamas Media– but why get bogged down with too many facts? Benfer goes on to say that I liked what Joe the Plumber had to say and this “semi-employed, blue-collar media darling” reminded me of John Galt, and this is how I came up with with the “Going Galt theme.” Huh? I don’t remember doing this–if you can deduce how Joe the Plumber reminded me of John Galt a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/10/going-john-galt.html”from my “Going Galt”/a post, let me know. br /br /Most of the article focuses on attempts to discount or insult anyone disagreeing with the author’s worldview. I am seen as “confused,” Right-wingers are “heading for the hills” and stars such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who dare read Ayn Rand’s books are “Celebrity fans of the cult of selfishness.” br /br /But I have to say that I like it that span style=”font-style:italic;”Mother Jones/span is so intimidated by the “Going Galt” theme that they have dedicated three pages at span style=”font-style:italic;”Mother Jones /spanto it and seem quite put out that Rand’s book 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;” / is flying off the shelves to the tune of 200,000 copies in four months. If I can tie up that much lefty attention with so little effort on my part, I’m doing pretty well!