'Atlas Shrugged' to be released as a movie!

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posted on Jul, 25 2008 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by Nammu
I must say that you have intigued me in you viewpoint of Ayn Rand, her work and her outlook, sc2099. I'll be reading some of her work, starting with Atlas Shrugged, and will more than likely update this thead when done.


Haha, that's all I'm askin! Atlas is my absolute favorite book of all time, but I will say this. There is a passage almost at the end of the book where a person is giving a speech, and basically it sums up the philosophy behind the entire book in this speech. It gets so long winded and so repetitive that I promise you can skip it and it won't matter! I think Ms. Rand just got a little carried away with herself there. You'll know what I'm talking about when you come across it. Anyway, thanks for giving it a chance.


And btw, laissez-faire capitalism works on paper too! But clearly not so much in real life. You can make anything look doable on paper, but if it fails in practice, it's just not worth a damn.

I'm not trying to derail your thread but I just wanted to clarify that I believe socialism destroys peoples' rights because once your brother is your keeper, you don't belong to yourself anymore. For example, with socialized healthcare the cost of healthcare is distributed among the taxpayers. So since everyone has to pay for Joe's healthcare, Joe shouldn't be allowed to smoke, eat junk food, ride a motorcycle, drive over 35mph, waterski, have sex until married, or anything else that might remotely endanger Joe's health: it's the only equitable way to minimize the cost to the taxpayer. Whereas if Joe paid for his own healthcare he could do as he damn well pleased with no negative consequences except to himself.

This concept is addressed thoroughly in the book.




posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 12:18 PM
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I don't think the novel has anything to do with being elitist. I think it has everything to do with hardworking and talented people being sucked dry and discarded. In the novel, the main characters set out to "stop the motor of the world" by convincing the movers and shakers not to buy into the failing system anymore.. and then they back off as the vampires of society scrabble over the last crumbs and curse their own bad luck.

And no, they don't do this joyfully.. the struggle of the main protagonist coming to terms with the fact that she is enabling a flawed system to continue takes up most of the book.

When I saw that they were releasing "Atlas Shrugged" as a new movie at this point in time, my reaction was the same as when I saw "V for Vendetta" was being made. It strikes me, not as support of the NWO (if such a thing is truly organized), but as a slap in the face to the direction that (especially) America is heading.

I see evidence of "looters" in this country every day, and I couldn't think of a more appropriate movie to make people aware of what happens when you dole out rewards to your buddies regardless of whether they deserve them or not, and expect your government to police your every movement like a nanny. (Doesn't that sound familiar?)

For example: I know a lady who has worked in the same company for twenty years. She worked her way up from a temporary administrative job to being the person in charge of the clerical supervisors. She and her team of employees, some of them working with her for much of the entire time, organized and streamlined the system so that they were having perfect audits every year. Then, her boss was replaced with someone's friend, who had failed at three other professions. The new boss fired half of this lady's team, demoted her so he could promote people who were friendly with him, runs the business on smiles and handshakes, and doesn't understand why the whole thing is collapsing around his ears. He hasn't bothered to learn how to use the software involved in doing his job, and he whines that it is out of date and too hard to use, so when something goes wrong, it isn't his fault.


"Is it ever proper to help another man? No, if he demands it as his right, or as a duty that you owe him. Yes, if it's your own free choice based on your judgment of the value of that person and his struggle. This country wasn't built by men who sought handouts." - Ayn Rand



posted on Oct, 25 2008 @ 06:18 AM
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Originally posted by LovelyDoom
"Is it ever proper to help another man? No, if he demands it as his right, or as a duty that you owe him. Yes, if it's your own free choice based on your judgment of the value of that person and his struggle. TThis country wasn't built by men who sought handouts" - Ayn Rand


Is Atlas Shrugging?

I've been pointed in the direction of this book, several times this week and thought I'd do a quick search on ATS to see if anyone else had already read and commented on it.

I found this post and another one on ATS and it definitely sounds like an interesting read so I'll be getting a copy.



posted on Nov, 20 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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well just to let you know their are 13 bloodline families ( illumnati) spoken of in the bible they are all related to the kings and queens of europe (plus other company) do your research and you will see that obama's father is apart of that they have families in every race...china , mexico, japan, etc of the 13 familes they inter breed only with those and they changes names to keep it secret, the devil will be born from a rare bloodline and they are all related...all of them.. lords or london, cousil of 13, cousil of forieng relations, (so many more) all satanist by blood and they own 99.5% of everything do your homework...standard oil owns everything, one of those are chase, etc....and no God will not just let it all happen without stepping in... there is a new level coming..amazing wait til you see God will wake up the people and begin them to the kingdom of God...you are either on the side of God or the other there is no middle ground no neutral area...and this is for them if they are reading this yes we (God) know about the sercet (the the world, but the eyes of God are everywhere) sacrifices under the vatican in rome (sealing ceromony) the 13 catacombs that lead down to a room with a stone black (glassy) alter he has seen all the kids you have drugged and bleed out...NO MORE you will see miricales not even seen in the bible days coming up!!...you can't keep the secret of ROCK n Roll too we know how you summon up (rege) on a full moon night a month before a album is released and have him make a demon follow every album that is printed and how their are witch words that you curse the people who listen with even so called christian rock it will no stay we will teach and tell the people (its how you curse the people in which you normally couldn't...what else...........we know all your people and will exposed them all...and the houses of the land ( the 10 regions)..they know what i'm talking about....and we even know how you (illuminati) don't even want to be their anymore but you think there is no way out and protection, God can and will protect you..we know about the 6 levels of learning....we know how you have witch covens on every military base around...you really can't hide anything for God, the secret meetings in SD, (esco) and the hills of hollywood, NY, TX etc all the ritual killings (life is in the blood jesus said that's why satan calls for blood) God loves you all even the ones who don't think this is real pick a side Love (God) or Hate (theycall him lucifer he is still satan) oh and even the secret of the bar code the first ,middle, and last 2 lines are identical 6 6 6 look for yourself...we love the people you will not get them in Jesus name... WHAT ELSE we know about the federal reserve its a privately owned bank illegal per the constitution 95% of the owners dont even live in U>S they live in Europe its how the illunimati got a hold of american ... all the saving compaies on the news FUNNY U>S is bankcurpt since 1930 gevena law....it just puts u.s in more that they cant get out....(debt)... WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!!!! the people belong to GOD we will save as many as possible in JESUS name!! SO MUCH MORE TOO MUCH TO WRITE!!



posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by Tapped In
reply to post by Nammu
 



What's wrong with the idea that those with talent and determination must not bow down to mediocrity?

[edit on 24-7-2008 by Tapped In]


Not much if we think we are not missing out on the next generation of
electrical power.

Tesla was not a one trick pony (Niagara Falls).
Sun, wind any other so called alternate energy is a candle and
GE's Niagara Falls and steam are oil lamps compared to Tesla
'upgrades' which we do not know about not because he bowed
down to JP Morgan or GE or Westinghouse, we didn't stand
up for what is rightly ours.

We are the bow downers.

Sorry, my link to AS review taken down by the Illuminati run internet.
Take another bow for the untalented.

ED:Ops forgot why I looked for this. Omaha Steaks is located
on John Galt Blvd.


[edit on 12/8/2008 by TeslaandLyne]



posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 04:49 PM
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They will probably put some spin on it that makes the Illuminati look like our heros and saviors.

For some strange reason I can't imagine them showing the Illuminati's true intentions and modus operandi.

*coughspropagandacoughs*



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 02:08 AM
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sounds more like katie holmes to me...def. very zombie-esque...





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