reply to post by jsobecky
My advice is the exact opposite.
Read 'We the living' first.
Read 'Atlas Shruggred' second.
DON'T BOTHER with Fountainhead.
I found it vile.
I started this thread
yesterday. It's about upper income people cutting back on
production in order to not have to pay outrageously high taxes and give their hard earned money to those that don't work for it.
Who is John Galt? Atlas has shrugged.
(those have been my signature/mood for about 2 weeks now as you can see by what is under my avatar and at the bottom of your screen)
Originally posted by kosmicjack
I can't wait until FlyersFan sees this thread. This is her latest passion. I'm sure she'll have a lot to add...
Yet another sign of the pending apocolypse!
Someone here 'can't wait' until I show up!
(just teasing ya' kosmicjack )
Although I loved the books, Objectivism seems to me to be pretty selfish.
Fantastic writing. Completely selfish.
But then again .. so is overtaxing the wealthy.
It's completely selfish of the have-nots to steal from those that have.
I could make a case for the other side - that giving to those around you such as paying for public education makes your own life easier. The more
educated the other people are in this country, then the easier your life
will be. There will be more doctors, more trained people in positions that
require training, etc .... This is a positive effect on your life. So a case
can be made against 'Atlas Shrugged'. But the stronger case is for it,
not against. There are more 'parasites, freeloaders, and looters'
(to quote the book) then there are those who are benefiting and
giving back to the people they looted from.
As for Fountainhead .. I thought it was vile. Dominique and Roark ... UGH! She's frigid. He's a rapist. She loved being raped and discovered her
own sexuality. They end up in love.
I know that's not the theme of the book but all that was too distracting to enjoy the objectivism of
the rest of the story.
Originally posted by theWCH
I'm at the library, so I figured I'd do a search for it.
Our Barnes and Nobels just got a load of 'Atlas Shrugged' paperbacks in.
Best darn book I've read in a long time.
The writing was amazing. Books are written like that anymore ...
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