Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The new documentary about Ayn Rand's book; "Atlas Shrugged" may be enough to wake the sleeping masses as to question the destination of the path on which our Government has embarked. Simply by word of mouth, sales of the book written in 1957 have steadily doubled since 2008. The documentary predictably will fight an uphill battle to attract viewers as the formerly free media of our great country has become a defacto tool of those who would choose to obfiscate rather than enlighten those with truly open minds who seek freedom in the image of our founders. Spread the word because it is such a pity that mere information and exposure to creative ideas would be channeled, derailed and suppressed much as it was in Ayn Rand's original homeland, Russia. If you've read her book, you know how vital it is to try to inform others so we may turn the tide if, in fact, history is to repeat itself. I sadly regret that the good intentions of my generation attempting open dialogue and healthy, well meaning comraderie may, in fact, repeat errors of the past rather than achieve an utopian existence. After all, I experimented with Geodesic domes, communes in Oregon, John C. Lilly's research with Dolphins,"Be Here Now", Windham Hill, "Other Homes and Garbage" from the Stanford Press,"Canyon",etc etc hoping that "we all would do the right thing and not hurt others", but there are always a few bad apples that mess everything up, so we must create our existence in a much more conventional (and adult) way. Our current leadership is advocating Utopia while secretly operating like Chicago thugs! The master of eloquence during the late 50s, William F. Buckley discusses his work with Ayn on the Tony Rose Show. I'm not sure Ron Paul would steer the country to our liking as our President, though he's far preferable to our current Pres. In the following video, Ron has asked Alan Greenspan, former head of the Fed, to sign Ron's original copy of "Atlas Shrugged". Alan Greenspan was said to have known and been in alignment with Ayn Rand's philosophy in the 60s. In the video Ron is discussing the event of the signing asked Greenspan if he felt the need to write in a disclaimer with his signature. So, who is John Galt?