The people in these videos, proclaiming “I am John Galt” for the release of Atlas Shrugged: The Movie, are effing dinguses.
Do they even know what John Galt was all about? Saying they’re John Galt is like proclaiming, “I am the Eye of Sauron. RRROOOWWR!” They’re pledging kinship with a fictional character who resorted to fictional solutions to express his dissatisfaction with collectivism.
I’m not sure what these people are really doing to carry on the legacy of John Galt but, if they’ve actually read Atlas Shrugged, I don’t think any of them would join Galt’s Gulch. In fact, I’m fairly certain all of these hooples will gladly accept Medicare and Social Security, and I’m certain most of them have attended public schools and driven their cars on public roadways.
And I assure you, they will all go to the movies and pay to see the film — maybe have dinner and drinks before it. John Galt, who refused to feed the economy with his productivity and money, would not approve. Then again, Galt is a complete fucking fairy tale!
But they’re John Galt. Somehow.
And I’m Han Solo. Kerpow! Kerpow!