Did America Go Galt?

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  • “Going Galt” doesn’t simply mean getting angry. That would be “Going Postal.” It means having righteous indignation at the injustice of a political system that bails out individuals and institutions for irresponsible behavior and at the expense of those like you who prosper through hard work and personal responsibly.
  • “Going Galt” means asking in the face of new taxes and government controls, “Why work at all?” “For whom am I working?” “Am I a slave?”
  • “Going Galt” means recognizing that you’re being punished not for your vices but for your virtues.
  • “Going Galt” means recognizing that you have a moral right to your own life, the pursuit of your own happiness, and thus to the rewards you’ve earned with your labor.
  • “Going Galt” means recognizing that you deserve praise and honor for your achievements rather than damnation as “exploiters.”
  • “Going Galt” means recognizing that you do not need to justify your life or wealth to your neighbors, “society,” or politicians, or bureaucrats. They are yours, period!
  • “Going Galt” means recognizing that the needs of others do not give them a claim to your time, effort, and achievements.
  • “Going Galt” means shrugging off unearned guilt, refusing to support your own destroyers, refusing to give them what Ayn Rand termed “the sanction of the victim.” It means taking the moral high ground by explicitly rejecting as evil the premise of “self-sacrifice” that they sell to you as a virtue— in fact “self-sacrifice” is an invitation to suicide.



I have been talking with more people lately because the opportunity to listen has presented itself. One thing that stands out is that people have not read or even heard of the novel Atlas Shrugged. I would have liked to have had a discussion with them concerning the novel, the sanction of the victim, Francisco’s speeches but mainly I would have liked to discuss that America has gone Galt.

The above list of features associated with “Going Galt” applies to what is left of our nation as we enter the end times for the United States. We do not have to justify our religion, work ethic, culture, wealth, achievements or even our lives to anyone. I want to repeat this important phrase:

[Going Galt] means taking the moral high ground by explicitly rejecting as evil the premise of “self-sacrifice” that they sell to you as a virtue— in fact “self-sacrifice” is an invitation to suicide.

In the novel, the supply chain broke down when the trains stopped running due to government “mandates”. The nation quickly fell as the lights went out and the food supply was exhausted. Today’s supply chain has broken down as the trucks stopped running and people see no need to work. The true scope of our supply chain is being suppressed by the government and media. But empty shelves and high prices are self-evident.

As we enter the second day of a national strike, ask yourself how much of the nation has already gone Galt without even knowing what it means.

David DeGerolamo

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Hammers Thor
Hammers Thor
2 months ago

So true. Our family has already “Gone Galt”. The book Atlas Shrugged is an extraordinary work of art that should be on the MUST READ list by everyone who is an American… especially now since they have the time. The evidence of America “Going Galt” is everywhere, and the moochers seem not to have noticed, or be aware that they have already sown the seeds of their own destruction.
Outstanding post. Should be pinned to the top.

Rick Davis
Rick Davis
2 months ago

Yes many are awakened and forming the parallel society!

I hear of the empty shelves but in my area trucks are running and shelves are stocked. If that changes I’m well prepared!!

NC Rob
NC Rob
2 months ago
Reply to  Rick Davis

There is zero chance a totalitarian government will allow a parallel society.

strider 777
strider 777
2 months ago
Reply to  NC Rob

I agree. It will be either be all one way or all the other way. What does light have in common with darkness? Answer: nothing, and the evil ones will try their best to make sure of that.
I read The Fountain Head and Atlas Shrugged when I was a teenager. That was over 54 years ago. No doubt, Ayn Rand was a genius. Now, I mainly just read this one book: The Holy Bible, which was inspired and written by God, who created me, you and Ayn Rand.