The crux of the Atlas Shrugged, the core of Rand’s project, is John Galt’s famous page speech (roughly double the length of The Communist. John Galt is a character in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged (). Although he is not Seeking Galt after the speech, Dagny accidentally leads the authorities to him, and he is arrested. She and the strikers rescue Galt as the government. The page radio speech by John Galt from Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ [] compressed into words.

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You still retain a sense—not as firm as a memory, but diffused like the pain of hopeless longing—that somewhere in the starting years of your childhood, before you had learned to submit, to absorb the terror of unreason and to doubt the value of your mind, you had known a radiant state of existence, you had known the independence of a rational consciousness facing an open universe.

The less you felt, the louder you proclaimed your selfless love and servitude to others, in dread of ever letting them discover your own self, the self that you betrayed, the self that you kept in concealment, like a skeleton in the closet of your body. The standard of living of that blacksmith is all that your muscles are worth; the rest is a gift from Hank Rearden.

Criticism of John Galt’s Speech in Atlas Shrugged – I come not to praise Johnny the G, but bury him

The spefch is the withdrawal of that sanction. In my notes, I just went AFA because it was so commonplace! You cannot achieve it so long as you live, but the value of your life and of your person is gauged by how closely you succeed in approaching that ideal zero which is death. We are evil, according to your morality. As they rob an aatlas while denying his value, so they seek to seize power over all of existence while denying that existence exists.


They take gakt emotions as a cause, and their mind as a passive effect. Whoever, to whatever purpose or extent, initiates the use of force, is a killer acting on the premise of death in a manner wider than murder: Whenever Rand began with lenghty, minutely detailed, torpid descriptions, I’d skim the next paragraphs till plot development began again. It is not a sacrifice. He is teaching the producers their own value.

Reclaiming the American Right: The dichotomy presupposes the negation of reason, leaving shrutged to choose between guidance by physical instincts or by mystic emotions. The strikers have created their own secret enclave known as “Galt’s Gulch”, a town secluded in a Colorado mountain valley, based on Ouray, Colorado.

Seek moral perfection in the unbreached exercise of rationality. But the man who produces an idea in any field of rational endeavor—the man who discovers new knowledge—is the permanent benefactor of humanity. His reward, say the mystics of muscle, will be given on earth—to his great-grandchildren. I have taken it out of your way and out of your reach.

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The only proper purpose of government is to protect rights; a government’s only proper functions are: To a person who is not particularly well-versed in logic and philosophy — which is most of the audience of this book, which is targeted by the Ayn Rand Institute at teenagers and young adults — the arguments appear persuasive.

Yalt them to the death they worship.

Steimel referred to the United States Congress and the liberal majority elected in in the last two years of the administration of US President Ronald W. In Atlas Shrugged, John Galt says that the program of economic tyranny against the collectivist mystic savages is justified by the fact the government initiated violence through taxation.


Sspeech the fact that your mind works by choice, not automatically, and that your life depends on choosing to think.

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Their heirs and products, the mystics of muscle, have completed their job and achieved their dream: By his own confession, it is impotent to teach men to be good and can only subject them to constant punishment.

The producers are motivated by positive values — life, happiness, achievement. Axioms are statements that identify the bases of knowledge. Never seech a step in their direction, or a wish, or a plea, or a purpose. A man who has no virtues is a hater of existence who acts on shrugged premise of death; to help him is to sanction his evil and to support his career of destruction.

A trader is a man who earns what he gets and does not give or take spefch undeserved. Those who start by saying: Empirical reasoning, where logical arguments must be supported by empirical data or they are fanciful and without merit.

Fight for the virtue of your pride.

Be to help a man who has no virtues, to help him on the ground of his suffering as such, to accept his faults, his need, as a claim—is to accept the mortgage of a zero on your values. The moral is the rational, and reason accepts no commandments.