Sunday, June 10, 2012
The following, from a Wendy McElroy post titled “Going Galt” Not “Gulching”, fairly accurately describes how I am currently living in today’s society.
“Going Galt” does not refer to forming a new society. For many if not most people, the withdrawal is partial and a matter of commonsense as much as political protest. The economic and social equation has changed. When a government penalizes your productivity to the point of seizure through taxes, paperwork, possible lawsuits etc., then ceasing to produce is a way to remove yourself as a target and alleviate stress. Suddenly, spending time with your children or hobbies becomes far more attractive…
“Going Galt” is a destination at which people arrive from different directions and intentions. My intention is as a political protest and in a desire for personal freedom. I am tired through to the marrow of my bones of supporting the thieves and hypocritical looters who call themselves “public servants.” I am far from alone in this utter visceral disgust. Remember again, at the end of Atlas Shrugged, a slew of ordinary people who have no political ideology “Go Galt” by refusing to contribute their energy to a parasite society or even by sabotage…
Nevertheless, the phrase “Going Galt” reveals a common emotional response to the utter pillaging of society by government and state capitalists who masquerade as business people. A resentment bordering on rage is building over the irresponsibility and corruption of giving out bottomless sacks of money that is stolen from hardworking, honest people who play and work by the rules. There will never be enough money or corruption to satisfy the thieves. It is the honest people who must say ENOUGH!
Via Joel at TUAK.