Thursday, August 09, 2012
You Are John Galt
A recent American Thinker piece, written by Gene Schwimmer, asked the question, Where is John Galt?
The question is answered by Brian Wilson in a piece posted at LewRockwell.com titled THERE IS John Galt!
You are your own John Galt. You may speak for yourself at any time – and should. You may chose to warn, advise, cajole those around you – or not. You can “Go Galt” – or not. You may choose to “lead, follow or get out of the way”. Rand said the Individual is “the smallest minority on earth.” It is safe to say Sam Adams never read Atlas Shrugged, yet he infamously said: “It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority, who keep setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” Strangely enough, anthropologist Margaret Mead may have been channeling some Sam Adams when she wrote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
There’s the John Galt you’ve been waiting for: it’s you. The “smallest minority”, the “irate, tireless minority,” the smallest “group” of committed citizens is you. Freedom and Liberty cannot exist without Individual Responsibility. You are an Individual. Get off your ass and set some brushfires.
Via Claire Wolfe.