Who is John Galt?"
"It's only a matter of discovering the
If you learn
how to rule one single
soul, you can get the rest of
It's the soul,
Peter, the soul. Not
whips or swords or fire or guns.
That's why the Caesars, the
fools and did not last.
soul, Peter, is that which
can't be ruled.
It must be broken.
Drive a wedge in, get your fingers on it - and the man is yours.
You won't need a whip - he'll bring
it to you and ask to be whipped.
in reverse - and his own mechanism
will do your work for you.
know how it's done?
I ever lied to you. See if you haven't heard all this for years, but didn't
want to hear, and the
fault is yours, not mine. There are
many ways. Here's one.
Kill his aspiration and his
That's difficult. The
worst among you gropes for an ideal in his own twisted way.
Use him against himself.
toward a goal
destructive of all
selflessness. Tell man that he must
live for others.
Tell men that
altruism is the ideal. Not a
single one of them has ever achieved it and not a single one ever will.
His every living
instinct screams against it. But don't you see what you
accomplish? man realizes that
he's incapable of what he's accepted as the noblest
virtue - and it gives him a
sin, of his own basic unworthiness.
Since the supreme ideal is beyond his grasp, he gives up eventually all
ideals, all aspiration, all sense of his
personal value. He
feels himself obliged to preach what he can't
practice. But one can't be good halfway or
honest approximately. To
preserve one's integrity is a hard
battle. Why preserve that which one
knows to be
soul gives up its
got him. He'll obey.
glad to obey - because he can't
trust himself, he
feels uncertain, he
unclean. That's one way.
another. Kill man's sense of values.
Kill his capacity to recognize greatness or to
Great men can't be ruled.
We don't want any great men.
Don't deny the conception of
Destroy it from
The great is
the rare, the difficult, the exceptional. Set up standards of achievement open
to all, to the least, to the most inept - and you stop the impetus to effort in
all men, great or small.
all incentive to improvement, to excellence, to
Laugh at Roark and
hold Peter Keating as a great architect.
Build up Lois Cook
and you've destroyed
Hail Ike and
you've destroyed the theater.
Lancelot Clokey and you've destroyed the
Don't set out to
raze all shrines - you'll
Enshrine mediocrity - and the
shrines are razed.
Laughter is an instrument of human
Learn to use it as a
Turn it into
a sneer. It's simple. Tell them to laugh at
Tell them that a
sense of humor is a
Don't let any thing remain
sacred in a man's
soul - and his
soul won't to be
sacred to him.
reverence and you've
killed the hero in man.
reverence with a giggle. He'll
obey and he'll set no limits to his
obedience - any thing
goes - nothing is too serious.
Here's another way. This is most
Don't allow men to be
is self-contained and
Happy men have no
time and no use for you.
Happy men are
So kill their
Take away from
them whatever is dear or important to them.
Never let them have what
they truly want.
feel that the mere
fact of a personal
desire is evil.
Bring them to a state where
saying 'I want' is no longer a natural
right, but a
of great help in this. Unhappy men will come to you. They'll need you. They'll
come for consolation, for support, for escape.
Nature allows no vacuum.
soul - and the
space is yours to fill.
I don't see why you should look so shocked, Peter. This is the oldest
one of all. Look back at history. Look
at any great system of
ethics, from the
Didn't they all preach the
sacrifice of personal
Under all the complications of verbiage, haven't they
all had a single leitmotif: sacrifice, renunciation,
been able to catch their theme song - 'Give up,
Look at the
social mores of today.
sex to ambition to the
profit motive, is considered
Just prove that a thing
makes men happy - and you've
That's how far
we have got mankind by the throat.
Throw your first-born into a sacrificial
furnace - lie on a bed of nails - go into
the desert to mortify the
flesh - don't
dance - don't go to the
movies on Sunday - don't smoke -
don't drink. It's all the same line. The great line.
taboos of this
nature are just
nonsense. Some thing left over, old
fashioned. But there's always a
nonsense. Don't bother to examine a
folly - ask yourself only what it accomplishes.
Every system of
ethics that preached
sacrifice grew into a
world power and ruled millions of men.
Of course, you
must dress it up.
You must tell people that they'll achieve a superior
happiness by giving up every thing
that makes them happy. You don't
have to be too clear about
Use big vague words.
Harmony' - 'Eternal Spirit' - 'Divine
Purpose' - 'Nirvana' - 'Paradise' - 'Racial Supremacy' - 'The
Dictatorship of the Proletariat.'
That's the oldest one of all. The farce has been going on for
centuries and men still fall for it.
Yet the test should be so simple: just listen to any
prophet and if you
sacrifice - run.
Run faster than from a plague!
It stands to reason that where there's
collecting sacrificial offerings.
Where there's service,
someone being served.
man who speaks to you of
And intends to be the
If ever you
hear a man
telling you that you
must be happy,
that it's your
first duty is to yourself
that will be the man who's not after your
That will be the man
who has nothing to gain from you.
him come and you'll scream your empty heads off,
howling that he's a
racket is safe for many, many
centuries. But here you might have noticed
I said, 'It stands to reason.' Do you see? men have a
weapon against you.
So you must be very sure
to take it away from them. Cut the props from under it. But be careful.
Don't deny outright. Never deny any thing outright, you give your
reason is evil - though some have gone that far and with
that reason is limited.
there's some thing above it.
You don't have to be too
clear about it either.
The field's inexhaustible. 'Instinct' - 'Feeling' - 'Revelation' - 'Divine
Intuition' - 'Dialectic Materialism.'
If you get caught at some crucial point and somebody tells you that your
doctrine doesn't make
sense - you're ready for him.
tell him that there's some thing above sense.
That here he must not try to
think, he must
Suspend reason and you
play it deuces wild.
Any thing goes in any manner you
wish whenever you need it. You've got him.
Can you rule a
We don't want any
Keating had sat
down on the floor, by the side of the dresser; he had
felt tired and he had simply folded
his legs. He did not want to abandon the dresser; he
felt safer, leaning against it; as
if it still guarded the letter he had surrendered.
heard all this. You've seen me
practicing it for ten years. You see it
being practiced all over the Earth. Why are
You have no
right to sit there and
stare at me with the virtuous superiority
of being shocked. You're in on it.
You've taken your share and you've
got to go along. You're afraid to see
where it's leading.
I am not. I will tell you.
Earth of the future. The
Earth I want.
A world of obedience and of unity.
Earth where the
thought of each man will not be his own,
but an attempt to guess the thought of
the mind of his neighbor who'll have no thought of his own but an attempt to guess
the thought of the next neighbor who'll
have no thought - and so on, Peter,
around the Earth.
Since all must
agree with all. A Earth where no man will
hold a desire for
himself, but will direct all his efforts to
satisfy the desires of his neighbor
who'll have no desire except to satisfy
the desires of the next neighbor who'll
have no desires - around the
Since all must serve
A Earth in which man will not
work for so innocent an incentive as
money, but for that headless
monster - prestige. The approval
of his fellows - their good
opinion - the
opinion of men who'll be allowed to hold
no opinion. An octopus, all tentacles and no brain.
Judgment, Peter! Not
public polls. An average drawn
upon zeroes - since no individuality will be permitted.
Earth with its head cut off and a single
heart, pumped by
My hand - and the
hands of a few, a very few other
men like me.
Those who know what makes you tick - you great,
wonderful average, you who have not risen in fury when we called you the average, the little,
the common, you who've liked
and accepted those names. You'll sit enthroned and enshrined, you, the little
people, the absolute
ruler to make all past
rulers squirm with
Vox populi. The
average, the common, the general.
Do you know the
proper antonym for Ego?
Bromide, Peter. The rule of the
But even the trite has to be originated by someone at some
time. We will do the originating.
Vox dei. We
submission - from men
who've learned nothing except to
call it 'to
serve.' We will give out medals
for service. You'll fall over one another in a scramble to see who
better and more. There will be no other distinction to
seek. No other
form of personal achievement.
Can you see Howard Roark in the picture? No? Then don't
waste time on foolish
Every thing that
can't be ruled, must go.
freaks persist in being born occasionally, they will not
survive beyond their fourteenth year.
When their brain begins to function, it will
feel the pressure and it will
The pressure gauged to a vacuum. Do you
deep-sea creatures brought out to
So much for future
Roarks. The rest of you will smile and obey.
Have you noticed that the
imbecile always smiles?
first frown is the first touch of God
on his forehead. The touch of
we will have neither God nor
Only voting by smiles.
Automatic levers - all saying vote for the lesser of two
Now if you were a little
more intelligent - like your ex-wife, for
instance - you'd ask:
What of us,
the rulers? What of me, Ellsworth Monkton
And I would say, Yes, you're
right. I will achieve no more than you
will. I will have no purpose
save to keep you
lie, to flatter you, to praise you, to
inflate your vanity. To make speeches
about the common good.
poor old friend, I am the most
selfless man you've ever
known. I have less independence than you, whom I just
forced to sell your
soul. You've used people at
least for the sake of what you could get from them for yourself.
want nothing for myself. I use people for
the sake of what I can do to them. It's my only function and
satisfaction. I have no
purpose. I want
power. I want my
Earth of the future.
"Let all live
Let all sacrifice
and very few profit.
suffer and none
Let progress stop.
Let all stagnate.
All subjugated to the will of all.
Universal slavery - without
even the dignity of a master.
Slavery to slavery.
great circle - and a total
Earth of the
- Ayn Rand, Alisa
Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum anti-Zionist Jew, from the Fountain Head
Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum was also vehemently anti-communist. Alisa
Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum believed in
Toohey is basically a communist but the
truth is unresticted
capitalism can as well
work to the same ends as
communism in taking the
power away from the people and placing it
in a ruling class. In
communism the ruling class is
the government bureaucrats, the
Dictatorship of the Proletariat. In America the ruling class is the
government would probably take the form of
a social democracy. This is
essentially what America became after
Franklin D. Roosevelt
legislated the New Deal.
wealth in America of the
ruling class is now and has been
social democracy. America's social democracy has become one in which the
corporate powers, owned and
operated by the
American aristocracy, are the only ones
being served by the socialistic aspect of
think of the shift that has occured over
the last 25 years from welfare for people to welfare for
corporate entities owned by
the American aristocracy. And if you
subsidies are saving
American jobs you must
believe the latest
professional white collar jobs to foreign countries is
good for America!
Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum
would be as vehemently opposed to
subsidies as she was to
energy corporations hold life
holds: that reality
exists independent of
consciousness; that individual
persons are in contact with this reality
through sensory perception; that human
beings can gain objective knowledge
from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive and
deductive logic; that the proper
moral purpose of one's
life is the pursuit of one's own
rational self-interest; that the
only social system consistent with this morality is full respect for individual
rights, embodied in pure laissez-faire capitalism; and that the role of art in
human life is to
transform man's widest metaphysical ideas, by selective reproduction of
reality, into a physical form - a work of
art - that he can comprehend and to which he
can respond emotionally.
now exist in a
world. "Pure" laissez-faire capitalism requires
an equal playing field, a pipe dream in reality, because it can not exist where
behemoth corporations and
massive government entities
Mostly overlooked in the definition of
objectivism is the implied reality that
if you cooperate with your neighbor
your neighbor will cooperate with you, also
known as the exercise of the "Golden Rule."(This makes
perfect sense: if you treat others fairly with respect
they are inclined to treat you fairly with respect - ie. in accord with their
own rational self-interest. If
they do not you will quit doing business with them - unless of course they
happen to be a corporate
resources or a
centralized state overlord and then you
have no choice but to capitulate as
the only truly free man is a hermit
living off the land residing in a
back to stacks
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