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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To achieve the virtue of sacrifice, you must want to live, you must love it, you must burn with passion for this earth and for all the splendor it can give you—you must feel the twist of every knife as it slashes your desires away from your reach and drains your love out of your body, It is not mere death that the morality of sacrifice holds out to you as an ideal, but death by slow torture.
A mindless world of ruins was not your goal? Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing but rational actions. It is pain, regardless of its nature or cause, pain as a primary absolute, that gives you a mortgage on all of existence.
As the plot unfolds, Galt is acknowledged to be a philosopher and inventor; he believes in the power and glory of the human mind, and the rights of individuals to use their minds solely for themselves. Your morality demands that you divorce your love from values and hand it down to any vagrant, not as response to his worth, but as response to his need, not as reward, but as alms, not as a payment for virtues, but as a blank check on vices.
An axiom is balt proposition that defeats its opponents by the fact that they have to accept it and use it in the process of any attempt to deny it. The day when he grasps that matter has no volition is the day when he grasps that he has—and this is his birth as a human being. In the second, he explains and attacks the opposite moral code of mysticism, sacrifice, and collectivism The Morality of Deathshowing how it has always been used to exploit atlqs producers.
November 6, at 2: The motive of your sacrifice, it tells you, should be love— the love you ought to feel for every speefh. I am the first man who would not do penance for my virtues or let them be used as the tools of my destruction. It will be a just world, where your virtues will be rewarded, and mutual respect among people is possible.
John Galt’s Speech from Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”
They offer you, as proof gxlt their superior knowledge, the fact that they assert the opposite of everything you know, and as proof of their superior ability to deal with existence, the fact that they lead you to misery, self-sacrifice, starvation, destruction.
It forces man to struggle through the effort of playing, to bear responsibility and pay for the game, but the decision is weighted in favor of a tendency that he had no power to escape. But emotions are governed by what we choose to value. I am the man who does not sacrifice his love or his values.
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A trader does not ask to be paid arlas his failures, nor does he ask to be loved for his flaws. We have chosen not to exploit you any longer. We are on strike, we, the men of the mind. They take their emotions as a cause, and their mind as a passive effect.
John Galt’s Speech [mini-version] at Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment
And he makes his fatal error when he switches this gauge protecting his life into the service of his own destruction, when he chooses a standard contradicting existence and sets his self-esteem against reality. Renounce the material world and you surrender it to evil. Rand spfech any connection to her friend John Gall, a conservative attorney, but did claim some shrgged came from her husband, Frank O’Connor. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive.
The deserved belongs in the selfish, commercial realm of mutual profit; it is only the undeserved that calls for that moral transaction which consists of profit to one at the price of disaster to the other. I seem to recall that many of the points made were repetitive and did not further her argument much.
They, who pose as scientists and claim that man is only an animal, do not grant him inclusion in the law of existence they have granted to the lowest of insects.
Having surrendered their own judgment to avoid clashes with others, they regard the judgments of others as a power superior to reason, believing that others have a mysterious link with reality. The root of that legend exists, not in the past of the race, but in the past of every man.
I do not understand her objection to discussing the limits of human reason or perception, but to Rand it was a big deal. In a society of trade, there is no conflict of interests among men at different levels in the pyramid of ability. Admit that the whole of your struggle, your doubts, your fakes, your evasions, was a desperate quest for escape from the responsibility of a volitional consciousness—a quest for automatic knowledge, for instinctive action, for intuitive certainty—and while you called it a longing for the state of an angel, what you were seeking was the state of an animal.
When men reduce their virtues to the approximate, then evil acquires the force of an absolute. But it took me weeks.
Noteworthy, but only coincidental, that you have the same default banner picture as me. To remain alive, he must act, and before he can act he must know the nature and purpose of his action.