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Zeluvia 24th March 2020 09:01 PM

Will Covid-19 Kill John Galt?
Does the wealth of the successful depend on the labors of the poorest among us?

Will he finally die for good?

MondoVman 25th March 2020 07:20 AM

Would you prefer being a slave, servant, peasant or free man?

Mantisdreamz 25th March 2020 07:30 AM

Who is John Galt?

MondoVman 25th March 2020 08:28 AM

Congrats, Mantis!

"Who is John Galt?" are the exact words from the famous 1957
novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Brother Daniel 25th March 2020 09:57 AM

Mantis, here is all you need to know about this subject.


Originally Posted by John Rogers
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

MSG 25th March 2020 10:22 AM

hey guys, is it possible mantis posted that comment simply for

Originally Posted by Imp (Post 432908)
Mild comedic effect

Imp 25th March 2020 10:23 AM

Do... do you have a file on me?

MSG 25th March 2020 10:25 AM

yes, it's here http://mindromp.org/forum/showthread.php?t=3145

nostrum 25th March 2020 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by Imp (Post 456943)
Do... do you have a file on me?

I thought we all did :sitplease:

MondoVman 25th March 2020 06:51 PM

Science says:

Exclusive footage from inside the Federal Reserve preparing the $6 trillion stimulus package.
(That’s actually a factory in Wuhan. Jokes on you hoarders.)

Mantisdreamz 25th March 2020 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by MSG (Post 456941)
hey guys, is it possible mantis posted that comment simply for

Originally Posted by Imp (Post 432908)
Mild comedic effect

Ya I read it years back. Managed to stomach my way through it... I think it was like 1000 pages, but seemed more like 5000 pages long. When i was nearly finished the book, i actually left it on the metro by accident. Had to repurchase it, only having like 100 pages left or something. Was not impressed, but at that point I couldn't not finish it.

TestyCalibrate 3rd April 2020 08:18 PM

I absolutely missed that she was serious. I read a bunch of her novels at about that age and just thought of them as dystopian science fiction.

Zeluvia 4th April 2020 12:30 AM


If the great plague of the 14th century triggered a post-feudal imagination, it is possible - and desirable - that this one triggers a post-capitalist imagination. And fast.

TestyCalibrate 4th April 2020 03:53 PM

If the networks break down, it is possible. I don't hold out a ton of hope though.

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