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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

political mini-rant? don't mind if I do

To all the "real" "contributors" out there (you know who you are, you've got an Ayn Rand bumper sticker to prove your individualist cred) thinking of actually engaging in John Galt's strike and abandoning the rest of us shmoes to our fates ...

Please.

Just do it already.

Thanks.

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(In case you didn't know, in Atlas Shrugged a character named John Galt tells everyone who really matters--industrialists, inventors, innovators, and anyone who is not one of those things but fortunately happens to be a raging douche--to abandon society to its own devices and go live in a commune. Because, clearly, only then will they really be FREE.

It's sort of an interesting idea in a book that's just a teensy bit rapey, and a laughable idea in this world I like to call "Grown Up Land." 

Good luck on your commune, ladies and gents. Hope you figured out how to can peaches and suture wounds before you left. We'll just be here, enjoying our mediocrity and tax obligations, along with our restaurants, indoor plumbing, college football and DisneyWorld. In case you ever want to come back.

Which we sincerely hope you don't.)

4 comments:

  1. I know like five people I want to send this to right now.

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    1. Ha, you should just blog about it yourself instead. So much easier than trying to take on multiple crazies yourself at the same time ;)

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  2. I can't even describe how much I love this sentiment.

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  3. Can I get an Evangelistic Ironical AMEN! hehe Love it..

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