JOHN GALT IS HOMELESS
Selfishness used to be a virtue. It was a way to advance ourselves in capitalist society. We were supposed to put ourselves before other people, and this was supposed to be the gateway to success. Yet this was not the way of the future, and many of us were in for quite a surprise. We saw more and more poor conservatives who were too selfish to make it in Corporate America. We saw brilliant people struggle for survival simply because they were disinterested in the will of the group. For the first time in history, it appeared that kindness was winning.
We need to face the fact that Randian capitalism is no longer a way to advance oneself but a way to make oneself poor. The roles have now been reversed and it is no longer survival-of-the-fittest but survival-of-the-most-willing-to-please. As unique and individualistic as we are, we must accept that the real way to prosper in this society is to make other people happy. Thinking only for ourselves will not bring us to the top but leave us socially ostracized and starving.
It is time to accept that John Galt is homeless. When I talk to people living on the streets, they do not posses a Marxist view of the world but a view based on scarcity and survival. It is everybody against everybody in the urban jungle. There is no unity when people are struggling simply to put the food on the table. Being poor and conservative is not a contradiction but a natural reaction. It is usually people who are well off that can afford to think about saving
- JOHN GALT IS HOMELESS - Theresa, 2012-03-20, 15:33
- JOHN GALT IS HOMELESS - CatFan, 2012-03-21, 12:24