So, the right loves Jesus as long as he can be used politically and when that doesn't work they take up with Ayn Rand? Hahahahahaha. We might take the time to read what the Republicans had to say about Rand before the Jesus ploy stopped working for them. What a bunch of silly hypocrites. "This god, this one word: I." --Ayn Rand
"The Jesus ploy..."? What ploy would that be? Jesus is not now nor has He ever been a ploy. He is Christ. Do you know what you are? One of those people banging on the Ark and begging Noah to let him in. Laugh while you can, for tomorrow, you die. Then what?
Christians are wise enough to recognize wisdom in some areas and foolishness in others. Both wisdom and foolishness can reside within the same imperfect human. If there is any wisdom residing in you, you haven't demonstrated it here.
Rshill7, I appreciate your effort to reason with someone like Murray Brown, but the sad fact is that he and his ilk have long been living in their own personal hell and the matters of faith are beyond their comprehension. He is not to be despised for his hateful rhetoric, but pitied for his misconceptions of reality. They serve no God but themselves and and their demise will show the light at the end of the tunnel does not exist for them. Sad, but it is ultimately their choice to make.
What ploy would that be? Are you serious or just trolling? Right wing Christians follow Jesus right up to the point they have to act like Christians--then they resort to the "I got mine" philosophy of Ayn Rand. Do you think Rand believes in a Christ? This wisdom you claim Christians possess when accepting some of Christ's teachings and rejecting others does not make you reasonable, it makes you a heretic. Wisdom indeed. You demonstrate the reasoning skills of a cork and all the moral potential of a slug. Quick--back under your rock where you belong.
Trolls all pay in the end. Particularly when they take the wrong exit on the internet highway. Goodbye.
The part of speech was not at issue. Got it?
I asked you five questions. You ignored them all. Go sit in the dugout little feller, you're out. Here, have a snow cone.
I am seriously trolling :-)
If you despise Christ, Christians and Ayn Rand, why are you here? Can't stand your own ideological counterparts? Can't blame you there. What Rand believes about Christ is irrelevant. Her arguments for Capitalism and against Communism are what I and many others celebrate here.
You use the word "they" a lot. Your "they" is a monolithic thing to you. You paint an entire group with a broad brush. Are "they" like synchronized swimmers? River Dancers? Connected at the hips?
Strike two Murray. Take another swing. The only rock I ever crawl under is the "Rock of Ages". It's raining, the door is closing, and you're missing the boat.
The movie that saved the Great Experiment that is the United States of America from a socialist attack from within.
When you become a Christian, your eyes are opened, and there is no turning back. Reading Atlas Shrugged puts you in a similar place - your eyes are opened, and you cannot go back into the comfort zone. I was so moved by the first movie and have been anticipating the second movie ever since. It is a life changing book for those who "get it". I'm still in awe of her prophetic words - perhaps the hand of God, who does use the most wide variety of souls to expose the evil around us.
Woah - what a teaser!!! But I hoped to see a glimpse of the upcoming movie, and where they will stop it. The first one covered a lot of the book in a rapid-fire way; how far into the story will Part II go? I can't WAIT to find out!!
Now, as to the contest - do you leave comments here, or on the movie site? I will do either one!!! On with the FIGHT to defeat socialist/communist welfare states and fundamentally RESTORE this great Constitutional Republic - the United States of America!
Over fifty years ago, Ayn Rand looked to the future of America and wrote her finest fictional work, Atlas Shrugged. This book has come to life as a detailed view of our future with none of the ambiguity of a Nostradamus prediction. Her story is being played out today in Washington. Her characters and their traits can be individually identified with people now working within the current administration.
I would happily sit through all three parts in one viewing if possible. The movie and book provides a health spa experience for the mind!
How did she know?
I just posted that this film and Rand's ideas must be shown to every American. Let me expand that. Every human being on this planet! If the Fabians truly want to create Utopia, start with personal, individual, FREEDOM!! Until we all recognize that Freedom and Capitalism are the best and fairest paths to human achievement and development, we are doomed to fight and squabble for all eternity. The pure genius of our Founders and the Constitution they gave us is a living testament to mankinds search for perfection.
I recently read the book and I am still traumatized. What a terrorizing experience! Every new chapter brought new insight into how our government and culture are destroying the American Dream. I bought part I and had to wait until I finished the book to watch it. Great movie! Really nice adaptation that ,considering constraints, maintains the integrity of the material. I can't wat to see II! While I loved Pt. I's casting, I am looking forward to new faces/interpretations. The ideas are the star! And these ideas and information must be disseminated/shoved in the face of every American. Truth has no agenda.
I just recently read the book and I am still traumatized. What a terrorizing book! Every new chapter brought new insight into how our current government and culture is tearing down the American Dream. I bought Part I and had to wait till I finished the book to watch it. Great movie! Really nice job of squeezing so much content into limited time. And still giving the material the gravity it deserves. I can't wait to see II! While I loved Pt. I's casting I am looking forward to seeing new faces/interpretations. The story is the star, and must be told/disseminated/shoved in every Americans face.
I first read Atlas Shrugged as a high school senior in 1959. The impression it made on me at the time was incalculable but subtle in that, arrowing my later existence toward constitutional conservatism, I really didn't believe such a state of affairs would, or could, exist in my lifetime. I mean.....1955! Was this a great country, or what!? As the decades rolled by I began to realize not only could it happen but in the process was fast becoming so. Subtlety be damned. The republic was then, and is now, being threatened by internal forces as much or more so, than by enemys that are identifiable to us worldwide. Our own citizens seem hell-bent on destroying the greatest, most generous country the world has ever seen. And we are not reacting to the obvious in a morally responsible way .
Toward the end of the book Dagny Taggert deliberately dispatches a guard with his feet planted firmly in midair..... well, let Ayn Rand tell it, "...... pulled the trigger, and fired straight at the heart of a man who had wanted to exist without the responsibility of conciousness...." Wow! Who had wanted to exist without the responsibility of conciousness..........
Point being we, ourselves are the caretakers of the wisdom of the Founders in the documents they have handed down to us. It is therfore up to us to seek redress again'st the usurpers who have, through our own inactions, our own dereliction of duty and moral responsibilities, allowed the present conditions to come to pass. Failure to take back the Republic in the coming election might very well be the death of it and perhaps, even in the coming violence, our own souls! VOTE!
Obama Accused of Massive Voter Fraud, Intimidation in 2008. Hillary's volunteers are speaking out on what happened in 2008--massive voter fraud and serious intimidation by bussed in Obama thugs--one of them is a Hollywood producer (made Jack & Jill with Adam Sandler) who I have chatted with about the threats she has received and what she witnessed. Her movie is "We Will Not Be Silent" http://youtu.be/YXDJgprbnuo
Love it or hate it, Hollywood is an exceptionally powerful tool that Obama is using to his advantage. Why should he have an all-access pass?
Poll after poll show that those identifying themselves as conservative outnumber those identifying themselves as liberal two to one. We simply have to show up! I see Atlas Shrugged II as a thunderous bell ringing to bring in the masses.
The release of ASII is a mere 26 days before the most important election of our lifetime. It will be my honor and duty to ensure everyone I know sees this film, and ask that everyone they know do the same.
And on that victorious day, November 7, while we prepare for a new president, we'll know our work has just begun. But as a country we will breathe free air, and know that America has a chance.
That's all that matters.
At first, I refrained from commenting on this. Because you made it a contest. I know you did that just to add a little fun to the game. I know that. But, when I make a comment here on this site, or any other, for that matter, I try my best to speak what I really think and feel. I would hate to think that any of my words here, were somehow changed or altered to win a contest, even one just for fun. I have read the comments of some of my friends here and I think, quite frankly, two or three have already won. Thank God for that. That leaves me free to tell you what I think of Ayn Rand and what an incredible influence she had upon my life. Like most of you who are my age, I first read, "Atlas Shrugged," when I was in my twenties. It changed my life. No joke. I was never again the same person, after having read the book. I believe it is a compliment of the greatest order, that Ayn Rand changed many lives, not just mine. I was young and ignorant of many things when I was twenty something, not unlike a lot of the twenty somethings of our current generation. Funny how that works. Ayn Rand gave me the first glimpse that maybe, just maybe, all things were not right with the world that I lived in. As I grew older, as all of us do, I learned that her writings were not just pretty words, they were, in fact Prophecy. Ayn Rand was like Jules Verne. They both had an ability to see the future. Jules Verne wrote a science fiction story about a nuclear submarine. Way ahead of it's time. You might be interested to know that the first Nuclear Submarine commissioned by the Unite States Navy, was given the name, 'Nautilus." He also wrote a novel about "Going to the Moon." He envisioned exactly how it would be accomplished. He envisioned a rocket, leaving Earth and achieving an orbit around the Moon. Rockets didn't exist in Jules Verne's time, except by the Chinese, so he thought of it as a big gun, that would shoot the vehicle toward the moon. The eventual accomplishment by NASA, to send a rocket to the Moon, achieving an orbit around the Moon and then sending down a lander from the Mother ship, is so eerily like what Jules Verne envisioned, that it gives me chills. The first time I read, "Atlas Shrugged," did the same thing for me. She painted a picture. A picture most of us had never seen before. She painted a picture of a country where some people were productive and ingenious, but most were dolts. The dolts had the upper hand, or course. Not unlike what we are living with today. Ingenuity and Creativity and Success in business are all bad words in the Progressive mind.
I have read Ayn Rand's books several times, each time gaining some new insight that I missed previously. I so look forward to the release of this most recent movie of her work. God Bless the people who produced this. Kudos to the timing. It could not have been better. I believe Ayn Rand had a vision of the future. I believe her vision was, we can defeat these bastards!
Break it up a bit. You can't have a wall of text like that and expect it to work. Yours worked because it's good writing. Only very patient people read it though. Make it easier for the less patient.
well said white- as all of your comments are :-)
Hopefully these generations of 20 and 30 somethings will find Atlas Shrugged and read it. Hopefully new generations will have their lives changed by it as well.
I looooove irony, as much as I detest Bob Beckel.
Bob Beckel's brother Graham, is actually in Atlas Shrugged Pt. 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Beckel
That just made me smile a whole lot.
I actually read "The Fountainhead" before I read "Atlas Shrugged" and love both books. The principles and work ethics Rand presents are the foundation for what makes our country great. After seeing the first movie twice, I bought it and can't wait for the sequel.There are sources that will tell you it is the second most popular book in history, second only to the Bible. Google it and the life of Ayn Rand for a great journey. Ariel Durant said, "A great civilization cannot be conquered from without until it destroys itself from within." We have a front row seat to watch the demiocrats try to do just that. Its amazing that Ariel Durant and Ayn Rand are both Russian immgrants.
If anyone is wondering about what "Atlas Shrugged" is all about, look no further than my blog posting: "Atlas Shrugged" and Buckyballs - http://freshbrewedconservatism.blogspot.com/2012/08/atlas-shrugged-and-buckyballs.html. It's happening right now in front of us. I saw the trailer this past weekend in DC at AFP's Dream Summit. And chills just go up and down my body. I fully believe this is a must movie to see. Our country is in peril. And the danger is many are not seeing it. The "enemy" knows our weaknesses. Government is too big, too intrusive and we haven't seen anything yet. The anticipation for PART II is huge. I, for one, am scared for my country.
Rand Paul on his trust and belief in Mitt.
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1679154504001/sen-rand-paul-gov-romney-is-right-there-with-us Mitt is going after the Fed as per Mitt & Rand.. Get on the Mitt train....next stop Libertyville. MUST SEE VIDEO on what Mitt will do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKMDS4cB58U
I grew up in a family that had conservative values, but was into pop culture. This gave me a very broad perspective on the world around me and one I would not trade for the world. I read Atlas Shrugged for the first time my senior year of high school based on the recommendation of a fellow student who was beside himself with the liberal agenda of our teachers. I never really bought their BS and just went ahead getting good grades. When I finished the book it was like the cloud the Liberal agenda created was gone. It exposed them for what they were and has aided me ever since. I ended up going to perhaps one of the most Liberal colleges in the country because I felt empowered to debate the enemy. The irony is that the professors I combated were able to take their anger out on me with grades. That is another story that I would love to share with The Right Scoop if I end up winning this contest.
The point of the matter is that this book changes peoples lives and for the better. Ayn Rand is a modern day prophet for the world we live in and in my mind the single greatest thinker of the last 100 years. She saw the world for what it was and told us what we needed to do to make it better. The problem is the Progressive disease has been allowed to take root. This will make it very hard to fix, but we can still do it by all of us keeping up the fight like The Right Scoop does everyday.
If you have not read the book....go get it right now and start the transformation from innocent bystandard to an educated and involved problem solver.
In this summer's double issue, Playboy (I only read the articles) has their 1964 interview with Ayn Rand on page 124 entitled "A Return Visit with Objectivist Number One".
Atlas shrugged is a important reminder of what happen if you push business and people too far. We cannot continue letting the gov. tax our job creators and expect them to keep running their business. I hope people watch this film and if they don't come out of it tea party memeber or at least a little worried about our country then we are doomed as a nation.
The sacrificial lamb got sacrificed for the sake of the collective. The lamb had no say in the matter. Ultimately his voice was finally silenced. Like sheep to the slaughter...the individual will have the same fate, if what we are sacrificing...Is Ourselves!.
I AM JOHN GALT
Thanks, Kemberlee, for this interview and the post. I really like this idea. A nice break from current events, and a chance to discuss something a little deeper than usual.
And Congrats on the Exclusive, Scoop!
Some of the "entries" thus far are quite good! I have to say we have the best community of folks commenting here, versus any other site. Just the right mix of geeks, furries, hard-boileds, highly-educated, lowly-edjumacated, intense, mellow, humorous, droll, historically knowledgeable, old (same thing, I guess), young, soldierly, peaceful (thanks to the soldierly), busy, lethargic, troll-ish, goat-ish (Gruff vs Troll), and lovelies. I'd buy you all a drink if we ever had a get together.
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AND what happened to the movie that was supposed to be released by Danesh D'Souza all about the tragic Obama administration? Did the lamestream media squash it's release?
AC is right it's in theaters now. 2016: Obama's America
The synchronicity of today’s reality and that of “Atlas Shrugged” is at best foreboding, and at worst, as anticipated by our aristocrats and ruling class, to be our forthcoming future. Except for Hollywood elite and the corporate/politicians we are John Galt et al!