RunRyder RC
 8  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 1 page 682 views POST REPLY
HomeOff Topics News & Politics › Poll - Atlas Shrugged
08-09-2012 06:27 PM  5 years agoPost 1
fla heli boy

rrKey Veteran

cape coral, florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

For some reason, this book caught my eye in the store the other day and I bought it. I couldn't put it down. You could eliminate the relationship stuff in my opinipn, but the rest of the book left me slack jawed. THIS book was was written in 1957 and it describes so amazingly acurately exactly what American has become RIGHT now, that I just couldn't shake it.
Honestly, this book tells what's going to happen to us within a very short time. It's fiction, but my god is it accurate...other than, the author had no way to envision our technology leaps.
Who else has read it and what did you think???
I finished it 3 days ago and I'm still picking it up to highlight sections for future reference.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 06:34 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Dennis (RIP)

rrApprentice

Oregon

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Who else has read it and what did you think???
I finished it 3 days ago and I'm still picking it up to highlight sections for future reference.
I got about halfway through it.

I got so dammed mad and depressed, I had to set it down and move onto something else.

Its spooky man.

I'll give you that.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 10:42 PM  5 years agoPost 3
helicopter

rrApprentice

Omaha, Nebraska

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

FHB the author of that crap was Ayn Rand, an atheist
of the highest order.

If you're into atheism, Ayn is your gal.

Too bad she's dead.

I love gravity, it always keeps my feet planted when I fly!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 10:57 PM  5 years agoPost 4
Noobyflyer

rrVeteran

Clearwater, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

...

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 11:17 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Life_Nerd

rrVeteran

USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If you're into atheism, Ayn is your gal.

Too bad she's dead.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 11:25 PM  5 years agoPost 6
fla heli boy

rrKey Veteran

cape coral, florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

who gives a shiite about her religious beliefs??? That's not what's being discussed here. If that were the topic, I'd make this another God thread....
You should complete it Dennis. The ending gives you some hope. Well, if you're one of the smart ones that is.
It's amazing how that book mirrors EXACTLY what is happening today, written 55 years ago. Freaky to the extreme.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 11:58 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Dennis (RIP)

rrApprentice

Oregon

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

You should complete it Dennis. The ending gives you some hope. Well, if you're one of the smart ones that is
You know. I love to read. I read every single day and every single night. I have well over 600 books in my little personal library here covering a wall almost 30 feet long with book shelves going all the way to the ceiling and along the full length.

In my little library, I have a couple of dozen political ones and very few of them I could get all the way through to the end. Shrugged being no exception.

I read to escape the world. Not get further into it. I read for entertainment. Not to learn something. I already know everything anyway.

I will never finish reading it and will probably give it away to one of my grandkids some day.

The rest of my books, I will read again. Most of them, I already have. Some of them more than twice.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 12:02 AM  5 years agoPost 8
rander1

rrNovice

Dallastown, PA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

It's amazing how that book mirrors EXACTLY what is happening today, written 55 years ago. Freaky to the extreme
You think thats crazy... read The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith... written in 1759. He also describes exactly what we are facing today. However it explains WHY we are the way we are.

Nothing has changed between us and now, we are the same, fundamentally.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Th...oral_Sentiments

Malthus is another although I dont agree with everything he preaches:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malthus

And of course Darwin... he's my idol

Tic Toc Tic Toc

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 12:36 AM  5 years agoPost 9
Rodan

rrVeteran

Prescott Valley, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Ayn Rand is not the easiest reading material out there, but Atlas Shrugged is definitely prophetic.

For those who don't have the time to read it, there is a generally faithfull movie adaptation. Part one was produced on a shoe string budget by believers in the material. Part two is either filming, or in-post production, and had better financial support and more well known actors. I believe part three is planned...?

You can get part one through Netflix, probably through other providers.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 01:08 AM  5 years agoPost 10
Inspector Fuzz

rrKey Veteran

NLA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The book should be required reading in all high schools.

It is amazingly prophetic. The book was written as more of an exposition of ideas than a story, though it is a good story.

I realize that Rand was an aetheist but a lot of the philosopy that she created is much in line with the natrual order of things, i.e. God.

Mandatory reading for any one who considers themselves even remotely capitalist, free thinking just dislikes big government.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 01:16 AM  5 years agoPost 11
fla heli boy

rrKey Veteran

cape coral, florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I hear ya D. I gave it to my son, but I think it's too deep for him, even though he's completely absorbed in economics, etc and is working on his masters. Not enough blood and guts, sex or aliens for him.....

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 01:22 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Dennis (RIP)

rrApprentice

Oregon

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 01:34 AM  5 years agoPost 13
drdot

rrElite Veteran

So. California, Orange County.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

fwiw...

Now.... If you need to round out your depression, read "1984"; then watch "Idiocracy".....Just be sure you have no sharp objects nearby.....

BC

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 01:50 AM  5 years agoPost 14
flustercluck

rrVeteran

Newnan Ga (Just S. of ATL)

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

My Take

"Epistemological Objectivism"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Objectivism_(Ayn_Rand)

First
You first need to understand her philosophy, which undergirds her novels...which are expositions of that philosophy.

Second
If you want to study Rand (note I didn't say "read"), you MUST- repeat MUST- read the prequel to Atlas Shrugged first: "The Fountainhead". Study Howard Roark carefully.

Third
Take a month off, then read The Fountainhead again- this time, for meaning.

Fourth
Having digested and internalized The Fountainhead, read Atlas Shrugged. Take your time; it's a long novel. Pay particular attention, of course, to John Galt & Dagny Taggart. Study and enjoy Francisco d'Antonia's discourse on the individual & society.

Fifth
Take a month off and ponder it. Look with new eyes all around you; you will likely see things differently.

Sixth
Study the philosophy and it's meaning to past, current, & future times.

Seventh
Re-read Atlas Shrugged...this time, for meaning, understanding, and most importantly- application.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 03:54 AM  5 years agoPost 15
pctomlin

rrVeteran

Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The next required book on your list after Atlas Shrugged should be Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Brings what is going on now with the libitards into full focus. Morally it is okay to lie, the spreading of deceptive information is okay because the end justifies these behaviors. We do not have a President in this country right now, we have a community organizer in chief.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 05:37 AM  5 years agoPost 16
nitro fun

rrApprentice

Oc ca

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Basically the libturds follow the philosophy of communist china

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 12:01 PM  5 years agoPost 17
fla heli boy

rrKey Veteran

cape coral, florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

One of my friends has been pushing me to read Alinsky's book for 2 years now. I'm loaning him my copy of Shrugged so he can re-read it. He's also tryng to get me to read The Communist Manefesto.
All that information and evidence is right out in the open as to what the socialist agenda is, but as long as the Chicken Nuggets keeps flowing, most Americans rest easy.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 09:01 PM  5 years agoPost 18
flustercluck

rrVeteran

Newnan Ga (Just S. of ATL)

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

, but as long as the Chicken Nuggets keeps flowing, most Americans rest easy
Yep, as long as they're free.

Keep the dumb masses sedated and you can do anything want.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 682 views POST REPLY
HomeOff Topics News & Politics › Poll - Atlas Shrugged
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 8  Topic Subscribe

Monday, June 18 - 11:03 am - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online