From WRSA, someone sees what’s going on here:
Some analogize the events in Atlas Shrugged to the events happening today. However, there is a fundamental difference. Our country was founded in resistance to tyranny; it is part of our Constitutional DNA. Americans are far more likely to fight back than become passive-aggressive. We are far more likely to struggle to find solutions than to watch the walls come tumbling down. Or at least warn the looters that, like tigers, we have claws we can unsheathe; hence the rapid growth of the open-firearm-carry movement, particularly those with rifles.
There are those who suggest the productive class should “go Galt” and withdraw their productive talents from society. That works at the macro-level, if a Henry Ford were willing to completely shut down his company, but good luck getting shareholders to approve such an action. At the micro-level, at the individual level, I suggest that “shrugging” is what has gotten us into the current mess at the Federal level. The productive class has shrugged off their civic duties for too long, and now they are taking the burden back on.
Of course, my take on the debate over “Galt vs. guns” is pretty obvious.