John Galt, “Genocidal Prick”

January 16th, 2012

John Scalzi:

…in Ayn Rand’s world, a man who self-righteously instigates the collapse of society, thereby inevitably killing millions if not billions of people, is portrayed as a messiah figure rather than as a genocidal prick, which is what he’d be anywhere else. Yes, he’s a genocidal prick with excellent engineering skills. Good for him. He’s still a genocidal prick.

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Cross-posted at Angry Bear.

  1. Don A in Pennsyltucky
    January 16th, 2012 at 10:27 | #1

    Galt’s “great invention” has all the properties of a perpetual motion machine which takes it outside the realm of science and engineering and into a world of fantasy. This make him more a magician than an engineer.

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