January 26, 2005

johngalt bio

"I will stop the motor of the world!"

Well, maybe not, but I endorse the idea. I was reticent about adopting this literary moniker as my blog identity, but concluded it was appropriate as long as the opinions I professed always adhered to Galt's philosophy: "I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who does not sacrifice his love or his values." ... "I will not sacrifice myself for others, nor ask another to sacrifice himself for me." And this is exactly my philosophy so it's been a natural process.

Real Identity: (deleted to protect himself from others who insist upon anonymity) - 41. I am an engineer/amateur farmer and horseman living in the Platte river valley in Colorado with my wife of 2 years and a baby girl on the way. My wife occasionally comments on the blog under the pen name "dagny." We sacrifice ourselves for no one and ask no one to sacrifice for us. We have named our home "Atlantis Farm."

On Blogging: I call attention to the philosophical roots of current events. For example, the natural human tendency toward compassion and kindness to others has been perverted by the anti-life morality of altruism, which values the most worthless members of humanity while sneering at the achievers amongst us and loots the fruits of their labor for all manner of otherwise unsustainable programs. My blogging is less prolific than I would like, primarily due to time constraints.

On Politics: A large portion of modern liberals are insane and ultimately suicidal. They don't want to advance the cause of humanity, but to punish any man they consider to be "too rich." Modern conservatives, or "traditionalists" as O'Reilly calls them, place too much value on a code of morality transcribed by intellectuals thousands of years ago in the name of a non-existent deity. Neither camp embraces the idea that man's greatness comes from his cognitive mind, and that his life is a possession of no one but himself. That is the meaning of liberty as the preeminent right of the American people as specified by America's founders. This right is a product of man's nature and ability, notwithstanding the founder's reference to "his creator" as the source of this right of man. In other words, who is a better judge of a man's best interests than himself?

Posted by JohnGalt at January 26, 2005 1:14 AM