Who is John Galt?

Well to find out you need to read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Other books by Ayn Rand that are a must read are We The Living, Anthem, and The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand believed that man (mankind) is a heroic being. The philosophy which Ayn Rand promotes in her books is Objectivism. This philosophy offers that the individual a rational creature.
Leonard Peikoff a student of Ayn Rand's for over 30 years and the leading person on Objectivism and had a very informative, and interactive radio show, The show is now hosted by Andrew Lewis click here to hear what Dr. Peikoff has to say about the brain and how brain cells and their growth. Ayn Rand held that every person should live by their own rational values, and that altruism is incompatible with man's nature And creative requirements for survival in a free society.


Here is what The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary has to say about altruism.
Main Entry: al·tru·ism
Pronunciation: 'al-tru-"i-z&m
Etymology: French altruism, from autrui other people, from Old French, oblique case form of autre other, from Latin altar Date: 1853
1 : unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
2 : behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits others of its species
- al·tru·ist /-tru-ist/ noun
- al·tru·is·tic /"al-tru-'is-tik/ adjective
- al·tru·is·ti·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb

In my own words altruism is the false belief that one must give up what they have earned to those that are to dumb, lazy or of a "higher power" so that every one is equal and every thing is fair. If no matter how hard you work, you're going to get the same thing and or amount that a person that does less is as immoral as murder, and in my opinion is a rape of the human sprit and free will.
The United States Government over the last six years has lied to you about volunteerism. Bill Clinton wants you to give up your time and to work for free to better the collective. Bill Clinton in effect believes or wants you to believe that the behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to it self but that benefits others of its species is the right thing to do. That you or your life means nothing and that you are to work and die for the collective. Further more the United States Government has also lanced an immoral attack on Microsoft and Bill Gates. The Anti-Trust laws that the United States Government is using are fueled by weak, and lazy people that want Bill Gates to pay their way do to the fact that they don't want to earn anything for themselves.

The case exemplifies all that is immoral about antitrust, which punishes the productive and able because they are productive and able."
--Michael S. Berliner, The Ayn Rand Institute's executive director.

Has Atlas shrugged?