Trump is the continuation of John Galt. Who is John Galt? Ayn Rand created him and thereby illustrated why philosophy is important. Her Atlas Shrugged hero, John Galt in the monumental “Galt Speech” not only brought philosophy into the spotlight, she, via Galt showed how useful philosophy is. Donald Trump just went past Rand at warp speed. Philosophy has a purpose. It’s the guide to a perfect life. Rand figured that out when she was 12 years old. She came to America and cloistered herself away for five years to give us John Galt in 1957.
Rand died in the second year of Reagan’s presidency when Donald Trump was 37. Although they were probably in Manhattan at the same time because both lived there, there is no record they ever met even though Rand had offices in The Empire State Building, long before the World Trade Center was built.
“Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jon Meacham says Trump’s takeover of the Party of Reagan has no precedent in American history: “Donald Trump has managed to hijack an entire political party, and the pilots are asking why no one is on their side. The passengers are cheering for the guy who took over the plane.”
The government has put it’s inept hands on the scales and hamstrung everybody’s ability to benefit from their own money. That’s immoral: Trump knows it and he learned how to succeed despite the government’s policies designed to take away his money. The best way to understand Donald Trumps principles is to at least learn them. Imagine how much more Trump would have if the government didn’t take so much away from him and give it to people who have been trained to hate money unless it’s given to them by the government.
You can only imagine an economy where the government gets out of the way and allows business to keep their profits because such an economy has never existed. The profit motive has been condemned since Socialism began in the Garden of Eden when Eve gave Adam a free apple. As an aside, Adam wasn’t dependable. An apple did him in.
What does Donald trump stand for? As Ayn Rand and others have observed, “Don’t look at what people say, look at what they do.” What did Donald Trump do? He earned about $10 billion without scandal.
“Don’t fool yourself Donald, you’re much worse than a crook, you’re a saint. Which shows why saints are dangerous and undesirable, especially to politicians.
Ayn Rand has the last word: “Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.”