The Government is actually GulchersDirective 10-289 makes NO sense. Criminalizing hiring during a recession is insane, no matter your ideology. The Government is in on the conspiracy and is trying to hasten the demise of the state.
John Galt is a Time Lord....someone had to say it.
John Galt is Fontaine.
John Galt is a Who."Who is John Galt" was a statement, not a question.
John Galt is not John Galt's real name.Think of it. The question "Who is John Galt?" appears to be some kind of meme. Maybe the person we get to know as John Galt did "jump to the myth": He adopted the name after the meme was spread. He is not the only one who calls himself John Galt. There are others out there that have adopted that name (though this could even be the case if the John Galt we get to know is the original). It might be some kind of copycat phenomenon.
John Galt's magical engine doesn't run on ambient static electricity.Galt combined a normal engine with his magical mind reading lock, and created an engine that's powered by ego. Hence, the people of the Gulch are now guaranteed all the energy they could want.
The story was a Shoot The Shaggy Dog StoryGalts Gulch is a blatant Egopolis only held together through the combined egos of the people there when they die everthing they achieved will fall apart. The Paragon and at worst, is the Dark Messiah and knows it. He believes the world's beyond his power to save and that attempting to do so would just be throwing his life away in the pursuit of an impossibility. So instead he chooses to save what small part of it matters to him most and try to give what remains the best chance they can of picking themselves back up from the ashes.
Dagny Taggart is Amy Pond.Because for twelve years she's been asking: Who is John Galt?
John Galt had the Ferris Persuader sabotagedHe manged to get cigarettes from Atlantis while in custody so he had an someone on the inside. Working from within he had the torture machine sabotaged and that is why he knew exactly what was wrong with it when it malfunctioned.
John Galt is an agent of ChaosThink about it – the world is spiralling downward, society and the economy is killing it self from with in, rotten thru and thru as the oak of Eddie Willers childhood and what is it that Galt do: He convicts the people that could turn this development and prevent society to implode on it self and humanity becoming nothing but neo-tribal tech-barbarians, to abound society and the rest of the world. Galt is not trying to create a heaven for the best and the brightest or not even to save them from a failing society that don’t care about them; he is trying to gather them to prevent them from saving the modern society. Also most of the people in Galt’s Gulch are highly individualistic and Galt not only convict them to follow him and his philosophy but also to abound all their fortunes and place in society. How dose he do that? With help of unnatural charisma gifted by Chaos! The real question is not Who is John Galt, it is What is John Galt, under that all to perfect human appearance…
John Galt is The DevilThe Faceless man that everybody wants to know, who appears covered in a Conspicuous Trenchcoat? Meets with CorruptCorporateExecutives, and talks them into joining his agenda by appealing to their greed and self-righteousness? Results in the Crapsack World quickly going From Bad to Worse? The one thing that doesn't make him a dead-giveaway is his good sense NOT to have a name that sounds like Devil/Satan/Lucifer. (This is mostly borrowing from his brief portrayals in The Movie Atlas Shrugged, for the record.)
Rand did not intend all the superscience technologies in the book to be interpreted as potential future developments, but as physical examples of the abstract capabilities and traits of the human mind.
John Galt is V. from V for Vendetta.
Atlas Shrugged is the mirror universe version of Captain PlanetThink about it. The characters are all archetypes and symbols rather than real people, with the protagonists being invincible due to representing the philosophy the work exists to advocate, and the villains are cartoonish moustache-twirlers doing things For the Evulz rather than for the reasons or with anything but exaggerated versions of the methods their real counterparts do, preventing any sympathy or two-way dialogue from occurring. The two works' political associates are even typically found on opposite sides of the American political spectrum. Übermensch/charismatic proto-Kamina of the book, invents an engine that provides limitless energy. The "atmospheric static electricity" was a coverup for the real mechanism: the engine is actually powered by the Spiral Energy carried by Galt's ego, and later, by the rest of the heroes living in the Gulch. This engine becomes the prototype for the invention of the Lagann units. The Collectivist Government are in league with the Anti-Spirals. They both try to repress humanity's latent evolution, exceptionalism and awesomeness. After the old collectivist society collapses, Galt's Gulch survives, takes over the world through Spiral technology, and rebuilds civilization according to Spiral Objectivist virtues, acquiring the attention of the Anti-Spirals. For added hilarity and insanity, John Galt is Simon's ancestor.