Sunday, March 22, 2009

Episode IV: A New Hope

GALT LEADER: All Taxpayers report in.

Atlanta Tea Party standing by.

Orlando Tea Party standing by.

Chicago Tea Party standing by.

LA Tea Party standing by.

Raleigh Tea Party standing by.

Ridgfield Tea Party standing by.

Cincinnati Tea Party standing by.

New York Tea Party standing by.

GALT LEADER: Lock S-foils in attack position.


Burgess Laughlin said...

Several questions arise for me:

1. What is a "Galt leader"? In Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged, the protagonist was John Galt, the leader of a strike--a withdrawal of one's highest productive capacity from society--and the leader of a philosophical revolution. That revolution rejected supernaturalism, mysticism, altruism, and statism. It embraced the natural world, reason, egoism, and capitalism.

Is there any evidence that the "Tea Parties" are doing likewise? Earlier, I was unable to find a statement of principles for them. I welcome a link.

2. What is an "S-foil"?

Thucydides said...

This is a bit of humour combining several of the tropes coming out of the opposition to the Obama administration:

The Debt Star should be quite obvious, and is also becoming a common sign at "Tea Party" protests.

"Galt Leader" is the transposition of "Red Leader" in the movie, and "Going John Galt" is one of the more effective countermeasures Americans can take against the Obama administration and the Congress between elections.

The Tea Parties are the vocal opposition to the administration, and like the movie are small units engaged in a struggle against the massive forces of the State, MSM and political rent seekers. Right now they are still a diffuse movement, although Instapundit covers the tea parties as they happen.

"S-Foil" is a line straight from the movie, where the "X-Wing" fighters open their wings into the classic "X" shape prior to the attack run.