For the unfamiliar, Atlas Shrugged is a 1,168-page novel written by Ayn Rand that has been read by few but lauded by many. The novel formed the basis for Rand’s objectivist philosophy, which is kind of like Scientology but for Joe Rogan listeners. It’s Paul Ryan’s favorite book if that tells you anything. It proposes that the purpose of life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness — basically the “I got mine” philosophy. It’s a popular book mostly among incoming college freshmen men majoring in accounting or architecture, but most of them eventually grow out of their Rand phases.
Some do not. To wit: Aaron Rodgers on last night’s Manningcast:
Aaron Rodgers brags he has Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” on his bookshelf.— Marcus Hayes (@inkstainedretch) January 4, 2022
Explains everything. pic.twitter.com/fYHmGeY7FX
Of course, Rodgers would namecheck Atlas Shrugged, because of course he would believe that his own happiness is the moral purpose of his life. That’s exactly who you want as the leader of a team sport, isn’t it? No wonder the speculation about Rodgers is that he is “selfish” and disliked by both players and coaches in part because he is quick to throw them under the bus. It’s exactly the kind of philosophy that someone who would jeopardize the chances of his entire team by lying about being vaccinated would believe in, isn’t it?
Atlas Shrugged is the Asshole Bible, so, this makes sense. https://t.co/As6BkpdTiX— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) January 4, 2022
“Out of a lifetime of reading, I can recall no other book in which a tone of overriding arrogance was so implacably sustained. Its shrillness is without reprieve. Its dogmatism is without appeal.”— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) January 4, 2022
— Whittaker Chambers on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged https://t.co/CTIo8cpyMO
Does Aaron Rodgers keeping a copy of Atlas Shrugged on his shelf make it more or less likely that the, uh, rumors are true?— J. Respectful Clark (@JReubenCIark) January 4, 2022
Between that, the fact that he listens to Joe Rogan and that he was wearing a Masters golf shirt last night, I conclude that he really is straight.
There are 2 books that can change a 14yo life: TLoTR & Atlas Shrugged. 1 is a fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood unable to deal with the real world. The other involves orcs https://t.co/fYvqOzfDWu— Sardonicus (@bmoreabsurd) January 4, 2022
aaron rodgers has atlas shrugged? is he trying to get into a 19 year old texas girl's pants?— thriving xolo (@FuckTonyWomack) January 4, 2022
Being a grown adult person and proudly pointing to a copy of "Atlas Shrugged" on your shelf is a bit like pointing to a toilet and telling people you can go by yourself now. Like: okay, great, but that's really something much younger people take pride in.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) January 4, 2022
Want to know more about Atlas Shrugged? All you need to know is that it is practically synonymous with Bitcoin bros:
"The Creature from Jekyll Island" and "Atlas Shrugged" were the two most influential books that prepared me for the need for #Bitcoin and understanding the state of the world today.— PUBLORD ☣ (@publordhodl) January 4, 2022
Which books (or even movie) did it for you? 🍻😂
People who haven't read The Sovereign Individual, Atlas Shrugged and The Bitcoin Standard must be so confused as to what is going on and about to happen. These three widely accessible and enjoyable books are my go-to Red Pill reading suggestions.— NAKED FACE (offline) (@francispouliot_) March 13, 2021
Speaking of Atlas Shrugged: Bitcoin makes the flight of the productive a far greater possibility than at any time in history.— Bryan Jacoutot (@BryanJacoutot) January 4, 2022
The ability to take your wealth with you anywhere (no matter how much) really changes the game. Gold was too heavy/confiscatable to be practically done.
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