Can someone explain to me the obsession the Right has with Atlas Shrugged? I hate that book*, it is, in my humble opinion, immature. That's probably the best word I could use to describe it. The whole concept, of the intellectuals "Going Galt" is almost insulting, since it depects aconcept of self interest that most intellectuals don't have (some are just that self centered, but most would realize that isolating themselves from society would do no good in the long run). And what is it that the Right is identifying with? They keep talking about how people will be "Going Galt", are they saying they are like the intellectuals? They hate intellectuals. Do they want intellectuals to leave? How will that help them? They will be creating a society based on industry with no chance of any progression. That's just dumb.
I really don't get this whole thing, so if anyone could explain it to me that would be great.
*I'm going to admit that my hatred of the book may be why I can't understand why anyone would like it so much.