"Atlas Shrugged," the stirring tale of free-market capitalism and never being a parasite who takes money without creating anything of value, has had to turn to Kickstarter to fund its final installment, after the first two did abysmally in the aforementioned free market.
Lest you think that it’s only for rich people, completely removed from the reality of the common man, there are already 5 people who have backed the project with $10,000 or more. I, on the other hand, was annoyed last night that I had to pay $9 to rent two movies. I’m technically getting a 222,222% better return on my investment than they are, so at least I’m a better businessman.
I’d link to the Kickstarter, but if I thought someone funded that movie due to my intervention, I’d probably have to kill myself.
I haven’t actually watched either of the first two “Atlas Shrugged” movies (largely because I hated the chunk of the book that I read, and I find objectivism completely appalling), but to make an objectivist movie that fails so spectacularly in this political climate is a pretty impressive feat. I’m similarly impressed that the Republicans managed to find a presidential candidate worse than Barack Obama. Somewhere along the line, they lost the difference between “look who bad the other guy is” and “if you think that guy’s bad, look at THIS guy,” but I digress.
Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent-looking bookstore, I’m going to continue reading “Chomsky on Anarchism” and watching Stanley Kubrick movies (the last movie I saw in theaters was “2001: a Space Odyssey,” and the two movies I rented last night were “Fear and Desire” and “Killer’s Kiss…” I’m kind of on a roll, and they were out of “Iron Man 3”).
But hey, at least she was an atheist and pro-choice, so it’s not like there’s nothing we agree on.