Even the guy at the Going John Galt blog can't do it, offering up this tortured rationale:


I really, really don’t want to ever actually have to go “John Galt”. Now I still feel quite certain that the only way to avoid having to do so is to show that you actually are willing to. But there’s more that can be done too, and that’s what I’ve been thinking about lately. And it has to do with recognizing an important fact about the conflict between your average producer and your average functionally anti-freedom person: neither one has their heart in this fight the way their opponent fears they do.

In half a decade, conservatism has gone from a fearsome political machine unified by cultural, social and economic issues to your malcontent uncle who keeps trying to get you into rambling, asinine arguments that's he's already lost a dozen times over.