Don’t Feed the Beast: Why You Should Take Going Galt to the Next Level

Are your hard-earned dollars supporting companies with positions you don’t agree with? Don’t feed the beast! Seek alternative companies and brands.

I want to talk more about going Galt, which I have previously referred to as refusing to economically support a government with which you disagree by dropping out and generating as little tax revenue as possible. In other words, don’t feed the beast.

Today, I am going to take it further than the government and talk about why upstanding citizens who support the constitution should stop supporting large organizations that have become so tightly intertwined with the liberal wing of the government that they act like socialist apparatchiks.

If you haven’t grasped this yet, I’m talking about Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Instagram, Google, and news organizations like CNN and the New York Times. All of these companies perform services for the government that would be illegal if the government performed them. Some examples follow.

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A Report on Life from John Galt’s Gulch

We can stop socialism in its tracks by not sharing our money, our ideas, and our labor with them. Make little or no money, and they can’t tax you. Don’t work for the man, and the system will collapse.

Earlier this week, I realized that I have Gone Galt.

Based on Ayn Rand’s character John Galt in Atlas Shrugged, the phrase “Going Galt” means that I have withdrawn my financial, intellectual, and economic capital from the system and refuse to play by the “work, earn, tax, and repeat” rules imposed by the ever-increasingly socialist government. 

Going Galt was not a conscious decision on my part.  I didn’t sit down and say, “Screw you, I’m not going to play by your rules.”  It all just sort of came together at the end of 2019.  My employer shut down, so I went from earning more than $100,000 annually to collecting unemployment.  (Thanks to COVID-19 stimulus bills, I am still collecting $350 a week.)  I stopped paying more than $20,000 a year for health insurance, getting Obama Care at no cost to me.  As my income disappeared, my income tax bill has dropped so much that the IRS might have to pay me this year. 

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