Thursday, October 6, 2016

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 10.06.16

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 10.06.16

"Actors change, but the course of the tragedy remains the same. A humanitarian who starts with declarations of love for mankind and ends with a sea of blood." - Howard Roark

WATCH: The Zombie Apocalypse Is Real

October is loaded with horror movies, haunted houses, and other ghoulish spectacles. But at the end of the day, it's all just make believe, right?
Today, fact is often far scarier than fiction. Just look at the last Presidential debate. Matt Kibbe offers up another terrifying true story that shows how socialism can turn humans beings into zombies. For real.

Watch Matt Kibbe's video, Socialism Kills: The Zombie Apocalypse Is Real.

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Hot in the Gulch!

I am voting for myself for president out of self-interest

Producer jbrenner is ready to cast his vote: "I have decided to write in myself in my vote for president. I am the only person who can govern me. As for the rest of you, given the opinions expressed in this forum, I should hope that each of you would vote for yourself, too. I have no interest in governing any of you either."  READ MORE.
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So, is the right to vote, a right or a privilege?

Producer nickursis says, "Watching a program called "Electoral Dysfunction" which claims you have no defined "right to vote" but that it is a privilege granted by each state..."  READ MORE.
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Might we consider an alternative political system called epistocracy.

Has the time come to try a new political system? Producer Olduglycarl thinks so and he suggests an epistocracy.  READ MORE.
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Save 20% on the Atlas Shrugged Now, Non-Fiction T-shirt

As we are head to the polls in approximately 30 days, one has to ask, is Atlas Shrugged now non-fiction??
Start a conversation.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 09.15.16

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 09.15.16

"When robbery is done in open daylight by sanction of the law, as it is done today, then any act of honor or restitution has to be hidden underground." - Ragnar Danneskjöld
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Weigh in on the New Atlas Shrugged Movie

Ayn Rand's masterpiece Atlas Shrugged is just under 1200 pages. And, no matter how hard we try, there is simply no way to squeeze it all into a single movie verbatim.
Now that preliminary work has begun on the new Atlas Shrugged movie, there are some tough decisions to be made before things can really get underway. One of which is, what storylines from the book would be considered not critical to Ayn Rand's message as a whole?
So, you tell us, what scenes can be left out and still result in a movie that does Rand's message justice?

Be a part of the process and share your opinion in Galt's Gulch Online now.

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A Letter from Ayn Rand

In 1934, a very young Ayn Rand wrote to her soon-to-be agent, Jean Wick, regarding her new book, We The Living.
Decades from crafting her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, the letter reveals a stage in Rand's development seldom seen...
"I certainly would not go so far as to demand the book [We the Living] be published exactly as it is or not at all."

Read the full letter in Galt's Gulch.


Grab Some Danneskjöld Gear

Avast ye matey! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Monday, September 19th.
Get in the spirt with some Ragnar Danneskjöld booty. The coffer (er, store) is bursting with treasures including 10 customizable shirt designs, stickers, and more.

Ahoy! Get your Ragnar Danneskjöld gear now.*

*Sorry, we do not accept rum or doubloons as payment.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 09.01.16

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 09.01.16

"Atlas Shrugged is not a prophecy of our unavoidable destruction, but a manifesto of our power to avoid it, if we choose to change our course." - Ayn Rand

Celebrate Sept. 2nd with a Piece of Atlas Shrugged History

"A white rectangle hung over the city, imparting the date to the men in the streets below. In the rusty light of this evening’s sunset, the rectangle said: September 2." - Atlas Shrugged
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In 1957, one of the most controversial novels ever written was published.
The author was a young Russian immigrant, and the book, her epic masterpiece, was Atlas Shrugged.
59 years later, the book has sold millions of copies and inspired countless individuals.
In 1992, one of those so inspired shook hands on a million dollar deal that would give him the rights to make Atlas Shrugged into a movie.
That individual was John Aglialoro. And, while he had no way of knowing it at the time, he had just taken on one of his greatest challenges.
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Over the next 18 years, John would face many ups and downs in his attempt to bring his vision of Atlas to the silver screen. (Read about the journey in Joan Carter's The History of the Atlas Shrugged Movie Trilogy.)
In June of 2010, John finally found a hero that would get the film production of Atlas Shruggedunderway, Harmon Kaslow.
Four years and 3 films later, on September 12th 2014, the final part of the trilogy, Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? was released in theaters.
After 22 years and $50 million of his own money, John Aglialoro's dream was realized.
In celebration of September 2nd, Atlas Shrugged Day, and all the men and women who refuse to give up and back down, we're very proud to release this signed Limited Edition Atlas Shrugged Trilogy Filmcell featuring actual film reel clips and official poster artwork from each of the three films.
This product has never before been released, will never be made again, and there only 150. When they're gone, they're gone forever.

Celebrate Atlas Shrugged day, and get your Trilogy Filmcell now.

(While you still can.)

Win an Atlas Shrugged Storyboard

Commemorate September 2nd by entering to win an authentic Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? storyboard.
Just tell us about the first time you read Ayn Rand's epic novel to be entered to win.

Find out more and enter now in Galt's Gulch Online.

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20% off All Atlas Shrugged Movie T-shirts

Just in time for September 2nd, save 20% on all of the t-shirts made for the Atlas Shrugged Trilogy! Snag favorites including the:
▪ Atlas Shrugged: Now, Non-Fiction tee
▪ Who is John Galt? tee
▪ Rearden Steel tee
▪ d'Anconia Copper tee

Get your Atlas Shrugged movie t-shirt now.

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Coming to a College Campus near You

In early 2017, 75 screenings of the Atlas Shrugged movies will be held on college campuses across the country.

Read more in Galt's Gulch.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 08.11.16

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 08.11.16

"Art is man’s metaphysical mirror; what a rational man seeks to see in that mirror is a salute; what an irrational man seeks to see is a justification—even if only a justification of his depravity, as a last convulsion of his betrayed self-esteem." - Ayn Rand

VIDEO: "My Name is Ayn Rand... " 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's a video worth?
Explore the epic life of Ayn Rand with this new "Draw My Life" video created by Atlas Society CEO, Jennifer Anju Grossman.

Watch the new Ayn Rand video now.

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Calling All Artists....

Showcase your creativity by entering The 2016 Atlas Society Art Contest and you could win $5,000.
This year's theme is “The Entrepreneur: Risk and Reward," so show the world what the word "entrepreneur" means to you.

Learn more in Galt's Gulch.


Save 30% on Rand's Atlas Canvas

"If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft... what would you tell him to do?"
John Paul Perez's stunning visualization of Rand's Atlas is the perfect addition to any Atlas fan's home or office.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 07.28.16

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 07.28.16

"Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others. But the creator is the man who disagrees." - Ayn Rand
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Hot in the Gulch!

Ted Cruz does not endorse Trump Based on Principles

Does Cruz have an obligation to endorse the Republican party nominee, Donald Trump?  WEIGH IN NOW.
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Who Would You Choose?

Producer Herb7734 asks which 10 people, past or present, you'd most like to have a discussion with. SHARE YOUR ANSWER.
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Air Conditioning Is a Human Right

"... imprisoning people in buildings where there is no thermostat to keep the temperature below 90 isn’t just uncomfortable, nor is it just dangerous—it’s a violation of a human right." READ MORE.
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REMINDER: Galt's Gulch "Basic" Marketplace Listing

Last month, as a thank you to Gulch Producers, we announced the Galt's Gulch "Basic" Marketplace listing available exclusively to our awesome Gulch Producers at no charge.

Producers, tell Gulchers about your products and services now.

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Save 20% on the Who is John Galt? T-shirt

"Who is John Galt? This is John Galt speaking. I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who does not sacrifice his love or his values." - John Galt
Start a conversation with this official Atlas Shrugged t-shirt.

Order your WIJG t-shirt now.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 07.14.16

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 07.14.16

"Defiance, not obedience, is the American's answer to overbearing authority." - Ayn Rand

"The Strike" Fun Facts

1. Atlas Shrugged took 12 years to write.
2. The working title of Atlas Shruggedwas, "The Strike." It was actually Frank O'Conner, Ayn Rand's husband, who recommended "Atlas Shrugged" after the book was finished.
3. We're making another movie.
WHAT!? :)

Learn more in Galt’s Gulch Online.

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LIVE from FreedomFest

Couldn’t make it to this year’s FreedomFest? We’ve got the next best thing.
Tune in today to watch FreedomFest’s keynote panel, Libertarian CEOs: Creating a New Brand of CapitalismLIVE.
This panel features Atlas Society CEO, Jennifer Grossman, and many more.

Find out how to watch live in the Gulch.

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BACK IN STOCK: Atlas Statue

Start a conversation with this awesome Atlas statue.
Standing over a foot tall, this statue makes an impressive gift for any Atlas fan or proud producer.
Hurry, there is only a limited quantity available and they won’t last long!

Order your Atlas statue now.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 06.30.16

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 06.30.16

"If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose... the fact that they were the people who created the phrase 'to make money.' No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity -- to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created." - Ayn Rand

NEW: Galt's Gulch "Basic" Marketplace Listing 

When we started Galt's Gulch Online, it was our goal to have it evolve into the place for fans of Ayn Rand's ideas to commune and freely exchange value for value.
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We've gotten there in no small part thanks to the daily contributions of our Gulch Producers. In keeping true to our intent, and in an effort to honor their daily contributions, we'd like to introduce the Galt’s Gulch “Basic” Marketplace listing - available today, exclusively to Galt’s Gulch Producers... at no charge.
Thank you Gulch Producers for all you continue to do for the Gulch daily.

Gulch Producers, create your free Marketplace listing right now.


The Hangar is Coming....

Borrowing its name from Atlas Shrugged, specifically the site where John Galt delivered his lectures, "The Hangar" will feature exciting new content developed exclusively for the Gulch.
And, we're looking for lecturers and/or topic ideas.
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BACK IN STOCK: "Enjoy Capitalism" Hat

Just in time for summer, this popular hat is back in stock. But, it won't last long....
Hurry, before this hat (and capitalism for that matter) is gone! :(

Order your "Enjoy Capitalism" hat now.