I am John Galt – John Taggart Galt.
That’s not actually my name but my parents were the real life inspiration for the fictional characters John Galt and Dagny Taggart in the famous and controversial mid-century novel. How do I know this? My “Auntie Ayn” told me so.
In fact, early on when she told my parents of her book concept they had a good laugh about it and decided to name their first born in such a way as to honor the characters. That’s how I got the initials “JTG”. As for my real name – I’m not that dumb!
I have completed masters programs in operations research, history with an emphasis on American post-war history and in strategic planning at the Naval War College. I served over twenty years in the United States Naval Submarine Force, many times on the “front lines”.
My purpose in writing now is to continue my service by providing a simple (if lengthy) contextual historical narrative, in serial form, for Americans who have been deprived of the opportunity to recognize the real and present danger they are facing because of a deliberate and sustained effort, on the part of some Americans, to change the character of America itself from a nation of free and exceptional citizens to a nation controlled by an imperial federal government run by a few, self-appointed elites.