# 129 Talker On You, Atlas Shrugged, and America
Read the newspaper and watch the news of the day on TV and realization of how common-sense people are rapidly being eliminated, by those we’ve empowered. Have watched as the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ story by Ayn Rand, unfolds into our lives.
The Dooms Day clock of freedom has reached critical mass.
“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged