We Are On Strike. Why Should This Seem So Startling?

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We are on strike. Why should this seem so startling? There is only
one kind of men who have never been on strike in human history. Every
other kind and class have stopped, when they so wished, and have
presented demands to the world, claiming to be indispensable -- except
the men who have carried the world on their shoulders, have kept it
alive, have endured torture as sole payment, but have never walked out
on the human race. Well, their turn has come. Let the world discover
who they are, what they do, and what happens when they refuse to
function. This is the strike of the men of the mind, Miss Taggart,
this is the mind on strike.
-- John Galt