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Thesis: the rhetoric surrounding the potential for a “strike of the upper class” by Fox News anchors and Objectivists of various stripes, assumed to be a threat of impending doom upon the smooth functioning of the global economy and the continuance of “our jobs”, is actually an ultra-cynical attempt to frighten the vanguard of the Left from achieving its stated goal (full worker control of the means of production) by actually threatening the absolute horror of being face-to-face with its fundamental fantasy, an introduction of a psychological virus at the level of each individual which would ultimately break the Left’s collective will.

They’re not saying “if we leave, everything will spin out of control.” Instead, they’re saying “you want to escape hell? Fine, there’s the door…”, and we cower.