The Great Objectivist Strike

The Great Objectivist Strike (wherein Shively Meets Fallopia) is a parody of how lobbyists and political shills style themselves as “objectivists” (followers of Ayn Rand’s philosophy) even though they are exactly the types of parasites she condemns in Atlas Shrugged. This story is the second of three about one of these shills, James Schuyler Hamilton Shively III (aka Shively), and how his neo-conservative values get undermined by his love for the progressive beauty Fallopia Rosario Perez.

This story is dedicated to my dear friend John Duffy (recently passed) who created the word “shively” to describe people like this story’s protagonist.

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