There is only one kind of men who have never been on strike in human history … the men who have carried the world on their shoulders, have kept it alive, have endured torture as sole payment … 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. -John Galt
Going Galt has become a central theme of the burgeoning manosphere, a nascent corner of the web which is typically subdivided into traditionalists, MGTOWs, PUAs, and MRAs. The subdivisions aren’t as important as what unites us: the philosophical and literal pushback against a society that marginalizes men and uses us as expendable, exploitable drivers of the economic engine of the West for the pleasure and comfort of women and elites, not ourselves.
The term Going Galt, according to The Atlas Society means productive people go on strike, withdrawing their services in protest against a society that damns them for being productive and expropriates (siezes) the fruits of their labor. The term Going Galt originated in Atlas Shrugged, the most well-known of Ayn Rand’s novels, in which a man swore he would stop the economic engine of the world, and he did.