Blood, Sweat, Diesel & Magik
After the War, the United States fear of the communist threat grew to new paranoid levels not seen before. Neighbor spied on neighbor convinced the Jones next door with Russian spies. Politicians were systematically targeted by an objectivist movement lead by John Atlas. Atlas, the organization of the same name, convinced the majority of Americans that the government should not interfere with the capital free market in anyway else be socialist or communist themselves. Government leaders were exchanged for the objectivist and Atlas sympathizers. Law after law was repealed, income taxes were found unconstitutional. Programs to help the poor and needy were cut. The government at all levels became smaller and had less power to run peoples’ lives. The business completely unbridled by regulation boomed. Appliances and products never dreamed of were made available to the consumer. The United States became one of the wealthiest countries in the world. However, for the poor and uneducated, known as the parasite by Atlas, their already hard lives became harder. Atlas marked the return of wage slavery. Many who couldn’t or didn’t work turned to crime. The weaken revenues of cities and states made in impossible for police to control. John Atlas has since disappeared with Diana Taggard, a railroad heiress, as the new head of Atlas. She is headquartered in Bay City and is considered the most powerful person in the world.
Atlas believes in the objective philosophy that self-interest is a virtue and not a vice. The organization states that only those of exceptionalism should advance. A person should not move forward because of nepotism or cronyism rather their own merits should advance them unfettered by the parasite. The parasite is considered anyone who wants something for nothing. Atlas sees the parasite lazy, drug-addicted bum, the well-connected but inept business executive, and even still the government looking for their piece of the action. Atlas has largely taken control of America politics and has convinced the public, who have the lowest taxes ever seen, that this selfishness is indeed a virtue. This has led to pay everything for bathrooms to even cover charges for the nicer stores.