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On FB we would say "stop" the motor of the world. As in, "virtually stop". As in, "pretend." John McWhorter explores "performative protest" here:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/01/the-know-nothing-campus-protest-movement.html
I believe you're thinking of the wrong Randian hero. Can you imagine Howard Roark caring if someone snubbed him?