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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2013

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    1984 Through The Looking Glass

    1984 Through the Looking Glass Remember Room 101? - it contains the worst thing in the world. I invented it myself. My finest work, perhaps. Yesterday we had Winston Smith in there. He was terrified of rats. Such a prole. Winston Smith. A snivelling individual if ever there was...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jun 20, 2013

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    the GOP has tortured english with their language propaganda matrix

    this article is laced with reactionary language that will make many leftist will be inclined to immediately dismiss the article and I confess I was one of them the first time i came upon the article. but over time i got a gnawing feeling and did research. i've been a kossack for...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    Ayn Rand's Admiration of a Serial Killer Was Basis for Atlas Shrugged's John Galt

    The best way to get to the bottom of Ayn Rand's beliefs is to take a look at how she developed the superhero of her novel "Atlas Shrugged"....John Galt. Back in the late 1920s, as Ayn Rand was working out her philosophy, she became enthralled by a real-life American serial killer...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    "Philosophy" For The Stupid.

    First and foremost, this book is an insult to anyone who ever studied or wrote philosophy. Ayn Rand herself has been quoted in several of her works as completely dismissing the works of much more intelligent and educated philosophers before her. I find it extremely ironic that...
    Parsifal145 Parsifal145 26-30 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    Granted She Was Traumatized

    as a child, by the bolsheviks. As a result she views the world through a warped ideological prism. I have read about her. I have never read her works. I never will. I only have to listen to the moronS who slavishly follow her views. Ayn Rand is fiction. It has no basis in fact...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 6 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Atlas Shrugged: A Novel For The 1%

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/2013/03/atlas-shrugged-a-novel-for-the-1/ Way back in 2011, I read Ayn Rand’s magnum opus Atlas Shrugged – all 1,074 pages of it – with a promise that I’d eventually get around to doing a chapter-by-chapter review, like my...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Nov 2, 2013

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    there has never been a free market and corporations would destroy one in a second, their very existance is a threat to markets

    The word FREEDOM has become virtually synomous with capitalism, as in the title,of milton friedman’s book, “Capitalism and freedom” it’s an old SCAM. Milton friedman is smart enough to know that there’s never been anything remotely resembling capitalism, and if there...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    That Dangerous Radical Aristole

    That Dangerous Radical Aristotle Noam Chomsky Excerpted from The Common Good, 1998 Early in January 1997, you gave a talk at a conference in Washington DC. It was sponsored by several organizations, including the Progressive Caucus, a group...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jun 20, 2013

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    B.4 How Does Capitalism Affect Liberty?

    Private property is in many ways like a private form of state. The owner determines what goes on within the area he or she "owns," and therefore exercises a monopoly of power over it. When power is exercised over one's self, it is a source of freedom, but under capitalism it is a...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jun 20, 2013

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    Therapist

    THERAPIST: A book that is testimony to Rand’s destructive legacy. I purchased a used copy of Therapist from Amazon. It deserves to be reprinted and perhaps someday a new edition will be published. It's an engaging read, but disturbingly so. I actually had knots in...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2010

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    How The Republicans Have Tortured Language itself To Win The Debate

    http://www.monbiot.com/2011/12/19/how-freedom-became-tyranny/ Rightwing libertarians have turned “freedom” into an excuse for greed and exploitation.   By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th December 2011 Freedom: who could object? Yet this word is now...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jun 21, 2013

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    Jamie Dimon Loses 6.2 Billion. Big Banks Wreck The Economy. Republicans Blame The Welfare State

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/jamie-dimon-email-jpmorgan-ceo-ties-loss_n_2883012.html Jamie Dimon Email Directly Ties JPMorgan CEO To $6.2 Billion Fiasco I don't know what to tell you about the pretentious intellectual dishonesty of this crowd of **** faces except to...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jun 20, 2013

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    What Is objectivism?

    Seeing as how many people here seem to have... No clue what they're criticizing I decided I would just give an example of what objectivism is. objectivism is a philosophy for living. It promotes values like love, friendship, wealth, and comfort. It respects science, technology...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Tick Tick Tick, Time Gone!!! I logged on to say Good Morning, now its after lunch. I believe I am wasting my time here today. I have homework to do, seven chapters for one class...
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    She is my hero. If I were to want to aspire to ressemble another person in any way it would be Ayn. A brilliant, complicated mind. Someone who believes in true freedom and embraces...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I don't get many opportunities because I don't go out much and I hardly have any money.. But the times I have done acts of kindness they felt very rewarding. Sometimes people...
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    So my best time breaking into song randomly was the last week of fourth grade (don't ask how I remember this) and me and some other students where playing hangman and all of a...
    birdroks birdroks 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Like every other lover thing, it started of so casual...a boredom or a loneliness that put you in the same place.  You had no bad intentions but the randomness was actual...
    xoHrabina xoHrabina 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I wasn't sexually abused. because I refuse to believe it. there's no proof, none at all. ~except the nightmares, constant, horrid nightmares of sticky disgusting broken glass...
    SystemShutdown SystemShutdown 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    It happens time to time and makes me mad. Why? Why should I believe? Everytime anyone try it, I only remember, why I don't believe. When I was child I was told God is loving and...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F Jul 10

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    Ever since I was a kid, I've always believed that there was life after death. My mother and father told me there was no such thing, but I just knew that there was. Fast forward...
    MydnyghtRayvyn MydnyghtRayvyn 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    My uncle molested me feburary 1st this year I trustedhim he was so nice.. i was depressed, drinking and he was my friend... I told.. my school.. I couldn't believe it I was strong...
    michaelaelise12 michaelaelise12 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    At the time I was about 5 or 6 years old. The abuser was a close friend of my family, and they trusted him. He lived with us for at least a year, and one day he asked me if I want...
    LiesandLace LiesandLace 18-21 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I was spanked from maybe age 4 to age 17 for sure. I know it was 17 because i remember my last spanking like it was yesterday. Worst ever, but that's another story. I was spanked...
    Heartsu Heartsu 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I wouldn't say Im an textbook sociopath or even a sociopath at all Im actually the complete opposite- an empath but every so often my empathy switches off and everyone around...
    RayNyar RayNyar 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 24

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    I am a sociopath. I have been living as one my entire life, and really this isn't a cry for help, and this isn't a Q&A. This isn't an offer of help, this isn't anything but a...
    PatRodgers PatRodgers 22-25 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Let's see if I can write my random without getting in trouble tonight. I woke and ., you know .. ;-) .., but that that did not really solve my issue, My mind stayed where it had no...
    Sunshine0615 Sunshine0615 36-40, F 2 mins ago

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    Just watched about 20 episodes of Community over the last 12 hours. Whoever said tv was bad for you obviously never heard of online streaming and binge watching lol. Gillian Jacobs...
    DrakeLineous DrakeLineous 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    The Black Swan Theory is a metaphor describing an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of...
    ElleanorRigby ElleanorRigby 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    People really having a hard time doing this at times, some are really great at it, while others struggle with it. They mistake "Empathy" with "Sympathy"....I will NEVER EVER...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's just as you think, I am a sociopath. I've been one ever since I could remember. I recall wondering has a kid, why aren't I like those kids, why am I not scared like them. Why...
    ICouldBeAnyone ICouldBeAnyone 31-35 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I believe that you shouldn't judge someone before you've gotten to know them. Especially because you don't know what they're going through, or what their life is really like unless...
    GracelessPoetess94 GracelessPoetess94 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I can't trust people. So I manipulate them before they get to me. I feel that the whole world is against me. Call me paranoid or cynical. I just feel the need to attack or control...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 27

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    I do not make excuses for what I do. Being a sociopath does not mean I can not be held accountable for my choices. It means I don't care enough to stop myself. Yes I have impulses...
    meinGeistgebrochen meinGeistgebrochen 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I am a sociopath having an affair with another sociopath. We are both married. That is not the worst part but you will have to ask nicely if you want to know how anything could be...
    meinGeistgebrochen meinGeistgebrochen 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    No, not really. Or maybe. One thing that really interests me in social interactions, is the emotional conviction with which a person can deliver their arguments. I don't talk...
    Gearann Gearann 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 12

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    Just finished watching "The Best Offer" (La migliore offerta) and it's provides a telling glimpse to how it feels like to be devastated by a sociopath. Until the very end, where...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 13

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    Just finished watching "The Best Offer" (La migliore offerta) and it's provides a telling glimpse to how it feels like to be devastated by a sociopath. Until the very end, where...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    I consider myself a feminist to a degree. I was raised mostly by my mother who stayed at home by her own choice instead of getting a career because she considered her children her...
    badgerman42 badgerman42 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Note : I say the FollowING from tHe depths of my heArT & soul! with truE sinceritY! crOss my heart and genUinely Promise too! i wish All people of THis world wEre sweeT mInded...
    laffs90 laffs90 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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    This will be my most personal story. It's not just about me, but I figured I should put everything in one place. This will be long, so anyone who actually wants to take the time to...
    lonachan lonachan 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I am a sociopath, diagnosed by a psychotherapist. I figure out everyone and I am very observant. I do not hide who I am to everyone, those that do know, do not hide from me. They...
    meinGeistgebrochen meinGeistgebrochen 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    u pass by ppl just like me every day on the street. one in 100 ppl u see are like me u just dont realize it. we are ur friendly next door neighbor, ur auto mechanic, ur dr, even ur...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I love that sociopathy/psychopathy is having its Renaissance. It's more open now, though maybe no more acceptable. People are finally standing up and claiming the title, proving...
    ModernSociopath ModernSociopath 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a sociopath because I neither care nor not care. What amuses me is the pain of others. What makes me sad is happiness. What overall has the effect on me is silence. Because...
    JaysGrief JaysGrief 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I really don't know whether to call myself a sociopath, but things happen in my life that I'm supposed to care about and I just couldn't give two *****
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago