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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    Ayn Rand was Absolutely

    and objectively wrong about human nature, and that is absolute truth, if you disagree you disagree because you are suffering from psychotic delusions. I am absolutely Certain of this. 100%. Not speculating. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_evolution/2012...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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

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    I actually liked the fountain head.

    The characters are very one sided and the book more or less qualifies as propaganda; but I thought it was interesting to read. The story, as simple as it is, is satisfying. I don't think Ayn Rand is right though. The fact Humans are so empathetic is one of reasons we became the...
    Based4ever Based4ever 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2014

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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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    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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    She did have one-ONE-good belief.

    She supported abortion which the Paul Rand types skip over.That said,she was a lousy writer and a worse person.No wonder conservatives love her.She's just like them-o they're just like her,except woman haters.
    jjb6560 jjb6560 46-50, M Aug 27, 2014

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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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    Ok...... So maybe random was the wrong word!!!!!
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    It's honestly nothing like people think, it's beyond explanation. It's hell. People glamorize it, young girls start off thinking "I'll just get that thigh gap, and I'll stop...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I could not believe what I was reading > I know there's hatred in the world and there are bad people and hatful just for the sake of being bad and hatful but I never thought that I...
    jlelian jlelian 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 14

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    I do damnit! My supermarket (aldi) got in guitar strings today. Like what are the chances that I was trying to figure out how to get to a music shop this week to buy some and there...
    R0GUE R0GUE 70+ 2 hrs ago

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    It's rather irritating when people think "sociopath" is a simile for "murderer". It's perhaps even more irritating that everyone assumes that sociopaths cannot feel. From my...
    AzuraSkies AzuraSkies 16-17 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    continuation.... she died... she think she died cause she doesn't feel anything... she just stare blankly... she walks and walks until her feet bring her home.. outside the house...
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Using early childhood trauma as an explanation for an ego-complex and a deviant sexuality. I have memory of sexual thoughts from a very young age, years before it was mentioned by...
    Ulsberg Ulsberg 31-35 14 hrs ago

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    My experience. Hi. I've just turned 14 and want to share my experience. I always knew I was different to the other kids at school. I just didn't get why they all cared so much. As...
    R00Tpath R00Tpath 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 20

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    People are so stupid and boring. I'm 14 and was diagnosed as a High-Functioning Sociopath last year. I find normal people to be really stupid and boring. Everyone fumbling around...
    R00Tpath R00Tpath 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Recently I was in the Bathroom washing my hands. I knew I was alone at home this time. But suddenly I heard a knock. "Hello?" A very tender, female voice asked. I blinked in...
    FallowMyVoice FallowMyVoice 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    5 years ago I started dating a man that I thought was the man of my dreams. I was depressed and lonely and he paid me so much attention he was like to good to be true..I fell hard...
    gottobekiddingme2015 gottobekiddingme2015 36-40, F Feb 8

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    I have no empathy whatsoever for other human beings. I can honestly say that 99% of people I know could fall dead next to me and I would step over their bodies without a second...
    D3adpan D3adpan 16-17, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I desperately need to talk to others who have been in a relationship with a sociopath... i believe i was in one for over 3 years of lies, manipulations, taking (a ton of money) etc...
    ponygirl1202 ponygirl1202 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I find it strange that my mom was the one who taught me how to have empathy for others, yet she is incapable of having empathy for me. Curious.
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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    Things I wonder: How would I look if I was a different race? What if a different race was more dominant than white people? What animals/people/places in the world haven't been...
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    part 4... One time the girl and polar bear saw each other. So the girl asked him "do you love me?". and then polar bear said "i care for you...", "I'm asking you if you love me...
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    First of all, I know this may not be completely accurate, but I believe everything we do is expressed in order to survive and reproduce. By survive, I don't just mean receiving...
    Deedle81 Deedle81 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Its true, after being in a marriage with someone who cannot "put himself in others shoes" i have begun to realize the importance of empathy in relationships, family, and society...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been uni this girl for a while, when I finally manage to win her over and she admits that she really go something for me, I suddenly lost interest? I have no idea what...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I just read other posts...and need to expand on my story. : I was dating a guy much younger than myself..i tried to avoid him, and told him iwas happy with my boyfriend...but he...
    ponygirl1202 ponygirl1202 46-50, F Feb 20

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