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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So I'm cruising along a very busy road earlier this afternoon during the course of my work day. Lots of activity......traffic, business intersections and a bike path that runs...
    ShortySammie ShortySammie 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    If you had a boy or girl , woman or man, that meant so much to you and you could find the words to tell them face to face? If you could what would you say?
    FreedomRise98 FreedomRise98 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    1- I hate to clean 2- I would love to talk to you 3- I feel I have no identity 4- I would do just about anything for the person I love 5- I am a controlled women but I don...
    Sweetcityflower Sweetcityflower 70+, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    Ok...... So maybe random was the wrong word!!!!!
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I believe things happen for a reason. Life is one big learning lesson, but what you do with it is your choice. Their are many paths to take. Dare I say I have been down many. I've...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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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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    As a genuine sociopath I was seemingly born without the emotional capacity of a normal person. I have a wife and 2 kids and still have never felt what others call love. My wife...
    Xypher Xypher 26-30, M 1 hr 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 3 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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    Does anyone have any advice for me? My kids are 13, 10, and 6. I was a Catholic until about 3 years ago. After years of internal conflict, I decided to leave the church and...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 1 hr 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 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 1 Response 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 4 days ago

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    I wrestled for 12 years and was a cage fighter for 3. I'm only 5"10 and 175 lbs though so growing up and even today I tend to attract confrontation. I'm very clean cut and always...
    Zarathustra89 Zarathustra89 22-25 1 Response Feb 1

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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 12 hrs ago

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    I'm so bored !! Let's have a random conversation I'll start .... Peanuts
    LipsOfAnAngel89 LipsOfAnAngel89 22-25, F 27 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    "My Random Thoughts And Feelings." Okay, I'm good now.
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 3 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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    I believe in kindness because kindness comes from our hearts. I believe in kindness because kindness could save more than one life. I believe in kindness because I know there are...
    kjude kjude 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am learning how powerful empathy is and learning to see it in other people. It's like these little things like that are greatly influencing my understanding of and satisfaction...
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M Feb 10

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    For me... to 'believe', is like saying I choose to accept something as true, whether I have experienced it or not. I do believe in love, and I believe it exists in many forms...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 14

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    So a while ago I helped a police arrest a DUI suspect as he ran away from the scene of an accident that he had caused obviously from drinking. Well it turns out that the man was...
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My parents and their families are both EXTREMELY religious catholics. They make me go to church every Sunday morning and take religious education classes which last 3 hours. I was...
    rosesandcharlie rosesandcharlie 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I don't care if someone is peeing or pooping, I believe their hands should be washed and I do not want them touching me if they can't do that. Washing your hands is something that...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    It is the middle of the night and I have just been rejected again last night. Today, my wife flies overseas for 2 weeks and she does not show the slightest inclination to have even...
    Sub305k Sub305k 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    A Menagerie of AcquaintancesI have met so many people online over the years. I remember the first site I used to chat was IRC circa 1994. It was awesome to think that you could log...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 7

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    I had this "manager" who should never have been manager. She was completely unprofessional. She lied about everything all the time. Skipped out on work for stupid reasons. And...
    cloaked1 cloaked1 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I find it hard to believe that I just now got around to looking on the interweb to find others that have had similar situations....lol. I have never really shared anything to...
    ACMekanik ACMekanik 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I'm so confused. I don't know if I was diagnosed wrong or what. I have feelings for someone and I know that they are real. I love her and my kids. When I am faced with such things...
    Tbp10 Tbp10 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    First of all I'd like to say this post really helped me understand more of what exactly I'm going through and i feel a sense of relief, 2ndly I fell in love with a con at 21 years...
    marissabrooke31 marissabrooke31 22-25, F 2 Responses