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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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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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    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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    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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 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 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

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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 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Is this that one who said make money in usa

    and keep it and dont help fix anything unless you toss left overs out in the trash for homeless beggars to find ????
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 27

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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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    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

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jun 17, 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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    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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    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...
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    I received my diagnosis in my senior year of high school. I always knew I was different; and that I felt that being sociopathic was a gift. I succeed because I don't feel empathy...
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    I think my friend and room mate is a Sociopath. I have known her at a distance for roughly 4 years, and we (my boyfriend included) have lived together for about 6 months. So lets...
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    What says that sociopaths can't have a functioning relationship? I am not feel love, but I do feel affection. I have been with my girlfriend along time, and even tho I have thought...
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    It had never crossed my mind until I picked up this book called "The Sociopath Next Door." It talked a lot about how sociopaths lie, cheat, steal, etc. to get what they want...
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    I was diagnosed as a sociopath when I was 15, which was surprising considering that I lived in Nunavut at that time. I grew up with my dad and my grandma who I generally call my...
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    I actually read a book that I believe was written by a sociopath (or narcissist at least) from the perspective of the female empath in the story - which is unusual. It's a dark...
    LyndseyStrong LyndseyStrong 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Is there anyone here who actually has focus and consistency in their life? I rationalize that although some of us have no empathy, that that fact should actually send progress...
    InspiredSocrates InspiredSocrates 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Well, I might be. Or possibly sociopathic. Or maybe not at all. I'm not sure if I have ASPD. I don't necessarily see it as a negative thing or positive thing, at all, really. I'm...
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    I've always wondered if I'm a sociopath. But have always denied it. There are many reasons that lead me to believe. I consider myself fairly intelligent although the world will...
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    FlatterySweet words will not buy you loyalty from me. Your actions and dedication over time will. I give you credit to be able to look beyond my kind politeness and into my...
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    Well I might have a story a sociopath might like to hear. I am a high functioning schizo-affective who loves a sociopath. For those who don't know a schizo-affective has the...
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    Why are people ok with the word empathy, but the pity evokes feelings of anger or disgust? They have virtually the same meaning.
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    It's weird I do believe in him in a way but I also don't.. How could someone right a book (bible) if they weren't even from his time period? From the stories brought along from...
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