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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 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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    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 1 Response Aug 27

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 ????
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Aug 27

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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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    Everyone in this group rocks and I just want to remind you that even when the acts are small they are something and even if you go unrecognized or get criticized you should keep...
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    Sooo in the middle of my sophomore year of high school I transferred to public school, and that's when everything changed. That's when I met the sociopath. I am now 17 and a junior...
    myownconsultant myownconsultant 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    When I was a child, I had a really really hard time... I used to stay at my grandmas and for some reason, that house induced a sense of fear that I'll never be able to explain. I...
    MissListless MissListless 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    After I had broken up with my boyfriend of four years because he refused to better himself for the sake of both of us, I was told by his next girlfriend, who happened to be the...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    43rd post. Haven't written for a few days, and unfortunately I'm back to being in a slump. Not sleeping more than about 3 hours a night, and my mind is on fast forward with a...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am sitting in my two-by-four prison cell of a barrack apartment, now is my time to rest. Tomorrow is another day of fourteen days with yet another twelve hour shift in the...
    Ulsberg Ulsberg 31-35 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    56th post..This will be my last post on the Sydney siege. 2 innocent lives were lost early this morning, as a selfish individual stormed a coffee shop and decided to play God for a...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Empathy. Why did the evolution supply most humans with empathy? What is the purpose of empathy? Empathy is what makes a society. It makes people seek each other, it makes them...
    Ulsberg Ulsberg 31-35 5 Responses Nov 30

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    You are 88%sociopath You're so manipulative, you could make Hannibal Lector your *****. You feel superhuman - and you certainly lack human empathy.
    coltonjjones coltonjjones 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    I was diagnosed in grade school after the school suggested I 'talk' to someone after a few violent outbursts. My parents did their best to not let my diagnosis shape my upbringing...
    Rustynail110 Rustynail110 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I was 12, I was a very pious child and loved my mom a LOT and I prayed regulary. Due to hormones, I had HUGE cravings. I kept eating sweets behind my mom back and it was wrong...
    Amy1111112 Amy1111112 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm an insanely pure hearted, chaotic good sociopath. I can't shaee my mind with anyone because I'd be murdered for all the violent and disturbing things I have to share that would...
    Blacksheepdown Blacksheepdown 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 19

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    Years ago, I fell head over heels in love with a sociopath. He was charming, handsome, and we made plans to marry. I thought my fairy tale was coming true. At this time, I didn't...
    Lonelyastronaut Lonelyastronaut 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    is it possible to be a sociopath and have other disorders? because i am a sociopath, but i have heard voices and seen for a really long time. it doesn't bother me and i usually...
    superiorexistance superiorexistance 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    59th post. A few years back I used to work for a major insurance company. I had just gotten a transfer into the city, and I had been appointed to the new position of a learning and...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I had no idea, until last night, that Rob Thomas of Matchbox20 is an Aquarius. I was looking up things about empathy and highly sensitive people and wondering if all the things I...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I have a joke for you all Knock Knock Who's there A sociopath A sociopath who? who just don't care. Ya know on the train
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F Dec 8

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    I've always had sociopath traits but this year they have been booming sky high. I'm 18. Can a sociopath tell me when their traits advanced?
    helengirl9 helengirl9 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    There are a lot of great posts on EP, and a lot of heart-wrenching experiences. Sometimes, when I read them, I am at a loss for words. On these occasions I hit the "heart" button...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    don't expect empathy or sympathy in this world. i must bottle up all of my feelings and pretend, your pretend i'm happy. in order not to burdon others...***o...kay*** here goes...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I AM dating & unfortunately living w. one. he made SURE I have NOONE. No ware to live, he conned me into putting my car in his name ( before I knew he was a sociopath) so he DOESN...
    gutierrezgia7 gutierrezgia7 36-40, F Nov 29

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    I AM dating & unfortunately living w. one. he made SURE I have NOONE. No ware to live, he conned me into putting my car in his name ( before I knew he was a sociopath) so he DOESN...
    gutierrezgia7 gutierrezgia7 36-40, F Nov 29

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    I just love how this experience attracts the feminazi's on this website. You live and let live as long as what someone else is doing does inflict suffering upon you. But these...
    crowe15 crowe15 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I know who I want to be . I want to be someone people trust and are able to pour their hearts onto my hearing only so I could crush them when I find their weakest point. I don't...
    helengirl9 helengirl9 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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