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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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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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    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...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jun 20, 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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I believed that EP was a place where you could vent, share stories, and help others, but I was 100% wrong. This place is a party for pervs......
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    When my the girlfriend was about 19 we were in Miami helping her mom take care of my sister in law kids (the older sister was 24) she was in Europe with her husband. My mother in...
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    I'm not saying I support anything he did but I also believe that he was a smart psychotic man. He was a genius and a very bad person those make the worst people isn't that true?
    Naniebananie Naniebananie 13-15, F 4 Responses May 10

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    lets see...headin to gym i believe and I was in 5th grade.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Todays life is so busy and computerised. It seems crime is often rewarded and all traditional values are lost. I really believe that i was meant for the 1800's but being the retard...
    here2shareAll here2shareAll 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The Rapture, the Tribulation, and Armageddon I'm a simple student of the Bible interested in the foretold events of the end time. These are some of my personal opinions and...
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    First post. Realization that I am a sociopath the truth? So a little about my background. Bad childhood. Abused. Drug-abusing mom. Homeless. Adopted by old, rich parents with a...
    jvb93 jvb93 18-21, M 3 Responses May 14

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    I want to start this all off by saying that I never believed in writing anything out to feel better. I've written tons of poems and short stories that reflect my inner machinations...
    MrPervSan MrPervSan 18-21, M 2 Responses May 10

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    I believe in God. I've spent a lot of time meditating and I feel my faith is strong. but, I am a sociopath. for those who assume I'm a serial killer, you are wrong but I do lack...
    Mrgone84 Mrgone84 26-30, M 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    Heart cries out, silvery tears caress the side of a face; a miracle, for it thought it cannot; the drought of soul have made believe that it could not be possible, and so the core...
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    Think i found out why there is ADD and ADHD. I always wondered why this diagnosis, caused by the same reason in the brain(lower executive function skills), why is there one type...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 30

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    People often think Sociopaths only fit into two categories. The CEO of a big business by day and Serial Killer in the shadows by night. And.... The charisma filled, self...
    DarknessWalking DarknessWalking 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Sociopath and learned behaviors and emotions. If a sociopath learns to fake emotions by watching others, then what about reading about it? For instance, learning about various...
    jvb93 jvb93 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    I've probably read a 1000 stories on here now and there definable seems to be a fine line between those who are, who think they are and psychopaths/mentally disturbed. I'm just...
    HHB1 HHB1 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I lack empathy for people. I have more empathy for dogs and cats than humans. I love when pain befalls beautiful people. I enjoy seeing happy people encounter tragedy. I have a lot...
    socialdis socialdis 41-45, M 1 Response May 6

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    morality, empathy, sympathy none can be obtained. although I've been successful with conditioning myself to act on doing the "right" thing because of ho others see that as...
    Sackett8770 Sackett8770 26-30, M May 11

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    I'm Wondering what has happened to this site ? There was a time when it was possible to have a very good debate on many subjects . Now all any subject up for debate is met with...
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    I am pro-choice. About everything. I live and let live! I seriously dislike it when someone tries to impose their beliefs or morals on others. Simply put, it's called tolerance and...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    whenever I was 7 I began seeing white silhouettes with human figures. I never really knew what it was. as I got older they became more vivid and I began to see actually people...
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