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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 do wish I was pretty, or rather I wish I "felt" pretty, but I have never felt pretty in my entire life. I have plenty of people in my past life, who made it next to impossible to...
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    I do believe that dreams have meaning and give us hints and clues to what awaits in front of us. I get different kinds of dreams from Prophetic, Progressive, Epic, Recurring, False...
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    When I was 12 my biological ***** donor molested me. He took my innocence and the child out of me in that moment. We went through the court system and he was out of our home for...
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    I was homeschooled from K-8th grade and then I decided I wanted to try public school, what a mistake that was! I was in a grade 8/9 split class as it was a small school and not one...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    The other day I was working on a project for my studies. It's an emotional art piece - it's about me coming to find my own self, to ground in myself rather than in other people...
    onelife22 onelife22 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I was eight years old, I had just come home from school. My mom and her boyfriend were in the living room, my mom was so happy. When I entered the living room she jumped up and...
    sarah95w sarah95w 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I try to pursue knowledge & self awareness,thats what has me involving myself with these people.My only exposure of this b4 was to a female over 20 yrs ago who screwed me over...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I am a sociopath. I lie and cheat and steal and something rather. That's how a lot of stories here start. And well I think it would be hard to start another way. To pass up the...
    CoiledSnake CoiledSnake 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Psychology says: Ego Psychology uses the term “Narcissism” to describe someone who is self-centered, and in love with their own image (as in the myth of Narcissus...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I believe that while the bullies of my yesteryears were intentionally cruel and reveled in their cruelties to me, I was a victim to their ways days, weeks, months, years. Some of...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Lack of empathy Over abundance of insanity Organized and methodical Only acting out things society finds logical Shell of a soul inflamed inside a vessel Fall apart in front of me...
    DarkVessel DarkVessel 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I was reading this post that said: If you have feelings, guilt, or remorse, you are not a sociopath. This is the first time that I actually ended up not a sociopath. I have...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am the wife of a sociopath bordering psychopath. I have a world of experience and am currently writing a book about my life with him. I have a site I just started...
    meandhim90 meandhim90 36-40, F Mar 31

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    Nope, not at all. I wouldn't do that to someone I love. Not my man. I love him so much. I believe he is my SO. So why would I mess that up? I would be hurting myself too. I have...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 4 Responses 54 mins ago

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    I remember people from my family, when I was little, they hugged each other. I probably was hugged as a baby, but I don't remember it. I have pretty good and clear memories since I...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    I wouldn't say I'm compassionate, maybe idk, but I do try to help people best I can and it makes me happy when I do help them but I don't know if that's necessarily compassionate...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    People do matter to a sociopath I used to have this friend, he was the first who " mattered" to me. That's my version of "love". I met him thru a mutual friend. I knew I was going...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Where do I begin I will make this short, if you want to know more I will share my story to help others . So this is the short vision I was 19 when I fell in love with man, was...
    sue1960 sue1960 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I dislike the word "sympathy" not to put anyone down who does use the word.... I am a care aid...and in our course one piece of it said that if you give someone "sympathy" you...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I believe in the act of random kindness...i believe if by our small deed or action you can bring happiness to a person's life..then you should do it...i am not saying we all should...
    raul6592 raul6592 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I was morbidity overweight, and people always let me know how digusting I was. I hated myself for a very long time. It effected the way I treated myself as well. I wasn't depressed...
    jvirgil23 jvirgil23 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    And I am just saying this because it came to mind. I think my mother made me a sociopath, and no Dr. Phil stuff really. She always has a problem, usually a painful one, so I...
    TheObviousAnswer TheObviousAnswer 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I have no fear and I don't like the profile they give my type. I'm a sociopath and I don't lie to gain. I tell the truth to get what I need. I don't work because I can't find a job...
    Bwlane Bwlane 36-40 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Is it possible for sociopaths to feel some level of legitimate connection to people? To actually care about someone? Have a real friend that they choose not to hurt?
    PenandMind PenandMind 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    People, People, People, Lets all be friends, I read these stories for the fun. Let it be that. When I'm bored, I'll read some and the comments, leave one if I want or some will...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F Apr 11

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    The name of this particular group is a misnomer because whether one believes in emotional connection or not, the fact of the matter is, it exists. I think what individuals do with...
    IamMarah IamMarah 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 14

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    Sociopath....**** it, its better than no path like some of you.
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Arguing with my mother. She's mad because I called her the 'C' word. She tries to go into work and leave me out in the car with no keys. I follow her and slam her against one of...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    If there was no God then nothing would have any meaning we would just be random beings created through random events so there has to be a God. because are bodys are by far to...
    Returnoflordtyrant Returnoflordtyrant 26-30, M 9 Responses Mar 28

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    Glowing green figure next to my bed when I was 12. Ghosts exist.
    lucycoco lucycoco 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I see women thinking they're achieving freedom by wearing less and less clothes. They don't see what they think is helping them be free is actually allowing men to freely see what...
    Amaryllisflowers Amaryllisflowers 18-21, F 72 Responses Mar 26

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    -Who thought putting plastic on your eyes would help you see? -MOOOOOOOOOOOOO (inside joke) -Spring break is booooooooooooooooooring -I have a giant can of mountain dew but I'm...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Mar 28

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    I believe there are two ways to go through life: 1) With the mindset that everything is random and purposeless, or 2) With the conviction that everything happens for a reason...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Well this is some long introduction of me or things about me. So let's start :-) Im Mj an asian girl who have seen many bad things in life. I have done so many mistakes in my life...
    PartyPoison04 PartyPoison04 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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      Just feeling really upset, and would love some kind words or empathy. Senior Prom is coming up soon at my school. This guy who I've had a bit of a crush on has been in...
    theressomethingaboutbecca theressomethingaboutbecca 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I heard you died the other day. I sent an arrangement of flowers to your funeral. I laughed a little, because you were allergic. Hopefully your loved ones see the irony. People...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F Apr 4