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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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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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    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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    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'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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    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, 2014

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 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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    I was sitting on the couch when my dad came in and said , what's wrong with you kid, your grades are absoloutly disgusting, get up! I knew I was going to get a spanking. I was 13...
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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...
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    Random facts about me 1. I have about 16 names. And I get called all of them by at least one person in my family or group of friends. Sometimes I forget it's me 2. My dog is...
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    about 1 year age i learned about sociopaths and narcissistic people ,i think it`s sad and scary for more normal people to deal with them because there are a lot of people who don`t...
    farfar1984 farfar1984 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Earth: Where angels fall. If you believe in such things. But I meant figuratively.
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    I actually married a sociopath. I was too young to know what the term was but smart enough to realize something was not quite right. I found this article on DailyStrength.org...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 9 Responses Jan 16

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    These Stories? Why do so many of you come here to tell us what a sociopath is? I see so many stories that start off with "I think I am a sociopath because I have no guilt and I...
    JasonGrayson JasonGrayson 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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    Hey, real sociopath here. I won't waste my time trying to convince you of it because what is the point. Believe me or not it's up to you. but I am bored and willing to answer...
    JasonGrayson JasonGrayson 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    well yeah im a diagnosed sociopath. I'm not what you think i would be like "a psychotic killing machine" or "a danger to society". enough with that lets tell the real story. When i...
    Saixes612 Saixes612 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I am a very curious person and everytime I read a book or watch a movie very interesting. This time everything is different, I am reading the book " Conffesions of a Sociopath" and...
    lunaxo lunaxo 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    We were together almost 16 years. The first 8 years he was married to someone else. I married him 5 years ago. Once we were married, everything changed. I suspected him of being a...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    From the young age of 8 I was handed to a man who is a social chameleon... An emotional vampire... A socio/psychopath. I learnt how to read his actions in a way no 8 year old kid...
    SurroundUs SurroundUs 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was just thinking back about 9 years ago. I went to Paris with my boyfriend. Now I'm not trying to brag but here me out. It was amazing. I had so much fun and love. I got to fly...
    Socal73 Socal73 41-45, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Earlier this year I saw a movie, a romantic comedy, about a divorced couple that reunites. There is a scene where the wife is giving advice to a soon to be married young women who...
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    Emotionally speaking I'd consider myself about average. Well, that is if you look away from the fact that the emotions themselves barely exist and when they do, never seem to last...
    Ulsberg Ulsberg 31-35 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask but I was just wondering if I am a sociopath. I grew up and I knew that I was not your 'average Joe' growing up, I was bullied...
    Anzid Anzid 16-17, M 2 days ago

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