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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    I saw a kid at space center today, he looked like he was going to cry couldn't have been older then 6 and so I have him my card (they put tickets on cards) and told him how much...
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Tick Tick Tick, Time Gone!!! I logged on to say Good Morning, now its after lunch. I believe I am wasting my time here today. I have homework to do, seven chapters for one class...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    She is my hero. If I were to want to aspire to ressemble another person in any way it would be Ayn. A brilliant, complicated mind. Someone who believes in true freedom and embraces...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I don't get many opportunities because I don't go out much and I hardly have any money.. But the times I have done acts of kindness they felt very rewarding. Sometimes people...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I guess so, I donno why I do this, I could die tomorrow and I haven't done 1/10 of what I want to / should do.. It's like I have no sense of time! I care too much for the fun...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Like every other lover thing, it started of so casual...a boredom or a loneliness that put you in the same place.  You had no bad intentions but the randomness was actual...
    xoHrabina xoHrabina 26-30, F Jul 19

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    It happens time to time and makes me mad. Why? Why should I believe? Everytime anyone try it, I only remember, why I don't believe. When I was child I was told God is loving and...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F Jul 10

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    I used to believe in god but then I got to know him and his people. I was raised in the church and was a true believer when I was young but my mind was not ever one to just accept...
    Ricni Ricni 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Really I'm still in shock and I haven't really figured out how to feel about this yet. Maybe talking about it here will help. I'll start from the beginning with how I met and...
    NuuIdeas NuuIdeas 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Recently someone has come into my life who means a lot to me. We live near each other and have almost everything in common. God has helped me and my family through very hard times...
    collinwh collinwh 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    At the time I was about 5 or 6 years old. The abuser was a close friend of my family, and they trusted him. He lived with us for at least a year, and one day he asked me if I want...
    LiesandLace LiesandLace 18-21 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I was spanked from maybe age 4 to age 17 for sure. I know it was 17 because i remember my last spanking like it was yesterday. Worst ever, but that's another story. I was spanked...
    Heartsu Heartsu 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    PLEASE PLEASE READ THIS TOO!!! Because of the number of people who have read and responded to my previous post, I've decided to add an addendum to my initial story. I am quoting...
    medicalimpossibility medicalimpossibility 36-40 10 hrs ago

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    This is a long one so bear with me.... It started around November 2011. There were three of us that became very good friends Billy, Amy and me. We just clicked.....I was the...
    Daisy555 Daisy555 41-45, F Jul 19

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    I had some of the qualities, but not all of them. I daresay I've had some pretty messed up thoughts that just weren't /right/. Once when I was no more than 6, my mother sat me...
    Glaede Glaede 13-15 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    People really having a hard time doing this at times, some are really great at it, while others struggle with it. They mistake "Empathy" with "Sympathy"....I will NEVER EVER...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    It's just as you think, I am a sociopath. I've been one ever since I could remember. I recall wondering has a kid, why aren't I like those kids, why am I not scared like them. Why...
    ICouldBeAnyone ICouldBeAnyone 31-35 2 Responses Jul 15

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    i had been in relationship which was ended in 3 months,2yrs back but I dnt undrstand why my ex still message me or cal me every year on valatine's day and on anniversary (the day...
    hopElesLife hopElesLife 22-25, F 7 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I was wondering how many of you are into BDSM? Or are at least active in the scene? It's quite obvious that these things overlap and share traits. What sadist doesn't like power...
    VindensSkygge VindensSkygge 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was 17, my friend had convinced me to go with her to this guy's house. There was four of us: me, my friend, and the two guys. I was 27, my friend was 18, and the guys were...
    Becca831 Becca831 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    No, not really. Or maybe. One thing that really interests me in social interactions, is the emotional conviction with which a person can deliver their arguments. I don't talk...
    Gearann Gearann 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 12

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    I don't even know where to begin with what has happened to me over the past year. Last year was my first year at college and in my apartment was me and three others. I knew going...
    ShatteredButNotLost ShatteredButNotLost 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I do not make excuses for what I do. Being a sociopath does not mean I can not be held accountable for my choices. It means I don't care enough to stop myself. Yes I have impulses...
    meinGeistgebrochen meinGeistgebrochen 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I am a sociopath having an affair with another sociopath. We are both married. That is not the worst part but you will have to ask nicely if you want to know how anything could be...
    meinGeistgebrochen meinGeistgebrochen 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Just finished watching "The Best Offer" (La migliore offerta) and it's provides a telling glimpse to how it feels like to be devastated by a sociopath. Until the very end, where...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 13

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    Just finished watching "The Best Offer" (La migliore offerta) and it's provides a telling glimpse to how it feels like to be devastated by a sociopath. Until the very end, where...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    My head and thoughts are no longer of my own. I cannot tell you the month day or time. I do however know the year is 2014 and august 7 rapidly approaches whatever today's date...
    simpleandsweet36 simpleandsweet36 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I consider myself a feminist to a degree. I was raised mostly by my mother who stayed at home by her own choice instead of getting a career because she considered her children her...
    badgerman42 badgerman42 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    50 Random facts about myself ^_^ lol instead of 20! 1~ I'm a gamer girl. 2~ I'm kind of a Tom boy. 3~ I've been to 35 concerts in 2 years. 4~ I love hardcore music. 5~ I love...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    It feels good to have a little chat with my dad again. It has been years that we haven't talked normally with each other because of some personal issues and misunderstanding. I...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    I can usually feel when they're around. I'll feel watched when no ones there. I've seen two before in my old house. There used to be an orphanage on the land my house was on but...
    Lifeofaboxbot Lifeofaboxbot 16-17, F 1 Response 16 mins ago

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    I have random thoughts and some not so random. Relationships: Relationships are difficult at best. It couldn’t be any other way. You take two unique sovereign individuals...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M Jul 23

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    What was the longest you've ever stayed up and why?
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 9 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Just remember : What ever bad situation you're going through, there's always someone in the world that's going through much more. When u waste food just remember all the kids...
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