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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 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.
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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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    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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    I POSTED THIS AGAIN DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS AND IT'S A HEART WARMING TRUE STORY. Just In Time One night at 11:30, an older African-American woman was standing on the side of an...
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    You'd be amazed at the joy you can give just by spending five minutes of your day with someone who is lonely or struggling. The old man on your block whom you haven't seen all week...
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    I’m spending way too much time on EP this morning instead of being productive and doing....SOMETHING! Arrrggghh!
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    I still don't believe I am a sociopath, the person that diagnosed me doesn't have the right to give me a label created by someone. Labels are away for people to cauterize into...
    Eslade Eslade 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 30

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    I found out my dad was cheating on my mom in 8th grade when I was using his phone to play a game and stumbled on to his secret Facebook profile, a profile that didn't have his...
    fhelan fhelan 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    When I was a child I used to believe the sun was the devil and the moon was god because people would talk about this place (hell) that was covered in fire ie the sun and also about...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I just got home from an almost perfect wedding. The Celebrant, however, went to the trouble of stressing this marriage was between a man and a woman - implying, in my view, that...
    MelbourneSteve MelbourneSteve 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    I once believed that Obama was a Kenya-born fascist muslim socialist, bent on destroying America. Oh, wait, that wasn't me. But it's pretty f-ing stupid.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Anxiety, Stress and Empathy. So, I hear many people say that what qualifies someone as a sociopath is a complete lack of empathy or remorse. Others also require some other...
    MrOllie MrOllie 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 24

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    If I had known about this site a couple of years ago, I would have never added this experience to my list. I don't remember a time from my past where I have ever felt as if I had...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I recently date a sociopath. He was attentive, we had shared friends, and although we were in a LDR through social media and skyping and calls, I never had a clue. He wasn't...
    lbazinga lbazinga 41-45, F Nov 2

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    Mindfvckery and Manipulations. Apparently this is one of the favourite sport of certain members online. Apparently, this is their main motive to use social websites. It gives them...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 15 Responses Nov 2

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    "Dr. Lecter amused himself -- His thoughts were no more bound by fear or kindness than Milton's were by physics. He was free in his head." Do you think we are more objective...
    MrOllie MrOllie 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I was just thinking that I should have failed second grade. My teacher would hand out tests and worksheets for us to work on during class and she'd tell us to bring them to her...
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    Married life vs bedroom activity. Do you feel content and totally happy with your married life plus the bedroom activity? Sometimes, I want to cry for being so sensual...being the...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 10 Responses 1 hr 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 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Do you believe there is a spectrum with sociopathy?
    KingApathy KingApathy 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 11

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    When i was six or so my sister liked to cross-dress me and make me girly. Of course I hated it because she would put me in mini skirts and said to be"cute"tops and even panties...
    Butterking47 Butterking47 18-21 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    It doesn't remotely make any sense. and tbh it's alittle sickening when you think about it. We sit here and say "God has blessed us" and give God all the credit for the good...
    StraighttTruth StraighttTruth 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I made a friend a few weeks ago, I guess. He's a strange human being. He also talks more than I thought was humanly possible. He spent 5 hours after my class...just talking at me...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    Sociopathic/psychopathic Parents Hi there! I’ve been doing a research on sociopathic/psychopathic parenting and I’d be extremely grateful if you kindly and honestly answered...
    masset masset 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    I was young and showed signs of a sociopath even though no one wanted to call a child a sociopath and so they treated me for years and I guess I made progress so I'm not in a...
    VivianDarrkbloom VivianDarrkbloom 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Well these are just 10 random photos I took for no reason at all. (i guess)I am no photographer so dont judge me harshly.1) my sunburn2) Some pregnancy result. (not mine) 3...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    i suffer from bpd....and i've had relationships with sociopaths....why cant sociopaths and borderline get along? i thought we would make a great team??
    angelarun2001 angelarun2001 26-30 Oct 25

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    We don't always love the same way. Love is different each time we fall in love, perhaps because different people bring out different sides of us. Over the years, I have experienced...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 10 Responses Nov 7

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    I can't watch any movie with a rape or domestic violence scene in it. It's weird because I can watch horror and action but when the movie is realistic I can't see that stuff. There...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 9 hrs ago