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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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    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

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 27

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 ????
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 27

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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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    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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 20, 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 7 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    In all aspects of my life i believe i am a sociopath. I have trampled over and sold out co-workers, people who helped me get where i am and even my former bosses to get to where i...
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    I'm a believer and don't consider myself a snob. I respect your right to believe as you want. I choose to believe. I have been a scientist, of sorts, all my adult life. I believe...
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    I am from a family of one sister and two brothers. Mom and dad were good parents but had very short fuses and did not tolerate any bad behavior. Our parents believed that...
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    Love is more than a feeling, more than butterflies in the stomach. Love takes action to go with it. I thought what I had with J was love, but I was wrong. It was not love. It was...
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    I received my diagnosis in my senior year of high school. I always knew I was different; and that I felt that being sociopathic was a gift. I succeed because I don't feel empathy...
    whentheyscream whentheyscream 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I think my friend and room mate is a Sociopath. I have known her at a distance for roughly 4 years, and we (my boyfriend included) have lived together for about 6 months. So lets...
    allyjayx allyjayx 18-21, F Sep 14

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    What says that sociopaths can't have a functioning relationship? I am not feel love, but I do feel affection. I have been with my girlfriend along time, and even tho I have thought...
    Cheshirethecat Cheshirethecat 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    It had never crossed my mind until I picked up this book called "The Sociopath Next Door." It talked a lot about how sociopaths lie, cheat, steal, etc. to get what they want...
    smokingweedwithparishilton smokingweedwithparishilton 18-21 2 Responses Sep 11

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    17, sociopathic, as the title says. I didn't really have a title for myself until a while ago, because I always felt I didn't need a title like that. My mom constantly brands me...
    Ethan57 Ethan57 16-17, M Aug 26

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    17, sociopathic, as the title says. I didn't really have a title for myself until a while ago, because I always felt I didn't need a title like that. My mom constantly brands me...
    Ethan57 Ethan57 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Dear father, Thank you for divorcing my mother. I know I wasn’t very supportive when you first told me all those years ago but as a kid I was unable to see it for what it really...
    ColdCalculator ColdCalculator 26-30, M Sep 13

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    I was diagnosed as a sociopath when I was 15, which was surprising considering that I lived in Nunavut at that time. I grew up with my dad and my grandma who I generally call my...
    socionarcotics socionarcotics 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I actually read a book that I believe was written by a sociopath (or narcissist at least) from the perspective of the female empath in the story - which is unusual. It's a dark...
    LyndseyStrong LyndseyStrong 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lately I have been very random we will be talking about our car and all it's scratches I'll just say something like we need more glue...and just the other day we were sitting down...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 33 mins ago

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    Well, I might be. Or possibly sociopathic. Or maybe not at all. I'm not sure if I have ASPD. I don't necessarily see it as a negative thing or positive thing, at all, really. I'm...
    quaileggs quaileggs 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    George W. I met him June 9, 2013, and I wish I hadn't. Each boyfriend I had previously in my adult life was some kind of control freak. At worst, I dated one guy, on and off, for a...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Things were particularly uneventful. A static drowned out the strange, and left only the mundane. In the backdrop was the constant drizzle I thoroughly enjoyed. To add variety to...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M Sep 7

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    I've always wondered if I'm a sociopath. But have always denied it. There are many reasons that lead me to believe. I consider myself fairly intelligent although the world will...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    FlatterySweet words will not buy you loyalty from me. Your actions and dedication over time will. I give you credit to be able to look beyond my kind politeness and into my...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have also been in a very abusive relationship. I am still recovering as the marriage ended only recently. Now, this will shock you all but I met the perpatrator here on EP!!! I...
    kitty42812 kitty42812 36-40, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I want advice. I don't know if I'm a sociopath or not. I seem to meet the criteria but I don't quite understand. I have been an extremely manipulative person ever since my first...
    JoeVan JoeVan 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I suppose this is as good as a place as any to write about this. I'm not exactly sure how to say this, so it'll be long and rambly. Really long. I'll probably need to work my way...
    Cirieneve Cirieneve 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 13

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    Well I might have a story a sociopath might like to hear. I am a high functioning schizo-affective who loves a sociopath. For those who don't know a schizo-affective has the...
    schizoguy schizoguy 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 14

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    Since young I've always thought I was different from the others from the way I think and feel. What seems perfectly logical to me brought looks of horror from other children and...
    itinh itinh 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    "I like to think I'm a master of my own destiny." Randal Graves
    FutileSuperiority FutileSuperiority 22-25 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    My apologies for the long confusing ramble : ) I sometimes wonder what is wrong with me? I have a man that every woman would want, he looks after me and wants to take care of me...
    LoveBytes LoveBytes 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    When someone is asked why they committed an impulsive action, they might give a response along the lines of "I felt like it". Or if not, "I wanted to get attention/had to prove...
    EpikEcko EpikEcko 18-21 3 Responses Aug 27