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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have never considered the idea that I may be a sociopath, however my psychologist recently began discussing the possibility with me and pointing out how my behavior can be very...
    TheMarlboroMan07 TheMarlboroMan07 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Hey, So Religion! I haven't been on this site in so long I've forgotten even my own past stories, and I am not sure if I have posted this before or not, so If I have, I am doing...
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    I want to speak, from my heart, about the very complicated topic of abortion. I realize that most people will read this with their beliefs and not truly hear what the Spirit would...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    How am I suppose to know wether I'm attractive or not when some people say "you're cute" just to spare your feelings? I'm not gonna post in the "do you think I'm attraction" group...
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    Imagine if every thought you had was a prayer to God.. And was reinforced by God... So what exactly are you praying for..?? Self limiting and negative thoughts dominate a lot...
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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 Sep 22

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    Wow I actually thought I would find solace on here by looking over some people who are sociopaths like me. Truth is seems like they are just listing stereotypical sociopathic...
    UndyingNEET UndyingNEET 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    I mostly use song lyrics at random times, but I have manifested a few signature ramblings that I can call my own. For example: Hotel service desk: Yes, sir, how may I help you...
    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M 7 mins ago

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    I'm bored, so I figure the responses to this should at least be interesting considering what I'm going to ask. I'd stick this under 'Ask Question', but I figure this is a bit more...
    Cirieneve Cirieneve 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I just realize this------> 61 Friends, 248 fans, 12 blocked members and only 4 person i talk most of the time... namely: ilikepolarbears22, Princeofthesky, Misunderstoodcreature...
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Obviously, I am too trusting. I realize now that I have been the OW more than once...I just never got so deeply involved with any of the others, and with two of them, I didn't even...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I have a question for sociopaths. Can you relate to children better than to adults? If so, why? As children are very vulnerable, do you target them to hurt them emotionally or...
    djustin22 djustin22 26-30, M 9 Responses Oct 4

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    Oh, this is new. Quite sadistic. Obviously sociopathic to an extent. Has the genius quality to an amazing extent. I think I'll call this persona Nathan.
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I feel like I'm just the center of all my different personas. I'm nothing special, he's the genius. She's the kind, caring person who loves in place of hate. He's the cold and...
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    I have just realized that I am a Sociopath. I have left a wake destruction behind me. I have two children that I truly care about. I'm divorced and I am starting to understand that...
    Shaazaam Shaazaam 46-50, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Have you ever had sex (as a sociopath of course) with another sociopath/psychopath? Can you tell me about it? Is it different than having sex with someone who hasn't have ASPD...
    EvilMango EvilMango 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Why are people ok with the word empathy, but the pity evokes feelings of anger or disgust? They have virtually the same meaning.
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Empathy and KindnessHow one act of kindness can make a vast difference. 
    ZenSpirit ZenSpirit 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 9

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