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I Believe Ayn Rand Was A Sociopath Devoid Of Empathy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    Today was Day 7 of 10 of my beach vacation. For the most part, you see the same people on the beach, but today was different. As we set up our "camp" (umbrellas, chairs, bogey...
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    Love that the littlest things can make someone's day construction is going on in my neighborhood and they building houses that's hard work so I decided to walk to the gas station...
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    ... I'm going to play Necromancer here for a moment. I was reading an experience by gewissenlos titled "Who Believes the Self-confessed Sociopath? " In there is a comment: There...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My brother, is only one of the few who I told I am a sociopath. He gave me the best advice; he offered that I come up with a safe word and physical gesture that let him know that...
    JonathanCTVirgo JonathanCTVirgo 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 6

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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 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 Jul 31

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    If you asked me a year ago, I wouldn't believe you. I was never comfortable with social media, and I scoffed when I heard about people developing intimate relations online. Then I...
    willbutler412 willbutler412 51-55, M Aug 7

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    A month ago I made a terrible choice. Not only was it terrible but I cannot bring myself to regret the choice. I am carefully using the word choice because a mistake equals a...
    inmysoul0505 inmysoul0505 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    My ex boyfriend stayed with a bunch of friends last night after a whole day of nonstop texting me. So i blocked his number. Then at 9 i get a text from his cousin saying that he...
    Rose11231 Rose11231 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    I am bored. It's exhausting nowadays to fake interest in people who are convinced in our nonexistent friendship. I'm getting tired of having to pretend, so I'm here on this website...
    myahpaden46 myahpaden46 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I am not like you. I don't think like you do. I don't look at the world like you do. And I don't interact with the world like you do. Most of the time, people walk down the...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 10

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    I have been diagnosed as having different mental problems, but I believe that I am actually a sociopath: so good at it, that I was able to hide it from shrinks and therapists, and...
    sosheyo sosheyo 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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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 4 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    I'm not a professional, but I'm pretty sure my friend is the textbook definition of a sociopath. I met him a while ago back in 5th grade, and it sounds cliche but I knew he was...
    Jules255 Jules255 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    i remain confuse most of times ,should i do or not ...?is it good to do according to god ,is it allowed according to god ,is it right to do ... if i get a chance to meet god once...
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Suicide? Anyone else get this way? I know it's strange, and don't get me wrong I am a conceited, self-absorbed, ego-maniac narcissist. I don't wanna kill myself because I hate...
    JasonGrayson JasonGrayson 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I met him online and he was the most charming person in the world. Was so interested in what i was like my thoughts, goals, philosophies on life. And so sweet. But somewhere it...
    Confused4959 Confused4959 22-25, F Aug 12

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    So, today I started being a sociopath. I did not set out to start being one; I accepted that I was one last night, and it just kicked in immediately. I did not need to think...
    sosheyo sosheyo 41-45, F Aug 19

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    My best friend, who I've known for nearly 20 years, confessed to me that she's a sociopath. After reading _The Sociopath Next Door_ a few years ago, I sort of suspected my friend...
    aradae aradae 31-35 Aug 9

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    Although I am proud to be a sociopath, it is fairly lonesome. I have few friends, and the only people I have been sexually compatible with were psychopaths and other sociopaths. I...
    Razorgrins Razorgrins 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    A few years back i woke up in the middle of the night (i have no idea what time it was, because at the time i had no clock in my room). Anyways. I rolled over for some reason and...
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    happinesslieswithin happinesslieswithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I was diagnosed as a sociopath when I was 15 and instituted into an insane asylum (correctional facility). I need a sociopathic friend because I find it hard to identify with...
    Razorgrins Razorgrins 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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    I was asked because of a recent post I made, which business would I choose between two businesses that were the same and sold the same things but one had a gay person working there...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Most of the time I lose the thread of conversations and start blabbering about something that is way, way off topic. But most of my friends are also like this so when we get...
    REG821 REG821 41-45 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I have never been clinically diagnosed as a 'sociopath' but as the days go on, I can see more and more traits that are very similar to one. I admire sociopaths too; their intellect...
    TheWolfInSheepsClothing TheWolfInSheepsClothing 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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...
    MalumGreal MalumGreal 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago