Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
So, if Bolton is correct, then extremes meet in the monistic Darwinians and Deepakians, who are monstrous reflections of one another, being that both exclude God and replace him with the idol of human consciousness.
Perhaps this idea of the “worship of intelligence” is new to you, but it is the blue thread that runs through the modern left extending over the past century or so. Although it is primarily a narcissistic exercise in self-flattery, those who are not members of the cult are not just considered wrong, but dismissed as morons. But one of the bases of wisdom — which transcends the mere intellectualism of the tenured — is to know the limits of intelligence. And the left repeatedly fails in this regard, again, because of the replacement of God with human (small r) reason.
Nearly every leftist policy failure falls into this trap, and yet, the prescription is always more of the same…
[E]ven despite the revelations of weathergate, these pinheads persist in their insane project of destroying the world’s economy — its wealth-producing mechanism — to “solve” a problem that doesn’t exist…For these radicals, the death of one child due to malaria is a tragedy, but the death of 50 million is a smashing success. [emphasis mine]
The irony, to me, is whenever I meet these folks they are always obsessed with humility. They may have a different name for it; but it is a constant that they consider the primary cause of all the world’s problems to be human arrogance, or something immediately connected to it.
Their error is caused by a dearth of precisely that agent they say they want to make more abundant in our world.
And yet when their programs fail…or simply demonstrate they could stand some improvement, but usually it’s a total fail…their own arrogance puts everyone else’s to shame. Let’s do it again. We did the right thing, just not enough of it.
We saw it this year, several times. Swindle-us. Cash for clunkers. Bailouts for S&L, auto companies, looks like media is next.
George Bush was expected to express all kinds of regret over Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, invasion of a sovereign country, angst over saying “bring it on”…none of this contrition ever did a damn thing to redeem him in the eyes of a single soul, but it was demanded of him anyway. But liberals can keep right on keepin’-on.
They make the mistake of comparing their own intentions, with the achievement of others. Their gonna-dooz against others’ have-dunz.
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