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 Breitbart.com has gotten ahold of a video from 1995:
This is really the divide between conservatives and liberals, in the modern age, right there. Not the gun thing. Well, not primarily anyway; there is a disagreement there, and there’s some importance to the disagreement, but that’s a distraction. Righties and lefties agree on the observed problem: Bored dumb young people are saturated with messages which compel them to make predictable choices that are not good. The conservative says, I see the problem, the young people are dumb and susceptible to these messages because they are bored. You know you’ve got a problem when these kids are sent down to the movie theater on a Friday, and by Saturday they’re trying to get hold of things they saw in the movie. Liberal says no, the problem is what the message is — we have to change it so the messages are “more productive.” Meaning, oh there’s another Archimedean lever that can be used to move the world, and the liberal’s hands aren’t the ones on the lever…that’s the real problem, as far as they’re concerned. Somewhere there’s a cockpit with all the pedals and steering wheels and push buttons, and they’re not the ones in it.
This is the Architect/Medicator divide, because the difference in world-visions has to do with recognition of a project perimeter. Holder, being a Medicator, doesn’t acknowledge such a perimeter; everything, everywhere, that is not being done the Eric Holder way is an unfinished task. I’ve learned from many mutually-frustrating conversations with Medicators that there is no end to the genuine angst they will feel about things being done in ways different from the ways they’d be doing them, if only they were the ones doing them. They just get hotter and hotter about it, like a nuclear reactor core melting down and burning its way to China.
Eventually you just have to face facts: All the trouble starts with their knowledge. They learn about the thing being done differently from the way they’d be doing it if it was theirs to do, and from that moment they’re doomed to this endless-circle round-robin of getting more and more pissed off. The only solution is to keep them in the dark, for their own good. So who’s the jackass who told Eric Holder about these movies?
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