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...
Via our parent site and host Webloggin, a story from fellow Webloggin contributer Big Dog about those honest and hard-working illegal immigrants that do such a good job of following the laws once they break the law to get here…
Now we have word that a border patrol agent in California was run over by a vehicle that he tried to stop after it entered this country ILLEGALLY. The area where this took place is popular among off road enthusiasts as well as drug runners entering the US ILLEGALLY. Our government is responsible for the death of this agent. The failure of the President and the Congress to secure our borders has allowed a vehicle to enter ILLEGALLY and run over an agent.
I can certainly understand why some people really hate Fox News and immediately think of the words like “slanted” and “biased” whenever it is mentioned. If you’re used to cherry-picking the facts to make ILLEGAL immigrants look good, I would suppose the truth would might look strange and tainted when it finally walked up and slapped you across your ILLEGAL-alien-apologist face.
The apologist viewpoints that I find most disturbing about this, are the ones that leave the wrong idea and then hang around for awhile by being laced with kernels of truth. Namely…that the illegal aliens hop the turnstyle and break the laws by being in America, because they suffer from a lack of options and want to do right by their families. This is true, several times a day…of that, I have no doubt.
But the argument is diminished somewhat, the first time someone gets hurt. It’s diminished further when someone is killed…more so, when it happens a few more times.
What I think people lose track of here, is that “Illegal” means immeasurable. You don’t know who these people are. So it’s impossible to say what they’re really wanting to do once they’re in America. And you certainly can’t state in any certain terms how dangerous it’s going to be to let ’em run around. You DON’T KNOW. Even the illegal aliens that have names, and supposedly, work histories…you don’t even know if that applies to the guy in front of you, or not.
The word “illegal” means it is a crapshoot. To support it, you have to say it is worthwhile to play this absurd lottery game with the lives of others. With real citizens, that belong here. To which, you can reply (and many do) that it’s only by an accident of birth that anybody supposedly “belongs” here…that lie has a kernel of truth to it as well.
But look where that leads. This argument, necessarily, insists that your “accident of birth” made you a citizen of the United States, and it shouldn’t have — you have been overly privileged, and therefore it is just desserts that you be made into target practice for millions of illegal aliens. Some of whom are here to “work hard,” some of whom are here to run people over with their cars after getting drunk. Some of them, both. Maybe it’ll happen to you, and maybe it won’t. But you deserved to be subjected to this sick game of chance, because you as a natural-born citizen were born overly-privileged.
Yes, that isn’t what these apologists mean. But that’s the argument they’d have to embrace, for their statements to make sense. That the lives of natural-born citizens…simply aren’t worth very much, and have been overvalued.
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