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...
Gotta love that comment from Zulma. Lol.
Update 9/15/07: I’m wondering if the item you see to the left would be an appropriate gift for such a “mom.” The only drawback is, it would probably involve a little bit more waiting than it would seem she’s interested in doing.
You know, this carries profound implications that the “mom” has to write the message across her tummy, as opposed to waiting just a few weeks and then putting the baby in a onesie that says the same thing. The same thing with entirely different ramifications. That is profound. It’s a microcosm of everything the Hard Left seems to believe about human beings.
I mean, what kind of mindset do you bestow on the unborn when you do that. Okay, I’m a baby in my momma’s belly…which according to the pro-choice crowd means I’m not a baby at all. Oh, but I am capable of being pro-choice. Unless that’s some kind of a joke I don’t get? Either way…I’m a pro-choice non-person…in favor of choice…about me.
I’m to be sucked out of here a piece at a time? Hey, that’s all good. Whatever you say, mom!
Are things really so different just because the baby isn’t born yet? I ask because, on other issues, it seems our hardcore leftists demand exactly the same fanatical self-sacrificial attitude out of people who have, in fact, been born already.
Not really suicide. More like apathy about decisions made by someone else, of which your termination is either a product or a byproduct.
Like, you aren’t allowed to have a gun in your home even though you live in a rural area where emergency services are unavailable, or provided with a response time of 45 minutes or more. Like that…not suicide, but apathy. Eh. Maybe my family and I will be okay, maybe not. At least the right people are in charge, and the right rules are being observed.
Terrorism treated as a law enforcement issue.
Detainees not being interrogated. Detainment facilities being shut down. Al Qaeda operatives trekking in through our porous border, and once here, being allowed to communicate electronically with the bosses back home with their “constitutional privacy protections” intact, so long as they do it from within our borders so that grandstanding politicians can call them “ordinary Americans.”
Eh. Whatever. How’s it affect me? Oh yeah…the terrorists would like me dead, and if it happens, oh, whatever. Maybe I’ll be poisoned. Maybe I’ll be blown up or burned up. The important thing is that up until the time I’m killed in some way or another, I have medical insurance and a right to strike against my employer. And, in a sense, to personal safety — in the legal sense, not in the practical sense. Rules are in place to keep people from beating me up and taking my wallet, maybe killing me for eighteen dollars…but society enshrines nothing to give me a solid reason to think it won’t happen.
Maybe that’s how the vicious attitude against religious people, all ties in with it. Being faithful to the left wing, seems to have a lot to do with submitting to the will of someone pushing a button, deliberately or otherwise, and snuffing out your very existence. Being cool with that…saying that’s okay with you…not even demanding any special qualifications from the button-pusher, just having that person be in the right place and carrying the right title. I see it all makes sense now. This comes so much easier when you figure you’re just the natural product of a living ecosystem with warmth, contaminants and moisture. That nobody more important than you, put you here. That you’re a fungus; a fungus that happens to resemble a chimpanzee more than a sponge, but a fungus nonetheless. And that there’s no consciousness, nothing positive or negative to be experienced, after your demise.
I’ve finally found something that makes all these leftist micro-agendas consistent with each other. It’s nihilism, and an uncompromising dedication to it. Nothing else makes all this stuff work. The baby killing, the soldier-slandering, the new taxes and increases of old taxes for their own sake, the social programs on top of other social programs, the crappy education being given to our kids…the seventy languages in one high school and you’d better be cool with that or else you’re a Bad PersonTM…the glowbubble-wormening…the hostility to religion.
Start with the premise that we’re all just candles that can be snuffed out on a whim, by anyone from the homicidal, to the wildly narcissistic, to the incompetent, and there’s nothing wrong with that — and it all makes sense. Leftist solutions, all have it in common with each other that we’re supposed to apologize to someone for our very existence, and be ready to be deprived of that existence. On a chimerical itch between the ears — of someone who isn’t even that special. Some authoritarian stranger who is selected to have this power over our lives and our deaths, by random chance, or something practically equivalent to it.
The passive nihilism arrives bundled with a curious and twisted package of ethical values. With the snuffing itself, there is no violation occurring, no “wrong” being done. What’s wrong, according to these values, is a lack of acceptance when it happens to a third party — or, to you. People do “right” when they line up for slaughter. Left-wing issue by left-wing issue by left-wing issue, all the way down the line; they all have it in common, that people are supposed to subordinate their instincts of self-preservation, to following the rules some left-wing stranger, somewhere, deems to be correct.
What gets all this nonsense going? It can be nothing but fear. Living your life with a sense of purpose, as if some higher code is transgressed if your existence is revoked before achieving some Glorious Purpose that has been invested in you, involves a sense of responsibility. And nobody ever said we’d all reach maturity ready to take that on.
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