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...
Memo For File XXV
“Antid Odo” cracks me up.
He/she/it is the proprietor and CEO and chief-chef-cook-bottle-washer of Left Behinds which is a left-wing Blogger blog. He/she/it lacks cognitive power; or else, I am, without realizing it, a materially wealthy white/protestant/straight/male Captain of Industry without a care in the world. Both may not apply, and one or the other must.
The background is pretty simple. “Civil Rights Leaders” are upset that a white candidate is running to represent a black congressional district, specifically, the 11th district of the state of New York. Well, I fail to see the problem. I think blacks can represent whites and vice-versa.
Antid Odo says…
Based on what I can confirm cursorily, mkfreeberg is definitely male, not Jewish or black. I’m about 95% sure he’s a white guy (I’m pretty sure only a white person would so blithely identify race as a problem for other people to fix). In other words, while it’s very sad, all the unfairness and ugliness and all, we can’t ever make any progress toward fixing it, we just have to leave things as they are–which only happens to leave him on top.
What did I say to inspire this poor soul to think I identify race as “a problem for other people to fix”? Well…I’m pretty sure I let it leak that I don’t consider “race” to be a problem, per se. Because I don’t. People come from different races, they have different heights, different genders, different phobias. They are complex creatures — they have all kinds of attributes. Differentials in these attributes, are not “problems,” to my way of thinking.
It is true I do think people should be divided up along certain things, indeed, will take the initiative to divide themselves that way if no outside agent does this for them. But those things have nothing to do with race.
But it stuns me to realize that, just by opposing the idea of white congressmen for white constituents, black congressmen for black constituents — just for questioning such an arrangement — I’m instantly independently wealthy. Or “on top,” as Odo says. Actually, it does more than stun me, it cracks me up. Hey, guess what…I been talking to them black folks. Working with them. Buying things from them, selling things to ‘em. Me, a white guy. Working hard to stay “on top,” I guess.
Well, God bless the liberals. They just want a decent shake for those who are born less well-off, and I for one am willing to judge their character based on this benevolent desire. Most of them, I mean. They’re just well-meaning folk with atrophied cognitive skills, that’s all. They’re nice. They just think of people in terms of, literally, “black and white”…then, they project this mindset onto others, while pretending not to engage in it themselves. Sure they create racial tension where little-to-none of it existed previously. But they don’t mean to. Their transgression is, simply, that they don’t stick to what they know best. They’re like jugglers with delerium tremens trying to branch out into brain surgery. Entertainment -wise, by-and-large, liberals tend to be very gifted, have much to contribute, and, when you get down to it, make people feel good. That’s valuable.
If they followed my advice, they’d stick to that. Leave the heavy thinking to people who can handle it.
And Antid Odo, Thursday, did just that. The results are…well, no better than I could have done if I did my own hunting on YouTube. But I did not. And this just made me laugh, so I’m going to give credit where it is due.
Or…have my butler do it. Hee hee! I just started laughing again.
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