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...
I like this a lot. Not just because it’s a solid shove in a good direction, but it highlights a subtle but meaningful split between the narrow band of elites with the loudest voices and who seem to be perched, everlastingly, on the tallest soapboxes…and…well, y’know, real people.
I’m looking for the split to widen, which I think it will. The loud-chattering-soapbox people will keep on doubling down. Did you pick this up from the linked article?
As for the criticism that the Team Obama’s Bain attack is part of “nauseating” political discourse with which [Cory] Booker has become “very uncomfortable,” [David] Axelrod said, “on this particular instance he was just wrong.”
Axelrod shows what’s wrong with the whole mindset here. Truth and falsehood…and feelings. They’ve all been lazily dumped in the same bin, like refuse that hasn’t been sorted into the right receptacle in some ecology-minded burough. Booker is wrong…to feel nauseated about what’s happening? Oh, so that’s the platform, is it. We’re going to vote for these wise leaders and then their attack dogs are going to tell us how to feel about the things they do. Oh, that’s a winner right there, fer sure.
In addition to which, the whole debacle a sign that the “real” people are finally getting it:
Booker is not the only Democrat to question the aggressive, negative portrayal of Romney’s work in private equity. Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. said today he agreed with “the substance” of Booker’s comments and “would not have backed out.”
“I agree with him, private equity is not a bad thing. Matter of fact, private equity is a good thing in many, many instances,” the Democrat said in a separate appearance on MSNBC earlier in the day.
Former Obama administration economic adviser Steven Rattner made similar comments last week, calling a new Obama campaign TV ad attacking Romney’s role in the bankruptcy of a Bain-owned steel company “unfair.”
“Bain Capital’s responsibility was not to create 100,000 jobs or some other number. It was to create profits for its investors,” Rattner said. ”‘It did it superbly well, acting within the rules, acting very responsibly. … This is part of capitalism, this is part of life. I don’t think there’s anything Bain Capital did that they need to be embarrassed about.”
Team Obama looks bad here, because they should. Their message, willingly selected by them, is: “Come on! You don’t want those job-making business people to actually be running anything, do you??”
And I like it because this, above all other things, is what we need our 2012 election to be addressing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Unproductive people giving orders to productive people about how to do their producing. It’s been given a perfectly fair shot here, and it’s a fail.
It is not a partisan position at all, really, or at least it shouldn’t be one; nor is it a model of responsible government. It is simply an ancient hatred against those who create things, nurtured by those who do not and cannot. When you can’t create anything, all there is for you to do, is destroy. Destroy and lie. Get embarrased about your lying, get beaten up about it…and learn nothing from it, just keep right on doing it.
Four years ago, Obama was on His way to being elected President because His campaign successfully pulled off the appearance that His side had all the positive energy and the other side had all the negative energy. “Hope won, fear lost”; remember that? Looks like the shoe’s on the other foot now. But this is a public perception that is going to be very tough to turn around. Hard to correct it, if it’s already true. We’re seeing an election between those who channel creative energies and those who operate off of destructive ones.
A lot can happen, but I’m very pleased with what’s going on so far. Looking like 1980 all over again.
Now after we get this fixed, let’s stop the stupid-go-round and shut down the experiment. That would necessarily mean, educating our youth properly. People who act on destructive impulses, and that includes communists, don’t build things…not after you discount the machinery and the institutions that exist to destroy other things. They don’t eradicate hunger or poverty, they don’t end war, they don’t cure diseases. They’re very charismatic and so forth, they’re good at herding around large crowds of idiots, but that isn’t what it takes to build a well-functioning society.
So stop it already. That’s the message we have to get across. If we could just make our young people as afraid of electing communists as they are of catching AIDS, we could prevent a whole lot of misery.
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