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...
In Last 24 Hours Dem Protesters Have Assaulted a Young Woman, Tortured a Camel, Called Opponents “Bad Jews” & Attacked Gay Black Tea Partier…They Must Be Very Proud
With a video clip behind each one.
They’ve pretty much offended every group out there…where are the animal rights groups denouncing this? How about the women’s rights groups? Gay rights groups? The NAACP / Jesse Jackson / Al Sharpton? Religious figures? How about environmentalists outraged by all the trash and signs just dumped on the ground when the union members left the protests?
because these flagrant offenses don’t fit the leftist narrative[.]
My dictionary defines “civility” as “a. civilized conduct…b. a polite act or expression.” To have it when two sides disagree about something, both sides need to agree to the simple code of “I recognize the other person or party has a different take on things and that’s just fine.” “That’s just fine” meaning, not quite so much that there’s nothing worth doing; since of course both sides are going to have some demonstrations, and participate in exchanges of ideas, in order to change some minds. But it is not recognized as an urgent problem in desperate need of fixing, that the other side has influence. There is no recognized imperative to neutralize.
This would contradict the very foundation of modern leftist thought. Look around — every single thing they want is a “basic human right.” Even if it only became a basic human right minutes ago, when they decided it was one. Not because a Higher Power gave it to us, or because we need that right in order to enjoy some other right. No, it’s a “basic human right” because, and only because, this enables them to say there must be something wrong with you if you don’t go along.
Every single leftist recognition that a certain thing ought to be a certain way, is paired up with another leftist recognition that all “good” people agree with this, and therefore, if you’re not agreeing you must be “bad.” If you don’t agree, and you still have some ability to convince others to also disagree, then that has to be fixed. It’s time to go “activist,” to “get a little bloody” as they say.
They want society to be perfect. But at the same time — and this is the dirty little secret — they’re anarchists.
Until leftists who influence other leftists can say “I think X, but I can see how a reasonable person might think not-X,” you cannot involve leftists and have a civil discourse. About anything. And they can’t say that. They don’t believe it.
Cross-posted at Washington Rebel.
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