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...
Look what Cassy found…
Dude…just do your job. If you ever did get some kind of thrill over telling those big bad homophobes to “get over it,” that time has passed…DADT is repealed…all the arguing and yelling was supposed to have been about the opportunity to serve your country. So serve. I mean, that is the next step where all your energies should be going right now, if the intentions expressed were honest and sincere.
This is the trouble with revolutions. A lot of people in this day & age, can’t seem to stop having them. Is it a problem having openly-gay people serving in the military? It’s pretty obvious by now that some people are always going to have one answer to that question and other people will always have a different one…they won’t change their minds…but now in addition to being a contentious issue, it’s a useless one. It’s been decided. Decided by fiat — you can’t tell people what opinions they’re supposed to be having. So useless or not, it will remain contentious.
However: Is it a problem having these perpetual-revolution types serving in the military? That, I would hope, would not be an open question among thinking persons for very long; I would hope it isn’t contentious at all. It’s a no-brainer. It’s just like having someone serving with a hard chemical dependency, in the sense that reality becomes disconnected from their behavior. Whether remarking about their own homosexuality or somebody else’s, they protest for years with “get over it”; the military gets over it; it’s time to roll out a newspaper and…they splash “get over it” on the front page when the “it” has already been gotten-over? How much longer is this going to be kept up?
Cassy said it very well:
It is one thing to repeal DADT and to let gays to serve openly. It is quite another to flaunt it, to shove it down our throats like this. Why is it, I wonder, that we need to know who is gay and who isn’t? Why do our faces have to be rubbed in it? I really don’t need to know who in my husband’s unit is straight or gay, but for some reason, I guess we simply HAVE to know. We not only must know, but we are apparently required to approve of it.
And I’m curious: why are we the ones being told to get over it? It seems to me that the exact opposite needs to happen. [emphasis mine]
Bulls-eye. We are really depending on a national defense that can keep its mind on its job; arguably the single most important job anybody in the country has. One of the key arguments for repealing DADT, repeated ad nauseum, was that it was exactly this brand of basic professionalism that would not be put in jeopardy. Well, this is evidence of said jeopardy — not because of homosexuals openly serving in the military, but because of that disconnected, feel-good druggie-high of “I told them to get over it again” chemical rush going through someone’s bloodstream.
Some people are sore winners. If national defense isn’t relying on such people, it’s simply sad. If it is, then it’s something more than just sad.
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