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...
You want to know why Barack Obama’s neck-and-neck, or ahead, when He deserves to be going down in flames? I think at this point I’ve just about got it figured out, so I’ll tell you. It is a modern religion of three parts, and President Obama is its prophet.
First piece of it: Mitt’s 47 percent. There are people who are living like veal calves and are content to do so. You could define them, not so much in the mistaken way Mitt Romney did with a zero or negative income tax payment, but with their ideas about money. They don’t know how much they have, and they don’t care. They’ve given up on trying to save any. Like a pet dog or a cat, they have a routine built up around some food bowl that is being mysteriously filled. You-didn’t-build-that; nothing is ever really built. The Internet, along with everything else worthwhile, comes from government; not because government is wonderful, but because it is functionally anonymous. We are all the government, so “we” build things. No one person, no smaller pool of investors, ever builds anything. They just rip people off. And then when the government gets done regulating them and forcing them to be more ethical, it builds all the good stuff that we “need” while these other guys with corporate brand names just sit around counting their money and smoking cigars or something. Now when the “proles” in this religious sect need something, they have their own economic system. You don’t buy, you don’t sell, you don’t barter, as the Occupy Movement demonstrated you just demand things. You’re entitled. That’s how it’s done.
Second: The Post-American world. America is like the wife that the husband never really wanted to marry in the first place. To the extent that she inspires any positive sentiment or any hope at all, it is only with regard to the vision of what she may one day become. There is nothing glorious about her in the present or in the past, and she is not worthy of a swift, terrible or deadly defense. To whatever extent she is an economic or military superpower today, she will not be tomorrow, and that is actually a good thing. Make the time to watch Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016 if you have not already done so. Anti-nationalism, anti-colonialism, the embassy was left unguarded in Benghazi, NASA’s new mission is Muslim outreach, America’s nuclear arsenal to be gutted. I know, it’s crazy talk to say Obama is some kind of Manchurian Candidate or something…but what would a Manchurian Candidate do, specifically, that is not being done? Well, some people like that. We know, now, that Obama’s measures do not make the country better liked around the world…so where is the thoughtful contemplation about whether or not this is the right way to go? After all, the objectives were stated before the effort began, and they have not been forthcoming. But, re-thinking? Instrospection? There isn’t any, and I think it’s generally understood on all sides that it would have been a mistake for anyone to expect any. Forward!
Third, and this ties in to the first two: There is no god. We were not put here, therefore we were not planned to be put here, therefore we were not deemed to be worthy of anything — therefore, we are not. We are an accident of evolution and we hurt the environment, of which we are not a part, but rather a pox. Note the glaring contradiction between first and third: We are not worthy, we are a blight and not a benefit, but whenever we need something we don’t have, it becomes a human rights violation until we get it. No gratitude will be forthcoming, of course, because Thing I Know #52: Angry people who demand things, don’t stop being angry when their demands are met. That would be acknowledging that a definable person or organization met a need, and this is untenable. We may not be worth anything, but we do not owe our existence to anything, because the reason for our being here is a billion screwy accidents in the saga of our evolution.
The thing that binds all this together is a question that my elder generations used to ask in the days gone by: “Is nothing sacred?” And the answer is NO. At least, nothing is sacred and definable, for this sect does elevate certain things to adoration but those things consistently defy objective definition: The “middle class,” the “oppressed,” “working families,” “loving couples,” vegetarians. If it is definable, then it is not sacred. Even President Obama The Holy Profit, Himself, is sacred only in the imaginary sense. Four long, bleak years, and still nobody has emerged to say exactly what it is about Obama that makes Him so remarkable. Wherever there is something held to a higher moral plane by this dark unholy sect, there is an ethereal mass that defies measurement of location, size and shape.
And what ties that all together? You have to measure things if you’re trying to build something; if you aren’t building something then you generally don’t need to.
Four letters: L-A-Z-Y. Oh, they might work up quite a sweat doing things for their families, working at their jobs. If they have one. But their minds are flabby. Not, I hasten to add, thick or dense or stupid. Some of them are quite bright. But addled, atrophied and apathetic. Their minds are full of these dark alleyways they have never taken the time to explore — and they must not. This dark religion is chock full of taboos. Their minds grow flabby with the passage of time, as they make a point of refusing to answer certain questions. So they want everybody else’s mind to be flabby the same way.
This scares me, to be candid about it. I’m still optimistic about Obama being a one-term President, since He fits the profile so well. He holds His appeal for the members of His “church” but has demonstrated no recruiting power, or very, very little, being effected upon those who are outside of it.
But we cannot count on these lazy parishioners practicing their laziness on Election Day. The one thing that is really worth some effort to them, it turns out, is to make sure that their religion is victorious in any conflict with any other religion. They believe in The Unholy Three.
Credit for finding the excellent cartoon goes to our friend in New Mexico. Kinda hurts my feelings that he saw it before I did.
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