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...
While writing the post immediately previous, it had eluded my recollection that Joss Whedon was making essentially the same “point,” to the extent that he was actually making one, as those brain-dead kids we just saw in the latest round-up of “indoctrinated younglings sing the praises of Obama.” You know the one; His Majesty is not mentioned by name, but from the lyrics and the timing, you know exactly how they want you to vote:
To be contrasted with the Holy Savior version from just a couple years ago,
Which, in turn, is not to be confused with mmm mmm mmmmm.
Well let’s focus on that first clip up there. It does not mention Mitt Romney whereas Joss Whedon does make a point of calling out Mitt Romney. But they share this common theme, which is worth noting because they’ve both come out in the last few days here…we must do this thing and not that thing, or else disaster will follow. It is obvious that now that the election is less than a week away, and our proggies are getting desperate, they’re taking refuge behind the Ninth Pillar of Persuasion: The Harbinger of Doom. Do as I say or else X will happen. To be fair, many Romney/Ryan supporters are similarly relying on this ninth pillar…but, not exclusively so. And it says something when a challenger can make use of this, as opposed to the incumbent. There has to be some truth to the idea that disaster will follow sticking with the present course, if such an idea can achieve any currency at all. That’s an indicator that things aren’t going so well.
Whedon, as I noted, appears to equate — indeed, is talking to an audience that likewise seems to equate — any decrease in social spending whatsoever at the federal level, regardless of the reason and regardless of the actual result, with a disaster on the scale of a zombie apocalypse. That seems to be the mindset. There is a mommy-government holding my hand and standing beside me throughout all the challenges in my life, guaranteeing a good outcome, and there is the walking undead clawing at me for my brains. Just those two extremes, nothing in between. Question for this crowd: What is the cap to be put on the amount of money spent by this government, on a per-person basis, to head off such an apocalypse? A thousand dollars a nose? A million? I mean, either you’re totally out of control or you’re not. If you’re not, you should be able to come up with a ceiling. What is it?
The delicious irony is that Whedon speaks of zombies. And yet in real, day-to-day life we have no better example of genuine zombie-ness to offer, than the indoctrinated singing kids. Which has become something of an epidemic since about…2008 or so. Mmm mmm mmmmm!
P.S.: If you’re not already reading Jason Mattera’s book, you should be. The metaphor fits the events of this week, and the days ahead, as it never has before.
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