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...
Bruce Kessler’s zombie metaphor, which I linked earlier this morning, got me to thinking about a spirited discussion in which I participated yesterday, the subject of which was Mitt Romney’s statement about “binders of women” and Cenk Uygur’s “fact check” about it:
Now watch this from beginning to end, and take note of two things in particular that Mr. Uygur doesn’t really know: One, that the advocacy group really twisted Gov. Romney’s arm to hire these binders-of-women, and he never would have done so otherwise; and, two, that when people “weren’t looking” anymore, the Romney administration went on some kind of bloodletting binge and fired the women. His entire debunking rests on these two things, which he doesn’t know. Being a proggy means you get to make up stuff.
What’s this got to do with zombies? Well consider the case of President Obama Himself: You may have noticed He’s a black guy. Which is great, because for years and years now we’ve had these cut-rate bargain-basement science fiction shows on the teevee screen and in the movies, where they show us how futuristic and modern and way-off Utopian their little imaginary world is, by having a black president of whatever. See? It’s the future! You can tell because the president is a black guy. No way would we have anything like that in the next hundred years, so this must be the future. So patronizing and so stupid…well…Obama does deserve credit for this much, that’s over and I’m glad to see it go.
But the left-wing in our country, doesn’t think it’s over. This is what it has to do with binders full of women.
One, talking-point: You know, I don’t think the country is ready for a black/woman/gay/Asian/Native American [whatever] of [whatever].
Two, reality: We get one. In a sane universe, this refutes One. Oh my, looks like we were “ready” for a black president after all.
Three, zombie-undead-talking-point: Yeah, but it never would have happened without [advocacy group or associated movement] so you see, when all’s said & done, we still have such a very long way to go.
That’s the zombie spell. That is how the dead argument keeps going. “Yeah, but your arm had to be twisted, you never would have hired her if we didn’t make ya.” Welcome to the land of the undead.
See, there’s something that’s been going on over the last several decades: America’s left has been in a frantic search for some kind of way to act put-upon and oppressed at all times, even right after managing to get exactly what they wanted. That’s because most of the time when they get what they want, it’s as a result of acting put-upon and oppressed. It’s understandable, really. They don’t want to have to trade in next month’s paycheck in order to cash today’s.
And so we have the zombie minority-hiring argument. Hire more minorities! Uh, okay all right…we did. You did? Well yeah but — you never would’ve done it if we didn’t make ya. Our raging incurable case of GoodPerson Fever takes precedence over your case of GoodPerson Fever.
Lost in the bloody apocalypse is the honest and simple point that we shouldn’t be having any “binders of” anything anywhere, except just-plain-people. I’m not sure how we lost sight of that. Just like a zombie plague, it’s happened so fast, and here we are trapped in a shopping mall with zombies clawing at the windows, and nothing left in our arsenal except a weed whacker. Hire this-or-that minority, contract him, elect him, appoint him, accept his application for enrollment…nothing’s solved, nothing’s settled, ever, because we have made the mistake of attaching the livelihood of a loudmouth to the situation where the problem remains unsettled. So we have the national desire to move past something, but we lack the will. Headshot the zombies again and again, they just keep coming.
Maybe the solution is as simple as: Everyone who ran off at the mouth about how maybe America isn’t ready for a black president — should issue an apology. Admit they were proven wrong. Once that is done, perhaps all the libs who are trying to run with this “Romney wouldn’t have hired the women if his arm wasn’t twisted” nonsensical argument, will feel some measure of shame and realize they’re on the wrong track…uh…yeah, that’ll happen.
Cross-posted at Brutally Honest.
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