Archive for December, 2010
My good friend Ahab has a post up at his blog that should make you furious and frightened all at once. I want you to go to his blog, Republic of Gilead, and read the post in it’s entirety, so I will offer the following taste of absolute inanity to tempt you over to his site:
This basis of this conversation comes directly from a U.S. Government funded abstinence program…..
“Moral of the story: Occasional suggestions and assistance may be alright, but too much of it will lessen a man’s confidence or even turn him away from his princess.” (Choosing the Best, Inc., Choosing the Best Soulmate, 2003, p. 51)
via: Republic of Gilead
Republic of Gilead is a must-bookmark for anyone curious about what the Organized Right is up to. Be sure to support his blog!
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Note: This post is a re-post of the post I made yesterday, with changes I think make my point a little clearer: I have not convicted Assange in the “court of public opinion”, but I worry some have done the opposite. As before, this post uses strong language and opinions-if you don’t like one of those two things, then stop reading now….
I love Wikileaks. Watching governments scramble to spin information that was never supposed to be fodder for water cooler conversation fuels my two greatest loves, politics and Schadenfreude. I enjoy feeling like I am doing my part in “sticking it to the man” every time I come across an embarrassing revelation that diplomats are far from diplomatic, that the arrogant and power drunk world Governments are powerless to being brought down a notch by the changing dynamics of the information age. We all love a good David and Goliath story. I am heartened to know that the web of conspiracy I regularly envision going on in the smokey backrooms of government is real and my tin foil hat just became a little more fashionable.
These leaked memos are not what I want to talk about though. Nor do I want to talk about the apparent Shakespearean flaw that allows Governments to condemn Wikileaks for disseminating information that was apparently easier to access than a Twelfth Grade Math class pop quiz. Those subjects are better described by other media sources and bloggers.
I want to talk instead about the sexual assault allegations being levelled at Julian Assange, the public face of Wikileaks and the current poster boy for martyrdom in the cult of personality. If you want to read some background on these allegations as well as a leveled insight into the facts at hand, I suggest these two posts by my friends Stephanie and Jason. I won’t be quite as diplomatic as them, but I think that my analysis is fair and accurate none the less. (more…)Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 9 so far )
Welcome Planet Atheism Readers!
After a few weeks away from my blog and the internet, I come back to find out that I have finally been included in the Planet Atheism blogroll! I am overjoyed and honored at the prospect of reaching a much larger audience.
For those of you who are reading this blog for the first time, Misplaced Grace is the blog of George W., a part time blogger from Northern Ontario, Canada. Expect to see a focus on atheism, skepticism, and science treated both seriously and lightly. I also regularly blog about whatever else piques my interest; politics, social justice issues, philosophy, Canadiana, and nerd-crack. In fact, if you are an American reading this, you may want to completely ignore my posts during a Canadian election cycle unless you really have an interest in Canadian politics.