As you may know the members of the Watcher’s Council each nominate one of his or her own posts and one non-Council post for consideration by the whole Council. The complete list of this week’s Council nominations is here. Here’s what the Council members nominated this week.
Dr. Sanity, “Repression and the Mirror of Insight”
Pat Santy considers the psychological mechanism repression, its value, and how insight into what one is repressing and why can lead to improved mental health. Frankly, I think that a little more repression (the psychological mechanism, that is) is in order in the blogosphere.
The Glittering Eye, “Expressing the Inner Reality”
My submission for this week. I really do wish that the national Democratic Party would abandon some of the elitism I’m hearing these days.
Done With Mirrors, “Moral Courage 2”
Callimachus contrasts genuine moral courage with the other kind.
The Education Wonks, “California Senate Shocker: School Boycott Endorsed!”
I’m not sure we should be surprised that a bunch of 60’s activists should look at the public schools as a great opportunity to encourage polticial activism. Disappointed, maybe.
The Strata-Sphere, “Power Grab by Ultra-Liberal Delusionists”
AJ Strata attempts to connect the dots among Dana Priest, Mel Goodman, Mary McCarthy, Rand Beers and other luminaries trying to discern their views and agenda.
New World Man, “You’re-being-mean-to-me Liberalism”
Matt Barr considers dissent.
Gates of Vienna, “The Last Boat Out of Liverpool”
Dymphna gives us a little family history, explains how she learned about the Holocaust, and considers her own political odyssey.
ShrinkWrapped, “Drugs, Sex, and Rock&Roll…and Suicidality…continued”
ShrinkWrapped reflects on the life, death, and work of Gram Parsons, another of the wonderful musicians taken from us by drug abuse.
Rhymes With Right, “’Unconstitutional Religious Test’—What It Is and What It Ain’t”
I agree with you, Greg. There’s a lot of abuse of perfectly good terminology going around. Not just “religious test” but “checks and balances”, “establishing religion”, “free exercise”, and “freedom of speech”. Not to mention “Congress shall make no law”.
Right Wing Nut House, United 93: a Review”
Rick Moran reviews the film. Read it just because Rick is so darned good.
Joshuapundit, “The Qu’ran vs. Mein Kampf”
Sorry. This is beyond the pale for me.
The Sundries Shack, Aw…Who Needs That Amendment Anyhow?”
Jimmie Bise pillories campaign finance reform in general and John McCain in particular. I have severely mixed feeling about this issue. I think that the campaign finance reform of the last, say, 30 years or so have been ill-considered. And I get the point about free speech (although I’m not entirely comfortable with the notion that speech and money are completely equivalent). But it seems to me that some commonsense limitations on political campaign financing are possible.
Well, I’ve decided which posts I’ll vote for. Which would get your vote?