Having submitted my paper on the goddess Athena and the Trojan War and completed two presentations, each involving (in some way or other) that Greek deity, I will hopefully soon be back to blogging, likely tomorrow (Thursday, March 30, 2006) afternoon. I have to say that I was struck by a number of things in the past week, how the MSM in reporting on the death of former Reagan Administration Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger dwelled on his involvement in the Iran-contra scandal. That good man was not convicted of anything, thus the MSM seem more interested in highlighting the accusations of an overzealous special prosecutor than the accomplishments of a distinguished conservative public servant.
And I realized, given one of Bruce’s recent posts, that I need to weigh in (once again) with my thoughts on gay marriage and the increasingly ludicrous debate. Those on the right wish to score political points with social conservatives by pushing gratuitous amendments while advocates of gay marriage seem more interested in attacking social conservatives than in defending the merits of the instiution — and the reasons for extending its benefits & protections to same-sex couples.
And I have some thoughts on Log Cabin, particularly its “convention” which seems more designed as a love letter to the gay rights groups in our nation’s capital than a gathering to consider means to promote “inclusion” (a word Log Cabin loves to use) of gay people in the GOP. I note once again how the language Log Cabin uses, this time to promote the confab, resembles more that of those gay rights groups than it does that of a Republican organization.
And about the narrow-mindedness of California’s openly gay State Assemblyman (Mark Leno) (via BotW). And to wonder why an openly gay anti-American peace activist decided to become closeted while detained by an anti-American extremist group (also via BotW).
And of course, I want to talk about some of the movies I have been watching (mostly for class) — a great variety of other issues. For now, let me just recommend that Patrick Guerriero watch Braveheart which, despite its flaws, has a valuable message which might help him better understand modern American conservatism. (More on that anon.) Oh, and, another flick I included in my presentation was Patton, a film I can’t recommend highly enough.
And I want to blog once again on gay identity — and why I have been considering changing my blogging moniker.