From Matt Continetti, the author of the best-selling The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star (
a premise he has since repudiated Corrected! I confused asshole wingnuts named Matt.), comes this gem:
“I loved Spock,” said President Obama, reacting to the death of actor Leonard Nimoy. Why? Because Spock reminds him of himself. The galaxy’s most famous Vulcan, the president wrote, was “Cool, logical, big-eared, and level headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.” Just like you know whom.
The president is not the only writer who has drawn comparisons between himself and Spock. I am also a Star Trek fan, but I admit I was somewhat confused by my rather apathetic reaction to Nimoy’s death. And as I thought more about the president’s statement, I realized he identifies with the very aspects of the Spock character that most annoy me. I don’t love Spock at all.
Not only do Spock’s peacenik inclinations routinely land the Enterprise and the Federation into trouble, his “logic” and “level head” mask an arrogant emotional basket case. Unlike the superhuman android Data, a loyal officer whose deepest longing is to be human, Spock spends most of his life as a freelancing diplomat eager to negotiate with the worst enemies of Starfleet. He’s the opposite of a role model: a cautionary tale.
This is the kind of writing I used to snicker at 25 years ago while reading the undergraduate newspaper op-ed pages. You seriously can not make this shit up. Next in the series from Matt- I used to love Spiderman until he resembles the Obama and the left’s web of lies.