Sunday, June 01, 2008

Obama/Spock '08

Dr. Henry Jenkins of MIT and Aca/Fan has this to say about Spock and Obama:

"In that sense Star Trek looks ahead to the society we live in today, where so many people are mixed race, mixed cultural background,. And I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately, looking at Barack Obama. There’s something in the [Obama] mythology that seems to echo our assumption about Spock — that he’s someone able to bridge worlds. And he’s indebted to Vulcan philosophy of IDIC, the Vulcan philosophy of infinite diversity and infinite combination. Someone who is of mixed race is seen as being capable of understanding both races."

Obama '08 and prosper.

1 comment:

Baltimore needs federation assistance! said...

I agree. Certainly as a biracial african american myself I have always thought that biracial people had a bit more insight into boundaries between cultures and races, especially since we transgress those boundaries. And Spock has always been my favorite, and YOU do him justice!