If Obama Is Spock, You Must Be Jewish

I have an idea: let’s start a thread. It began with this article, posted by Bob on his Facebook page. The author proposes an interesting thesis: Barack Obama is America’s first Jewish president.

Obama’s logic-driven pursuit has led many to the Vulcan analogy. When Jewish actor Leonard Nimoy first personified this fictional people, he made a traditional Jewish symbol Vulcan, popularizing the spread-finger gesture of the rabbinic Cohanim.

Which, of course, led to this:

And this:

They’re not just talking about the ears. For those of us who watched the show in the 1960s (or during the countless reruns since), Nimoy’s alter ego was the harbinger of a future in which logic would reign over emotion, and rational thought triumph over blind faith. He was a digital being in an analog world; the Pied Piper who led our generation into the Silicon Age.

This was all pretty obvious from the president’s Rosh Hashanah greeting, though. If you look closely, you can see his horns.

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About Marc Alan Di Martino

I'm a skeptical poet, blogger, columnist, occasional cartoonist, atheist, kvetcher and all-around lovable mensch - in precisely that order. I live in Italy, a country in serious need of skeptics and secularists who will challenge the status quo. Kind of like the United States and most places on earth.
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2 Responses to If Obama Is Spock, You Must Be Jewish

  1. Bob says:

    Holy Rings of Betazed! Is it an occupational hazard?

    Maybe so… ask Moses?

    http://www.askmoses.com/en/article/662,2068869/Did-Moses-have-horns.html

  2. Pingback: Memes Never Die « Marc Alan Di Martino

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