Hollywood directors should qualify for disability insurance for having short-bus tendencies. Exhibit A: Spike Lee.
Director Spike Lee has waded into the ongoing controversy surrounding Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago pastor whose provocative statements have proved a thorn in the side of Democrat frontrunner Barack Obama. Lee advises the preacher to do the right thing and keep quiet. "The more he opens his mouth, the more damage he does," he told the Guardian yesterday.
For good measure, Lee hinted at a political conspiracy behind Wright's recent, contentious attempts to justify his remarks. "It looks like he's being paid to keep talking," he said. [SNIP]
"Jeremiah Wight needs to be quiet," Lee said yesterday. "If he loves Obama he needs to shut up right now. It makes me question his motives for talking. I'm starting to wonder whether somebody has been contributing to the building funds of his church. Seriously."
Yeah sure, Shelton (that’s the name that Lee’s mama gave him). That Jeremiah Wright is nothing but a tool of the Man—or, more appropriately, the Woman.
I guess that isn’t much of a surprise that Lee thinks that there’s some sort of collusion between Wright and the forces of "darkness.” (The forces of Darkness are another story.) Lee can’t comprehend that a man possessed by such narcissistic tendencies as Wright would be almost congenitally unable to remain quiet in subordination to the “greater good”--that is, getting Obama nominated and elected. To expect the right reverend not to sally forth without hesitation when Bill Moyers, the NAACP and the National Press Club came calling is like expecting rain not to be wet.
Our old friend Shelton, however, doesn’t get that. Maybe if he did, his movies would be better.
(Thanks to DC Thornton)