This according to the right-brained Jeremiah Wright:
In a defiant appearance before the Washington media, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said Monday that criticism surrounding his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church and rejected those who have labeled him unpatriotic.
"I served six years in the military," Barack Obama's longtime pastor said. "Does that make me patriotic? How many years did (Vice President Dick) Cheney serve?"
Wright spoke at the National Press Club before the Washington media and a supportive audience of black church leaders beginning a two-day symposium.
He said the black church tradition is not bombastic or controversial, but different and misunderstood by the "dominant culture" in the United States.
So... according to that portion of Jeremiah's brain that is functioning, that part that is making Obama's brain hurt like hell, Obama's actions to put distance between himself and Wright's controversial statements must mean, according to the left side of my brain, that Obama is distancing himself from the Black Church.
Hmm... wouldn't that be problematic? Or am I just thinking... differently... speaking of which, Gerard has some left-brained related comments:
It would seem there is a profound difference between the black brain and other brains after all. At least according to Reverend Wright. According to this shining exemplar of Barack Obama and the deep scholarship of black liberation theology, black people are right-brained and white people are left-brained. Asian people don't make the discussion since that would be, well, unfortunate.
If you're like me you've probably been wandering about the world babbling something about racial equality in America that affirms, "There are no differences except differences of degree between different degrees of difference and no difference." You could also say, "All men are created equal." How left-brained of you.
Now comes Reverend James Wright to set us all straight. He notes in passing that the right-brain of black people is somehow descended from the griots of Africa. The griots were people who could remember long, very long, poems; proto-rappers if you will. White people had something like that too, but then they invented ... writing. Or was it the Asians? I forget since, alas, my griot genes are slim to none.
At any rate, being descended from griots seems to me to be a lucky win in genetic lotto if you get one of the 100 top rapper slots in the world. It will probably be a bit more problematic if you want to get a job that involves actual analytic skills.
In the mean-time, Wizbang had a caption contest for the following pic at their place over the weekend:
My vote would be something like:
"Umm... like... Obama... like... I'm just not getting your Pastor guy... like, Oh My God... totally... like right brain, left brain, as if?... ok, you know, I think he's good and everything... whatever... like... duh... ok, Betches, like let's go get some pizza... fer shur..."