Hollywood libs have chucked that separation of church and state stuff completely out the window, now that their deity is ascending the throne. Director Spike Lee sees the hand of God in the subprime crisis and related economic calamities. Will he be ridiculed as vehemently as those who saw the hand of God in another recent catastrophe?
Over at his new blog Finkelblog, Mark Finkelstein spotlights the sermonizing:
Spike Lee has declared that God himself ordained the financial crisis to happen when it did in order to propel Barack Obama to victory. The film director offered his odd analysis on today’s Morning Joe . . . but not before declaring that tomorrow’s inauguration will be “the most important day in the history of the United States of America.”
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Let’s talk about tomorrow. What are you looking for?
SPIKE LEE: I think it’s going to be one of — I think it’s going to be the most important day in the history of the United States of America. I was able to finagle a good seat for my wife Kai and I, so I don’t really want to try to guess how I’m going to feel, but it’s going to be something deep and profound. Thank God I’m going to be able to witness with my own four eyes tomorrow.
With a little prompting from Joe, Lee then advanced his view of God as the ultimate Wall Street player.
SCARBOROUGH: I’ve always believed, and it seems naive, that God’s had a hand in America, and I get a real sense you feel that God has had a real hand in this.
LEE: So many things have happened. All of a sudden, the economy goes south at that moment, and then McCain [gestures going down].
No question. It was “pre-deortained.”