Svengali is the name of a fictional character in George du Maurier's 1894 novel Trilby. A sensation in its day, the novel created a stereotype of the evil hypnotist that persists to this day.Also from Wiki was the following:
The word "svengali" has entered the language meaning a person who with evil intent manipulates another into doing what is desired.Dictionary.com defines Svengali as a noun, meaning "a person who completely dominates another, usually with selfish or sinister motives."
Now that we know what Svengali means, there should be little doubt that Barack Hussein Obama is our modern-day Svengali. In Erik's column, he mentions the unsustainable spending and insurmountable debt that is accumulating at an alarming rate, along with the lack of security on our border and out-of-control illegal immigration that could lead to violence in the Southwest.
But I have one more thing to show you, which should result in having no doubt about Obama being a Svengali, and a very Machiavellian one at that. Watch this video, and then read Erik's column:
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As President Obama delivered his florid commencement speech before the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week, it occurred to me that our president is sort of a hip, black Svengali. Don't listen! I wanted to yell, lest all who heard might become transfixed, and finally, irreversibly hypnotized.
And how amusing, I thought. … The lifelong communist who managed to ascend to the presidency of the United States, advising the graduating class of a military academy that America had "outlasted communism." A calculatedly disarming maneuver, or simply reinforcement of the Obama mythos that he is still the emissary of long-awaited hope and change?
While some Americans remain mesmerized, and many are still at risk, remember that these numbers are dwindling. The number of those who are dedicatedly working to break the spell and reverse the damage increases daily.
By Erik Rush
Posted: May 27, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern
Prominent media pundits continue to offer questions to their guests and audiences, such as: "Doesn't the president understand that this kind of spending is unsustainable?" and "Why doesn't he just secure the border?"
I remain nonplussed at these and other queries, because I know the answers to them – and I know full well that I'm not the only one. It's just astounding to me that certain otherwise well-informed, politically savvy folks don't.
Of course President Obama knows that his level of spending is unsustainable. The spending is intended to further compromise the U.S. economy, in the same way as overly aggressive implementation of the Community Reinvestment Act was intended to do so. It would be more surprising if Obama did do something to ameliorate our financial woes, rather than massaging filth into the wound and asserting that it will stave off infection.
Then there's the U.S.-Mexico border. There are a few reasons why this is playing out as it is, including economic reliance and the crop of potential voters aliens represent. The assorted crime victims and young American women whose bodies have been picked clean by coyotes in the desert, or who are currently servicing drug lords after having been dragged back across the border into Mexico are simply not a factor.
The third rationale is a much more sinister raison d'être: Obama and his Marxist minions rely on crises; they would like nothing more than to see civil unrest break out along our southern border. The radicalization of young Americans of Mexican descent by the radical left, the ongoing tolerance of radical activists, educators and politicians and a press that does nothing but exacerbate the situation is a recipe for civil unrest.
Between the cultural balkanization that has taken place and the frustration of border-state residents who realize they've been sold out by a complicit government, pockets of violence could very well erupt, and soon. This will intensify the cries of racism from far-left activists, amplify anger on the part of border-state residents, and the hostilities would likely snowball.
If this happens, the federal government will be "compelled" to intercede to keep the peace – just as the government of the Soviet Union wound up doing for 70 years in Eastern Europe.
Now, realize that spending and inaction on the border are just two manifestations of this administration's grand design for the dismantling of America. There are dozens more of varying scope, but all lead to the same end, and all reflect the character of the principals involved in bringing this about.
The motivations of power-seeking progressives are very easy to understand, if craven, unprincipled and perverse: These are individuals who are of above average intelligence, but who are intrinsically emotionally immature, covetous and narcissistic. Like most people, they have talents and aptitudes, but they don't see these conveying to them the fortune and glory to which they feel entitled, because they know they have no real vision. They'll never compose grand symphonies, achieve great medical breakthroughs, nor found multibillion-dollar companies. Being of the aforementioned temperament, they also form harsh assessments of the people and society around them.
They could have done it better, they reason.
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