O, Such Sad Deception

May 2, 2010 13:32

Daily, more factual information emerges that shows what a fraud Obama is.  What will they ever be able to believe in again?

By Eileen F. Toplansky at American Thinker

In his book entitled Satan in Goray, Isaac Bashevis Singer recounts the tragedy of a town whose hopes had been abysmally dashed when they discovered that the man they deemed messiah was, in fact, a fraud.  The novel begins with gruesome descriptions of massacres, the gory details which Singer drew almost word for word from records of the infamous 1648 pogroms by Chmelnicki where tens of thousands of Jews were brutally murdered.  It was a precursor to the evils of Hitler.
The real focus in Satan in Goray, however, is on the recovery of the remote town of Goray.  After fifteen years, the traumatized survivors begin to return to their village.  A demoralized people, these Jews had been only too ready to embrace a messiah.  Enter Shabbetai Zvi born in 1626, a Talmudic scholar who engaged in mysticism.  He was given to messianic fantasies and was soon declared to be the messiah by his followers.  He began to act the part and messianic fervor took hold of communities that had not personally experienced bloodshed as well as those who had experienced the lash.  Jews began to repent; they were filled with incredible joy and enthusiasm and many leaders of the Jewish community acknowledged Zvi as the Messiah.  From small villages to cosmopolitan centers, leading rabbis and their adherents were caught up in the joy of finally being delivered.  Then reality set in.  Zvi was brought before the Sultan of Turkey and given the choice of death or apostasy; he decided to convert to Islam.
The news rocked the Jewish world.  The treason was more than they could bear.  It is Singer’s portrayal of the aftermath of the moral destruction by this false belief in Zvi which is so stunning in the novel.  The decay of the community is even worse than the physical destructions which had preceded it.  The people lost their moral compass; they succumbed to all forms of evil.  They allowed themselves to be mesmerized by the promise of a new age, out of hope for a better world.  Their downfall is pitiful to behold.
As I read this book, I am constantly reminded of what I predict will be the end game for so many blacks who ardently believe in the promise of Barak Obama.  They see in him a vindication of the bitterness of slavery, and of the denial of their civil rights up until recently.  They see him as a natural result of the incredible work of Martin Luther King but it is not so.  King was a unifier; Obama is divisive. But it is not only the many Black Americans who view Obama as the messiah.  It is the many progressives who cannot see past his gibberish and, instead, deign him to be a gifted orator.  Oprah Winfrey referred to Obama as “the One.”  Acknowledged anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan also sees Obama as the deliverer.  In a 2008 Washington Post interview, Joel Stein stated that “the messiah would make an excellent president.”


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