November 22, 2010

Obama Depicted as Hindu Deity Shiva on the Cover of Newsweek

Obama being heavily scrutinized already for all his actions as President, or failure to do the actions promised I should say, does something even more stupid. On the cover of Newsweek he and the editors felt that it was a good idea to depict him as a Hindu deity named Shiva. Indian-Americans are outraged over the matter, and say that he might as well said he was Jesus Christ in the flesh. Most people will look at this picture and be like OK...I don't get what the big deal is...It's just Obama juggling all of USA's problems on his many hands, that he wish he had. This is simply not true. If it showed Obama with ONLY 6 hands maybe I would agree, however it also shows Obama on one leg doing a very particular dance relating to the Hindu deity Shiva, in the manifestation of Lord Nataraja. This dance is very specific and is sometimes referred to as "The Dance of Destruction." Also notice the title of the issue "God of all things". Wow. Here is a picture of the Hindu deity Shiva doing the Dance of Destruction...

Don't pay attention to the arms on this, its obviously not in the same way that Obama does it, but its the footing thats important. If anything the Newsweek cover puts emphasis on the problems within the 6 arms. Why would they think this was a good idea to depict him in this way? I am extremely disappointed and I can't believe our President yet again embarrasses the United States by showing the world how arrogant we are by poking fun of religious images that are obviously important to many people. Please leave comments and let me know what you think.

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