In Nov 2010 Newsweek featured a picture of Barack Obama as 'Lord Shiva.' Shiva, meaning "The Auspicious One", also known as Mahadeva, Mahesh ("Great God") or Bholenath ("Simple Lord"), is a popular Hindu deity and considered as the Supreme God within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in Hinduism. Shiva is regarded as one of the primary forms of God, such as one of the five primary forms of God in the Smarta tradition, and "the Destroyer" or "the Transformer" among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga and arts.
The most recognizable iconographical attributes of the god are a third eye on his forehead, a snake around his neck, the crescent moon adorning and the river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the trishula as his weapon and the damaru as his instrument.
Notice the items he is holding. Do you notice the stethoscope? Take over healthcare... check! But why is he depicted holding the world?
The description of 'Lord Shiva' is quite syncretic and includes a crescent moon, the symbol of Islam. Newsweek refers to Obama as 'God of all things.' And now we see Obama literally taking over American health care in dictator fashion, forcing everyone to receive his signature legislation mark.
Lord Shiva is also known as "The Destroyer."