Joan Swirsky
George & the Dragon Slayer
By Joan Swirsky
February 21, 2017

The original story of Saint George and the Dragon dates back to the 7th century, the narrative maintaining that in a fictitious town in Libya, there lived a king who chose to appease the evil dragon in the town's lake that was poisoning the countryside. With the agreement of his subjects, the appeasement involved feeding the dragon two sheep every day. But when there were no more sheep, the King's subjects started feeding their children to the dragon, chosen by lottery.

When one of the lots fell on the king's daughter, he told the people they could have all his gold and silver and half his kingdom if his daughter were spared, but the people refused. As his daughter walked to the lake to be fed to the dragon, fate intervened – Saint George happened to be riding by.

Saint George stabbed the dragon with his lance, then placed a collar around its neck and, with the princess at his side, paraded the wounded monster through the streets of the town. The townspeople were terrified, whereupon Saint George promised to slay the beast if they all converted to Christianity, which they did quite promptly.

What a rich parable – with variations of course – on today's political scene.

The 2017 version

In my version, the poisonous dragon is radical billionaire George Soros, who has made it his life's work to poison vibrant democratic systems of government throughout the world in order to actualize his globalist vision of One World Government in which unicorns prance in gorgeous meadows, everyone speaks a polyglot Esperanto, capitalism is destroyed, food and shelter and meaning in life are provided by egomaniacs who know better than everyone else what is good for them, and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as well as Jesus and Buddha, are all dead because government is the only god worthy of being worshipped.

In an interview with the L.A. Times, Soros admitted the following: "If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble." And when asked by Britain's Independent newspaper to elaborate on that passage, Soros said, "It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out."

In other words, the guy actually believes he is god! That was in 2003, when Mr. Soros was investing a formidable amount of his fortune into defeating President George W. Bush in his run for a second term in office. That effort failed, but the dragon got busy with other things, including making huge investments in organizations that would carry his radical message to new heights: the progressive Media Matters for America, with its obsessive pursuit and vilification of conservative media; the Secretary of State Project, focused on electing leftists to that office to oversee the election process, like they did in the 2008 Minnesota Senate race that magically produced absentee ballots that gave the election to Al Franken instead of the popular incumbent Norm Coleman. Also, as spelled out by journalist Mike Ciandella, the radical National Council of LaRaza; the abortion factory aka Planned Parenthood; the leftist Associated Press; the pay-for-play Clinton Foundation, as described by Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War; ACORN, known for rampant voter fraud; and the following huge number of leftist groups. And that is not to omit the over $100 million Mr. Soros has spent on, among others of his fetishes, Obamacare, anti-illegal-immigration groups, and anti-Israel organizations.

Of course, there is also Mr. Soros's overwhelming support for everything Barack Obama. However, he really wasn't supporting Mr. Obama, but rather himself. I believe that Mr. Soros was the de facto president of the United States from 2008 until 2016. If you follow the money, it is clear that it was the dragon himself who was calling the shots, shaping the policies, and manipulating/pressuring/directing feckless pols like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid into doing his bidding. We all know how that turned out: an out-of-control immigrant policy, an utterly failed [un]Affordable Care Act, the catastrophic Iran deal, and, ironically – to their ongoing shock, dismay, agony, and fury – the rise and sweeping victory of President Donald J. Trump.

Battle of the egos

Ideologues like Soros are mistakenly thought to be above ego. It's all about the issues, they'd like us to believe. Bushwa! Men like Soros don't spend a preponderance of their time, brain power, energy, and money on issues alone without wanting and needing, indeed craving, the adulation and recognition that go along with the success of their efforts. Especially men with messianic fantasies who openly admit to god complexes!

In his wildest dreams, you can be sure that George Soros never expected to have his life's dreams challenged and ridiculed and lobbied against and successfully undermined by another billionaire with an ego just as big as his own. That's right...the dragon slayer in this case is none other than President Donald Trump!

It's as delicious as eating a juicy porterhouse steak to witness the president taking on the bought-and-paid-for media machine Soros has so indulgently nurtured, the planted domestic and foreign policy moles now being summarily fired, the socialized-medicine scheme being virtually overthrown, the global-warming tax-extortion hoax being exposed (the same hoax that, according to Kevin Jackson, Mr. Soros paid Al Gore multimillions to promote), and the defunding of the abortion mill known as Planned Parenthood.

The dragon slayer has been able to accomplish all his in only four weeks! That is because unlike Mr. Soros, President Trump's vast business experience has given him a leg up in the dragon-slaying department. Many good examples exist in all the Soros-paid-for demonstrations we've witnessed since his nemesis became president. The leftist grievance purveyors all gripe about Wall St. and wealth and income-disparity and how the system is "unfair," while, at the same time, grabbing every last cent that the dragon spends to fund their demonstrations, pay for their placards and travel and lodging, provide them with talking points, and do it all over again the next day!

But for all the huffing and puffing and acting-out, there has not been one micrometer of progress in slowing down the dragon-slayer or in diminishing his rising popularity!

Don't these demonstrators have jobs or go to school? Don't they realize that the vast public out there – the same public that trounced Barack Obama in the 2010 and 2014 midterms and positively annihilated everything he and his puppet-master Soros stood for in the 2016 election – is witnessing these frenetic temper tantrums, the anarchy, the irrationality, the grown women spewing profanities in front of their children while wearing ridiculous pink pussycat hats, the ignoramuses that can't even get their talking points straight, the displaced hatred, the obvious projections, and will reflect their disgust in the 2018 midterms by removing progressive politicians from our midst forever?

I found the March for Women particularly ironic since it was clear to me that of the thousands of little girls who attended or witnessed the march, not one ran up to her mother and said: "Mommy, I don't want to grow up to be beautiful and elegant and speak five languages and be a mother and marry a powerful businessman like Melania Trump, and I don't want to be beautiful and educated and successful in business and be a mother and marry a successful man like Ivanka, Mommy, ugh... I want to be grow up to put on a vagina costume and use swear words like I saw at the march!"

In the same way, I can't imagine that one little boy in America has told his parents that his goal is to grow up so he can put on a racial-themed costume, cover his face, and go on a rampage where he breaks store windows, sets businesses on fire, overturns cars, and then runs away like a coward into the darkness.

Impotent rage

The drumbeat of rage against the machine – the Trump machine – goes on, with media hacks from both network and cable shows melting down left and right, "objective" poseurs like Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday literally yelling at White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, leaving Rush Limbaugh afterward to remind a sputtering Wallace that "the media did not make Donald Trump, and they can't destroy him."

Still, the dragon and the media and entities like the Indivisible Team (IT), the Deep State, and Barack Obama himself plow on, intent on destroying the Trump presidency. IT, according to writer Dr. Richard Swier, was established by five former Democrat congressional staffers after President Trump's victory and immediately launched a website devoted to providing leftists and liberals with strategies for countering the "radical, racist, and sexist" objectives of the president, a daily calendar of national events and calls-to-action, and the group's signature publication, Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.

If their agenda has so far succeeded, I must have missed it, although one of their recommendations is, as we've seen, to disrupt town hall and other meetings with loud, unrelenting yelling, objections, and generally obnoxious behavior.

The Deep State, is defined by David Goldman (aka Spengler) – columnist for Asia Times Online and author of How Civilizations Die (And Why Islam Is Dying Too) – as "the secret services in a dictatorship who overthrow governments, manipulate the press, and otherwise eliminate opponents." A story by Joel Pollak in Breitbart explains that "the Deep State is shorthand for the nexus of secretive intelligence agencies...including the CIA, NSA, Defense Intelligence Agency, and components of the State Department, Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and the armed forces."

So far they have accused President Trump & Co., of, among other things, colluding with the Russians. But every accusation has been thoroughly disproven. At this point – only four weeks into the new presidency – it's important to remember that we're still dealing with the Dragon vis-à-vis Obama's CIA, NSA, et al. As for the State Department, the new Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has just fired the top tier of Dragon/Obama loyalists!

Barack Obama is among the defeated and largely discredited leftists who cannot bear to see Donald Trump in power and working hard to dismantle Obama's anti-American agenda. It is actually painful for leftists like him to see an ebullient Donald Trump making more substantive progress in weeks than their entire "village" did in eight years, in mobilizing thousands of supportive fans in just an hour to attend a massive rally in Melbourne, Florida, and disseminating more hope and optimism in the American public than has been seen in a decade.

According to journalist Paul Sperry, author of The Great American Bank Robbery, the former community organizer is busy scheming to sabotage the Trump presidency.

When Mr. Obama "said he was 'heartened' by anti-Trump protests," Sperry writes, "he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators – numbering more than 30,000 – who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House. He's doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action." who do you suppose is funding this seditious effort? According to Sperry, OFA is registered as a 501(c)(4), so "it doesn't have to disclose its donors, but they've been generous."

Sperry goes on to comment: "Obama is leaving behind a generation of militant jerks – collectively known as his 'family' – to continue to proliferate protests and militate against everything and nothing. These irritating, self-absorbed, belligerent brats will 'hands-up, don't shoot' themselves into every cobwebbed corner of society, and the liberal media will give them the national bullhorn to amplify their hatred every time."

As I see it, however, all of these forces, individually or collectively, are simply not as smart, as savvy, as powerful, or as persuasive as President Trump and his minions. My bet has always been and remains on the dragon slayer!

© Joan Swirsky


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