Liberal Hypocrisy – Ban Tobacco And Trans Fats, But Legalize Marijuana!

Many may not realize the significance the now quickly emerging debate across the nation has regarding how it represents the intellectual void that is the liberal mindset.  While liberals scream out for the legalization of marijuana, they also scream out for the banning of cigarettes and trans fats.  Think about that reader.  Yes, now shake your head and move along, for this is but another incomprehensible road sign on the liberal highway of life…

Take a deep breath…

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No-one who advocates for legalization of marijuana can state conclusively that pot smoking is without its inherent health risks.  Sure, there’s vaping, which reduces smoke inhalation, but even that only partly reduces health risk, not eliminates it.  Then there is the impact upon public safety with people driving while stoned, etc.

In short, as with any mood altering substance, there are risks to both the individual and society.

That said, I have no real issue with marijuana legalization – so long as it is a choice of the state governments, NOT the federal government.

Ah, that might have caught some of you off guard a bit, at least those who have not truly been paying attention to this blog over the years.  Voters in Washington State and Colorado passed respective state laws legalizing marijuana and placing the drug under the purview of the state.  I have no problem with that, for it aligns with the original intent of the Constitution, namely the 10th Amendment.

So you see, on that I agree and support my liberal/progressive counterparts.

Here is where we part ways though.  So many of these same liberal/progressives demanding legalization of marijuana are equally demanding of the bans on tobacco and trans fats.  That is absolute hypocrisy, and the kind of self serving stupidity that is downright dangerous, for it leaves a great many people open to the manipulations of Big Government fear mongering and power grabs.

Is cigarette smoking bad for you?  Absolutely.  But so can wake boarding, cross country skiing, boxing, marathon running, deep sea diving, or swimming with sharks.  They are all choices people make.  And again, whatever regulations come from cigarette smoking should be done at the state and local level, NOT the federal government.

Now the trans fats ban is far more complicated history – a history born of government regulation, supported by false science.

First, you must make a distinction between natural trans fats, and industrial/manufactured trans fats.  Most people don’t know there is even a difference.  Natural trans fats are found primarily in meat and dairy products, while industrial trans fats are added to things like store bought cookies, chips, margarine, fries, and certain breads.

Industrial trans fat made from vegetables gained in popularity in the 1960s and 70′s due in part, to a campaign stating it was healthier than natural saturated fats. It was also cheaper, and thus, was put into many of our store bought goods.  Good old butter was vilified, while vegetable margarine was marketed as a healthy alternative – and millions of Americans bought into it.  The federal government helped this perception along, telling Americans to lower their intake of meats and dairy, and replace it with grains.  Consumers obediently did so, buying up “low calorie” products that were infused with industrial trans fats with the healthy sounding label of “vegetable oil”.  Americans became much fatter eating all of these “low calorie” foods, and we are facing the cost of this folly to this day.

Regarding the initial claims of health benefits of industrial trans fats, subsequent research actually pointed to the opposite – natural trans fats have little to no impact on raising bad LDL cholesterol levels in people, while industrial trans fats DO raise bad LDL levels.  By the early 90′s, it was becoming increasingly clear that manufactured trans fats were linked to increases in both heart disease and cancers.

Eating a big, red juicy steak with a side of fries cooked in real-deal lard is far better for you than reaching for that box of low calorie, trans fat infused crackers and chips,  but for decades, advertising from both the food industry and the federal government stated otherwise.  In the last ten years, the government has been in the process of reversing itself, now pointing to industrial trans fats as something to be banned, not admitting to the public, they were largely responsible for putting them in our foods in the first place!

Which brings me back to liberal hypocrisy.  Are industrial trans fats unhealthy?  Yes – if consumed above moderate levels.  And there you have it, moderation in all things.  CHOICE.  You can educate people as to the risks, and then allow them to make that choice.  Go ahead and eat those trans fat fries, but don’t do so beyond moderation.  Same with crackers, chips, and other assorted and often tasty, trans fat treats.  Moderation is the key.  A person can die consuming too much water, but does that mean we should then ban it?  No, moderation-moderation-moderation.

Liberal/progressives though have, once again, jumped on the banning bandwagon against tobacco and trans fats, not bothering to learn the facts, instead simply happy in knowing they are “part of the cause”.  They do this while at the same time demanding legal marijuana, another substance that, if consumed beyond moderation, does pose a myriad of health risks. (Perhaps the over-consumption of industrial trans fat products like snack chips?)

Oh, and one last thing, regarding most margarines.  Avoid them like the plague.  Horrible, disgusting, unhealthy products for which the human body was never designed to consume.  You are far better off taking a big old slice of butter and spreading it over your toast than that margarine death product.  That stuff is just plain evil…

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21 Comments to Liberal Hypocrisy – Ban Tobacco And Trans Fats, But Legalize Marijuana!
    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • Saul Alinsky, one of the greatest community organizers of all time..that’s COMMUNIST ORGANIZER..
      And this doesn’t even address the extreme tactics he espoused to make these happen.

      “How To Create A Social State”, by Saul Alinsky

      There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you can create a social state. The first is the most important.

      1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.

      2) Poverty – Increase the poverty level as high as possible. Poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

      3) Debt – Increase debt to an unsustainable level. That way you will be able to increase taxes – and this will produce more poverrty.

      4) Gun Control – Remove the ability for citizens to defend themselvees from the government. That way you will be able to create a police state.

      5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (food, housing, and income).

      6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to take control of what children learn in school.

      7) Religion – Remove belief in the God from the government and schools.

      8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
      Does any of this sound like what is happening in the United States?

      • ebysan
      • @ AmericaTheBeautiful

        Agree!!
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        Obama’s Hammer & Sickle ready to drop on the Free World!!
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        This young editor of the Canadian Free Press Judi McLeod …….has put her life on the line to expose what Obama & his Socialist/ Marxist friends have in-store for US

        To destroy the centuries-old freedom of the Western world.

        Imagine Living in a Socialist USA, World Post
        Obama’s Hammer & Sickle ready to drop on the Free World

        By Judi McLeod Friday, January 24, 2014

        Barack Obama doesn’t just have a pen and a telephone, he’s got a “Hammer and Sickle” too.

        The battle lines of the promised Marxist Revolution are being perfected as we go about our daily lives, and Obama’s hammer and sickle will drop on the Western world now that it’s 2014.

        Obama’s ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’ is only “Stage 1″ of a breathtaking world takeover plan. Obama and the fomenting-for-revolution Marxists won’t wait until 2016 to deliver their ‘New Socialist USA’.

        This is just for openers: Emboldened by Barack Obama’s twice-repeated reminder “I have a pen and a telephone” to bypass Congress whenever he chooses, the uber rich of the far left are readying to take over the digital world.

        The takeover of the digital world comes in the form of a billions-of-dollars-supported ‘Huffpo-going-global new ‘news site’ to be called the World Post. The far left has always been ingenious at coming up with benign-sounding names.

        The World Post will be launched at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where Arianna Huffington, in partnership with billionaire Nicolas Berggruen, is taking Huffpo global.

        As the far left waits with bated breath for the arrival of the World Post, their friends in the book world have come out with a book intended as the blueprint for the new Obama-led ‘Socialist USA’. Imagine Living in a Socialist USA contains a vociferous demand for “the third American Revolution”.

        These are the hypocritical ground-rules of the far left: It’s okay to be a capitalist if you come from the far left. Smear, smother and suppress all capitalists from the other side.

        Rebirth of Socialism: ‘Made in America, For America and Far Beyond’
        Most experts looked to Russia for the Rebirth of Socialism, but what’s coming down the pike in 2014 could honestly be stamped ‘Made in America, For America and Far Beyond’.

        The big player lineup bringing about what they quaintly call this ‘Brave New World’ are the über rich of the far left. Fat Cat malcontents, one and all.

        In the case of the Huffpo-gone-global World Post, it’s indefatigable players like,

        “Bill Gates” and former British Prime Minister “Tony Blair”

        spewing their poison-for-pay at the world in a ‘news site’ that, according to its co-founder Nicolas Berggruen, doesn’t need money to sustain its shelf life.

        The fat cats behind the new book Imagine Living in a Socialist USA, include unrepentant domestic terrorist “Bill Ayers” and shock-u-mentary garrulous guru “Michael Moore”, among other extremist radical and liberal ‘journalists’.

        “Bill Ayers claims American nationalized schooling a failure of capitalism,” writes Sean Long of CNS News. “Michael Moore hopes for an unstoppable occupy Wall Street…in 2011.”

        It is now, of course, 2014, but OWS members still foment for revolution in well-heated corners of Mama’s basement, and only a little older and a little fatter will be ready to take to the streets at the moment they are called back to duty.

        If capitalism failed American Nationalized Schooling, it did not fail for fat cat Billy Ayers,

        who has been living the dolce vita even in the aftermath of the bombs tossed by the Weather Underground, the group he co-founded. Ayers lives a comfortable, rich man’s life in Chicago as one of the called-upon stars of academe.

        Few did more for the failure of public education than Ayers,

        who teamed up with “Barack Obama” in the “Chicago Annenberg Challenge”, one of 18 locally designed Annenberg Challenge project sites that received $387 million over five years as part of Walter Annenberg’s gift of $500 million over five years to support public school reform. The founding board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge included Barack Obama, Community Organizer.

        Moore glorifies OWS in Imagine Living in a Socialist USA, gloating that “Occupy Wall Street enjoys the support of millions. It cannot be stopped”.

        “The new book was edited by Frances Goldin who praises “life-enhancing socialism” in the preface. The 281-page manifesto showcases 31 utopian essays written by dangerous criminals, prominent liberals, and self-described communists—all for just $10.11.” (CNS News, Jan. 22, 2014)

        One of the biggest hypocrisies of the hustling Fat Cats of both endeavours is that they claim to be against the same capitalist system that made them all fabulously rich.

        As rich fat cats, with no worries of paying the rent or mortgage, they are now working on a system that enslaves citizens with no jobs or savings.

        Perversely they are the same fat cats they are loudly professing to fight—the 1% made famous by their slavish followers in the put-on-hold-till-needed OWS.

        Both World Post and Socialist blueprint advocates push “Communist China” as the road into the new utopian world.

        Obama’s Marxist misery

        Now that it’s 2014 and they can see that their revolution is ready to knock the USA off the map, all Marxists push feverishly for the Rebirth of Socialism in the Land of the Founding Fathers.

        Imagine Living in a Socialist USA editor Goldin is not the only one who praises “life-enhancing socialism”, her comrades in high places, including United Nations Climate Chief Christiana Figueres said only last week: “Democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming.” “Communist China”, she said, “is the best model.”

        Socialism is not “life-enhancing”. Socialism kills the human soul and leaves nothing but misery in its wake.

        No one has to “imagine living in a Socialist USA”, they now live it in Obama’s Marxist misery.

        Many are upset to hear Obama repeat that he has a pen and a phone.

        They should remember that he has a “Hammer and a Sickle” at the ready to destroy the centuries-old freedom of the Western world.

    • charlotte
    • I mix butter with macadamia nut oil/grapeseed oil/olive oil -approx half to half and keep it refrigerated. It forma a soft spread which tastes like butter and is 1/2 the saturated fat. I dont use canola oil(GM)or sunflower oil(too many Omega 6 components.

    • VTX
    • Good article.

      And if you eat red meat – which I highly recommend – try to find grass-fed beef. (I prefer venison, which I’ve culled myself from the forests and fields.) These are high in CLA, which are a substance also found in eggs. (Remember eggs? Those awful eggs? The government propaganda just about bankrupted egg farmers! Now they’re OK again…)

      “Hi, we’re from the government and we’re here to help you, so remember that the check is in the mail (and I promise to pull out in time.)”

      As you pointed out, there are good LDLs and bad LDLs: the large, fluffy-type of LDL is essential to repair of neural tissue and brain tissue, and low levels of that type might indicate a predisposition towards Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Unfortunately, the drug companies don’t want you to know that, and so they’ve been forced to quietly dispose of the cholesterol myth, just telling people to take statins “because they’re good for you.”

      Statins: they do a body bad. And look who pays tens of billions of dollars a year of Medicare money to support this fraud: you and I, the taxpayers!

    • cobra
    • Folks,
      You are missing the whole story.
      Soros started the push for marijuana legalization over ten years ago.
      Why?
      If you look at China’s history, in which the British empire enslaved the Chinese population by hooking them up to opium, you’ll get the picture.
      Basically the commies are hastening our demise by drugging our population and especially our young. When you are high, you don’t think about freedom or Constitution, right?
      I just wait for the demshevik party to make smoking pot, or taking drugs, a RIGHT as they did with “gay marriage”.
      When, not if, that happens, there is no hope left for us.

      • E.A.B.
      • One of my sources agrees that this is a major part of the left’s plan, and that there is actually a plan for Monsanto to get into the legal marijuana business with a genetically-enhanced variety that will be grown in Montana.

        • VTX
        • The Left also is using the pharmaceutical industry to weaken us – (ATB’s list didn’t include food producers, but Monsanto’s part in this is also with soy, which causes effeminization of males and makes them act like the Princess himself.) But other drugs make people dependant, and the manufacturers want people sick and weak, and they don’t want to find cures.

          So in Chinese medicine, there are these priorities:
          1. Food
          2. Exercise
          3. herbal medicine
          4. Massage and Acupuncture

          Not all agree that they fall in this order.

          This sickness system which is our current Western medicine is never so well defined in it’s brokenness as in statins (yes, yes, I’m a broken record!) Statins are mind-robbing, useless drugs that are as beneficial as Climate Change theology. Making healthy adults into pain-ridden and physically attenuated imbeciles is certainly a part of their MO. Even the natural statins don’t have the side effects of these monsters that they’ve manufactured.

          The sickness system is based upon the idea that people will not care for themselves, and so will become dependant. That is the main thrust of the current system, as it is practiced in most places in the United States.

          The ones who hope to overthrow us use Big Business Conglomerates – (“friends with benefits” of both parties, and they try to run the natural foodists and supplement makers out of business.) Not only are they bent upon keeping people sick, they are unwilling to tolerate competition! Some Free Marketers they are! They are as anti-competetive as any monopoly!

          But soy is among the worst of the methods employed to weaken us: the Chinese traditionally did not eat unfermented soy, mostly because it was considered shit (and it was, as it still is.) They only used fermented soy, which actually has some nutritional value. The current end-goal, though, is to make men into boys, and to defeat us by denying us a figthing spirit. (I am not alone in that understanding, as is a common observation, and bolstered by research and history.) For instance, Asian women would slip soy into their husbands’ food if they suspected them of cheating! Takes a little hardness out of the wood, so-to-speak. Takes the hardness out of men, too.

          I’m not anti-pharmaceutical, though: there are hundreds of thousands of things they’ve done well in the past and into the present. Trouble is, they’re now run by Red Diaper Babies, children of the 60s who don’t mind effing up the population while making a gazillion dollars, especially if they can live out their Liberal Supremacist fantasies. Medicine as practice of ethical art and science died in the early 90s in a widespread fashion – (though Tuskegee was part of the darker history, part of the governmental use and abuse of people of color.)

          Whenever you see science that becomes undermined by belief systems – such as the belief in Global Warming – you know that political and financial machinations are involved. The same is true in medicine. Too bad so many doctors are unwilling to use their own two eyes, located on a place under the forehead near the brain, and instead have a dark monocular vision from the distal end of the digestive lumen.

          The Left has always hoped to break down the social infrastructure of the West – as ATB’s fine post illustrates – and medicine is one of the first and most important things they’ve attempted to undermine.

          Statins and soy, are, in short, one of the many equivalents of the use of drugs in the Opium Wars.

          • NameBM
          • If you have reach your 50′s, chances are you have an elevated rate of cholesterol.

            DUHHHHH!!!!!

            An higher production of cholesterol is NEEDED in human beings who have passed their reproductive years (yes there is such thing as a MANopause evidenced by progressive decrease of testosterone and other sexual hormones).

            When estrogen is not produced by the reproducive organs anymore, the thyroid makes it by transforming the cholesterol into a hormone very similar to estrogen.

            Hence the natural condition of making more cholesterol once you reach your 50′s.

            It is as important in men as in woman. There is something called the Estrogen Steal. It is the natural process of transforming testosterone into estrogen. When a man (or woman) does not have enough estrogen in balance with his rate of testoterone, some of his testosterone gets transform in estrogen.

            One of the main function of testosterone is “feeding” muscles. The main muscle in the human body is the heart.

            When somebody passed reproductive age takes statins to lower his/her cholesterol, it supresses the source of estrogen. The human body then look for the other source of estrogen: testosterone.

            That’s depleat the “food” necessary for a good muscle tone and you get ….HEART ATTACKS.

            High cholesterol is NORMAL if you are above 50′s. It is even necessary.

            What has to be loocked at seriously is the level of triglycerides. Because the lowering of sexual hormone level leads to craving of sugar to transform in fat (typical gain weight around the middle section).

            Sugar intake is the enemy for heart disease as well as the presence in excess of calcium in the arteries.

            After a certain age, calcium absorbation by the body decrease (calcium absorption is a mechanism triggered in the reproductive adult by normal level of sexual hormones. They decrease and calcium absorption decrease) and you have bone loss.

            Bone loss is not a result of lack of calcium in the body, it is a result a decrease absorption capability. Therefore the calcium tends to linger in the arteries and eventually can create calcium blockage or calcification of the arteries.

            The important test to have is the calcium rate in the arteries.

            Statins are not needed but for about 10% of the people actually on them.

            Half of the people dying of heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels.

            What has to be looked at are the hormone levels. But good luck finding an anti-aging specialist!!! They are just an handfull per states. And of course stay away from synthetic hormones, they are the easy money making trend right now but they are just poison and lead to cancers.

            • NameBM
            • Years of personal experience and research.

              Western medecine is the very best when it comes to put you back together after an accident, but is really lagging behind in matter of chronic ailments. And I would argue that aging is a chronic ailment. Asian medecine emphasize nutrition which is the key in providing the raw materials needed to produce all the hormones and supporting all your glands and organs. They are absolutly right.

              You are what you eat.

              Nutrition, exercice. No alchool, no cafeine, no smoking, no drugs and a good comprehension of your ethnicity and body. Those are the keys to put the odds in your corner.

              Yet let’s understand that our bodies were meant to last up to 45/50 years.

              Therefore after 50 we are living on borrowed time.

              Medecine as a whole (eastern and western) has not yet caught up with the concept of tricking nature in beleiving that we are not the age we are.

              It is one thing to have a wonderfully maintained vintage car, but if you want to take it on the road you will have to fill up.

              It is the same thing with the human body. Maintaining it to its optimal condition is essential but if you do not fill up with hormones, you won’t keep up. You will decline, nicely, yet surely.

              Hormone replacement therapy is in its infancy but showing great promises. Well worth investigating.

            • VTX
            • Name BM,

              One of the best ways to “lock in” calcium is with foods high in Vitamin K – spinach, kale and others. While some people get oxalic acid kidney stones from those – (same people get kidney stones from high intake of oral Vitamin C) – most do not.

              Warfarin – trade nane Coumadin – is a Vitamin K antagonist. With warfarin, floating, unabsorbed Calcium is like a very thin layer of paint that is applied over time to the arteries. Now they’re telling Coumadin users that they can eat foods high in K, as long as they eat measured, regular amounts.

              Your observation about unlocked calcium is spot-on – I’ve been eating a lot spinach (cooked) at least 5 times a week, along with other greens. Been doing that for years – and I’d set some PRs for long distance races after the age of 50.

              On free testosterone:
              I have a relative with a blood disorder, which is improved by testosterone-liberation drugs. You are also spot-on as far as “low testosterone.” It’s more a matter of low available testosterone. These drugs are for breast cancer, and are in the class of estrogen inhibitors – they result in more free testosterone, as I understand it. For the relative, it’s a tremendous blessing.

              I’d just as soon stay natural.

            • NameBM
            • Back to the lowering of cholesterol via statins, I wanted to add that evidence seems to point at estrogen to be the best natural defense have against “female” cancers (uterus, ovaries, breast). Depriving post-reproductive women of their major source of estrogen replacement is one leaving them defenseless against these cancers (hence the increase rate of those cancers after 50) but also leading then straight to heart attacks. The estrogen steal takes from the little testosterone woman have to start with (and even less after 50) which leads to muscle loss. This is why the leading cause of woman death after 40 is heart attacks.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • Agree VTX, good stuff …more Americans need to understand the components and additives in our food and how to best avoid some of them. Red meat made strong Americans. Cane sugar is good. Big pharma has made great strides yet it’s also being used against us. Rarely is it told that every school shooting but one had a kid who was on the prescription drug Prozac, often in combination with ADHD drugs…
      The history of floride is worth noting. Nazi Germany and Russian used floride in the prison camps to keep the prisoners docile and passive. If the last two elections greatest surprise was just how stupid, docile…or LoFo Americans have become. Perhaps floride holds the key to the explaination.

      FTA:

      “At the end of the Second World War, the United States Government sent Charles Eliot Perkins, a research worker in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology, to take charge of the vast Farben chemical plants in Germany.

      “While there he was told by German chemists of a scheme which had been worked out by them during the war and adopted by the German General Staff.

      “This was to control the population in any given area through mass medication of drinking water. In this scheme, sodium fluoride occupied a prominent place.

      “Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual’s power to resist domination by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain and will thus make him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him. “Both the Germans and the Russians added sodium fluoride to the drinking water of prisoners of war to make them stupid and docile.”

    • Barry Soetoro the Moslem
    • ULSTERMAN, remember your early INSIDER columns?

      Remember the column about someone wandering backstage at the Democrat convention where (Senator?) Obama was about to speak?

      Backstage, the wandering person heard bizarre CHANTING coming from a room. They weren’t pleased that he/she had wandered back there.

      Well, I was just reading about the Subud Cult that Obama’s mother and Loretta Fuddy belonged to. They are an Islamic cult founded by Mohammed Subud in Indonesia.

      That founder looks like the identical twin of Obama, down to the exact nose, ears, lips, hairline, facial crease around the mouth. He looks like Obama’s REAL father.

      Anyway, as I’m reading about Subud, I stumble upon the fact that the cult typically engages in LOUD BIZARRE CHANTING AND SPEAKING IN TONGUES.

      Details here:

      http://beforeitsnews.com/obama-birthplace-controversy/2014/01/some-thoughts-on-subud-2473364.html

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • BSTM, very interesting. Take it a step further. Read this piece on SUBUD which traveled from Jakarta to Hawaii to Chicago where Subub is headquartered. Members of SOBUD wanted a world bank which puts Stanley Ann’s work history in some context.
      :
      http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/barack_hussein_soebarkah.html

      Read about John G Bennett at Wikipedia who was a Brit and a serious proponent of SUBUD , deeply involved who “let out materials that were meant to reman secret and kept from the public eye. “Beelzebub’s Letters to His Grandsons” and a picture begins to develop. Starts to read like “Rosemary’s Baby”.

      From Wikipedia:
      “Beelzebub’s Letters to His Grandsons”

      “Beelzebub is the protagonist of the book, who ruminates his past experiences in a solar system called “Ors” (our solar system) where he had been banished for rebelling against His Endlessness. He spent his exile in observation of the solar system, and of Earth and humans in particular. He visited Earth six times and observed it from just after its creation until 1922. Because of his help in the eradication of animal sacrifice on Earth, Beelzebub was pardoned from his sentence.
      Beelzebub tells the tales to his grandson Hassein while they are traveling together on the spaceship Karnak for his conference on another planet, shortly after his return from the exile. He took Hassein with him so he could use his free time during this journey for the purpose of giving a proper education to his grandson. Hassein listens to his grandfather’s stories patiently, and with admiration.Ahoon is a devoted old servant of Beelzebub who accompanies him and Hassein throughout the space journey.
      The name Beelzebub is a derogatory Hebrew renaming of the pre-Judaic Canaanite god Baal, meaning literally “Lord House-fly” (Baal-zevuv) (monotheistic Jewish reference to Baal was almost certainly pejorative, and grew to be used among other terms for Satan. The name later appears as the name of a demon or devil, often interchanged with Beelzebul), while the name Hassein has the same linguistic root with Husayn (Arabic: حسین‎).[14] Sigmund Freud theorized Judaism and Christianity as expressing a relationship between father (Judaism) and son (Christianity).[15] In this light, Gurdjieff’s choice of grandfather and grandson suggests a pre-Judaic and post-Christian relationship.[14]“

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