Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beck "jokes" about Obama being Satanic agent

Once again I'm dumbstruck by the level of insanity that Fox News is willing to broadcast in the interest of torpedoing a Democratic administration.

Watching that clip, and recalling Beck having previously entertained the notion that President Obama might be the antiChrist, I was left with the impression that Beck is suggesting that Obama is attracting flies, bees, and rodents because he is an agent of Satan.

That is precisely what he means (although he delivers his dog whistle for antiChrist fearing, New World Order conspiracists in the form of levity.) This site notes that Beck read to his radio audience "most of" this post:

Obama, the Lord of the Flies.

Did you know that ”Lord of the Flies” is the literal meaning of the Greek word (βεελζεβούβ) for Beelzebub?

So who is Beelzebub? Beelzebub — derived from Ba‘al Zebûb, a Semitic deity worshipped in the Philistine city of Ekron – is the name of one of the seven princes of Hell. Beelzebub was used by the later Christians as a term for Satan.


Norwegian Shooter said...

From one under-commented-upon blogger to another (tongue in cheek), great work! I've seen your h/t at UT, but clicked on it for the first time today. Looking forward to reading more. Keep it up!

Hume's Ghost said...

Thanks for the encouragement.

HobbesAI said...

Beelzebub was never a prince of hell.
Priests would divine the future by interpreting the movements of flies on the entrails of sacrificed animals. Beelzebub, the lord of the flies, was credited with giving meaning to the flies movements.
People would also prey and sacrifice to Beelzebub to drive out demons and sickness.
The idea that Beelzebub is a prince of hell comes not from the bible (not that its a reliable source) but from some 17th century occultists looking sell fantasies to the gullible.