What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
One of my biggest pet peeves is members of the Church who think that “all is well in Zion“. News flash: it’s not!
Here is a fact that I hope won’t be surprising to many: secret combinations exist. It is a naive and ignorant person who will chalk up this assertion to hogwash and speculation. The Book of Mormon, written for our day, is laden with stories about, and lessons learned from, secret combinations.
Care for an example?
The Skull and Bones society. In 2004, CBS (surprisingly) did a report on the society, which was rather fair and objective. A previously-aired TV Broadcast also sheds some light on the society. The New American has a great article about it.
President Bush is a member. So was his dad. So was his grandfather. So is John Kerry.
Now that’s just disturbing. Notice how they shift the question so quickly? Knowing that our nation’s President, his father (and ex-President), and several other prominent political figures are members of this secret society is alarming and disturbing. Hearing a public figure maintain absolute secrecy on the subject is worse. Where is his true allegiance? Whom does he serve? Whom does he protect? What is he hiding?
I’ll let the curious reader google more on Skull and Bones, CFR, the Trilateral Commission, and the Rockefeller family. As a teaser for what you’ll find, here is a quote by David Rockefeller, Sr., concerning the theories of his involvement in these conspiratorial acts. Please note that this quote is in his own words, in his own book:
“For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
—David Rockefeller, Sr., Memoirs, 2002
I pray that we can all study these things out with the spirit of discernment, and read the signs of the times. I pray that we can all realize that all is not well in Zion. As individuals and in our families, we need to make sure that we are living our lives in accordince with God’s will, so that no matter what may come, we will be “standing in holy places“.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”