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  •  he wants us to trust him, but he doesn't trust us (2+ / 0-)
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    myeye, eyeswideopen

    Actually, he doesn't want our trust, he just wants blind obedience. Mitt's whole life has been a huge religious and elitist perpetration, more similar to the Manchurian Mormon than the 'I pulled myself up from nothing' character he tries to portray. I'm afraid Mitt has a character flaw that makes trusting others as impossible, as his being able to empathize with regular folks.
    Mitt's been groomed to be the anointed one by the Mormon church, and if he get's the Presidency it will be the greatest amalgamation of religion and corporatism that this country has even seen. Truly a very large step back in the social evolution of this country.

    •  Funny you should say this (2+ / 0-)
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      Thestral, PBen

      ...I just found out today that Mittster is great grandson of one of the Mormon's revered elders, a guy named Parley Pratt who was shot by a jealous husband after he seduced and "married" for his 12th wife the legal wife of the man who shot him.

      Since this husband who shot Pratt was from Arkansas, the Mormons got into a lather about folks from Arkansas, so when a wagon train of settlers from Arkansas came through southern Utah on their way to California, they were massacred in what became known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre (1857). The Mormons painted themselves and dressed up as Indians and descended upon them after tricking them into thinking the Mormons were going to give them safe passage. Some say Brigham Young ordered this attack that killed at least 120 men, women and children. Only those under 7 years old were spared and were taken by Mormons, along with all the livestock and goods.

      These wounds are fresh ones. I recall my grandfather, who worked with and respected Piutes, telling the story with horror and disdain as one of the reasons he disliked Mormons. He wondered how many attacks on settlers that were blamed on Indians were actually done by Mormons, and how many retaliations killed how many Indians rather than the true perpetrators?

      Even the monument to the dead at the site of the massacre was repeatedly destroyed by Mormons for many years afterwards.

      It is worth remembering that Utah only became a part of the US at gunpoint. And Joseph Smith was apparently running for U.S. President when he was shot by an angry mob after he shut down the free press in a town in Illinois because the paper was running stories about the Mormons' involvement with a bank scandal and polygamy, etc.

      So it would seem likely that there are scores to settle with all the rest of us non-Mormons, and inflicting a Romney presidency upon us would certainly make them feel satisfied that they had finally taken what they regard as their rightful place but it would also serve to punish us for not being fond of Mormons.

      "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." —John Kenneth Galbraith

      by eyeswideopen on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 03:45:50 PM PDT

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