In 1843, Joseph Smith Jr. got desperate when The United States Congress, or anyone else in Washington DC, wouldn't provide cover from retaliation against Mormons by United States citizens. In short, The Constitution had failed to protect his followers. Self-proclaimed “Saints” had already been expelled at gunpoint from Missouri in 1838. I mean, how would you feel if some crazy, zealot was convinced Independence was in territory proclaimed by Joseph Smith to be The Garden of Eden? Jeez, I mean shouldn't anyone care if people who were living there owned the land? Illinois’ citizens, whom Mormons had also deceived, extorted, and politically threatened, were looking to expel them too. Now how was Smith’s con going to survive scrutiny of his “critically thinking” followers?
As far as Joseph Smith Jr. was concerned, The United States Constitution represented nothing but Federalist antics—supreme law with teeth, so to say. “And holy smokes”, Smith claimed to his bonehead slowpokes, it didn't flipping ring true anyway! It was way too powerful for him to thwart in his desire to create church and state—for no one but his Saints’ sake! Like Presidents’ James Monroe, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, Smith was anti-federalist—for one different, and a few similar reasons—he also opposed America’s centralized government. And similar to past anti-federalist Presidents, Smith feared their political power could evolve into monarchy. And finally in particular, he wanted protection for Mormons—the future State of Deseret.
The White Horse Prophesy . Smith lifted his inspiration from the New Testament’s Book of Revelation (Rev. 6:1&2). In one last ditch effort at gaining ultimate political power, while destroying printing presses, running from President Polk’s warrant for murder and treason—and politicking for President of The United States of America—his life ended in a bloody show-down in June of 1844 at Carthage Jail; Nauvoo, Illinois.
After Joseph Smith’s murder by an enraged mob, all Mormons had been driven at gunpoint from Missouri and now they were forced from Illinois territory. Most left their land and much of their property behind before temporarily settling at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. This preceded the Old Testament symbolism of an exodus by Brigham Young (a practicing freemason) and his new flock of Saints across the Great Plains of America. Mormons ultimately settled at The Great Salt Lake in 1847.
In 1855, again looking to thwart sanctions from The United States government and unite the passion of faithful Mormons, Brigham Young resurrected Smith’s White Horse symbolism stating; “when the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were upon a single thread, they will have to call for the Mormon Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it.” This was followed by The Mountain Meadows Massacre and Confrontation with The U.S. Government. The Utah Mormon War—May 1857 until July 1858—produced no battles but mainly non-Mormon civilian deaths.
Fast-forward nearly one-hundred years and over a dozen reminders of The Prophesy by church leaders, to the Presidential Election of 1952 for the next bold attempt to provoke turmoil using Smith’s White Horse Prophesy. Everyone familiar with Mormonism’s crimes against humanity throughout the 19th Century had passed away. The set-up for carrying out this political power-grab was to create grass-root Mormon support for Dwight D. Eisenhower. And for political payback, President Eisenhower responded by appointing Ezra Taft Benson as his Secretary of Agriculture.
Following the lead of both Houses of Congress: Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Permanent Sub-committee on Investigations, and The House Un-American Activities Committee, E.T. Benson, a vicious opponent of Liberalism, now stoked the pot of Mormon fervor against communism. After being convinced by Robert W. Walsh Jr., founder of the John Birch Society (JBS) that President Eisenhower was being influenced by communists, E.T. Benson sent correspondence, he marked personal and confidential, to Director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover. Benson wrote that he believed President Eisenhower was a Communist. One fact E.T. Benson didn't ever hear was President Eisenhower no longer trusted his extremist viewpoints. Does E.T. Benson’s anti-communist rhetoric, designed first to create a communism scandal directed at a Decorated United States President and then to spin this into conservative political turmoil directed at Mormonism’s voting electorate, sound familiar—in hindsight—over fifty years later?
Ezra Taft Benson’s invocation of Smith’s White Horse Prophesy to promote an ant-communist message was telecast using David O. Mckay’s white suit and hair as symbolism. Like every other eight-year old Mormon boy, I was compelled to suck this stuff up in male exclusive meetings after I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints priesthood. I was on a fast track to Mormon indoctrination in a beach city of Torrance, California while “desk diving” for nuclear drills. Again, this was in the late fifties through the sixties. I saw Mormonism’s Hocus-pocus, the “us against them” prank up close. But hell, this isn’t all about me, like I could have bolted anytime? All you Saints know the f’n drill: we’re the only “true church” all others were inferior at best and eternally damned at worst. Anyone who disagreed or challenged Mormonism values and beliefs was held down while his or her face and head was urinated on in Cedar City, Utah circa 1967. My mother, a Mormon with a missionary’s zeal, attended John Birch Society meetings during this period. A copy of The Naked Communist, by W. Cleon Skousen along with other (JBS) material sat on the living room table of our home. And there again was David O. McKay in his white suit and white hair—all the symbolism needed for another political Mormonism power grab. Although, as a child, I could not understand what was happening. Later in my life—as I became better educated and through research and introspection—I stopped blaming myself when the reality of Mormonism manifest itself.
So Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, along with the rest of you molester Mormons behold this; America’s getting your filthy Tea Party gig—and check this out suckers! I’m telling Bill Oreilly that you’re all f’ing treasonous! Like Glenn Beck, who continues to politic this White Horse Prophesy crap, your efforts at forcing The United States Government to default on its outstanding debt are nothing but another Anti-Federalist attempt designed to take down America’s Constitution. Your motive is a power grab for The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. You've seen success with The Utah Tea Party by pushing America into turmoil—through creating financial disorder—so far. It’s never been about anything more than anti-federalism to restore church and state—Mormonism’s intrinsic goal.