Saturday, December 23, 2023

Classic Case: Stealth Power - 72 B.C.

A few days after posting In Their Own Words? What Should WE Make of “Stealth Power”?1 I re-read Book of Mormon | Alma 46-51, where the pattern of stealth power was in progress in the ancient Americas circa 72 B.C. This was not the first or last case of stealth power in the Book of Mormon, but in these five Alma chapters, there are many parallels to the twenty-four Stealth  principles as if wannabe-king Amalickiah had a pre-A.D. Stealth handbook.

The account is reproduced below with motive and stealth tactics in bold:
Alma 46
4 And Amalickiah was desirous to be a king; and those people who were wroth were also desirous that he should be their king; and they were the greater part of them the lower judges of the land, and they were seeking for power.
5 And they had been led by the flatteries of Amalickiah, that if they would support him and establish him to be their king that he would make them rulers over the people.
6 Thus they were led away by Amalickiah to dissensions, notwithstanding the preaching of Helaman and his brethren, yea, notwithstanding their exceedingly great care over the church, for they were high priests over the church.
7 And there were many in the church who believed in the flattering words of Amalickiah, therefore they dissented even from the church; and thus were the affairs of the people of Nephi exceedingly precarious and dangerous, notwithstanding their great victory which they had had over the Lamanites, and their great rejoicings which they had had because of their deliverance by the hand of the Lord.
8 Thus we see how quick the children of men do forget the Lord their God, yea, how quick to do iniquity, and to be led away by the evil one.
9 Yea, and we also see the great wickedness one very wicked man can cause to take place among the children of men.
10 Yea, we see that Amalickiah, because he was a man of cunning device and a man of many flattering words, that he led away the hearts of many people to do wickedly; yea, and to seek to destroy the church of God, and to destroy the foundation of liberty which God had granted unto them, or which blessing God had sent upon the face of the land for the righteous' sake (Book of Mormon | Alma 46:4–10).

29 And it came to pass that when Amalickiah saw that the people of Moroni were more numerous than the Amalickiahites—and he also saw that his people were doubtful concerning the justice of the cause in which they had undertaken—therefore, fearing that he should not gain the point, he took those of his people who would and departed into the land of Nephi (Book of Mormon | Alma 46:29).

Alma 47
1 NOW we will return in our record to Amalickiah and those who had fled with him into the wilderness; for, behold, he had taken those who went with him, and went up in the land of Nephi among the Lamanites, and did stir up the Lamanites to anger against the people of Nephi, insomuch that the king of the Lamanites sent a proclamation throughout all his land, among all his people, that they should gather themselves together again to go to battle against the Nephites.
2 And it came to pass that when the proclamation had gone forth among them they were exceedingly afraid; yea, they feared to displease the king, and they also feared to go to battle against the Nephites lest they should lose their lives. And it came to pass that they would not, or the more part of them would not, obey the commandments of the king.
3 And now it came to pass that the king was wroth because of their disobedience; therefore he gave Amalickiah the command of that part of his army which was obedient unto his commands, and commanded him that he should go forth and compel them to arms.
4 Now behold, this was the desire of Amalickiah; for he being a very subtle man to do evil therefore he laid the plan in his heart to dethrone the king of the Lamanites.
5 And now he had got the command of those parts of the Lamanites who were in favor of the king; and he sought to gain favor of those who were not obedient; therefore he went forward to the place which was called Onidah, for thither had all the Lamanites fled; for they discovered the army coming, and, supposing that they were coming to destroy them, therefore they fled to Onidah, to the place of arms.
6 And they had appointed a man to be a king and a leader over them, being fixed in their minds with a determined resolution that they would not be subjected to go against the Nephites.
7 And it came to pass that they had gathered themselves together upon the top of the mount which was called Antipas, in preparation to battle.
8 Now it was not Amalickiah's intention to give them battle according to the commandments of the king; but behold, it was his intention to gain favor with the armies of the Lamanites, that he might place himself at their head and dethrone the king and take possession of the kingdom.
9 And behold, it came to pass that he caused his army to pitch their tents in the valley which was near the mount Antipas.
10 And it came to pass that when it was night he sent a secret embassy into the mount Antipas, desiring that the leader of those who were upon the mount, whose name was Lehonti, that he should come down to the foot of the mount, for he desired to speak with him.
11 And it came to pass that when Lehonti received the message he durst not go down to the foot of the mount. And it came to pass that Amalickiah sent again the second time, desiring him to come down. And it came to pass that Lehonti would not; and he sent again the third time.
12 And it came to pass that when Amalickiah found that he could not get Lehonti to come down off from the mount, he went up into the mount, nearly to Lehonti's camp; and he sent again the fourth time his message unto Lehonti, desiring that he would come down, and that he would bring his guards with him.
13 And it came to pass that when Lehonti had come down with his guards to Amalickiah, that Amalickiah desired him to come down with his army in the night–time, and surround those men in their camps over whom the king had given him command, and that he would deliver them up into Lehonti's hands, if he would make him (Amalickiah) a second leader over the whole army.
14 And it came to pass that Lehonti came down with his men and surrounded the men of Amalickiah, so that before they awoke at the dawn of day they were surrounded by the armies of Lehonti.
15 And it came to pass that when they saw that they were surrounded, they plead with Amalickiah that he would suffer them to fall in with their brethren, that they might not be destroyed. Now this was the very thing which Amalickiah desired.
16 And it came to pass that he delivered his men, contrary to the commands of the king. Now this was the thing that Amalickiah desired, that he might accomplish his designs in dethroning the king.
17 Now it was the custom among the Lamanites, if their chief leader was killed, to appoint the second leader to be their chief leader.
18 And it came to pass that Amalickiah caused that one of his servants should administer poison by degrees to Lehonti, that he died.
19 Now, when Lehonti was dead, the Lamanites appointed Amalickiah to be their leader and their chief commander.
20 And it came to pass that Amalickiah marched with his armies (for he had gained his desires) to the land of Nephi, to the city of Nephi, which was the chief city.
21 And the king came out to meet him with his guards, for he supposed that Amalickiah had fulfilled his commands, and that Amalickiah had gathered together so great an army to go against the Nephites to battle.
22 But behold, as the king came out to meet him Amalickiah caused that his servants should go forth to meet the king. And they went and bowed themselves before the king, as if to reverence him because of his greatness.
23 And it came to pass that the king put forth his hand to raise them, as was the custom with the Lamanites, as a token of peace, which custom they had taken from the Nephites.
24 And it came to pass that when he had raised the first from the ground, behold he stabbed the king to the heart; and he fell to the earth.
25 Now the servants of the king fled; and the servants of Amalickiah raised a cry, saying:
26 Behold, the servants of the king have stabbed him to the heart
, and he has fallen and they have fled; behold, come and see.
27 And it came to pass that Amalickiah commanded that his armies should march forth and see what had happened to the king; and when they had come to the spot, and found the king lying in his gore, Amalickiah pretended to be wroth, and said: Whosoever loved the king, let him go forth, and pursue his servants that they may be slain.
28 And it came to pass that all they who loved the king, when they heard these words, came forth and pursued after the servants of the king.
29 Now when the servants of the king saw an army pursuing after them, they were frightened again, and fled into the wilderness, and came over into the land of Zarahemla and joined the people of Ammon.
30 And the army which pursued after them returned, having pursued after them in vain; and thus Amalickiah, by his fraud, gained the hearts of the people.
31 And it came to pass on the morrow he entered the city Nephi with his armies, and took possession of the city.
32 And now it came to pass that the queen, when she had heard that the king was slain—for Amalickiah had sent an embassy to the queen informing her that the king had been slain by his servants, that he had pursued them with his army, but it was in vain, and they had made their escape—
33 Therefore, when the queen had received this message she sent unto Amalickiah, desiring him that he would spare the people of the city; and she also desired him that he should come in unto her; and she also desired him that he should bring witnesses with him to testify concerning the death of the king.
34 And it came to pass that Amalickiah took the same servant that slew the king, and all them who were with him, and went in unto the queen, unto the place where she sat; and they all testified unto her that the king was slain by his own servants; and they said also: They have fled; does not this testify against them? And thus they satisfied the queen concerning the death of the king.
35 And it came to pass that Amalickiah sought the favor of the queen, and took her unto him to wife; and thus by his fraud, and by the assistance of his cunning servants, he obtained the kingdom; yea, he was acknowledged king throughout all the land, among all the people of the Lamanites, who were composed of the Lamanites and the Lemuelites and the Ishmaelites, and all the dissenters of the Nephites, from the reign of Nephi down to the present time.
36 Now these dissenters, having the same instruction and the same information of the Nephites, yea, having been instructed in the same knowledge of the Lord, nevertheless, it is strange to relate, not long after their dissensions they became more hardened and impenitent, and more wild, wicked and ferocious than the Lamanites—drinking in with the traditions of the Lamanites; giving way to indolence, and all manner of lasciviousness; yea, entirely forgetting the Lord their God (Book of Mormon | Alma 47:1–36).

Alma 48
1 AND now it came to pass that, as soon as Amalickiah had obtained the kingdom he began to inspire the hearts of the Lamanites against the people of Nephi; yea, he did appoint men to speak unto the Lamanites from their towers, against the Nephites.
2 And thus he did inspire their hearts against the Nephites, insomuch that in the latter end of the nineteenth year of the reign of the judges, he having accomplished his designs thus far, yea, having been made king over the Lamanites, he sought also to reign over all the land, yea, and all the people who were in the land, the Nephites as well as the Lamanites.
3 Therefore he had accomplished his design, for he had hardened the hearts of the Lamanites and blinded their minds, and stirred them up to anger, insomuch that he had gathered together a numerous host to go to battle against the Nephites.
4 For he was determined, because of the greatness of the number of his people, to overpower the Nephites and to bring them into bondage.
5 And thus he did appoint chief captains of the Zoramites, they being the most acquainted with the strength of the Nephites, and their places of resort, and the weakest parts of their cities; therefore he appointed them to be chief captains over his armies.
6 And it came to pass that they took their camp, and moved forth toward the land of Zarahemla in the wilderness.
7 Now it came to pass that while Amalickiah had thus been obtaining power by fraud and deceit, Moroni, on the other hand, had been preparing the minds of the people to be faithful unto the Lord their God (Book of Mormon | Alma 48:1–7).

Alma 49
10 Now, if king Amalickiah had come down out of the land of Nephi, at the head of his army, perhaps he would have caused the Lamanites to have attacked the Nephites at the city of Ammonihah; for behold, he did care not for the blood of his people.
11 But behold, Amalickiah did not come down himself to battle. And behold, his chief captains durst not attack the Nephites at the city of Ammonihah, for Moroni had altered the management of affairs among the Nephites, insomuch that the Lamanites were disappointed in their places of retreat and they could not come upon them.
12 Therefore they retreated into the wilderness, and took their camp and marched towards the land of Noah, supposing that to be the next best place for them to come against the Nephites (Book of Mormon | Alma 49:10-12).

25 And it came to pass, that when the Lamanites saw that their chief captains were all slain they fled into the wilderness. And it came to pass that they returned to the land of Nephi, to inform their king, Amalickiah, who was a Nephite by birth, concerning their great loss.
26 And it came to pass that he was exceedingly angry with his people, because he had not obtained his desire over the Nephites; he had not subjected them to the yoke of bondage.
27 Yea, he was exceedingly wroth, and he did curse God, and also Moroni, swearing with an oath that he would drink his blood; and this because Moroni had kept the commandments of God in preparing for the safety of his people (Book of Mormon | Alma 49:25-27).

Alma 51
8 Now those who were in favor of kings were those of high birth, and they sought to be kings; and they were supported by those who sought power and authority over the people.
9 But behold, this was a critical time for such contentions to be among the people of Nephi; for behold, Amalickiah had again stirred up the hearts of the people of the Lamanites against the people of the Nephites, and he was gathering together soldiers from all parts of his land, and arming them, and preparing for war with all diligence; for he had sworn to drink the blood of Moroni.
10 But behold, we shall see that his promise which he made was rash; nevertheless, he did prepare himself and his armies to come to battle against the Nephites.
11 Now his armies were not so great as they had hitherto been, because of the many thousands who had been slain by the hand of the Nephites; but notwithstanding their great loss, Amalickiah had gathered together a wonderfully great army, insomuch that he feared not to come down to the land of Zarahemla.
12 Yea, even Amalickiah did himself come down, at the head of the Lamanites. And it was in the twenty and fifth year of the reign of the judges; and it was at the same time that they had begun to settle the affairs of their contentions concerning the chief judge, Pahoran (Book of Mormon | Alma 51:8-12).

To shorten the account, internal dissensions amongst the Nephites allowed Amalickiah to invade and capture several fortified cities in Nephite lands as “they marched to the borders of the land Bountiful, driving the Nephites before them and slaying many” (Book of Mormon | Alma 51:28). However the Nephite armies rallied and Amalickiah’s forces were “repulsed by [chief captain] Teancum and his men, for they were great warriors; for every man of Teancum did exceed the Lamanites in their strength and in their skill of war, insomuch that they did gain advantage over the Lamanites.” And in Amalickiah’s exhausted state:
“Teancum and his servant stole forth and went out by night, and went into the camp of Amalickiah; ... into the tent of the king, and put a javelin to his heart; and ... did cause the death of the king immediately that he did not awake his servants. And [Teancum] returned again privily to his own camp, ... and awoke [his men] [to] stand in readiness, ... And thus endeth the twenty and fifth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi; and thus endeth the days of Amalickiah (Book of Mormon | Alma 51:31-37)
This did not end the conflict for Amalickiah had a brother with the same passion for power and domination, but that is another story amongst ten-thousand others worldwide of stealth, cunning, and hubris. As readers of the perennial lamentations found in scripture about the waywardness and iniquity of mankind, should we not be far more alert to the déjà vu on déjà vu pattern of stealth power?

1. Duke, Peter. Stealth Power and the Illusion of Democracy: Using AI to understand the Puppet Masters . (Loc. 13+) Kindle Edition.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Enoch’s Solar Calendar – Month X?

(Times and Seasons series: Post #XVII)

Note: These calendar posts are my way of exploring Enoch’s solar calendar. I don’t know yet how to reconcile Enoch with present-day observations, but I plan to keep observing and studying. If these posts prompt others to greater observation and inquiry then so much the better. We learn by asking questions and observing, which we should probably be doing more of since much of God’s sign-language is forecast to occur in the Heavens according to His schedule and calendar. If there are mistakes herein they are undoubtedly mine, not Enoch's.

Signs, Seasons, Days, and Years: # II (Enoch)1
Pondering Enoch's Calendar?2
According to the Book of Enoch, the sun turns northward, now rising and setting back through East and West portal 1 for 30 days. My observation over the past months is that the sun's movement seems incremental and does not manifest a sudden jump to a new portal after a 30 or 31 days cycle. Month X follows Day 31 of Month IX (being the winter solstice, allegedly tomorrow, December 21), with the same light / dark division of 7L / 11D (out of 18 parts), but now incrementally increasing the light portion. According to Enoch, the first day of Month X always falls on Day One of the week (our Gregorian Sunday), thus a big reconciliation problem (at least still for me; haven't had time recently to study enough.)

Below is a PDF grid of what Month X (Ten) might look like if we looked to the Book of Enoch instead of Pope Gregory (assuming, of course, that Enoch hasn't suffered text corruption — and who knows for sure?!). Also, this Month Ten follows the same pattern layout as Months One, Four, and Seven. To see the full year, repeating grid, see here.3

For those interested in what has happened in scripture / history during Month X [Gregorian December / January], here is a list. And if there is parallelism or déjà vu in times, seasons, and prophecy, could any of these recitations of date have any relevance to these last days? — (the last week of Daniel's 70 weeks?)

Tenth Month (5 references):
5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen (Old Testament | Genesis 8:5).

1 AND it came to pass in the ninth year of his [Zedekiah's] reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.
2 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah (Old Testament | 2 Kings 25:1-2).

1 NOW the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand. ...
13 The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand (Old Testament | 1 Chronicles 27:1, 13).

16 And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them by their names, were separated, and sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter [concerning those who had taken strange wives] (Old Testament | Ezra 10:16).

16 So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign (Old Testament | Esther 2:16).

1 IN the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it (Old Testament | Jeremiah 39:1).

4 ¶ And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about.
5 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah (Old Testament | Jeremiah 52:4-5).

1 AGAIN in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this same day (Old Testament | Ezekiel 24:1-2).

1 IN the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt: (Old Testament | Ezekiel 29:1–2).

21 ¶ And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten (Old Testament | Ezekiel 33:21).

19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace (Old Testament | Zechariah 8:19).

23 And it came to pass after they had thus suffered for many days, (and it was on the twelfth day, in the tenth month, in the tenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi) that the chief judge over the land of Ammonihah and many of their teachers and their lawyers went in unto the prison where Alma and Amulek were bound with cords.
24 And the chief judge stood before them, and smote them again, and said unto them: If ye have the power of God deliver yourselves from these bands, and then we will believe that the Lord will destroy this people according to your words.
25 And it came to pass that they all went forth and smote them, saying the same words, even until the last; and when the last had spoken unto them the power of God was upon Alma and Amulek, and they rose and stood upon their feet.
26 And Alma cried, saying: How long shall we suffer these great afflictions, O Lord? O Lord, give us strength according to our faith which is in Christ, even unto deliverance. And they broke the cords with which they were bound; and when the people saw this, they began to flee, for the fear of destruction had come upon them.
27 And it came to pass that so great was their fear that they fell to the earth, and did not obtain the outer door of the prison; and the earth shook mightily, and the walls of the prison were rent in twain, so that they fell to the earth; and the chief judge, and the lawyers, and priests, and teachers, who smote upon Alma and Amulek, were slain by the fall thereof.
28 And Alma and Amulek came forth out of the prison, and they were not hurt; for the Lord had granted unto them power, according to their faith which was in Christ. And they straightway came forth out of the prison; and they were loosed from their bands; and the prison had fallen to the earth, and every soul within the walls thereof, save it were Alma and Amulek, was slain; and they straightway came forth into the city (Book of Mormon | Alma 14:23-28).
The calendar / time series posts:

Friday, December 15, 2023

In Their Own Words? What Should WE Make of “Stealth Power”?

Since WE-the-People-of-the-Books,1 don’t seem to have garnered much from our own Books about the repeating pattern and agendas of corrupted power, perhaps we can learn from a recent publication titled “Stealth Power ...”.2 The author / editor, Peter Duke,3 took an anti-Semitic (fiction+fact?4) book, stripped out its racist, cultural elements to expose the pattern that under girds (in my opinion and study) every conspiracy-for-world-control, no matter the nation, kindred, tongue, time, or people. But before studying the universal pattern, let us consider why this pattern was wrapped in a heavy fog of Semitic attribution. This is my understanding / theory:
1. The pattern has a name: bondage — a name found nearly two hundred times in our Books.5 The pattern has an author: Satan, and a plan falsely crafted to “redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost”:
1 AND I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.
2 But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me—Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.
3 Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down;
4 And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice (Pearl of Great Price | Moses 4:1-4).
The plan, still unfolding, is to “destroy the agency of man” which means that where there is no agency, there is bondage, captivity, servitude, serfdom to an omnipotent figure, who claims to be devoted (in deluded theory) to peace, order, love, happiness, and good government.6

2. The wannabe-omnipotent figure Satan and his servitors are all psychopathic, misanthropic — but above even hatred of mankind, Satan hates, hates, hates Christ and those of the tribe of Christ, being tribe Judah, fourth son of Jacob / Israel. And YES, like every other tribe and people, there are Judahites amongst the numerous wicked of the world — just compare their kings with the “gentile” kings of history. Most of the power-elite worldwide (Jew and Gentile, past and present) are cut from the same cloth of the natural, self-serving, fallen man,7 but because of the lineage of Christ, tribe Judah has been especially targeted for enduring blame and destruction by the envious, bitter, vengeful god of this world.8
3. So (as Satan orchestrates) why not kill many birds with several strategic stones:
i) infiltrate the hated tribe with compliant corruptors and provocateurs who say they are Jews and are not9;
ii) concentrate and generalize all blame onto the entire hated tribe, even though many of that tribe reject and protest all forms of power-abuse10;
iii) satisfy the intense craving for braggadocio and mockery by revealing (with plausible deniability) the brilliance and stealth of the rejected “son” by fictionalizing his stealth;
iv) trigger [the satanic myth of] karmic shift11 when the deplorables worldwide do not see or hear what is plainly before their eyes and ears; and
v) provoke all sides to resist evil with evil. Divide and control. Divide, destroy, and control.
4. Humans, not obsessed with power, gain, glory and domination, often resist seeing the depth of evil to which power-fanatical, cult-prone men and women can descend; and even resist acknowledging the divided nature and potential for evil in their own being.12 Yet, at the same time, we humans are highly susceptible to propaganda, false flags, manufactured blame, confirmation bias, etc., etc. It’s all part of the natural man syndrome.
So what might we learn from Stealth Power? Duke profiles 24 principles that appear to be “in their own words” — not some exposé describing what the power-elite do, but statements in their own words of how they see themselves and what they have been and are doing to achieve global domination. Whether the original book began as a destructive lie or as a twining of fact and fiction for nefarious purposes, its bones stripped bare tell the story of every Global Order Gang (GOG13) since Cain who entered into a conspiracy with Satan for the sake of power, gain, glory, and domination.14

For those who prefer video to text or who want to preview the book, they can watch this interview:
Rumble: Live with Peter Duke, author, "Stealth Power and the Illusion of Democracy" Dec. 13, 2023 (McDuff Lives | Dec 13, 2023 | Time 1:01:59 min) at
YouTube: Live with Peter Duke, author, "Stealth Power and the Illusion of Democracy" Dec. 13, 2023 (McDuff Lives 3 | Dec 13, 2023 | Time 1:02:01 min) at
As Duke suggests, compare the 24 stealth principles to the history and headlines of the past two centuries from around the world and decide: 1) are these principles now in full play? 2) will I allow myself to see and hear? 3) what will I do to expose and resist them?

1. People of the Books: Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, i.e., members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka LDS, aka Mormons, as well as other Joseph Smith Jr. branches; plus other Peoples as described in
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 29:10–11 ~ Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written. For I command all men, both in the east and in the west, and in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea, that they shall write the words which I speak unto them; for out of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every man according to their works, according to that which is written.
2. Duke, Peter. Stealth Power and the Illusion of Democracy: Using AI to understand the Puppet Masters. Kindle Edition.
Video: #1 Radical Thought Leaders (TheDukeReport | Dec 5, 2023 | Time 1:20:50 min.) at
4. One side of the debate: Bernstein, Herman. The History of a Lie 'The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion'. Kindle Edition. 
8. New Testament | 2 Corinthians 4:3-5
   3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
   4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
   5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
New Testament | Revelation 12:9
   9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Old Testament | Isaiah 14:12-15
   12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
   13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
   14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
   15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
9. New Testament | Revelation 2:9
   9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
New Testament | Revelation 3:9
   9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10. Consider Menuhin, Moshe. "Not by Might, Nor by Power": The Zionist Betrayal of Judaism (Forbidden Bookshelf Book 22). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.
11. Karmic shift or dump: where those who perpetrate evil believe responsibility and consequence transfer to those who seeing, see not or hearing, hear not. “We told them. We showed them. They took no heed.” [Karma: “... Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to bad karma and future suffering.”] See This blame-shifting is also a self-evident characteristic of those who create harm or chaos but will not accept responsibility for their actions and the consequences. They are always the victim and bad karma lies with their perceived offender.
12. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 121:39
   39 We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.
14. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 84:16
   16 And from Enoch to Abel, who was slain by the conspiracy of his brother, who received the priesthood by the commandments of God, by the hand of his father Adam, who was the first man—
Book of Mormon | Ether 8:15-26
   15 And it came to pass that thus they did agree with Akish. And Akish did administer unto them the oaths which were given by them of old who also sought power, which had been handed down even from Cain, who was a murderer from the beginning.
   16 And they were kept up by the power of the devil to administer these oaths unto the people, to keep them in darkness, to help such as sought power to gain power, and to murder, and to plunder, and to lie, and to commit all manner of wickedness and whoredoms.
   17 And it was the daughter of Jared who put it into his heart to search up these things of old; and Jared put it into the heart of Akish; wherefore, Akish administered it unto his kindred and friends, leading them away by fair promises to do whatsoever thing he desired.
   18 And it came to pass that they formed a secret combination, even as they of old; which combination is most abominable and wicked above all, in the sight of God;
   19 For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, neither doth he will that man should shed blood, but in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man.
   20 And now I, Moroni, do not write the manner of their oaths and combinations, for it hath been made known unto me that they are had among all people, and they are had among the Lamanites.
   21 And they have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am now speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi.
   22 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not.
   23 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be.
   24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
   25 For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.
   26 Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, and that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, but that they may be persuaded to do good continually, that they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Reconsidering Temple Cafeterias?

Further to the Déjà Vu II post of January 13, 2023, “Eating Together” — A Divine Paradigm?1 I am inviting participation in an appeal to the Temple Department to re-open / construct temple cafeterias. I realize that probably most kitchens have already been dismantled (in fact, in what seemed considerable haste) and that I should have sent this appeal months ago when first drafted in February, but I held off until now — until the inner pressure returned when I became aware that patrons (no matter how many sessions they might wish to attend during a day) are excluded from eating areas they once freely used. Patrons have no place now to eat even a sack lunch. Many of these daily patrons are elderly, often with health conditions like diabetes or compromised mobility and whose daily sense of purpose and worth is, in part, fulfilled in lengthy temple service. That patrons should be excluded from eating areas (tables / chairs) used by workers seems inexplicable and insensitive to their needs. Insensitive, also, to the considerable inconvenience related to clothing, inclement weather, parking, etc., when they must exit to find sustenance and then return. The option to leave and return is sometimes not available if they have been dropped off with pickup arranged for much later. Surely, we can find room and heart to reciprocate service for service.

Thus, if others wish to join in this appeal, I include below a pdf that can be used, adapted, or re-invented to send to members of the Temple and Family History Executive Council and to the Executive Director of the Temple Department, as far as I can ascertain them and their addresses.2 Their webpage does not seem current when compared with these two webpages:
(all 3 accessed Dec. 2, 2023), so I am directing this appeal also to Camille N. Johnson, Relief Society General President; thus, being eight in total, mailed December 4, 2023.

If you know of other relevant parties, please copy them; perhaps even your local leaders: bishop, stake president, temple presidency, and area authority, if you feel so inclined. Is this not a matter to seek the  voice and feelings of the people — especially the voice of those who work and serve there?

We shouldn’t be afraid to speak up about things that we observe that appear unjust. Remember Zelophehad’s daughters and their appeal to Moses3? Remember too, a subsequent appeal to Moses by their uncles and cousins4?

I think God cares about this issue as do many workers and patrons. With the technology we have, ascertaining the voice and consent of the people (workers, patrons, and potential ones) should not be that difficult, if only we would speak up about things that seem insensitive or unjust. At the least, let patrons access eating areas as their needs dictate.

2. Names and addresses of members of the Temple and Family History Executive Council as far as I could ascertain them. Email communication does not appear to be available.
Elder David A. Bednar
Temple and Family History Executive Council
50 E North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Elder Gerrit W. Gong
Temple and Family History Executive Council
50 E North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Elder W. Christopher Waddell
Presiding Bishopric - 1st Counselor
Temple and Family History Executive Council
50 E North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Elder Kevin R. Duncan
Executive Director: Temple Department
Temple and Family History Executive Council
c/o 50 E North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Elder Kevin S. Hamilton
Temple and Family History Executive Council
c/o 50 E North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

President Camille N. Johnson (RS)
Temple and Family History Executive Council
76 Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Sister Kristin M. Yee (RS 2nd C.)
Temple and Family History Executive Council
76 Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

President Susan H. Porter (Primary)
Temple and Family History Executive Council
76 Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
3. Old Testament | Numbers 26:33-34; 27:1-11
   33 ¶ And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
   34 These are the families of Manasseh, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.
   1 THEN came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.
   2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
   3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.
   4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.
   5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.
   6 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
   7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.
   8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.
   9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.
   10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.
   11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.
4. Old Testament | Numbers 36:1-12
   1 AND the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel:
   2 And they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters.
   3 And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance.
   4 And when the jubile of the children of Israel shall be, then shall their inheritance be put unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.
   5 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said well.
   6 This is the thing which the LORD doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.
   7 So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
   8 And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.
   9 Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children of Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance.
   10 Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad:
   11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their father's brothers' sons:
   12 And they were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father.