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Mon May 11, 2020, 10:12 PM

The historical roots Ammon Bundy's Covid19 militaristic apocalypse

https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/175390

Great perspective and a short read


COVID-19 and the White Horse Prophecy: The Theology of Ammon Bundy
by Betsy Gaines Quammen

What makes the US singular in the world are the rebellions springing up to protest stay-at-home orders put into place to protect us from the unspooling spread of disease. Agitators against such orders range from Ammon Bundy and his supporters in Idaho and Utah to various armed militia groups, like the Proud Boys in Michigan. Many protestors believe restrictions are noxious violations of liberty that keep us from barbershops, bars, diners and our jobs. Others believe that the disease is a ploy with an ultimate goal to steal away rights. And then there are some inclined to believe in religious prophecy amidst pestilence; as in God setting the stage for big, transformative action—think the Book of Revelation. Bundy believes all of this.

An urgent source of inspiration in all of Bundy’s rebellion is a murky piece of Mormon apocrypha known as the White Horse Prophecy. This historical hangover helps explain his resistance to social-distancing constraints amid a pandemic: He’s drawn to the image of the White Horse in a final defense of the United States Constitution. His agitation is a religious rite inspired by the first prophet of his religion, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bundy has said, regarding his ongoing anti-government rebellion, “that our Constitution was being violated. That it was hanging by a thread”—a clear allusion to the language of the White Horse Prophecy.

The White Horse Prophecy was supposedly uttered by Mormon prophet Joseph Smith in 1843 to two witnesses, Theodore Turley and Edwin Rushton...


The full article is worth a read, if you find gun-toting American crazies interesting. I didn't realize before this that Bundy was a Mormon, let alone that he was a militarized adherent to a twisted version of Mormon mythology that is officially rejected by the church.

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Bucky May 2020 OP
flying rabbit May 2020 #1
Wellstone ruled May 2020 #2
no_hypocrisy May 2020 #3
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Mon May 11, 2020, 10:17 PM

1. K&R nt

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 10:55 PM

2. Thanks for the post.

 

Yes,Prophecy is alive and well in the State of Deseret. Or as some of us have named it,The Colonies. The American Independence Party is another Vehicle for peddling their hatred and Propaganda.
This is the DU member formerly known as Wellstone ruled.

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Tue May 12, 2020, 05:46 AM

3. He reminds me of the western movies made in the 40s and 50s.

Small town in a territory, not a state. "Law" is administered by a "boss" who calls himself a "sheriff" and his bunch of vigilantes. No ties to any town, decidedly not to Washington, D.C. They are autonomous; they are independent. It is a fieftom. Power married to a land grab.

This is a Ronald Reagan romanticized version of "The Old West".

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Tue May 12, 2020, 06:18 AM

4. One mistake President Obama made

Was not turning these jackasses into pink vapor with a few Hellfire Missiles when they seized a National Park at gunpoint.

Like cancer, if you don't cut it out with clear margins, you're just encouraging it to grow and spread.

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