Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Proportional Representation

I eagerly watched media reports about today's FLDS mass demonstration at Utah's Matheson Courthouse. One TV station reported that the number of attendees was "up to 1,000". Another outlet reported "over 1,000". I'm still confused.

Either way, maybe the State of Utah will start to figure out that, if you want our dirty, little state secret to go away, blatant fraud might not be the best approach. Willie Jessop alluded to a possible "extermination order". Maybe if we deprive all the polygamists of their homes and land and businesses, they'll be so destitute that they can finally be convinced to go on C.H.I.P. and welfare and unemployment and food stamps.

I've said it before - if polygamy is such a "CRIME", then why don't they arrest all of them. It's not difficult to figure out who the polygs are. There are several angry snitch people who will provide family trees to law enforcement. If you put the 10,000 adult polygs in prison, you can put all their kids in foster care, and then you can console yourself with the satisfaction of knowing that you have cleaned up our beautiful state of the ugly blight imposed on the Great Basin by our horribly misguided pioneer ancestors.

I'm still struggling with Judge Denise Lintbag's formula for proportional representation. By my last count, there are several thousand UEP beneficiaries residing in the Arizona Strip. As one observer so aptly put it, there must be at least ten or twenty disaffected ex-members who are hungering for a chunk of the loot if the trust is dismantled. Plus, Bruce (plunderer) Wisan is steadily gutting the trust of its wealth. Not to mention a couple of politically-minded attorneys general who have agendae.

By my sophisticated mathematical calculations, I have ascertained that the FLDS folk constitute about 99.997% of the total number of interested parties at the negotiation table. So, why do they get to constitute only about 0.000001% (or less) of the representation in the legal process. Perhaps their religious beliefs impose such a powerful disability upon them that they are not entitled to full citizenship in a modern, bankrupt America.

Whether the State believes it or not, well-nigh 100% of the FLDS fully support their current leaders. They likewise fully supported their leaders and the UEP trustee(s) at the time the trust was summarily reformed. The judge has publicly stated her desire to prohibit a "UEP 2". Her ostensible goal MUST be to destroy the trust and hence the welfare of its beneficiaries.

What forces are in play here? Is Lindborg a Mormon? You know that all temple-going Mormons must annually forswear ANY sympathy for "apostates" (= Fundamentalists). What that means in layman's terms is that it is (and has been) "open season" to persecute polygamists. After all, they're criminals, aren't they? Hurt a polyg, and you can be one step closer to the Celestial Kingdom or, at least, promotion in the earthly church. Are there dark LDS forces whispering insidious, ex parte promptings into Lindberg's ear, urging her to stop at nothing in her campaign of cultural genocide? A wise man once told me, "The Church eats its young."

A distinguished scholar of Mormonism opined last year that the Fundamentalist Mormons share the overwhelming majority of their theologies with the mainstream LDS Church. Why then, must there be so much antipathy?

I quote the immortal, stammering words of Rodney King, who said, "Can we, can we all get along? Can we, can we get along?"

We'll see . . . . . . . . .

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