For those not familiar, it’s a reference to a Book of Mormon prophecy about the Last Days:
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.
– Ether 8:24
I assumed it was an LDS page about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and events leading up to it.
Eventually I figured out it was a conspiracy page.
I wanted nothing to do with any of that.
Later another page I followed shared a post from Awaken to Our Awful Situation. It was a clip from a talk given in General Conference by Ezra Taft Benson in 1972.
Ezra Taft Benson was President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1989 to 1994. Like every other President of the Church, members sustain him as a Prophet, Seer and Revelator, and as the official spokesman for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ on Earth.
He had also held a high government office. President Eisenhower appointed him Secretary of Agriculture, where he served from 1953 to 1961. If any General Authority had worldly qualifications to know what goes on at the highest level of the Federal Government of the United States of America, it’s him.
And along this line, I would highly recommend to you a new book entitled None Dare Call it Conspiracy by Gary Allen.
– Ezra Taft Benson
I found an online copy of None Dare Call it Conspiracy. It had some editing issues, to say the least, making it hard to read. I only made it halfway through the book, but it was enough to convince me.
After that I liked the Awaken to Our Awful Situation page again.
That’s not to say I believe every conspiracy theory.
I still believe Neil Armstrong and several other men walked on the moon.
I don’t think Paul McCartney died in 1966.
I don’t think Barack Obama is the Anti-Christ.
But I am suspicious of anything a government, especially the Federal Government, tries to make us do “for our own good.”
The health insurance I was on ended December 31st.
Without insurance a 30 day supply is $128.
I don’t have that kind of money just lying around.
I wanted to quit at some point. This seems like as good a time as any.
They biggest thing I’ve noticed is the dizziness. I think that’s getting better.
Have I felt sad more often? Yes.
I don’t feel sad all the time.
I haven’t thought about killing myself.
I feel more irritable than I did before I started taking them last summer. Hopefully that will pass.
I’m tired of feeling like a robot. Maybe other pharmaceuticals wouldn’t cause that.
I also worry about side effects.
I’ve read several articles stating that anti-depressants can cause BRAIN DAMAGE.
I’ve read other articles which say many times depression is caused by a lack of proper nutrition.
I’m going to keep taking my blood pressure pills for now. I’m sure I won’t need those either once I start eating better and losing weight.
Ultimately, I don’t trust pharmaceuticals.
Or the glorified drug dealers pushing them.
“Side effects may include increased bleeding, loss of libido, inability to think clearly, dementia, and DEATH. In a clinical trial a significant percentage of participants died. Ask your doctor if ***** is right for you.”