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In Utah, 14% of adults and adolescents reported experiencing severe psychological distress, and 10% said they’d had a major depressive episode in the past year. Bad mental health days come three times a month for those living in Utah. Melissa Dahl, msnbc online
Mormons are notorious (at least in Utah) for being the cheapest employers on the planet. They pay incredibly low wages, take advantage of starving students, and cheat on and replace their workers without batting an eye. Provo is run by businessmen who screw students every way they can. Students are basically indentured servants when working in Provo.
... Mormons love to be in the business of usury. They have more post-dated check places than anywhere on earth. They love high interest loans, loan sharking, and greedy banking practices.
And the church does not care. If it brings in money , and tithing, then that is fine. Thus the pawn broker becomes a Stake President, and the loan shark a Bishop. All is well six days a week. Only Sunday appearances matter. lightfingerlouie, board post 20th March 2006, ‘Will The Church Ever Worry About Honest Occupations?’
Utah residents currently use more antidepressant drugs, notably Prozac® (fluoxetine hydrochloride, introduced in 1987), than the residents of any other US state. This problem is clearly, closely and definitely linked to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
... The women harmed often experience further damage by being misunderstood, shunned, misrepresented and even disparaged by well-meaning LDS whose happy experiences and feelings leave them unable to comprehend how the same church that benefited them could damage innocent people undeserving of harm, especially since that church is defined as being beneficial for all ... after all, how could God’s only true Church directly harm righteous women?
... what they pray for is what keeps them in depression. For these women, ironically and tragically, the more prayer, the more depression!
My point is that the LDS Church’s ‘One Size Fits All Women’ is an environment that ignores these powerful, genetically based, individual differences ...
So Mormon women can never, NEVER achieve equality with men, no matter how outstanding or righteous the women are. That’s just the way it’s set up.
… Is the cause of the problem more properly attributable to the women or to the belief system which has been taught to these women and that they have believed? Doctor Kent Ponder, board post ‘Mormon Women, Prozac’
Imagine what it’s like if you live in Utah and vote for Kerry. Michael Moore, This Divided State, 2005
The Antenna People, Sego Canyon, Utah, USA: Again, mirrored on the far side of planet Earth thousands of miles from Australia we see the same type of alien creatures with antenna depicted on rock-art. These alien figures were carved onto the rocks thousands of years ago and are known as The Antenna People. Chris Everard, Secret Space II
My observation is that inside Utah, Mormons have a huge persecution complex. In a popular youth activity, the LDS kids here re-enact handcart treks every summer. It is important to remind the children that their ancestors lost life and limb due to the horrible persecutions suffered at the hands of the Missourians.
After all, this persecution is the very heritage of the people of Utah. And the young people here are taught to make it their cultural identity. The persecution complex is what binds the chosen people of this great state together as members of an holy and peculiar culture. The persecution complex just may be what has made the Mormons of Utah who they are today. Molly No More, board post 30th May 2009, ‘Mormon Persecution Complex in Utah’
Utah today remains a battleground for land-use policies. Stewart Udall
This was the country the Mormons settled, the country which, as Brigham Young with some reason hoped, no one else wanted. Its destiny was plain on its face, its contempt of man and his history and his theological immortality, his Millennium, his Heaven on Earth, was monumentally obvious. Its distances were terrifying, its cloudbursts catastrophic, its beauty flamboyant and bizarre and allied with death. Wallace Stegner, Mormon Country 1982
The Utah deserts and plateaus and canyons are not a country of big returns, but a country of spiritual healing, incomparable for contemplation, meditation, solitude, quiet, awe, peace of mind and body. We were born of wilderness, and we respond to it more than we sometimes realize. We depend upon it increasingly for relief from the termite life we have created. Factories, power plants, resorts, we can make anywhere. Wilderness, once we have given it up, is beyond our reconstruction. Wallace Stegner, Wilderness at the Edge, 1990
In 1849 the Mormons organized a ‘free and independent’ government and erected the State of Deseret, with Brigham Young as its head. But the very next year Congress deliberately snubbed it and created the Utah Territory out of the same accumulation of mountains, sage-brush, alkali and general desolation, – but made Brigham Governor of it. Mark Twain, Roughing It, 1872
In 1924-25, the Utah Klan suddenly experienced a rapid increase in membership and activity when Klan organizers (Kleagles) arrived in the state as part of a nationwide membership campaign. Klansmen appeared in Cache, Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, Carbon, Juab, Sevier and Tooele counties. The Klan was most active in Logan, Ogden, Provo, Helper and Price in Carbon County with their large immigrant populations, and in the city and county of Salt Lake, where anti-Mormon politics and nativism attracted members. Estimates of peak Klan membership in Utah range from 2,000 to 5,000, with perhaps half of the Knights residing in Salt Lake County. Some Mormons joined the Klan, but the vast majority of Knights were non-Mormons, Masons and others from the ranks of the middle-aged and middle class. Cross burnings, outdoor initiation ceremonies, parades, and numerous acts of covert intimidation were commonplace. The Salt Lake Klavern even established a women’s auxiliary, and hosted a regional Klonklave (meeting). However, the violence that marked Klan activities in other states was not a great part of the Utah Klan, although in Carbon County an elderly Italian man died from a heart attack after being chased by Klansmen, and a black man was hanged by a mob comprised largely of Klan members …
The heyday of the Utah Klan was short-lived. The city commissions of Logan, Ogden, and Salt Lake City passed municipal ordinances banning the wearing of masks in public, the LDS Church again issued strong anti-Klan statements and warned its members to not to join the secret order … Moreover, because of geographical considerations, diverse local agendas, and inadequate local leadership, the Utah Klaverns were never officially organized into a statewide administrative unit (Realm), nor did they publish a newspaper. Political efforts, whether through municipal electioneering or involvement in the anti-Mormon American party of 1923, were dismal failures. Larry R Gerlach, Blazing Crosses in Zion: The Ku Klux Klan in Utah 1982
50 years later, the KKK reappeared in the state as part of the ‘third Klan movement’ that rose in the 1970s as a reaction to various aspects of the Civil Rights movement (busing and affirmative action), increased immigration from Southeast Asia (notably Vietnam), and an economic recession. The modern Klan in Utah was founded in Riverton and went public by hanging effigies, burning crosses and distributing recruiting leaflets in Salt Lake County.
In contrast with the 1920s Klan, the charter members of the new Klan were mostly Mormon, poorly educated and unskilled or semi-skilled blue-collar laborers. Despite modest success in obtaining recruits in Utah and Weber counties, the Klan was reduced to a handful of members by 1981. Driven underground by negative publicity from the press and close surveillance from law enforcement agencies and also split by rivalries within and among Klaverns, Klansmen either left the organization or moved to Idaho to join the various White supremacist organizations such as the Aryan Nations then flourishing in the Hayden Lake area. Larry R Gerlach, Ku Klux Klan, viz. Utah History Encyclopedia
Utah which is 75% Mormon leads the nation in bankruptcy and stock fraud, and ranks among the highest in divorce, suicide, child abuse, teenage pregnancy, venereal disease and bigamy. The Godmakers I, 1982
‘It’s not an incident or a conflict that people want to remember. It was the frontier at its very worst.’ The Black Hawk War: Utah’s Forgotten Tragedy, 2010, Bill Bagley
Tens of thousands of indigenous people populated what is now Utah and surrounding states … Mormon leader Brigham Young launched immediately launched exploration and settlement parties from his base in the Great Salt Lake Valley. As a result Utes lost traditional food sources of plants, game and a productive fishery at Utah lake … The Utes faced starvation. ibid.
An attack on an innocent encampment in the hills above Pleasant Grove … A bloody siege and battle at Fort Utah … ibid.
Blackhawk’s mission of peace. ibid.
There’s a new and even more secret military base than Area 51: Area 52. Are newly declassified documents a smokescreen or a smoking gun? UFOs: The Lost Evidence s1e1: Area 52, Discovery 2019
Are UFOs really visiting our world? Is the government hiding the truth? ibid.
‘Area 51 in Nevada has existed we know anyway from the 1950s onward; it’s in the middle of an extremely remote part of Nevada. And it existed in virtual secrecy for many decades.’ ibid. expert
Area 52: Dugway Proving Ground, this military facility covers an astounding 1,250 square miles of the Great Salt Lake desert … ‘all of the really dangerous things.’ ibid.
The first reports of this top-secret base in Utah surfaced in 1942. ibid.