Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bone Chilling!

Our friend Melissa emailed this to me yesterday. It is a quote by President Ezra Taft Benson. For those of you that are not LDS, he was the president of our church from 1985-1994. From 1953 to 1961, he served as Secretary of Agriculture in the cabinet of U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

My sis-in-law Jasmine and I listened to this last night. Both of us had chills all over and it made our eyes water. There is no doubt that the threat offered to Ezra Taft Benson many years ago is evident in our country today!

Socialism: An economic system in which the basic means of production are primarily owned and controlled collectively, usually by government under some system of central planning.

Click here to listen (from 2 min. on is the quote that Melissa sent):

6 comments:

Brenda said...

I am interested in listening to it.....but your link took me to google/gmail login..

Amy Lindstrom said...

Sorry about that. I am going to try it the You Tube route! Thanks Brenda!

Robyn said...

Wow! That is crazy! makes me nervous!

Courtney said...

Don't be nervous. People shouldn't get all hyped up about stuff like this. I would be interested to know when he said this, where he said it, and who he was addressing. Also, I think 99% of the people listening to that don't really understand what he's talking about or who he is talking about for most of it.
What we SHOULD do is follow the councel of prophets so right NOW we should:
1. vote
2. vote agains same sex marriage
3. be prepared physically (storage, money on hand, etc.) and spiritually.

Communism is not as scary as some other stuff out there!

Amy Lindstrom said...

Courtney-
This was a talk given in October 1966 at BYU. There is also a talk that he gave in October Conference 1979 called "A Witness and a Warning" that goes a long the same lines.

It is amazing how totally against anything that could lead us into communism he was. Ultimately communism takes away ALL of our rights, including freedom of religion. Kinda scary!

I agree with you though, on what we should be doing. I would also add STAY OUT OF or GET OUT OF DEBT! That would help! :)

Courtney said...

I just wouldn't call it "bone chilling"... we are warned every 6 months about the way the world is. We just don't listen.

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