Or, Our Eternal Household
Argument Debate Discussion…
Is communism the Law of Consecration in action? Or, lacking national/worldwide conversion to the gospel and our belief system, is it simply forcing people to make good choices and do “the right thing”, mirroring in theory a certain plan put forth by a certain guy who didn’t get the job?
At what point do we stray from “esteeming our brother as ourselves”(D&C 38:24) and “being one” (D&C 38:27, Moses 7:18), and enter into “Satan’s counterfeit for the gospel plan….the greatest anti-Christ power in the world today”(President Marion G Romney, 1979)? President Ezra Taft Benson said there is no Utopia to be found “when capitalism and free enterprise are overthrown, private property abolished, the family as a social unit eliminated, all classes abolished, all governments overthrown, and a communal ownership of property in a classless, stateless society established”. So then which, if any, of those things could we institute to show service and compassion without endangering freedom and liberty?
We are counseled to work for all we receive, be self-reliant and independent, and give service. So what recourse would there be when one refuses to do those things but continues to benefit from the productivity of others? Should we allow families to suffer and perhaps die because they refuse to put their two bits in the kitty? What if there’s only one pair of gloves and every person is in need of them, how do you decide that one? Should people really be rewarded with more because they work harder or longer(actions), or should we leave it to a higher authority to decide what we earn based on the content of our character and our dedication(intents)? In a mortal world, who should that authority be? Does anyone else’s head hurt from thinking too much? Who wants a doughnut break? Chocolate or sprinkles?