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  •  A frontier mentality (0+ / 0-)

    While this is not restricted to the LDS alone, there is a peculiar mentality that Bundy exhibits in his actions.

    The Mormons became the Kings of the Western Wastelands after their arrival. Many were restless once in Utah after being uprooted, and just kept going. They populated all the remote corners of the intermountain west from the Canadian border to California, and took great pride in taming the wilderness with irrigation and livestock.

    In the 160+ years since, most of the church members now live in large urban cities, but there are still a substantial number who continue to live in areas that will never have many people and in small towns that will never grow.

    For those folks, even the best of times don't break a lifelong pattern of getting something, anything, for free if it can be gotten. The times may be fat this year, but bad times are coming. Get what you can right now.

    Well to do families will pool their money and build one single large getaway cabin they seldom all congregate in; each family member and their family will use it in turn. Owning 1/6 of a cabin fits their mindset. When touring around, if a per vehicle fee must be paid to visit a site, they will stuff everyone into one car to save $3.00.

    It's that frontier mentality. If you call one a cheapskate, they get very upset, but that's what most folks would call them.+

    Right many are called, and damn few are chosen.

    by Idaho07 on Sat May 17, 2014 at 08:18:04 AM PDT

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    •  The populating of the Western states (0+ / 0-)

      By Mormons was not simply due to wanderlust, but to a plan to create a Mormon Kingdom from Canada to Mexico and all the way to the Pacific. The US government got in the way of that plan. Perhaps that's why Cliven Bundy is so angry with the Feds.

      If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? When I am only for myself, then what am "I"? And if not now, when?

      by betorah on Tue May 20, 2014 at 09:01:18 PM PDT

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