Wednesday, July 31, 2013

James Michener analysis - part 3: Ancestry of Native Americans; societal breakdown


We begin this post by reviewing the dispute between Mormons and conventional scientists, regarding the ancestry of Native Americans (i.e., American Indians). The making public of this dispute, along with general societal breakdown, are designed to help certain high-ranking Mormons, along with other conspiratorial parties, in establishing their Zion, i.e., their 'paradise'.

The Book of Mormon is one of the four books of scripture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was first published by Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830 in Palmyra, New York.

Beginning with the title page of the online Book of Mormon that appears on the LDS dot org website:[a]

The Book of Mormon

An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi

Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites — Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; ...


Picking up again at the introduction,[b]

The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel.

The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon. The record gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C. and afterward separated into two nations, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel. This group is known as the Jaredites. After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians. ...



The Book of Mormon (in the portions quoted above) states that the Lamanites "are a remnant of the house of Israel", and that "they are among the ancestors of the American Indians." These statements, taken together, serve as a basis for the modern-day belief of some Mormons, that the American Indians are descended from Israelites. What we need to do is to see if any scientific evidence exists, that either supports or refutes the historical authenticity of the Book of Mormon, regarding its claim for the American Indians' Israelite ancestry.

Some researchers, such as anthropologist Thomas W. Murphy, argue against the claim of Israelite ancestry of the American Indians. In the abstract for one of his journal articles, Murphy states, "The Book of Mormon claims that the principal ancestors of the American Indians came from the ancient Middle East, an historical assertion now repudiated by [mitochondrial DNA] evidence."[c]

Some of the arguments based on DNA research were disputed by David G. Stewart, in a 2006 edition of FARMS Review :

"In recent years, some critics have alleged that research demonstrating considerable homology between modern Native American, Mongolian, and southern Siberian DNA, as well as a seeming lack of homology between modern Jewish and Native American DNA, provides conclusive proof that the traditional Latter-day Saint view of Native American origins is false. Some Latter-day Saint defenders have attempted to explain the data by invoking limited geography theories proposing that Nephite and Lamanite activity was restricted to a small area in Central America and that any trace of "Israelite" DNA was lost by intermixing with larger indigenous groups. A closer examination demonstrates that modern DNA evidence does not discredit traditional Latter-day Saint beliefs and that the views of critics are based on nonfactual assumptions and unsupportable misinterpretations of genetic data."[d]

Followup of genetic claims in the media
A 2006 article written by William Lobdell and published in the Los Angeles Times, stated, "For Mormons, the lack of discernible Hebrew blood in Native Americans is no minor collision between faith and science. It burrows into the historical foundations of the Book of Mormon, a 175-year-old transcription that the church regards as literal and without error."[e]


Since some Mormons believe in the American Indians' Israelite ancestry, and since some of these Mormons are currently (i.e., in recent times) arguing in favor of this theory (as indicated by the ongoing dispute over the issue),[f] then it stands to reason that some Mormons (e.g., at least some of the very high-ranking members of the Mormon Church), are still pursuing the agenda laid out in the Articles of Faith, insofar as they are still hoping to establish a new Zion (that is, some sort of 'utopia'), composed, in part, of the members of certain American Indian tribes (as already mentioned, these Mormons are now working alongside other evil parties, to establish the new Zion). Part of these Mormons' reason for arguing the American Indian ancestry issue scientifically (and publicly, to at least some degree), is to help convince the Indians themselves that they are in fact descended from Israelites, and thus to make them willing participants in the plan to establish 'paradise'. Arguing in favor of the Israelite ancestry within the context of debates with conventional scientists, would do more to convince the Indians of the theory's veracity, than if the Mormon scientists only tried to persuade these Indians directly. Of course, it would also lessen the likelihood of the Indians getting suspicious about the motives of the Mormons involved. Involving scientists in the debate, combined with coverage of the debate in various mainstream media sources, makes things appear to the general public as if the issue is of mainly academic interest. However, certain Mormons are hoping that there will come a point in time, when a sufficient number of Indians have accepted these Mormons' ideas regarding the Indians' Israelite ancestry as true, so that the Indians will more willingly participate in the establishment of 'utopia'.


Certain evil conspiratorial parties (evil hermaphroditic Jews, certain high-ranking Freemasons and Mormons, and other parties), have been working to cause general societal breakdown, such as by dismantling the basic family unit, and by creating a general state of chaos, so that the remainder of the populace, i.e., all those not destined to inhabit the new Zion, will lack any sort of unifying principle or strength of character, and thus be easier to 'herd', maintain surveillance over, and control, placing them in a state of subjection. One very effective way to contribute to societal breakdown is to remove the father from the family unit, both literally (via processes such as no-fault divorce), and effectively, by taking away fathers' authority and status (for example, via denigration of them in the popular media). (According to the National Center for Fathering, "[C]hildren from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional problems. Boys are more likely to become involved in crime, and girls are more likely to become pregnant as teens."[g])

One way in which the status of fathers can be weakened, is by undermining men in general, for example, by framing men's tendency to be self-sufficient as if it is problematic (i.e., "He doesn't know when to ask for help."). This is not to say that no one ever needs help, but generally speaking, a society composed primarily of non-self-reliant individuals is going to be less able than a fit society, to resist those bent on destroying it.

The popular and news media, being largely controlled by the evil parties, not only help keep the public addicted to change, resulting in discord among successive generations, but they also cover news and other issues in a polar, 'oppositional' manner: Black versus white, men versus women, etc. The purpose of this is to sow discord, i.e., to divide up society into opposing factions, so as to take away our ability to recognize, and fight against, that which Kubrick and Michener believed to be the real threat, that is, the planned establishment of Zion/New Jerusalem and the subjection of the general populace. The basic idea is to weaken our ability to fight back as a unified force, by getting all of us at each others' throats. "United we stand, divided we fall."

The planned establishment of Zion/New Jerusalem will be further discussed, later in this analysis.

a. The Book of Mormon, An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Title Page. Website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Web. URL =
b. Ibid., Introduction. URL =
c. Murphy, Thomas W. "Genetic Research a 'Galileo Event' for Mormons." Abstract. Anthropology News 44.2 (2003): 20. Web. URL =
Murphy's article was was published several years before the wording in the Book of Mormon introduction was changed, from "principal ancestors" to "among the ancestors"; the latter phrasing in what is used in the current LDS dot org online version of the book, that was quoted above.
d. Stewart, David G., Jr. "DNA and the Book of Mormon." FARMS Review 18.1 (2006): 109–138. Web. URL =
e. Lobdell, William. "Bedrock of a Faith Is Jolted." Los Angeles Times. 16 February 2006. Web. URL =
f. There is a page on the LDS dot org website called 'Book of Mormon and DNA Studies' here. The posting on this page lists footnotes citing items dated as recently as the year 2013. The fact that this page exists is itself evidence, that the dispute over the issue of the (supposed) Israelite ancestry of American Indians, is currently ongoing.
g. National Center for Fathering, "The Consequences of Fatherlessness". pp. 1, 2. Web, n.d. URL =


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