The Communist Manifesto's 10 Point Summary and Marion Law's Confrontation with the “Melbourne Man”

The Communist Manifesto's 10 Point Summary

Before delving into this next part, it is important that the reader be expressly familiar with the official definition of “communism.”

“The Communist Manifesto, originally titled Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei) is a short 1848 publication written by the German Marxist political theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It has since been recognized as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms. The book contains Marx and Engels' Marxist theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles". It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism, and then eventually communism.”

The 10 Point Summary of the social environment necessary to implement communism (taken verbatim from the manifesto).

1) Abolition of private property and the application of all rent to public purpose.
2) A heavy progressive or graduated income tax [meaning the more money one makes, the higher percentage of tax on total income one is required to pay].
3) Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4) Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5) Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6) Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the State.
7) Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. [i.e. all industry is owned and operated by the State]
8) Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9) Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
10) Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.

Marion Law's Confrontation with the “Melbourne Man”

Marion Albert Law worked in the LDS Church Educational system for many years. He worked with BYU President Wilkerson in the 1960's and 70's, and often worked closely with the First Presidency and Apostles on a variety of matters. Back in 1983, he gave a fireside in which he detailed an extremely unique experience as an LDS missionary serving in Melbourne, Australia back in 1947. A recording was made of this fireside, which was transcribed into text and posted online at a few LDS-based websites. However, his talk meanders a bit mid-topic, has some unintelligible moments [from either a poor or degraded recording], and parts of it do not flow well. As interest in his story grew, in 2010 Brother Marion Law composed a tighter, more direct retelling. The following is a complete reproduction of this 2010 autobiographical account (all emphasis added):

In 1947, I was a 21-year-old missionary Elder, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My assignment was in Melbourne, Australia. My companion and I were going door-to-door in a quaint little section of the city. The lanes were narrow and wandered around, with no sense of plan at all.

Missionaries are not supposed to leave their companions for any reason. But here in this compact area, we decided to each take a side of the lane. Opportunities to teach anyone were so rare that we thought it wise to cover as much territory as possible. If a friendly reaction was received by one of us, the other would cross the street to share in the visit. Usually, we could see each other every minute and could almost touch hands across the lane. So the plan was working well, as we doubled our tracting efficiency.

At one door, a man answered and said yes, he would like to hear more about our beliefs. I looked for my companion, but he had disappeared. So I tried to stall until the Elder came back. He had obviously gone around one of the numerous meanderings and should reappear at any moment. I explained that my companion would be back in a minute or two. (Much later, I discovered that around the corner was a “milk bar”, where he had gone for a milk shake while he waited for me. The Elder assumed that since I was right behind him, I would soon show up there.)

After a few more minutes, the man became impatient and said, “I don’t talk standing in the lane. If you’re not interested, never mind.”

So I said, “Okay, I’ll come in.” My intention was to visit briefly, make an appointment, and return with my wandering companion.

As I began to explain our purpose, he interrupted, “Mr. Law, we have a better plan.” So I asked about his “better plan”.

The Melbourne man, as I call him, described how Plato, an ancient Greek philosopher, had designed a different kind of society. This man’s plan would follow similar lines. There would be three classes of people: the leaders, the workers, and the teachers. The teachers would be trained to condition a sinless society (“…as you call sin…”, he said) – there would be no hate, no greed, no jealousy, no envy, no lust, no malice – no sin. The workers would not be envious of the leaders. The leaders would not oppress the workers. The teachers would condition each class to willingly accept their assigned role in this “perfect” society.

The Melbourne man further described how breeders would be chosen, based on superior intelligence, physical perfection and longevity genes. Children would be taken from their mothers at birth and placed in communal nurseries, and through various tests, their classes would be determined. They would then receive specialized conditioning for that particular class. All defective babies had to be eliminated. The total number of births would need to be controlled to prevent overpopulation and depletion of natural resources. By this selective breeding, a master race of geniuses could be created.

Worker-scientists were assigned to research life extension techniques until future generations could “live forever”. Through space research, they would reach out into the universe to develop planets hospitable to human life. This perfect society then spreads throughout space in a never-ending cycle.

I asked, “How will you condition them?” He then explained, in detail, the basic conditioning tools. They included diet, drugs, music, movies, education, etc.

He described how diet (the basic elements of life, food and water) could be a major desensitizing and conditioning instrument. The Melbourne man said that by using additives and special formulas, by changing plants and animals, the diet of the people leaves them submissive and easily controlled.

When that man told me that the materials, systems and procedures were already in place in 1947, my farm-boy mentality refused to accept it. Especially when he explained drug addiction. He outlined how drug addiction changes personalities, making them so dependent that they will agree to anything to satisfy their needs. I protested that people will not allow themselves to be manipulated that way. He just laughed and said, “Mr. Law, you’re such a child. Wait and see.”

I did not see how music could be used. The man then described “melodic dissonance” for me, in detail. He told of the conditioning experiments of the Russian scientist Pavlov in communist Russia, using dogs and metronomes. Pavlov found that he could condition a dog to salivate when a metronome beat at 60 beats per minute. Then he learned that he could condition the same dog to never produce saliva when the metronome beat at 120 beats per minute.

In another experiment with the same dog, Pavlov had both metronomes beating at the same time, one at 60 beats, the other at 120 beats per minute. The conditioned dog was required to do two totally opposite functions at the same time. This produced nervous shock, and the dog collapsed, unconscious.

Next, with the same dog, Pavlov had the 60-beat metronome suddenly jump to 120 beats per minute. At the same instant, the 120-beat metronome dropped to 60 beats per minute. This produced a melodic dissonance. When the metronomes were switched back and forth rapidly, the dog became so distressed that it died. In communist Russia, these experiments were then extended to humans, with similar results.

Using variations of this melodic dissonance, a new music form was created. Musical scores and lyrics were developed. A team of musicians, called “the Beatles”, was trained in Europe and introduced to America on the popular Ed Sullivan Talent Show, on national television. They were an instant hit, and all other forms of music became “old-fashioned”.

I could not understand such a phenomenon in 1947. But years later, when I first heard “rock & roll”, everything flashed back to 1947; I realized that the Australian did know that it would be a powerful tool for their conditioning plan.

The Melbourne man said they had already begun “behavior modification conditioning” in government schools, using audio-visual programs. When they introduce their messages, beginning in preschool, the results are intense and permanent.

A monster was emerging, that I found sinister and all-controlling. I could not believe what I was hearing. But over and over, he said, “Wait and see. You will live to see our perfect plan in full operation. When we control all the conditioning processes, everything will fall neatly into place.”

I protested that they were forcing their will and control on people, taking away freedom of choice. His answer was, “No, they can still choose, but they will always choose exactly what they are conditioned to choose.”

“But that’s not right!”

He laughed at my evident simplicity.

So I protested again, “But God won’t allow it.”

“Why not? How can a just God – there is no such being – keep these sinless souls out of heaven? That’s what you believe, isn’t it, Mr. Law?”

So he began a different tactic. “Who do you love, Mr. Law? You certainly don’t love the Australian people.”

“Oh yes, I do, that’s why I came on a mission.”

“So, how many have you saved?”

This was a hard mission. Few and far between were our welcomes. Fewer were our converts. I admitted grudgingly, “Not many.”

“And,” he said, “all the rest are consigned to hell.”

“Oh no, there are three degrees of glory, and…”

“We know all about your three degrees of glory. It means that many are called to be Mormons, but few are chosen to be gods. We know all about your church. We control every church in the world, except yours, and we will infiltrate that.”

“Mr. Law, you don’t love anybody, do you?”

“I love my mother.”

“No, you don’t. Under your plan, she can either choose to go to hell, or make a mistake and fall through the cracks into hell. If you really loved your mother, you’d be eager to guarantee that she would go to heaven. With our plan, it is guaranteed. In fact, no one will he [sic, should be “be”] lost; they will all go to heaven. Of course, we don’t believe in heaven or hell, anyway. But if you really love your fellow man, our plan is the only way to show it.”

I said, “I think I’ve heard this plan before.”

“Where could you have heard it?”

“It must have been in the Council in Heaven, before I was born.” He just laughed.

I was reeling under his attack, but I could not leave. There were no chains on me. But I felt as if I was bound, hand and foot, to the chair – as though I was paralyzed. So I asked, “Who are you? What do you call this plan?”

“I am one of three members of the central planning committee of the communist party for Australia.”

I said, “I’ve heard of communism.” But I knew very little about it.

The Melbourne man told me that the world understood economic, and political, and military communism. But the plan he was outlining to me, he called “spiritual communism”, that would evolve into a worldwide government. He said they were using the current governments until they controlled the world. Then those political, economic, and military leaders would need to be eliminated because they are violent men. Then the new world order would take over.

I asked how they could make the plan work, when there are so many people who are not prepared to accept it. He said, “We will have to annihilate all who cannot be conditioned to be either a worker or a teacher.”

“How many will you kill?”

“Hundreds of millions, maybe even you and me.”

“But that is murder.”

“That is a Christian term that has no meaning. It is really a part of cleansing. We need to reduce the population to a more manageable size, anyway. Only the inner corps of the elite leaders know about the plan. The present communist leaders don’t know it. Spiritual communism is not written or recorded anywhere. It is a secret plan.”

“Then why did you tell me?”

He was a bit perplexed, but he had an answer. “I don’t know. But we are looking for zealous young men who will join this work to help bring about this heaven on earth. Think about it, not one soul will be lost.”

I was not ready to give up yet. “You’ll never take over the world!”

He answered, “Mr. Law, we now control two-thirds of all world governments, politically or militarily or economically. Only the United States of America remains as the last major hurdle to world domination.”

So I boldly declared, “You’ll never take over the United States!”

But he said, “Mr. Law, let me tell you how it is!” He said they controlled all major conditioning instruments in America now: the entertainment industry, the news media, the education system, the courts, the financial system, political parties. Where they don’t have full control, they have infiltrated and have embedded their agents into all important decision-making bodies. He said they control every agency that affects daily living in America. Their agents were everywhere, doing their jobs.

But since I was a high school graduate, twelve years in an education system, I thought that made me an expert in education. Quite triumphantly, I said, “You don’t control the education system.”

Again, “Mr. Law, let me tell you how it is! When you get home, examine any textbook in any school, at any level, from preschool to university graduate school. You will find no mention of Jesus Christ or God or His plan. But you will find our plan being taught at every level. It’s written into every textbook.”

How right he was. I have spent almost 40 years of my life in education, as a teacher and an administrator, in public and private school systems. Satan’s plan is there; God’s plan is forbidden by law. God has even been declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.

I asked when would all this take effect, and his spiritual plan be put into operation. He said, “We have a progressive agenda. We are prepared to take two steps forward, one step back, two forward, one back, until it is time. The American people won’t even know it is happening. When it is favorable, then everything will move swiftly to the purging, or cleansing stage. People will be stunned into immobility. We won’t want a time lag between take-over and full operation of our spiritual phase.”

Then he asked, “What do you think? Are you ready to join our forces?”

I fell back to the only sure ground I knew. “I believe in God, our Heavenly Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s their plan that I will follow.”

The Melbourne man became violently angry and shouted, “There are no such beings! They are myths created to enslave the minds of men. They don’t exist!”

I answered simply, “But I have felt the power of the Holy Ghost fill me with fire from the top of my head to the soles of my feet, and I have heard the voice of God testify to me that Jesus Christ is His Son. His plan is the truth, and that is what I teach.”

He lunged across the room and attacked me with his fists. Suddenly, I was free. I could move, and I ran outside into the lane. I found my companion wandering around, desperately looking for me. He didn’t dare leave, but had kept on searching for me. He had to help me on and off the tram. I was so exhausted that I was unable to get out of bed for a couple of days.

Elder Matthew Cowley, of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, was President of all the Pacific missions. He visited us often in Australia. In my interview with him, shortly after this experience, he sensed that something was disturbing me. He asked if I would like to tell him what was wrong.

So I outlined the Melbourne man’s spiritual communism to him. Elder Cowley told me why the man told me the plan. Now that I had been permitted to hear Satan’s plan, in detail, I could choose which I would follow, Satan or Christ.

Twenty-five years after this event, I was in Elder Ezra Taft Benson’s office and told him the account. He said that he had never heard Satan’s plan in this life. But he recognized the details that Satan used to persuade one-third of our brothers and sisters to follow him in the pre-existence. They were willing to trade their agency to choose, for Satan’s guaranteed salvation. Now, I could choose again which I would follow, Christ’s plan of agency, or Satan’s plan of total control. After sixty-three years, my choice is more firmly anchored than ever before.

I have watched spiritual communism eat its ghastly way into every country and into every government, including our own. It is everywhere. All 10 points of Karl Marx’s communist manifesto have been quietly incorporated into American life. They have been accepted as “social progress”.

The Book of Mormon tells how secret combinations destroyed two great civilizations, the Jaredites and the Nephites. The Prophet Moroni warns us:

“Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you.” Ether 8:24

Are we awake? Evidences of the secret combination – spiritual communism – are everywhere. What can we do about it? When the Jaredites and the Nephites followed the Prophets, they were protected. When they rejected the Prophets, they were destroyed. My only escape from the Melbourne man was my witness of Jesus Christ.

The Prophet Nephi warned his people:

“…nothing can save this people save it be repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ…Yea, how long will ye suffer yourselves to be led by foolish and blind guides?…” Helaman 13:6, 29

There is a wonderful lesson to be learned from the Jaredites and the Nephites. There is safety in following the Prophets. I encourage all of us to follow the temporal and spiritual counsel of the latter-day Prophets, Seers and Revelators!

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Additional Testimony and Personal Experience Shared by Marion Law

In addition to what is expressed in Brother Law's autobiographical retelling of his Melbourne experience, many segments of the original 1983 fireside transcript paint a more detailed account, and are well worth perusing. (All emphasis is added by me):

[In Brother Law's story, immediately after he entered the home with the Melbourne Man] “I just barely began to explain the gospel and the man said to me, 'Mr. Law, we have a better plan.' And I said, 'What is your plan?' Then he began to unfold to me this experience that I’m telling you about tonight. But I was unable to leave the chair where I sat. It was as though I was physically bound and I felt as though I was chained. I couldn’t move. I couldn't breathe, and he began to unfold this experience to me – a very foreboding feeling. I have felt the presence of evil, I have had the experience of casting out evil spirits myself from a house and I know what that’s like and this was the most terrifying thing of my life but anyway as the man began to unfold this 'other plan.'

“He said, 'The nature of man occurs in 3 phases. First, man is an economic animal and therefore it is necessary for the state to control the economy so that we can have equality and it will always be fair because man will always be inhuman to man until we 'can learn' to control that side of his nature.' And then he said, 'the second part of man is that man is a political animal and therefore it will be necessary for us to establish a dictatorship kind of government, what you would call a dictatorial form of government,' but he said, 'when we bring into effect the third phase of our program that won’t be fearful anyway. And so the third part, man is a spiritual animal,' and he said, 'we control some parts of the political world, some parts of economic world.' He said, 'we control all the churches except The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.' He said, 'we have them in our control and he said that when we have political and economic control of the world, we will then be able to establish our total spiritual program.' He said, 'we have done research on thousands of animals and thousands of men, we know that we can create a perfect society because that by using psychological manipulation and psychological conditioning through the use of drugs, diet, and music, and force where necessary. We can condition the mind of man so that man will be sinless.' He said, 'there would be no, as you define it, sin. We don’t believe in that, but you would call it sin. There would be no hate, no envy, no malice, no lust, no greed, no jealousy, no viciousness, none of the those things that you would classify as sin.' Now he said, 'if we were 'the Gods', Mr. Law, how could God keep sinless souls out of heaven, if there is a heaven we don’t believe in those things but if there is, how could a just God keep a sinless soul out of heaven?' He indicated that they would function as Plato’s Republic functioned in his description of a republic that the leaders would not oppress the workers, the workers would not be envious of the leaders and the teaching groups would perpetuate this sinless condition. And he said, 'if we could have started with the first thinking man, you claim that’s Adam, but we don’t believe in that myth either, if we could have started with the first thinking man, he said, we would not have lost a single soul.'…”

“He described the drug culture to me, something I just couldn’t comprehend, and he described how it would be used to condition people… and he described a process that 25 years later came into being… so we have literally become a part of that drug culture [Ed. Note: which, for the middle class since the 1990's, has evolved into the prescription drug culture. This year, 2011, now marks a turning point where not only do legal prescription drug deaths outnumber illegal drug deaths, they also outnumber nationwide traffic fatalities]…. 'we will use diet,' he said. 'We will put into food things that will make it possible for us to condition people.' [Ed. Note: GMO foods have these things “put in” at the DNA level] The whole purpose of the program is to make us conditionable, so that we are susceptible to whatever they wish to teach us….”

“…but the thing that was the most shocking and I didn’t understand it at the time was music…. [The key is] the underlying beat that goes on and it constantly changes, it is constantly changing. That’s why you’ll have several guitars and several instruments that are the same, the instruments are the same, they don’t have a trumpet and saxophone and a violin because what they need is the conditioning ability of those instruments. They need intense volume, they can deliver any message whatsoever, whether it is backward or forward, doesn’t matter whether you can hear the words in the language that [you] are speaking or whether it’s exactly the opposite but the brain will unscramble [it and] pick it up. 'And so we know, for example, that this melodic dissonance can create a conditioning effect so that you will believe whatever it is that you are taught.' This is the beginning of the free love revolution, is the beginning of the drug culture, the beginning of anti-authority revolution, the beginning of our deterioration of our respect for the flag, the country, the policemen, all the institutions that hold the fabric of our society together. And so these things, he described to me, in great detail. It was fascinating, it just was sort of overwhelming to me…. He indicated of course that they would use force where necessary. He said to me that, 'we’ll take the children from their parents, early enough so that we can condition them, we eliminate all mental, emotional, and physical cripples at birth. They would, of course, have to be terminated.' He said, 'we are now researching and doing experimentation with science so we can extend the life span so that man can live forever.' He said, 'the day will come when we will be able to reach into the planets and create a whole universe of these perfect, sinless souls.'…”

“[He said,] 'If you love everybody, you would embrace our plan. Yours is failing. You have admitted it. How many people have you brought into the light of the gospel?' 'Well, not very many,' [I replied]. He said, 'You are right. But in our plan, every living soul will be saved.' And I said, 'Well, that’s a great plan, but I, everyone is going to have their free agency.' … This guy [was] a very sophisticated, intellectual individual, and he said 'I can even prove it with your own arguments.' He said, 'Who do you love?' Well, just 2 or 3 months earlier, I had gotten a Dear John [break-up letter] from a girl I’d left behind, so I said, 'I love my mother.' He said, 'I can prove you don’t even love your mother.' He said, 'We know, for example,' he said, 'that the Mormons believe that strait [sic] is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth to heaven and few there be that find it.' And I said 'Yes, oh yes, but there is–' [Melbourne Man interrupting] 'Don’t tell me about the 3 degrees of glory, we also know that many are called… but few are chosen. Isn’t that Mormon doctrine? Many are called but few are chosen?' 'Well, yeah.' He said, 'So that means that your mother can choose Hell if she wants.' 'Well, yeah.' 'Or she might even fall through the cracks in the church.'… He said, 'So you don’t even love your Mother. Under our plan, it’s guaranteed that she’ll be saved.' I said, 'but I can’t force her to go into heaven.' [He said,] 'When she finds out how beautiful it is, if there is such a place and it is as good as you say it is, she’ll spend eternity thanking you for making sure that she was saved. Well,' he said that, 'we’re only lovers of humanity, we are the only ones, who truly love our fellow men, you don’t, you’re prepared to let them go to hell. We don’t want anybody to be hurt or abased or offended or wounded or punished or anything. Why should they be punished? We’ll save 'em all, we’ll condition their minds,' He said, 'we know we can do it. When we take political and economic control of the world, we will institute our spiritual part of our plan to you.' And I said, 'Well, boy, uhhh, I have heard some of this before.' He said, 'that is not possible.' He said, 'You might have heard of the political part of the plan, you might have heard pf the part of the economic part of the plan, but never the spiritual part of the plan. He said, 'the spiritual part of the plan is not written or recorded, only the hard core elite are exposed to the spiritual part of our plan.' And he said, 'I'm one of those in Australia who controls our plan.' And I said to him, 'Why did you tell me?' He said, 'I’m not sure. I felt inspired to tell you.'…”

“Well, he asked me where I had heard this plan of his, and I said, 'well, I must have heard it in the councils of heaven.' And he laughed at that. He said, 'we would like to bring some of you young dedicated missionaries into our program.' He said that, 'the one thing we lack is dedication and commitment to our spiritual part of our plan.' I said to him 'What is your plan? What is it? What do you call it?' He said, 'I’m a member of the Central Planning committee of the Communist Party in Australia, there are 3 of us who control it.' And I said, 'I’ve heard of communism.' He said,'you have heard of the political communism and the economic communism,' he said, 'you have never heard of spiritual communism.' Now, I’ve heard Pres. McKay talk about it since, spiritual Satanism is what he called it, said he defined communism as spiritual Satanism.”

“I said, 'you have to give people their right to choose.' And he said, 'they’ll go to hell if they choose and you are not saving anybody. How many people are in your church?' There was about, then I think, there was less than a million people. He said, 'out of 2 and ½ billion? And the rest of them are going to hell. No, don’t give me any of that 3 degrees stuff,' he said. 'If [they] don’t make the top, they haven’t made it.' …

“[After bearing my testimony of Jesus Christ,] he became violently angry. He said, 'we don’t believe in that myth. That’s a myth, that’s a mystery. They are just parables.' And I said, 'No! I have heard the voice of the Lord, I have felt his power and I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.' This man became so violent with me, he attacked me and only then could I break loose and run out into the middle of the street…. [My companion] had to help me onto the street car, and take me home… that 3 hour experience was a nightmare.

“I haven’t taken the time to recount to you all the things, because he did go through in detail in the method in which they would use diet, the drugs and the music and I’ve explained to you just a little bit how they would introduce this music and then the drugs, they would introduce it into our diet, our foods [Ed. Note: he's not just referring to the introduction of illicit drugs beginning with the conduit of hippie culture, but “drugs” in the food, in our diet, as well.], they would do all kinds of things that would condition us so we that we would be susceptible and easily led. We would not fight against them so that we would literally embrace their principles and these doctrines.”

The second half of his fireside talk, which stems off from this experience, is tremendously insightful as well. I've included most of it because he touches upon several personal experiences he had with the Church's General Authorities through the 60's and 70's. These memoirs not only provide a stunning glimpse into how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has struggled against the behind-the-scenes machinations of Mystery Babylon, but also the infiltration of their agents. Additionally, he answers burning questions along the lines of:
➢ The Brethren haven't said a thing about Socialism nor Communism in decades. How is it supposed to be a threat if Soviet Communism is dead, China has been America's most preferred trading partner for over a decade, and the Communist party is all but ignored today?
➢ If we are required to “awake to our awful situation,” as Moroni puts it, wouldn't the Brethren be talking more about doing so during General Conference?
➢ If we're supposed to be defending the Constitution so fervently today, why haven't the leaders of the Church openly encouraged us to do so since the 70's? Why are they taking a politically placating stance on the immigration issue today? Wouldn't that be considered contrary to the Constitution?
➢ If there truly is such a massive, worldwide conspiracy, why don't the Brethren overtly and forthrightly identify, expose, and discuss the conspirators? They're inspired of heaven and surely must know all about it. Therefore, if any of this were in any way true, they'd come right out during General Conference and expose it. They'd make plain to us the roots of these conspiracies, wouldn't they?

Keep these matters in mind as you read about his interactions with the leaders of the Church. And always keep in mind that this was shared back in 1983.

“I recounted this [Melbourne Man] experience to Pres. Benson a number of years ago and he asked me to write it and take it to Pres. McKay [then President of the LDS Church]. He said that this is the detail of the plan that Satan presented in the pre-existence world. He said that 'I’d never heard it before but that’s it.' And right after this experience happened, I met Apostle Matthew Cowley in Australia. He got me released early from my Australian mission and took me with him as a traveling companion to New Zealand for nearly 2 months. I recounted it to him and he said 'You’re better off, the Lord has given you a personal testimony by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ and now you’ve learned the other side of the story.' And I have to tell you that this experience was so frightening to me that it took me about 3 days to recover from it. I couldn’t go tracking [Ed. note: sic, should be tracting.] for 2 or 3 days. I was literally weakened from the experience to the extent that I understand what the Prophet Joseph went through because he wrestled with the powers of darkness and I understand what it does to you and understand it is frightening, it weakens you,…”

“[President Benson] suggested to me that [my experience] has some interesting implications for us in our understanding of 'whatever' that transpired in the preexistent world….”

“The reason that I mentioned [my story] to Pres. Benson is that I had been given an assignment when I went to Brigham Young University, as a special consultant to Pres. Wilkerson. Pres. McKay had instructed Pres. Wilkerson to remove from the campus those people who taught false doctrine and so Elder Benson had suggested that I might be called to the assignment because I seemed to have a rather orthodox approach to the Gospel and after an interview with Pres. Wilkerson, he invited me to come on board….”

“My assignments were primarily in organizing departments and selecting [unintelligible] in administrative programming and found people who didn’t understand the gospel as taught by its doctrine and it was extremely difficult to get them removed. But because of the results of that particular assignment, I had opportunities to meet with many of the brethren, working projects with Marion G. Romney and Brother Benson and some of the others, Bro. Packer and so forth and out of these experiences with those brethren, I gained a tremendous insight into the workings of the Kingdom and the attitude and perspective that the Lord uses in administering His Kingdom….

“Let me just read to you a quote by J. Edgar Hoover, one of the most maligned men of all time and probably was eliminated by those people he was standing as a bulwark against. He said: 'We must now face the harsh truth that the objectives of communism are being steadily advanced because many of us do not readily recognize the means used to advance them. No one who truly understands what it really is can be taken in by it. The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization that [this] evil has been introduced into our midst.'

“Pres. Benson removed, personally, 1,800 communist agents from the agriculture department alone [during the eight years that he served as Secretary of Agriculture under U.S. President Eisenhower]. The amazing thing is that our government is infiltrated. No wonder Pres. Joseph Fielding Smith said that all governments have been taken over by Satan. It is now his domain…. And we have been told that we’re living in a day when the power of Satan totally dominates all governments. Not only communist governments but our own as well. And Joseph Fielding told us that the thing that keeps us in a state of freedom is that the Lord stops Satan from going so far. He only allows him to go so far….”

“I was a member of the police commission in Calgary and in Canada and much involved in the anti-Communist activities. In fact, I was the first director of the Freeman Institute in Provo, Utah with Cleon Skousen. But I left that association and that activity because of President [Harold B.] Lee’s request that we not tweak the tail of the beast. He told Bro. Skousen his whole program, the prophet is under constant pressure to protect the church against our own government. He said the beast is alive and thriving and he said we are threatened constantly with annihilation of the church, its properties, its ways of doing things, by our own system of government. He asked Bro. Benson to give no more anti-Communist talks and you have not heard [any from] him since that time.

“President McKay pleaded with the priesthood of God to destroy out of America the secret combinations. In a priesthood session in 1965, that was the whole substance of his priesthood talk. He gave the whole priesthood session and he pleaded with us to eliminate this vile thing Moroni, in 12th chapter of Ether [Ed. Note: actually it's the 8th chapter], told us would come upon us, and if we didn’t eliminate it, it would engulf us. [It was] for this reason, brothers and sisters, that the Lord told Nephi in the 14th chapter of Nephi beginning with the 10th verse: "And he said unto me: Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth." And that if you are not part of the church of the Lamb of God, you are a part of that other organization which, whose function and existence, and being is to destroy the church of the Lamb of God. Now we have not yet come under total direct attack, but we will. Because the great and abominable whore of the earth is bigger than the Catholic Church. Brother [Bruce R.] McConkie said ['the whore of the earth' was the Catholic Church] in his first volume of Mormon Doctrine and withdrew it, as you know, from the next editions of it. It’s bigger than that. It is a conspiracy. It is a money conspiracy. It is bigger than Russian communism. It is a worldwide conspiracy of money. Listen to the temple ceremony, listen to what Satan says, and he says that he will institute a money conspiracy that will be financed and controlled on the basis of [gold and silver].

“And so we have an interesting assignment ahead of us, because we have gone to the point now where it is no longer possible for us to eliminate the secret combinations from around the world. Our assignment is to gather the church together as tightly as we can, to pull it together as strongly and as vigorously as we can.… We need to be aware that the agency of force, of unrighteous dominion, the greatest agency is government. Because government administers out of the end of the barrel of a gun. It’s always that simple. Until we come to the day where we have a government of God based on the Constitution then we will have the only true form of government upon the earth. You see the thing that concerns me, Pres. McKay made a statement, he said, 'We have no enemies. The Catholics are not our enemies. The Protestants are not our enemies. Labor is not our enemy, organized capital is not our enemy.' He said, 'we only have one enemy and that is satanic communism and those who support their doctrines.'

“Let me tell you some of the kinds of doctrines that we face…. Let me explain to you what dialectic materialism is. [A] dialectic materialist is one who does not believe in God. If you do not believe in God – we’re so programmed by the Lord Himself to believe in God. That’s our nature. We’re children of a divine Father. It is put into us. It’s a part of our genes almost that there is a God and we believe in that God. Now if you don’t believe in God then what do you believe in? You must believe in a God. So God becomes something—the greatest being you know. Well, what is that? That’s me! There is no God. I am next. Therefore truth becomes whatever advances me. And therefore if I have to eliminate [someone] because he is in the way of my advancement, that’s truth. [Ed. note – for the New Age religion of Thelema, its creed is “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” – prominently displayed on their homepage at ] Now the American mind, the Mormon mind particularly, the Latter-day Saint mind has difficulty in dealing with something that cunning and that subtle, that devious. But that’s the mentality that we face. Now, realize you can take this one step further. Therefore, it is perfectly logical and truthful for me to propose a law that takes [someone's] property away and gives it to me, provided I do it in the name of charity. Right? Because charity is good, right? Isn’t that what we are taught, that the works of charity, that if there is somebody poor or depressed or ignorant or hungry or cold or whatever then we must be charitable. A satanic charity is that we will enact a law that takes property away from some people and gives it to other people and that then becomes charity. That is legal, that is morally right. We have come to believe [this] in this country, that that is morally acceptable…. we have embraced it with all of our hearts. Our whole education system is based on it. Our welfare system structure is based on it. Millions, 50 millions subsist on it and live under it. And we accept it, we believe it, we vote for it, we endorse it, we embrace it, and it’s an amazing thing that we have come to that point.

“Bro. Benson, I used to ask him about his, he always got up and gave a talk on communism in conference. He went around the country teaching ant-communism. And he really got lambasted, regularly. Brigham Young University was his greatest enemy. And I said to him, 'Bro. Benson, do you always give a talk on communism?' He said, 'Bro. Law, I would dearly love to give a talk on love, but Pres. McKay always calls me and says, 'Bro. Benson, we have need for another one of your good hard hitting anti-Communist talks.'' And he said, 'so I give them.' I do remember Pres. McKay was our last [overtly] anti-Communist prophet. We haven’t heard a whisper of it since. Not a whisper…. Pres. McKay had instructed Bro. Benson, 'have Bro. Law tell that [story of his] every chance he gets, to anybody that will listen.'…”

“We have a tremendous need that we be not deceived. You recall, the 56th verse [of D&C section 45], it says that in that day when I shall come in my glory, shall the parable be fulfilled which I spake concerning the 10 virgins, that they that are wise and have received the truth and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide and have not been deceived. We are so deceived by the lies and deceptions that are practiced upon us that if we’re not careful, we will embrace them. Our minds will be darkened by those deceptions of Satan. And let me just point out to you how dangerous it is. You brethren and you sisters, the 95th section of the D&C says: 'For the preparation wherewith I design to prepare mine apostles to prune my vineyard for the last time, that I may bring to pass my strange act, that I may pour out my Spirit upon all flesh—But behold, verily I say unto you, that there are many who have been ordained among you, whom I have called but few of them are chosen. They who are not chosen have sinned a very grievous sin, in that they are walking in darkness at noon-day.' These do not know the doctrines of the kingdom. The mysteries of Godliness are told to us in the temples. We don’t go to the temples often enough to get our training. The university, the training ground of the Lord’s Kingdom is in the temple…. We ought to know the signs of the times. It’s amazing. You know, I used to be called upon to give a lot of talks about the signs of the times and having your calling and election made sure, and we don’t even bother with studying the scriptures enough. The Lord has told us that the foolish virgins will be in the Kingdom right up until the very end, and [they] are those who are deceived and who [do] the deceiving.”

Recall Paul's second epistle to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:1-7, 13) –

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth…. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Those who are deceived (and that includes each and every one of us before we are fully awakened) perpetuate the deception, and thereby facilitate the deception of others. From the smallest purposeful untruth springs perpetuated error, rippling down generations and affecting whole nations. Is it any wonder why the Lord places “Thou shalt not bear false witness” (Exodus 20:16) so prominently in the Ten Commandments? And how the Lord so vehemently condemns “whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” (Revelations 22:15)? And how Nephi boldly declares “Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.” (2Nephi 9:34)? Continuing from Marion Law's account:

“Well, let me just refer you to a couple more scriptures and then in the 46th section of the D&C, the 6, 7 and 8th verses: 'And again I say unto you, concerning your confirmation meetings, that if there be any that are not of the church, that are earnestly seeking after the kingdom, ye shall not cast them out. But ye are commanded in all things to ask of God, who giveth liberally; and that which the Spirit testifies unto you even so I would that ye should do in all holiness of heart, walking uprightly before me, considering the end of your salvation, doing all things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the commandments of men; for some are of men, and others of devils. Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived; and that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given;'

Read that again: “that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the commandments of men; for some are of men, and others of devils.” Secularism, humanism, the New Age religion – these are the doctrines of devils. These are seductive doctrines, because they have an appearance of benevolence and virtue. Yet, every single tenet, practice, teaching, and nuance springs from the source of evil, no matter how much they may imitate true morality.

“…let me point you to the 112th section of D&C, and this is the one that we really need to pay particular attention to: 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face. Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord. And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;' The Lord will begin to cleanse the earth, beginning in his own house. Upon those who are deceived, who know not the plan of the Lord, who don’t understand the power of the Holy Ghost who don’t understand what it takes to purify us….”

At one point during his talk, Brother Law takes a tangent to relate a dream that he had.

“I had a dream in which I was standing over in the Taylorsville area on the street and I was dressed in my suit and white shirt and everything but all around me were people laying in the streets dying and dead people and as I looked out across the [Salt Lake] valley, I could see the flash of guns and the smoke, the smoke and fires, the city was on fire and it was a war, you hear the war going on, and I was jut [sic] dumbfounded. People were holding out their hands and pleading for help and it was a scene of intense warfare, and as I stood there in the middle of the street, a voice said to me 'You can’t go. You have to stay and help the people,' and I wakened up in the middle of the night saying to my wife, 'I can't go' and she said 'You can't go where?' 'I can’t go up in the mountains.'… That scene was so vivid [that] I recounted it to Pres. Benson and he said, 'Brother Law, you have seen what I have seen.' He said, 'This valley will [be filled with] the scene of warfare and bloodshed before the Lord comes….”

“My brothers and sisters, we have got to become a holy people, a Zion people… we don’t have time to live all the mistakes that are possible for us to live out. To go though all the mistakes, to the repenting and all that sort of thing. Our time is now…. We need to search the scriptures, to feast upon them as Nephi said. And to make them the most integral part of our lives. They will trigger us to the right actions. They will bring us to action. We need the action but it has to be the right action, for the right reason. The scriptures will do that for us. They will condition us. In the 121st Section of the D&C, it says: 'Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven.' Realize that these things come from conditioning our [own] minds. That’s why we have these scriptures. You can’t read these enough….”

“So when the terrible times of the earth come upon us, and we have not even begun to understand what those are. The signs of the times are frightening and terrible. In fact, we’re told that they will become so terrible that the Saints will stand still and plead with the Lord to let the end come. But there has to be a group of people that are so committed, so faithful, and so righteous that around them can gather the weak ones and they can become stronger and stronger so that the kingdom of the Lord can be established that the New Jerusalem can exist and be real. I want to bear you my testimony that the Lord has been tremendously good to me. He gave me my wife by revelation, he has guided my life many times by revelation and I have heard the voice of the Lord witnessing to many things but most precious to me is the feeling, the piercing of my soul with the Holy Ghost that testified to me when he told me that Jesus Christ was his son – for this, according to the prophet Joseph, is the true testimony to know that Jesus is the Son of God.

“And I testify to you that these things are true, the enemy is about us and all around us, it is everywhere, it is in our midst. It was at BYU in great intensity. There were men there who sent a petition to Salt Lake encouraging Pres. McKay to resign and become a prophet emeritus so that they could get on with somebody that wasn’t old and feeble and broken down. And the Lord runs the Kingdom. It is his kingdom. He decides. I want you to know that I love the Lord with all my heart…. And I just wish I was a better man. I wish I could become a Holy man and be as good as I preach. I have the same problem as Paul had when he said when I would do good, evil is present with me. The good that I would, I do not. The evil that I would not, that I do. But I encourage you, Brothers and Sisters, to know that if you will feast upon the scriptures, if you will fast and pray, that it will give you the strength to be men and women, men and women that the Lord expects us to be. And I testify of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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