I think this could become one of those politically charged discussions. I would love to respond except for the fact that this forum doesn't have the proper ground rules. It doesn't allow ALL points of view and it doesn't ban those who can't refrain from lowering the level of discussion to name calling etc..
This statement from the article explains pretty well why there aren't more Mormons on the Left.
“Socialism can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man that is better off than you are.” (It's the 10th commandment, thou shalt not envy)
Now what we saw during 2016 was a lot of blaming the wealthy for not taking care of us more. For not paying more in taxes. Mormons want to be wealthy, People in Utah have traditionally got involved in ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, get rich quick ventures, all because they expect to have these big beautiful families and live up on the hill and get the admiration of the adoring masses. They don't hate the rich because they expect to become one very quickly. It's a dream.
What I have observed is that Mormons are no better or worse than non-Mormons when it comes to reaching out and helping the poor. Mormons are proud of their welfare system but expect the church to carry it out through the bishops office.
I haven't witnessed too many Mormons personally reaching out to those who have lost the ability to care for themselves. Many of them have big homes and good retirements yet generally won't open their homes or offer a spare bedroom to someone in need.
They don't want to be inconvenienced by those in need. They would rather pass the responsibility along to government to care for them, even when those in need are generally good members of the church.
Many of capitalism's and socialism's ills might be cured if everyone put less emphasis on opulent lifestyles and more on self reliance and caring for each others needs. I recognize that I am a bit idealistic but that's OK.
readwrite-NLI Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It they thought > (Were allowed to think) > For themselves > > They could think for each other. > > Imagine that! > > And again, for themselves.
That'd burst their whole white supremacist bubble and that aint gonna happen.