Friday, July 15, 2011

Mob Violance--the Beginning?

We have been warned that in the last days, the United States--or, rather, the more wicked part of it--would be consumed by greater and greater mob violence, until it would take on the essence of internecine warfare. For instance, in The Coming of the Lord, p. 66, Gerald N. Lund quotes Brigham Young as stating that "[m]obs will not decrease but will increase until the whole government becomes a mob, and eventually it will be State against State, city against city, neighborhood against neighborhood.  ...[A]nd those who will not take up the sword against their neighbors, must flee to Zion." He also quoted Brigham Young  as stating, about the mobs: "They will be like the Jaredites who preceded the Nephites upon this continent, and will destroy each other to the last man, through the anger that the devil will place in their hearts...."

Obviously, there is a great deal more about these prophecies which I hope to discuss at a later date. However, I was thinking about these prophecies recently because I came across several references to "flash mobs" and related violence in the United States that has all the appearance of endemic mob violence.

First, an article concerning "flash mobs" and the "knockout game" over at the American Thinker.

Second, some thoughts on how to defend yourself in a flash-mob attack by
Gabe Saurez. Pay particular attention to some of the comments indicating how common these attacks are becoming in some of the major urban centers.

I'm sure there is a lot more out there, but these give a small primer on these types of mob attacks. So, the question is, are these just a flash-in-the-pan trend, or the beginning of more persistent violence?

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