Freely Print What You Want
What this means is that anyone is free to to take any of the 180 or so posts that I’ve written and print them out and distribute them to the members and leaders of your local ward or stake, or any ward or stake, for that matter, including to any general authorities.
Claim It As Your Own
You don’t have to give me credit for anything I’ve written here. You don’t have to have to put the url of this blog anywhere on the page. In fact, if you want, you can claim authorship of any of the articles. I don’t mind.
Make Them Anonymous
It might be more effective to just keep the articles anonymous, without your name on them. Then, people who read them will have only the message to judge. They won’t be able to judge the messenger, as they won’t know who he or she is.
Modify Them As You Wish
Don’t like certain parts of my articles? Just cut those parts out. Don’t agree with certain parts? Just re-word them so that they fit into your belief system. Want to add your own words to them as if they were part of the original article? Knock yourself out.
Want To Make Money?
For the really entrepreneurial types, feel free to take whatever group of articles you find on this blog (authored by me), modify and edit them as you wish, and then have them published in book form. Sell as many of them as you like. Keep all the profits yourself. You don’t have to give me one red cent.
Here, I’ll get you started. Go to FastPencil, sign up for a free account. then import the following blog post XML files to your account: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. (Hyper-links forthcoming.)
Why I’m Posting This “Open” Copyright Announcement
After writing The Priesthood article, I began to review some of the conditions among men that would usher in the great and marvelous work. I also began to review some of the things the Holy Ghost had told me concerning future events and conditions. As I had these thoughts in my mind, a new thought struck me:
What if the LDS Anarchy blog were to play a part in the ushering in of these conditions?
This was a question I had never before considered. Although I believe that some of the articles I’ve written are quite persuasive, there has always been one thing that has never allowed anyone (statist or anarchist alike) to take the concept of Mormon anarchism completely seriously, namely, the Mormon priesthood hierarchy. Anarchists are all about dissembling hierarchies, so Mormon anarchy, in the minds of both anarchist and statist, is a contradiction in terms.
I knew from the start that anarchists and statists would be laughing their heads off at me and hardly anyone would believe a word I would write. That was okay with me as my aim was to chiefly use the blog as a repository of my research papers and thoughts. So, I pushed on with my writings, never once expecting that this blog would have even the slightest bit of influence upon anyone.
But my latest article on priesthood has made me reconsider everything. It was that article and the research conducted for it, as well as subsequent research on priesthood (see An alternate view of the keys), that has turned everything upside down in my mind. This research directly addresses the priesthood “hierarchy” and shows that it is not designed to be a hierarchy in the traditional sense, as used by the Gentiles rulers.
With this new, anarchic understanding of priesthood, the apparent contradictions cleared up. The rest of my anarchy articles were now on a much more solid foundation. As I considered that the strength of my arguments for Mormon anarchy were now immensely stronger than before because of the new priesthood research, it made me wonder if these blog articles could be more than just a repository for my future reference. Perhaps the Lord could use this blog somehow.
I then turned my mind back to October 2007, when I began blogging. I remembered the circumstances that caused me to consider starting a blog. (See Why I started this blog.) And I remembered how much pondering went into the decision to start it. (See The Mormon Worker and the LDS Anarchy Blog: The hand of the Lord or just a coincidence?) Although I think that I did not mention it in either of those posts, to be entirely truthful, I actually did feel inspired by the Lord to publish my views on Mormon anarchy anonymously. It was that feeling that clinched it for me to begin blogging.
So, here it is 2+ years and around 180 posts later, and now I’m having the thought that maybe the words written on this blog are not meant just to be viewed on a computer screen. Maybe its purpose was to get the words out in public on the Internet, so that others could print them and take them to the True Blue Mormons who would never in a million years read anything here, because of that scary looking Anarchy is Order symbol at the top of each page.
Please Report Back
To those who take this “open” copyright and run with it, please come back and tell everyone how TBM’s reacted to whatever literature you got in front of them. Also, let us know how you distributed material. By mail? Hand-delivered? By pinning them to the bulletin board? By printing out a bunch of copies and furtively leaving them in the meetinghouse foyer? How?