Chapter 23: Communism.
To introduce the Indiin doctrine of Common Property in lodge and land, with the village adjunct of Blood Atonement, into a community of White
people, is more than Brigham Young
has yet been able to achieve, though he has pressed those doctrines on his people in Salt Lake Valley
with a sleepless energy, acting through the Indian
machinery of secret societies and orders, bound by oaths to carry out his despotic will.
Men who can be persuaded by their bishops to marry a second and a third wife, or seal two sisters for the kingdom's sake, can not be induced by Danite bands, Avenging Angels, and Sons of Enoch, to make over to the church, that is to say the president, as “trustee in trust,” their shops and sheds, their mines land mills.
is trying to induce his people to abandon their private property, and