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Hanna Seariac, rising star of alt-right Mopologia, created a blog to take on critics. “Bible and Brigham Based” was its name. Its inaugural post was a mini Dehlin hit piece with choice words of accusation aimed at Chino Blanco.

Hanna Seariac falsely accused Chino Blanco of being a pedophile, and Blanco did not take that one sitting down. Before long Seariac had edited Blanco out of her first post altogether. Now, “Bible and Brigham Based” is gone.

https://bibleandbrighambased.blogspot. ... 9726567380

So goes Hanna’s first Mopologetic blog. Now that it’s gone, I want to make a couple of observations:

The title of the blog, “Bible and Brigham Based” evokes Seariac’s Catholic past and LDS present. But this LDS present is of a particular kind. She doesn’t say “Joseph Based.” She chooses to identify with the favorite prophet of DezNat. He is among the least favorite prophets of more liberal Mormons.

The next thing that’s interesting here is Hanna’s cooperation with DezNat people on Twitter to go for the jugular by trumping up a false accusation against Chino Blanco of pedophilia. She was wise to back off of that, but her eagerness to go that route with DezNat helpers tells us a lot about who she is, how dirty she will play, and who she associates with.

It will be interesting to see where Hanna goes from here. Will she think better of her alt-right flirtations and settle into a more DCP-style polite Mormon conservatism? Or will she continue to be an active culture warrior?
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I think the brethren want an approach more in line with what the MI does, a softer, more gentile style. They want economic power first and foremost, a seat at the power table. Conservatism like being against SSM is incidental, a way to get more evangelical contributors to the fund. Sure E. Holland gave the speech last year that Midge memorized, but that was a way of softening the blow to the bare knuckle style Midge loves. Money and corporate leadership is where they are at. $1 Trillion is around the corner and a buying opportunity is coming.

DezNat'ers will try to drive everything to the far right and that'll be a fight the brethren will occasionally have join. However, the brethren want a middle right conservative approach that supports their corporatism while not driving too many on the far right away.
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Rumor has it that a certain professor of Egyptology recently fired from the MI is Seariac's faculty advisor and is feeding her information.
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Maybe she was in the moment and thought she was invincible? Now was the time to finally clean up the streets. My gosh, she accused him of being a p*?? and just now, the proprietor of a certain blog accused Shades of being a bigot? What on earth are they complaining about Dr. Scratch for?
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Gadianton wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Maybe she was in the moment and thought she was invincible? Now was the time to finally clean up the streets. My gosh, she accused him of being a p*?? and just now, the proprietor of a certain blog accused Shades of being a bigot? What on earth are they complaining about Dr. Scratch for?
Yeah, they got nasty with Chino Blanco pretty quickly, but they messed with the wrong guy.

I don’t think these Mopologists have any compunction about throwing out moral judgments. It is pretty clear that for them the cause they represent gives them almost unassailable credibility in doing so. I think they thrill in their conviction of being right for the best of reasons.
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Fence Sitter wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Rumor has it that a certain professor of Egyptology recently fired from the MI is Seariac's faculty advisor and is feeding her information.
That is an incredible allegation, Fence Sitter. Unsurprising, and yet absolutely stunning. Look: certain Mopologists linked to Seariac's work. I guess they thought it would "fly"? Why has she deleted her blog, then? Is this a cause that isn't worth fighting for?
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Looks like her blog is back up, albeit with a new name and with prior posts deleted.

https://intelligenttheologylds.blogspot.com/?m=1

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toon wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:36 am
Looks like her blog is back up, albeit with a new name and with prior posts deleted.

https://intelligenttheologylds.blogspot.com/?m=1

Thanks, toon. I stand corrected! Her Dehlin hit piece is still there, but she has the edited version up--the one that does not have the Chino Blanco material. I find it very interesting that she changed the name of the blog to "Intelligent Theology" (I guess as opposed to "Dumb Theology," whatever that is) from "Bible and Brigham Based" because "based" is an alt-right term that means "un-woke." But, if you look at her history more closely, this is a pattern for Hanna. She has had to spend almost as much time explaining herself as she has on any other topic.

"I may have been interested in protecting the name "Crusader," but not in the alt-right way . . . ."

"I may have used the word "based," but I don't mean it in the alt-right way . . . ."

"I may love Brigham, but not in the alt-right way . . . ."

How is it that so many of her choices leave her entangled in alt-right associations that she then has to step back from and explain away?

One gets the impression that she wants to benefit from being alt-right adjacent without actually paying for direct participation in the alt-right.
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You make a good point, Reverend. She's in an impossible situation.

Her platform, at least during moments of reconsideration, is to stand for traditional values but not in a way that disparages anybody. Right there, it's already a contradiction, but I think the bigger problem is that there is no market force that aligns with what she envisions, to the extent that such a vision is viable. The moment she worries, publicly and loudly, about subversive liberalization at BYU, there is pretty much one and only one group ready to get behind that in a re-tweet frenzy.

Is Sic et Non part of the Alt Right? Deploring Trump in and of itself doesn't really count. For one, the rightest of the alt-right feel that Trump has failed to go far enough, and do not like him. But for Sic et Non, I can't come up with much that explains their disdain. He doesn't carry himself as a stuffy Mormon General Authority. He is only opportunistically religious, and really doesn't care about the great institution of religion. Whereas the apologists have suffered through church their whole lives and have to "be good", Trump has gotten away with enjoying a privileged, worldly lifestyle, and now is revered as the greatest patron Saint of all time, while simultaneously not giving a damn about the Bible or religion at all, except as a way to gain popularity. Other than their somewhat out-of-place position on coronavirus, what has Trump actually done that has failed the apologists?
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It would be interesting to get Midgely's opinion about the witch hunt Seariac is creating.

No irony there at all.
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Gadianton wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:25 pm
Her platform, at least during moments of reconsideration, is to stand for traditional values but not in a way that disparages anybody. Right there, it's already a contradiction, but I think the bigger problem is that there is no market force that aligns with what she envisions, to the extent that such a vision is viable. The moment she worries, publicly and loudly, about subversive liberalization at BYU, there is pretty much one and only one group ready to get behind that in a re-tweet frenzy.
Ordinarily conservative students at a public university are worried that their conservative views will be held against them. I am sympathetic to those concerns. Honestly, I don't like professors advocating for their personal political views in class, even if the class has to do directly with contemporary politics. The power dynamic of the classroom is such that those who do not see eye to eye with a professor in their politics will feel disadvantaged and self-conscious. To the extent that this does happen at BYU, I think that is unfortunate.

My memory of BYU is the opposite of Hanna's. I recall some professors sharing their extreme right-wing views. I do not so much recall professors advocating left-wing politics. Ralph Hancock, my American Heritage professor, was obviously a conservative, but even he was not so skewed that it made life unbearable. Of course, I was a conservative at the time, so perhaps I was just more comfortable with that. Never did I hear a professor advocate fringe leftist politics or openly criticize the LDS Church.

Here's the thing, though. I can't imagine how bad it would have had to be to motivate me to become some kind of activist against secular, critical, or liberal messages in the classroom. The most liberal thing I encountered at BYU was criticism of Honor Code personal statements and complaints about editing the Rodin exhibit at the art museum. The "liberal" professors were, in my view, very reasonable and rational, and yet they were treated pretty poorly by university administrators in response to their well reasoned views. And remember, I was a Republican at the time.

I am not saying that things have not become more antagonistic between liberal professors and the LDS Church. I think the Church kind of walked right into that one by deciding to get involved in the culture wars. Any student who sides with the Church and university administration against the faculty I view to be kind of a snitch and a collaborator. That is because it is so obvious that the institutional position is pretty far to the other end of the political spectrum, and any professor sharing a contrary view is already taking a huge risk in doing so, and, lacking tenure, is placing themselves in peril. A student snitch is more of a bully, and I don't care if their snitching is of a very general, impersonal kind. They are calling on Church leaders to insert themselves into campus life.

So what kind of "courage" does it take for the Hannas of the world to do this? None. There is no real courage. She is leveraging her sympathy with the institution and its power against its vulnerable internal critics in a way that is entirely in keeping with the traditions of Mopologetics, which championed the views and interests of the Brethren against fellow members and sought the marginalization and discipline of these critics.
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Fence Sitter wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:27 pm
It would be interesting to get Midgely's opinion about the witch hunt Seariac is creating.

No irony there at all.
Since she is on the right side, it's not a witch hunt, it is missionary work... it's spreading the Gospel of love, and truth, and joy, and fulfillment, and eternal family, and prophets, and good things for all, and defense of the faith. This is all good from Midgley's point of view.
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"So what kind of "courage" does it take for the Hannas of the world to do this? None. There is no real courage. She is leveraging her sympathy with the institution and its power against its vulnerable internal critics in a way that is entirely in keeping with the traditions of Mopologetics"

she wrote:

"My honest, clear intentions with the petition is that I have observed that many feel as though their University experience has led them to believe that the Church is not true because of their experiences, not with liberal professors, not with "unorthodox" professors, not with learning that Moses did not write Genesis, not with BYU's curriculum that includes evolution as directed by the Q15, not with any of that, but with instances where they felt like the Church was cast down and the doctrine of the Church was contradicted."

What on earth does that mean?

Some random professor "contradicts" the Brethren, and oh ____, a life reared in the faith, four years of seminary and two on a mission are out the window?
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Once people realize that Hanna speaking both parseltongue and being pledged to Slithern House was too much of a coincidence, they will wish she had remained with her embrace of the Alt-Right. Professor Gee is feeding her misleading and slanderous information, eh?

Has Hanna and her partner abandoned their doctrinal purge of moderate and liberal BYU professors? That reeked of Spanish Inquisition/Ernest Wilkinson mentality. Can't imagine any but the most entrenched apologists wanting to get mired in that manure.
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she wrote:

"My honest, clear intentions with the petition is that I have observed that many feel as though their University experience has led them to believe that the Church is not true because of their experiences, not with liberal professors, not with "unorthodox" professors, not with learning that Moses did not write Genesis, not with BYU's curriculum that includes evolution as directed by the Q15, not with any of that, but with instances where they felt like the Church was cast down and the doctrine of the Church was contradicted."

What on earth does that mean?
That’s clumsy sophistry on her part. If her intentions were “clearly” to call out “instances” in which the Church was allegedly criticized, then my current signature would not exist. She came to understand that many people did not see those intentions she claims now; instead they perceived her to be a student raising the signal flag to call authorities down on professors. Instances? Please. All of these instances just happen to involve professors saying challenging or critical things? And where is the evidence?

No, it is pretty clearly a case of student intimidation of professors. It’s very sad. Especially since conservative students on the campuses of secular universities marvel at their perception that professors are quaking in their boots at social justice warrior student snitches accusing them of saying the wrong thing. Truth is, those professors are anxious about being perceived as having said something offensive.

So Hanna and her squad want to simulate that professorial anxiety in the other direction? “Hey! Why should we be left out? Our professors need a taste of this medicine too! Let’s all turn informant and have our liberal profs quaking in their boots! Why should SJWs have all the fun?”

More evidence of the crazy world the campus has become. Honestly, we Cassius faculty and staff have really dodged the bullet here. An oasis in a mad, mad world.
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It wasn't the most thorough editing job. The "About Me" reads:
I am Hanna Seariac and welcome to my blog: Bible and Brigham Based.
Don't feel bad Hannah. Joseph Smith also forgot that King Benjamin had died, but then had him alive later in Mosiah. He also got bored removing the modalism from the Book of Mormon and kind of gave up on that. And he couldn't quite remember what happened just prior to King Benjamin so he just put in filler we call Enos, Jarom, Omni, and the Words of Mormon. Editing is hard.

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Don't feel bad Hannah. Joseph Smith also forgot that King Benjamin had died, but then had him alive later in Mosiah. He also got bored removing the modalism from the Book of Mormon and kind of gave up on that. And he couldn't quite remember what happened just prior to King Benjamin so he just put in filler we call Enos, Jarom, Omni, and the Words of Mormon. Editing is hard.
Well, studying Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Coptic, and Mayan is a demanding set of tasks.
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If nothing else, those so-called "unorthodox and liberal professors" will now experience fear and loathing when they hear the words FAIRMormon. They have been put on high alert by the true successors to the apostate Maxwell Institute: conform to apologetic principles or be tried by the high court of FAIRMormon.
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moksha wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:37 pm
If nothing else, those so-called "unorthodox and liberal professors" will now experience fear and loathing when they hear the words FAIRMormon. They have been put on high alert by the true successors to the apostate Maxwell Institute: conform to apologetic principles or be tried by the high court of FAIRMormon.
FAIRMormon has a couple of advantages that FARMS lost— plausible independence from the leadership and no academic restraints.
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