Lou Dobbs is on to us. Yesterday, one of the few human beings left in the world awful enough to qualify as a surrogate for Donald Trump tweeted the following about Mormon candidate Evan McMullin: “Look Deeper, He’s nothing but a Globalist, Romney and Mormon Mafia Tool.” As soon as I saw this, I knew that the jig was up. You see, for the last few months, I have been researching precisely this thing: the deadly, highly secretive bands of Mormon enforcers who sparked terror into the hearts of the Old West. They usually went by the names “Danites” or “Destroying Angels.” And they were a bad lot.
Fortunately, their dastardly deeds were preserved for us by the Lou Dobbs’s of yesteryear: the authors of the story papers and dime novels that dominated the popular media from 1860 through about 1910. Here are a few of the 35 Mormon dime novels that I have collected over the years. The covers tell you everything you need to know.
So, memo to Lou Dobbs: be careful out there. You have no idea what you have unleashed. There is a Mormon Mafia. It is real, it is yuge, and we are not amused.