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Book Review: Belabored by Lyz Lentz and Educated by Tara Westover @JennyHatch

I was talking to my son yesterday who is in grad school getting a doctorate in Chemistry and he told me that he finally had found the time to read Tara Westovers book Educated. We had a lovely chat and I told him about Lyz Lenz’s new book Belabored and then his wife mentioned that Laree Westover has written a book titled Educating, as a response to Taras book.

So I woke up this morning determined to write something meaningful as I review Belabored and reshare the review I wrote for Educated I wrote in 2019. I will review Larees book when I read it.

It has not heen lost on me that two of the best writers of the new millennium are these amazing homeschooled women who were raised thinking out of the corporate box of American Ed.

Because of the nature of my online activism, I have had to walk this tightrope of using my own experience as a mother to illustrate various principles and examples of what I am writing about without betraying or over sharing my husband and childrens private lives.

It is a nearly impossible task as a mother to divorce my lived experience from the Family Sovereignty that I am constantly agitating for.

I too am estranged from my own mother who has rejected my stories as false memory syndrome and so the words Lyz crafted for her chapter describing a visit to interview Taras parents in Idaho titled Miracles just cracked my heart wide open.

I share now 21 quotes from that chapter and would encourage all of my birthy friends to go buy Lyz’s book today and read the whole thing. It is a TREASURE!

Jenny Marie Hatch

Jeffy (age two on my lap) is going to be a Doctor of Chemistry. Hatch Fam 1996
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Here is the review I wrote of Tara’s book the first time I read it. (I have since read it a second time and watched and listened to all of the podcasts and interviews she did that are preserved online.)

Last year when Tara Westovers book Educated came out my daughter Allison read it and told me about it.  I put it on my list of books to read.  Then at Christmas, my son and his wife told me I should give it a read as I had much in common with Taras parents.  They were into homeschooling and used essential oils for healing and had raised Tara and her siblings in a small town in Idaho where Mom served as the local midwife and Dad was a prepper who ran a junk yard from his property.

I put the book on hold at the library and was shocked that although they had sixteen e-book copies on hand, the wait to read it would be months away!  I finally received notification a few weeks ago that it was my turn to read this runaway best seller and I plunged in and read it quickly.  Then I went online and watched many of the interviews Tara did with the media and people like Bill Gates to promote her book.

A couple things I would like to point out, especially listening to Taras call for a bridge between rural America and the coasts, and seemingly uneducated America and the institutions of higher education.

First, the irony of someone like Bill Gates being responsible for Taras Cambridge doctorate because he financed the scholarship that allowed her to study there and receive her doctorate in history is the HEIGHT of irony.

Tara, if you are reading this, Bill Gates father was the first president of Planned Parenthood.  He and Bills mother were elitist Eugenists who believed that certain populations needed to be wiped off the earth with abortion and so-called family planning. He has also completely ruined education for huge swaths of American schoolchildren with his meddling in the public schools and financing of the common core behemoth that has rendered many children unable to read and do basic arithmetic.

Bill and Melinda have made depopulating vaccines a cornerstone of their outreach on planet earth for the past few years and have been identified as the source for these noxious toxins ruining the health and vitality of many people.  He also has made certain that sterilants were included in the vaccines to cause infertility in both men and women.

He admitted the depopulation side to the vaccines in a Ted Talk.

Now Tara, something you may not understand because you are not a parent yet is that those of us who homebirth, homeschool, and use energy medicine to heal are some of the most hated people in society.  A huge neverending media budget has been spent attempting to teach the naive and gullible to hate and fear those of us who refuse to vaccinate our children or treat them medically with antibiotics and psychiatric meds.  Those of us who have made these choices know that we do so at the risk of being called “medically neglectful” of our children and are at great risk from busybodies who may attempt to force entry into our homes and at the point of a gun force us to go to the hospital to give birth, vaccinate a child, have a useless surgery, or forced meds.

We are not the ones who have the laws, police, social workers, CPS, the hospitals, jails, courts, and guns in our hands to force families to live the way we choose to live.  We would never dream of trying to compel anyone to live this lifestyle.  The lonely difficult choices we have made for our own children have isolated many of us away from extended family, potential friends, and increasingly a nanny state infrastructure that would love for nothing more than to force us to go to the doctors for prenatal care, childbirth, help when our babies are sick, and to public school to reinforce the idea that all of those who make a livelihood from the pelvic goldmine are entitled to the fruits of our labors to enable them to pay back their student loans.

I appreciate your desire to be the bridge between the two worlds, and I hope that as you continue to learn and grow you will open up your heart to the idea that those of us who have rejected many of the bells and whistles of modernity are not stupid, we simply recognize the risks involved with certain lifestyle choices around health care and education.

I must admit that when I read in the book of your desire to be congruent in your personal life with what you had learned and how you behave that I laughed out loud as the chapter finished up with your call to the clinic and decision to get fully vaccinated.

You want to know why your book has been a runaway bestseller and touted in every possible media outlet and Bill Gates himself giving you a tongue bath of an interview?

That decision to be naively congruent was indeed your ticket to wealth and fame.  I only hope that the potential auto-immune diseases you have subjected yourself to and the possibility of never being a mother are factored into this decision to kiss the hand that has so generously fed you.

As a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am completely supportive of your parents choice to teach you how to live free. As you well know, The Book of Mormon is all about teaching individuals, families, nations, and the world how to be free.

The fact that you were raised by loving parents who taught you how to negotiate this life using faith and living close to the earth is a legacy that few American Children enjoy.  And as you observe huge swaths of neglected and medically abused little ones dissociate into attachment disorders, autism, complete brain dysfunction because of too many chemicals, and are left drugged, dead, or useless at the side of the road while those whose parents made the difficult choice to birth without the chemicals, not vaccinate, and nourish them with breastmilk and essential oils instead of antibiotics and formula, just remember that you are one of these lucky ones who made it into adulthood with your brain intact. So intact that you were able to reach the heights of educational glory.

As a lover of musical theatre, I also have to give a shout out to your parents for recognizing how important it was for you to participate in musicals, which I personally believe are the best way to learn how to read and relate to people socially.  There is nothing like a show to deepen friendships, connect a community, and elevate children to seek for the higher things in life.  Your Dads willingness for you to play Annie at the local playhouse was perhaps the best example of where his heart was as a Father.

I share these thoughts with you and anyone else who chances by in the hopes that those who would love for nothing more than to see me locked up for life because of my choices around health care and education, and yes, those people do exist, (I have been debating all of these issues on the internet with them for the past 22 years), can all take a deep breath and realize that we all want what is best for our children.

It would be refreshing if instead of hating and fearing each other, we could recognize parental rights around bodily and mind integrity and look at the oodles of cash the drug companies make from our willingness to bow down to the medical gods and the universities that give them their intellectual backing.

Jenny Hatch

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Insider Exposes Freemasonry as World’s Oldest Religion and Luciferian Plans for The New World Order (COMPLETE VIDEO) BY Altiyan Childs

Rumble — WARNING: There is VERY GRAPHIC material in this video. For mature audiences ONLY!

Commentary by Brian at Health Impact News:

“Altiyan Childs is a former Australian Rock musician, and a former Freemason. In 2010 he won The X Factor talent show award, which boosted his career in music to stardom status.

In a video he released last month, he announced that he has now put his life on the line to renounce his secret Freemason vows.

His life has recently changed after being awakened in a speeding car that was heading straight into a brick wall because the driver had fallen asleep. He says he heard a whisper in his ear that woke him from a deep sleep, and that he was able to grab the steering wheel and avoid the crash.

“I shouldn’t be here today,” he states.

The penalty for renouncing your vows in Freemasonry is death, but he feels compelled to expose Freemasonry for what it is: the oldest religion in the world.

According to Childs, almost every notable person running the world today, from politics to business to entertainment, got there through Freemasonry.

And his 5 plus hour video was produced to convince you that this is true, from an insider perspective, and to warn about what is soon coming: the implementation of the Luciferian New World Order.

It took me a few days to watch the entire 5 hours, and when I finished earlier today, I told my friend who recommended the video to me:

“My life will never be the same after watching this. I will not sleep tonight until I publish this (on Health Impact News).”

While I have come to know much of what is in this presentation over the years, there was much more that I did not know and learned from this video.

This video is not for everyone. It falls into the Created4Health category of Health Impact News.

Much of what we have published for the past year plus on the Plandemic, and the coming New World Order, will now make much more sense once you finish viewing this video.

Think of this as the spiritual perspective, the driving force behind the plan to reduce the world’s population dramatically, by killing off many of the world’s inhabitants.

You will be able to better understand why people can be so evil, and invent things like the bioweapon COVID-19 shots that are designed to kill off a major portion of the world’s population, with tens of thousands of deaths already recorded, and maybe hundreds of thousands more that have not.

It is well worth the 5 hours of investment in your time, I guarantee.

Only an insider from the world of Freemasonry could produce something like this, and the world owes a great deal of gratitude to Altiyan Childs for taking the time to present this.

It may very well cost him his life (physical), and he knows it.

I am NOT exaggerating when I say that your life may very well depend on knowing what is contained in this video for what is about to happen in our world, and taking action accordingly.”


NOTE from Jenny Hatch:

I watched the first hour of the video above and clips from the remaining four hours.

As an endowed member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I found the information mostly solid and in keeping with what The Book of Mormon teaches about secret societies.

It has been spread about that Joseph Smith, the prophet of the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was a mason and modeled the temple ceremony after Free Mason practices. This article addresses those claims and I share the complete text below for your education and enlightenment. Italics are my emphasis.

Jenny Marie Hatch


Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that grew out of centuries-old European trade guilds. Freemasons (or Masons) meet in lodges, where they ritually reenact a story based on the brief biblical account of a man named Hiram, whom Solomon commissioned to work on the temple in Jerusalem. During the reenactment, Masons advance by degrees, using handgrips, key words, and special clothing.

In Masonic rituals, Masons commit to be worthy of trust and to be loyal to their Masonic brothers. In addition to participating in these rituals, Masons meet socially, participate in community-building activities, and make charitable contributions to various causes.

Some early Latter-day Saints were Masons. Heber C. Kimball, Hyrum Smith, and others belonged to Masonic lodges in the 1820s, and Joseph Smith joined the fraternity in March 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois. Soon after he became a Mason, Joseph introduced the temple endowment. There are some similarities between Masonic ceremonies and the endowment, but there are also stark differences in their content and intent.

History of Masonry

There are no known Masonic documents before about 1400. The earliest records tell a story of Masonry originating during Old Testament times. The oldest surviving minutes of Masonic lodges date to about 1600 and indicate that the organization was primarily concerned with regulating the trade of stonemasonry.

Later minutes show that the lodges were gradually overtaken by men who were not stonemasons. These members transformed the organization from a trade guild into a fraternity.

Masons told a story about how their ancient forebears had learned stonemasonry, used it to build Solomon’s temple, protected the temple site, and held knowledge about their craft as a closely guarded secret. By Joseph Smith’s day, the boundaries between Masonry’s early European history and its founding myths and traditions had long since been blurred.

The rituals of Freemasonry appear to have originated in early modern Europe. Aspects of these ceremonies bear resemblance to religious rites in many cultures, ancient and modern.
The popularity of Freemasonry peaked in the United States between 1790 and 1826.

Prominent American founders George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were Masons, and well-known politicians such as Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay later participated in the fraternity.

Even so, some Americans in Joseph Smith’s day were concerned by the secretive and exclusive nature of Masonry. These “anti-Masons” formed societies, published newspapers, and, for a time, organized as a national political party. In spite of this movement, secret societies like the Masons flourished in the United States, and Masonic lodges were established in most large communities.

Masonry in Nauvoo

In December 1841, 18 Mormon Masons organized a lodge in Nauvoo. Joseph Smith and 40 others applied for membership the following day.

On March 15, 1842, Illinois Grand Master Mason Abraham Jonas granted a dispensation for the organization of the Nauvoo Lodge, installed its officers, and initiated Joseph and Sidney Rigdon to the degree of “Entered Apprentice” in the upper-floor space above Joseph’s Red Brick Store.

The next day, Jonas passed Joseph and Sidney as “Fellow Craft” and raised them as “Master Masons.” Historical sources do not explain Joseph Smith’s motives for joining the Freemasons.

In many localities in early America, the most important elected officials were also Masons.

In joining, Joseph may have assumed he would gain a network of allies who could give him access to political influence and protection against persecution. After being betrayed by some of his closest associates in Missouri, Joseph may have found Masonry’s emphasis on confidentiality and loyalty appealing. Mormon Masons also likely encouraged Joseph to apply for membership.

In any event, Joseph, like all Masons, would have avowed that his purpose for joining was strictly to gain knowledge and be of service to others.

Many Latter-day Saints joined the Nauvoo Lodge, which soon became the largest in the state.

This rapid growth made many Masons suspicious that Mormons would dominate the organization in Illinois.

At first, the state’s Grand Lodge continued the Nauvoo Lodge’s dispensation, giving it time to correct irregularities in its admission of new members, but in October 1843, it withdrew the dispensation.

Then, when Joseph and Hyrum Smith were murdered in Carthage in June 1844, Mormon Masons felt outraged and betrayed when witnesses noted that there were Masons in the mob.

Upon hearing the account of his death, some Church members believed Joseph may have been invoking a Masonic call of distress in his last moments, adding to the Saints’ sense of betrayal.

Tensions between Latter-day Saints and Masons in Illinois and the surrounding area continued to escalate, and in October 1844, the Grand Lodge severed all ties with the Nauvoo Lodge and its members.

Nauvoo Masons, however, continued to operate their lodge independently until 1846, when the Saints left Illinois en masse. After arriving in Utah, Latter-day Saints did not establish new Masonic lodges.

Masonry and the Endowment

On May 3, 1842, Joseph Smith enlisted a few men to prepare the space in his Red Brick Store in which the Nauvoo Masons met, “preparatory to giving endowments to a few Elders.”

The next day, Joseph introduced the temple endowment for the first time to nine men, all of whom were also Masons. One of these men, Heber C. Kimball, wrote of this experience to fellow Apostle Parley P. Pratt, who was on a mission in England. “We have received some precious things through the Prophet on the priesthood,” Kimball wrote of the endowment, noting that “there is a similarity of priesthood in masonry.”

He told Pratt that Joseph believed Masonry was “taken from priesthood but has become degenerated.” Joseph Fielding, another endowed Latter-day Saint and a Mason, noted similarly in his journal that Masonry “seems to have been a Stepping Stone or Preparation for something else,” referring to the endowment.

Mormons in Nauvoo who experienced both Masonic rites and the endowment acknowledged similarities between some elements of the two ceremonies, but they also testified that the endowment was the result of revelation. Willard Richards, writing Joseph Smith’s history, taught that the introduction of the endowment in Nauvoo was “governed by the principle of Revelation.”

Joseph and his associates understood Masonry as an institution that preserved vestiges of ancient truth. They acknowledged parallels between Masonic rituals and the endowment but concluded, based on their experience with both, that the ordinance was divinely restored.

Emphasis on the similarities between the teaching styles and outward forms of Masonry and the temple endowment obscures significant differences in their substance.

Masonic ceremonies promote self-improvement, brotherhood, charity, and fidelity to truth for the purpose of making better men, who in turn make a better society.

During temple ordinances, men and women covenant with God to obey His laws for the purpose of gaining exaltation through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Masonic rituals deliver stage-by-stage instruction using dramatization and symbolic gestures and clothing, with content based on Masonic legends.

The endowment employs similar teaching devices, but it draws primarily upon the revelations and inspired translations given to Joseph Smith for its content.

Another significant difference between Masonic rituals and the endowment was access. While Masons had strict guidelines about who could join the fraternity, Joseph Smith hoped to give the endowment “even to the weakest of the Saints” just as “soon as they are prepared to receive, and a proper place is prepared to communicate [it].”

Accordingly, Brigham Young and other men and women whom Joseph endowed before his death administered the ordinance to thousands of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo.

Moreover, most Masonic groups excluded women. Joseph, on the other hand, taught that it was essential that Latter-day Saint women receive the endowment. Many women in Nauvoo were prepared for this ordinance through their involvement in the Relief Society.

There are different ways of understanding the relationship between Masonry and the temple.

Some Latter-day Saints point to similarities between the format and symbols of both the endowment and Masonic rituals and those of many ancient religious ceremonies as evidence that the endowment was a restoration of an ancient ordinance.

Others note that the ideas and institutions in the culture that surrounded Joseph Smith frequently contributed to the process by which he obtained revelation.

In any event, the endowment did not simply imitate the rituals of Freemasonry. Rather, Joseph’s encounter with Masonry evidently served as a catalyst for revelation.

The Lord restored the temple ordinances through Joseph Smith to teach profound truths about the plan of salvation and introduce covenants that would allow God’s children to enter His presence.