"Quest for Empire: The Political Kingdom of God and the Council of Fifty in Mormon History." By Klaus J. Hansen. (East Lansing: Michigan State University 1967) The book is out of print and collector's copies are running about $200.00
In Quest for Empire, Klaus Hansen lays out the diabolical plan of the Mormon leaders since founder Joseph Smith, Jr. had himself crowned King of the Earth by the Council of the Fifty in 1844 not too long before his death.
Every successive leader of the Mormon Church has been also crowned "King" of the Earth. Present Mormon Leader Thomas Monson is also crowned King of the Earth.
The semi-secret Council of the Fifty (spelled backwards in early times, "ytfif "in a clumsy attempt to conceal it) was created by Joseph Smith to prepare the way for the Mormon concept of the Kingdom of God on Earth. It is and has been relentless in that pursuit.
In the late 1950's it provided Israel with Uranium ore mined in southern Utah by which Israel, a non signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has developed and presently possesses at least twenty warheads.
It harbors the notion that the day will come when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is the Christ and that Jews will cast aside Judaism and become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (Mormon). That the great temple of Solomon will be rebuilt on the temple mount in Jerusalem from where the word of the Lord will go forth.
It further harbors the notion that world law will go forth from Zion in Missouri where the "King" of the Mormon notion of an earthly Vice-Regency of Christ, the Mormon Prophet, Seer and Revelator will direct the affairs of a totalitarian global government. Making laws and surreptitiously executing their enforcement using the Blood Atonement * doctrine [justified murder] as needed, Those who oppose it will be sinners against God who may need to be killed in order to maintain global subjection to the Mormon Prophet.
This wild ambition has been written about by many authors. Even Mormon doctrinarian Bruce Mconkie in his book Mormon Doctrine details all about the longed for establishment of Zion in America with the Mormon prophet at the helm of world government. (See also Mormon Conspiracy by Charles Wood)
In 1966 the Mormon Church by way of Mormon Mafia captain Bill Gay [of Howard Hughes infamy] began to create the electronic ability to spy on people world-wide to help bring about the day when the church would be able to eliminate its enemies by which it could more openly pursue its ambition of world domination.
I have written about that subject in my recently published memoirs, Under The Mormon Tree available from Amazon.com.
At the time (1966) I was a member of a Mormon ward bishopric and was astounded to learn that a device designed as a bee shaped lapel pin would be given out to certain elders of the church in order to eavesdrop on unsuspecting individuals or groups for the purpose of building up the "Kingdom".
Later the system was used against me and I was able to see first hand what the device looked like. That is also detailed in Under The Mormon Tree. Technically, it is known as a microwave cavity resonator.
The ultimate purpose was to build dossiers on potential enemies against whom the council of the fifty could move to neutralize. All for the purpose establishing the real kingdom of God on earth.