Mark, the stir outside the Church would be of no concern to me, the majority of them would be caught up in the cleansing, I'd just ignore them. However, the stir within the Church could be most interesting and sometimes sad! People like Flagg all caught up in what he describes as principal, all wrapped around the little finger of lost hope. People without the knowledge to carry on wondering what Romney is doing selecting an Apostle as part of his cabinet, what it might mean for persecution, future problems? We are told we will lose 50 percent of us from causes of simple unbelief to sever apostasy, we each might have big problems with family and close friends turning their backs on us and the Church, and then becoming part of the cleansing.
It's a good thing we understand Salvation! If I didn't I'm not sure I could face an un-certain future without substantial fear, but now I can face the coming tests with absolute clarity that everything will be fine for me and possible lost loved ones, no matter how bad it gets. I'll share my food storage until it is gone, knowing that my Heavenly Father will bless me with manna as I pass that test. However, that doesn't mean I'll give it away, or allow someone to take it from me by force, when the Bishop comes and asks for food to help feed others, he'll get it.
I'm an old man now, I began to be old about 8 years ago, there isn't much about that can scare me now, even, I hope, were I not prepared, but I am! And as far as I'm concerned, I did my part, fought the good fight, I'm ready for whatever comes. And I'll look it right in the eye when it does!
Every Prophet I quote, everything I write, is my opinion.
Joseph Smith "Salvation consists in the glory, authority, majesty, power and dominion which Jehovah possesses and in nothing else; and no being can possess it but himself or one like him