Another parable of the vineyard is in D&C 101:43-62. Verse 43 unlocks the purpose of the parable. The tower is the temple. The parable is referring to the Saints driven out of Missouri.
I like how, after claiming his territory (his goals), the first thing he did was remove the stones, taking out the things that would prevent growth of the fruit.
By all natural laws, the vineyard should have thrived.
The wicked are consolidating their power and resources, so that only a few may rule, "that they may be placed alone."
Their land will bring forth fruit in its season, also, socially, there are few spiritual.
We are flooded with entertainment in our day.
Even though they are eating and drinking a lot, they are hungry and thirsty, because they have no knowledge.
More social issues, they popularize sin. They mock God and seek for signs.
There's a pattern in the scriptures: the Lord will follow the bad stuff with promises of good.