The Moon Coronation story, which I covered here previously, has finally been picked up by the mainstream media in the last couple weeks. The New York Times, Washington Post, ABCNews, BET, the Pittsburg Post Gazette and the Boston Globe have all picked up the story. The articles range in their accuracy and perspective. The BET article is excellent, while the Boston Globe article is little more than a fawning piece about how everyone likes the Moonies now.
True to form, of course, the Moonies are spinning the coronation as proof that America is now bowing before Moon:
The “outside” view of the Capitol Hill event was that Father received a crown, an award for his years of dedication and leadership in reconciliation and peacemaking. The “inside” view of the event was that America surrendered to True Parents in the king’s position… It is only now, after Father’s 30 years of investment in America, through America recognizing him as king, that his investment is for “his America.” This was a very emotional moment for Father because only now, after all these years of investing his blood, sweat and tears, that he is beginning to see “his” America responding.
By the way, if you want to see a list of all of the hundreds of front groups that Moon uses to push his agenda, go here. Notice how most of them have innocuous sounding names like American Constitution Committee, American Family Coalition and Freedom Leadership Foundation?
As usual, most of the credit for breaking this story has to go to John Gorenfeld, who has been dogged in his determination to get this story out to the masses. I part company with John just slightly, however, in my own personal views. John says, “This blog is not here to make fun of the deeply-held religious beliefs of Unification Church members. And I don’t have anything personally against Reverend Moon.” While I understand why he says that, I refuse to take that stand myself. I very much have something against Reverend Moon and I think the religious beliefs of his followers, however deeply held, are borderline insane and very, very dangerous.
Moon is a messianic fascist. Can you imagine anything more dangerous to human freedom than someone who views himself as the Messiah and talks about purging the human race of undesirables? I can. How about that same person with political power to institute his insane plan? Moon’s mostly secretive but highly effective campaign to buy political influence in the US must be exposed and it must be stopped. If he is ever allowed to gain power, he will make the final solution seem like a weekend drinking binge by comparison. And those who follow him, no matter how sincere their beliefs may be, are aiding and abetting this potential tragedy. I will no more express “respect” for their views than I would respect those who were whooped up by the maniacal ravings of Hitler or Stalin.