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FTR #491 4th Interview with Robert Parry

Record­ed Decem­ber 19, 2004

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After pre­sent­ing more dis­cus­sion about the death of inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Gary Webb, this inter­view fur­ther doc­u­ments the bizarre, trea­so­nous and some­times ille­gal prac­tices of the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church of Rev­erend Sun Myung Moon. A major pow­er bro­ker with­in the Repub­li­can Right, the Moon orga­ni­za­tion is the very antithe­sis of the “Fam­i­ly Val­ues” to which the GOP gives lip ser­vice. In addi­tion to Moon’s “purifi­ca­tion rit­u­als”, in which he has sex­u­al inter­course with var­i­ous con­gre­gants in order to “puri­fy their wombs of the influ­ence of Satan,” the orga­ni­za­tion has sanc­tioned hor­ri­ble abuse of Moon in-laws by some of the True Chil­dren, as his off­spring are called. Much of the broad­cast cen­ters on Moon’s enor­mous finan­cial appa­ra­tus. One of the endur­ing mys­ter­ies about the Moon orga­ni­za­tion con­cerns the source of its vast reser­voirs of mon­ey. Not only does the group have seem­ing­ly unlim­it­ed sources of fund­ing, but much of the organization’s deal­ings are con­duct­ed in huge cash trans­ac­tions.. The pro­gram high­lights the mon­ey-laun­der­ing mech­a­nisms of the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church, includ­ing the use of The Wash­ing­ton Times to laun­der large sums of mon­ey.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: The late ‘70’s inves­ti­ga­tion of the Moon orga­ni­za­tion that became known as Kore­a­gate; the destruc­tion of the polit­i­cal career of Don­ald Fraser—the Con­gress­man who led the Kore­a­gate inves­ti­ga­tion; the law­suit brought by Moon’s daugh­ter-in-law against his son; the man­ner in which that law­suit was quashed; Moon’s fun­da­men­tal­ly anti-Amer­i­can views (Moon views the sub­ju­ga­tion of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment and its peo­ple as his fun­da­men­tal goal); Moon’s state­ment that the Unit­ed States is so Satan­ic that “even ham­burg­ers should be con­sid­ered Satan­ic, because they come from Amer­i­ca.”

1. The pro­gram begins with more dis­cus­sion of the death of the late Gary Webb. After review­ing some of the infor­ma­tion pre­sent­ed in FTR#490 about this sub­ject, we men­tioned the fact that Webb died of two gun­shot wounds to the head, which led some to con­clude that Webb was actu­al­ly mur­dered. Although there has been a great deal of Inter­net chat­ter to this effect, Webb’s fam­i­ly and close friends do not doubt the sui­cide ver­dict. “For the record”, so to speak, Mr. Emory is inde­ter­mi­nate on this aspect of Webb’s death—he just doesn’t know whether it was a sui­cide or not. The item that fol­lows is anoth­er of the sto­ries on Robert Parry’s web­site that cov­ers Gary Webb’s life and work. Lis­ten­ers can hear Mr. Emory’s read­ing of Gary Webb’s orig­i­nal “Dark Alliance” series from The San Jose Mer­cury News in FTR#01.

2. The fol­low­ing sto­ry is avail­able at ConsortiumNews.com.

Hung Out to Dry
How Web­b’s Series Died
By Georg Hodel

[Edi­tor’s Note: We pub­lished the fol­low­ing sto­ry in 1997 when senior edi­tors at the San Jose Mer­cury News were pulling the plug on Gary Web­b’s inves­ti­ga­tion into the Rea­gan-Bush admin­is­tra­tion’s con­tra-cocaine scan­dal. Our arti­cle was writ­ten by Georg Hodel, a jour­nal­ist work­ing with Webb at the Mer­cury News. We are repub­lish­ing Hodel’s sto­ry now to help read­ers bet­ter under­stand how Web­b’s jour­nal­is­tic career was shat­tered, begin­ning his decline toward sui­cide last week. –Robert Par­ry, Edi­tor, Decem­ber 16, 2004]

The “Dark Alliance” con­tra-crack series, which I co-report­ed with Gary Webb, has died with less a bang or a whim­per than a gloat from the main­stream press.

“The San Jose Mer­cury News has appar­ent­ly had enough of reporter Gary Webb and his efforts to prove that the CIA was involved in the sale of crack cocaine,” announced Wash­ing­ton Post media crit­ic Howard Kurtz, who has »Con­tin­ue orig­i­nal arti­cle»

3. The remain­der of the pro­gram deals with the pro­found influ­ence of the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church in the Repub­li­can pow­er struc­ture. After review­ing some of the sub­jects touched upon in FTR#490, Robert high­light­ed the role of Japan­ese war crim­i­nals Ryoichi Sasakawa and Yoshio Kodama in the Moon orga­ni­za­tion. (For more about this sub­ject, see—among oth­er pro­grams—RFA#’s 7, 11—avail­able from Spitfire—as well as FTR#’s 84, 291, 446, 451.) Next, the broad­cast sets forth the bizarre sex­u­al rit­u­als that Moon—endeared to the Chris­t­ian fun­da­men­tal­ist right and the “Fam­i­ly Val­ues” crowd—has long incor­po­rat­ed in his orga­ni­za­tion. “Church offi­cials repeat­ed­ly have denied the reports of Moon’s sex­u­al rit­u­als. But the charges received new atten­tion in 1993 with the Japan­ese pub­li­ca­tion of The Tragedy of the Six Marys—a book by the ear­ly Moon sup­pos­ed­ly car­ried to South Korea. Accord­ing to Pak’s book, Moon taught that Jesus was intend­ed to save mankind by hav­ing sex with six already-mar­ried women who would then have sex with oth­er men who would pass on the purifi­ca­tion to oth­er women until, even­tu­al­ly, all mankind would have pure blood.”
(Secre­cy and Priv­i­lege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Water­gate to Iraq; by Robert Par­ry; p. 78.)

4. “Pak con­tend­ed that Moon took on this per­son­al duty as the sec­ond Mes­si­ah and began hav­ing sex with the ‘six Marys’ into a kind of rotat­ing sex club. Pak wrote that Moon’s first wife divorced him after catch­ing him in a sex rit­u­al. In all, Pak esti­mat­ed that there were at least 60 ‘Marys,’ many of whom end­ed up des­ti­tute after Moon dis­card­ed them.” (Idem.)

5. “Accord­ing to the tes­ti­mo­ny of one ‘Mary,’ named Yu Shin Hee, she met Moon in the ear­ly 1950’s and became a fol­low­er along with her hus­band. Devot­ed to the church, her hus­band aban­doned her and her five chil­dren, whom she then put into an orphan­age. She, in turn, agreed to become one of just one ‘blood exchange,’ a phrase refer­ring to sex­u­al inter­course. Still, she was required to have sex with oth­er men. Sev­en years lat­er, a bro­ken woman with no mon­ey, she tried to return to her chil­dren, but they also reject­ed her.” (Idem.)

6. “When Moon impreg­nat­ed anoth­er one of the women, Moon sent her to Japan, where she gave birth to a baby boy, accord­ing to Pak’s account. Moon lat­er admit­ted father­ing the child, who died in a train crash at the age of 13. But Pak wrote than Moon refused to admit respon­si­bil­i­ty for oth­er ille­git­i­mate chil­dren born to the women. ‘By for­ward­ing this teach­ing, he vio­lat­ed moth­ers, their daugh­ters, their sis­ters,’ Pak wrote. (After The Tragedy of the Six Marys was pub­lished, the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church denounced the alle­ga­tions as spu­ri­ous. Under intense pres­sure, the aging Pak Chung Hwa agreed to recant. How­ev­er, his book’s accounts tracked close­ly with U.S. intel­li­gence reports of the same peri­od and inter­views with for­mer church lead­ers.) (Idem.)

7. “Moon’s his­to­ry of sex­u­al liaisons out of wed­lock also was cor­rob­o­rat­ed by Nan­sook Hong, one of Moon’s daugh­ters-in-law who broke with the so-called True Fam­i­ly in 1995 over abuse she suf­fered at the hands of Moon’

s eldest son, Hyo Jin Moon, dur­ing their 14-year mar­riage. Nan­sook Hong report­ed in her 1998 book, In the Shad­ow of the Moons, that fam­i­ly mem­bers, includ­ing Moon him­self, acknowl­edged that he had ‘prov­i­den­tial’ sex with women in his role as the Mes­si­ah. Nan­sook Hong said she learned about Moon’s sex­u­al affairs when her hus­band, Hyo Jin, began jus­ti­fy­ing his affairs As man­dat­ed by God, as his father claimed his affairs were.” (Ibid.; pp. 78–79.)

8. “ ‘I went direct­ly to Mrs. Moon with Hyo Jin’s claims,’ Nan­sook Hong wrote. ‘She was both furi­ous and tear­ful. She had hoped that such pain would end with her, that it would not be passed on to the next gen­er­a­tion, she told me. No one knows the pain of a stray­ing hus­band like True Moth­er, she assured me. I was stunned. We had all heard rumors for years about Sun Myung Moon’s affairs and the chil­dren he sired out of wed­lock, but here was True Moth­er, con­firm­ing the truth of these sto­ries. I told her that Hyo Jin said his sleep­ing around was ‘prov­i­den­tial’ and inspired by God, just as Father’s affairs were. ‘No, Father is the Mes­si­ah, not Hyo Jin. What Father did was in God’s plan.’ Lat­er, in a dis­cus­sion about the extra­mar­i­tal sex, Moon him­self told Nan­sook Hong that ‘what hap­pened in his past was ‘prov­i­den­tial’ she wrote.” (Ibid.; p. 79.)

9. “As for the sex­u­al purifi­ca­tion rit­u­als, Nan­sook Hong said the rumors had fol­lowed the church for decades, despite the offi­cial denials. ‘In the ear­ly days of the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church, mem­bers met in a small house with two rooms,’ Nan­sook Hong wrote. ‘It was known as the House of the Three Doors. It was rumored that at the first door one was made to take off one’s jack­et, at the sec­ond door one’s out­er cloth­ing, and at the third one’s under­gar­ments in prepa­ra­tion for sex.’ As for Chung Hwa Pak’s Tragedy of the Six Marys, Nan­sook Hong said Moon suc­ceed­ed in per­suad­ing his old asso­ciate to rejoin the church and then got him to dis­avow the mem­oirs, ‘I’ve always won­dered what the price was of that retrac­tion,’ Nan­sook Hong wrote.” (Idem.)

10. Moon’s for­mer daugh­ter-in-law, Nan­sook Hong, was hor­ri­bly abused by Moon’s son. Her sto­ry reveals not only the utter deprav­i­ty of life with­in the inner sanc­tum of the Moon orga­ni­za­tion, but also sheds light on the vast sums of mon­ey that per­vade the Moon orga­ni­za­tion. The source of those vast sums of mon­ey is one of the great mys­ter­ies sur­round­ing the out­fit. “ ‘From very ear­ly in our mar­riage, Hyo Jin has abused drugs and alco­hol and is an addict as a result,’ Nan­sook wrote in the affi­davit. ‘He has a rit­u­al of secret­ing him­self in the mas­ter bed­room, some­times for hours, some­times for days, drink­ing alco­hol, using cocaine and watch­ing porno­graph­ic films. . . . When he emerges he is more angry and more volatile.’ Nan­sook described a pat­tern of abuse which includ­ed Hyo Jin beat­ing her in 1994 when she dis­rupt­ed one of his cocaine par­ties. ‘He punched me in the nose and blood came rush­ing out,’ Nan­sook wrote. ‘He then smeared my blood on his hand, licked his hand and said, ‘It tastes good. This is fun.’’ At the time, she was sev­en months preg­nant.” (Ibid.; p. 278.)

11. “On anoth­er occa­sion, Nan­sook said he forced her to stand naked in front of him for hours because ‘I need­ed to be humil­i­at­ed.’ Mean­while, Nan­sook com­plained that her in-laws did lit­tle to con­front Hyo Jin. ‘Although Hyo Jin’s fam­i­ly knew of his addic­tions and his abuse of me and the chil­dren, I received very lit­tle emo­tion­al or phys­i­cal sup­port from them,’ Nan­sook wrote. ‘I was con­stant­ly at the mer­cy of Hyo Jin’s errat­ic and cru­el behav­ior.’” (Idem.)

12. “To finance his per­son­al and busi­ness activ­i­ties, Hyo Jin received hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars in unac­count­ed cash, Nan­sook said. ‘On one occa­sion, I saw Hyo Jin bring home a box about 24 inch­es wide, 12 inch­es tall and six inch­es deep,’ she wrote in her affi­davit. ‘ He stat­ed that he had received it from his father. He opened it. . . . It was filled with $100 bills stacked in bunch­es of $10,000 each for a total of $1 mil­lion in cash! He took this mon­ey and gave $600,000 to the Man­hat­tan Cen­ter, a church record­ing stu­dio that he osten­si­bly runs. He kept the remain­ing $400,000 for him­self. . . . With­in six months he had spent it all on him­self, buy­ing cocaine and alco­hol, enter­tain­ing his friends every night and giv­ing expen­sive gifts to oth­er women.’” (Idem.)

13. “Anoth­er time, a Fil­ipino church mem­ber gave Hyo Jin $270,000 in cash, accord­ing to Nan­sook. She added that Hyo Jin also ordered the Man­hat­tan Cen­ter to cov­er his cred­it-card bills, which often exceed­ed $5,000 a month and that he instruct­ed employ­ees to buy drugs for him with the company’s mon­ey.” (Idem.)

14. “After flee­ing with the chil­dren, Nan­sook said she feared that Hyo Jin would ‘hunt me down and kill me.’ To pro­tect her, Asso­ciate Jus­tice Edward M. Gins­burg barred Hyo Jin from approach­ing Nan­sook and the chil­dren. Tak­ing into account Hyo Jin’s jet-set lifestyle, Gins­burg also ordered Hyo Jin to pay $8,500 a month in sup­port pay­ments and $65,000 for Nansook’s legal fees. Gins­burg ruled that Hyo Jin ‘had access to cash in any amount request­ed on demand’ from ‘com­min­gled’ church and per­son­al mon­ey. Gins­burg not­ed, too, that Hyo Jin received $84,000 a year from a fam­i­ly trust and earned a reg­u­lar salary from the Man­hat­tan Cen­ter.” (Ibid.; pp. 278–279.)

15. “On July 17, 1996, when Hyo Jin failed to pay Nansook’s legal fees, he was held in con­tempt of court and jailed in Mass­a­chu­setts. To free Hyo Jin, the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church’s vaunt­ed legal team sprang into action. The lawyers devel­oped a strat­e­gy that por­trayed Hyo Jin as a man of no means. They filed a bank­rupt­cy peti­tion on his behalf in fed­er­al court in Westch­ester Coun­ty, New York. As part of those fil­ings, Hyo Jin’s lawyers sub­mit­ted evi­dence that on August 5, 1996, three weeks after his jail­ing, Hyo Jin was sev­ered from the Swiss-based True Fam­i­ly Trust. The lawyers also sub­mit­ted a doc­u­ment show­ing that as of August 9, Hyo Jin had lost his $60,000-a-year job at Man­hat­tan Cen­ter Stu­dios ‘due to cer­tain med­ical prob­lems.’” (Ibid.; p. 279.)

16. “Nansook’s lawyers denounced the bank­rupt­cy maneu­ver as a devi­ous scheme to spare Hyo Jin from his finan­cial oblig­a­tions. To cor­rob­o­rate Nansook’s state­ments about Hyo Jin’s access to near­ly unlim­it­ed mon­ey, her lawyers secured tes­ti­mo­ny from a for­mer Man­hat­tan Cen­ter offi­cial and Uni­fi­ca­tion Church mem­ber, Made­lene Pre­to­ri­ous. At a court hear­ing, Moon returned from a trip to Korea ‘with $600,000 in cash which he had received from his father. . . Myself along with three or four oth­er mem­bers that worked at Man­hat­tan Cen­ter saw the cash in bags, shop­ping bags.’” (Idem.)

17. “On anoth­er occa­sion, Hyo Jin’s par­ents gave him $20,000 to buy a boat, Pre­to­ri­ous recalled. There was a time, too, when Hyo Jin dipped into Man­hat­tan Cen­ter funds to give $30,000 in cash to one of his sis­ters. The cen­ter also gave Hyo Jin cash sev­er­al times a week to cov­er per­son­al expens­es, rang­ing from bar tabs to a Jaguar auto­mo­bile, Pre­to­ri­ous said.” (Idem.)

18. “But Hyo Jin Moon won the legal round any­way. A judge ruled that the fed­er­al bank­rupt­cy claim, no mat­ter how dubi­ous, over­rode the Mass­a­chu­setts con­tempt find­ing. Hyo Jin was released from jail. After that, the Moon fam­i­ly stepped up nego­ti­a­tions with Nan­sook to pre­vent more embar­rass­ing dis­clo­sures.” (Idem.)

19. “As those legal bat­tles were play­ing out, I met with Pre­to­ri­ous at a sub­ur­ban Boston restau­rant. A law school grad­u­ate from South Africa, the 34-year-old full-faced brunette said she was recruit­ed by the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church through the stu­dent front group CARP in San Fran­cis­co in 1986–1987.” (Idem.)

20. Made­lene Pre­to­ri­ous dis­cussed some of the mech­a­nisms by which the Moon orga­ni­za­tion was able to laun­der vast sums of mon­ey. Note that The Wash­ing­ton Times was one of the prin­ci­pal vehi­cles in this com­plex scheme. “In 1992, Pre­to­ri­ous went to work at the Man­hat­tan Cen­ter and grew con­cerned about the way cash, brought to the Unit­ed States by Asian mem­bers, would cir­cu­late through the Moon busi­ness empire as a way to laun­der it. The mon­ey would then go to sup­port the Moon family’s lav­ish life style or be divert­ed to oth­er church projects. At the cen­ter of the finan­cial oper­a­tion, Pre­to­ri­ous said, was One-Up Cor­po­ra­tion, a Delaware-reg­is­tered hold­ing com­pa­ny that owned Man­hat­tan Cen­ter and oth­er Moon enter­pris­es includ­ing New World Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, the par­ent com­pa­ny of The Wash­ing­ton Times.” (Ibid.; pp. 279–280.)

21. “ ‘Once that cash is at the Man­hat­tan Cen­ter, it has to be account­ed for,’ Pre­to­ri­ous said. ‘The way that’s done is to laun­der the cash. Man­hat­tan Cen­ter gives cash to a busi­ness called Hap­py World which owns restau­rants. . . . .Hap­py World needs to pay ille­gal aliens . . . .Hap­py World pays some back to the Man­hat­tan Cen­ter for ‘ser­vices ren­dered.’ The rest goes to One-Up and then comes back to Man­hat­tan Cen­ter for ‘ser­vices ren­dered.’ . . .” (Ibid.; 280.)

22. Moon’s finan­cial appa­ra­tus involved the ille­gal impor­ta­tion of vast sums of cash. “ . . . In Nan­sook Moon’s 1998 mem­oirs, In the Shad­ow of the Moons, Moon’s ex-daughter-in-law—writing under her maid­en name Nan­sook Hong—alleged that Moon’s orga­ni­za­tion had engaged in a long-run­ning con­spir­a­cy to smug­gle cash into the Unites States and to deceive U.S. Cus­toms agents.” (Ibid.; p. 281.)

23. “ ‘The Uni­fi­ca­tion Church was a cash oper­a­tion,’ Nan­sook Hong wrote. ‘I watched Japan­ese church lead­ers arrive at reg­u­lar inter­vals at East Gar­den [the Moon com­pound north of New York City] with paper bags full of mon­ey, which the Rev­erend Moon would either pock­et or dis­trib­ute to the heads of var­i­ous church-owned busi­ness enter­pris­es at his break­fast table.” (Idem.)

24. “ ‘The Japan­ese had no trou­ble bring­ing the cash into the Unit­ed States; they would tell Cus­toms agents that they were in Amer­i­ca to gam­ble at Atlantic City. In addi­tion, many busi­ness­es run by the church were cash oper­a­tions, includ­ing sev­er­al Japan­ese restau­rants in New York City. I saw deliv­er­ies of cash from church head­quar­ters that went direct­ly into the wall safe in Mrs. Moon’s clos­et.’” (Ibid.; pp. 281–282.)

25. “Mrs. Moon pressed her daugh­ter-in-law into one cash-smug­gling inci­dent after a trip to Japan in 1992, Nan­sook Hong wrote. Mrs. Moon had received ‘stacks of mon­ey’ and divvied it up among her entourage for the return trip through Seat­tle, Nan­sook Hong wrote. ‘I was giv­en $20,000 in two packs of crisp new bills,’ she recalled. ‘I had them beneath the tray in my make­up case. . . . I knew that smug­gling was ille­gal, but I believed the fol­low­ers of Sun Myung Moon answered to high­er laws.’” (Ibid.; p. 282.)

26. “U. S. cur­ren­cy laws require that cash amounts above $10,000 be declared at Cus­toms when the mon­ey enters or leaves the coun­try. It is also ille­gal to con­spire with couri­ers to bring in less­er amounts when the total exceeds the $10,000 fig­ure, a process called ‘smurf­ing.’ In the Shad­ow of the Moons raised anew the ques­tion of whether Moon’s mon­ey laundering—from mys­te­ri­ous sources in both Asia and South America—has made him a con­duit for illic­it for­eign mon­ey influ­enc­ing the U.S. gov­ern­ment and Amer­i­can pol­i­tics. . . .” (Idem.)

27. Even­tu­al­ly, the Moon organization’s “fun­ny mon­ey” pre­cip­i­tat­ed an inves­ti­ga­tion by the staff of Con­gress­man Don­ald Fraser—the probe that became known as “Kore­a­gate”. Note that the spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor cho­sen to lead this inves­ti­ga­tion was Leon Jawors­ki, who was on the board of direc­tors of the MD Ander­son Fund (a CIA domes­tic fund­ing con­duit). Jawors­ki had also been a War­ren Com­mis­sion coun­sel (present at the inter­ro­ga­tion of Jack Ruby, dis­cussed in FTR#108), in addi­tion to his role as Water­gate Spe­cial Pros­e­cu­tor. (For more about Jawors­ki, see—among oth­er programs—G3, avail­able from Spit­fire, and Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M31, also avail­able from Spit­fire.) “But the South Kore­an scheme back­fired in the late 1970’s, with the explo­sion of the ‘Kore­a­gate’ scan­dal. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Don­ald Fras­er, a Demo­c­rat from Min­neso­ta, led a con­gres­sion­al probe which tracked Tong­sun Park’s influ­ence-buy­ing cam­paign and exposed the KCIA links to the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church. The ‘Kore­a­gate’ inves­ti­ga­tion revealed a sophis­ti­cat­ed intel­li­gence project run out of Seoul, using the urbane Park and the mys­ti­cal Moon to cul­ti­vate U.S. politi­cians as influ­en­tial friends of South Korea—and to under­mine politi­cians who were viewed as ene­mies.” (Ibid.; p. 84.)

28. “The ‘Kore­a­gate’ inves­ti­ga­tion traced the church’s chief sources of mon­ey to bank accounts in Japan, but could fol­low the cash no fur­ther. In the years since, the sources of Moon’s mon­ey have remained cloaked in secre­cy.” (Idem.)

29. “When I inquired about the vast for­tune that the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church has poured into its Amer­i­can oper­a­tions, the church’s chief spokesman refused to divulge dol­lar amounts for any of Moon’s activ­i­ties. ‘Each year the church retains an inde­pen­dent account­ing firm to do a nation­al audit and pro­duce an annu­al finan­cial state­ment,’ wrote the church’s legal rep­re­sen­ta­tive Peter D. Ross. ‘While this state­ment is used in rou­tine finan­cial trans­ac­tions by the church, [it] is not my pol­i­cy to make it oth­er­wise avail­able.’ Ross also refused to pass on inter­view requests to Moon and oth­er church lead­ers.” (Idem.)

30. Nonethe­less, the inves­ti­ga­tion of Moon was, ulti­mate­ly, unsuc­cess­ful and Con­gress­man Fraser’s polit­i­cal career was destroyed. As dis­cussed in RFA#7—avail­able from Spitfire—Fraser’s aide Robert Boettch­er (author of Gifts of Deceit about the Moon orga­ni­za­tion) sub­se­quent­ly jumped, fell or was pushed off a roof in New York City. “In 1978, Fras­er got a taste of the neg­a­tive side of Moon’s pro­pa­gan­da clout as the South Kore­an reli­gious leader’s new U.S. con­ser­v­a­tive allies mount­ed a strong defense against the ‘Kore­a­gate’ alle­ga­tions. In pro-Moon pub­li­ca­tions, Fras­er and his staff were pil­lo­ried as left­ists. Anti-Moon wit­ness­es were assailed as unsta­ble liars. Minor book­keep­ing prob­lems inside the inves­ti­ga­tion, such as Fraser’s salary advances to some staff mem­bers, were seized upon to jus­ti­fy demands for an ethics probe of the con­gress­man. . . . Moon weath­ered the Kore­a­gate polit­i­cal storm. Fac­ing ques­tions about his patri­o­tism, Fras­er lost a Sen­ate bid in 1978 and left Con­gress.” (Ibid.; pp. 84–85.)

31. Among the more remark­able aspects of Moon’s ascen­sion in the Repub­li­can hier­ar­chy is the fact that he is stri­dent­ly anti-Amer­i­can. “ . . . Yet, Moon also made clear that his longer-range goal was destroy­ing the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion and America’s demo­c­ra­t­ic form of gov­ern­ment. ‘His­to­ry will make the posi­tion of Rev­erend Moon clear, and his ene­mies, the Amer­i­can pop­u­la­tion and Gov­ern­ment will bow down to him,’ Moon said, speak­ing of him­self in the third per­son. ‘That is Father’s tac­tic, the nat­ur­al sub­ju­ga­tion of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment and pop­u­la­tion.’” (Ibid.; p. 239.)

32. More about Moon’s anti-Amer­i­can­ism: “ ‘Rev­erend Moon looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Amer­i­ca is Satan­ic. Amer­i­ca is so satan­ic that even ham­burg­ers should be con­sid­ered evil, because they come from Amer­i­ca’, Stacey said.” (Ibid.; p.


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