04-22-2003, 12:31 PM
Lay'd then Moon'd
George W. Bush has raised some eyebrows by nominating a former V.I.P. from
the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church to a top government position. *
* * * *FOR HIS NEW Deputy of U. S. Trade, Bush has selected Josette
Shiner, a longtime member of the Unification Church, whose members are
sometimes derisively called “The Moonies.” Shiner was also the managing
editor for Moon’s Washington Times newspaper.
* * * *In December, Bush gave another longtime Moon follower a plum
appointment. He named David Caprara to head AmeriCorps at VISTA, leading
some to question whether Bush is paying back the reverend for his generosity
to the Bush family.
If appointed, Shiner will have tremendous influence over trade in Africa
and Asia, including, of course, Moon’s homeland of Korea.
Not like we were warned before the election...
Bush and the Moonies
Another issues that worries me about the Bush family is his connections to the "Moonies". Most people don't know it but Sun Myung Moon is not some small time eastern brainwasher with a few thousand hippie followers. Moon is worth billions and has spent billions in America influencing elections and the news media. Most people don't know it but the Moonies own the Washington Times. Moon founded the Washington Times in the early 1980s and has spent over 2 billion dollars subsidizing it. Moon claims that through the Washington Times that he has greatly influenced America. Moon takes credit for SDI or Star Wars and he takes credit for getting George Bush elected president in 1988.
President Bush has been on Reverend Moon's payroll ever since he left office, if not before. Bush has been the keynote speaker at several Moon mass weddings. In The Unification Church members get married when the church tells you to. The couples meet for the first time on their wedding day.
On November 25th 1996 the South Korean evangelist Sun Myung Moon launched a new Spanish-language newspaper for the whole of Latin America with the backing of guest George Bush who praised Moon. The former U.S. president, guest speaker at a banquet to launch Moon's new publication "Tiempos del Mundo" (Times of the World). Bush then travelled with Moon to neighboring Uruguay to help him inaugurate a seminary in the capital Montevideo to train 4,200 young Japanese women to spread the word of his Church of Unification across Latin America.
President Bush has become the paid mouthpiece of the cult leader, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, accepting huge sums of money to speak at Moonie mass weddings.
Bush praised the Moonies saying, "I want to salute Reverend Moon who is the founder of the Washington Times and of the new paper here," said Bush, who was reported by the Washington Post to have been paid $100,000 for his Buenos Aires appearance. "A lot of my friends in South America don't know about the Washington Times but it is an independent voice," said Bush. "The editors of the Washington Times tell me that never once has the man with the vision interfered with the running of the paper, a paper that in my view brings sanity to Washington DC."
"I am convinced that Tiempos del Mundo is going to do the same thing," said Bush, who managed to avoid being photographed with the 76-year-old South Korean evangelist during his whole stay in Buenos Aires.
But Bush's claim of journalistic independence at The Washington Times was false. Since the paper's inception in 1982, editors and reporters have resigned in protest of editorial interference by Moon's lieutenants. The first editor, James Whelan, resigned in 1984 confessing to "blood on my hands" for giving Moon legitimacy.
Bush has sold out to this cult leader and is using the prestige of the Presidency of the United States of America to help enslave thousands of people into Moon's cult consciousness, for a mere $100,000. Since President Bush has taken in mass quantities of Moonie money, (a source close to Moon put the total as high as $10 million) it makes me wonder how much Moonie money is being funnel led into W's campaign. Is George W. Bush being funded by the Moonies? It would surprise me if he wasn't. What I want to know is, will Son of Bush embrace the Moonies like his dad did? I want someone to ask that question.