Way Of Unification (Part 2)
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Section 3. The International Foundation For North-South Unification (Part 1)
For the people of Korea, the unification of our homeland remains an ineluctable task. Unification is equally imperative for all Koreans, both North and South.
The fact that North and South became divided against each other is not solely the responsibility of the citizens of the Republic of Korea. The division came about as a result of actions by the world's great powers, in a process that made no consideration for the will of the citizens of the Republic of Korea. For this reason, the unification of North and South cannot be accomplished solely through the efforts of the citizens of the Republic of Korea. It is necessary that we open the way for the world's great powers to cooperate in this effort.
North Korea may say that it will bring about unification by liberating the South, but this form of unification cannot be sustainable for the long-term. By the same token, South Korea may say that it will liberate the North by means of its national strength, but this also will not lead to a sustainable form of unification. As far as the issue of North-South unification is concerned, a vision for a unified Korea that is durable over the long-term is possible only if the way to unification is paved within the context of a mutual understanding among the great powers. This also coincides with the vantage point of providential history.
Also, it is clear from the history of Korea that unification through the use of military force by either the North or the South would be difficult. Furthermore, it is the sense of providential history that unification will be impossible without the involvement of the great powers. Yet, the reality today is that no one in Korea has clear knowledge of this formula for unification. I am the only one. I became aware of this formula at an early stage in the process of upholding the will of God. I then began to prepare the groundwork for it, and I have even gone on to work toward the unification of the world.
My purpose for accepting God's calling and in founding a new religious group called the Unification Church also lay in North-South unification and in the unification of the world. A unified world is not just a goal of the Unification Church. It is also the fervent hope of all humanity. It is a goal and a fervent hope that is desired not only by countries that are weak and small but also those that are large and powerful. The goal of a single unified world is the common desire of all humanity throughout the world. The problem is in determining the foundation on which the unified world will be constructed.
2. Korea Cannot Accomplish North-South Unification Alone
In the world we live in today, every individual suffers the infringement of world history on his life. No one can avoid being under the influence of world history. Taking the Republic of Korea as an example, this country cannot exist just on its own. Without question, the Republic of Korea has entered into a world historical context in which it is directly influenced by the ideological and philosophical trends of the world. Even if the country were to try and avoid such influence, it is already in the nature of the environment in which we exist. Thus, you must realize that this is not an age in which the Republic of Korea can simply go its own course. Wherever the Republic of Korea goes, there will always be the problem of Asia. Wherever Asia tries to go, there will always be the problem of the world. Wherever the world tries to go, it won't be just this physical world.
If we are to defeat the Communist Party in Korea, we cannot simply use a unitary strategy. The Communist Party is a dictatorship centering on a systematized ideology that possesses an international organization. It would be impossible for us to defeat this ideology by means of one country acting alone. Victory will be impossible unless there can be a worldwide strategy in which the different peoples of the world are brought together to stage an offensive as a unified front.
Even if Korea somehow were to overthrow North Korea's Kim Il Sung and unify the North and South, what would it do about the Soviet Union? And how would it handle Communist China? It would be impossible. Everyone talks about Kim Il Sung, but what would happen if Kim Il Sung were to disappear? What would the Soviet Union do, and what would Communist China do? That's the more important issue. Do you understand? No matter how you look at it, then, Korea cannot survive without an international foundation, that is, a foundation of allied countries. There's no other way to survive. (78-322)
How are we to go about forming a united front that on the Korean Peninsula will bring about North-South unification, in Asia will link Japan and China, and then will drive out the Soviet Union and Communist China?
North Korea is certainly an important issue, but we must also find a way to drive out the Soviet Union and Communist China and return Asia to our Father in Heaven. Furthermore, we should begin preparing now for finding a way to return the world to our Father in Heaven. This is the huge mission that we will eventually have to fight to accomplish. (27-354)
The issue of North-South Unification cannot be resolved without involving the world. No one can do it. It doesn't matter how much they harangue. Why must we do this centering on a particular ideological system? That's the way it is from the viewpoint of the history of God's providence, as well as from the Principle of the Unification Church. (166-270)
Until now, I have accomplished all that was my responsibility. Whether in terms of the spiritual or the physical, or in terms of my responsibilities to the Korean nation, the Unification Church and to God, I have completed all my responsibility. I have completed my responsibility for Korea. If there is still one task remaining, it would be that the initial point has not been established that makes North-South unification possible, but this cannot be done by Korea alone. It is a problem for which the world must take joint responsibility. It is something that will become possible as I work from now on a worldwide level. It cannot be done without that. (79-138)
Where will North-South unification be accomplished? Even in my dreams I never think that the Republic of Korea can accomplish North-South unification just on its own. It cannot be done without working through allies around the world. (October 28, 1979)
We must bring resolution to three nations. Korea itself would not be enough. In Asia, we must connect Korea, Japan and China. In the world, we must go as far as to connect Germany, centering on the United States. Because of feelings of animosity, we have a long way to go. You must absolutely be aware, however, that we must not be content with the situation as it currently exists. (49-234)
For the Republic of Korea to be liberated -- that is, unified -- it won't be enough that only North and South Korea are involved. It will be impossible to accomplish this without involving the countries of the world, without bringing together the power of the democratic world, so we must prepare for this. In order to this, the issue is how we are going to digest Japan and the United States. You should understand that the mission of the Unification Church involves digesting these countries. (85-341)
Since South Korea cannot unify North and South Korea by itself, I have carried on my work around the world. I have influenced Japan, influenced the United States, and created a system that is capable of defending against Communism. I have created a practical, living foundation that the world can acknowledge in fact as well as in name. If this country becomes a people that cannot cooperate with me in spite of all this, then it will degenerate. (162-305)
More than Kim Il Sung himself, the issue is the foundation of Kim It Sung by which he is connected to the background plans of international Communism. In order to destroy this foundation, Korea needs to have a foundation by which it can deal with the Soviet Union and China. Without that, North-South unification will be impossible. That is the way that I see it. That is why I have been carrying on a movement to eliminate the Japan Communist Party. You may not be aware of this, but I have been carrying on a desperate struggle for 13 years. (April 26, 1981)
In view of the international situation, Korea's geopolitical position makes it indispensable to China, the Soviet Union, Japan and the United States. Everyone needs the Korean Peninsula. Each country wants to devour it. Also, God needs Korea. Will God be defeated by the others in this competition?
Satanic forces try to control by means of brute force, but that's not the case with me. I say let's feed them, give them clothing and do everything for them. Then, we can be unified. (166-258)
I will make everything public. If China itself just follows my words, then they will be able to develop rapidly through the 30 year-history of modern civilization. When China realizes this, it will have no choice. From a providential standpoint, North Korea is in the Adam position, China is in the Eve position and the Soviet Union is in the Archangel position. So, when events happen as I have described, it will signify the Archangel's loss of Eve. Eve is China, and when I bring China to our side then there will be a landing point in Asia.
Japan is the Eve country for the purpose of restoration, but Satan has control over the landing point. Thus, we can defeat Kim Il Sung without fighting by laying the foundation that I have described. (January 21,1986)
3. Develop Leadership Ability
No matter how it may try, the Republic of Korea will not be able to liberate itself. It's necessary to move America. Do you understand? It's necessary to move the free world. Striking Kim Il Sung is not something that Korea can do on its own. It can't be done without assistance from Japan and the United States.
So then, who is going to do this? This is something that the incumbent President of Korea cannot do. In that sense, I am a necessary person. The citizens of the Republic of Korea will have to rely on my help. I don't know if I have such ability or not, but up until now I have relied on heaven in order to accomplish things that were humanly impossible. So, I think that it is well within the realm of possibility that I can do this. (October 26, 1979)
We are moving beyond the level where Koreans themselves can solve the problems of Korea. Does that mean, then, that another country, one that is a major power in the world, will come forward and resolve the issues that Koreans are not able to resolve for ourselves? No, it doesn't. Why? America, which represented the democratic world and was taking responsibility for the world, is now retreating, so now there is no country to take on such a role. There may be powerful countries that would like to swallow Korea, grab Korea, at the first chance they get, but there is no country that will truly work for the benefit of Korea and help Korea. You must understand that Korea's situation today is such that this is the only conclusion that we can reach.
In that case, if this our situation, then where can we find a point of resolution? The question is how are we to become a people who are self-reliant. How are we to form a people who can unify North and South? Koreans, who are in the relatively weaker position in the balance of power, have been divided between North and South. So, the issue is how are we to unite the people so as to elevate the country's self-reliance and break out of the current situation. You should know that unless we and open a path whereby we can develop such self-reliance and influence, Korea's future will only become more tragic. (63-270)
4. Procuring A Foundation For Unification In Japan
1) The Position of Japan as the Eve Country
The problem is not North Korea's Kim Il Sung, but Communist China and Japan. Japan is in a dangerous position that is similar to that of Eve at the time that she committed the fall. That is why I did the reorganization of the regions in Japan myself. That is my strategy for establishing Japan within a certain restored realm.
If we can just get Japan, there will be no problem. Communist China is a country that is in a position similar to the Archangel. China possesses an ancient Asian civilization, and this is an archangelic civilization. After World War II, Japan received the sympathy of its former enemies, and was able to develop rapidly. It has reached the level now that it prides itself as being the second richest country in the world. If you look at the internal aspect, Japan today is in the position of a bride who is trying to make herself look as attractive as possible. (30,243)
If we say that Japan is the Eve country, then Eve is attached to Adam. When a bride becomes a member of her husband's family, she cannot take with her all the rules and customs of her birth family. As a member of her husband's family, she must inherit the family atmosphere of the new family beginning with the day of her arrival. This is the nature of the Japanese people. That is why the Japanese are the best in the world when it comes to copying others. (laughter) 'When you consider this, even if you are in Japan you should not think that you are in Japan.
Your thinking should always be for the sake of Korea. Eve must always be thinking of her husband, even when she is visiting her parents' home. Otherwise, her husband will kick her out. She would become a wife who has been thrown out. You should keep that in mind, and become one in order to accomplish the goal. (40-134)
The time will come in Asia when Japan will have no choice except to stand in a leadership position. Because Eve committed the fall, the feminine-type country of Japan must take responsibility for this. In the last days, Japan will have to take responsibility within the context of our unified front. It will have to give its full effort. The situation will be so urgent that they will have to work in the position of giving everything they have. They will have to follow quickly. (28-242)
The time is coming when the world will have to clash centering on three countries -- the Adam country, Eve country and Archangel country.
Then, where will be the center of this clash? The three men on Satan's side clash with each other centering on Jesus, but on what has Jesus been centered? His center has not been the struggle with people who are on the side of Satan. Instead, he has come to search for Eve. That's the way it has been. Do you understand? So, there is a clash of three people centering on Eve, that is, three archetypes on the side of Satan. Also, on the side of Heaven, three archetypes clash centering on one feminine country. In the context of the current world situation, this feminine country is Japan. Do you understand? It's Japan.
North Korea is also trying various tactics in order to place the Japan platform within its grasp. Communist China covets the Japanese platform. Isn't that right? Also, the Soviet Union covets the Japanese platform.
Why did the world situation have to become this way? If you took at the Principle of the Unification Church, the reason is that there must be a historical apocalyptic period in which there is a final worldwide altar that brings the world into unity with God's will. And yet . . . the Eve country, Japan is the Eve country. What happens to the Eve country? The three on the Satan's side will hang on to it. Why? It is because this is in the object position to Jesus. Thus, Eve is in the position where she has to decide between Jesus and Satan, that is, between life and death. She has to decide whose wife she is going to become.
So Jesus and the Unification Church in South Korea are now preparing to take a wife. Isn't that right? And America is also trying to support this. For a time, America was in control of Japan but now has let it go. This is so that Japan can go to its real husband. Do you understand? What is happening with Korea now? Until recently, Korea was within America's administrative realm -- that is, within America's protective realm -- but now it is in a position where it must place its trust in Japan. This means that Korea must stand in the position where the husband and wife can meet. The time has come when Korea can breakout of the Archangel's control, lay claim to its original authority, and begin to act like a husband. (60-180)
Normally, it would have been very difficult for Japan to recover from being a defeated nation in the Second World War. How, then, has Japan been able to develop so quickly during the past 20 years? It was because of the Korean War. It was a result of Japan's being linked to Korea. That is how it has now become a world-level power. If Japan, in the position of the Eve country, were to give aid to Korea -- if Japan were to aid Korea in a manner consistent with the course that Korea must take from here-then the restoration of North and South would come about in a natural way. (40-120)
Japan has been able to develop until now, because it has inherited Korea's development and been blessed. What kind of blessing did it receive? It has been blessed in an external sense, not the internal. The meaning of external blessing is that it is a material blessing. That is why Japan has been able to accomplish a rapid development over the past 20 years such as has never been seen before in history. That is how Japan has become such a strong and wealthy country.
The Unification Church needs to influence Japan. If Koreans hear me say this, they may feel good about it. Japanese people, however, may react negatively. But there's nothing that can be done about that. No matter what the Japanese may say about this, it cannot be changed. You know the "geta" that Japanese walk around in, don't you? Geta are worn by placing a strap between the big toe and the toe next to it. This signifies the division between the father and mother. (laughter) When the foot is taken out of the geta, then the two can come together. So, who is going to make them take off their geta? I am the only one who can do that.
There is a reason that Japan is the Eve country. Japanese names are generally composed of four Chinese characters, and women often have names that end in the Chinese character for child, which is pronounced 'ko' in Japanese. They don't have any names for women that end with the character for woman. Why do they use the character that signifies a male child in names for women? It's because women long to be with a man. (laughter) It's not something to laugh about. So, the Japanese use the Chinese character signifying male child in names for women. Probably about two thirds of all Japanese women have names that end with this character. That is what they long for. Also, many Japanese men have names that include the character 'to.' The names are something 'to.' Really, a lot of them. That's because men are in the position of the Archangel, and are waiting in anticipation of the bridegroom. Aren't men the Archangel type? That is fact.
The Lord who comes as the bridegroom brings blessings from Heaven. He brings blessing, but what kind of blessing is this? He brings heavenly fortune. He does not bring money. Those who are looking for a man who will bring them money will decline. You have to be hoping for man who will bring heavenly fortune. Money already exists on the Earth. Isn't that right? Money already exists, so money is not what we need. We already have money to live on, so we want a man who is well-bred and remarkable. Isn't that right? That is the position Japan is in.
For this reason, Japan must accept the Unification Church. The Unification Church represents the holy bridegroom. Young Japanese women will be enthralled with the young Korean men of the Unification Church. I recently blessed three Korean-Japanese couples for the reason that I need to connect Korea and Japan. A four-position foundation has to be formed centering on my family, so I blessed three couples with the meaning to have them stand in that place.
That is why Japan will decline unless it helps Korea. Wait and see. If Japan just hangs on to Korea and helps it, there will be nothing to worry about. It won't matter even if America decides not to help Japan. If that happens, then an economic foundation of a new level will begin to develop in a new direction. If Japan refuses to help Korea, it will only be slowly tightening the rope around its own feet. (38-120)
2) Japan is Indispensable to Korea
If Japan were to become a Communist country, Korea would be like a mouse in the sight of a poisonous snake. That is why I have been working in secret for the last ten years in order to avoid such a national crisis. I am in the position of taking responsibility so that the entire Japanese political establishment can take an anti-communist line; similar to the way it is in Korea. The Japanese government has opposed the policy taken by Korea, but from now on they will have to follow Korea. When there can be a foundation on which to restore Japan completely to the side of Heaven centering on Korea as the Adam-type country, then the whole world can change direction. (23-292)
Communist China and the Soviet Union have their eyes on Japan. What would happen to Korea if Japan were to take a leftist direction? What can a mouse do, once it is in the sights of a poisonous snake? It would also have to become a leftist country. I am helping Japan, so that it can go in a right-wing direction. In Japan, the Communist Party has made it so politicians cannot adopt an anti-communist coloring. (23-138)
Besides Kim Il Sung, Korea is surrounded by the Soviet Union and Communist China. That is why Korea needs Japan. Ten years ago, I had one of our missionaries go to Japan on a boat carrying illegal immigrants. I sent him in order to begin the process of establishing a foundation. It's a miracle that this foundation could be established in a period of one year and seven months. (27-266)
No one in the Korean government realizes this. I said then: "Just wait ten years. Right now, people may think that this kind of illegal action is not suitable for the citizen of a country that respects the rule of law. In the future, though, this action will bring freedom to Asia. I had to do this in preparation for that time. It doesn't matter if today people accuse me of being a traitor to the nation. Someday, history will give testimony to the fact that my convictions and actions are just." Based on this thinking, I acted decisively. It was a time when Unification Church members were almost starving.
If Korea ignores Japan it will decline. Korea should hang on to Japan. It should pursue policies that place the two countries in a common fate so that they will always be together. (68-161)
If Korea is to survive, it must carry Japan on its back. International power relations in Asia will be determined by which country establishes an alliance with Japan. That is why Communist China and the Soviet Union are competing with each other over Japan. They aren't even thinking about Korea now. They think that they can take care of Korea any time they want. Kim Il Sung is going back and forth between the two and playing them off against each other. (April 26, 1981)
The Republic of Korea has to hang on to Japan. Otherwise, there will be no way to survive. Korea can't go with China. It can't go with the Soviet Union. Korea has to go with Japan. On the foundation of Japan, it has to hang on to the United States. When Korea is no longer able to hang on to these two countries, it will lose its way in the world. I have already planned for this 15 years ago.
A certain man named Moon did these things even though people cursed him at the time. Even as he was being cursed, he worked to save Asia and to save the Republic of Korea. Is he, then, a traitor to the country and a traitor to the Church? When the situation with Japan is resolved, then we will be able to shut out Communism worldwide centering on the American continent, on the Senators in the government and opposition parties in the United States and on by bringing together all the forces around the United States. (85-256)
3) Victory Over Communism
There is one other area where I feet I must establish a foundation in Korea. As I've said already, when you look at Korea's geopolitical position, there is no way that Korea can survive on its own. Korea has to surpass Japan so that it can lead Japan. That is, it has to have the ability to influence Japan. Otherwise, Korea will have no way to survive in its current location where it is wedged in between many powerful countries.
What should Korea do next? It has to surpass the United States and develop the ability to lead America. Then, it should direct the United States and strengthen the bond between the two countries. In my view, there is no other way for Korea to survive in this world.
Yet, what is the situation of our country today? All you have to do is took at the economy. What would happen if our relations with United States or Japan were to be broken? Korea is extremely sensitive to whatever happens in these two countries, and to what statements are made there regarding Korea. How long can we go on like this? We can't go like this forever.
When I toured 40 countries around the world in 1965, I reevaluated the situation of the Communist establishment. I made a firsthand assessment of the cruelty of Communism and how it was expanding around the world. I felt, then, that there was not much time left to act. I decided that first it would be necessary to begin activities for victory over communism. To this end, I sent 47 Korean VOC people to Japan on New Years Day, 1967 in an effort to establish the IFVOC. Certain ignorant people in Korea opposed this move. In particular, people in the government office directly responsible for these matters determined that if the Unification Church were allowed to expand into Japan and to establish a foundation there, it would only do things to cause embarrassment for Korea. They then did everything they could to oppose me. So, I had to found the IFVOC in March 1968, using an alternative route.
When I founded the IFVOC in Japan, I emphasized the need for carrying out victory over communism activity in Japan. No one, however, expressed support for this. They said: "Rev. Moon is in Korea, and doesn't understand the situation in Japan. That is why he is trying to conduct victory over communism activity. He doesn't realize how evil the Communist Party is, or how vicious they are in their struggle." Everyone expressed skepticism toward VOC activity in Japan.
So, I had to convince them by referring to all the historical background. I told them what kind of fate would befall Japan if they did not carry out this activity. Finally, it was possible to establish the IFVOC, and I used the time prior to April 1, 1968 for the purpose of arming them with VOC ideology to the extent that they could give lectures on this material. Next, I sent them out on to the streets. I sent them to the places where the Communist Party carries on its activities and its propaganda, so that they could fight. I sent people to Chosun University, which is connected to Chochongryun, the organization of Korean residents in Japan who follow North Korea. I said to one particularly brave woman VOC activist, "You should give VOC lectures in front of Chosun University every day for the next three and a half years." (November 1, 1980)
When I was in Gapsa right after being released from prison, I said to myself. "Japan will be the issue in the future. For the moment, Japan lies in ruins, but it will again become a problem. Therefore, we must not look on Japan as our enemy." If you look at history, the Japanese have invaded Korea on more than sixty separate occasions, but Koreans always attempted to move the hearts of the Japanese by demonstrating a superior morality. I said, then: "From the beginning, the Japanese have learned all their culture and technology from Korea, and then used that to oppose us. Some of that nature still remains in them. The best way for us to deal with this is to treat them well with love and to help them when they have been defeated. We should establish the tradition of having forgone the opportunity for revenge against them and having given them love instead."
In the sense that the Republic of Korea is a country that respects the rule of law, I broke the law of the time. I realized, however, that in 10 or 20 years there would come a time when the government of Korea would be forced to rely on the power of this organization. That has come true today. Mindan, the association of Korean residents in Japan connected to South Korea, is deeply divided and is ineffective. The association of Korean youth in Japan has been completely sold out to the Chochongryun, and has become ineffectual. The situation is terrible, so they come and say: "Please, can we have some help from the Japan IFVOC."
I gave advice that the lecturers that we took to Japan should be placed on the stage during the August 15 Liberation Day festivities as a test. I told them: "If you don't do that, you are certain to be defeated by the North." Sure enough. Within seven years, everything started to go terribly wrong. They came to where I was touring Japan, and said: "Please, please, you've got to help us." Finally, the Embassy staff and the Mindan came to a common conclusion that they would inherit the pattern established by IFVOC in order to bring order to the confused situation. So, Lecturer Choi Yong-suk became Dr. Choi, and gave daily reports at the intelligence agency. The results were very good, so they had him take a tour around the world, and made a big fuss over him.
Until now, the Chochongryun had a better education system, and it appeared that they would devour the Mindan. Now, though, the Mindan will devour the Chochongryun centering on Unification Thought. Now, the IFVOC has established an ideological system that is able to demonstrate clearly to philosophers around the world that the world is headed in an undesirable direction. Now, we are working with scholars all over Japan. In a short while now, all the scholars in Korea will have to adopt a much more humble attitude. They cannot underestimate me.
As you know already, mission work in Japan began in 1958, during the administration of the Liberal Party, which opposed normalization of relations with Japan. As the citizen of a country that respects the rule of law, I knew that it was against the law to send someone on a secret voyage to Japan. Yet, because I could foresee that this was a matter of life and death for Korea, I had to send the missionary by any means available.
On the first two attempts, the missionary was caught during the trip and sent back to Korea. On the third attempt, he was arrested and placed in Japan's Omura Detention Center. He was able to make a dramatic escape from the facility and begin his missionary work.
An important issue in the evangelical work in Japan was to find a way so that Japan would not condemn the faith and ideas of the Unification Church because of a perceived contradiction with the core of Japanese culture. At the same time, the Unification Church had to maintain its integrity and educate Japanese society in such a way that the Unification Church faith could take root in Japan. I saw this as being the only way in which Korea could survive. As an illegal immigrant, the missionary had a great deal of trouble to find a way that he could establish contact with Japanese government authorities and to find a way to link Korea, Japan and the United States.
In the international situation of the time, it was still impossible to imagine the possibility of a Soviet invasion of Japan or Soviet-Chinese border clashes. I realized, though, that China and Russia have clashed repeated through history. If the two countries were to clash along the Great Wall, then China would mobilize its population for a human sea tactic. The Soviet Union, then, would use India as a base in order to reach the Indian Ocean. For this reason, I had President Kuboki of the Japanese IFVOC gather together those pro-South Korean people within the Liberal Democratic Party who agreed with the position that defending Korea was the same as defending Japan. Now, we have increased our influence so that we can influence those who are the power behind the scenes. (November 17, 1980)
4) Communists' Strategy for Japan
The Soviet Union regards Japan as the final base for conquering Asia. This is the basic strategy for world communization, and the strategy of China is basically similar. They have been planning the strategy for the Far East based on the wider world strategy, and they will continue with this in the future.
Then what is the situation of Kim Il Sung, caught between China and the Soviet Union? He also has a high purpose and a dream he considers absolutely necessary: to stop being a puppet of China and the Soviet Union and be respected as their equal and a superpower of Asia. He sees, however, that the first step towards this goal is to establish a Communist regime in Japan. This was my personal opinion, but as we investigated the background of the Jo Chong Ryun (Korean-Japanese Communists), this intention was clearly revealed. Because of such a scheme, enormous funds have been flowing in from North Korea to Jo Chong Ryun. With support from China and the Soviet Union, North Korea has been expanding Communist activities in Japan through Jo Chong Ryun and the Japanese Communist Party. Our investigation found that they directed Jo Chong Ryun to engage in violence and destruction. This is very dangerous. The danger is not due to the violence but to the possibility that if the Japanese Communist Party takes over the hegemony, Jo Chong Ryun can come forward as the main actor because it has been playing a main role in the Communist operations and also their master, Kim Il Sung is supported by China and the Soviet Union, which are stronger than Japan.
Of course, such a situation is now gone. At that time, however, I could not sit still because I knew the intentions of North Korea. So I confronted Jo Chong Ryun with more aggressive VOC activities, bringing Jo Chong Ryun students and other Korean-Japanese students to America for VOC education. Then what will happen to Kim Il Sung's dream, who is eager to expand Communism in Japan? The foremost purpose of Communists is to overthrow Capitalism and communize the whole world. This is not only the ultimate goal of the Soviet Union and China, but also of Kim Il Sung. They eventually want to topple even America. (80.11. 1)
5) The Foundation for Unification in Japan
Although you may not know this, Japan is a country that is targeted by world communists for a communist revolution. Japan has a very mixed culture, with many different religions including Christianity. Since Japanese culture is composite in nature, when she is communized, she has no cultural foundation through which to connect to the world. So Communists can conquer Japan faster than any Western countries. In this dire situation of Communist threat, therefore, we started an ideological struggle through universities and media. We also proposed an open debate, but Communists know that they cannot match us in arguments. (65-335)
As you know, the Communists in Japan recognize that unless they overthrow the International Federation for VOC, Communist revolution is impossible in Japan. They are confessing that they are surpassed by us in activity and speed as well as in theory. In the area of philosophy, confused philosophical systems have been dominating the world, but now we are influencing the world with a clear God-centered philosophy. Our church really has vast resources of treasure. I want to point out, however, that even we ourselves do not know this. If we have a clear idea about this and fight on with a dominant philosophy in order to attain the world leadership, God will surely lead us to victory. (79-81)
These days, Japanese Communists are at a higher level in theory than Chinese or Soviet Communists. When I said that we should gather about five hundred young people and start a VOC campaign against such high-level Communists, you must have had all kinds of thoughts, even calling me insane. Without the VOC activities, however, Unification Church would not have been able to preserve its dignity. (25-328)
Every Saturday, we held seminars for politicians in Japan with different titles such as "Future of the World Centering on the Pacific" or "Military Situations." True, the prime minister has his own political advisers, and yet, their advice cannot be compared to forecasts and recommendations made by dozens of top experts in a variety of fields. In this way, we tried to guide and turn around the Japanese Government's policies. After five years, this meeting drew serious attention from prime ministers and advisers, many of whom tried to attain materials from it. In Japan, I emphasized unity to Unification Church members and Japanese people and held many seminars with the theme that Japan and Korea have a common fate. This way, I opened a way to bring in a new view of Asia and renewed the atmosphere of Japanese politics. (80.11. 1)
If Japan seeks to promote the interest of Asia rather than just its own, it will be able to avoid being labeled as an enemy and survive. Can you believe that I am thinking about ways for their survival, when they are my enemies? It is because this is a way of rescuing Korea at the same time. Although Japan is an enemy of Korea, if we can organize a Japanese volunteer army to protect Korea, then it becomes possible to organize volunteer armies of liberation all over the world. With such a consideration, I dispatched teams of German, Japanese, and American missionaries to almost every country. These three are citizens of economic superpowers, and yet they have been enemies for thirty five years. Although they have been enemies, they must become one in their mission places. If they can unite, this unity of enemies is enough to unite neighboring countries. In this way, the foundation of unification has been established along with missionary foundations. Now the remaining question is who will be the standard-bearer of world unification. (80.11.1)
It was through my own strength that I drove away Communists from Japanese politics and universities. It must be ten years ago. (166-117)
Section 3. The International Foundation For North-South Unification (Part 2)
5. The Foundation For Unification In The USA
1) America's Mission
America should consider which is more dangerous, retreating from Asia or from Europe. Europe is father away, and it has no base that is related to America. But Asia is connected to America through Alaska. This is a good foundation from which to stimulate Korea to take revenge for the thirty six years of Japanese colonial persecution. If America removes her troops from Korea, and Korea becomes communized, however, Japan will easily be communized, and then the whole Pacific Rim will be communized within five years. Alaska is not the border; something more serious will happen. From this point of view, America should understand what God wants to do with Asia and the world and educate and unify the American people. This is my claim. (91-70)
Now, America is generally acknowledged as the leader of the democratic world. If this nation collapses, it will be a global disaster. America is the only country that can protect the world against communism. (72, 25)
If America is pushed back by Communists in Asia, heaven and earth will also be pushed back. (33-12)
America is an archangel country. So America should help if Korea is to gain independence. Although the Communist world opposes it, America should help Korea and find a way to become one with her. Otherwise, unification cannot be hoped for. Independence cannot be gained in isolation. Then who should do this? These countries are now being divided and set apart from one another. They are being absorbed into the hands of Communists. This is why now is the time of crisis. (54-201)
Will America, the leader of world democracy, perish or prosper? It will perish, considering all of her present situations. It will be handed over to Communists and Satan. Thus, the more difficult it becomes, the more they should consult with God and unite under God; then, they will not perish. instead, they will be restored. (71-244)
What is our task in America? Although we have to abandon the American nation and American church, we should fight again in order to rebuild it as a God-centered country. It is my view that if this happens, America can dominate the world. If God has chosen and established America, would He want her to be a great country for its own sake or a country to save the world by turning it upside down? (a country to save the world) Do American people have such an idea? (81-5 1)
2) The Unification Church has Been Working to Save America
I did not go to America in order to develop the Unification Church and brag about it as its leader; I went with a great mission to show the historical direction for the world. So I could not share this with anyone. I have been fighting alone, keeping it only to myself As I see that now global problems are coming to the fore, I feel that God's work transcends human understanding. (70-37)
At the Yankee Stadium rally, I declared that I came to America as a doctor because she had become sick, and as a fire fighter because she had been caught on a fire. Who can say such a thing? Can an American president say it? What American young man can say it? This is an historic event. At the Washington rally, I proudly proclaimed that I came in order to save the decadent American young people and turn them around as the youth of the future. Can any American professor say such a thing? (91-64)
I warned America that she will go down in no time. I attacked them bluntly in broad daylight, those who consider themselves citizens of a developed country. I said, "America will perish. I am shouting lest it should happen. I will uproot all the systems that are connected to Communists." (62-129)
America is regarded as the prototype for democracy. Thinking that when religion is dismantled here, the whole country will fall into their hands, Communists are making step-by-step preparations to bring it about. When I know such things, I cannot but do this work in America. (92-131)
I am teaching American people that they should have an ideal that transcends the nation and that they should change from a country that lives for its own sake to a country that serves the world. This year, I am fighting again in order to switch on the transformation process. (85-62)
You may not know this. There is a promise I made with God when I came to America. I pledged that by the third year of the third seven-year course (1977), I would take the responsibility to find a life path for America and that I would do this work as long as I lived. For the short three years, I have been doing things that are almost impossible in America. You should know that it was not my accomplishment, but God is the one who supported it and made it possible. Therefore, it is a miracle that we are witnessing impossible things being made possible in front of our eyes. You should know that we have a victorious result that surpasses any victories in the past. (87-94)
I used shock therapy in order to save the dying country of America. I said, "America is now being consumed by fire, and I came here as a fire fighter to rescue her." I also said, "America is now dying out of sickness, and I came here as a doctor to heat her." This remark irritated American pride. I knew how the people would respond, but I also knew that the country could not be saved without shock therapy. So I had to be willing to go into prison. I went to prison for saying the right thing. (88.1.1)
How did I guide the nation of America? From above, I guided the presidents, and from below, I guided the young people. This is my view: when the president and the young people start having ideas of serving God, then America will be saved. (79-186)
Everyone who visits America tries to gain debts, but I came here to give debts. But they still treat me badly. They treat me even worse than a beggar, not to mention like a president or government minister. They just spit at me and ridicule me, calling me "Moonie." Even beggars are not treated so badly, right? For this reason, when they turn around, they will submit themselves one hundred percent. Does it seem likely or not? (It does) We are going forward for this day. (92-103)
Throughout the Communist and the free world, there is only one person who really serves America. Only Rev. Moon is here, urging people to work to save America. I am doing this with all the money and people in my control. I love America. For what? I am doing it for America and the world, and yet white people are accusing me of trying to swallow America. (79.5.1)
I am thinking, "America, don't perish and just wait for another ten years. For when I am here in America, you will be saved eventually in my hands." That time will come. If those who know this fail to fulfill their responsibility, they will be accused. So when I plead to God, "I will take the responsibility, so please help me," the God cannot but help me. He helps. This is why I can stir up this commotion. (87- 195)
We must save America because she is the center of the democratic world, and through saving her we can save the democratic world. Although America and the American churches oppose Rev. Moon, we must save America, the American churches, and even Communists, just as Jesus said, "God, please do not forsake them." We should be willing to take up the cross like Jesus. You should know that the Unification Church is trying to inherit the tradition of Jesus and to work accordingly. (87-136)
3) The Foundation For Unification
I went to America because I knew the ultimate purpose of the Communists, who advocate the overthrow of Capitalism. America had to be awakened from ignorance about communism in order for Korea, Asia, religion, and the free world to remain alive in the future. As soon as I arrived in America, God wanted to gather up support at once from the American people. As a religious leader, I could not use violence, and yet I had to work quickly, and urging the American people to decide between yes and no within a short time. I asked Japanese and Germans, historical enemies of America, to work with a conviction that if they worked to save rather than destroy America, this would remain as a great lesson in the cultural history of mankind.
American young people, spoiled by liberal pragmatism, are reluctant to do anything that does not benefit them directly. I tried to awaken them, however, by creating inspiring examples of sacrificial work through dedicated Japanese and German youths. It took three years before the American young people were moved by the young people sacrificing for God. (80-11-17)
Communist movements are spreading through American universities, and Kim Il Sung is accelerating his operations in America. His dream is to overthrow America. Among the immigrants in America, there is none who are as diligent and intelligent as Koreans. So they have much influence in the areas of politics, academia, and so on. In space research, which is the cutting edge of science, more than ten Korean scientists are involved, for instance. There are many Koreans who have influence in many areas. Hence, if the Koreans in America can be united, we will become a nation of enormous power, and through this our country will emerge as a world leader. Understanding such a potential in the Korean-American community, Kim Il Sung is trying to embrace the Korean Americans with all kinds of secret operations and propaganda. I have been promoting VOC activities in America on a large scale in order to counteract this. (80.1.1)
The first thing I did in America was to establish a seminary to serve as the center of bringing together the academic world. What matters most in guiding the world of thought is theology and philosophy. Hence, for the five years after 1975, I made connections with 380 theologians including European scholars, and invited ten to twenty of them every week to hold continuous seminars with our students. They came first in order to check out our church. They engaged in discussions with our students; they could not win over the students, however, although they mobilized all their skills and knowledge. Our theological students would read the works of the professors in discussion and go into discussions in different sections; after three rounds of discussions, the students would completely win over the professors.
This year, we brought together famous theologians through conferences in Hawaii, Mexico, and Africa, and on October 4th, we made an organization with 180 scholars, 35 universities, and 18 trustees. Now we have completed the basic work for the sake of helping the American world of thought.
The second thing I did in America was to bring unity in the field of law. I brought famous lawyers together. The third is media organization. Already the third Divine Principle workshop is over, and we are laying the ground work for a media organization through establishing a wire service called "Free Press International." (80.11-17)
6. The Foundation For South And North Unification Through China
1) The Position of the People's Republic of China
Since the Adam country, Eve country, and Archangel country have developed from the individual because of the fall, God's providence of restoration brings them back as countries. In order to find such countries, the Satanic world has been divided into two. This is why Father Kim Il Sung has emerged in North Korea. If Kim is Satanic Adam, China is Eve. For this reason, China will be the most problematic in the Communist bloc. The most problematic country in Asia is neither the Soviet Union, nor Kim Il Sung, but China. The Soviet Union is just the formation. This way, those three nations are the Satanic Adam, Eve, and Archangel countries. (68-35)
In trampling down the Communists today, the battle between the South and North will determine the outcome of America's struggle with Communists around the Pacific. America does not compete with the Soviet Union directly, but Korea will decide the outcome. America's true border does not lie by Mexico but in Korea. There should be a showdown at the border. Now Kim Il Sung and the Soviet Union are united. My strategies are unfolding in such a situation. Korea is the Adam country, Japan, the Eve country, America, the Archangel country, and Germany, the Cain-type Adam country.
As the Abel and Cain countries come into Asia as one, according to the principle of restoration through indemnity, conquering China will mean Satan's loss of the Eve country and thus the end of the Satanic side. In other words, when China is turned around for us, Communism can be easily handled. I will take care of North Korea. For this fierce battle, I made conditions for thirty years, forgetting everything and receiving persecution. When one of our leaders accomplished the automobile production plan in China and reported to me, I said, "A result of thirty years' suffering has arrived." It is not one year but thirty years.
Otherwise, there is no way that South and North can survive amid the superpowers. With God's concern and protection, Rev. Moon was born as a Korean and built a foundation through which America, Japan, and China can be joined to crush the Soviet Union; through this, the way will open for Korea to survive. (86.1.21)
China needs help from God, America, and the Free World (86. 8.20)
2) Ways to Renew China
In China, signs that she will not stay imprisoned by Communist ideology are appearing in many areas. Especially, in non-political fields such as economics, culture, and sports, she is pursuing open and pragmatic policies. I believe that soon Korea will expand its non-political exchanges with China. The question is what kind of attitude North Korea will assume when Korea-China relationship develops. Now China cannot be regarded as a part of the Communist bloc headed by the Soviet Union. China is turning around towards a socialist political system and a capitalist economic system. In the fields of culture and arts, I expect that she will resurrect the traditional Oriental culture and expand exchanges with the world.
The change of Chinese position will have great implications for the South-North relationship. Now, it is the Kim regime that sees a crisis. They are struggling with the question of power succession and unresolved problem of economic revival, and are being isolated even in the Communist bloc. Chased into the comer by the changing international politics, they may even attempt a military action against the South, but if we are prepared, the South-North relationship can find an easy resolution. (86.10.21)
I have been making preparations for ten or twenty years for the future foundation. Knowing that China would return to the side of the Free World, I have been praying and preparing since thirty years ago. (86.10.21)
7. The Soviet Union Today And Us
1) The Strategy of the Soviet Union
Today, we are under a constant threat of invasion by North Korea or the Soviet Union. As you know, the harbor of Vladivostok freezes up in the winter, and they need the Korean Peninsular, whose harbors do not freeze in the winter. Furthermore, if Korea falls to Soviet hands, Japan will naturally come within Soviet influence. In an effort to conquer Asia, the Soviet Union is trying to take over the Korean Peninsular first.
Do you know why the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan? In order to keep China in check. Ten or fifteen years from now China will grow substantially in power, and it will become difficult for the Soviet Union to contain China. The neighboring countries of the Soviet Union are turning against her, and if China comes forward with an anti-Soviet motto, a federation can be formed at once against the Soviet Union. Behind the Iran-Iraq war, there is also the Soviet conspiracy to expand its domain of influence. Also, you should know that the securing of military bases in the Indian Ocean and moves in Japan and North East Asia are all part of their world communization strategy. Ladies and gentlemen, what will happen to Korea when Japan falls under the Soviet influence? What will Kim Il Sung do? This is a serious issue. (80.11.1)
After the Korean independence, as I saw the Soviet Union developing under the leadership of Stalin in the fifties, I was determined to weaken this country. Although I did not have my own foundation, God struck them down. God struck America and the Soviet Union. Thus, thirty years after the foundation of HSA-UWC, I declared the collapse of the Soviet Union. On the other hand, the downfall of the Free World was declared when I arrived in America. There is no one who can handle the Soviet Union. No matter how confidently the Soviet Union says that their Communist theory will conquer the world and the proletariat will vanquish the bourgeois regimes, it is nothing but a vain dream, a pointless act, and an empty word. It will fail and disappear. If you look closely, the highest leaders of the Soviet Communist Party are not themselves Communists, which shows that the time of Communism is over. This is why Gorbachev is coming forward with a open policy towards the West. (163-154)
Now is the problem. What kind of time is now? Not only Korea, but Japan, China, the Soviet Union, and America have problems. Those countries who emerged as world leaders are lamenting, "Oh, it is big trouble to be standing in front of the world, although we thought that when we advanced to this position, everything would be ideal. Now this gives us headaches. We must retreat!" Now is the end. The Soviet Union has been pursuing a utopia, providing economic and political assistants to many parts of the world, but now problems have grown out of hand for them. So they are in retreat, reducing aid to Cuba and the Third World. Furthermore, there is an irrepressible storm of ideological breakdown in the Soviet Union. America is going through the same turmoil.
Soviet leaders are not true Communists. The time of Communism is already over. The theories proclaimed by Marx and Lenin have lost their credibility. Their impracticality have been clearly demonstrated by reality and scientific data. The world is already aware of it. (168-84)
The Soviet Communists have conquered all the countries they targeted except for Korea, owing to the activities of the Unification Church and VOC Federation. So it is a matter of course that they consider us the prime enemy. Japanese Communists started monitoring the Unification Church after they were expelled by VOC Federation and CARP. They lost their foundations in the US as well. Although they tried to kick out Unification Church through Frazer, they ended up losing their own foundations. We clashed against Communists in Europe as well, and they were also expelled in Germany. (88. 1.1)
2) The Collapse of the Soviet Communism
When we consider the Korean academia, they have a great hope in their relationship with the Unification Church. When I say "great hope," no one will take it as an empty propaganda, right? When I asked Dr. Kaplan, a famous political scientist at the University of Chicago, to declare the collapse of the Soviet Union, he called our leaders three times and pleaded with them, "In declaring their downfall, let us not shoot them directly but do it in a more roundabout way." He did not want to make a direct announcement. Furthermore, a few famous Soviet specialists from Harvard and other well-known universities pulled back.
Kaplan also visited me in prison and made a desperate plea. But I dismissed him and told them, "Who do you think I am? If you declare this, the Soviet Union will fall, so declare it." Now, they recognize that I have sharp political senses. I told them that what they find out from scholarly researches and discussions is not everything, and they see now that my opinion has been correct. Now the Soviet Union will be changed. (168-39)
I declared the collapse of the Soviet Union in Geneva. With this declaration, heavenly fortune came. When you speak up, you should do it the loudest in all history so that it even wakes God up from sleep to come and listen; only then, can heavenly fortune come. (laugh) We should make noise. The collapse of the Soviet Union! I asked great scholars of the world to proclaim this. I did it in Danbury. Instead of thinking of how to get out of the prison, why was I worrying about a collapse of Soviet Communism? This is a crazy thing to do. But I do not only look at a plane but at all three dimensions. You don't have such a world, do you? You don't know the spiritual world, do you? In understanding the spiritual world, all the religious leaders must learn from me. (168-34)
3) Moscow is Where We "Must Go"
Now the problem is not Korea but how to handle Communists, who will liberate Moscow? Will it be liberated while we just sit and talk? There are dozens of Unification Church members who were imprisoned after engaging in underground mission activities. Knowing this, how can I live a comfortable life? (86.3.9)
We must save the world. We work not only for the Free World but we must also go to Moscow and save the Communists. (86.3.9)
You should know this. What are we going to do through America? We are not out to dominate the world through America. Rather, this is the final strategy to go to Moscow. We must liberate Moscow. Only then will God and True Parents be liberated. After this, there will be no persecution. Then, there will come an age of complete world peace. We will progress towards the kingdom of heaven, which is shining with God's love and eternal peace and where there are no dark clouds. May you go to the world of peace through eternal love. (161-194)
What should Rev. Moon do? When America is saved, and there comes a position of glory, I still cannot ride upon America and say, "It's all done." If we stop here without looking for a way to move up to the world level, everything will be shattered away. Through a victorious foundation in America, we should save the world. As soon as we stop at America and forget about the world, we will be taking a separate path from God's providence. As soon as the Washington rally was over, I declared the Moscow rally and started making the preparation. Since then, we have been preparing ourselves to defeat Communism and achieve victory in Moscow. Then what is the aim of Rev. Moon? Where should we go after the Soviet Union? We go up to God's bosom and to the place of God's purpose. After Moscow, we should unite the world and heaven and earth. (161-96)
After winning at the Washington rally, where can we win next? There will nothing left to fight against, then? (laugh) (Moscow) That's right. You say "Moscow, Moscow," but I say "Must Go." Moscow is a place where we must go. (Cheers) Although you may not know this, Communists know this, and they hate me. Considering this, we cannot win unless young supporters of Rev. Moon are stronger than my active opponents; we won't be able to go to Moscow. You must be stronger than they are. (79-305)
Disciples of Jesus went to Rome even when it meant death for them. How about you? What will you do if they threaten to hang you? Will you be better or worse than the disciples of Jesus? (Better) Will you go to Moscow? (Yes) I said that you must go to Moscow. (laughter) It is not a laughing matter. It is not a laughing matter. (81-116)
Now, There is no more place for me to do a rally. I have filled the big squares with crowds in Japan and Korea. In America, center of the world, I filled squares of the eight biggest cities and filled Yankee Stadium. So if we fill Washington DC, there is nothing more to do except for things to do in the spiritual world. (Moscow) Moscow is your responsibility. (88-125)
Now, as a volunteer army of righteousness and commanding generals, I plead with you not to bring down the dignity of God and mankind. The problem for us is not just Yankee Stadium or Washington. Going beyond this, we should go to Moscow and bring it to God's bosom. I hope that you make daily determination to advance to this final frontline. (81-45)
I said before that Moscow is "must go," right? Who should support this? (sisters) So far, sisters have not had a name in history. (81-36)
When I gather tens of thousands of sisters from many countries and say "Attention," they should say, "Yes," "Salute," then "Yes," "Go back, then "Yes," and "March to Moscow," then everyone should march. Is this done by force or voluntarily? You should think about this. (81-37)
4) Our Plan for the Moscow Rally
God is working with the principle of being hit and then taking over afterwards. Whenever I went to prison, our Church went up by one stage. When I came out from Danbury, American people as well as religion welcomed me. Is this a going up or going down? We have been going up all the time. If I come out of a Moscow prison, then perhaps we will rise up directly to heaven. The Moscow rally will be accomplished very soon. I established the Summit Club. I plan to bring about fifty former heads of states to meet Gorbachev. Soviet leaders will have to welcome the Summit Club. I will be there as one of the chairmen. When I met Gorbachev, I will persuade him. Do you think I will be persuaded or he will be persuaded?
There has been no word "retreat" in my life. So far, I have been pushing forward against all the storms of the world. I have fought with 240 million Americans, and finally won. The plaintiff was the USA and the defendant Rev. Moon. Now, as far as American culture remains in history, they will have to kneel down to Rev. Moon. (88. 1.1)
My prayer is already made into a formula. I don't pray much. When I just close my eyes and pray, heaven already comes. So I just keep running for God's Will. I run more than pray, and act more than think. So far, I have been paving the way to go to the Summit Conference. If we bring about fifty former heads of states, and I go as their chairman, they will have to accept us. Can they reject us? We can make an academy, connecting professors from satellite countries such as Poland. We can connect world-renowned artists. I connected famous ballerinas and established the Universal Ballet. If we keep connecting people, all the Soviet people will be influenced by me.
Now is the time to restore the Communist bloc. Since I declared a Moscow rally, I organized the science conferences as a preparation to go there. After establishing an association of small nations and an association of former heads of states, I will visit Moscow with fifty heads of states as the chairman. Then Breznev will have to accept us. Then we can bring a mobilization team of a few thousand and do a rally there. We will do it with the presence of the Soviet police.
So I am preparing for such a thing. Let's see if it works or not. Because I talk about these things, many people in our country say that we go beyond national interests to talk about international issues. They say that even ten years ago they thought that it was a dream but now it is right. (86.1.1)
There may come a period of political confusion before Korea sees unification. Especially, I see that this period will substantially emerge after the Seoul Olympics. just as darkness precedes the bright morning, the political situation will become chaotic. World politics will be entangled and unraveled centering on Korea. By the end of the Olympics, relationship with the East European Communist bloc will be established and through this Communist influence will also come along. Then, the atmosphere for South and North unification will mature, and unification through a South and North general election will be discussed. Since there is tension and hard feelings between the ruling party and opposition parties, however, they cannot actively respond together to the rapidly changing international situation. This may result in Korea's loss of leadership in the unification process. Then, the people will be greatly confused.