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Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 16

They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.  Proverbs 28:4  Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things. Proverbs 28:5 

“The people who will not be ruled by God, will be ruled by tyrants.” – William Penn 

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Samuel Adams, 1776

Sun Myung Moon, Charlatan and Occultist

Robert Parry of Consortiumnews.com has done the finest research on Moon, his affiliations, and his monetary buying of the right. Much of the following information is from Bob Parry’s superb research. I have most of Bob Parry’s books in my library; his numerous books are available on Amazon.

Most Americans knew Moon was a charlatan and a lunatic similar to L. Ron Hubbard of Scientology fame. Moon has made his fortune on the brainwashed and propagandized followers who sold flowers on street corners and gave all their funds to Moon. He was a narcissistic megalomaniac.

In April 2002, Moon received the latest in a long series of earth shattering religious visions, this one being especially noteworthy. In it, Moon learned that he had been selected as “the Savior, Messiah and King of Kings of all of humanity” by God. On the selection committee: Jesus Christ, Mohammed, and Buddha (in addition to several others, including the godless Communists, Marx and Stalin, for some mysterious reason).

This is how Moon described it in his full-page newspaper ad, which ran in papers all across the U.S. (including the Los Angeles Times). It was a $720,000 print run, but it was worth every penny. Finally, middle America would get the word and rally behind their messiah, except they didn’t. And thank God they didn’t.

Moon’s Perverted Sermons

Here’s what Moon said in a 1990 sermon, addressing himself in third person as “father,”

“Jesus never achieved a thousandth of what Father has done. In his two years and eight months of public ministry, [Jesus] didn’t even establish the national foundation. Now, Father has established a foundation of worldwide power that is unprecedented in history.”

Moon claimed he would succeed where Jesus failed, but of course this didn’t go over well with the Bible believing public.

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In an April, 2001, appearance at a Methodist church in Las Vegas, it was just another typical sermon by Reverend Moon. There were about 600 people in the congregation when the sermon began. But for some reason, people kept walking out, well before he got on a roll about schlongs:

“The head of the love organ is shaped exactly like a poisonous rattlesnake. And just like a rattlesnake, it’s always looking for a hole.”

He went on to explain that 70% of all divorces result from the wife’s inappropriate feelings of entitlement toward her husband’s genitals. As Moon explained it, a man’s “love organ” can only serve its master, and the spouse just needs to get used to it. He told the audience that these women, along with childless couples and homosexuals, are destroying the fabric of society. Of course people left in droves and this was not the first time.

“The Bible refers to the origin of free sex by using the image of a snake. Woman’s sexual organ is like the open mouth of a snake filled with poison. Man’s sexual organ is like the head of a snake. If you think of fallen love action in these terms you feel disgusted and so you should. It is poison to humanity.”

In November of 2001, he was in Buenos Aires to celebrate the launch of his newest Spanish-language newspaper. At the ceremony (attended by guest speaker and former President George H.W. Bush for a reported fee of $100,000), Moon passed along this revolutionary insight:

“You use the bathroom each morning. When you defecate, do you wear a gas mask? This is not a laughing matter but a serious one. If you are near someone else defecating, you will quickly move a good distance away. But when you smell your own feces, you do not even notice it. This is because that fecal matter is one with your body. Therefore, you do not feel that it is dirty.

“When you were young, did you ever taste the dried mucus from your nose? Does it taste sweet or salty? It’s salty, right? Since you can answer, you must have tasted it! Why did you not feel that it was dirty? It is because it was part of your body.

“Reverend Moon has figured out something that no one in the world knew.”

Why would anybody (who isn’t brainwashed or getting paid) sit through an entire speech by this nutcase? Since 1954, Moon has made no secret of his apostate and heretical theology:

  1. Eve bumped uglies with Satan and thereby consigned humanity to the Kingdom of Hell.
  2. Jesus ruined his chance to purify mankind when he neglected to get married and father children.
  3. Sun Myung Moon is succeeding where Jesus failed.
  4. Worshipping Moon is now mankind’s last chance for redemption.

Washington DC Convention

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In July/August of 1996, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon hosted a convention in Washington, D.C., which was also attended by several prominent evangelical leaders. The full text of Rev. Moon’s speech of August 1, 1996, titled “In Search of the Origin of the Universe,” which is replete with phallic references, is available on the Unification Home Page.

“Sun Myung Moon’s front organizations (Family Federation for World Peace, Women’s Federation for World Peace, Summit Council for World Peace, etc.) allegedly promote ‘morals and family values.’ It is amazing to see who will join this self-professed ‘Messiah’ in working for these ‘religiously correct’ goals. Moon hosted (7/31-8/2/96) this convention in Washington, D.C. The highly paid speakers (reportedly $80-150,000 each) included former presidents Ford and Bush, Robert Schuller, CNP member, Ralph Reed (who was an adherent to Moon and in his book, Politically Incorrect, gave glowing reports about Robert Grant and American Freedom Coalition), CNP member, Gary Bauer (president of Family Research Council, ‘the lobbying/research arm of Focus on the Family’) and CNP member, Beverly LaHaye of Concerned Women of America. Entertainment was by CNP member, Pat Boone and family.

Here is a list of many Moon/Unification Church front groups organized by state.

Moon’s Chosen Tactic 

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Moon’s chosen tactic, which has been highly effective, is to purchase his legitimacy outright. In addition to the Washington Times, Moon owns United Press International (UPI since 2000). Every operating year, the Times loses tens of millions of dollars, but profitability has never been a priority. Its intended purpose was made clear when, during Watergate, the paper ran an endless stream of pro-Nixon editorials urging the American people to forgive and forget.

Since then, Moon had made substantial inroads to the Republican party by parlaying access to his media outlets and exorbitant cash contributions. For instance, it was $100,000 of Moon’s money that initially kicked off the Nicaraguan Freedom Fund (NFF), a nonprofit organization conceived by CNP member, Oliver North and headed by a group of conservatives including NRA president, Charlton Heston. The NFF’s mission in life was to raise private donations for the Contras, in the eventuality that Congress cut off funding.

President George H.W. Bush and Moon

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One well-placed former leader of Moon’s Unification Church told Robert Parry of Consortium News that the total monies earmarked for former President Bush was $10 million. George Bush Sr. has declined to say how much Moon’s organization actually paid him for speeches and other services in Asia, the United States and South America. At one Moon-sponsored speech in Argentina in 1996, Bush declared, “I want to salute Reverend Moon,” whom Bush praised as “the man with the vision.”  President Bush and his wife, Barbara even helped celebrate Mrs. Moon’s birthday.

Moon says that mankind fell from grace because Eve had sex with Satan, Christ failed in His mission and Moon is the true Messiah. While evangelical speakers were careful not to offend their high-paying host with the true gospel, Moon and his wife, Hak Ja Han, boldly proclaimed their gospel. What a denial of Christ for Pat Boone to entertain, and evangelical leaders to speak, on the same platform where the host declared that he is perfecting the work ‘left uncompleted by Jesus!'” [Dave Hunt, The Berean Call, Sept.,1996]

Bush made these speeches at a time when Moon was expressing intensely anti-American views. In his own speeches, Moon termed the United States “Satan’s harvest” and claimed that American women descended from a “line of prostitutes.”

George H.W. Bush’s loss of the White House did not end his relationship with Moon’s organization. Out of office, Bush agreed to give paid speeches to Moon-supported groups in the United States, Asia and South America. In some cases, Barbara Bush joined in the events. During this period, Moon grew increasingly hateful about the United States and many of its ideals.

In a speech to his followers on Aug. 4, 1996, Moon vowed to liquidate American individuality, declaring that his movement would “swallow entire America.” Moon said Americans who insisted on “their privacy and extreme individualism will be digested.”

Nevertheless, former President Bush continued to work for Moon’s organization. In November 1996, the former U.S. President spoke at a dinner in Buenos Aires, Argentina, launching Moon’s South American newspaper, Tiempos del Mundo. “I want to salute Reverend Moon,” Bush declared, according to a transcript of the speech published in The Unification News, an internal church newsletter.

“A lot of my friends in South America don’t know about The Washington Times, but it is an independent voice,” Bush said. “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, D.C.”

Contrary to Bush’s claim, a number of senior editors and correspondents have resigned in protest of editorial interference from Moon’s operatives. Bush has refused to say how much he was paid for the speech in Buenos Aires or others in Asia and the United States. Link

Moon’s Mass Marriages/Blessings

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Being the world’s savior, (in his mind of course) Moon preached that no one can enter Heaven without his explicit blessing. However, he is only willing to bless married couples, which is where those Guinness Book mass weddings come in. In a Moonie marriage, the choice of a partner is handled for you. Church elders make the seemingly-random selections by pairing up photos of prospective brides and grooms. Sometimes the lucky couples wind up with a common spoken language. Sometimes not.

They meet for the first time during the week leading up to the wedding day, often on the day of the ceremony itself. The event is so big that it has to be held in a sports arena or stadium, complete with a closed-circuit video feed on the Jumbotron.

Because of these antics and his blasphemous theology, you might expect that Moon would be shunned by respected Christian leaders. Which he is, sometimes. For instance, Jerry Falwell told Esquire magazine in 1978: “Reverend Sun Myung Moon is like the plague: he exploits boys and girls, and he should be exported. [sic] (Falwell later changed his mind when he was the recipient of a large monetary gift from Moon.)

This negative general attitude posed a significant problem for the Unification Church. Its goal is the absorption of every national government and competing religious faith. Which is a tall order, considering the horrible reputation the church has earned over the years. But Moon is nothing if not determined. Yet Moon infiltrated and neutralized the negative feelings simply by spreading around his wealth wherever it was needed in the phony rightwing.

In Part 17, we’ll look at Moon’s coronation in the Dirksen Senate office building in 2004, as well as those who benefited most from Moon’s largess and what it gained for him.

 

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 15

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson  

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11 

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15-20  

The Sun Myung Moon Connection to the CNP

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Today we are seeing the truth of the above statements unfold before our very eyes. Our country has fallen prey to those who seek power for their own benefit, those who worship themselves over God, those who only mention God and the Bible to score political points in order to move their own agendas forward.

The United States has entered a new period as a country in decline, and that decline is now accelerating. Those who are now governing this nation are doing so without God, and without the principles of the Bible, and they are proving everyday how impossible it is to rightly govern without them.

The Council for National Policy claims to stand for traditional values, small government and a strong military, but they have cuddled with CFR members, with cultists/occultists, and with enemies of freedom and liberty. This was most obvious with the council members’ affiliations with Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

The CNP members claim to be Christians, but quite obviously their love of money is the motivating force behind their actions. Cultist Sun Myung Moon was deeply involved with the members of the Council for National Policy as well as the Heritage Foundation.

Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church

Sun Myung Moon was born in 1920 in what is now North Korea. At the time, Korea was under Japanese rule. Moon was raised in the Presbyterian church, one of many faiths persecuted by the Japanese rulers. The political upheavals caused divisions and new movements in Korean Christianity, including a group known as “spiritualists” who received new revelations from God and looked for a Korean messiah.

Moon said that on Easter morning at the age of 16, he had a vision in which Jesus asked him to complete his unfinished work as messiah, which is to bring the Kingdom of God to mankind and peace on earth. Accepting this call, Moon studied the Bible and other religious teachings and developed his complex doctrines about God, love, sin and the means of salvation. One wonders what other “religious teachings” he studied.

Moon began to preach his doctrines in Korea in 1946. Two years later he was excommunicated by the Presbyterian Church, and shortly thereafter he was imprisoned and tortured by the North Korean authorities for reasons that are not entirely clear. In 1950 he was released and fled to South Korea, where in 1954 he founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (HSA-UWC), or the Unification Church.

Moon’s Unification theology is complex, but a central tenet is to right the wrongs of Adam and Eve. According to Moon’s Divine Principle, Satan seduced Eve, who then had illicit relations with Adam and spawned impure children.

Moon regarded Jesus as the second Adam, but Jesus was crucified before he could marry and bring forth sinless progeny. Thus, according to Moon, mankind’s salvation depended on a third savior to appear on Earth and marry a pure woman. Together they would become the “true parents” of mankind and beget pure families to populate the kingdom of God. In line with that doctrine, Moon says Jesus failed in his mission to save mankind because he did not procreate. Moon saw himself as a second messiah who will not make the same mistake. He engaged in sex with a variety of women over the decades, including having out-of-wedlock children with mistresses. The total number of his offspring is a point of debate inside the Unification Church.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Rev. Moon, in the 60s, both he and his Unification Church were universally regarded as a dangerous cult. The abuse his followers suffered at the hands of their mind manipulating master is indeed very well established. I remember well the loss suffered by my mother’s good friends when their only child joined the Moonies. The parents had their son kidnapped and deprogrammed, but he went back. Those parents could not leave anything to their son because it would go directly to Moon.

Moon’s claims included stating that Christ failed His mission, and that Moon himself was the “new messiah” who came to fulfill the mission of God. He also claimed that it was his mission to ‘unite the world through uniting religious forces.’ But would it shock you to know that nearly all the big name Christian evangelicals have extremely strong ties to him? (Ties for Moon’s money).

Moon owns the Washington Times newspaper, which Reagan stated he read every morning. The former editor of that newspaper was CNP and CFR member Arnaud de Borchgrave, who now heads Moon’s UPI. The Unification church has pumped 1.7 billion into the Washington Times to keep it afloat. These monies have been alleged to have come from the Korean CIA.

Robert Grant and the American Freedom Coalition

Council for National Policy (CNP) member, Rev. Robert Grant, (Link) headed up the American Freedom Coalition (AFC), which was a front group within the CNP for Moon. The American Freedom Coalition began in 1987 with a merger of Robert Grant’s fundamentalist organization, Christian Voice, and the American Constitution Committee of Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, with the Moon conglomerate providing the initial funding. Its first activity, orchestrated by direct-mail expert Richard Viguerie, was a massive fundraising effort for the Nicaraguan contras and CNP charter member, Oliver North.

Grant’s organization received over $5 M in two years from Moon. Link This gave Moon the opportunity to fund other CNP members. For a full view of who was involved in the AFC, please click on the above AFC link as the connections show a huge spider web to other CNP members and the left.

The below article originally appeared in the Feb. 5, 1988, issue of Christianity Today. At the time, author Kim Lawton was a Washington Correspondent for the magazine.

AFC leadership comes from a five-person national board of directors with Robert Grant, founder and chairman of the lobby group, Christian Voice (formerly headquartered at the Heritage Foundation in the 70s and 80s), acting as president and national spokesman. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Ralph Abernathy is AFC vice-president, and former Congressmen Richard Ichord (D-Mo.) and Bob Wilson (R-Calif.) are cochairmen of the board. Conservative fund raiser Richard Viguerie serves as secretary.

The CAUSA connection

A major problem for the group has been continuing rumors of association with the Unification Church. Grant, a graduate of Wheaton College and Fuller Theological Seminary, refused to be directly interviewed by Christianity Today, but agreed to respond on paper to submitted questions. Grant acknowledged that he looked to “recruit a broad base” from his contacts with “Confederation of the Associations for the Unification of the Societies of the Americas (CAUSA),(which is Unification Church’s political arm) a political organization that was founded by Sun Myung Moon, which receives funds from “business interests connected with the Unification Church,” and is led by Unification official and Moon associate, Bo Hi Pak.

Grant said that upon his direct solicitation, CAUSA USA president Philip Sanchez (VP of Moon’s Washington Times, and Board Member of Moon’s University of Bridgeport) and CAUSA International president Bo Hi Pak agreed to help AFC in several ways:

  • Time on the program agenda of all CAUSA conferences in order to enable AFC board members to present the goals of the AFC and to solicit members.
  • Access to the names of thousands of attendees who have participated in previous CAUSA conferences.
  • The services of one staff member per state to help in reaching out to the CAUSA “graduates” and to encourage them to join the AFC, as well as the services of several others to help the new AFC Office in Washington, D.C.

State directors for Christian Voice and the American Constitution Committee (ACC), a CAUSA project, lead the state AFC organizations. Grant said the AFC has approximately 65 CAUSA/ACC employees nationwide. According to information provided to Christianity Today by current and former AFC members, the majority of AFC administrative officers, including the executive director, administrative director, and publications editor are members of the Unification Church and have been officials of CAUSA and ACC.

Despite his controversial beliefs and cult activities, Moon bought many friends on the American right, especially those in the CNP, — as well as among African-American religious figures — by spreading around vast sums of money. The totals are estimated in the billions of dollars, with much of it targeted on political infrastructure: direct-mail operations, video services for campaign ads, professional operatives and right-wing media outlets. Through The Washington Times and its affiliated publications — now defunct, Insight magazine and The World & I — Moon not only showcased conservative opinions, but he created seemingly legitimate conduits to funnel money to individuals and companies he sought to influence.

In Part 16, we’ll look at some of Moon’s blasphemous speeches, those in attendance, and those on the right who were “bought-and-paid-for” recipients of Moon’s largess.

And yes, I know that reading this series is very disheartening. I get many letters asking me if there is anyone we can put our faith in who will save our Republic. My answer is this….our one hope is God, and His Son, the Messiah, King of Glory, Jesus of Nazareth. Read your Bibles, pray without ceasing and work to save your beloved country. Pray for a Nineveh…and as our Lord said, “and having done all, TO STAND.”

Previous articles in this series can be accessed by clicking on FALSE FRIENDS ON THE RIGHT at the top of the page.

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 14

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29 

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Mark Twain 

Heritage Foundation is extremely well funded. The below article from The Hill gives an idea of the monies which pass through this Foundation: 

Heritage’s expenses totaled $80 million last year compared to $82 million in 2012. DeMint received $614,000 in compensation in 2013 from Heritage, including his $380,000 base salary and a $200,000 bonus, according to the tax document. (That’s quite a bit more than his $174,000 as a senator.) Edwin Feulner Jr., the organization’s outgoing president who led Heritage for 36 years, received $3.5 million in compensation in 2013, a figure that could raise eyebrows among the think tank’s critics. Feulner earned a 2013 base salary of $181,000 and a $700,000 bonus for his service as the think tank’s president in 2012. He also received $2.52 million from a deferred compensation plan into which he contributed $865,000 from 1980 to 2006. The plan accrued $1.66 million in investment earnings. He continues to serve as chairman of Heritage’s Asian Studies Center. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s (Ky.) wife, Elaine Chao, who served as secretary of Labor under former President George W. Bush, received $267,000 as a distinguished fellow at Heritage.”  

This is what your $25.00 per month donation funds….big salaries!

Heritage’s Asian Studies Center 

In 1983, together with Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., CNP member, Richard V. Allen founded the Heritage Foundation‘s Asian Studies Center, (note who their guest speakers have been). Allen was the previous chairman of the Center, but now it is headed by Feulner.

With a “long history of receiving large donations from overseas,” Heritage continued to rake in a minimum of several hundred thousand dollars from Taiwan and South Korea each year through the 1990s, according to Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting. Link

In the autumn of 1988, the South Korean National Assembly uncovered a document revealing that Korean intelligence secretly gave $2.2 million to the Heritage Foundation during the early 1980s. In turn, Heritage established an Asian Studies Center. (The Coors Connection by Russ Bellant, page 3-6). There was also a connection between Heritage and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon (founder of the “Moonies” as well as of the Washington Times). This first appeared in a 1975 congressional investigation on the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) activities in the US. The report noted, “In 1975, Ed Feulner … was introduced to KCIA station chief Kim Yung Hwan by Neil Salonen and Dan Feffernan of the Freedom Leadership foundation”. Salonen was head of Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church in the United States. The Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF), a political arm of Moon’s Unification network, was linked to the World Anti-Communist League.(Again see Russ Bellant’s The Coors Connection, page 3-6).

Heritage officials “categorically deny” the accusation that the organization received money from Korean intelligence. In 1995, Heritage’s annual report did include a $400,000 grant from Samsung, a Korean company. The Wall Street Journal also reported that between 1993 and 1996, Heritage received almost $1 million from the Korea Foundation, which reportedly “serves as a direct conduit of money from the South Korean government.

Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis’s gift to Heritage

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Just recently Heritage received a gift of $26 million. Following decades of strong support, the family of the late Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis announced that they have made a $26 million gift to advance the work and mission of the Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Shelby Cullom Davis was a member of Heritage’s board of trustees from 1979 to 1992.  

Like Heritage accepting $200,000 from former CFR Chairman Peter G. Peterson’s Foundation to participate in a forum on how to address the fiscal cliff, the gift from the Davis family is telling. The late Shelby Cullom Davis was an early and influential backer of Heritage’s mission, and his support led to the publication of Mandate for Leadership, which became a blueprint for President Reagan’s first term in office. Link 

Shelby Cullom Davis (April 1, 1909 – May 26, 1994) was an American investment banker, philanthropist, and former United States Ambassador to Switzerland hailing from the state of New York. He served as the American envoy in Bern under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford from 1969 to 1975. His wife Kathryn Wasserman Davis was an American philanthropist, scholar of world affairs, and longtime promoter of women’s rights through the League of Women’s Voters as well as Planned Parenthood. She was committed to engaging local communities, particularly regarding the environment on the Hudson River and Maine coast, and also concerned with access to high-quality education meaning global education initiatives. Davis was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of American Ambassadors, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Visiting Committee of the Davis Center at Harvard. She was a Wellesley College trustee for 18 years. In addition, she served as a distinguished trustee at the United World College-USA, an honorary trustee at the Heritage Foundation, trustee emerita at The Youth Foundation, on the advisory board of Seeds of Peace, and as a decades-long officer and trustee of the Women’s National Republican Club. 

The Koch Brothers

 koch-brothersDavid and Charles Koch 

The Koch brothers (pronounced “Coke”) — David and Charles — are the right-wing billionaire co-owners of Koch Industries. As two of the richest people in the world, they are key funders of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN), which are mini-Heritages in each state. Key articles on the Kochs include: Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, and Freedom Partners (who funds the neo-con Trotskyite Tea Party Patriots who are pushing a Constitutional Convention).

David Koch is on the board of Trustees of Rockefeller University. He is also on the board of Earthwatch Institute, an environmental, sustainability, Agenda 21 group. See this map of Koch’s many connections. David Koch also supports gay marriage and stem-cell research.   He is also on the board of the globalist new age Aspen Institute formerly headed by new age environmentalist Maurice Strong. Strong, Club of Rome member, devout Bahai, founder and first Secretary General of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), has been the driving force behind the birth and imposition of UN Agenda 21. While Strong chaired the Earth Summit, outside his wife Hanne and 300 followers called the Wisdom-Keepers, continuously beat drums, chanted prayers to Gaia, in order to “establish and hold the energy field” for the duration of the summit. You can view actual footage of these ceremonies on youtube.

Strong has membership in the following organizations, but this does not include the entire list:

  •  Senior Advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan   Senior Advisor to World Bank President James Wolfensohn  Chairman of the Earth Council  Chairman of the World Resources Institute  Co-Chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum  member of Toyota’s International Advisory Board
  • member of the Futurist Society (which Newt Gingrich also belongs to as well as Newt’s long time friends Alvin and Heidi Toffler).

The Koch brothers affiliations are both left and right. The Heritage Foundation has received funding from organizations with connections to the Koch brothers. In 2012, the Heritage Foundation received $650,000 from the Claude R. Lambe Foundation, which was one of the Koch Family Foundations before it closed in 2013. The Lambe Foundation contributed at least $4.8 million to the Heritage Foundation between 1998 and 2012.

Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index is an annual economic competitiveness study authored by economist Dr. Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, and Jonathan Williams, Director of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Until recently, little information was available about the funders of Rich States, Poor States, but tucked in a cache of ALEC internal documents obtained by the Guardian in December, 2013, was a spreadsheet (PDF pg. 40) that showed for the first time that Rich States, Poor States is funded by the Kochs’ Claude Lambe Foundation, as well as the Searle Freedom Trust.

The Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation (CRLF) is one of three Koch Family Foundations; this one was controlled by Charles Koch. He created the foundation in Wichita in the early 1980s with funds from the estate of his friend Claude Lambe. For the past three decades, CRLF has often spent millions annually to provide a regular infusion of cash for groups pushing the agenda favored by Koch. This includes millions of dollars, cumulatively, provided to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society and some state-based think tanks operating under the State Policy Network (SPN) banner.

The Searle Freedom Trust, was founded by David Searle, who made millions from aspartame marketed as NutraSweet. Both foundations are major funders of the neo-con rightwing which includes ALEC and the Heritage State Policy Network, 64 state-based think tanks that produce academic reports, talking points and more to advance ALEC’s agenda, and their promotion of a Constitutional Convention. Link

The Koch family-controlled Claude R. Lambe Foundation (CRLF) was dissolved in 2013, further limiting what little is publicly known of which groups receive money controlled or directed by Charles and David Koch and their operatives. As seems likely, if the Koch brothers, both individually and through Koch Industries, are making similar grants elsewhere, then the size and scope of their influence has been significantly underestimated. The likely impact of CRLF’s closing, even if what it demonstrates, is just the tip of a very large iceberg, will be that the public knows even less about the Koch brothers’ political spending. The foundation closed by transferring more than $2 million to an unspecified “donor-advised fund” within the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, to be distributed at the direction of whomever controls that donor-advised fund.

The National Journal also reported in September 2013 that David Koch himself had provided a $850,000 personal check to the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in 2003. Similarly, CMD reported that David Koch provided the Massachusetts SPN think tank Pioneer Institute, with a $125,000 personal check in 2007. Both of these documents were public, although unexpectedly so.

In recent years, the Heritage Foundation has also received funding from Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund, including $53,300 in 2010 and $69,850 in 2012. The Koch brothers have donated millions of dollars to Donors Trust through the Knowledge and Progress Fund, and possibly other vehicles.

Jimmy Swaggart Ministries Update

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In Part 4 of this series we discussed Tim LaHaye as one of the founders of the Council for National Policy. In that article I stated, 

Other so-called evangelicals that served with LaHaye at CRF as executive committee and/or advisory board members were CNP charter member, Dominionist Don Wildmon, founder and president of the social activist American Family Association; Point Of View nationwide radio talk show host, CNP charter member, Marlin Maddoux, (deceased); CNP member, James Robison; charter CNP member, D. James Kennedy, author and pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, (deceased); Paul Crouch, TBN Network’s infamous founder; Hal Lindsey and Jimmy Swaggart. This certainly is an agenda of social activism which makes for strange ecumenical bedfellows.”

I received an email from the attorney for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries stating Jimmy had never been involved with Sun Myung Moon or Dominionism, and had, in fact, exposed same. Researcher Sarah Leslie, who had been a guest on Francis Swaggart’s show (Francis and Friends) many times between 2000-2005 told me had discussed these very subjects on air.

The attorney asked me where I found the information and wanted me to retract Swaggart’s name from my statement. I removed Swaggart’s name from Part 4 of this series, and I explained to the attorney that the information is on many valid websites and to do her own research. However, my thanks goes to another researcher who reminded me that the statement is also on page 69 in Sara Diamond’s book, Spiritual Warfare. Since I have the book, I pulled it off my library shelf, and there was the original statement.

Sara Diamond is the author of four books that study and expose the agenda and tactics of the American political neo-conservative rightwing. She has her PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley as well as her J.D. from Hastings College of Law.

The Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley maintains the Sara Diamond Collection on the U.S. Right, an archive of the materials she assembled about the neo-conservative movement in the United States. University publications have described it as one of the largest collections of its type in the country.

Earlier researchers into the Moon/Dominion right may have thought all televangelists were involved, yet some were not. Nevertheless, I have found Sara Diamond’s books to be well documented and referenced, and would suggest Swaggart Ministries contact Sara Diamond as she is the original and documented source of my statements in Part 4 of this series.

In Part 15 of this series, we’ll take a look at the cultist Sun Myung Moon’s connection to the Council for National Policy and the Heritage Foundation.

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 9

Can we regain our country and our freedom? The answer is, only if we can bear the truth that our forefathers knew and took for granted. If the generation of 100 years ago could come back today they would be appalled at the thinking of Americans today. They would think, surely we have been occupied by a foreign power. They would be right. We have been occupied, but not by a military power. We have succumbed to a long period of ‘public education’ and ‘freedom of religion’ which has turned Americans into zombies incapable of rational thought and choice. Even worse, we are traitors to our country and to ourselves.” The Don Bell Report 

Heritage Foundation and Edwin Feulner 

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CNP charter member Ed Feulner took over the Heritage Foundation leadership with a nomination from Richard Mellon Scaife, who sits on the board as Vice Chairman. Dr. Feulner served as President of Heritage from 1977 to 2013. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Elmhurst. After receiving an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1964, he attended the Jesuit founded, Georgetown University and the London School of Economics, where he was a Richard M. Weaver Fellow. (Weaver was allegedly a member of the Fabian Socialist Americans for Democratic Action. However, unlike today’s neo-conservatives, he valued personal property rights to the point of agrarianism, yet believed in a form of communitarianism.) Feulner then earned a doctorate at the University of Edinburgh.

Let’s take a look at Feulner’s early education to see what kind of ideas may have been formed in his youth. The London School of Economics dates from 1895, when the School was founded by Fabian Socialist Society members Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw, (a devout supporter of Joseph Stalin), with funding provided by private philanthropy, including a bequest of £20,000 from Henry Hunt Hutchinson to the Fabian Society, whose wife was a Fabian member.

Co-founder of the London School of Economics, Sidney Webb, was a British socialist, economist, and reformer. He was one of the early members of the Fabian Society in 1884, along with fellow communist, George Bernard Shaw (they joined three months after its inception). With his wife, Beatrice Webb, and fellow socialists, Annie Besant, Graham Wallas, Edward R. Pease, Hubert Bland, and Sydney Olivier, Shaw and Webb turned the Fabian Society into the pre-eminent political-intellectual society of England in the Edwardian era and beyond.

Of special interest is occult leader, Annie Besant who was a leading speaker for the Fabian Society and the Marxist Social Democratic Federation (SDF). In 1890, Besant met Helena Blavatsky, and over the next few years her interest in theosophy grew while her interest in secular matters waned. She became a member of the Theosophical Society and a prominent lecturer on the subject. In 1907 she became president of the Theosophical Society.

This is the educational background Feulner came from prior to going to Washington DC and into the neo-conservative politics of the right. Gives a bit different perspective on the man, doesn’t it?

Feulner began his Washington career as analyst for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, then called the Center for Strategic Studies. He later became a congressional aide to congressman (and later Secretary of Defense) Melvin Laird. Feulner subsequently became a long-serving executive assistant to Illinois Republican congressman Phil Crane. (I remember Crane well, so many conservatives were backing him and promoting him, yet the “false friends” had already targeted and partially neutralized him). Prior to becoming the President of the Heritage Foundation, Feulner was the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee.

Let’s take a look at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) so as to understand how the left and right work together, and the training Feulner received from them. The center hosts the Statesmen’s Forum, a bipartisan venue for international leaders to present their views. Past speakers have included UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon.

The CSIS Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Sam Nunn, a former Democratic Senator from Georgia and longtime chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre has been the president and chief executive officer of CSIS since April 2000.

The board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Soviet agent, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Cohen, George Argyros and Brent Scowcroft. The board also includes major corporate business leaders as well as prominent figures in the fields of finance, private equity, real estate, academia and media.

CSIS has broadened its reach into public policy analysis under the leadership of Hamre and Nunn. The Department of Defense, as part of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, that’s NDAA folks, commissioned CSIS to conduct an independent assessment of U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific Region. Also, in May 2009, President Barack Obama thanked the CSIS bipartisan Commission on Cyber security for its help in developing the Obama administration‘s policies on cyber warfare. The center has also been highly influential in the creation of the White House’s foreign policy. The first professional staff member hired was Richard V. Allen who later served in the Reagan administration. Allen was a Heritage fellow when he helped draft NAFTA and promote it through Heritage Foundation. The big goodbye to American jobs!

In 2012, CSIS hosted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she delivered a keynote address on “U.S. Strategic Engagement with North Africa in an Era of Change,” that addressed the security of embassies in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attack.

There was also a strong connection between Heritage and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon (founder of the “Moonies” as well as of the Washington Times). This first appeared in a 1975 congressional investigation on the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) activities in the US. The report noted, “In 1975, Ed Feulner was introduced to KCIA station chief Kim Yung.” Salonen was head of Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church in the United States. The Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF), a political arm of Moon’s Unification network, was linked to the World Anti-Communist League. Here is a short list of the Unification Church’s front groups, (note the UN-nongovernmental organization list). In the early 1980s, the KCIA began making donations to Heritage Foundation. In turn, Heritage established an Asian Studies Center.

Feulner was treasurer of the Mont Pelerin Society, an international organization of economists whose members included Henry Hazlitt (author of “A New Constitution Now”), and William F. Buckley, CFR, CIA, and Skull and Bonesman. (Do yourselves a favor and purchase John McManus’s book, William F.Buckley, Pied Piper for the Establishment.) Hazlitt’s book is extremely dangerous inasmuch as Hazlitt states things like, “an amendment could be proposed that would strike out everything after “We the people,” and that, of course, includes the Bill of Rights. He was suggesting that everything after “We the people” on down be scrapped and rewritten, which is amazing, as this document has provided more human dignity and freedom for more people than any other in recorded history. He also stated, “When I wrote A New Constitution Now I was sure, as I still am, that parliamentary government tends to be a better form of government than our own presidential system.” He and Paul Weyrich would agree. We would likely end up with this proposed Constitution for the New States of America.

Here is a list of the prominent Mont Pelerin Society members. Other prominent MPS members who advanced to policy positions included the late Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany, President Luigi Einaudi of Italy, Chairman Arthur F. Burns of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz.

Edwin Feulner is also a member of the Board of the NWO promoting National Chamber Foundation. Link He is a longtime officer and director of three grant-making foundations: the Sarah Scaife Foundation (Richard Mellon Scaife’s Foundation), the Aequus Institute (headed by Larry Arnn of Hillsdale College who is promoting charters/vouchers/choice, and is on the board of Heritage Foundation) and the Thomas A. Roe Foundation, charter member of the CNP, as well as Heritage Foundation, Mont Pelerin Society, etc.

Feulner is the former President of the Philadelphia Society, and past Director of the Sequoia Bank, the Council for National Policy, the Acton Institute, the International Republican Institute (which has been chaired by John McCain), the American Council in Germany, the Lehrman Institute and George Mason University.

He served as a member of the Gingrich-Mitchell Congressional U.N. Reform Task Force (2005) and on the Congressional Commission on International Financial Institutions (“Meltzer Commission“) from 1999-2000. Here is a list of those who served on the U.N. Reform Task Force. Newt Gingrich has been a Heidi and Alvin Toffler Third Waver since the 70s. He believes the Constitution is outdated and there should be no private property rights. Link

Edwin Feulner was the Vice Chairman of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (“Kemp Commission”) from 1995-1996. He also was Chairman of the bipartisan U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (1982-91), served as the Public Member (Ambassador) of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Second Special Session on Disarmament in New York, and a consultant for domestic policy to President Reagan, and an adviser to several government departments and agencies.

The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs comprises several administrative offices and five branches: Conference on Disarmament Secretariat and Conference Support Branch(Geneva), Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch (WMD), Conventional Arms (including Practical Disarmament) Branch (CAB), Regional Disarmament Branch (RDB) and Information and Outreach Branch (IOB). RDB further manages three regional centers.

Branches and centers are organized as follows:

branches

Edwin J. Feulner had a yearly income, including deferred compensation, of $1,098,612. Here is the 2012-990 for Heritage Foundation. The $25 dollars per month, which Heritage collects from grassroots members, goes to funding the salaries of their President and other notable members like Edwin Meese, the latter who collects half a million per year.

When Feulner recently retired, former neo-con Senator Jim DeMint replaced him as president. In Part 10, we’ll look at the new President of Heritage and the CNP’s propensity for Dominionists within their membership.