The Words of the Lee Family
Rev. Sung San Lee recently returned to the United States to serve as regional director in the New England region, after working for eight months in Korea helping to guide the organization of the CFUF on the national, state, city, village, and precinct levels.
The spread of radical Marxism-Leninism is on a rapid increase in Korea -- on the campuses, in the churches and in the labor unions. Campuses in Seoul have the leftist look of Japanese campuses in the 1960s. Leftist propaganda is distributed widely, without regard for the laws prohibiting such publication. Most Koreans, from professors to farmers, are ignorant of the communists' deceptive promises, and enough fall prey to the emotional appeal for resentment and blame toward the current government to give the movement a sudden popularity. Permeating it all are the clear tones of Kim Il Sung's voice.
The major themes are: reunification of Korea and get the U.S. Army out. Why, after years of dormancy, has reunification become a popular cry in South Korea? Providentially and historically, it is due to our Father's establishment, one year ago, of the Citizens' Federation for the Unification of the Fatherland. Providentially, it is time for unification to come. But under which banner: God or dialectical materialism?
The appeal of the left, swaying between the euphoric belief in humanistic friendliness on one hand and the call for the violent overthrow of all existing structures on the other, always quickly grabs center stage. The appeal of God's side, calling for love, unity, forgiveness, sacrifice, and human responsibility, always takes longer to manifest its fruits.
The CFUF is a grass-roots movement for education about the errors and evil of communism and the principles of true unification centered on God. Its leadership is politically and religiously non-partisan and non-sectarian, consisting mainly of college professors. CFUF's seminars are attended by civic leaders and political candidates of all four parties. They become united in heart by an ideal that transcends their political platforms and personality allegiances. Many of the most prominent politicians, from all parties and levels of government, respect our Father as one of the greatest leaders Korea has ever produced.
This view is coming to be shared by the media as well, many of whose leaders received a strong four-hour talk from Father after a banquet in his home in Seoul. Father's message to the politicians and media people is not one of appeasement and praise. Father chastises them strongly for rejecting his message 40 years ago, and tells them he has been waiting for the day when they would finally listen to God. He insists on a God-centered unity in South Korea, which will make the unification of the peninsula a viable possibility. North Korea will exploit disunity in the South and impose communist totalitarian rule in the name of "peace." South Korea, Japan, and the United States must maintain strong unity and harmony in order for freedom to endure and develop. The Soviet Union is now trying to win the friendship of South Korea for the purpose of utilizing South Korean labor and technology in Siberia. Such "friendship" will serve to isolate the Chinese, restricting their progress toward freedom and insuring Soviet dominance in the Far East. This would immediately neutralize Japan and leave the U.S. position in Korea extremely vulnerable. Father's strategy is for the close association of South Korea and China, which would isolate North Korea and the Soviets. This cooperation, together with the unity of South Korea, the United States, and Japan, will insure freedom in the South and provide the sure foundation for the unification of the Fatherland and its development into the God-centered, vital center for the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.