Way Of Unification - Part 2

by Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Section 3. The International Foundation For North-South Unification (Part 1)

1. Foreword

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 Norm-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)

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