Thursday, November 1, 2007

Hillary Clinton Endorses Moonie Assembly

[Note: This blog post is reprinted from the September 25, 2007 edition of Scoobie Davis Online]

What appalls me about Bill and Hillary Clinton is that in many ways they are both masterful politicians. However, on the details, both have made huge errors.

A few months ago, I wrote about something that Hillary did that was monumentally in error: she gave legitimacy to Moon and his phony newspaper, The Washington Times. I find it incredible that Hillary and the Democratic Party help to sow the seeds of their own destruction. Aside from the fact that Moon has dumped well over $3 billion into a pseudo-journalistic empire devoted to destroying democratic values, the man has destroyed many lives. For more information, read these two posts on the squandered opportunities (click here and here).

Hillary certainly hasn't learned. Her latest blunder regarding Moon: Hillary sent a letter of support to Moon's 2007 Universal Peace Federation Assembly that was held on September 23 (thanks to John Gorenfeld for the tip). For those of you who think that endorsing an assembly ostensibly devoted to peace in no way helps Moon's cause, I give you the words of former Washington Times editor James Whelan:
They [the Moonies] are subverting our political system. They're doing it through front organizations--most of them disguised--and through their funding of independent organizations--through the placement of volunteers in the inner sanctums of hard-pressed organizations. In every instance--in every instance--those who attend their conferences, those who accept their money or their volunteers, delude themselves that there is no loss of virtue because the Moonies have not proselytized. That misses the central, crucial point: the Moonies are a political movement in religious clothing.

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