One of the top leaders of the Unification movement who has not been given enough attention on this blog is Sun Myung Moon's right hand man, Chung Hwan Kwak. John Gorenfeld has a revealing post on the ruthless Svengeli. Like Moon, Kwak is an unrepentant anti-Semite whose theodicy of the Holocaust holds that the victims had nobody to blame but themselves. The post also gives the details of how Kwak dealt with Moon's previous top aide Bo Hi Pak: Kwak set up Pak for a brutal ritual beating from "the Black Heung Jin Nim," a Zimbabwean named Cleophas whom Moonies claimed to be the channel for the spirit of Moon's deceased son.
Members of the Bush family have assiduously avoided being photographed with the politically radioactive Moon but they have allowed themselves to be photographed with Moon's closest surrogates. The post includes a photo of Kwak with Bush, Cheney and their wives. Will the mainstream media report on this? Don't hold your breath.