Thursday, February 10, 2005

Bush Moons America

President Bush used the well-worn terminology of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the “road of providence” in the State of the Union Address. Why?

To Our FELLOW CITIZENS:

It is time for plain American English, language that speaks to all citizens, not just a few “chosen people” who covertly court and purchase the favor of President George II. It is time to stop using hidden messages and biblical terminology to define and express our domestic and foreign policy. This device continues to confuse our own citizens, those of other nations, and divides our civil society and political discourse.

Ironically, we find ourselves by choice of our President and his advisors invading another sovereign nation under secrecy and pretense, fighting an insurgency, providing humanitarian aid, attempting to avoid regional destabilization, and building a “free and sovereign” democratic, non- fundamentalist, secular Iraq. While at the same time they entreat a form theocracy here at home.

Our FOUNDING FATHERS knew better.

While a neo-conservative form of global freedom is purchased daily by the sacrifice of our brothers and sisters, the President and his pro-war confidants continue to plan more preemptive sorties. And where they would lead, our troops must go. Should we unquestioningly follow the “road of providence”… whatever that means.

There is no place in our free and democratic society for secret innuendo and code of “replacement theocracy” nourished by deceit which mirrors the language of those dangerous zealots who use these statements to fuel their own fundamentalist lust for legitimacy and seek to do us great harm.

Descriptions of such great purposes of an entire American generation such as professed in George Bush’s State of the Union deserve clarity and conciseness.


*The Story of “The Da Bushi Code” by George W. Bush*

From the Weekly Standard on Dec 23, 2005 just prior to the Inauguration and State of the Union:

Providence. The notion that God is in charge of all things, including the course of America, is a theological doctrine and a long-standing tenet of the nation's "civil religion." [break] “Meanwhile, even as we stipulate that we do not know all the ways of providence, we can make some decent guesses about Bush's second inaugural, on the calendar next month. Look for an allusion to the Bible or a hymn, a citing of a faith-based moment in American history, some maximal pluralism, and, last but not least, a nonpresumptuous (SIC) invocation of providence.”

And immediately after the SOTU from Charles Colson in BreakPoint Feb 4, 2005:
“He sounded it again in the speech's closing moments, when he talked about "the road of Providence" that "leads to freedom. [break] Based on what we all know about President Bush, and what I know of him personally, I can say with confidence that this is no accident. The president takes his faith very seriously.”
We take the words of our President seriously. What is the “road of Providence”? Are we to believe the President has a direct line to God and what ever God wants the President is to do? Are these expeditionary first strike wars the will of Providence? Are we to march on believing God has so ordered our nation?

These are not just mere words. This is a mission statement of a generation, outlined in a speech delivered by the Chief Executive of your Democracy, the “Leader of the Free World”. And it “is” in fact true that fewer words have changed history. Given these declarations, delivered in such a form, this appears to be a “Crusade” against Islam.


*The Alignment of Bush and Moon: Can we continue to countenance this?*

America has experienced the quiet and comfort, which results from leaving every citizen to profess freely and openly those principals of religion, which are the inductions of their own reason and serious convictions of their spiritual inquiries. Religion, spirituality and faith in its multitude of forms are a respected part of our society. There should be diversity of religious opinions among us. This is our American family, the children of Abraham, and our proud native and productive adopted cousins.

Be alert to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Unification Church and their millions in influence buying cash.

We thought the “road of providence” was a common religious expression, we were wrong. After days and days of searching and analyzing the terms “the road of providence” and its usage we found only one common source and scarcely no other in multiple digital, reference, internet or physical libraries. The “road of providence” appears almost exclusively in hundreds of Rev. Moon’s sermons, speeches and teachings.

To the public, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon tries to appear as a benevolent, conservative religious man. Few take seriously take he and his wife’s claims to be the "True Parents of mankind," a messiah of the "Return of Christ," and his goal is to unity the world in the name of his brand of Christianity. Those lost souls that live as the cult core of his Unification Church are bound in a type of modern day slavery, and have families whose loved ones have joined the church live in agony and terror.

FELLOW CITIZENS, you can look and think for yourselves. We know what you will find.

Among Rev. Moon’s usage of the “road of providence” are:

“Jesus was supposed to walk the road of the providence in front. Yet, he could not go in front. Instead, he stood behind everyone and said to each, "You go the easy way. I will walk the most difficult path." He shouldered the difficulties of the nation and the world alone.”(The Ideal Kingdom of Heaven, Our Hope, 1959);

“We know the will of God and we know God's providence clearly. Compared to any other religion in history and throughout the world today we know the will of God and God Himself more precisely than anyone.” (The Road of Religion and the Will of God, 1977);

"What is this stony path? That is the road of providence or dispensation. No one in history or in the world today readily volunteers to walk the stony path.” (Stony Path of Death, 1980); and

“I am walking the road of the providence, not the way of America. Do you understand?” (Pure Way of Truth, 1982) to list a few.

We understand. Some want to salute Rev. Moon, he’s “the man with a vision”, a messiah with loads of money.

Networked in Unification Church activities you will discover: Ceremonies for Moon arranged by US Congressmen in government facilities, tens of millions in donations to every corner of the neo-conservative world, think tanks, foundations, media services, newspapers, printing operations, television and radio stations, special events and awards for Rev. Moon at prayer breakfasts for religious-right leaders and other influence peddlers, speeches by former presidents, diplomats, lobbyists and donation laden disciples, military equipment sales, a vast and long history of corruption, scandals and graft, and to top it off, $250,000 in for the 2005 Bush Inauguration just to give you a place to start.


*Is this the Theology of a New Century of American Empire?*

“Religion is the most dangerous energy source known to humankind. The moment a person (or government or religion or organization) is convinced that God is either ordering or sanctioning a cause or project, anything goes. The history, worldwide, of religion-fueled hate, killing, and oppression is staggering.” (Eugene Peterson)

Enter the likes Elliot Abrams, Richard L. Armatage, John Bolton, Robert Kagan, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld, William Schnieder Jr., Paul Wolfowitz, James Woolsey, Robert B. Zoellick, and William Kristol.

Kristol editor at the influential Weekly Standard and chair of the Project for the New American Century (read Empire) and this group of unilateralist, unipolar neo-conservatives admit the aspirations of empire. Kristol quipped "If people want to say we're an imperial power, fine" and "Well, what is wrong with dominance, in the service of sound principles and high ideals?” They say the “grand alliances are dead” and we should “go it alone” because “old Europe” is “corrupted by secularism”.

We too can become corrupted, by the ambition, fear and folly these men’s delusive use of “realism” and nationalism that may entangle our thoughts.

The PNAC, spurn of the signatories of the infamous “draft” Defense Advisory Board document in 1992 that called for the invasion of Iraq, claims a vision of an "American peace" based on "unquestioned U.S. military pre-eminence" and that "America's grand strategy should aim to preserve and extend this advantageous position as far into the future as possible." Their operatives infiltrate the Office of Special Plans (OSP) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in their abuse of defense and intelligence assets in no-oversight ventures around the world. (Quotes from “Dangerous Religion: George W. Bush’s Theology of Empire” by Jim Wallis)

Foolishly, the PNAC insisted the seizure of Iraqi oil fields would not take a large US commitment for “much more than a year”. Now they say that Iraq is a “generational commitment”.

If this is our road, we have a right to ask where it leads. We know what happens when leaders think they own the country, own our “values” and proclaim that of their version of American morals and religion superior to all others. We cannot allow them through fear to capture the power of the state, church, business, and the military in order to do their bidding unquestioned and without voice.

What do such “imperial designs” and “American soul? How can we democratize and capitalize foreign lands, while being dependant on lands that are not? How can this Nation or any other nation be made secure and free with men of deranged minds at the head of it?

Our values are found in our Constitution and there is nothing there about using offensive military force and our common life, liberty and pursuit of happiness on the entire planet. It’s our liberation from and vigilance of tyranny that is our torch of liberty.

Whether Bush’s statement that he is taking us on the road of Providence is bizarre “thank you” gesture to the Rev. Moon or a new declaration of some providential road leading to American Empire, this shall not pass. Coupling US policy to an ideology based on a dangerous religious crusade fueled by cultists and “faith-based” freedom is un-American. Now is time for the citizens to enter our temple of democracy, topple the tables and drive out the profit takers.

What is the “road of providence”? Investigate as we did. Then decide for yourself what road you should take.


*MR. PRESIDENT, We the People call Upon You…*

To clear this up. If these connections and conclusions are incorrect, tell us.

Come clean and share your source of such idealism and explain to all Americans what this “road of providence” is with unmistakable, simple English.

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
(John 3:19-21)


For God’s sake come to the light and tell us like it is.

Signed,
“Those that value our own FAITH, LIBERTY and FREEDOM”


This essay prepared by the Religion & Politics Team @ Neo Prose, with the assistance of many others.