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Moonification of the Sciences
The Russell-Wells ‘No-Soul’ Gang Behind the Moonie Freak Show

by Laurence Hecht

“It is just that unwillingness to think evil, . . . that may presently erase the British from the scroll of living significant peoples.”
—H.G. Wells, Experiments in Autobiography

(Excerpted from 21st Century, Winter 2002–2003, pp. 6–29)

Order the full article in the Winter 2002–2003 issue, “Moonification of the Sciences: The Russell-Wells ‘No-Soul’ Gang Behind the Moonie Freak Show”
Back in the 1970s, when the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Gnostic Sex-Cult Freak Show was in its mass recruiting phase, the “Moonies” were the American parent’s worst nightmare. Moon was the zombie-maker, the body-snatcher, who came in the night—or when the children were away at college, and stole their souls away. There was much basis in fact for this fear, as anyone who had ever looked into the vacant eyes or attempted to converse with the vacated mind of a “Moonie” will recall.

Today, this lunatic leader of a mass cult is the titular head of a multitrillion-dollar, worldwide apparatus of government influence-peddling and control that knows no equal. Moon literally owns whole countries in South America and Asia. His apparatus is rapidly buying up the U.S. Congress, the Presidency, and all potential opposition forces of left, right, and center. Moon’s stock-in-trade is cash and sex—lots of it. The cash comes from the worldwide drug- and gun-running operations, part of which came to the surface in the Iran-Contra scandal: cocaine from the South American trade run under cover of the Moon-linked CAUSA group; heroin from Afghanistan and the Far East, laundered through dirty-money operations of the Moon cult that overlapped Ollie North’s extracurricular activities while at the National Security Council.

The sex is a specialty of Moon’s own Gnostic “family” cult. Remember the Congressional Madam scandals of the 1970s, featuring Tong Sun Park and Suzy Park Thomson? That was just the tip of the iceberg of “The Reverend” Moon’s sexual-favors operation. Military intelligence officers who investigated Unification Church operations in Washington in the 1970s and 1980s, report that the recruitment device used on ranking, conservative political and military officials was to hold weekly orgies, arranged by Col. Bo Hi Pak, the Unification Church official who was a top officer of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA). The special treat at these affairs were the “Little Angels”—Korean schoolgirls brought over by Moon as a singing group. The photo files from these sessions are reported to be a powerful influence in certain circles to this very day.

But they didn’t stop at Congressmen and high-ranking military. Moon now owns the religious right from Jerry Falwell to Gary Bauer, and has bought up most of the independent black ministers, the former base of the civil rights movement, to boot. Moon uses his ample supplies of money, gold-plated watches minted in his own factories, and his private stock of “Asian brides” for the most corrupt. Moon also owns a substantial chunk of the business operations of Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam. Farrakhan has been appearing regularly at Moon-sponsored events since 1996, in one case on the same podium with former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, and former Vice President Dan Quayle. After the events of 9/11, Moon focussed his sights on the traditional Muslim religious community, and is making inroads into mosques across America.

Nobel physicist Eugene Wigner shares the podium with Reverend Sun Myung Moon at the 1978 International Conference of the Unity of Sciences.
(AP/Wide World Photo)

Moon also runs the central control points of world academic opinion. Through his International Conferences for the Unity of Science and Federation of World Professors, Moon pays six-digit honoraria to leading scientists, with emphasis on using their reputations to promote population control, artificial intelligence, and world federalism. Moon owns the second major daily in the national capital of the world’s greatest power, the Washington Times, and the second largest wire service, United Press International. He controls industries around the world, ranging from food production and distribution to arms manufacture, including the original producers of the Thompson sub-machine gun.

Senator Joseph Lieberman, a putative Democratic presidential candidate, recently received the 2002 Truman-Reagan Freedom Award from the Moonie front group, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. In 2000, Senator John McCain, who has mooted a third party run for the presidency, presided over the award presentation. The president of this Foundation, Lee Edwards, is the editor of the Sun Myung Moon magazine, The World and I. Its public liaison officer is society editor of Moon’s Washington Times. Included on the National Advisory Council of this Moonie front are: former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski; former Senators Robert Dole, Dennis DeConcini, and Claiborne Pell; former UN Ambassador and now head of the American Enterprise Institute Jeane Kirkpatrick; the head of the Heritage Foundation; and many more officials of “respectable” organizations and talking heads you see on television every day.

So Who, or What Is Moon?
So who really is the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and what is behind him? The answer is not what you think. The Moon operation is not a simple case of penetration by a foreign intelligence agency. He is neither a right-wing conspiracy, nor a Communist plot, nor a creation of Jewish bankers. Nor is he the special property of some all-powerful secret society, as dreamed of by some populist-minded conspirophile.

To understand what makes the Moon clock tick, is to know the real history of the 20th Century, not the fairytale version set forth in schoolbooks and newsstand gossip sheets. We shall show you in this article that the Moon cult is the spinoff of two British intelligence operations of the 1920s and 1930s, in which the figures of Bertrand Russell and H.G. Wells play the prominent role. We shall begin by briefly summarizing these two operations. Then, to make sense of them, we shall go back in history to the beginning of the past century, and even a bit earlier, to discover the motives and means by which these things could be carried out. It is a shocking story, but a coherent one. Stay focused, and you can grasp it.

The two operations of Wells and Russell from which Moon sprung are these:

1. The Moral Re-Armament Movement, founded at a 1921 meeting between a wacky Lutheran preacher from Philadelphia and two British delegates to the Washington Disarmament Conference, Lord Arthur Balfour and H.G. Wells. Moral Re-Armament became the mass organizational vehicle for implementation of Wells’s 1928 call in The Open Conspiracy, for a worldwide movement for draft resistance. The environment of Moon’s Korean ministry was under control of Moral Re-Armament when he was picked up as an intelligence asset during the Korean War.

2. The Unity of the Sciences movement. Founded in 1935 under the supervision of Lord Bertrand Russell and John Dewey, it brought together Trotskyite academics Albert Wohlstetter (mentor of current Defense Policy Board Chairman Richard Perle), Sidney Hook, and Ernest Nagel, with members of the radical-positivist Vienna Circle. Merging with Robert M. Hutchins at the University of Chicago in the 1950s, this operation took over the teaching of science in the United States. Thomas Kuhn’s widely read fraud, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, was published as the second volume of their Encyclopedia of Unified Sciences. In 1972, the Moonies were given the Unity of Sciences franchise, sponsoring the first of their still-ongoing International Conferences of the Unity of Sciences. Their early sessions featured such notables as Manhattan Project physicist Eugene Wigner, the lifelong ally of that truly mad scientist Leo Szilard (the model for Dr. Strangelove, in Stanley Kubrick’s film of that name), and environmental fascists Alexander King and Aurelio Peccei, founders of the no-growth Club of Rome.

Before looking back to the history of these projects, let us first briefly dispense with the person of Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Moon as a personality is of very little importance, in himself. The real Reverend Moon is a pathetic, if nonetheless nasty, victim of Japanese internment and North Korean torture sessions. He is what the professional mindbenders who operate under military intelligence cover call a synthetic personality, just the right sort of material for running a cult operation. Born in 1920, Moon had received some training as an engineer when he was first imprisoned by the Japanese during their extended occupation of Korea. Early in the Korean War, Moon was taken prisoner in the North and subjected to the hideous physical and mental torture that became well known to Americans of the time. Moon describes his so-called religious conversion while in North Korean imprisonment as “my brainwashing.”

A sample or two of Moon’s “philosophy” tells it all. Here is the Reverend Moon on the subject of the meaning of life:

The purpose of Life, into which we all are born, for a man is woman, and for a woman is man. Man and woman are born to live for each other. The harmony of their body shapes, and of their organs of love are simply made so.

If you truly understand this fact, you have mastered more truth and more precious wisdom than an entire encyclopedia. God, the Great King of wisdom, has placed our organs of love in each other’s custody. Thus the true master of the organ of love which a man or woman possesses is not that person at all, but is their loving spouse. . . .

He made these comments before the 15th conference of the International Conference on the Unity of Sciences in 1986. Moon has something of an obsession with sex and the sexual organs. A former Moonie and leader of one of Moon’s pro-Vietnam War front groups, recalled this anecdote:

I remember a day at Belvedere [the Moonies’ Tarrytown, New York training camp] in May of 1973 during a leadership conference. Moon had just finished a short speech, and he then asked for general questions. I rose to my feet to address him. I said, “as a One World Crusade Commander, I frequently encounter the problem of homosexuality among our men.” I asked him if there was anything we could do to help these people.

He replied: “Tell them that if it really becomes a problem to cut it off, barbecue it, put it in a shoe box, and send it to me.” The audience roared with laughter.1

Or another sample of the profound depths of Moon’s thought:

When you defecate, do you use a mask? This is no laughing matter, this is serious. When you were kids, did you ever taste the cooties from your nose? . . . Why didn’t you feel they were dirty? Because that’s a part of your body. The Reverend Moon has discovered something that no one else had thought about.2

1. It All Began at Appomattox
If the lunatic Moon is not the maker of his own madhouse, who is? The best way to answer that question is to take a closer look at the designers of the operation that produced Moon, and the forces which shaped them.

Introducing: Russell and Wells
Most literate people know Herbert George (H.G.) Wells as a writer of science-fiction stories. Bertrand Russell, his chief partner in evil, is best known as a philosopher, mathematician, human rights activist, and pacifist—this, despite his repeated calls for a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union, and his often-expressed desire that the spread of epidemic disease might reduce the world’s population every generation or so. Yet even with such correction (the truth of which the present-day Russell acolyte, Noam Chomsky, was forced to concede at a recent public appearance at Rice University in Houston), one does not arrive at a true picture of these men, or their role in the world.

Unity of the Sciences founder Bertrand Russell. Russell is pictured at UNESCO House in Paris in 1957, at the time his Pugwash operation to use fear of nuclear war to force surrender to world government was in full swing.
(C. Bablin/Unesco)

Russell and Wells, who orchestrated so much of the evil of the 20th Century, were by birth and upbringing, men of the 19th Century, grown to manhood under the British Empire at the peak of its power, nursed on the tales of Kipling and the notion of the inborn superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race. Yet, they were clever enough to foresee its demise, and early on set themselves to the task of shaping a new world empire, more fearful and more evilly conceived than the openly declared global tyranny which was Victorian England. In his Experiments in Autobiography, Wells wrote of his own childhood:

In those days I had ideas about Aryans extraordinarily like Mr. Hitler’s. The more I hear of him the more I am convinced that his mind is almost the twin of my thirteen-year-old mind in 1879; but heard through a megaphone—and—implemented. I do not know from what books I caught my first glimpse of the Great Aryan People going to and fro in the middle plains of Europe, spreading east, west, north, and south . . . whose ultimate triumphs everywhere squared accounts with the Jews . . . I have met men in responsible positions, L.S. Amery, for example, Winston Churchill, George Trevelyan, C.F.G. Masterman, whose imaginations were manifestly built upon a similar framework and who remained puerile in their political outlook because of its persistence.

(Wells only fails to note that the similarity of Hitler’s outlook to the British one arises because Hitler was, like Moon, a synthetic personality and product of British-intelligence occult bureau and psywar penetration operations run into Germany at the beginning of the century.)

The Russells were an English noble family that came to prominence in the reign of Henry VIII, with the rise of John Russell, First Earl of Bedford. The Earl Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) of whom we speak, was the grandson of Lord John Russell (1792-1878), twice prime minister during the reign of Queen Victoria. Grandfather Russell, who raised young Bertrand, was an intimate of British spymaster and longtime head of the Foreign Office, Lord Palmerston. Palmerston managed a veritable zoo of agents of all stripes, particularly of the radical anarchist, and communist variety—Mazzini, Bakunin, and Karl Marx among them. A specialty of the house was the technique that came to be known as “Balkanization,” the breaking up of a nation or opposing empire into divided parts. China, India, and much of Africa were subjugated this way, and Europe and Russia successfully held at bay.

But the great prize was the United States, the lost colony, whose reconquest was a central concern of British policy from 1783 onward. The Civil War was the last great effort to accomplish this goal by force of arms. Palmerston’s agents in the Confederacy included Secretary of War Judah Benjamin and Teddy Roosevelt’s uncle, James Bulloch. But Palmerston lived just long enough to see the defeat of the Confederacy, Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, and the immediately following assassination of President Lincoln by one of his disposable agents. . . .


 1. Allen Tate Wood, “My Four and One Half Years with The Lord of the Flies” (www.allentwood.com/myfour.html). 

2. Statement by Reverend Moon at the Nov. 23, 1996 opening ceremony of Tiempos del Mundo newspaper in Buenos Aires.

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