Given what we already know about the character of Reverend Sun Myung Moon (chiefly, that he is the head of a strange cult-like church which believes the only way to world peace is to establish a global theocracy with himself at the head) and the closeness of his ties to our national government (do you think just anybody can get themselves crowned in a federal government building?), this American Prospect article (via Yglesias), which suggests both and Moon and the conservative newspaper he owns, the Washington Times, have far closer ties to the North Korean government that its Republican friends in Congress might assume:
Moon accepted an invitation to come north in November 1991, just weeks before the red ?ag was hauled down at the Kremlin. In Colonel Pak's book Truth Is My Sword, Volume II (Volume I was graced by an introduction from former Reagan Secretary of State Al Haig), the longtime Moon aide says the reverend went further than merely suggesting a post-Cold War entente. "In a uni?ed Korea," Pak quotes him proclaiming, "I will become supreme chairman of the uni?ed Korean Peninsula. Kim Il-Sung will be the vice chairman, and the central ideology will be Godism ... ."
There are three guiding principles for the world to choose among: democracy, communism and Godism. People throughout the world were inspired by the potential of democracy, especially in the United States. But the reality is that Republicans and Democrats continually fight among themselves. They are virtually unable to accomplish anything. It is clear that democracy as the United States knows and practices it cannot be the model for the world.