global taxes as “doable.”rnThe book, incidentally, includes inputrnfrom key officials from the WorldrnBank and from one of the investmentrnfunds associated with George Soros. Itrnalso reports that Stanley Fischer, chiefrneconomist of the IMF, has expressed hisrnwillingness to consider such a tax,rnadding “The IMF is in a good position torndevelop ways in which a transactions taxrncould work.”rnIndeed it is.rnCliff Kincaid, director of the AmericanrnSovereignty Action Project, is the authorrnof Global Taxes for World Government,rnavailable by calling 1-800-787-5246.rnPOLITICSrnMoonie Goldrnby Paul GottfriedrnLast December, the Weekly Standard,rnin an article by Matt Labashrnon a mass wedding conducted by thernReverend Sun Myung Moon at RFKrnStadium on November 9, offered a feastrnof vilification and innuendo. Thoughrnthe Washington Post and the New Republicrnboth lampooned the same event,rnLabash’s polemic had a more viciousrnedge. He ridiculed “the stumpy Koreairrnwho sports tacky boutonnieres the size ofrnbabies’ heads and whose matchmakingrninvolves playing Fifty-two Pick-up withrnyour 8 by 10.” Labash reprises and exaggeratesrnthe complaints of some defectingrnMoonies thatrnthe movement engages in deceptivernrecruiting methods, keeps recruitsrnfrom contacting their demonizedrnparents and makes membersrnsleep 11 to a van while travelingrnthe country selling cheap trinketsrnand flowers, with no health benefitsrnor salaries in order to enrichrnMoon and offset the costs of gatheringsrnsuch as this one.rnWhile a related piece by MargaretrnTalbot in the New Republic (Decemberrn22, 1997) depicts Moon as a religiousrneccentric “in need of some positivernattention,” Labash expresses alarm atrnhis megalomania, and particularly at hisrn”authoritarian accents that wouldrndo North Korea’s Kim Ilsung proud.” Herntears into “conservatives” who “jumpedrnon board in the 1980s when Moon provedrnhimself a staunch anti-Gommunist,rnfunding the Contras and lavishingrnjunkets abroad.” Labash also names somernnames—e.g.. Jack Kemp, Gerald Ford,rnJeane Kirkpatrick, and former WashingtonrnTimes editor Arnaud de Borchgrave,rnall of whom are accused of soiling themselvesrnwith Moonie money.rnMore significant than the namesrnLabash throws out are the ones he conspicuouslyrnfails to mention. A completernaccount of Unification Ghurch fundingrnin the 80’s and early 90’s would have torninclude the swarm of neoconservative recipientsrnwho took tens of millions of dollarsrnthey now consider tainted. Wlien Irnwent to work for the Washington TimesrnCorporation in the mid-80’s, a neoconservativerncolleague, Cynthia Grenier,rnhelpfully explained that I would neverrnrise in the organization nor publish inrnthe Washington Times unless “I learnedrnto get along with Norman and Midge.” Irnhad apparently offended this couple byrnwriting something that made me soundrn”more gentile than Jewish.” The ladyrnwho advised me was entirely right.rnMany in high places in the corporationrn— e.g., Liz Kristol, John Podhoretz,rnand Todd Lindberg—were the offspringrnor hangers-on of the two families thatrnnow dominate the Weekly Standard.rnThe neocon affiliations of the WashingtonrnTimes Corporation have dearlyrncost the Revereird Moon. They pushedrnhis American publishing empire into arnfateful alliance with the global democraticrnboosters and treacherous beneficiariesrnwho are now straining themselvesrnto make him look bad. As early as 1986,rnthe American Spectator, whose staff andrncontributors had enjoyed Moon’s bounty,rnunleashed a savage attack on “antidemocratic”rntendencies in the UnificationrnGhurch. Other more recent attacksrnin the City foumal and the Weekly Standardrnindicate the utter contempt felt byrnneocons for “the stumpy Korean” whornhas looked after them. One might contrastrnthis to the brief, implausible alliancernin the late 80’s between the Unificationistsrnand the National Front inrnFrance. Though the common interestrnhere, anti-communism, was not sufficientrnto compensate for sharp ideologicalrndifferences, Frontist candidates whorntook financial aid from the ReverendrnMoon treated him with unfailing gratitude.rnLe Pen himself took pains to expressrnthis sentiment, much as membersrnof the American Old Right such as M.E.rnBradford and Russell Kirk were politelyrngrateful for the honoraria they receivedrnfor essays published in The World and I.rnBut such alliances with genuine conservativesrncould not have worked, as I suggestrnin The Conservative Movement, givenrnthe Reverend Moon’s announcedrnplan to transform human society.rnThe difference in attitude is simple.rnConservatives make an effort to be loyalrnto their friends and benefactors, evenrnwhen they disagree with them sharplyrnover a political or religious issue. Leftists,rnon the other hand, do not believe in loyaltyrn—either to their friends or to theirrncountry. The neocon alliance with thernUnification Ghurch was fated by thernpresence of two overlapping agendas.rnBecause of the nationalisms that bothrndisguise in internationalist rhetoric andrnbecause both are wedded to gargantuanrngovernment, Unificationists and neoconservativesrnwere, to some extent, naturalrnallies. Unfortunately for the Unificationists,rntheir preferred allies have turnedrnout to be less than grateful. So far fromrnmaintaining a decent reticence aboutrntheir benefactor’s shortcomings, neoconsrnand their allies cheerfidly makerncommon cause with the Church’s swornrnenemies, including the most famousrnrenegade Unificationist in the UnitedrnStates, Michael Warder. On the basis ofrnWarder’s volunteered testimony, thernReverend Moon was sent to jail on stillrnquestionable charges of tax fraud.rnRecent neocon displays of rudeness atrnthe expense of their Asian benefactorrnmay be related to his declining value.rnWith a new foreign patron, Rupert Murdoch,rnin tow and with rumors that thernReverend Moon may be dragged downrnwith the Korean currency, the neoconsrnhave less reason to make nice to the UnificationrnGhurch. Besides, many of thernneocons’ fellow Jews dislike the Unificationistsrnintensely. While I did not find arnlarge Jewish presence among Churchrnmembers, the organized Jewish communityrnthinks differently, and Moon hasrnbeen repeatedly attacked for pulling inrnconfused Jewish kids. Moreover, the featuredrnspeaker at the mass wedding inrnRFK Stadium was Louis Farrakhan,rnwhose anti-Semitic obsessions come uprninevitably during interviews. Given oth-rn42/CHRONICLESrnrnrn