June 7, 1975.
Honorable and beloved brethren!
And the world members of the Unification Church from 60 different countries! This May 16 Plaza is a historical place. I thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for your attending the World Rally for Korean Freedom to establish a new history at this historical plaza today.
Today, June 7, 1975 is the day of new historical declaration both for me and God.
Already, at this very plaza, people have sent up a great roar that has shaken heaven and earth, blaming Kim Il Sung who is trying to invade the south, thus taking advantage of the Indochina situation. There have already been many rallies for the total unity of national security. However, this World Rally for Korean Freedom is the most unique historical convention in two senses.
First, today's rally is the only convention which blames Kim Il Sung not only in the name of the people and mankind, but also in the name of God. Secondly, this rally is a worldwide convention where not only our Korean people gather to resolve the defense for Korean freedom, but also some one thousand representatives from 60 countries of different languages and cultures gather together to resolve the protection of free Korea and the whole world.
This rally is a worldwide convention to manifest to the world the free peoples' resolution to protect the freedom of Korea.
The purposes of this rally are to encourage our people to be totally united domestically in the face of our nation's crisis brought about by the communization of Vietnam and Cambodia and to show the direction and standpoint which the people of the world should follow. As a result this rally is significant in order to warn Kim Il Sung against conducting any rash action, miscalculating or provoking a war like the June 25 Korean War.
Ladies and gentlemen, what is Communism?
We know very well that Communism began with the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, engulfing more than half of the world within the last half century and inflicting its ruthless and savage action upon mankind. Communism is a dreadful, satanic philosophy, the action of which is horribly criminal and destructive. We Korean people who have experienced the savage action of Communism know better than any other people in the world the criminal behavior of the Communists. We are the people who have made a greater sacrifice than any other people in the world because of Communism. And at this very moment in North Korea our 14,000,000 brethren are still the victims of Communism. However, the criminal action of Communism does not stop here.
Today we can find the reason why we must oppose Communism and annihilate its criminal actions from the face of the earth. Communism is not only the enemy of mankind, but more significantly it is the enemy of God. Communism is not only an ideological system of politics and economics, but it is also a form of religion based on atheism.
Communism completely controls human thinking, action and way of life, which is the unique force that only a religion can have. And Communism is a religion insisting that there is no God. Moreover the ideology itself takes the place of God in human thinking, action and way of life, making human beings into slaves and machines. Therefore Communism is an unforgivable enemy which opposes God. It is a satanic religion wanting to annihilate God from the face of the earth. For Communism to win victory on the earth is for God to be defeated completely on the earth. It is God's defeat before it is the defeat of democracy and the free world. Therefore Communism is God's enemy even before it is the enemy of mankind.
However, omniscient and omnipotent God cannot be defeated. God will not merely watch Communism win victory over the whole world.
Therefore, in today's rally we must realize that the Unification Church and other virtuous religions who believe in God will surely win victory over Communism, the satanic religion denying God. I sincerely declare that the Unification Church, who calls God our Father, and all the other religious people with their obedience and faith should defeat God's enemy, Communism, which is trying to kill God.
Therefore we must realize that all religious people, especially Unification Church members, are God's warriors to be called to the front line for victory over Communism and are vanguards and flag bearers in the battle between God and Satan. We can never defeat Communism depending only upon weapons. This is because we cannot destroy firm human belief with only weapons or an atomic bomb. It is through belief and ideology that we can defeat the false. The force that will win victory over Communism, the false ideology, is another spiritual belief and ideology of a higher dimension.
Today we must increase our national power. We must equip our armed forces. We must fortify our defense line.