Filed under: Pretending to be a Philosopher, Pretending to be an Activist, Pretending to be an Artist
This is the larger-than-life story of Reverend Moon, the billionaire Korean preacher behind the Washington Times, the heart of the GOP media machine… who jet-sets around the world with members of the Bush family… who literally claims to be the Second Coming… to whom D.C. insiders shamelessly pay homage. Years ago, Moon was widely considered a dangerous madman, like Jim Jones or L. Ron Hubbard. He inspired TV specials with names like “Escape From The Moonies.” His group earned its notoriety by prying young people from families, persuading them to sell flowers to underwrite Moon’s New York mansions and yacht, and marrying his subjects to strangers as a show of domination. Not only is he still around, but he is richer and more influential than ever. In 2004, journalist John Gorenfeld scooped the Washington press corps when he exposed a dinner party on Capitol Hill, in which members of Congress watched as Moon held a ritual coronation for himself as the “King of Peace.” Wearing a majestic cape and coronet, the publisher declared himself the Messiah. The New York Times editors compared the event, sponsored by a U.S. senator, to an act of the Roman emperor Caligula.
That, as you might imagine, was just the tip of the iceberg.
Bad Moon Rising takes you into the underbelly of the Religious Right. Which is surprisingly, scandalously entwined with Moon and his business empire — an untold chapter in American political history.
The grand absurdity is that Moon has become a major patron of conservative politics. And from his seat of respect, he is launching odd, multi-million dollar campaigns of his own to replace Jesus (whom he considers a failure), and attack the wall between church and state; his church, that is.
There’s more. The Chicago Tribune has reported that he controls the U.S. sushi industry. He manufactures heavy industry, does business with Kim Jong-Il. And he now officially considers himself Emperor of the Universe, claiming the imagined endorsements of dead U.S. presidents.
Strange sex and violence, power and blasphemy… The author invites you on an arresting journey as he explores the skulduggery with which Moon insinuated himself into Washington’s most moralistic circles, with a cast including the Bush family, Jerry Falwell, Left Behind author Tim LaHaye, Richard Nixon, an overseas gangster or two, and the men who built the Religious Right… with more than a little help from Moon.
Read about the state of American democracy in Bad Moon Rising, and you won’t know whether to laugh or cry.
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Filed under: Pretending to be a Hypebeast
First of all do not judge me, I do not waste my money on beer, weed, or gas…. so close your eyes and shut your mouth as I spend way too much on these…
Filed under: Pretending to be an Artist
Rhythm and Hue is a Performance art show by world renown artist David Garibaldi. Garibaldi creates 6 foot portraits of pop icons, CEO’s, rock stars, sports figures, and more. Each painting is created in a matter of minutes to music.
“As soon as I step on stage I’m all over the place. I’m throwing paint, entertaining the audience, and making sure the portraits still look good. Who said the artist has to stay in the studio? The stage is where I feel the most free,” says David about his unique show. If there are any artists breaking the creative boundaries between the studio and stage, this young 24 year old artist is leading the way.
Performances by David Garibaldi have included celebrities, CEO’s, politicians, pro athletes, and audiences around the world which consist of various concerts, private parties, corporate meetings and other large scale events. Garibaldi can also be seen featured on various networks like MTV, NBC, UPN, PBS, in addition to worldwide publications.
David Garibaldi’s original portraits range from Ray Charles, and John Lennon, to Jay Z, and Bono. Rhythm and Hue is not just art in concert entertainment, but a means to highlight David’s talent as a motivational speaker in addition to his ability to captivate audiences around the world. “I use Rhythm and Hue as a platform to inspire lives, and that is the reason I do this,” says David, he also adds “We all need inspiration sometimes, and no matter what age group attends my shows, they all leave the same….inspired!” David Garibaldi’s Rhythm and Hue has proven to be a total knockout performance, and a show you will never forget.
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Filed under: Pretending to be an Activist
This speech is about 35 minutes long but please try to make some time to watch it. This man is the greatest political speaker of our generation and this speech made in Philadelphia on March 18th, 2008 is one the greatest of all time or at least of my generation. If you cant watch the video read the transcript here.