Cham Bumo Gyeong: Episode 299

Cham Bumo Gyeong
Book 10: Preparing the Ideal Environment Centering on the Providence of the Ocean and Latin America
Chapter 3: Jardim Declarations for Creating an Ideal Community
Section 5: The Providence for an Ideal Community, Preservation and development of the environment
Section 5: The Providence for an Ideal Community, Paragraph 11

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Section 5.  The Providence for an Ideal Community

Preservation and development of the environment

The Pantanal, the world's largest wetlands and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located near Jardim, is a region of God's creation of which 80 percent remains preserved in its original state, untouched by human hands. True Parents offered many deep prayers for the Pantanal to serve as the primordial and original foundation upon which ideal villages can be established. Father also planned to flash-freeze fish caught in South America and market them throughout the world, and to build large-scale fish farms in South America. In addition, because South America's climate is warmer than North Americas, Father felt the area presented a good opportunity to develop fishing tourism.

1   The path of restoration transforms death into life. The only way one can follow this path of life is by self-sacrifice. It is a difficult path full of tragedy, but we have no choice. We are trying to be object partners to God, who is a being who invests and continually forgets that He has invested. Heaven invests and forgets. The path of faith is essentially one of throwing away your current self and continually seeking your future, resurrected self. That is why the path of the one who leads the effort to realize God's providential Will is the most critical path and the path of greatest trepidation. A leader must invest him or herself. I have heard that my success in the United States is leading many senators and eminent people worldwide to try to meet me. Nevertheless, I am staying in secluded mountain valleys and on farms with only water and grass, places that interest no one.

We are drawn to this primitive environment which is like our original home, where God first created us. We return to nature. This is restoration. We need to love the water and the grass. How profoundly God labored to make every single element of the creation! In a river, there are diverse species of fish, and after God made each one of those species, He was not sad. He liked them all. If Unification Church members catch and eat fish for a month, in return you must take a bag of grain or some other kind of food and feed it to the fish in the river. This is the cycle of life.

2   I bought about 5,000 acres of farmland in South America, which is currently being farmed. We can be self-sufficient if we live there and manage this farm. Surprisingly, every imaginable tropical fruit tree grows there. Before the purchase, we visited the farm when the owner was not there, and saw all the tropical fruit trees in the garden. They were planted in a garden with a yard where there were chickens walking around. The smell of pineapples was fragrant, but they had just been left there. When I asked why the pineapples were just left like that, they explained that they had not just been left there, but would be picked and eaten when they were ripe. Also, there was a banana tree that produced bunches of tiny bananas. The people there do not care much for large bananas. When I asked for delicious bananas, they would bring me the tiny ones. If you stand beneath a banana tree when the bananas are ripe, the banana smell is so fragrant! Just by gathering this fruit that grows naturally, you will never starve. It is a real mystery that people can die of hunger in such an environment. This kind of thing happens because there is no leadership.

3   Normally, you need to wait more than 50 years to fell trees, for example, pine trees. So I was surprised to discover that in South America they can harvest trees only five years after they are planted. They are very thick, so they can be felled even at that young age. They are about 15 meters high. When I saw this, I was surprised. The trees are of fairly good quality. Ebony is said to be one of the more expensive trees that grow in the tropics of South America. People say that a post made from the trunk of that tree will last for 100 to 150 years. This is really good news. Imagine being able to cut down these trees on a cycle of five to ten years. That would produce a large income. We can build a sawmill and produce lumber as soon as the trees are harvested. The lumber can be used to build houses, and we can prefabricate houses following an ideal model. We can establish other business enterprises using materials from the area, and manufacture bricks to be used in producing modern homes.

4   The lumber used in Brazil is brought in from Paraguay. The price for the trees from the virgin forest is incredible. The land there is at least three times the size of Jeju Island and is packed with trees. That lumber is ideal for construction. There are enough resources to design and produce prefabricated structures and sell them to people who build farms and ranches.

5   God first created the environment. Therefore, when we as the Unification Church go out to witness, we also must first create the environment. I have come to South America for that reason, to create the environment. We are planning an ideal model farmland, forest and fishery. In order to accommodate people who work there, we will build houses on this one-million-square-foot piece of land. This should serve as an example to all Unification Church members. You must work wherever you go, whether in Africa or anywhere else. Where there is water, you have to build a fish farm. Where there is land, you have to plant trees. The world is facing problems concerning oxygen. If the trees in the Amazon Basin are cut down, Europe will face a serious oxygen shortage. Therefore, Europe is trying to restrict the cutting down of trees. Brazil wants to develop the Amazon Basin and is asking Europe for compensation. This is the situation. Therefore, the time has come to plant trees on every bare piece of land. We need to cultivate forests.

6   South America is the place where you can enjoy the benefits of nature. When you come to know all the regions in South America, you see that it is best to establish villages with a culture that embraces nature in order to gradually solve the problems of water management and development, rather than building a city with a culture disconnected from nature. Then there will be no problem with pollution. The person who controls and cares most for the management of water in these regions will eventually lead the world.

7   Why are we building a ranch and farm in Uruguay? Brazil and Uruguay have an abundance of resources that can sustain a self-sufficient ranch and farm. We can distribute calves, lambs and the young from other animals to 160 nations, where people can raise them and also become self-sufficient. If you give them money, it will soon be gone, but if you give them calves, they will multiply continuously. Doing this will overcome one obstacle to global prosperity. In the process, you too can own ranches and farms. Furthermore, the world will become one big territory for operating fisheries or for recreational fishing tourism. When we first went to the Pantanal, about 2,500 acres of land cost $70,000. A farm with 700 cows was $700,000. Here in Paraguay, everyone raises chickens too. I plan to lead everything so as to create an ideal hometown or nation. I can build a kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school and college in the middle of the farm. It will be a place where all five races can truly live together. This is why people from the 160 nations should come here, receive training, and return to their nations to develop the land in their hometown. Recreation is a part of this, so they will be able to fish and hunt while they are here. There are practical preparations underway to take advantage of these opportunities.

8   I am planning to operate a fish farm. I am supplying live fish to Japanese restaurants that cook fish picked from the fish tank. I developed this practice, and research carried out at my direction led to enhanced filtration systems that permit live fish to live in tanks for a long time. Right now, we are in the process of researching how fish caught in Alaska, such as king salmon and silver salmon, can be transported and sold live on the Japanese market. Live fish go for three to five times the price of frozen fish. Why do we need a fish farm? It is because people want live fish. Distribution of live fish caught in the wild is possible, but distributing live fish from local fish farms dramatically reduces the distribution costs. Therefore, in the future our tanks should be allocated to families and villages. One manager can supervise all the production, calculate annual fish consumption worldwide, and request the appropriate payment through a bank bi-annually. If we do this, even people who do not like fish will buy and eat it because it will be so convenient. This kind of organization is very promising in terms of creating a low-cost distribution system. If one person can manage a fish farm, he or she can run a business, even in the middle of a sightseeing park. One additional benefit is that we can market sashimi as much as we want.

9   If you catch fish in the Paraguay River, you usually end up throwing away much of your catch. Our people should introduce fishing tourism, buy the fish that the tourists catch, flash-freeze them by the riverside, and ship the fish to Japan, Europe and China. Since the fish will have been flash-frozen, when they are thawed out, they will be as fresh as they were by the riverside. Using a 10,000-ton boat, we can transport fish that have been caught in the Pacific and Atlantic, as well as those that have been cultivated in the 160 fish farms on six continents, as far away as the opposite side of the world. When there are fish here, there are no fish in the north, and when there are fish up north there are none down here. By setting up a distribution system that can balance supply and demand, we can establish an economic base.

10   Because there are no mountains in most of South America, you can channel the water wherever you want. When you dig for water, you need to locate your well where the groundwater lies; otherwise water will not appear no matter how deep you dig. You can earn a living just by selling water. By evaporating ocean water you can make as much water as you need. Today because of the advances in engines and other technology, we can bore tunnels and construct aquaculture buildings in places that are 4, 40, or even 400 kilometers away from a water source. I could construct a building for a fish farm taller than the World Trade Center. There are more than 1,000 kinds of fish in the Pantanal, but they can be cultivated inside a building by using a computer with the proper software. Imagine! Anyone who might pass by and want lunch will be able buy and eat whatever fish they desire. In other words, we can make a place where we can make sashimi with any fish you want.

11   I have a special interest in South America. I am trying to observe how fish migrate there during the beginning of winter. If we want to generate tourism, we should think seriously about how to take advantage of the four different seasons. Winter is always a problem, but if we coordinate well with the four seasons, I think we can build a full-scale tourist business. Furthermore, since this area is on the opposite end of the Earth from Kodiak, Alaska, when one side is going into hibernation, the opposite side is entering into summer vacation. The two alternate. The issue for us is how to overcome the challenges of the four seasons through stimulating exchange between the northern and southern hemispheres. Fishing takes place in the summer and stops in the winter. How are we going to promote fishing through all four seasons? I want to bring people from Kodiak to visit Korea. In Korea, for example, summer is a hot season, so they will like to go to Kodiak during the summer. Consider, however, that it is not summer in South America; it is winter. So we can go there and compare the two. Let's make a foundation to allow the Korean people to feel that they have moved into another season. If we can create such a program for tourism, we can utilize it anywhere during all four seasons.

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