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Oh no. Aliens… Bio-duplication… Nude conspiracies. Oh, my God! Lyndon LaRouche was right!
—Homer Simpson[1]

Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr. (1922–2019) (a.k.a. "Lyn Marcus" when he was in the Socialist Workers Party[2]) was a very special kind of cult leader American political animal, a perennial candidate for President and the ultimate wingnut/moonbat, encompassing both the extreme left and extreme right.

You know those sketchy-looking people that you see giving out pamphlets and newspapers near college campuses and subway stations? Carrying hand-lettered posters with pictures of Bush, Cheney, or Obama with a Hitler mustache? Chances are, they're working for Lyndon LaRouche.[3]

LaRouche was a perpetual office seeker who ran for President eight times. For a while, he lived under heavy guard in a rural Virginia compound,[4] where he operated his own batshit loony—but thankfully ineffective—political machine in a manner freakishly similar to a religious cult.[5] Many of his political workers are young adults who think LaRouche, and only LaRouche, knows what needs to be done to Save the World™.[6]

The LaRouche organization attempts to recruit followers from across the political spectrum. Though his organization has been active in other countries (particularly Australia and Germany), his home base and constituency has traditionally been largely American. Perhaps most surprising has been their success in recruiting old civil rights leaders into their movement. These include former SCLC leader Rev. James Bevel (1936-2008),[7] and Amelia Boynton Robinson (1911-2015),[8] a leader in the Selma-Montgomery marches. He also had a great deal of success wooing nuclear scientists into alliances with his group over nuclear power advocacy, including some big names who should have known better, although most of them jumped ship quickly once they realized LaRouche was nuts.[9]


I resolved that no revolutionary movement was going to be brought into being in the USA unless I brought it into being.

LaRouche's wild theories seem especially strange to the Great Unwashed because they don't realize his thinking and his sympathies are stuck in the past − way, way in the past. LaRouche wanted to use 17th and 18th century political ideas to solve 21st century problems, and he was likely to use a peace agreement between England and Vietnam from the year 1643 as an example of what needs to be done to solve a current political crisis (even one that exists only in his own mind) today.[11]

Though LaRouche traditionally ran as a Democrat since 1980, whether he is right or left is kind of hard to prove. The best that can be said is his beliefs were a unique amalgamation of wingnuttery and moonbattery, where far-left and far-right meet on the far side of the moon. His earliest political background was decidedly on the hard-left, where he was a Trotskyist and an organizer for the Socialist Workers Party (kicked out when they noticed his messiah complex even then), and then led a Marxist study group of New Left students during the late 1960s, from whence he assembled most of his early following.[12] Some say he did this on the grounds that, according to Marxist theory, a proletarian revolution would not be possible until industrial development and a strong middle class were first a reality.[13] This may explain his infatuation with nuclear power and big development projects.


Apart from those accomplishments which are as much an organic product of the U.S. Labor Party as my own efforts, my principal accomplishment is that of being, by a large margin of advantage, the leading economist of the twentieth century to date. That distinction can be most easily defended, since it is not quantitative, but qualitative.

He wanted to build nuclear-powered desalinization plants off the California coast, use tactical nukes to build a canal across Africa to solve the world's water crisis,[15] thought the economy will collapse unless we build a high speed maglev railroad through Alaska and Siberia,[16][11] and thought Henry Kissinger,[17] the ADL,[18] the Queen of England, Greenpeace, and the World Wildlife Fund are agents of the Royal family[19] the KGB[20] international Satanism[21] who control the drug trade.[22] LaRouche had been repeatedly accused of anti-Semitism as well, though this is more prominent outside the United States, where he mostly blames the British for everything.

His apparent endgame was the militarization of all corners of society, the expulsion of British influence from western culture, and the creation of a new super-race he calls "Golden Souls" (a term he borrowed from Plato[23] — LaRouche was heavy into Ancient Greece[24] and accused his enemies of being Neo-Romans).[25][26][27] The common thread in his views from the 1960s onward was a doomsday scenario in which finance capital is about to bring about a worldwide economic collapse or a "new dark age" unless LaRouche's leadership and economic proposals are adopted.[16] (Heh heh.) He predicted imminent global collapse for 40 years, effectively beating Ron Paul at his own game. We're still waiting.[28]

The REAL British Invasion![edit]

Who is pushing the world toward war? is the forces behind the World Wildlife Fund, the Club of Rome, and the heritage of H.G. Wells and the evil Bertrand Russell.
I'm your mama, I'm your daddy, I'm that nigga in the alley, I'm your doctor when in need, want some coke? Have some weed ♪

The underlying theme used as the basis for nearly all of LaRouche's actions stems from the conspiracy theory he embraced for most of his political career: the idea that the Royal monarchy still rules the world-spanning British Empire, and that we are all still slaves to England.[note 1] The difference is that instead of overtly ruling the member nations of its empire, the British monarchy secretly controls the world's governments from behind the scenes. He also thought rock & roll, especially The Beatles,[30] is a British intelligence plot to lead us into a dark age, and only classical music played in C=256 Hz Verdi tuning can bring about a new political and cultural renaissance,[31] and that Harry Potter and Pokémon are cults reprogramming children's brains to commit acts of violence.[32]

In LaRouche's eyes, the key event that led to the birth of this vast British cartel took place in the year 1711. This was the time of the insidious conspiracy by Isaac Newton and the Royal Society to undermine the workings of Gottfried Leibniz and his development of calculus.[14] Everything in modern politics stems from this event, even to the point where an issue of his cult's self-published fanzine, Everyone In The World Is Insane But Me Executive Intelligence Review, rarely passes without a mention of Leibniz.[note 2]

According to LaRouche, all of the worst United States Presidents of the 20th and 21st centuries have been pawns of London – and not the other way around, as the insidious British-controlled media tell you.[33] LaRouche respects Franklin Roosevelt highly,[34] but don't mention Harry Truman in his presence – because, you see, Truman was actually a tool and pawn of London![35] Likewise, Dubya and Dick Cheney were following London's agenda to wage a fake "War on Terror" especially to take away your freedoms and keep you under the yoke of England. When Larouche examined the candidates in the 2008 election, he concluded that Barack Obama was a tool of London, so he threw his considerable political clout (ahem) behind Hillary Clinton.[36]

But of course the ruling cabal won, and the reins of power from London were merely transferred from Bush to Obama.[note 3] Therefore, in LaRouche's eyes, Obama is Hitler.[37] This explains why LaRouche supporters have taken part in the Tea Party protests against the Obama administration, holding signs proclaiming Obama to be the new Hitler… even though LaRouche and his supporters have run their political campaigns under the Democratic Party? (The Democrats, however, soundly reject LaRouche and kick his followers out on a regular basis.)[38][39]

Political (mood) swings and flip flops[edit]

It's just a jump to the left...[edit]

Cry for the duck?

You silly chickens!
This is a hawk.

See now how he moves.
—"Morning is a Wonderful Day", L. Marcus[40]

The son of orthodox Quakers who themselves had a yen for tin hattery,[6] LaRouche (then-known as "Lyn Marcus") came to Columbia University as a disaffected former member of the Spartacist League. He began teaching courses on Marxism at a "free university" set up in New York for student radicals. When the 1968 Columbia University student strike broke out, led by the left-wing Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), he formed a "Labor Committee" to mobilize student support for a sanitation workers' strike that was taking place at the same time. After the Columbia strike the Labor Committee became a full-blown faction within SDS called the SDS Labor Committee, and later the National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC). SDS at that time had several factions, one of which was controlled by the Maoist Progressive Labor Party (PL), another of which was also Maoist but opposed to PL (this faction later spawned the Weather Underground), the older social democratic wing of SDS who weren't happy with all the Maoist sects, an anarchist faction, a faction of white students who wanted to work with the Black Panther Party, etc. LaRouche assembled most of his early following from his students at the free university, and when SDS fractured at their 1969 convention, LaRouche went his own way with his National Caucus of Labor Committees gaining a reputation as an especially hard-line leftist sect. The chaotic demise of the Cultural Revolution in China around 1970 proved to be a windfall for the Labor Committees, with disaffected former PLers already conditioned to hard line cult politics and familiar with LaRouche from SDS days seeing him as a suitable stand-in for Mao, who had left them disillusioned. The Labor Committees became known mainly for calling for "strike support" in a form that striking workers really didn't want, and showing up at antiwar functions to pontificate and denounce the movement for ideological impurity.[13]

Transformation into a personality cult[edit]

To the extent that my physical powers do not prevent me, I am now confident and capable of ending your political — and sexual — impotence; the two are interconnected aspects of the same problem.
—L. Marcus[41]

The transformation appears to have happened around 1973-74. In 1973 he ordered his followers to physically attack meetings of the U.S. Communist Party, claiming this would establish the "hegemony" of LaRouche's group over the U.S. left.[42][43][44][45] Shortly thereafter, he began incorporating a weird psycho-sexual analysis into his politics and subjecting followers to "deprogramming" sessions, claiming that only he could fix their erectile dysfunction, cuckold marriages, or homosexual leanings.[46] LaRouche also claimed he was being targeted for assassination.[47] Ex-followers call this period the "great freakout of 1974."[6]

...and then a step to the right[edit]

We shall end the rule of irrationalist episodic majorities, of British liberal notions of 'democracy.'

In 1976 he made his first run for president on the U.S. Labor Party ticket, best remembered for posters claiming a vote for Jimmy Carter would cause global thermonuclear war. His abandonment of Marxism came a little later around 1978. This may have happened because in 1976, the extremist right-wing group Liberty Lobby took notice of some of LaRouche's campaign material and its conspiratorial overtones[6] (LaRouche, like Liberty Lobby, was an early critic of the Trilateral Commission)[49], and began promoting LaRouche publications to their audience, while criticizing it for not identifying what Liberty Lobby thought the "real source" of the "conspiracy" was.[50] Soon, sensing a new potential source of converts, LaRouche publications were filled with conspiracy theories originating in the extreme right, with anti-Semitic overtones.[51] In 1978, his group was still Marxist in some sense, as they published a translation of a Rosa Luxemburg book, but by 1979 he abandoned any remaining traces of Marxism.

In 1980 he made the first of several runs for president in the Democratic primaries. LaRouche attempted to build a grand coalition that would "piggy-back" (his words)[9] him to the White House and make ties with the far-left and far-right. For example, he condemned counter-culture as a conspiracy to enact the drug trade and staunchly criticized the environmentalist movement, to the point of blaming them for the 1979 Iranian Revolution. At the same time, LaRouche also attempted to build ties with civil rights and labor union leaders (the Teamsters especially)[52], claimed he alone could bring Arab-Israeli peace, as well as hammering Carter on enacting trucking deregulation. This seems to have failed to materialize, as LaRouche won a massive 0.09% of votes and Ronald Reagan took LaRouche's seat. Still, try, try again they say, so LaRouche ran six more times, either barely improving or winning fewer votes. He later tried to establish ties with the New Right in the early years of Reagan, especially regarding his pet issues: nuclear power, homofascism,[53] the War on Drugs, and opposition to the environmental movement.

LaRouche was an early proponent of laser and space-based weapons ("which we absolutely need" to destroy the Oligopoly, says LL's wife)[9], and is credited by many with successfully lobbying Ronald Reagan into funding the Strategic Defense Initiative, or "Star Wars" program.[54] So yeah, it's his fault.

A group of his followers calling themselves PANIC, the Prevent AIDS Now Initiative Committee, actually put a measure on the ballot in California in 1986 that could have led to a quarantine of people with HIV, on account of LaRouche's belief that HIV can be spread by insect bites and casual contact.[55] Among their awareness-boosting slogans was “Spread Panic, Not AIDS.”[56]

LaRouche's intelligence network[edit]

We play the enemy forces as a hundred-pound fisherman successfully plays a powerful sailfish or oversized tarpon.
Blofeld LaRouche[57]

Starting around the time of his 1976 run for the presidency, the LaRouche organization built a private intelligence gathering network which rivaled that of many governments and major media. According to one critic,[9] the LaRouche organization used this intelligence network in an opportunistic way to try to establish ties and information exchanges with anyone and everyone, and would often pass information between agencies and groups hostile to each other, either as a deliberate go-between or in an opportunistic way. They established such communication channels with both the CIA and KGB, with both African-American civil rights activists in the U.S. and the South African apartheid government, and with several Latin American military dictatorships and the left-wing Christic Institute which opposed U.S. policy in Central America. Some of these people eventually figured out LaRouche was a loose cannon only interested in promoting himself, but only after a bunch of stuff was leaked that shouldn't have been.

Give credit where credit is due, though: LaRouche's EIR magazine broke the Iran-Contra affair several months before anyone in the media picked up on it.[58]

Success... and hard time[edit]

...a nest of Soviet fellow travelers clacking busybodies in a Soviet jellyfish front, sitting here in Leesburg oozing out their funny little propaganda and making nuisances of themselves.
—LaRouche on the Leesburg Garden Club[47]

Originally based in New York City, the entire LaRouche operation pulled up stakes in 1985 and relocated to Virginia in the Leesburg area near the West Virginia state line. The locals were not amused.[9][59] In 1986, his followers Janice Hart and Mark Fairchild won the Democratic primaries in Illinois for Secretary of State and Lieutenant Governor respectively;[60] that, combined with his move from the relative anonymity of New York City to the fishbowl environment of Leesburg (population 8000) where they quickly came under close scrutiny from local law enforcement and media, and his group's sponsorship of a controversial AIDS ballot initiative in California, called enough public attention to his movement that his fundraising practices came under scrutiny. It was during this time that the LaRouche organization had its biggest successes in running candidates in Democratic primaries. Although their only major victories were the two primary wins in Illinois, his supporters also won a number of minor seats, mostly local Democratic precinct captains and party chairmanships, the most significant of which was in Houston, Texas. The hundreds of "LaRouche Democrats" running in primaries, as the media dubbed them, sent the Democratic Party into a panic and there was a brief media hysteria circa 1986 over the possibility that LaRouche's movement was gaining traction with voters. This ended with the criminal convictions of LaRouche and several top aides.

His Leesburg office was raided by the FBI in October 1986, and he was convicted in 1988 on mail fraud and tax evasion charges.[61] He served five years of a 15 year sentence, at one point sharing a prison cell with Jim Bakker.[62] He and his apologists claim this was solely a politically-motivated prosecution and that LaRouche was a "political prisoner," but in fact was the same sleazy malady every televangelist knows and does well: scaring old people with lurid stories of the Imminent End of the World and bilking them out of their retirement money.[63]

After prison[edit]

The worst human swine is of the self-righteous variety.

During the early 1990s he attempted to establish ties with the "Wise useWikipedia" movement, which is a catch-all term for a wide variety of groups, some of them grassroots organizations on a shoestring budget in timber, ranching, and mining communities who saw their jobs and culture under attack from hard greens; others, corporate-funded astroturf groups engaging in environmental denialism and greenwashing. The LaRouche organization wasn't the only fringe group trying to establish hegemony over this movement, another was the Unification Church. LaRouchies would typically show up at their meetings peddling bizarre conspiracy theories about a British cabal conspiring to de-industralize the planet through environmentalism and their rock-sex-drug counterculture to bring about, again, a "new dark age." They had little success,[note 4] and when they found themselves rebuffed by rough-and-ready loggers and miners who recognized bullshit when they saw it, LaRouche fired a volley at "wise use" around 1995,[65] writing off the movement as a front for "British" libertarian interests taking their cues from Milton Friedman (one of LaRouche's main bugaboos).[66]

On other matters, LaRouche's conviction had effectively cut off his ties with the Reaganite right, and his group's breaking of the Iran-Contra affair pointed to a different direction and an eventual swing back to the left. Two LaRouche associates wrote George Bush: An Unauthorized Biography which became one of their most popular books, detailing George H.W. Bush's various misdeeds (albeit with typical LaRouchian distortions and conspiracy theories woven in). LaRouche opposed the 1991 Gulf War and his followers joined anti-war protests.

See-sawing back to the left[edit]

Was [Monica] Lewinsky a Likud plant into the Clinton White House? It is highly unlikely that we will ever get a satisfactory answer to that question.

At some point in the late 1980s he began to distance himself from the U.S. extreme right, which was then moving into some bizarre new areas themselves such as the militia movement and black helicopter conspiracy theories; even LaRouche realized these movements were dangerous and crazy, and he denounced these (predictably) as "British" propaganda (he likes blaming the British for a lot of things). He began offering staunch support of Bill Clinton, which had gradually begun almost immediately after the 1993 inaguration. LaRouche strongly denounced the Clinton impeachment attempt, and attacked right-wing Republicans like Newt Gingrich and called for impeachment of the Republican (then-governor of Pennsylvania) Tom Ridge in 1996.[68]

Who even knows anymore[edit]

President Obama is now impeachable, because he has, in effect, proposed legislation which is an exact copy of the legislation for which the Hitler regime was condemned in the post-World War II trials.
—LaRouche on the Affordable Care Act[37]
We did Nazi that coming.

His brand of "leftism" in his final years, however, was still full of the same conspiratorial talk from his far-right period. He endorsed John Kerry in 2004,[38] the first time he ever endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate other than himself, and shared many of the criticisms of Dick Cheney and the Bush administration with the left. But he also considered George Soros public enemy #1[69] (apparently replacing his old nemesis Henry Kissinger) and took a conspiracy-laden view of Barack Obama's administration — possibly putting him in the PUMA category, although we're sure the PUMAs don't particularly want anything to do with him either.

LaRouche attacked Obama's health care proposals from the left — LaRouche wants single-payer and only single-payer — and his followers have been showing up at health care debates with signs showing Obama with a Hitler moustache.[70]

Logan's Run[edit]

Remember the American Revolution was a youth movement.

Still very much a cult, he in recent years tried organizing younger "Millennial Generation" people into his movement through the LaRouche Youth Movement, and took to denouncing "Baby Boomers" and suggesting they commit suicide,[72] which may have influenced one of his longtime followers to do just that.[73]

Longtime LaRouche watchers and ex-followers have noted his organization has essentially split: the older followers based in Leesburg are now on their own, while LaRouche and his LaRouche Youth Movement relocated to nearby Purcellville. The speculation here is LaRouche knew he was not going to live much longer, and had given up on his older followers whom he recruited in the 1960s-70s, and thought that he could ensure the longevity of his ideas by cutting the older baby boomers loose[10] and putting his stock entirely in building the LaRouche Youth Movement. His older followers, who have been loyal to him all this time, are needless to say confused and betrayed, and the state of the LaRouche movement is not good at this point.[5]


See the main article on this topic: Fascism

LaRouche occasionally called others fascists without much justification.[74][75][2] And others in turn have frequently called LaRouche a fascist.[76] But lest there be any doubt, in 1999, LaRouche published an English translation of a Russian fascist and antisemite, Sergei Glazyev's book Genocide: Russia; and the New World Order.[77][78]:97 LaRouche had collaborated with Glazyev for two decades around the International Jewish conspiracy, the genocide conspiracy theory of Russians by Jews, and support for Russian irredentism ("Eurasianism").[78]:210

Front groups and recruiting[edit]

  • Schiller Institute — established in Wiesbaden, Germany by Lyndon's wife Helga Zepp-LaRouche, a German national; this group is also active in the U.S.[79] It is involved in musical crankery regarding the so-called "Verdi pitch", seeking to mandate the tuning of A above middle C to 432 Hz.[80] Other cranks claim this magical frequency to be "mathematically consistent with the universe."[81]
    • Bizarrely, Larouche's Schiller franchise has also branched out to Denmark, where The Friends of the Schiller Institute (Schiller Instituttets Venner) are perennial crank candidates at various Danish elections.[82] In a stopped clock moment, they recommended reinstating the Glass–Steagall LegislationWikipedia,[83] but how relevant this policy is in a Danish municipal election campaign is anyone's guess... The party also ran on planks demanding MaglevWikipedia trains across the KattegatWikipedia and colonization of Mars as antidotes to the Great Recession in their bid to gain a foothold in municipal politics in Denmark.[84]
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung Solidarität (BüSo) (Civil Rights Movement Solidarity) — the LaRouche political party in Germany
  • Parti Ouvrier Européen (European Labor Party) — French counterpart to the US Labor Party (74-89)
  • Solidarité & Progrès (Solidarity & Progress) — the French LaRouche party allegedly founded in 1996
  • National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC) — name of the LaRouche-led faction of and split-off from SDS; renamed the US Labor Party in 1976.
  • Citizens Electoral Council — formerly an outfit of run-of-the-mill anti-Semitic white supremacist nutbags, it suffered an internal takeover to become the LaRouche political party in Australia. Distributes colourful and insightful pamphlets during election campaigns in states in which they are not standing for election, or even have a party registered.
  • New Federalist newspaper (prior to 1988 known as New Solidarity)
  • Executive Intelligence Review (or EIR), his comically misnamed journal.
  • 21st Century Science and Technology magazine — the main outlet for LaRouche's views on nuclear power and his esoteric proposals for space-based weaponry and high speed rail.
  • Worldwide LaRouche Youth Movement - Clue brick: if you don't like people calling your movement fascist, don't call your young followers "LaRouche Youth."
  • Fusion Energy Foundation, and Fusion magazine. FEF is defunct; the magazine was later replaced by 21st Century Science and Technology.
  • "Committee for the Republic of Canada" in Quebec.
  • LaRouche-controlled book publishers, past and present, include Campaigner Publications and New Benjamin Franklin Publishing House

Electoral history[edit]

He ran for president in every election from 1976 through 2004, and for U.S. Congress in Virginia in 1990. His best results were in the 1980 New Hampshire Democratic primary (2%), and in the 1996 and 2000 Democratic primaries (4.55% and 2.2% nationwide respectively, mainly because the only candidate of note in the 1996 primaries was Bill Clinton, and in 2000, Al Gore and Bill Bradley). In 1996 and 2000 the Democratic Party refused to seat his delegates won in the Virginia and North Dakota primaries in 1996 and the Arkansas primary in 2000. The LaRouche organization has a long history of falsely exaggerating LaRouche's electoral results and claiming he outright "won" some states. His best showing in a general presidential election was 0.09% in 1984 as an independent candidate, billed in his half-hour TV ads as an "Independent Democrat." Unfortunately he did not run for president at age 86 in '08.

It's been stated that Abraham Simpson once voted for LaRouche.[note 5]

21st Century Science and Technology[edit]

21st Century Science and Technology is a quarterly magazine published by the Lyndon LaRouche organization. The magazine mainly serves as an outlet for LaRouche's crank views on science, which tend toward denialism of global warming, space-based weaponry, and a lot of quirky and odd science woo.[citation needed]

It replaced an earlier magazine called Fusion,[85] which was the publication of the Fusion Energy Foundation, a LaRouche front group which had some success in wooing mainstream nuclear scientists into alliances with him.

On the positive side, LaRouche was a big fan of building high-speed rail transport and big infrastructure projects.[86] Don't be fooled, this is the stopped clock effect at work folks.

LaRouche appears to have been fascinated with the work of 19th century German scientist and mathematician Carl Friedrich GaussWikipedia, who is frequently referenced in this magazine. He also seems to be fascinated with the pseudomathematical concepts of "squaring the circle" [87] and "doubling the cube"[88].

Originally a print magazine, since 2006 it has been web-only.[89]

As of 2017, it has been almost 4 years since the last issue and 2 years since the "New" section has been updated.[89][90]

See also[edit]

  • Galileo gambit: During the trial, he compared his writings to the works of Dante, St. Augustine and Plato, among others.
  • Rothschild family: The focal point of his various Jewish bankstah conspiracy theories.
  • Ron Paul: Another ideologue with views across the spectrum who draws the support of young white Americans.
  • David Icke: A proponent of the "Queen Liz is secretly Scarface" theory.


External links[edit]


  1. He didn't invent this theory; the Nazis popularized it. LaRouche's version most closely resembles War! War! War!, a Nazi tract published in 1940 under the pseudonym "Cincinnatus" to convince Americans that Hitler was right and that the United States should stay out of the war. Cincinnatus writes about the inbreeding in the British aristocracy, their congenital brain damage, etc., just as LaRouche and his followers do. Theirs is just an exaggerated version: Since Zionism is a British propaganda tool, the implication is that Jews must be British agents. (Or is it the other way around?) LL also believes the British are plotting to starve "billions" of people to death in the Third World. Cincinnatus said, "The starvation of men, women and children has been the most approved English method of warfare since the Jews became dominant there...." Cinny also devoted a chapter to "The Chinese Opium Wars and British-Jews."
  2. Are you confused by this? Look up the Wikipedia entries for Leibniz and Newton for a more thorough explanation, or read Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle historical novels.
  3. Which makes one wonder what he would have thought had Hillary gotten the nomination and won the election.
  4. This shouldn't have come as a surprise: The Larouchites had neither the financial muscle of the industry-funded astroturf groups, nor the "country credibility" of the actual grassroots groups.
  5. The Simpsons episode 4F17 (20 Apr 1997) "The Old Man and the Lisa." As an incentive for his workers at the Springfield Retirement Castle, Mr. Burns promises to take the seniors to the most duck-filled pond they ever saw. Grandpa Simpson replies: "Oh, hot-diggity! That’s how they got me to vote for Lyndon LaRouche!"


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Of Thugs and Liars by Nat Hentoff (January 24, 1974) Village Voice, pp. 8, 10, 30.
  3. Blumenthal, Max, "Behind the Hitler-Obama slur", Daily Beast (08.24.09 1:44 AM ET).
  4. Mintz, John, "Some Are Out to Kill Me, LaRouche Says", WaPo 1.1385. Update: Lyn's 171-acre farm was sold to pay down debts after Dear Leader went to prison. His Shangri-la is now an equestrian & golf resort.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Open Letter #2 to LaRouche Youth Movement members: To the Ice Floes!" (originally posted on Factnet, 04-29-2008, 08:33 PM).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Mintz, John, "Ideological Odyssey: From Old Left to Far Right", WaPo 1.14.85.
  7. Omaha World-Herald, 1.6.91. "Bevel was one of 10 people who came to Nebraska in October as members of a group calling itself the Citizens Fact-Finding Commission to Investigate Human rights Violations of Children in Nebraska. That group was organized by the Schiller Institute of Washington, D.C., and Wiesbaden, Germany. The institute was founded in 1984 by Helga Zepp-LaRouche. She is the widow of Lyndon LaRouche, who was serving a 15-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion....The Schiller group's printed statement disputed the findings of two grand juries in the Franklin case. A check by the World-Herald of some of the 'facts' in the statement turned up several apparent errors."
  8. "Historic Leipzig Peace Rally Hears: ‘LaRouche Is the Man’", Schiller Institute 4.4.03.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 King, Dennis, Lyndon LaRouche and the New American Fascism, Doubleday (1989). Dr. Robert Budwine of Lawrence Livermore: "They kept talking about this great method they have, but I kept asking: 'What kind of method is it that consistently gives you the wrong answers?' [...] LaRouche is not a serious man, he's even less than that...LaRouche is crazy."
  10. 10.0 10.1 Klein, Avi, "Publish and Perish: The Mysterious Death of Lyndon LaRouche's Printer", Washington Monthly 11.1.07.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Schiller Institute, "Lyndon LaRouche on the idea of a Danish maglev-network", address to Berlin LaRouche Youth Movement school, 4.21.07. LaRouche: "Ever since the Saxons ran up there, to get away from Charlemagne, you've had Danes up there. And it sticks to Jutland and so forth...Denmark is a hub of transportation. The ratio of seacoast and border, to interior territory is very high. It is essentially, Jutland from the days of the sea robbers, was a maritime power!"
  12. Marcus, L., "How the Worker's League Decayed", 6.27.70.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Wohlforth, Tim, "A 60's 'Radical' Takes a Hard Right", PublicEye archive. Wohlforth: "He assumed that the comment in the Communist Manifesto that "a small section of the ruling class cuts itself adrift, and joins the revolutionary class..." was written specifically for him [...] The second strand of LaRouche's thought was his Theory of Reindustrialization...In order to overcome stagnation at home and revolution abroad, the metropolitan countries needed a new industrial revolution in the Third World."
  14. 14.0 14.1 LaRouche, "The Power of Reason - A Kind of an Autobiography", New Benjamin Franklin Publishing House, 1979. Note: LL claimed in his autobiography that he had read Leibniz in high school and had conducted imaginary conversations in his head with a "collectivity" of Leibniz, Kant and Descartes. He concluded that Leibniz was the intellectual author of the American Revolution, that Benjamin Franklin had been a Leibnizian, etc. (There is more truth to the animated flick Ben & Me, which credits all of Ben's discoveries to a talking mouse.)
  15. "South Africa's Great Task: A 'Grand Design' for All of Africa," EIR, June 20, 1986.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Schiller Institute, "LaRouche on Dollar Collapse: Create a New Bretton Woods, End Post-Industrial Society", November 2007.
  17. LaRouche, "Kissenger: The Politics of Faggotry", 8.3.82.
  18. "Bust the American Drug Lobby: The ADL!", editorial.
  19. "Greenpeace is Linked to Earth First!", EIR vol.. 22, #35, 9.1.95. "...Greenpeace-which brags about its "independence"­is in reality just the "direct-action" arm ofthe international environmentalist movement, run top-down by Prince Philip and the House of Windsor and its allies for the purpose of reducing the world's population and destabilizing political opponents of the European nobility."
  20. "Greenpeace: Shock Troops For a New Dark Age", EIR vol. 16, #17, 4.21.89. "The KGB-trained Gorbachev and his team have decided to play the "green card" as a destabilization factor in the West, to make "environmentalism" the new weapon of Russsian imperialist chaos and confusion."
  21. "Icelanders Cmpare Greenpeace to the Nazis", EIR 3.31.89. "Greenpeace is part of the "network" of the Lucis Trust, formerly Lucifer Trust, one of the elite Satanist organizations in the West."
  22. LaRouche, "Is Satan in Your Schoolyard?" (1989). LaRouche: "Put the pieces together. First, the creative capacities of the nation's youth — truly their most precious possession — are destroyed by drugs. Next, the sexual identities of millions of Americans are thrown topsy turvy by a culture that extols the virtues of homosexuality. And finally, Satanism, the worship of Evil, emerges as a new religion."
  23. LaRouche, "Despite What Israel Has Done", The Campaigner, March 1978. LaRouche: Can one punish sheep for being sheep? The Israelis have behaved with monstrous, worse-than-Nazi bestiality. But are not sheep bestial? Are not the Israelis behaving with the bestiality of terrified sheep, driven to homicidal psychosis by their won bestial fears? What can be done with such bestial Israelis, except to transform them from bestial sheep, to take them out of the kibbutz sheep-pens of psychosis, and employ the method of the Platonic dialogue to transform them into genuine men and women of reason?"
  24. McLemee, Scott, "The LaRouche Youth Movement", Inside Higher Ed 7.11.07.
  25. LaRouche, "The Bones in Bush's Closet", EIR 1-22-80. LaRouche: "The cult-organization under the Roman Empire is an excellent example of what is intended. The use of drugs, "rock-music-like" dance orgies, and antitechnology doctrines were typical of, for example, the Phrygian cult of Dionysus and the Roman version of the cult of Dionysus, the cult of Bacchus." Note: LL's interpretation of Pagan religions is hugely coloured by his own Quaker upbringing, in which alcohol and ecstasy (Dionysus) is synonymous with "Satan."
  26. LaRouche, "Soviets Brag: Moscow is the Third Rome, Seat of World Empire", EIR 9.9.88.
  27. LaRouche, "The Emperors Bush and Nero", EIR 4.13.03.
  28. Witt, April, "Lyndon LaRouche is No Joke", WaPo 10.24.04. LaRouche: "I have a better chance of being elected than you have of surviving if I'm not."
  29. LaRouche, "An Open Letter to President Brezhnev", EIR 6.2.81.
  30. LaRouche, Lyndon, "Why Your Child Became A Drug Addict" Campaigner Special Report (1978). LaRouche: "The Beatles had no genuine musical talent, but were a product shaped according to British Psychological Warfare Division specifications, and promoted in Britain by agencies which are controlled by British intelligence."
  31. "The LaRouche Youth Movement and Classical Music", Schiller. Jerry Kreingold: "It’s really paradoxical for people, who see us out, who see this guy LaRouche who ran for President, and he’s talking about how evil Cheney is, and a few paragraphs later in his speech, he’s talking about Classical principles and bel canto singing."
  32. LaRouche, "Harry Potter as 'Pokémon II'"., Schiller Institute
  33. Chaitkin, Anton, "Why the British Kill American Presidents", New Federalist Dec. 1994.
  34. LaRouche, "Where Franklin Roosevelt was interrupted", EIR 6.16.98.
  35. LaRouche, "The End to ‘Bail-Out’!", EIR 12.6.12. LaRouche: "On this account, there is an essentially elementary principle of economy which demonstrates exactly how a set of London-directed, Wall Street interests’ sometime hat-peddler, Truman, had been used to betray our nation with his economic shell-games deployed against the legacy of the United States’ President Franklin D. Roosevelt."
  36. "LaRouche Denounces DNC Treachery, Calls on Hillary Clinton To Take the Fight for the Nation to Denver", EIR press release 6.2.08.
  37. 37.0 37.1 Spannaus, Nancy, "LaRouche: `Obama Is Now Impeachable' For His T4 Plan", EIR 7.31.09. "T4" was a euthanasia program whereby hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed under the oversight of Nazi doctors. Exactly like the Affordable Care Act!
  38. 38.0 38.1 Jeanne Meserve and Sasha Johnson, "LaRouche supporters disrupt Democrats", CNN (1./27/04 10:07 AM EST).
  39. Sachar, Jasmine, "Dems scramble to stop LaRouche candidate" (3/3/14, 2:04 pm).
  40. The collected works of "poet" L. Marcus.
  41. L. Marcus, "The Politics of Male Impotence", NCLC Internal Document 8.16.73.
  42. Political Research Associates, photos of "Operation Mop-Up". Sick stuff.
  43. Nat Hentoff, "Of Thugs and Liars", the Village Voice, 1/24/74, p. 8. Former NCLC member: "Our hearts were not in it. But with LaRouche it was all or nothing; the attacks were supposed to harden the membership."
  44. Charles M. Young, "Mind Control, Political Violence & Sexual Warfare: Inside the NCLC," Crawdaddy, June 1976, p. 48-56. Young: "Incidents are too numerous to mention, but among the choicer ones were disruption of a Martin Luther King Coalition meeting in Buffalo where they beat a women who was seven months pregnant; a riot at Columbia where about 60 NCLCers stormed a stage during a mayoral debate in a failed attempt to assault the CP candidate, and an attack on an SWP meeting in Detroit where they beat a paraplegic with clubs."
  45. Chronology of Labor Committee Attacks, issued by New York Committee to Stop Terrorist Attacks, 1973. New Solidarity (4/3-5/5, 1973): "The clown show is over. The NCLC warns the SWP and its comrades-in-hysteria: when you did all the fighting for the CP at the Mayoral forum, we held back - we gave you a mild warning, though several of your members were bloodied and broken. But should you repeat as goons for the CP, we will put all of you in the hospital: we will deal with you as we are dealing with the CP."
  46. Jacobs, Dan, "A True History of Lyn Marcus and the Labor Committees", Critical Practice: The Theoretical Journal of the International Workers Party (1975). Jacobs: "In addition to brutally stifling any dissent and free discussion, the `mother's fears' polemic led to a vicious breakdown in the relationship between the sexes in NCLC. Female members-especially those who at all asserted themselves-came under continual, merciless attack for being `sadistic bitches' and `witches,' for `mother-dominating' their men."
  47. 47.0 47.1 Wald, Matthew L., "Small Town in Virgina Tense Host to LaRouche", NYT 4.11.86. LaRouche memo: " I have a major personal security problem...the assassination teams of professional mercenaries now being trained in Canada and along the Mexico border may be expected to start arriving on the streets of Leesburg. If they come, there will be many people dead or mutilated within as short an interval as sixty seconds of fire." Basically a repeat of his 1974 delusion that Cuban frogmen were traveling up the Hudson River to assassinate him.
  48. LaRouche, Citizens for LaRouche Policy Statement, c. 1980.
  49. Hammer, David, "British Steer Plan for Bloody War on Kwazulu", EIR International 4.1.94.
  50. King, Dennis, "Nazis Without Swastikas", League for Industrial Democracy, ©1982. King: "LaRouche's own statements leave no doubt that "British" is a code word for the Rothschilds and other wealthy Jews...All but one of the families named are Jewish, and LaRouche went on to claim that 'these same families directly control the key policy-making institutions of British society.'"
  51. LaRouche, "Zionism Is Not Judaism" Editorial, The Campaigner, December 1978. LaRouche: "Zionism is the state of collective psychosis through which London manipulates most of international Jewry."
  52. La Botz, Dan, Rank and File Rebellion: Teamsters For a Democratic Union, The Haymarket Series on North American Politics and Culture, p.188-229, Verso; n edition (1/17/91). Note: LaRouche's attempts at allying with the Teamsters consisted of throwing his support behind the most thuggish, mob-linked elements in the union, while opposing and publishing hit pieces on reformist elements such as Teamsters for a Democratic Union.
  53. LaRouche, New Solidarity special supplement, Jan. 1974. LaRouche: "The person goes into a final total caricature, sort of a steppin-fetchit homosexual act. Pathetic. Worse. Like a dead cow. It begins to die. He's free. Automatic crematoria. No gas ovens required. The person is programmed to self-destruct. That's his freedom."
  54. Hildbeitel, Valerie, "Party Chiefs Say Larouche Team No L.v. Threat", The Morning Call 4.1.86.
  55. Kirp, David, L., "LaRouche Turns to AIDS Politics', New York Times 9.11.98.
  56. Grindley, Lucas, "The 45 Biggest Homophobes of Our 45 Years", Advocate (8/21/12 5:00 AM EDT).
  57. LaRouche, "Resisting the Pressures of 'Littleness,'", 1981.
  58. Ostrom, Neenyah, "The New American Fascism Revealed", New York Native 6.3.89.
  59. Franklin, Ben A., "LaRouche Arouses Fears in Rural Area of Virginia", New York Times10.3.85.
  60. Toner, Robin, "Democrats Scrutinize LaRouche Bloc", New York Times 3.30.86.
  61. Shenon, Phillips, "LaRouche Warns U.S. on Any Move to Arrest Him", NYT 10.8.86.
  62. "Bakker, LaRouche Shared Jail Cell", News & Record (11/3/90 7:00 pm.) The LaRouche PAC only pays attention to c=256 notes, not bank notes. Fun: Bakker later wrote, "To say that Lyndon was slightly paranoid would be like saying the Titanic had a bit of a leak."
  63. Murphy, Carlyle, "LaRouche Convicted Of Mail Fraud", WaPo 12.17.88.
  64. Klenetsky, Mel, "LaRouche Campaign Brings Reality to 1996 Election", EIR 2.2.96.
  65. Chaitkin, Anton, "The Wise Use Movement: How Populists are Turned into Traitors", EIR 6.2.95. Bonus: "The Oklahoma City Bombing can only be understood in the context of these secessionist rumblings from the Club of the Isles and the House of Windsor."
  66. Lyndon LaRouche, and David P. Goldman, "The Ugly Truth About Milton Friedman", New Benjamin Franklin Publishing House, 1980. "Friedman has admitted, without the slightest sign of embarrassment, that his economic doctrines are a resurrection of those of Nazi Economics Minister Hjalmar Schacht....Does Friedman himself propose to murder some tens of millions of 'useless eaters'?"
  67. "Monica Pollard?", EIR editorial 9.25.98. tl;dr suggests she's a Zionist Mata Hari who set Clinton up for blackmail by the Israeli government.
  68. McDermott, Joe, "Larouche Follower Compares Medicaid Cuts In Governor's Welfare Reform To War Crimes.", The Morning Call 7.18.96.
  69. Wolraich, Michael, "Beck's bizarre, dangerous hit at Soros", CNN (11/114/10 2:15 a.m. EST). Wolraich: "Anti-Sorosism first arrived in the United States in the late 1990s, courtesy of renowned crackpot Lyndon LaRouche. LaRouche published a number of articles in EIR accusing Soros of devious manipulations ranging from an attempt to start World War III to running drugs for Queen Elizabeth II's drug cartel."
  70. McCormack, John, "Woman Comparing Obama to Hitler is a Lyndon LaRouche Democrat", Weekly Standard (8/19/099 9:08 AM).
  71. Gallagher, Paul, "LaRouche Youth Open Campus 2004 Campaign", EIR 5.2.03.
  72. "Morning Briefing for Wednesday, April 11, 2007."
  73. Kronberg complaint dated 8.21.09. Widow of cult victim sues LaRouche in federal court.
  74. Star Wars and Littleton by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. (June 11, 1999) Executive Intelligence Review (archived from November 9, 2017).
  75. The Power of Reason, 1988: An Autobiography by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. (1987) Executive Intelligence Review. ISBN 0943235006.
  76. NCLC: A Domestic Political Menace" by Stephen S. Rosenfeld (Sep 24, 1976) The Washington Post. p. A15.
  77. Genocide: Russia and the New World Order by Sergei Glazyev (1999) Executive Intelligence Review. ISBN 0943235014.
  78. 78.0 78.1 The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder (2018) Tim Duggan Books. ISBN 0525574468.
  79. The "About Us" page of the Schiller Institute
  80. A Revolution in Musical Tuning
  81. What is 432 Hz tuning?
  82. The Friends of the Schiller Institute website (in Danish)
  84. The party's infrastructure ideas. Hey, just because we're trying to get elected to the Copenhagen city hall doesn't mean we can't think big, right?
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