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BUESO/LAROUCHE FORUM: 2pm. House of Democracy: Berlin: 17 October 2008
DOES THE LAROUCHE GROUP POSE A THREAT TO INDIVIDUALS AND/OR A DANGER TO SOCIETY?
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This Forum aims to raise awareness about the dangers of Lyndon LaRouche and the LaRouchites group. We will also give a voice to all those who suffer because of a failure of our European society to address the legal and ideological issues in question.
Families are failed by a system that does not support them or protect their children from methods of subjugation.
In the case of Jeremiah Duggan, the authorities have thus far preferred to brush a suspicious death under the carpet rather than hear the family’s repeated requests for an investigation into the full circumstances of this violent, tragic and still-unexplained death.
Now, in order to protect the lives of others, for the first time in Germany, former members together with the disaffected families will analyze whether the LaRouchites represent a danger to society, and to European law
LaRouche is a convicted felon and fraudster. Yet he is allowed to set up conferences and recruit European youth to fascistic youth groups in Germany. After LaRouche’s imprisonment in the United States in January 1989 with a 15 year sentence for fraud, perjury and perverting the course of justice, he was released after in 1994, after serving only a third of his sentence.
Good character testimonies helped to
facilitate LaRouche's appeal for early release from prison. Later, in 2003,
LaRouche travelling to Germany to hold a rally for 500 LaRouche supporters
in Hesse; calling upon the young to turn their back on their education and
their families. Instead they were instructed that they needed to follow
LaRouche, as the only one who could prevent the world from being destroyed
in a Manichean struggle between Good and Evil.
Young recruits were crowded into flats, paid little for their work and told what to read, do, and to think. LaRouche’s German wife, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, heads the Schiller Institute, Bueso and EIR. Employing fear, shame and guilt, young people are manipulated into losing the ability for critical thought.
Members are then fed lies, conspiracy theories and misinformation; for example, LaRouche tells youths he was not guilty of fraud and he was wrongfully convicted; that September 11th was planned by a special division of the United States Pentagon; that there is a international conspiracy of Jewish bankers controlling the world; and that Zionists and their British supporters are planning to destroy the world if they cannot continue to control it.
Thus, under a smokescreen of high culture, music, poetry and the arts, youthful ideals are manipulated into believing that the outside world lies to them, and that only LaRouche and his organization has access to the truth.
Chip Berlet, senior analyst at Political Research Associates, has gathered extensive evidence that, LaRouche’s organization in Germany a central hub for the worldwide distribution of anti-Semitic literature. Berlet further notes: “The LaRouche organization is currently the world’s largest distributor of literature based on ‘coded anti-Semitism’, rooted in the false allegation of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Furthermore, evidence of systematic incitement to hatred against the British and worldwide Jewry in LaRouche publications which started in the 1970’s continues unfettered to this day. Through their prime publishing outlets in Wiesbaden, the LaRouche group in Germany is responsible for racist propaganda, much of which is based on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Dennis King, author of a political biography of Lyndon LaRouche, similarly argues: “Anti-Semitism lies at the core of LaRouche’s beliefs. He uses a mixture of hate and scorn; thinly -veiled euphemisms and conspiracy theories involving Jewish banking families.
His methods are to build up prominent Jews as symbolic hate figures, developing new forms of ‘blood libel’, and the concoction of the myth of an evil ‘oligarchy’ – also known as the ‘Zionist-British organism’, the ‘Venetian party’ or simply ‘the British’. This ‘oligarchy’ is the target of the LaRouche organization’s most violent abuse; naming them as utterly evil and parasitical.”
Dr Matthew Feldman, editor of Compass: Political Religions and Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Northampton, has also commented: “The LaRouche organization advances seemingly ridiculous conspiracy theories – like the British royal House of Windsor heading the international drugs trade – to deflect journalistic, political and legal attention away from their very serious, very dangerous, revolutionary agenda.
As a number of scholars have noted, the LaRouche
organization may be considered a ‘neo-fascist’ movement driven by a totalitarian structure as well as by veiled anti-Semitism and racism, which are illegal in Germany.
It is disgraceful that German and European authorities have not investigated the consistently unlawful acts perpetrated by the LaRouchites, especially extending to their central propaganda arm, the Schiller Institute, a global hub for hatred. Nor has any satisfactory inquiry been undertaken regarding the still-unexplained death of Jeremiah Duggan in Weisbaden, Hesse.
That a young Jewish man died in contemporary Germany after attending what amounts to a fascist movement in thin disguise – should act as a start wake-up call: "We need to initiate a long-overdue investigation of LaRouche and his entire organization."
You can learn more at www.justiceforjeremiah.com
Copyright: 2008 Matthew Feldman H.E.A.R.T