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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:52 PM
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Explain Lyndon LaRouche to me.
Edited on Tue Sep-09-03 07:58 PM by FlashHarry
Is he a Libertarian?
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:53 PM
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1. Actually, I think he's a Democrat
But not a very well respected one.
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:54 PM
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2. Seriously?
I always thought he was from a fringe third party. Not that the Libs are 'fringe.'
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:56 PM
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7. Maybe so
I'm not sure. I think he is a registered Democrat, but probably has Libertarian leanings.
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:55 PM
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3. He's libertarian.
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 08:33 PM
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18. WHAT?
He's for regualtion, all the way, when it comes to corporations. Give me a break.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:55 PM
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4. La Rouche claims to be democrat
much the same way Richard Perle does
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:55 PM
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5. he`s crazy
and he`s supposed to be a demo...
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:55 PM
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6. Illuminati Wannabe
That about sums him up, IMHO.
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arissa Donating Member (232 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:58 PM
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8. He's a Democrat
He runs for president like every time. He basically heads up a cult of personality. His views shift with whatever will stir up enough emotions to get the current college-age crowd dedicated to him. His people convince kids to work for his campaigns, promising they'll be paid well and provided room and board to relocate to some other city and do campaign work. They're then sucked into a cultish culture and can't escape, depending on him for their shared home, food, etc - and they're used to go out and recruit more campus kids. Kinda like a pyramid scheme.

He's a nutcase, looney, embarassment.
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Abe Linkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 08:02 PM
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12. sounds like LRON & the Thetans
Was Mr. LaRouche ever a Scientologist?
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 08:04 PM
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14. sounds like Moonies
do they underfeed them and lead them in weird chants?
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Clete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 08:04 PM
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15. That's how Moonies recruit.
Scary. :scared:
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IADEMO2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:58 PM
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9. Economist in heavy mist
All doomsday all the time.
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absolutezero Donating Member (879 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 07:59 PM
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10. he claims to be an FDR dem
he's a former commie, former fascist that brainwashes his followers with psuedophilosophical garbage and whacked out conspiracy theories...ie the illuminati supported the jewish nazi's to destroy the world...some how they infiltrated the neocons and the british royal family...then they killed jfk


of course they always change the story...adn they hagout on college campuses (like mine) and harass students
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Simeon Salus Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 08:00 PM
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11. Pat Paulson was a much better candidate
But he didn't bore us for hours on public access, like Lyndy does.

If this is the way Fox lets a debate get conducted, then that says a bunch about Fox.
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Hoppin_Mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 08:03 PM
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13. A VERY good portait >
" While often described merely as conservative or extremist, the LaRouche organization and its various front groups are a fascist political movement with echoes of neonazi ideology.

The group"s ultimate leader, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., was jailed because his fundraisers sold unsecured securities to the elderly and because LaRouche paid no taxes while living in a Virginia mansion. LaRouche was sentenced in January, 1989 to fifteen years in prison after a federal court found LaRouche and six codefendants guilty of a mail fraud conspiracy related to fundraising. LaRouche was also convicted of tax evasion. On appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court let the convictions stand without comment. LaRouche was released in early 1994 after serving over five years of his sentence.

The LaRouchites generally operate under front groups such as Food for Peace and the Schiller Institute, and publications such as the New Federalist and Executive Intelligence Review.

In 1976 LaRouche's original electoral arm, the U.S. Labor Party (USLP), had published a conspiracist attack on President Jimmy Carter as a tool of international secret elites. Liberty Lobby had criticized the report for failing to mention the role of Jewish bankers, and soon LaRouche publications picked up the theme. Former staffers at the Liberty Lobby and the Lyndon LaRouche group claim both outfits soon began to cooperate closely on projects.

Spotlight later publicly distanced itself and Liberty Lobby from the LaRouchites over the issue of their questionable and illegal fundraising activities, but the groups share many similarities. They both see the world as controlled by secret elites involving a disproportionate array of banking families with "Jewish-sounding" names. Both claim Israeli intelligence and British intelligence polluted the CIA and U.S. foreign policy. Both depend heavily on the intellectual ideas of Spengler. Both promote producerism and divide capitalist control into productive industrialists and parasitic financiers. Many of LaRouche's ideas are lifted from Carto and earlier proponents of the antisemitic Judeo-Masonic-British conspiracist theory. The Liberty Library, a distribution arm of the Lobby, continued carrying LaRouchite publication into the mid 1990's.

The LaRouchite fixation on groups such as the Club of Rome may seem idiosyncratic, but in many cases they are repackaging earlier rightist conspiracy theories. In 1974, for example, the American Mercury, ran an article "The Curious Club of Rome," that asked archly if the ecology and population control group was "merely a bunch of boring pedants and doom-sayers, or is it a sinister cabal aiming for world control?"

The Babylonian Rabbi Pagan Cult

In the LaRouchite worldview, the oligarchic families of Great Britain are the font of all world evil. Over the years LaRouchite literature has maintained that political leadership in Great Britain is really controlled by banking families, especially Jewish banking families such as the Rothschilds, a standard antisemitic. While Jewish members of the LaRouche organization claim their mere presence is evidence that the organization cannot be antisemitic, this argument has not intellectual validity and falls in the face of substantial evidence that while coded, LaRouche philosophy is based on an antiemitic conspiracist theory.

The antisemitism of the LaRouchite organization is often well-hidden through convoluted conspiracist theories and obscure terminology, but despite its coded nature, a thorough reading of the LaRouchite literature reveals the central role a global and age-old conspriacy of "bad" Jews play in the LaRouchite worldview. LaRouche followers and representatives of the Nation of Islam have joined to present antisemitic public presentation describing an alleged conspiracy of Freemasons and the B"nai B"Rith to create and control the Ku Klux Klan. The LaRouche conspiracy theory links together Freemasons, the Ku Klux Klan and the Mafia in a conspiracy against Christian economics and science.

For LaRouche the conspiracy starts with Jews in Babylon.

"Before Christianity, there were established some very vicious Oriental cults in the area near Babylon. These cults led to the various manifestations of a particular form of cult called Manichaenism.The cult was spread by Venetian bankers...This pseudo- alchemic cult later called Freemasonic."

LaRouche and his minions elaborate on the conspiracy theory by tracing its alleged roots backwards through history.
"The evidence assembled from best sources also proves conclusively that all U.S. professional anthropology, as it is presently constituted, is an irreparable and willful hoax."

---snip---
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 08:31 PM
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16. Good snip. Got link?
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DieboldMustDie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 08:32 PM
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17. He used to refer to himself as...
the Only Real Democrat, or some words to that effect, but I haven't heard from him in years. Basically he's a crackpot.
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