Monday, February 02, 2009

Just a Minor Complication

Now that the world financial system is on the brink of apocalyptic collapse, it only seemed a matter of time before Lyndon LaRouche cultists would be popping back out of the woodwork since this is what they've been predicting for decades.

The corner of 18th and Castro Streets seemed an odd place to be recruiting new members, though. According to a long Wikipedia article, "In 1986, LaRouche launched the Proposition 64 initiative in California, which would have placed AIDS back on that state's List of Communicable Diseases subject to Public Health law. Opponents claimed that the measure could have instituted quarantines and sexual contact tracing. After its defeat it was reintroduced two years later and again defeated. LaRouche has given speeches and written articles in opposition to gay rights that his critics consider homophobic."

The LaRouche followers had set up a card table in front of a makeshift memorial to the recently deceased Martin Delaney, who founded Project Inform to explore and educate about new AIDS treatments.

He probably would not have been amused, though one must give credit where it is due. The Nancy Pelosi/Katherine Helmond Photoshop mashup from the movie "Brazil" was priceless.


Matthew Hubbard said...

The LaRouchies really like the Laney campus. They are here every semester. I don't remember them having a similar presence up at Cal State Hayward, and I haven't seen them much in Berkeley, but I don't spend as much time in Berkeley as I do at Laney.

They tailor their message, of course, which is easy because they have a crazy theory for nearly every occasion.

Civic Center said...

Dear Matty: Reading the Wikipedia article about the LaRouche organization was dizzying since their messages over the decades would veer from Marxist-Leninist at one moment to being proponents of Reagan's Missile Shield system at another. The only constant seems to be their contention that the Queen of England is one of the main Antichrists behind drug money laundering in our corrupt Western financial system. Makes sense to me. And who could argue with that?

Unknown said...

Larouche is nothing but a convicted criminal and cult leader who was sent to prison in the 1980s for hijacking over 30 million dollars from people who thought that he was a legitimate person. In this regards, Larouche is more of a Bernie Madoff with his cult's promissory note schemes and credit card fraud. Like Madoff, hardly anyone who lost a total of nearly 34 million dollars in this madmans delusions and fraud will ever see a dime.

Larouche has been a socialist, communist, Christian, left/right winger, pro Russian, anti Russian and anything else you can imagine to sucker people to his delusions.For over 40 years he has been running a cult of endless economic collapse, New Dark Ages and Nuclear war to recruit enough naive colege kids to drop out of school and support him. His cult skips many labor laws as he has them called "volunteers" and has them running like hamsters 18 hours a day, 6 1/2 to 7 days a week with one crisis after another for about 20 to 40 dollars a week.

This cult circus has been going on for over 40 years by Larouche who has to recruit new blood to replace the worn out and broken down cult members who are discarded or those who have figured out how this farce works. Several hundred people have left the cult and in the last dying days of the elderly Larouche, he needs a few naive people to keep him and his wife living that millionaire lifestyle.

You can read about how this charade is run on sites like: under discussions where there are over 6K posts from former members about this lunacy.

This is a bum who had the anti semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion placed in his propaganda.

If you want to see what the real Larouche has to say about Obama, check out what he told his cult privately last year .

" I mean: Obama is a racist. I mean, with an African father--he wasn't much of an African father, but was an African father of Kenya. He was part of a British operation, which took over Kenya, through MI5's operation. But this guy was away from Kenya, and he married a Margaret Mead type, a woman who had a number of successive husbands, like Margaret Mead did. Went out to the poor, brown people, in Asia, and had sex with them! It was called "Coming in Samoa." [groans, laughter] And she wore through a number of successive husbands, and by them, had various children. And therefore, you'll find Obama's ancestry, if you chase his family tree, everybody's climbing and swinging from the branches there--from all over the world! All parts of the world! This guy is the universal man. Every monkey in every tree, from every part of the world, has participated in the sexual act of producing him. And he works for organized crime--which is a branch of British intelligence. "

I hope this helps anyone who runs into this cult slavery. It really is the Bizarro World when ypou run into these starving kids who are part of a horrific life where they toil for a few dolars a day, abandon their education, sign over all their money, are living up to 10 to an apt and claim to be Democrats. What Democrat would support such anti labor policies and abuse of people?

If the cult was making shoes, they woiuld be shut down and Larouche and his gang would be on tgrial for tax evasion and numerous labor and OSHA violations. But, becasue it is a cult and he classifies them as "Volumteers" he has been able to gross over 280 million dollars over the decades with this scam.

The cult has numerous tricks to lower the taxable income of the "Volunteers" as well as the corporate fronts which tie this abuse all together.

Civic Center said...

Dear lynmarcus: Well, you certainly seem to have the goods on Lyndon & Friends. Thanks for the info.