This is a checklist from an organization that works to fight cults. If you are a member, or is interested of the organization, you should look closely at this list, and remember that the dictates from the leaders and the internal limitations that one imposes on oneself, and the pressure to do certain things from the other members of the group, are equally important to reflect upon.
Now ask yourself this. Are the members of LaRouches organization discouraged or encouraged to watch TV? What happens if a member watches Ophra Winfrey, Glamour or Simpsons often? Can a member play any kind of music without being questioned? Can a member just create a facebook account or a MySpace account without any negative remarks?
Are members free to speak up when thay think the leader, LaRouche, is wrong? Do people often do that? Do you, and other members feel comfortable when someone is critical to LaRouche? Have you ever heard LaRouche say that he was wrong, in anything? Do the organization in the USA still work politically with deployments and fundrasing six and a half or seven days a week? Are the leaders of the organization elected in a democratic way? When did the Baltimore Local (just to mention one) elect the Freeman couple as their choosen regional leaders the last time?
To continue... Has the political shifts in the organization, been dictated democratically or by LaRouche? Who Decided that the movement at first should be against Obama (when Lyndon called him and his mother monkeys), who decided that the organization should talk well about Obama last fall? What happens if the members of the fundrasing team does not hit the quota? Are they induced to feel guilt and are they perhaps yelled at? Is it declader that they dont understand the historical importance of LaRouche/LYM or whatever? What do you think would happen if you demand to get ALL the internal documents about, lets say, why the European Leadership left the organization two years ago, and if you want to arrange a discussion or debate between one of them and LaRouche. What answer did Dino get when he wanted to have a debate in public about how the organization had been run some years ago?
You have all heard that the fundraising was "kind of crazy" in the 80s, and that the organization borrowed too much money, but with the explaination that it could not be repaid because the government worked to shut dow the organization. Ask what that "kind of crazy" is! What would happen if you did?
Look at these two questions again. You all know that no one ever says that LaRouche is wrong. Right! If you do you will be bullied, and accused for being a traitor!