Thursday, March 12, 2009

Seven days a week...

I first heard about the seven days workday when Jonathan T. visited Stockholm in 2001.  He told us Swedes that the six days workweek they had before in the USA had been expanded to seven days of work a week. "The organization in USA is lacking money and is in war", he told us.

The year after there was a policy shift. Older members were to work seven days a week, while LYM (the youngsters) were to work six days and "study" LaRouchian litterature on the seventh day. The so called "reading day"...

When I visited USA in 2003 the organization had changed its policy a bit more. Now the boomers were commanded to work six and a half days a week, twelve hours or more a day! "We are in war, are lacking funds, and need to fight for the civilization", people in the USA told me. Not all liked to work this much but they did it anyhow "because the organization is in a war"... 

Some would secretly think: "If only Lyn knew... He could not have been the person behind this madness!" I was one of them...

When I later in November 2003 met Helga I asked her about this policy. She told me straightforward that Lyndon LaRouche had ordered the seven days workday that the US organization had for two years, and had ordered the six and a half day workday in 2002/2003.

Lousy economical method...

The organization has from the beginning used laborintensive methods. 

The members has worked as hell, from early morning to late evening for nothing since the 70s. six or seven days a week. In the 90s this was loosened a bit but around 2000 the order was once more: work seven days of work!

There is something very wrong with this. Modern economic thought, including the thoughts favourites of LaRouche like Friedrich List and Henry Carey had, has always emphasized that laborintensive methods are dehumanizing and nonprofitable. Around 1900 there was a great debate about this. Some said that workers should work 12 to 14 hours a day. Others said that the society AS WELL AS THE CAPITALISTS THAT OWN THE INDUSTRIES, woulr gain more from a ten hour workday!

That is a real "paradox", to use a LaRouchian word! How is it that the society and companies earned more from a eight och nine hour workday five days a week, than from letting their workers work 12 to 14 hours a day, six days a week?

With the use of machinery, and with the introduction sparetime for the relaxation and development of the worker, laborintensive workmodes were eposed as very unprofitable. The comapnies could earn more when the workers were happy and had relaxed a bit. Quite a paradox!

Only for short periods of time could a company earn as much from laborintensive methods in the long run, as from more capital intensive methods!

So the laborintensive methods of LaRouche are quite lousy from an economical perspective...

Lousy military tactics

But could not the insane workscedule of the organization be justified by the myth that "we are in war"...  I.e: "The civilization is close to collapse and LaRouche and the movement is the only hope for mankind, we need to work as hell NOW, otherwise it will be too late..."

I believed that this justified the workscedule, until I studied military history and realized that this was worng.

In november 2003 I asked Helga about it... I said: "but all competent military generals and commanders in the history has tried to let their troops rest as much as possible. Battle fatigue always occur if the soldiers are forced to fight every day for hours and hours and that always make the soldiers fight less efficient." To this Helga answered: "But Lyn is our general, you would not say that he is a bad commander, or? He decided about the seven days week!"

That moment I knew that all I had believed about Helga and Lyndon was wrong. They were not even good commanders in war.

I repeat: only a LOUSY general would let their troops fight like the general LaRouche and his "subcommendante" Helga lets their troops fight! And this is proovable from history!

I studied recently the case of the Finnish winterwar against the russians in 1939/1940. In the end the finns lost because they had no replacements and the Finnish soldiers almost never got to take a couple of days off to rest! The troops that fought best were those were the officers had succeeded to let their tropps take some days off, despite the war!


Martin Luther King, another favourite that often is quoted by the LaRouchian leadership to justify the insane works-scedule of the members, would have been horrified if he had lived to see what his name was used for. I remember reading a thing he wrote to a fellow member of the civil rights movement. He said something like this: "Dont forget to rest and take the time to enjoy life. Take the time to be with your family and your kids. Take care of your parents. Go for a ride next sunday afternoon and visit the forrest. Yes, we are in a desperate fight for our freedom. But or freedom is not won if those that fight for freedom are to exhausted. Even if you dont see it youself, you are not as efficient if you dont rest on sunday as if you work for the civil rights cause on a sunday too, besides visiting the churc. Rest my friend!"

the seven days workday for members in the USA has always been the main proof for me that LaRouche is mad!

Not even the slave owners of the confederacy forced their slaves work as much as LaRouche forces his "slaves" to work!

In 2003 I asked myself: do I want a person that commands his "troops" to work laborintensive, sevcen days a week, to influence world politics, or lead the USA. 

My answer was no!

It still is!

What is your answer to that question?



  1. Well written and well thought - I hope many LaRouche-members are reading this and reconsider their slavery and leave it or at least change it! This is indeed proof that LaRouche is mad and as the confederate slaveowners!
    It is also interesting to see, or rather tragic actually of course, that many members in the US died early in life in cancer and other sickness etc - I thought it was psychosomatic, that they died in sicknesses caused by stress and beeing wearn out.. What do you think? I like the quote of MLK!

  2. Yes! And the madness is that they still "organize" this hard, seven days or six and a half days a week. I left after Helga herself told me that it was a POLICY decided by Lyndon himself!


  3. Thanks for the answer, but you repeat what you already said in the text - my question was if you think the many early deaths among many american LaRouche-full time members might have to do with this slavery? You are probably not a doctor, but that was my question and it would be interesting to hear what you as a former full time member think about it and if you know what other members in America thought about it etc?

  4. Well...

    I think it does not promote their health. yes, I think that organizers that work as much as they did, and DO, in the American organization will die an early death.

    Organizing differed between Europe and USA. In Europe we used to work less than in USA. This might differ now when Lyndon has are pushing "american" fundraising methods and "american" youth organizing as the model for worldwide organizing.

    I remember viditing USA in 2003. I spent some time in the offices and worked with the fund rasiing teams there. The working conditions are less than LOUSY.

    In Baltimore they had a large room with about 10 people (boomers) sitting in a kind of circle with their desks. The level of noice was GREAT. I use hearing aid (I have heard bad since I was a kid) and could not organize on the phones. I could not hear a thing with ten other people shouting to get heard. I heard from some of the other phone-organizers that they are getting hearing problems. NO WONDER!

    And how often are the carpets cleaned? How often are the stacks of literature removed and the dust cleaned away?

    The organizers on the phones are sitting all days a week in an unheatlthy environment.

    It is not exactly healthy either to be outdoor in the city all days...

    Ok. The Baltimore local might be a special case. But look at Leesburg and Philly! Ok, the older organizers in Philly had flowers and screens to lower the noice level and create a nice environment. The baltimore local had none of this! But still. I, who was mainly a phone organizer in Sweden, could not work on the phones in the USA due to the insane noice level.

    I ask myself if the older organizers show signs of being hearing impaired and if they show signs of asthma and similar allergical reactions?

    I already know the answer! Yes, they do!!! In 2003 I saw that!

    Do they get treatment for this? Do they get hearing aid?

    Good question!


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  6. So many people don't care about global warming. They disregard the need for conservation and instead drive SUVs. They don't care about the Federal deficit/debt (outside of partisanship) and they don't care earning $400k for an $80,000/year job will eventually bankrupt the country. They have awarded themselves $400k pay and retirement packages, loading up their friends on the payroll during the boom 90s through the real estate bust while all services which the program were intended to fund now get cut to pay for it.
    These people are often common public university labor. Not Ivy League, not private university.
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    They think they are going sometime during/at the end of this life, and disregard the poor souls who are left behind.
    These are the people who will be here in the United States when bankruptcy is declared and society deteriorates into chaos. And they will deserve the anarchy which ensues.

    The gods used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century.
    The gods used the Italians to ruin life in A.D. with The Church.
    The Church controlled Western Civilization. As the largest land owner in Europe they controlled the monarchies. They were responsbile for slavery, revenge for African invasion and rape of Italy. They created religious discontent, ultimately leading to the disfavored dumping ground known as the United States.
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    The upside down star is my symbol. There is of course no Satan. That's just the gods with different clothes on.
    You're all in big, big trouble. Everyone who failed to ascend before 1900 is. But the importance of this Situation is to ensure people learn the god's system while they have enough time to fix their relationship and ascend before The End.
    Don't forget:::Ascending into "heaven" is not the same as entering clone hosting. One is good while the other is evil. The clue is their request to work multiple clone hosts to "earn", for if you were welcome into heaven you would be invited directly. My example of someone who ascended is John Muir. His "fake" went on to accomplish BUT NOT IN A DISCIPLINE WHICH HURT PEOPLE OR PROVIDED FOR SOME TEMPTATION. What happens after speaks volumes.
    You're on the clock. This is where the cream rises to the top.

    If what happened is just I am The Damned and this shouldn't have happened to me. I am merely being used only to be disposed of later. If unjust the gods are immoral and are a total waste of time.
    The gods used me to wash their hands of culpability/obligation arising from global societal decay with the prophet who speaks the truth, despite their defense tactics, considered temptation for the undesirable.
    It's not a bad trip. It's the meaning of life::::The gods inhumanity towards man.