“Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.” /Bergen Evans
Monday, March 23, 2009
Lyndon LaRouche and the language of a totalitarian cult. (Part 1)
The Jewish filologist Victor Klemperer wrote a book about the language of fascism and nationalsocialism, in secret, during the war. I am reading a translation of it into Swedish: "Lingua Tertii Imperii, Tredje Rikets Språk".
The book is interesting and details many aspects of nazi- and fascist namecalling and the way that fasists transformed the language to fit their worldview. Language as propaganda!
I translated that part which goes through the use of the German world "historich", because it is similar to the way many cults, and totalitarian groups today, use this word and similar once.
The movement uses this single word as much as other fascists in history has used it! I can remember that Helga Zepp LaRouche used to call EVERYTHING that her husband Lyndon did "historisch", historical! Every conference call with her begun with something historical that LaRouche had done or that he was going to do!
This is what Klemperer wrote about the use of historical in the nazi version of fascism (my rough translation from Swedish):
"We will now look at a word that the nationalsocialists used ridiculously often. The nationalsocialists looks at itself with so much seriousity and belief in the continued existence of its institutions that every little trifle that has connections to it is describes as "historical".
Every speech that is held by the Fuehrer is described as historical, even if he says the same thing a hundred times; every time the Fuehrer and Il Duce meet, it is declared to be an historical event, even if nothing of importance happens.
Historical is every german victory by racer drivers, historical is every highway that is opened, and every part of every road that is rebuilt or built new and opened. Historical is every harvest celebration, historical every partymeeting, historical every holiday, whichever it is.
One could say that it is a kind of disease... to regard every day as an historical day!"
Do anyone recognize the rhethoric of the movement, and of Helga Zepp LaRouche, and Lyndon?
This kind of language is typical for totalitarian movements. I remember looking at the speeches by Kim Il Sung in North Korea: the same use of language! I remember reading some Soviet papers from the 30s (yes I have studied some russian!) with the same rhethoric.
One of the things that made me quit the organization was when I discovered its use of language I will write more about this in upcoming posts!
I am a former member of the LaRouchemovement (ICLC) in Europe. I was active from 1988 to 2003/2004. Here I write to expose the totalitarian political cult that Lyndon LaRouche has created. I choose to call LaRouche the Lycurgus of this century, to show his real nature!
My email is americanlycurgus (at) gmail.com. If you want to remain anonymous, use an anonýmous mailservice like: www.sendanonymousemail.net.
A have a second blog, a "twin-blog" of this blog, where I post things I find on the internet, that could be useful. http://larouchesources.blogspot.com If you go there and look at the sidebar to the right there is a collection of posts on LYM, the LaRouche Youthmovement, by former LYM members, by former members of the organization and by parents and observers!
Typical LaRouchian propaganda about the coming armageddon!
What would some of the greatest minds in history have said about LaRouche?
Read it for yourself below this picture!
Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.
/Benjamin Franklin, writing as Silence Dogood, No. 8, 1722
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Liberty once lost is lost forever.
/John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, 1775
If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave.
/John Adams, Rights of the Colonists, 1772
Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.
/Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack
Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
/Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791
Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.
The tyrant does not believe in God, he believes that he is God!
Tyrants have big mouths and small hearts!
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
/Martin Luther King, Jr.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
/Martin Luther King, Jr.
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
/Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Technology without hatred can be a blessing. Technology with hatred is always a disaster.
Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.