“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 30, 2009
What Aldous Huxley and George Orwell wrote about LaRouche...
HUXLEY - Name Calling
In Words and Behaviour," Aldous Huxley wrote about "name calling", and "hate speech" that "men use for suppressing and distorting the truth" (1937, 1975):
"We know that the harming or killing of men and women is wrong, and we are reluctant consciously to do what we know to be wrong. But when particular men and women [and we must add, sadly, children] are thought of merely as representatives of a class, which has previously been defined as evil and personified in the shape of a devil, then the reluctance to hurt (...) disappears..."
When called bad names they "cease to be conceived as what they really are--human persons--and become for the users of this fatally inappropriate language mere vermin or, worse, demons whom it is right and proper to destroy as thoroughly and as painfully as possible.
Whereever persons are present, questions of morality arise. Rulers of nations and leaders of parties find morality embarrassing. That is why they take such pains to depersonalize their opponents.
All propaganda directed against an opposing group has but one aim: to substitute diabolical abstractions for concrete persons.
The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human. By robbing them of their personality, he puts them outside the pale of moral obligation. Mere symbols have no rights--particularly when that of which they are symbolical is, by definition, evil."
Hey! Huxley is actually talking about Lyndon LaRouche!
ORWELL - Newspeak and double-think
In the Excellent book "THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF OLIGARCHICAL COLLECTIVISM" Emmanuel Goldstein wrote this about Lyndon H. LaRouches use of language:
"This peculiar linking-together of opposites -- knowledge with ignorance, cynicism with fanaticism-is one of the chief distinguishing marks of Oceanic society.
The official ideology abounds with contradictions even when there is no practical reason for them. Thus, the Party rejects and vilifies every principle for which the Socialist movement originally stood, and it chooses to do this in the name of Socialism. It preaches a contempt for the working class unexampled for centuries past, and it dresses its members in a uniform which was at one time peculiar to manual workers and was adopted for that reason.
It systematically undermines the solidarity of the family, and it calls its leader by a name which is a direct appeal to the sentiment of family loyalty.
Even the names of the four Ministries by which we are governed exhibit a sort of impudence in their deliberate reversal of the facts. The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation.
These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy; they are deliberate exercises in doublethink. For it is only by reconciling contradictions that power can be retained indefinitely. In no other way could the ancient cycle be broken.
If human equality is to be for ever averted -- if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently -- then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.
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!
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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.