THE ANTI-SEMITISM OF THE LAROUCHE MOVEMENT: A SUMMARY
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THE ANTI-SEMITISM OF THE LAROUCHE MOVEMENT: A SUMMARY
I have been asked by Erica Duggan to provide a summary of the anti-Semitic beliefs of Lyndon LaRouche and his followers. As an author and journalist, I have studied the group in questions for over 30 years; prior to that, I had occasion to observe and interact with members of the group as far back as 1968. I have spent hundreds of hours interviewing dozens of former followers of LaRouche.
Apart from my book, I wrote over 30 articles on the LaRouche movement in the 1970s and 1980s, including pieces in the Wall Street Journal and The New Republic. My book, published by Doubleday in 1989, received positive reviews in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, Commentary and other respected publications.
Since then I have had occasion to keep up to date on the LaRouchians pursuant to my work as a consultant in court cases and other controversies involving them. Most recently, I worked as a consultant for the U.S. Justice Department as it prepared for a civil trial in which LaRouche was suing the U.S. attorney general and the FBI for alleged harassment (LaRouche decided to drop the case on the eve of trial in 2000, and it was dismissed with prejudice).
Over the years I have accumulated a large archive of materials on the LaRouche organization, probably the largest such archive in existence except at LaRouche’s own headquarters. In preparing the summary below, I have performed a careful but not exhaustive review of LaRouche publications over the past decade, and am confident that LaRouche has not changed his anti-Semitic beliefs in any essential way: first, because many of the organization’s most shocking statements about Jews from the early years have been placed on the website of the LaRouche Youth Movement and are even described as “classics” of the movement; second, because I have found numerous recent examples of the very same themes, albeit expressed in a more sophisticated manner than in the 1970s.
Anti-Semitism lies at the core of LaRouche’s beliefs, just as it lay at the core of Hitler’s. It is the connecting thread in ALL the propaganda themes, conspiracy theories and pseudo-scientific and pseudo-scholarly claptrap that LaRouche and his followers espouse. What follows are examples of most of the themes in the LaRouchian “system” of anti-Semitism. Be aware that LaRouche’s method of expressing his anti-Semitic beliefs, like that of many other prominent bigots past and present, is a curious mixture of naked expressions of hate and scorn; thinly veiled euphemisms (attacks on “usurers” “shylocks,” hora dancers and Zionists); indirect forms of attack or abuse (as by denying the Holocaust); and conspiracy theories involving Jewish banking families.
But LaRouche has developed new methods as well—the building up of prominent Jews as symbolic hate figures, the development of imaginative new forms of the blood libel, and the concoction of the myth of an evil “oligarchy” (also known sometimes as the “Zionist-British organism,” the “Venetian party,” the “Anglo-American financial elite,” the “folks who cooked up the hoax known as the Old Testament” or simply the “British”). The oligarchy is the target of the LaRouche organization’s most violent abuse: Drawing on quack theories of genetics borrowed from Soviet agronomists under Stalin, LaRouche (who has no formal training in biology or any other science) claims that the oligarchy has evolved into a separate biological species—utterly evil and utterly parasitical—that humanity must vanquish in the interests of its own survival.
It should be noted that over the past four years LaRouche propaganda materials, especially regarding the 9/11 terror attacks and the war in Iraq, have been picked up by Al-Jazeera and other media in the Arab world to bolster their own conspiracy theories about the United States, Britain and Israel. LaRouche himself is frequently interviewed in the Arab media, and articles from his publications are frequently translated and republished by Arab newspapers.
Given the elaborate nature of LaRouche’s arguments, it is impossible for short quotes to capture the full meaning of many of the below statements. LaRouche is fond of hedging and qualifying what he says to avoid undue attack from the media. Copies of the full text of cited documents – or web links to the LaRouche sites where they can be found – are available on request from www.justiceforjeremiah.com.
Note: It is possible that the LaRouche organization will change the wording of documents on their websites so that a document may no longer conform to what is quoted here. It is also possible that changes were made to older LaRouche documents before placing them in HTML format on LaRouche websites. In the case of any nonconformity, please contact www.justiceforjeremiah.com and we will furnish you with photocopies of the original documents and/or printouts of the earlier web versions.
Quotations from Chairman LaRouche (and his followers):
On the Jewish religion:
“Judaism is not a true religion, but only a half-religion, a curious appendage and sub-species of Christianity.” It evolved as an “ideological abstraction” of the “Roman merchant-usurer who had not evolved to the state of Papal enlightenment, a half-Christian, who had not developed a Christian conscience….A self-subsisting Judaism never existed and never could exist.”--Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., “The Case of Ludwig Feuerbach,” The Campaigner, Dec. 1973, p. 37.
“The variety of ‘Judaism’ represented by Zionism’s inner circles is summarily identified historically by drawing a circle through the points of the pentacle represented by the Star of David: ‘black magic’ and ‘Satanism.’” LaRouche, “Mickey Mouse & Pluto Move to Washington,” New Solidarity, Oct. 17, 1978.
On Jewish culture and the Jewish business instinct:
“As for ‘Jewish culture’…it is merely the residue left to the Jewish home after everything saleable has been marketed to the Goyim.”—LaRouche, “The Case of Ludwig Feuerbach,” The Campaigner, Dec. 1973, p. 37.
“The brutally sadistic moral castration of the Jewish boy by the domineering ‘Jewish mother’ is the basis for one of the most horrifying models of male sexual impotence, which expresses itself obsessively in the ‘business Jew.’” Ibid.
On Jews and the killing of Jesus Christ:
“The problem among Jews is ancient. The B’nai B’rith today resurrects the tradition of the Jews who demanded the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Jews who pleaded with Nero to launch the ‘holocaust’ against the Christians.”-- LaRouche, “New Pamphlet to Document the Cult Origins of Zionism,” New Solidarity, Dec. 8, 1978.
“Zionism is a hideous doctrine, a hideous cult in the strictest, most rigorously restricted usage of that characterization. It ought to be opposed merely on the grounds that no human being’s mind should be destroyed in the way that Zionism degrades its individual cultist.” Ibid.
On Jewish communal organizations
“The B’nai B’rith is the most evil and most dangerous of the ‘social action’ programs associated with religious bodies in the United States today.” Ibid.
On the duty of Jewish followers of LaRouche to prove themselves worthy of survival:
In demanding that his Jewish followers join him wholeheartedly in denouncing Zionism as an “evil, racist doctrine,” LaRouche wrote: “You have no right to hide behind the whimpering, morally degraded profession: ‘I am only one little person….’ You are personally, individually accountable for the ultimate consequences of what you do or fail to do….Either you take responsibility for the ultimate consequences of your conduct or you have no moral right to complain against whatever evil the world’s developments bestow upon you.
If you say, ‘As a Jew, I must be concerned primarily with what is good for Jews,’ you are already on the pathway to becoming a Nazi. You were better advised to ask yourself, ‘What is a Jew good for? What can a Jew contribute to humanity generally which obliges humanity to value the Jew?” Ibid. [It should be noted that LaRouche makes no such demands on any other ethnic group, nor does he deny the right to a national consciousness of any other group. Indeed LaRouche, the opponent of Zionist nationalism, is a staunch promoter of German and Argentine nationalism.]
On the Holocaust:
“The contemptible but impassioned sophistry which the Zionist demagogue offers to all foolish enough to be impressed with such hoaxes is the ‘holocaust’ thesis. It is argued that the culmination of the persecution of the Jews in the Nazi holocaust proves that Zionism is so essential to ‘Jewish survival’ that any anti-Zionist is therefore not only an anti-Semite, but that any sort of criminal activity is excusable against anti-Zionists in memory of the ‘six million Jewish victims’ of the Nazi ‘holocaust.’
This is worse than sophistry. It is a lie. True, about a million and a half Jews did die as a result of the Nazi policy of labor-intensive ‘appropriate technology’ for the employment of ‘inferior races,’ a small fraction of the tens of millions of others--especially Slavs--who were murdered in the same way Jewish refugee Felix Rohatyn proposes today.” Ibid. [Felix Rohatyn, a New York banker, was involved at the time in helping to clean up the finances of New York City municipal government which were in a state of near collapse; the process involved temporary cutbacks in some city services. The implication is that if Mr. Rohatyn was indeed plotting, as a “Jewish refugee,” to commit genocide against tens of millions of people, then the Nazis’ murder of only a “million and a half Jews” was really not so bad in comparison. Indeed LaRouche asserts in the next sentence that ”[e]ven on a relative scale, what the Nazis did to Jewish victims was mild compared with the virtual extermination of gypsies and the butchery of Communists.”]
The views of LaRouche’s wife Helga (who is expected to take over the organization when the elderly LaRouche dies or becomes incapacitated) are every bit as extreme as her husband’s. When an American TV series about the Holocaust was aired in Germany in 1979, Helga lashed out against this alleged “Holocaust swindle” which she regarded as a slander against her fellow Germans:
“The Zionist-British circles that produced and propagandized the ‘Holocaust’ film and whose West German representatives are presently setting in motion in the Federal Republic a totally artificial and controlled debate over it are those very people who are plunging the world into a holocaust that will make the crimes of Nazis look like a picnic.…[T]here is not the slightest qualitative difference between the morality of the Zionists and that of the worst Nazis.”—Helga Zepp-LaRouche, “ELP Chairman’s Statement: The Zionists’ Holocaust Today,” New Solidarity, January 26, 1979.
LaRouche himself also lashed out at the Holocaust TV series in a May 20, 1979 speech: “[W]hat the people who put this film on in New York City about what the Nazis did are prepared to do to the human race makes the Nazi thing look like a slight mistake!” [Quote is from a correction (published in a mid-June 1979 issue of New Solidarity) to the text of the speech as originally published June 8, 1979.]
On how to handle humanity’s “anti-social” problem (the Jews):
Many Holocaust deniers today are fearful to openly call for a new Holocaust, but LaRouche has found sly ways of evading the strictures of human decency. When Jewish author Arthur Koestler (and Koestler’s wife) committed suicide in 1983, New Solidarity suggested that Kissinger, Kissinger’s wife, and Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul Volcker (the arch-usurer, in LaRouche’s eyes) follow Koestler’s example. In a chilling allusion to the Holocaust, the article asked: “Why should the worthwhile vast majority of the human race settle for attempts to solve its antisocial problems on a case-by-case basis? Why not get organized to settle with such characters all at once?” “Koestler Takes His Own Advice; Kissinger to Follow?”-- New Solidarity, March 14, 1983.
Support for Nazi war criminals:
Given such views, it should be no surprise that the LaRouche organization has demonized the U.S. Justice Department unit charged with tracking down and deporting Nazi war criminals; indeed, the LaRouche organization, including such fronts as the Schiller Institute and the Fusion Energy Foundation, went all out in the 1980s to defend (as patriotic Americans and innocent victims of a Zionist vendetta) the likes of John (“Ivan the Terrible”) Demjanjuk of the Treblinka death camp; Karl Linnas, the butcher of the Tartu camp; Waffen SS mass murderer Tscherim Soobzokov; and Nazi rocket engineer Arthur Rudolph (who ran the an underground factory using slave labor from the Dora-Nordhausen camp—over 5,000 of his slaves died or were killed by the SS). [See “Old Nazis and New Dreams” in Dennis King, Lyndon LaRouche and the New American Fascism, pp. 75-81.]
The Dreyfuss libel--Jews function as spies and traitors within gentile societies:
“Literally thousands of operatives for the Zionist Lobby have penetrated the halls of Congress, the State and Defense Departments, the CIA, and American business and labor organizations to gather information which is then transmitted up the chain of command to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Maltese Order….
These agents gather information and intelligence on U.S. national security policy, corporate policy, and financial policy for transmission to the enemy. Their loyalties lie not with the United States but with the Zionist-British organism….
The Zionist octopus must be eliminated….”—unsigned editorial, “Register the Zionist Lobby As Foreign Agents!” New Solidarity, Sept. 5, 1978.
“The sentencing of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard…doesn’t close the book on the sordid story of Mossad operations against the United States. In order to accomplish its purpose, it must lead to a whole new round of housecleaning…that will get the Sharon mafia out of the U.S. government once and for all.”—unsigned editorial, “Pollard Should Be Only the Beginning,” New Solidarity, March 16, 1987.
“Henry Kissinger, since the early 1950s, has been a British agent and traitor to the United States. Kissinger subverted the U.S., attempted to destroy its political institutions and government, and worked to undermine the power of the U.S. economy.”—Costas Kalimtgis, “Expel Britain’s Kissinger for Treason,” New Solidarity, Feb. 14, 1978.
“Kissinger Mafia Pollutes the Holy Land,” New Solidarity headline, 1978.
Jews as exploiters in gentile society:
“Milton Friedman Finally Gets His Pound of Flesh,” New Solidarity headline, May 3, 1985. [Reference is to the noted University of Chicago economist.]
“So, a British agent by the name of George Soros [U.S. financier of Hungarian Jewish descent—DK], a man of very unpleasant antecedents, in terms of his personal history and practices, together with a few other hedge funds, all centered around London, but largely operating on the basis of drug-money laundering…targeted Myanmar, and Thailand, and, also, Malaysia….
So, this entire region of the world is about to blow up, for no good reason: because we allowed a bunch of speculators, thieves like George Soros, with the blessings of our Secretary of State [LaRouche is referring to Madeleine Albright who, like Soros, is from a Jewish refugee family], who, between dances, does some other terrible things, other exhibitions. When she goes to Israel, she dances the Hora. It’s called a ‘Hora show.’ So, they got this Soros going….” [emphasis added] -- LaRouche, “How the top one percent of American citizens think,” speech to conference of the Schiller Institute, Alexandria, Va., Jan. 17, 1998.
On 9/ll and Zionist plotters:
“It is…the IDF [Israeli Defense Force], which, as part of its war aims, has carried out an aggressive espionage and covert operations penetration of the U.S.A., including the recruitment of American-born assets. It is so far unknown, but strongly suspected, that some of these Israeli assets may have contributed an included feature of the rogue networks whose complicity abetted the successful attacks of Sept. 11.”-- Jeffrey Steinberg and Edward Spannaus, “EIR Blows Israeli Spies’ Cover in Sept. 11 Case,” EIR, Dec. 28, 2001. [According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, Special Report No. 9, Sept 13, 2002 (“The Events of September 11 and the Arab Media: The New Antisemitic Myth”), Jeffrey Steinberg has appeared on Al-Jazeera and his articles “are regularly translated into Arabic by the Saudi daily Al-Watan.”]
“This Israeli spy network inside the United States was unable to achieve their objective [war with Iraq] until President Bush was entrapped by the events of Sept. 11, 2001….Lyndon LaRouche demands to know: Is this not the motive that explains the who and why of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001?” -- “The Pollard Affair Never Ended!” leaflet issued in 2002 by “LaRouche in 2004” (LaRouche’s Democratic primary Presidential campaign committee).
“Among senior intelligence analysts…the fear is growing that Ariel Sharon is about to covertly launch a Sept. 11-type terrorist attack targeting the United States—in order to drag President Bush into war against Iraq….
One factor emboldening Sharon to attempt a ‘made in Baghdad’ or similar terror attack on U.S. soil or against American targets abroad, is the John Ashcroft-led coverup of the Israeli spy scandals that form an integral part of the events of Sept. 11, 2001”--
Jeffrey Steinberg, “Sharon in 9/11 War Provocation?” EIR press release, Aug. 28, 2002.
On the “Straussian”(Zionist) influence on the Iraq war:
It is undeniable that a small group of Jewish neoconservative intellectuals at the Pentagon (mostly notably, Under Secretary Paul Wolfowitz) performed an important role in encouraging the Iraq war. However, LaRouche (for whom controversial Jews are meat and potatoes) played on the popular discontent over the war to concoct a conspiracy theory that vastly conflates the role of the neocons and depicts U.S. policy as having been taken over by a giant network of Zionist agents (called “Straussians” after a Jewish professor at the University of Chicago who died in 1973 but has subsequently become the Professor Moriarty of LaRouche’s universe). The Straussians are said to be working as agents of the Israeli government and of the “British” (the oligarchy of mostly Jewish financiers operating out of London—see below). To the delight of LaRouche’s Saudi friends, this conspiracy theory has achieved wide circulation in the U.S. media and probably represents the high point ever of LaRouche’s influence on public opinion. Somewhere along the way, the proponents of this theory have forgotten that none of the top policy makers--Bush, Cheney, Rice, Powell, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft and the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff--were Jewish nor were they “Straussians.” But in the worldview of anti-Semites, the Jews are always invested with magical powers to cloud the minds of gentiles and turn them into puppets…
“Lyndon LaRouche reports that there is now firm evidence that the ongoing drive to induce President George W. Bush to launch a war against Iraq, is a 1996 Israeli government policy that is being foisted on the President by a nest of Israeli agents inside the U.S. government….LaRouche demands an immediate Congressional investigation to help purge the U.S. government of this foreign intelligence apparatus….
From Perle and Feith, to others…the entire crew were among the leading suspected Israeli spies, tasking Jonathan Pollard to steal the most precious national security secrets of the U.S.A….Isn’t it time that these co-conspirators joined Jonathan Pollard behind bars? Isn’t it time for President Bush to give these clowns a ‘September Surprise’?” [emphasis added] From a leaflet entitled “The Pollard Affair Never Ended!” issued Sept. 8, 2002 by LaRouche’s Democratic primary Presidential campaign committee.
“Now, Bush is not the source of the problem, he does not even know who he is. Nor are Cheney and Rumsfeld…they are just under the influence of the Leo Strauss types…the Frankfurt School fascists, many of whom could not become German fascists because they were Jewish, like Strauss, and went sent to the States. The people they produced, in the United States, then, are the ones who are now around Cheney, or Sharon—all of them are lackeys only, however, of the financier interests….”--EIR press release, March 21, 2003, summarizing speech of LaRouche at Schiller Institute conference (attended by Jeremiah Duggan) in Bad Schwalbach, Germany.
“It’s a secret society which is so enormous that it’s hard to be secret….You now have four to five generations pumping out up to a hundred PhDs each, taking over academia, taking over the governments. So they’re all over the place….”--Tony Papert (a top LaRouche aide), quoted in “A Dialogue About Leo Strauss, and the Effect of His Nihilist Philosophy Today,” EIR, June 20, 2003.
“[T]he Straussians always recognize each other by this strange terminology of Strauss. It’s like a Masonic handshake.”--Tony Papert, ibid.
“The adherents of the so-called ‘Wolfowitz cabal’….are nothing less than ‘an enemy within’ the United States, a network that cuts across the Defense Department, the State Department, the White House, and the National Security Council….
The ‘Wolfowitz cabal’ is determined to push the United States in the direction of the most dangerous Israeli right-wing policy, including a possible Israeli nuclear attack on an Arab state….”—Michelle Steinberg, “‘Wolfowitz Cabal’ Is an Enemy Within U.S.,” EIR, Oct. 26, 2001
“In Germany of the 1920s and 1930s, there were Jews who were Nazis, but who….had no chance for party advancement because of Hitler’s anti-Semitism; and so they chose to leave Germany, to purse more ‘universal’ fascist ideas and policies abroad, more particularly in the United States and Britain.
For Leo Strauss and his disciples, the ignoble lie—disinformation—was the key to achieving and holding political power….For Strauss and the Straussians, there were no universal principles, no natural law, no virtue, no agape [Christian love—DK], no notion of man in the living image of God.”--Jeffrey Steinberg, “The ‘Ignoble Liars’ Behind Bush’s Deadly Iraq War,” EIR, April 18, 2003.
“[T]his cabal of Strauss disciples, along with an equally small circle of allied neo-conservative and Likudnik fellow-travellers, has operated as an underground network, in and around government, for the past 30 years—awaiting the moment of opportunity to launch their not-so-silent coup.” Ibid.
“Kabbalism in Annapolis,” subhead in Papert, “The Secret Kingdom of Leo Strauss,” EIR, April 18, 2003, discussing Strauss’s allegedly evil influence at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. [The reference is to the Kabbalah, a system of Jewish mysticism devised during the middle ages.]
“Children of Satan”—title of a 2003 LaRouche Presidential campaign brochure attacking the Straussians. The LaRouche organization claims to have passed out hundreds of thousands of copies.
On the evil oligarchical species:
On the American far right, there is a major conspiratorial theme, dating back to the 19th century, that mixes anti-Semitism and Anglophobia and contends that the British Royal family’s intermarriage with Jews resulted in the Rothschild family’s exerting total control over the financial centre called the City of London, which in turn is alleged to control world finance. The theory was also picked up by the German Nazis and can be seen in Hitler’s Mein Kampf as well as in writings by other Nazi leaders.
LaRouche puts this conspiracist tradition upfront in his propaganda and ideology. According to his pseudo-history of the world, the “oligarchy” moved its headquarters from Venice to London in the 17th century, used its wealth to become the dominant force in the British empire, and has engaged in a variety of fiendish attempt to control the rest of the world and ultimately to kills off the majority of people on this planet and usher in a New Dark Age. LaRouche writes:
“The British monarchy is best viewed as the rallying point for an assemblage of oligarchical families, both British and Commonwealth nations, and also strata of the allied oligarchical families of Europe. These oligarchic families, together with their most trusted political servants, gather around and behind the screen of the powers and privilege of the British monarchy. Through such and related means, and through the vast networks of influence they have developed among many nations over recent centuries, these combined forces control and deploy one of the most powerful forces on earth, and the most efficiently evil force existing today.”—LaRouche, “Secrets Known Only to the Inner Elites,” The Campaigner, May-June 1978, p.10.
LaRouche identified the “British” oligarchy (which naturally has a branch on Wall Street) as the chief enemy of humanity in the late 1970s and has never wavered from this conviction. He and his followers have attempted to ridicule the idea that “British” is a code word for Jewish, but the proof is in LaRouche’s own publications. In 1978, the LaRouche newspaper New Solidarity, in tirades against the “British” oligarchy made frequent references to “Zionist-British” agents and even let slip the crypto-Nazi term “Zionist-British organism” (emphasis added); but even without such phraseology the meaning of the term is clear. For instance, LaRouche writes:
“The policy-shaping kernel of the enemy forces centered in the British monarchy is a group of private banking families…These are notably the family interests of the Lazard Brothers, Barings, N.M. Rothschild, Hill Samuel, and other small private banking houses.”—LaRouche, “Anti-Dirigism Is British Tory Propaganda,” New Solidarity, Feb. 3, 1978.
In the same article, LaRouche carefully defined “Britain” as meaning “these same families’ interest.” All the named families are Jewish, except for the Barings (and in anti-Semitic lore, the Barings are regarded as being of Jewish descent). LaRouche goes on in the same article to enumerate a long list of key institutions in Britain said to be controlled by “these same families.” In LaRouche’s conspiracy theory, the Anglican Church, the Free Masons, Fabian socialism, and Freudian psychotherapy are all oligarchical-Jewish tools for controlling the Christian majority.
To drive home the very point to his followers that he would deny to outsiders, LaRouche illustrated one of his articles on the “British” conspiracy with a large Star of David. At the top is Queen Elizabeth, flanked by Henry Kissinger and the economist Milton Friedman (the very individuals who were being utilized most frequently at the time as symbolic evil Jews in LaRouchian publications). [See “Mickey Mouse & Pluto Move to Washington,” New Solidarity, Oct. 17, 1978.]
Although LaRouche sometimes mentions British gentile aristocrats apart from the Jews, there can be no doubt that he believes the Jews to be the dominant partners in the oligarchy. In “The Zoo Called ‘The House of Lords’” (New Solidarity, Dec. 29, 1978), LaRouche raved against the British aristocracy and the Windsor family. He described them as feeble-minded products of inbreeding and a “bestial” mode of education. The net result is a pathetic group incapable of ruling anyone or taking any initiative in a world conspiracy unless one hypothesizes a hidden hand controlling and directing them. The giveaway in this article comes when LaRouche refers to how the British “have taken over commercial sports as well as Hollywood, magazines and most TV in the United States.” This is a stereotypical accusation against American Jews, not English aristocrats, and is frequently used in the United States by black nationalists and neo-Nazis.
The above examples stem from the late 1970s, when LaRouche was less guarded in his terminology. Nevertheless, the British equals Jewish equation has continued to play a prominent role in LaRouchian propaganda throughout the past quarter century. The 1994 pamphlet, “Why the British Kill American Presidents,” discusses the alleged involvement of Jews and Jewish-linked entities in a long series of assassination plots against American presidents from Lincoln to Clinton. For instance the murder of President James Garfield in 1881 is blamed on “Disraeli’s ‘Venetian Party’” in league with the “Rothschild-Morgan syndicate.” The pamphlets includes a chart with Conrad Black’s Hollinger Corporation at the top with downward arrows to suggest central control of the Rothschilds, the Bronfmans, Henry Kissinger and assorted British aristocrats.
A 1997 EIR article alleges a “British” plot to blow up the Islamic holy sites on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. As in the alleged plot to kill Clinton, the guiding figures are “the constellation of interests centered in the British-Canadian Hollinger Corp.” The article also fingers “British casino operator Cyril Stein” and “California casino operator Irving Moskowitz, who is the primary patron of both [Israeli prime minister] Netanyahu and the terrorist sects.” – Joseph Brewda, “London is haven for global terrorism,” EIR, Nov. 21, 1997. Other EIR articles from recent years include such titles as “Direct British Control of the U.S. Media” (an obvious reference to Jews), “War on the British, or How to Save the Economy” and the pamphlet, “Defeat Britain’s Terror War Against the U.S.A.!”
An “Anglo-Dutch” variation (apparently referring to the fact that the Sephardic Jews fled the Spanish Inquisition to the Netherlands before entering England in the 17th century) was expressed by LaRouche in a 1998 speech at a Schiller Institute/ICLC conference (printed as “How the top one percent of American citizens think,” EIR, January 17, 1998). In this speech, LaRouche used biological analogies and charges of cosmopolitanism similar to those employed by Hitler’s Nazis:
“The governments of Europe became quasi-nations, which had a financier oligarchy of the Anglo-Dutch type, squatting on top of them, sucking the blood out of them, with this financial usury of various forms, while, underneath you had people in Europe who were struggling to develop a nation-state form.
So…You had a symbiosis between the host and its parasite. The parasite, the financier oligarchy; the host the national economy, the people who produce things, the real inventors….”
Finally, we should note that LaRouche’s web sites are saturated with articles attacking the supposed British-Jewish oligarchy, often using easily recognizable allusions to Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. At LaRouche’s American Almanac site, we are greeted by such headings from the 1990s as “Venice—The Oligarchical System,” “Venice: The Methodology of Evil,” “Venice Moves North—the Metamorphosis of England,” “How the Venetians Took Over England and Created Freemasonry,” “How the Venetian System Was Transplanted into England,” and “How the Venetian Virus Infected and Took Over England.” (This should make clear the reference in Why the British Kill American Presidents to Britain’s great Jewish prime minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) as the leader of the “Venetian Party.”)
On Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain:
“During 1939-41, there was a sound and intense German nationalist enthusiasm in Germany for defeating Britain….”—LaRouche, “Hitler: Runaway British Agent,” New Solidarity, Jan. 10, 1978.
“England was then, as now, the enemy of continental Europe, including the German nation.” Ibid.
On the differences between oligarchs and human beings:
In Dialectical Economics (1975) LaRouche portrayed the capitalist system as a battleground between industrialists and usurers, and stated suggestively that the two classes are “primarily distinguished by methods appropriate to the differentiation of biological species.” By 1978 LaRouche was asserting that the financier oligarchy was in fact a genetically separate species incapable of assimilating higher spiritual truths. “They are clever animals, who are the masters of the wicked nature of their own species, and recognize ferally the distinctions of the hated human species.”—LaRouche, “The Secrets Known Only to the Inner Elites,” The Campaigner, May-June 1978. Furthermore, they are the avowed enemies of the “entire human species” and “shamelessly declare war on the human species.”—LaRouche, “How to Analyze and Uproot International Terrorism,” New Solidarity, Feb. 17, 1978.
On the biology of the “Straussians”:
“Was that behavior of Professor Leo Strauss, to which I referred above, actually human, or a product of some kind of ‘reversed cultural evolution,’ into becoming something less than human?
Who, then, is really human? Should we not recognize that Professor Strauss, Allan Bloom, and their Rumsfeld-Cheney-linked Chicken-hawk followers were, and are collectively insane: human beings who…have reverted to forms of human behavior which are essentially unnatural, forming, in effect, a type of pseudo-human species? They have become equivalent to a species whose very existence is morally, and functionally worse than that of naturally determined lower forms of life.”—LaRouche, “Insanity as Geometry: Rumsfeld as ‘Strangelove II,’” March 26, 2003, issued by LaRouche’s 2004 campaign committee. This Hitler style racialist rant against Jews in the Bush administration was dated only one day before the mysterious death of Jewish student Jeremiah Duggan.
On LaRouche as humanity’s savior from the alien species:
LaRouche portrays the biological struggle as a relentless personal contest between himself and the top oligarchs. Their “inner circles,” he says, recognize him as “the ancient and feared adversary of their own evil species” and as their “potential destroyer.” When they see the influence of his work, “they tense, growling such phrases as ‘potential danger,’ ‘more dangerous than Hitler,’ ‘kill it before it succeeds in gaining a real foothold in shaping events.’”--LaRouche, “The Elite That Can’t Think Straight,” EIR, Oct. 17, 1978.
On the unfinished task of World War Two:
“Let us speedily expedite the urgently necessary task of freeing humanity from the grasp of that specific form of lower life before we are destroyed by them or enslaved by them. Let us joyfully ensure that the representatives of the British system are destroyed so that humanity might live and prosper under the political conditions appropriate to the development of actual human beings.
Those of us who should know better have been tolerant of such creatures for far longer than has been good for the rest of us. Let us, with ruthlessness, ensure that the job is done correctly now.”—Christopher R. White, The Noble Family, Campaigner Special Report No. 11, 1978.