Friday, December 10, 2010

LYNDON LAROUCHE AND THE US LABOR PARTY, PART III






From Critique, Summer Issue 1981


PART III: TRANSITION ONE, DESCENT INTO MADNESS


In June 1972, Lyndon LaRouche's common-law wife, Carol Schnitzer, ran off to England with Christopher White, a British Labor Party member.

The dumped LaRouche sunk into deep depression. For months he refused to leave his apartment. He became almost delirious with paranoia, accusing women of marrying men only to hurt them. He convinced himself that Schnitzer asnd White had been brainwashed by the CIA.

LaRouche emerged from this draining emotional experience with grand delusions of a vast conspiracy against him, led by the British Royal Family (presumably due to White being British.

Consequently, LaRouche announced to his disciples that the Queen of England, herself, had called for his head; that the Hare Krishna Movement was a British intelligence operation; that the Ku Klux Klan had been organized by the British to sell narcotics in the South; that the British formed the John Birch Society to sabotage President Dwight Eisenhower's "grand design policies for permanent detente with the Soviet Union."

These LaRouche praclomations were followed by terror within the ranks of his US Labor Party. Hypnotic "de-programming" of members became the order of the day to counter "CIA brainwashings."

Hence, LaRouche initiated "Operation Mop-up," which included the formation of a front-group called the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM).

Street gangs in New York, Newark, and Detroit were recruited by the RYM, and violent tactics were deployed against the US Communist Party and several trade unions, including United Auto Workers and United Farm Workers.

Christopher White, LaRouche's tormentor, was "successfully de-programmed."

For in a Labor Party pamphlet, White wrote the following about his native countrymen: "The British are different from us because they are not human. They are the end product of a specialized process of genetic engineering that had begun to produce congenital deficiencies and brain damage in the 17th and 18th centuries."

White advocated the removal of the British from our planet: "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."

LaRouche was unable, however, to prevent White from marrying Ms. Schnitzer.

In January 1974, several Labor Party members were arrested for holding former Party member Alice Weitzman prisoner in her Bronx apartment.

Not long after, the Labor Party began operating a military training program at a farm in upstate New York.

Next: Transition II