- DEFEATING LAROUCHE AND HIS CULT
- WHAT’S NEXT ?
- SOME OTHER CULTS
DEFEATING LAROUCHE AND HIS CULT
LaRouche officially died in 2019. Many cults recover and even grow after their leader’s passing yet his cult barely lives on. At this point in time (2023), the LaRouche’s cult (LC) can be considered defeated.
Our international campaigns to expose and defeat the cult were started fifteen years prior to his death and were rather successful.
Our campaigns were and still are total. We left no stone unturned: numerous books, conferences, forums, TV documentaries, dossiers with verifiable information, multiple different voices and testimonies from both victims and perpetrators, law enforcement involvement, trials, prison sentences… and more.
Some historical perspective: the LaRouche’s movement turned into a political cult of personality around 1973-74 and fifty years later, LaRouche’s just become an infamous footnote in history books. In the 1980-90s, it peaked into an international multi millions dollars organisation designed as a criminal, ruthless hateful propaganda and recruitment machine spread over most continents: an army of brainwashed fanatics (larouchies) who wouldn’t stop at nothing. It reached its peak in the mid-1980s. LaRouche carried on but was often dismissed as a ‘perennial candidate’ and a ‘joke‘… until the death of Jeremiah Duggan in 2003 and the suicide of long-time member Ken Kronberg in 2007.
Data from Google Trends:
Google Trends is a website launched in 2006 by Google that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions and languages. The website uses graphs to compare the search volume of different queries over time.
Note: ‘interest over time ‘ does not mean ‘positive support’. It measures how ‘relevant’ a cult is perceived in society. It measures its presence or influence.
Google Trends indicate a rise of interest in the LaRouche cult that peaked in 2009. This reflected the activities of our anti LaRouche cult campaign.
Data from OCLC:
The OCLC Research WorldCat Identities project provided data about written books only. Works by/about LaRouche : 487 works in 664 publications in 4 languages and 4,781 library holdings. Source.
This OCLC data shows and confirms the Google Trends data: there was a sharp drop of interest (written books) about LaRouche after 2004-05.
Note: The OCLC Research WorldCat Identities project is ending. The most recent version of the data is from July of 2022.
RECENT CAMPAIGN TIMELINE:
The cult has gone through so many internal crises during its history that it has become its modus operandi.
However, after 2003, it reached a point of no return: enough was enough.
- March 27, 2003: The Jeremiah Duggan Death caused by the LaRouche cult in Germany. The Justice for Jeremiah campaign started.
- 2006: European (German) organization leadership (EEC)’s purges
- January 4, 2007: The laroucheplanet.info domain name and website was created. About us.
- April 11, 2007: long-time member Ken Kronberg’s suicide caused by the LaRouche cult.
- 2009: peak of our campaign activities.
- January 3, 2011, this website (and some of its alleged collaborators) were publicly “attacked” ad hominem by the LaRouche cult.
- 2012: LaRouche Youth Movement (L.Y.M.) resignations
- Lyndon LaRouche ‘officially’ died on 12 February 2019 (one day after this website suggested so).
- February 24, 2021: split with “LAROUCHEPAC” in the US.
WHAT’S NEXT ?
But defeated does not mean dead (both materially and mentally).
LaRouche’s death in 2019 won’t mean the end of his cult: many cults survive and sometimes grow after their leader’s passing. Like viruses they could come back under new variants or new faces at any time.
The cult has moved their activities away from their traditional western democratic countries. It is kept alive thanks to fresh blood from Putin’s Russia and Xi’s China.
THEREFORE WE SHOULD NOT AND NEVER WILL RELAX OUR CAMPAIGN EXPOSING THE LAROUCHE CULT. THIS IS NOT THE END. IT ONLY STARTED.
- Lyndon LaRouche Was the Godfather of Political Paranoia. His Cult Is Still Alive and Unwell. By Tommy Cragg, February 13, 2023The New Republic.
SOME OTHER CULTS
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