Lyndon LaRouche and agape

More documentation re the ICLC chairman’s callous response to Ken Kronberg’s suicide

“eaglebeak” (on Factnet), Feb. 19, 2008, 12:18 AM and 12:53 AM (merged):

It’s almost a year since the suicide of Ken Kronberg, who leaped to his death from a highway overpass on April 11, 2007, shortly after reading the Morning Briefing of that day, in which briefing writer Tony Papert, channeling Lyn and reporting on the NEC meeting at Lyn’s house the night before, attacked PMR (Kronberg) and invited Kronberg and other similarly situated Baby Boomers to kill themselves.

To commemorate the first anniversary of Ken’s tragic death, and to recall the monstrous way in which he was driven to it by Lyn and the LaRouche org–and because rumors are swirling around Leesburg of wild stories about to be generated by the LaRouche org, evidently in self-defense against what Kronberg’s widow Molly Kronberg might say next–we begin to print or reprint significant documents in the Kronberg case–documents which convey more powerfully than we ever could, how spiritually, morally, and emotionally bankrupt LaRouche is (never mind intellectually, and never mind the psychic status of his increasingly pathetic followers).

Here, for example, for the first time, we print an alpha message sent to Lyn on April 19–over a week after Kronberg’s death–by a distraught member of the LaRouche org in Leesburg, begging Lyn to communicate some message of condolence to Kronberg’s family. We also print Lyn’s absurd response.

(In a week’s time, Lyn hadn’t been able to pull himself together to communicate to the Kronberg family about the death of Ken, who had been a leader of the organization for 35 years–even though Molly Kronberg was herself at the time supposedly also a leader of the organization, and thus presumably deserving of some nod from the Great Man. The word is that Lyn was petrified at Kronberg’s suicide, to the point that, according to reliable sources in Wiesbaden, he didn’t even tell Helga about it….Someone else had to do that.)

Message date: 4/19/07

Dear Lyn,

I am writing to beseech you to break your silence on the death of Ken Kronberg, and say something that recognizes Ken’s extraordinary worth as a human being. Indeed, he was one of the finest men I have ever known. My [spouse] and I long looked to him, as to Graham, as a mentor, a beacon of dedication and intellectual integrity, and a friend. Whatever errors in judgment he may have made, especially in recent years–and who among us has not made mistakes?–have to be considered within the context of Ken’s life as a totality.

If you have reason not to make a public statement, then I plead with you at least to send Molly and Max a private message of condolence. Whatever one thinks of Molly personally and politically [a reflection of the shunning already underway, months before Molly started to hammer the organization for its responsibility–EB], one can still give Ken’s family support and encouragement at this time of searing grief.

With best regards,
NAME WITHHELD

[And here’s LaRouche’s reply:]

From: PGM::IF_ 19-APR-2007 00:18:45.83
To: XXX,@DIS:NEC,WIE,HSE
CC: IF_
Subj: reply

TO:ssw,@DIS:NEC,WIE,HSE
FROM:LAR ” Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. “
CC:HZL
SUBJ: rely to xxx
12:03 AM 4/19/2007 EDT

My stated policy is the only acceptable policy at this time. The reasons for this are known to Nany [sic] and Molly, in addition to a handful of relevant others. It is the only correct policy.

I am reasonably certain that you have no understanding of what the considerations actually are; but, sometimes that is both the knowledge and responsibility that responsible persons involved must bear.

Translation: “Shut up, you moron.”

Then, of course, there’s a further translation; because “Shut up, you moron,” translated [in turn], means:

I haven’t figured out what the hell to say yet. This situation is another mess that only I can deal with–except I haven’t figured out how to deal with it.

Since I don’t know what to say, I think I’ll say that I can’t say anything at this time for important and arcane reasons known (like everything else worthwhile) only to a tiny handful of “relevant” people. That should shut ’em up, my faithful followers. It always does. Then, later on, when I come up with something to say, I’ll say I knew it all along, but I couldn’t say it because of X, Y, and Z.

Well, that may be a little more coherent than Lyn’s actual interior monologue, but you get the idea.

Looking back now, the obvious question is:

If he knew that Molly Kronberg was responsible for her husband’s suicide because she gave dollars to Bush, and if he knew that Molly Kronberg was an alcoholic who had gone over to the enemy and in fact had been working for John Train for years, why didn’t he say so?

And the obvious answer is:

He didn’t know any such a thing. He didn’t know what to say. But, as always, he had great faith in his ability to improvise.

Another obvious question:

If he knew all along that Molly Kronberg was responsible for his indictment, frameup trial, and conviction–and he had never said a word about it for all those years for fear of hurting Ken (soooo uncharacteristic!)–why didn’t he say so, now that Ken was dead and people were badgering him to send nice messages to Molly?

And the obvious answer is…(drumroll, please)

He didn’t know any such a thing. He made it up months later and claimed he’d known it for years.

It makes you wonder: what will they think of next? And how transparently false and base will it be?

Remember: I predicted in a post months and months ago that, as in the Jeremiah Duggan case, when Lyn ran out of people to blame (Fernando, Uwe Friesecke, Linda Frommer, Gus and Andy, the fundraisers, the PMR lifestyle) for Ken’s death, he would wind up blaming the family.

And a week after I made that prediction, by gum if he didn’t!

So, as I said over the summer, I’ll say again: If I were you, Molly, I’d have my brakes checked.

(Oh, and if people at PMR don’t think they were blamed and vilified, they should think again. I’m sure even those who’ve stayed in the org would be shocked at the way Barbara and Bruce spoke of them, snickering at how they were losers who could never get another job, and that’s why they’d stayed at PMR. Of course, they all got other jobs, and remarkably fast, too–but Barbara and Bruce can’t be blamed for not knowing what they were talking about–it’s an occupational hazard.)