Why “LaRouchePAC” No Longer Represents the Policies of Lyndon LaRouche

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Press statement by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Feb. 24, 2021—Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the founder and international leader of the international Schiller Institute and widow of the renowned American economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche, announced today that, through counsel, she has issued a letter to the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC) and its Treasurer, Barbara Boyd, demanding that they “immediately cease and desist, both now and in the future” from “using Mr. LaRouche’s name, likeness, and potentially other confusingly similar terms.” The letter states that such use “is likely to cause confusion among consumers since they may believe that you [Boyd] (as an individual), LPAC, and/or the goods and services being offered are somehow associated with, licensed by, or authorized by our Client [Helga Zepp-LaRouche].” Among the remedies required are that Boyd and LPAC “Immediately take all necessary actions to change the name of your political action committee, and the name of any Affiliated Entities, to one that does not include the term ‘Lyndon,’ ‘LaRouche,’ or any formative or iteration thereof, and agree to refrain from using the infringing terms now and in the future on any website, company e-mails, letter head, advertisements, or other marketing literature or correspondence.”

To provide the background and context for this action, Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche issued the following statement:

“What had been since 2004 the official website of the political action committee founded by my late husband Lyndon LaRouche, the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC), has had its content taken over by a group of individuals associated with Barbara Boyd, the Treasurer of that PAC, in a direction which I consider contrary to the central policies that my husband stood for. While my husband was still alive, he was responsible for the overall policy direction of the PAC. But since he passed away in February 2019, Mrs. Boyd and her associates, without my permission, have taken over the content of the website and the PAC’s activities as a whole and have embarked on a path that I believe misrepresents both my and Mr. LaRouche’s positions.

“My requests for the PAC to adhere to the policies of the LaRouche movement and to not associate the LaRouche name with policies that were inconsistent with our views, which started to occur within the PAC immediately after the death of Mr. LaRouche, were rebuked to such an extent that Mrs. Boyd and a group of individuals sharing her views issued a document in November 2020 proclaiming their ‘irrevocable’ independence from the leadership of the LaRouche movement, myself included, founded by my husband over 50 years ago.

“While paying lip service to some of Lyndon LaRouche’s ideas, and using video footage of him, in reality the political positions of the PAC increasingly diverged from the policies of the LaRouche movement and my late husband by, for example, excluding any substantive evaluation of the international strategic situation, in favor of focusing almost entirely on internal U.S. politics, principally on issues that were in line with the policies of Donald Trump. They increasingly failed to publish articles and videos that were critical of Trump on topics on which Lyndon LaRouche had personally frequently criticized Trump, such as his praise of the Wall Street financial bubble; the anti-China policies that came to dominate his presidency; and so on. For example:

“In a Jan. 26, 2021 video posted on the LPAC site under the headline ‘Make Impeachment Drive Backfire, Build Movement to Rescue Republic,’ Barbara Boyd stated: ‘If you believe they [people] are beasts and that you can have a social credit system, which is really what we’re putting into place here with the cancel culture—if you behave certain ways, you get social credits for doing x, y, z, and w; if you’re nasty or make stupid comments, or step out of line, you get negative credits. That’s what they do in China. That’s what they do in any totalitarian society.’

“These positions reflect the beliefs of Mrs. Boyd, not Mr. LaRouche or the LaRouche movement. I disagree fully with that characterization of China, and Lyndon LaRouche expressed beliefs to the contrary of this characterization repeatedly throughout his life.

“As the mischaracterizations of Mr. LaRouche’s political positions grew, I and the vast majority of the members of the LaRouche movement, both in the United States and internationally, felt we had no other choice than to support the creation of a new organization and associated website: ‘The LaRouche Organization’ (TLO), founded in December 2020, to ensure Mr. LaRouche’s name and likeness are only associated with his true policies and positions. The difference between TLO and the PAC becomes clear if, as one example, one compares the intention expressed in the TLO founding statement ‘Who We Are,’ which says:

“‘The sole purpose of The LaRouche Organization (TLO) is the dissemination of the ideas of Lyndon LaRouche and the spread of his life’s work, his analytical and scientific method of thinking, with the intention of realizing the solutions he offered to the many crises now facing mankind.’

“Contrast this to the February 14 ‘marching orders’ expressed on the LPAC site under the rubric ‘Your Role in the “New Politics”’: ‘Do battle for the Republican Party; force the traitors and the “weak ones” out, and restore it to the tradition of Abraham Lincoln.’

“Mrs. Boyd and her associates launched a redesigned website for the PAC in February 2021, which notably excludes two pages or topics which were formerly there:

“First, the extremely rich documentation of the 40 years of organizing activities that Lyndon LaRouche and his international associates were involved in across five continents of the planet. Intentionally or not, I believe that removing that history gives the false impression that Mr. LaRouche was only concerned about matters in the U.S. This negates his passionate commitment to mankind as a whole.

“Second, the new PAC website also omits the record of the role of Mr. LaRouche and his international movement in the evolution of a new paradigm around the New Silk Road. Mr. LaRouche wrote numerous economic programs for Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe beginning in the 1970s, and he spent a good portion of his life working and campaigning in and for the development of these countries.

“Mrs. Boyd and her associates have every right to establish a political action committee to express the views of Mrs. Boyd; but I believe they do a grave disservice to the late Lyndon LaRouche by misrepresenting — by commission and omission — his views by associating his name with their endeavor. For all of these reasons, we have hired legal counsel to stop all use of Lyndon LaRouche’s name and likeness by the PAC and to preserve the integrity of his vast work.”

For further information: [email protected] or (551) 209-3978


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  • Thomas L Simpson
    followed this page 2021-02-28 21:35:31 -0500
  • Jason Ross
    commented 2021-02-27 21:38:31 -0500
    Hi Willett Amie,

    On Trump: The LaRouche movement has strongly opposed the coup against Trump — the fake Russiagate lies that said he was a tool of Vladimir Putin, the ridiculous Mueller investigation, the two fake impeachments, and the vote fraud that occurred in November. I wish I could point you to our video discussions on vote fraud, in which we heard from elected officials, election observers, and voting experts, but YouTube has been removing them.

    Although the video has been taken down by YouTube (we are looking into which other platform we can use for videos), you can read the transcript of our Jan 2 event here: https://laroucheorganization.nationbuilder.com/larouche_on_reconstituting_ben_franklin_s_republic

    Among the speakers were Harley Schlanger, Senator William Ligon (the chairman of the Elections Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee of the Georgia State Senate), Leah Hoopes (President of the Pennsylvania Voter Alliance), Pennsylvania State Rep. Russ Diamond, and Joe Hoft of the Gateway Pundit.

    Here is a video from Helga Zepp-LaRouche on how the January 6 events at the Capitol were a new 9/11, used as a pretext to take away our freedoms: https://laroucheorganization.nationbuilder.com/helga_zepp_larouche_the_capitol_assault_was_another_9_11

    Look at all the censorship now occurring, based on claims of “misinformation” about what happened that day, and how it is being used to try to totally destroy Trump’s influence within the country and his potential to run again in 2024. The message is that if you support Trump, or if you stand up against the ruling powers of the world in other ways (this isn’t only about Trump supporters!), you will be crushed.

    The big issue is larger than Trump, as the case of China demonstrates.

    On China: China has had enormous success over the past few decades in eliminating poverty. Today, unlike the “Western” institutions that consider carbon dioxide the world’s biggest threat, China is financing more coal power plants internationally than any other institution. In this way, it is helping to draw other developing nations out of poverty while the Paris Accord says that African nations should just suffer energy poverty with expensive and unreliable windmills.

    China is a huge country with great advancements and also its own problems (who doesn’t?). The efforts to present China as an enemy derive from a British imperial outlook, to prevent the rise of any competitor to the interests and power of the Anglo-American Wall Street-London-Silicon Valley-Five Eyes nexus.

    Our enemy isn’t China — it’s Wall Street, the City of London, and their mass-murderous Great Reset policy of destroying modern and effective forms of power to appease the gods of Greenism. Who do you think we should be fighting? Did China build windmills in Texas, or was that our own stupid decisions? Did China create the green movement, or did that come from Britain? Did China put trillions of dollars towards bailing out Wall Street instead of investing heavily in reliable infrastructure over the last decades? Did China spread lies about Iraqi WMDs to start the 2003 Iraq War? Did China create the Russiagate hoax against President Trump, or was that Britain, through such tools as Christopher Steele? Let’s focus our efforts where they can be most effective, and keep our eye on our real enemy: the slime mold of London, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and the intelligence agencies.

    Please reach out if you have more questions, and I encourage you to check out the short daily updates by Harley Schlanger: https://laroucheorganization.nationbuilder.com/harley_daily_update

    Best regards,
    Jason
  • Willett Amie
    commented 2021-02-27 15:58:49 -0500
    What am I reading? I am new to the LaRouche Organization which began immediately after hearing Mr. Schlanger speak on the Sarah Westall interview. I felt that the organization was a conservative “cause” I could align myself with as they fought against globalization, the control agenda of the CCP and the lies being fed to the normal, everyday American citizen. Everything and Everyone seemed to be anti-Trump – not his Policies or Executive Orders, but the man himself and LaRouche was a reminder that our country needed to be “shocked” back on course to bring us back to hopefully being Great Again. Needless to say, I’m disturbed that once again someone or some organization is showing that they were never behind the concept of America’s rebirth of independence from international wheeling & dealing, but were in fact doing their level best to bring America and American to a blended knee.
    This saddens me. President Trump is no longer in Office, yet the mission to erase him continues.
    Shame On You.
    If I’m incorrect in my rudimentary understanding of what LaRouche’s widow has written, feel free to educate me.
  • Alan Ogden
    followed this page 2021-02-26 18:01:15 -0500
  • John Mitchell
    commented 2021-02-25 18:01:33 -0500
    I got an e-mail from my LaRouche group contact. My previous comment said I’d support both sites; she apparently thought I meant financially. I’m not sure about that. I have made financial contributions fairly regularly for decades. I’ve followed LaRouche publications, and continue to read, and share them on fb. That’s all I choose to do at this time. I’m sorry if my intentions were misread.
  • Renee Sigerson
    commented 2021-02-25 16:07:12 -0500
    There is no “separate” subject, or dichotomy between LaRouche’s design for the Eurasian Landbridge, and his impassioned, ceaseless call for cooperation between the U.S. and China, as well as India and Russia, “versus” or separate from the American System. This is a fraudulent concept. Study FDR’s Bretton Woods system as a case in point; the creation of false dichotomies is a trick typified by British counter-insurgency. Our “friends” who now herald that division should take a deep breath, and do some thinking. The evidence is substantial that there are some “bullies” in that group pressuring people not to think.
  • Wayne T Baker
    commented 2021-02-25 15:40:34 -0500
    The process continues as those who do not conceptualize the true nature of how the British Empire operates dismiss Helga Zepp LaRouche as the leader of her late husband’s movement. It’s a shame some push an agenda disguised as"what is good for America" ahead of that of all mankind. I think it more important for the anti colonialist ideas discovered here in America survive anywhere where they are used for the good of all people as it is in China today. I would love to live to see those ideas readopted by the US yet if China has initiated a process by which she can do exactly what America was intended then so be it. I love my nation and condemn the attempt to misrepresent Lyndon LaRouches name.by LPAC. For those who don’t think they agree with TLO then they more than likely never understood Lynn’s works on the universal level.
  • Jason Ross
    followed this page 2021-02-25 15:27:07 -0500
  • John Mitchell
    commented 2021-02-25 12:06:09 -0500
    I think there are brilliant people who contribute to both sites. I think both are representing Mr. LaRouche’s legacy as an advocate for the American System of Political Economy vs. The British Empire, among other policies. I hope this gets worked out, and I will continue to follow, and support both groups.
  • Dianne Bettag
    commented 2021-02-25 11:46:42 -0500
    @Bradley Lynnet We never worked against President Trump. Lyndon LaRouche always worked to help Presidents of the United States to understand the true nature of our Constitutional guarantees and of mankind. The roll he and his movement have played for 50 years is to provide guidance and public support for policies which serve the Common Good, not to be mere supporters for an individual personality, but to aid leadership and our citizens in understanding Universal Principles. Please read more of LaRouche’s work.
    And thank you Helga. It is exactly “what the doctor ordered”!
  • Bradley Lynnet
    commented 2021-02-25 05:09:01 -0500
    Interesting. I’m not sure I agree with the LaRouche “organization” view on this matter. I firmly believe NOT supporting President Trump as it appears you no longer do is not in the best interest of this nation, the world and humanity. From what I’ve learned from Mr LaRouche over many years of study, I rather doubt he would have ever worked against President Trump if he were alive today. To claim the LaRouchePAC has suddenly omitted selected teachings of Mr. LaRouche is to ME egregious and defamatory, To even HINT that Trump was in any kind of collusion with Wall Street Oligarchy is absurd. Trump skillfully used them to his advantage. Please, get your stories straight before claiming such riotousness to the teachings of these two great men. What you are attempting is a disservice to Lyndon LaRouche’s legacy.

    Sincerely

    Bradley Lynnet
  • Cloret Carl
    commented 2021-02-24 22:14:31 -0500
    Thank you Mrs. LaRouche
    for setting Lyndon LaRouche’s name, legacy, public profile and, the international LaRouche Movement (future and present) free from Hellpac.
  • Glenn Mesaros
    commented 2021-02-24 20:49:04 -0500
    agree
  • Kh Notley
    commented 2021-02-24 19:32:17 -0500
    A very courageous action. I thank you, and the human species will be grateful.
  • Andrew Laverdiere
    commented 2021-02-24 18:40:56 -0500
    About time. Lyn talked about a Gideon’s army, and we’ve become it.
  • David T Hennessy
    commented 2021-02-24 17:13:20 -0500
    Amen. Slàinte Mhath. Thank you for setting this straight. Became very obvious over past months what LPAC had morphed into and that it was not Lyn’s visión. Thank you Helga and LaRouche Organization.
  • Wayne T Baker
    commented 2021-02-24 17:00:17 -0500
    Very good. The right decision by Mrs. Helga Zepp LaRouche.
  • Bob Wesser
    commented 2021-02-24 14:56:55 -0500
    Wonderful! Let us now get on with realizing the great potential for all of mankind that Lyndon’s life was committed to fulfilling.
  • Christopher Sare
    published this page in Leading Developments 2021-02-24 14:03:14 -0500