Sunday, August 27, 2006
U.S. is coming apart at the seams and the LaRouche connection
A pipeline shuts down in Alaska. Equipment failures disrupt air travel in Los Angeles. Electricity runs short at a spy agency in Maryland.Link by The Raw Story. This makes Lyndon LaRouche, while unfortunately cult-like, state-capitalist and abstruse, prescient again as little has changed in his diagnosis in 25 years:
There have been four outstanding aspects of the way in which deregulation has virtually destroyed the U.S.A.'s economic stability today: 1.) The Nixon use of a flight into the disease of "Friedmanism" as a prelude to the wrecking of the world monetary-financial system through the breakup of the Bretton Woods system; 2.) The massive deregulation conducted under the 1977-1981 Carter Administration; 3.) The post-October 1987 lunatic binge ("financial derivatives") of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan; and, 4.) The sheer economic-financial lunacy of the Bush-Cheney Administration. These are not the only important factors, but they have been the most crucial among the blunders of U.S. policy over the 1968-2006 interval to date.This should not be taken as my endorsement of Lyndon LaRouche and his policies but a recognition that he has been more right than many of his critics. Here is an expose of LaRouche's not-so-hidden anti-Semitism by his chief critic in 1980.
Note that even this chief critic while clearly exposing his radical left and right roots and anti-Semitism had this to say in the 1980 link above:
LaRouche's economic plans for a "high technology" economy are brilliantly conceived and carefully researched. They have genuine merit. But there's one little hitch: To carry them out would require an authoritarian transformation of the U.S. government and the development of a Fascist type corporative state (which the West German branch of LaRouche's organization has already advocated in its program, "Der Rechsstaat"). If U.S. economic clout continues to weaken at home and abroad, it is quite possible that significant forces in U.S. industry will become attracted to LaRouche's economic thinking. Certainly he is the only American economist today who is seriously exploring the Fascist alternative for American business. As such, he will inevitably receive a respectful hearing (even if he fails to make any converts) from some conservative business circles, in spite of his kooky "cover." [From earlier] (Already, in seeking conservative business support for his 1980 presidential campaign he is speaking with a new soberness.)Gary Permalink on 8/27/2006
Wow, that last qoute just defined Hamilton, Lincoln, & FDR as fascists. What a bunch of bullshit, that's not fascism. Free Trade is Fascism, Free Trade was the policy of Hjalmar Schact, Hitler's economic advisor. Free Trade was the policy of the British EMPIRE, the Roman EMPIRE, and any of the other fascist models. Just refer to Bernanke's recent speech at Jackson Hole where the Free Traders let it all hang out.Post a Comment