[Marxism] LaRouchites imploding?
ambrose at vrvl.net
Mon Oct 29 21:03:38 MDT 2007
LaRouche, under the name 'Lyn Marcus' was a member of the SWP before
establishing the 'National Caucus of Labor Committees', possibly with
the intention of moulding his own personal fascist-type organisation.
On 30/10/2007, Jesse Jack <jjack99645 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/29/07, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
> > Nowadays, as you say, there's a
> > sort of appeal to the left. You see anti-Bush, anti-Cheney slogans at
> > their tables. You see things criticizing Joseph Lieberman, things
> > against the war and so on. So, it's a little bit puzzling and the
> > tendency is to want to say well, they've changed in some way.
> I'm a little fuzzy on the history of the LaRouche movement. The first time I
> heard about them was on the campus of University of Alaska Anchorage when
> the student newspaper proclaimed "Marxist Kicked off Campus". I opened up
> the paper, expecting to see that I had been expelled and wondering why it
> made the headline (because I was the only Marxist, get it?) and was puzzled
> as to why this student who had gotten booted off campus for shoving
> conspiracy theory fliers in peoples' faces was referred to as Marxist.
> So I guess I just wonder what kind of ties they have with the left, or if
> they just defy any logical description, requiring undergrad journalism
> students have to characterize them in whatever term they think will raise
> the least complaints.
> - Jesse Jack
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