A Letter on the the Lyndon Larouche Political Group
Ray Hengst sent us a well written letter he thinks the student body should read. Thanks, Ray. The majority of his warning can be seen after the jump, linked below.
I am writing to the campus community about the Lyndon Larouche political group, which has recently been tabling on Library Walk. Larouche uses a combination of philosophy, history, and polemics to argue for the existence of a worldwide conspiracy. I have had much experience in dealing with the Larouche group and would like to warn everyone: It is two-thirds cult and one-third political organization.
I first went to a meeting of Larouche supporters two years ago, in northern California. Some friends and I were interested in the controversy surrounding the group and the political claims it made. The meeting essentially consisted of a three-hour-long diatribe against everything from empiricism to subjectivism to political and historical figures. The audience frequently punctuated the speaker's statements with loud calls of agreement or disgust, matching the speaker's emotions. One recurring theme of the speech was that economic catastrophe was nearby, and it was the special responsibility of Larouche supporters to prevent this disaster.Nom de Guerre, Nov 12 2004, 01:52 AM
YES. The Larouche people are nuts.
you got experience with 'em too?
On one hand Larouche people are scary, but on the other they are hilarious.
These people are quiet amusing, but definitely very dangerous. They are the type that are very polite, but very persistent. You feel guilty telling them to piss off, yet they ignore all implied rejections and politely pressure you to join/give money. Same goes for Scientology, another mainstream cult.
thanks for sharing. When trying to argue with these guys, they always make you feel alone, like you're the crazy one, and hearing other people speak up about the same thing is empowering, though I am rather saddened to know that they have a prescence in San Diego.
yea its funny how peoples lives that are supposedly being ruined by a destructive cult are so "funny" to people.
oh yea, and why doesn't anybody talk shit about them from the standpoint of ideas? like a forum where they can respond? is dedication to ideas a bad thing? or only in a society fixated with its mediocrity?
sorry, it's just fuckin crazy how the people who "know" how dangerous larouche is are exactly the ones who spend the least amount of time showing me why I'm wrong to like the dood.
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