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   The NCLC also developed ties with persons on the fringes of the
   Liberty Lobby. Mitchell WerBell III, a friend of Carto, because
   LaRouche's security adviser. Colonel Tom McCrary, a Georgia rightist
   often praised in 'The Spotlight,' accompanied Gus Kalimtgis on a
   national speaking tour. Edward von Rothkirch, a Lobby contact who ran
   a small press service in Washington and had once threatened to sue
   the LaRouchians for appropriating his firm's name, now became
   friendly. Several leaders of the American Agricultural Movement, a
   group championed by 'The Spotlight,' began to work with the
   LaRouchians on farm issues. By the time LaRouche launched his 1980
   presidential campaign, he felt free to call himself the candidate of
   'The Spotlight's' readership, which he hailed as the quarter million
   strong "'Gideon's Army' of American nationalism."

   LaRouche's own "nationalism" had taken a quantum leap after he went
   to Wiesbaden in 1977 to straighten out the German organization and
   romance a young woman named Helga Zepp. While in Wiesbaden he became
   fearful of left-wing terrorists. He hunkered down in his villa and
   did some hard thinking.

   When he returned to the United States late that year, with Helga as
   his bride, the war on Jews began in earnest. 'New Solidarity' and
   other NCLC publications started to be full of attacks on wealthy
   Jewish families, B'Nai B'rith, Zionism, the State of Israel, the
   American "Jewish Lobby" and the Jewish religion. 'New Solidarity'
   published crude anti-Semitic jokes as well as articles suggesting
   that Zionists were a kind of subhuman species.

   Actually LaRouche and some of his followers had ruminated along these
   lines even in their leftist days. In a 1973 article, "The Case of
   Ludwig Feuerbach," LaRouche argued that the Jewish religion is a
   fossilized reflection of the life in ancient and medieval times of
   the Jewish "merchant-usurer." The Jew of that epoch was a wretch who
   "had not yet evolved to the state of Papal enlightenment, a
   half-Christian, who had not developed a Christian conscience."
   Today's Jew is no better. His culture is "merely the residue left to
   the Jewish home after everything saleable has been marketed to the
   Goyim." Any religious feelings today's Jew may have are nothing but
   "infantile object elation." LaRouche also offered an anti-Semitic
   brand of psychoanalysis: "The brutally sadistic moral castration of
   the Jewish boy by the domineering `Jewish mother' is the basis for
   one of the most horrifying models of male sexual impotence ... the
   `business Jew.'"

   Following this article, 'The Campaigner' published an anti-Israel
   tirade by Nancy Spannaus, one of LaRouche's top aides. The Israelis,
   she wrote, have a 'psychotic' fear of anti-Semitism. In particular
   Jerusalem's Orthodox Jews are 'crazed with the fear of death' and
   thus engage in 'frightful orgies of sex and violence.' Their religion
   is only the 'thinnest disguise for exacerbated peasant paranoia.'

   LaRouche's 1974 tirade against the Jews was buried in a footnote.
   Many NCLC members passed over it. Others thought it was just LaRouche
   engaging in provocative remarks to help his Jewish followers confront
   their personal hang-ups. As for Spannaus's remarks, everyone knew she
   was a difficult personality. But the anti-Semitic agitation which
   began in 1977-78 was much more difficult to ignore or rationalize. It
   was not just a footnote or personal aberration; it was a systematic
   expression of hatred, revulsion,  and scorn targeting every aspect of
   Jewish history, culture, religion, and home life. <1>

   How could the Jewish members of the NCLC - at that time, a quarter of
   the membership - let this pass without expressing outrage? Defectors
   say that many members either didn't hear the message or simply tuned
   it out. They were working on the streets or in LaRouche business
   enterprises sixteen hours a day. Many of them were too exhausted to
   read 'New Solidarity.' Those who did read it were in such a state of
   hysteria - mobilizing for the latest NCLC campaign to prevent imminet
   nuclear war - that the message didn't register.

   <1> A sampling from NCLC publications, much of it written by
   LaRouche: Early Jewish settlers in America were prominent in the
   slave trade. Those who came over in the early twentieth century
   became the founders of organized crime, rising to power through
   rum-running, drug pushing, and pornography. Their corrupting
   influence was supplemented by that of Viennese refugees in the 1930s
   - an intellectual 'cholera culture' and 'intellectual pus'
   undermining American values. Their chief organization, the B'nai
   B'rith, resurrected the "tradition of the Jews who demanded the
   crucifiction of Jesus Christ, the Jews who pleaded with Nero to
   launch the 'holocaust' against the Christians." They manipulated the
   U.S. government, against its best interests, to support the "kosher
   nostra" government of Israel. Also they founded the Zionist Lobby,
   "the most visible of the internal enemies of the United States - and
   of the human race." The policies of the Zionist Lobby are "pure
   evil." Any American "professing Zionist loyalties" is, by definition,
   "a national security risk." As for Israel itself, it is a
   "zombie-nation" and follows policies "a hundred times worse than
   Hitler." Its denizens display a "nauseating Jewish hypocrisy over the
   murder of one of their children" while "bellow[ing] and belch[ing] in
   smug contentment every time hundreds of thousands of ... Palestinians
   are butchered." (King, 41-42)

                             Work Cited:

King, Dennis. Lyndon LaRouche and the New American Fascism. New York:
Doubleday, 1989

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