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   [from King, Chapter Six - The Jewish Question]

   "When the LaRouchians began reaching out to the Ku Klux Klan and
   other white supremacist groups, they justified it as a tactical move.
   The main enemy, a 1975 NCLC internal memorandum argued, was 'Rock's
   [Nelson Rockefeller's] fascism with a democratic face' backed by
   liberals and 'social fascists' [non-NCLC leftists]. The NCLC should
   'cooperate with the Right to defeat this common enemy.'

   There was semantic trickery here. Not only did the memos lump
   together neo-Nazis with conservatives in an amorphous right (this
   sanitizing the former), but groups traditionally opposed to fascism
   were tarred with the fascist label. It was the same logic used by
   Stalin in the early 1930s when he told the German Communists to
   cooperate with Hitler on the ground that the Social Democrats were
   the main enemy. (The term 'social fascist' was first coined by the
   Stalinists to express this idea.)

   The 1975 memor also argued that organizing on the right would bring
   the NCLC large financial contributions, allies with real influence,
   and new recruits. After the Revolution it would be 'comparatively
   easy' to crush those who refused to be recruited.

   The memorandum divided the 'right wing' into 'pro-Rocky' and
   'anti-Rocky' factions (i.e., pro- and anti-big business). The
   'pro-Rocky' side included William F. Buckley and other alleged big
   business penetration agents. The 'anti-Rocky' side appeared to
   include the various Klansmen and neo-Nazis who had expressed interest
   in the NCLC. The implication was that these anti-Rocky rightists
   could be a positive force for social progress.

   Some LaRouchians sincerely believed this, but the NCLC leadership was
   preparing itself for an ideological shift rather than merely a
   tactical one. The previous year the NCLC had developed an important
   friend in neo-Nazi circles - Ken Duggan, editor of 'The Illuminator.'
   Duggan met regularly with NCLC security staffers, especially Scott
   Thompson, and urged them to move further to the right.

   Duggan was soon arrested for stabbing, and was convicted of attempted
   murder.  While awaiting sentencing ...  he [hung himself].  But
   during his brief relationship with the LaRouchians he introduced them
   to a number of contacts and potential allies, the most important
   being Willis Carto.

   Carto, founder of the Liberty Lobby, was by far the most successful
   and influential American anti-Semite of the 1970s. He was an
   intellectual disciple of the late Francis Parker Yockey, who roamed
   Europe and North America in the 1950s futilely attempting to build an
   underground movement. Carto met Yockey only once - in San Francisco
   in 1960, when Yockey was in jail awaiting trial for possession of
   false passports. Several days after their meeting, Yockey committed
   suicide in his cell by taking cyanide. Carto, already an
   ultrarightist, dedicated himself to carrying out Yockey's mission to
   save Western civilization.

   This mission was set forth in Yockey's 'Imperium,' a 600-page
   synthesis of Nazi racialism and Oswald Spengler's philosophy of
   history. The book was dedicated to the 'Hero of the Second World War'
   (Hitler). But Carto, although devoted to Yockey's ideas, had no
   illusions about Yockey's tactics. Instead on engaging in inept
   conspiracies, he concentrated on building a political movement and
   developed a populist cover ideology. Although he discreetly sold
   'Mein Kampf' and 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' by mail, he
   publicly denied being either a Nazi or an anti-Semite - he was merely

   Carto defended Hitler's heritage, not by saying the Holocaust had
   been a good thing, but by denying that it ever took place. He founded
   the Institute for Historical Review to prove that the alleged murder
   of six million Jews was a hoax invented by Zionists to make people
   feel sorry for them. Carto went so far as to publish a theory that
   the gas ovens at Auschwitz were really just an industrial facility
   for converting coal into oil, operated by happy well-fed Jewish

   Carto's Liberty Lobby, based in Washington, D.C., and nominally
   headed by Colonel Curtis B. Dall (a former son-in-law of President
   Franklin D. Roosevelt), enjoyed friendly ties with conservative
   congressmen. It published a weekly tabloid, 'The Spotlight,' which by
   1979 enjoyed a paid circulation of almost 200,000. Its articles
   championed income-tax rebels, protested the plight of family farmers,
   and promoted quack cancer cures such as laetrile. Its favorite
   political targets included the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, Henry
   Kissenger, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the 'Zionist entity'
   in Palestine.

   As early as 1975, Carto chatted frequently with Scott Thompson, and
   LaRouche himself visited Liberty Lobby headquarters to meet with
   Colonel Dall. A multileveled collaboration soon developed between the
   two organizations. They shared intelligence on various targets,
   including William F. Buckley and Resorts International. 'The
   Spotlight' published articles by Thompson and other NCLC members
   writing under pen names. It also sold LaRouchian tracts through its
   mail-order service.

   An initial point of agreement was on the need to expose the
   Rockefellers. However, Carto believed the NCLC hadn't cast its
   conspiracy nets wide enough. A 1976 'Spotlight' review of an NCLC
   report on terrorism complained that the NCLC still failed to
   recognize the role of the Jewish bankers. LaRouche received the
   message loud and clear. A wave of articles in 'New Solidarity' blamed
   the Rothschilds and other Jewish bankers for a wide range of crimes,
   including the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A 1977 piece by
   LaRouche admitted the Liberty Lobby had been ahead of the NCLC in
   identifying the main enemy, (LaRouche subsequently met with Carto in
   Wiesbaden. Questioned about this meeting during a 1984 disposition,
   LaRouche recalled that they had discussed 'the Jewish question' as
   well as the 'abomination' of American's postwar occupation of
   Germany.)" (King, 38-40)

                             Works Cited:

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

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