"Cultural Racism" or "inferior cultures"
"Counter-Culture" as "inferior Culture"
The Campaigner (Sept. 1971)
AFTER A 1986 LAROUCHE ELECTORAL VICTORY IN ILLINOIS, ROBERT MILES A FORMER KKK OFFICIAL, WROTE THIS :
AND THIS IS HOW LAROUCHE MADE HIS 1986 "VICTORY" KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC:
Jan. 2, 1987 EIR frontcover showing Larouchie Janice Hart standing next to Air force Major (ret.) Robert Patton (in uniform) at a Chicago parade. Janice Hart promised in her Illinois Democratic primary campaign to "roll the tanks down State Street, if necessary" to clean up the drug pushers. She wanted to make clear she meant it.
As shown on this cover; LaRouche's "ideological war" means creating a "cultural paradigm shift", away from the "inferior/degenerate" (counter-)culture (ie Rock/Drugs/Sex/Ecologism etc) and towards his idea of a higher "Cultural Renaissance".
Although there are differences between LaRouche's ideology and Hitler's, some intriguing parallels could be drawn between the two.
True, LaRouche rejects the Nazis' racialist ideology of "Blood and Soil".
"Prussia's encouragement of Jewish immigrations fostered the association of the German Jew in Prussian-dominated regions of Germany as a paragon of modern German culture, to the extent that the German fascists considered it impossible to destroy German classical culture without ridding Germany of the German Jew."
This is why LaRouche has recently "defended" the "Yiddish Renaissance", as a by-product of the "higher German culture". There is therefore no contradiction with his documented antisemitism.
In the "Case of Walter Lipman" (p 30) he wrote:
"The founding perceptions upon which this nation was established were those of the Idea of Progress. That means, in practice, that the nature and rights of nations and cultures are not "culturally relativist." We do not regard all cultures and nations as equally deserving of sovereignty or survival. That is not an imperialist policy: it does not specify a policy of U.S. acquisitions of the areas occupied by more backward nations and cultures. It is rather a statement of U.S. national self-interest in the realization of the proper rule of the Idea of Progress as a universal, natural law governing the entirety of the human species. Anyone who does not recognize such a clear statement of principles in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution -written, predominantly, by the same set of authors approximately two decades apart in time, must be indeed an illiterate."
SO, in LaRouche's mind (as in Hitler's), "Culture" and "Nation" are the same thing...
What then when LaRouche calls certain "Cultures" as "inferior" which he compares to "pestilences and epidemics"? The "enemy" being sometimes depicted as a "virus" that infects our nation, our culture...
If you read this, you might be shocked by the "tone". Here is what LaRouche means by "culture":
"We identify these two cultural types ("Soviet" and "China" cultures, note ed.) as belonging commonly to a wide range of particular forms of irrationalist cultures and religions of the same general species. In practice, we include the bestial tyrannies of such African states as Qaddafi's Libya, Idi Amin's former dictatorship in Uganda, and so forth, as regimes of the same cultural species. We include, generally, also those sorts of "nativist" cultures targeted for exploitation by the Soviet ethnology agencies of Evgenii Primakov and Geidar Aliyev, including Shi'ite and some other forms of so-called "Islamic fundamentalism."
Note: When LaRouche wrote this article, he was in working relationship with (pro-Nazi) Wehrmacht Officer Prof. von der Heydte... whom he re-published his "Modern Irregular Warfare" book that year, the same year as this EIR frontcover... Coincidence?
Yes, in LaRouche's mind; "Culture" = "Species"....
Rings a bell? Well this is the same kind of rhetoric as the Nazi's. You only need to replace the word "Culture" with the word "Race"! and the consequences for that "Nation" would be similar...
"Sixty years ago, a political collapse as extensive as we are now experiencing would have been unthinkable. Equally unthinkable would have been a cultural collapse like we see in Futurist and Cubist art creations. Sixty years ago, an exhibition of so-called Dada type experiences would have been absolutely impossible and its promoters would have been sent to the insane asylum. And yet today, they are made presidents of art associations. This disease could not have made its appearance at that time because public opinion would not have tolerated it, nor would the State have sat idly by. It is the responsibility of government to prevent its people from being driven into the arms of intellectual insanity. Today we would see complete intellectual madness if this type of art had been accepted. On the day that this sort of art was accepted and found its place in harmony with the public senses, that would be the most momentous and horrible transformations of mankind that would ever occur. The human brain would regress from normality, which would lead to an end that could hardly be imagined.
From The Campaigner, Oct. 1985
Picture on the right: Hitler, Adolf Ziegler and Goebbels at the Entartete Kunst (degenerate art) exhibit. From 1937 to 1939, the Nazis used a building on this site to store degenerate art. The Aktion Entartete Kunst had confiscated this art: 16,558 expressionist, abstract, and socially critical works, as well as the works of Jewish artists.
Parallels are striking...
(Picture, left) Weekly 1938 NSDAP (Nazi) slogan. Poster Text: RASTLOS VORWARTS / MUSST DU STREBEN, / NIE ERMUDET STILLE STEHN, / WILLST DU DIE VOLLENI DUNG SEHN; MUSST INS / BREITE DICH ENTFALTEN / SOLL SICH DIR DIE WELT / GESTALTEN; IN DIE TIEFE / MUSST DU STEIGEN, SOLL / SICH DIR DAS WESEN ZEIGEN / FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER [You must strive relentlessly forward, never stand still, exhausted, if you wish to see your task completed; you must grow steadily in order to shape the world; you must descend into the depths if the essence of reality is to show itself in you. Friedrich von Schiller]. Source: marshallfoundation.org
The facts are:
First Day of Issue / Erstausgabetag: 5. November 1934 - Michel-Katalog-Nr: 555 (Deutsches Reich)
So, and contrary to what LaRouche's propaganda says, Schiller was celebrated in Hitler's Germany, not because of his ideas but because he was German!