. "Hylozoic Hedgehog" is the nom de guerre of a former NCLC member who first joined the LaRouche organization in 1971. He later worked in the group's Manhattan-based National Office "Intelligence Staff" from 1974 until 1979 when he quit the organization in disgust over its ties to the far right. He participated in Factnet from January 2009 to June 2011.
This series of Factnet posts provides a detailed look at the early history of the NCLC from LaRouche's leaving the SWP in late 1965 to the major faction fight inside the organization in 1971. Many of these postings served as a rough draft for the January 2013 Hylozoic Hedgehog book How It All Began: The Origins and History of the National Caucus of Labor Committees in New York and Philadelphia (1966-1971) now available at http://laroucheplanet.info/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Library.HIABcover.
These Factnet posts covers a range of LaRouche Organization ties to the far right both in Europe and the United States. The first few posts look at some of the ideological links to past anti-Semite thinkers in Germany. The next set of exchanges explores the NCLC’s ties to a leading Japanese promoter of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The discussion then turns to the NCLC’s own weird endorsement of theories about Atlantis.
In the second half of the posts, we bid adieu to the Black Forest and the mists of Atlantis and focus on the LC’s ties to Roy Frankhouser, a leading KKK member and neo-Nazi who began working openly with the NCLC in the mid-1970s. The section on Frankhouser supplements the section on the far right in the 2009 Hylozoic Hedgehog book Smiling Man from a Dead Planet: The Mystery of Lyndon LaRouche available at http://laroucheplanet.info/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Library.UnityNow. The postings also helped form the basis of a detailed appendix on Frankhouser's past in both far right and far left organizations entitled "Palimpsest World" that can be found at http://laroucheplanet.info/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Library.PalimpsestWorld.
The posts conclude with three appendices. The first examines the LaRouche group’s connections in Sweden written by a former Swedish member of the organization. The second gives a detailed description of one mysterious “E to L Memo” exchange between LaRouche and an unknown source concerning Libya. The last appendix looks at the curious way some of the NCLC’s anti-Semitic and conspiratorial ideas echoed views popular in the Soviet Union in the late 1970s.
This collection of Factnet posts features an exhaustive summary of – as well as commentary on – a rare book by a former leading member of the LaRouche operation in Australia named Don Veitch entitled Beyond Common Sense: Psycho-Politics in Australia and now available on LaRouche Planet at http://laroucheplanet.info/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Library.BeyondCommonSense. Drawing on his own personal experience, Veitch shows in great detail how the Australian organization functioned and, in particular, the way LaRouche's early 1970s “Beyond Psychoanalysis” texts were used to mold the group into a cult.
This series of Factnet posts examines the strange saga of Ekkehard Franke-Gricksch's far right publication CODE and its related organization – the Confoderation Organisch Denkender Europäer/the Confederation of Organically Thinking Europeans – and its links to the LaRouche organization. The story of CODE is admittedly a complex one and there are still many puzzles, a dilemma caused in part by the sheer difficulty of locating back issues of this relatively obscure publication. However, one thing is clear: CODE functioned for years partly as a kind of German sister publication to Willis Carto's Spotlight. As readers may know, Willis Carto headed both the Liberty Lobby and the Institute for Historical Review. He currently runs The Barnes Review as well as the American Free Press.
Two Factnet researchers, Patentrezept and Hylozoic Hedgehog, conducted the primary research on CODE. Their posts include extensive translations from German sources. The work of Patentrezept in particular highlights CODE's initial creation in the late 1970s as a kind of right-wing New Age “environmental” and “health” publication. Finally, it must be admitted that much of what follows does not make for light reading. However for those with a specialist interest in the topic – or for the general reader who desires to know more – there is a great deal of valuable information on the CODE network that would otherwise be very difficult to find.
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