On the passing of Lyndon LaRouche
On Feb. 12, the world lost a great soul, Lyndon LaRouche, a man I knew and worked with for more than 45 years. He was an extraordinary genius with insights in areas from classical music and drama to physics and philology. But he was not an academic.
His abiding passion was to uplift humanity out of poverty and backwardness and to use the creativity of the human mind to advance all people. In this mission over many decades he had significant dealings with numerous political leaders including: Ronald Reagan, Indira Ghandi and Lopez Portillo.
He was not afraid to challenge those of wealth and power and did so with pungency and humor. And he was effective — so much so that they fought back with slanders, legal attacks and even assassination attempts. When LaRouche was sent to prison in 1989, former Attorney General Ramsey Clark characterized the case as “involving a broader range of deliberate cunning and systemic misconduct over a longer period of time using the power of the federal government resources than any other prosecution by the U.S. government in my time or to my knowledge.”
Unfortunately, most people have heard only the slanders and the media distortions about LaRouche. The Alameda Sun has published occasional letters to the editor over the past couple of years written by me and others. These have given a tiny insight into the real Lyndon LaRouche.
I appreciate the editors for this, and I urge readers to investigate further. A full obituary for LaRouche can be found at https://larouchepub.com/other/2019/lyndon_h_larouche_jr_obituary.html.