In a 2000 pamphlet entitled, “He’s a Bad Guy But I Can’t Say Why,” Lyndon LaRouche spoke of the reasons for the legal atrocity conducted against him: “The oligarchs’ rule is to weed out potentially troublesome persons of republican impulse at all levels. . . So, in 1973, Wall Street’s Justice Department lackeys said, ‘Kill him!’ When I began to play a marginal role internationally and then run for President, the oligarchy reacted, by judging me to be potentially even more dangerous than in 1973. By 1982, my influence internationally had reached the level at which the oligarchs decided to eradicate me and everyone associated with me. They did so because they were frightened, because they fear that someone might do as I was committed to doing, utilize the impending global crisis to bring back the American system and its legacy.” In the same pamphlet, LaRouche noted that the ability of unique leaders, like him, to mobilize youth to change systemic wrongs, made these leaders unique targets for oligarchical rage.
As former Attorney General Ramsey Clark said, the LaRouche case constitutes ‘a broader range of deliberate cunning and systemic misconduct over a longer period of time, using the power of the federal government’s resources than any other prosecution by the US government in my time or to my knowledge.’ Nothing like the combined deployment of the media in defamation campaigns and the full scope coordinated legal assault composed of federal and state criminal frameups, civil suits, and ultimately, the government instigated bankruptcy of the publishers of LaRouche’s ideas, had ever happened before. It was meant to demonstrate for all of history what happens to a genius whose mission is to upend a system treating human beings as so many cattle and replace it with a revolutionary new culture recognizing individual human beings as made in the image of the creator—someone who was demonstrating considerable success in this mission. This atrocity is now mirrored in the coup against Donald Trump. Americans rising up to study and act upon LaRouche’s ideas and building a political movement to exonerate him is the bold and necessary step which the present historical situation demands.
As with Joan of Arc or Sir Thomas More, LaRouche’s ideas, corresponding to the long arc of justice, will prevail if we choose to make it so.