The FBI and the Campaign for the Exoneration of Lyndon LaRouche
The actual precedent for the targeting of former President Trump was the years-long DOJ/FBI persecution of Lyndon LaRouche, which included a much larger raid on LaRouche’s home on October 6-7, 1986, in which armed FBI agents were deployed among more than 400 law enforcement officials. The immediate cause of that raid was to stop LaRouche’s role, on behalf of President Reagan’s National Security Council, in conducting back-channel negotiations with Soviet officials on the possible joint deployment of the Strategic Defense anti-missile system, to end the era of Mutual and Assured Destruction.
If citizens had rallied then and in the following decades against the illegal persecution of Lyndon LaRouche, or if Donald Trump had later responded to appeals to exonerate LaRouche, the present descent into lawlessness, war and economic disintegration could have been prevented.
In the 1995 “Hearings on Gross Misconduct of the U.S. Department of Justice” held in Virginia, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark said of the LaRouche case: “But in what was a complex and pervasive utilization of law enforcement, prosecution, media, and non-governmental organizations focused on destroying an enemy, this case must be number one.” In those same hearings, LaRouche himself sounded a warning, which unfortunately went unheeded:
“We have an out-of-control Justice Department, in my view, where the rot is not in the appointees, as much as it is in the permanent bureaucracy. We have a permanent sickness, in the permanent bureaucracy of part of our government…. Always there’s that agency inside the Justice Department, which works for a contract, like a hitman, when somebody with the right credentials and passwords walks in, and says, ‘we want to get this group of people,’ or ‘we want to get this person.’… Until we remove, from our system of government, the rotten, permanent bureaucracy which acts like contract assassins, using the authority of the justice system to perpetrate assassination, this country is not free, nor anyone in it.”
The need to eliminate the “permanent bureaucracy” and to fully exonerate Lyndon LaRouche is just as urgent today. September 8, 2022, in just three weeks, will mark the 100th birthday of Lyndon LaRouche, who passed away in February 2019. A number of celebrations of his life’s work are planned, including his internationally recognized breakthrough in the science of physical economy. The Schiller Institute will hold an international online conference on Sept. 10-11 devoted to these issues.
So, mark your calendars for September 10 and 11.