Sat 21st February 2009, 8:00pm
QUOTE(Daniel Brandt @ Sat 21st February 2009, 2:01am)
I wrote this way back in 1993
, which is one reason Berlet used Wikipedia to persecute me:
For anyone who wants to figure out what LaRouche is talking about, it is necessary to be conversant with esoterica concerning Freemasonry, the Knights of Malta, and British imperialism. The alternative is to see all of the above as code words for Jews, and LaRouche's enemies -- namely Chip Berlet, Dennis King, and the Anti-Defamation League -- tend to take this easy way out. I don't believe that right-wing globalist conspiracy theories in general, or LaRouche's theories in particular, can be dismissed by claiming that they are disguised anti-Semitism -- that is to say, code-word versions of the old international Jewish banking conspiracies. While there is some anti-Semitism on the right, it is no longer the driving force it might have once been. Most right-wing theories are more sophisticated than Berlet, King, or the ADL are ready to believe.
Why are these globalist-conspiracy theories labeled "right wing" anyway? They mostly involve allegations of secret societies of immensely rich capitalists (British imperialists, you know?) controlling everything. That would normally be the kind of theory LEFTISTS would spin.
Truthfully the reason these theories are labeled nutty "right wing conspiracy theories" is that any global capitalist conspiritizing can hardly avoid eventually running across the Bilderbergers and historical Rothschilds and if you put them in, now you've put your foot in the swamp, and will inevitably pull it up with the ADL snapping turtles (Berlet being one of them; he's not Jewish but plays one on the internet) attached to it. The Jews claim some capitalists as (sort of) their own, and will now decide that you're talking about THEM, and in fact ONLY them, and everything else in your conspiracy theory is just codewords for THEM. Thus, any such theory, unless it somehow specifically manages to exclude Jews in any capacity, must be a fascist or RIGHTWING conspiracy theory. By definition it will be labeled that, if Jews have been included in it anywhere, for any reason. Even good reasons.
And then, off we go to the Godwin Wars. Chip will attack you if you disagree with him politically, and very soon accuse you of antisemitism. Even if you happen to BE a Jew and he isn't! Doesn't matter; he still feels entitled. All of which was exactly what happened to LaRouche's views and followers on Wikipedia.
Geez, I get sick of it.