Monday, August 24, 2009
"The LaRouche Version of History."
Lyndon LaRouche. Does that name cause a smile on your face? He's surely had a sordid life in politics and other venues. Including prison and as a perennial candidate for President. Interesting combination. "The LaRouche Version of History" was coined by Zbigniew Brzezinski,United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter.
Revisionist history has been in vogue lately and quite popular on the right side of the political spectrum. Facts be damned.
As a knee-jerk reactionary, LaRouche jumped onto the 'death panels' bandwagon with this statement posted on the LaRouche Political Action Committee website:
July 22, 2009 (LPAC)--U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a nationally-televised press conference at 8 p.m. on July 22nd, in which on five separate occasions he called for health reform legislation featuring the establishment of "an independent board of doctors and health care experts" to make the life-and-death decisions of what care to provide, and what not, based on cost-effectiveness criteria--exactly the infamous "T-4" policy imposed by Adolf Hitler in 1939, for which the Nazi regime was tried and condemned at Nuremberg.
He then said,
"President Obama is now impeachable, because he has, in effect, proposed legislation which is an exact copy of the legislation for which the Hitler regime was condemned in the post-war trials. This is an impeachable offense: to propose such a thing in this time, is an impeachable offense. The time has come that the President of the United States deserves impeachment. With this statement from him, the President now deserves impeachment."
The result was an order by the LaRouche people to print and distribute the Obama-as-Hitler posters that the teabaggers, birthers, deathers and other miscreants held up for all of the world to see just how ignorant some Americans are.
My daughter found one of them taped to the Coke machine at her swim club.
The hate-Obama crowd is obsessed with bringing him down at any cost, with any lie they can perpetrate. It is almost humorous to sit by and watch their desperation. Were it not so serious, one might laugh at it all.