Actor Barry Schwam took a one man stand against the hatred Tuesday . Barry’s sign, in part, read “ Movement to Intitute Morons”. – Photo by Terry Miller
Sierra Madre Thespian Takes a Stand against LaRouche Propaganda
On Tuesday outside the Sierra Madre post office, two people were displaying racist remarks and posters depicting President Obama as a notorious murderer in World War Two. The blatant lies and distortions in addition to equating Obama with Hitler was indeed a little too much for one Sierra Madre reesident on Tuesday, election day.
Actor Barry Schwam took a one man stand against the hatred being spead by the Lyndon LaRouche campaign and makes some compelling arguments why we should not listen to such propaganda:
“Everyone has a right to protest and to state their opinion; that goes without saying. But the Laroush psychotics (really, that is what they are; psychotics) are as brainwashed as their message. You cannot argue with them, as the basis for their arguments are not in truth, but belief in their “god” Lyndon LaRouche. LaRouche is an ungracious, charismatic loudmouth, full of hate. And that is the perfect leader for a psychotic. And it would be funny, if it weren’t so degrading to the Presidency, that they equate President Obama to Adolf Hitler. It is funny, because their own “leader” LaRouche, is followed blindly by them, in much the same way the Hitler youth followed Hitler.
My wife is a psychologist, and I understand psychoses. It is a mental disease that weakens the soul and the mind, and is the basis for so many of movements and campaigns of all sorts, that run our society.
So stand strong everybody, and hold on to your common sense. Know what you know, and see what you see. All will balance out in the end.”
Supporters of LaRouche describe him as a political leader in the tradition of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Commentators for The Washington Post and The New York Times have variously described him as a conspiracy theorist and a political extremist, and have characterized his movement as a ‘cult’. Some have called him fascist or antisemitic. Norman Bailey, formerly with the National Security Council, described LaRouche’s staff in 1984 as one of the best private intelligence services in the world, while the Heritage Foundation, a think tank, wrote that he leads “what may well be one of the strangest political groups in American history.”