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Messages of Condolence

On the Passing of Lyndon LaRouche

Messages of condolence over the passing of Lyndon H. LaRouche, and of tribute to his life’s work, continue to pour in from around the world. The following is a small selection of the many received so far, as of February 24.


God bless him for his courage in the face of injustice and suffering.

Richard Black

Virginia State Senator

Virginia, U.S.A.


If you recently noticed a slight shiver in the continuum, it was the Universe reacting to the passing of one of the greatest minds in American history. Lyndon LaRouche, by far the most adept political economist since Alexander Hamilton, passed into eternity on Tuesday the 12th of February, 2019. He extolled the virtues of the American System of Political Economy decade after decade. His writings will influence thoughtful political economists for generations to come, and will therefore remain integral to the American Experiment for years, perhaps centuries, to come.

He got the Gestapo treatment from British Liberals in the swamp, compelled to do so by their British masters, and was prosecuted by Robert Swan Mueller III, who used tenuous evidence and extortion of witnesses to make his case. This is the same Robert Swan Mueller III who protected potential Saudi terrorists on behalf of George W. Bush, and family.

Donald Trump openly promoted elements of the American System of Political Economy in his campaign, and the System itself upon election. Hardly a surprise he has been targeted by the same swamp creatures, and their handlers in the British ruling class. And by nearly identical tactics. The difference of course is that Donald Trump is the duly elected President of the United States. This marks the swamp creatures as traitors and their handlers in London as enemies of the state.

It remains to be seen if justice will be served and the American System of Hamilton, Lincoln, and Lyndon LaRouche prevails. If it does, that would be a living memorial to the great mind that passed from us.

Joe Cope

Former Meteorologist, NOAA

Maryland, U.S.A.


May Mr. Lyndon LaRouche Rest in Peace! He gave his very best to mankind!

My sympathies are conveyed to you at this very sad time! You as others have lost a fine mentor, teacher and very close friend.

Be well my friends and do keep the distinguished legacy of Mr. LaRouche alive for many years to come with your having good health and much career satisfaction in your devotion to this fine human being and for all which he represented.

Sherwood (Woody) Goldberg

Colonel (ret.), U.S. Army, Bronze Star

Former Associate Professor, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Pennsylvania, U.S.A.


So sorry to hear the sad news today. My sympathies to all who loved and worked with him. But so angry to read those obits. For a minute I considered posting comments, but then came to my senses. Nothing will change the Official Narrative, or the views of people whose minds were inculcated with lies from decades of negative press. At least all the photos I’ve seen, had him looking good; the WSJ’s was even in color.

Three times I saw him speak in person; the first was almost a life-changing event. He was magnificent!

Clark Johnsen

Retired NASA scientist

Massachusetts, U.S.A.


I am glad to have met him and enjoy the hospitality of his home. I respected his efforts to make this world a better place than when he came into it.

Please tell Helga that I am always sorrowful when any brave humanitarian leaves this earth. It took bravery and courage for both she and he to speak to power all over this world. I am sorry for her personal loss and I hope time will heal the grief she is now experiencing. I wish her the best and may God continue to strengthen her to continue the fight against the evil and manipulation that is being perpetrated in this world.

Aaron V. Leathers


Virginia, U.S.A.



Dear Mrs. LaRouche,

It came as a great shock to read the heartbreaking news about the passing of Mr. Lyndon LaRouche—a Titan of thought, an Encyclopedic figure, a great soul in his love for humanity and the ardent supporter of the Chinese One Belt One Road Initiative.

The concept of the Belt and Road Initiative is making a contribution to global governance theory. This concept reflects the canon of a new global governance theory, and it has provided tangible theoretical support for a new type of world order. Actually, we are looking forward to a new mode of thinking, when we are dealing with international and global affairs. In order to change the decades-long irrational global governance system, and to make the global governance system and the global order more sound and healthy. Mr. LaRouche and his wife Mrs. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, as early as the 1990s, had come up with a new idea about building a tunnel under the Bering Strait, as well as establishing a Eurasian Land-Bridge to connect the world, so that people of all countries and continents can benefit from this new connection. So common prosperity is the basis for a new global governance system.

These two dignitaries, who have been making contributions to the establishment of a new global order and a new system of global governance, have paid special attention to the role of China and Asia in establishing this kind of new order. Now we have a common consensus in the world that the New Silk Road is only the first step of economic integration of the world and the first light in the darkness on the road toward a new human civilization.

Mr. Lyndon LaRouche, you were a most reliable friend of Chinese people and they will never forget you,

Sr. Col. (ret.) Bao Shixiu

Professor of Military Affairs and Senior Research Fellow

Academy of Military Sciences

Beijing, China


I’m greatly shocked and in deep sorrow after hearing the news of the death of Mr. Lyndon H. LaRouche. I believe that Mr. Lyndon H. LaRouche, as a famous writer and political activist, his efforts in social justice will be remembered and admired forever. Though I know this is a great loss to you and the institute, I sincerely hope that you can restrain your grief and recover from it soon.

Wang Zhen

Professor, China Studies Institute

Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

Shanghai, China



“A Great Thinker of Our Time,” Lyndon LaRouche, has left us. He was a titan of thought, a man of incredibly encyclopedic knowledge, great soul, and love for humanity.

He will always remain in our memory as an ardent fighter for mankind’s happy future, based on implementation of the principles of physical economy—a realistic school of economic thought, directed towards the creation of material benefits and the conditions for socioeconomic development.

In contrast to the libertarian tendency that today dominates mainstream economic ideology, in the interests of the world financial oligarchy, Lyndon LaRouche developed genuine economic science in the interests of the development of the productive forces of mankind. His concept of a Eurasian development bridge from Western Europe to Russia’s Far East, and onward to Alaska and the U.S.A., could become a real alternative to today’s hybrid world war. LaRouche foresaw the Russophobic aggression of the American ruling elite and warned of its ruinous consequences, insisting on broad international cooperation for the creation of transcontinental development corridors.

LaRouche forecast the inevitable onset of a global financial crisis, many years before it arrived. LaRouche’s famous curve [the Triple Curve], depicting the growing gap between the volume of real output and that of financial speculation, was a serious warning for all economists who were really thinking. It turned out that not only in Russia, but also in the U.S.A., “no one is a prophet in his own country.” Instead of being recognized, LaRouche was persecuted by the American financial oligarchy, who imprisoned him on false charges.

I remember one of the leaders of the Brookings Institution urging me, in a whisper, not to have any contact with LaRouche, so as not to spoil my reputation. For me, who had come to the U.S.A. to take part in a scientific forum on issues of developing democratic institutions in the post-Soviet region, this was shocking. From then on, I started closely reading LaRouche’s publications and attending conferences he organized. And I must acknowledge that his presentations were often a ray of light in the kingdom of darkness and hypocrisy, which had seized the public mind of “progressive” mankind.

EIR magazine, published by LaRouche, was a guidebook through the dark corridors of the Western ruling elite, exposing the hidden springs of the world financial oligarchy’s antihuman policies. Tracing the fonts of its origin from the time of the sack of the Byzantine Empire, he described the eternal struggle against that worldwide evil, which is incarnate in the oligarchical clans of capitalism in the West. Many of the recurrences of racism, Nazism and fascism, and religious extremism, which we observe in the world today, cannot be explained without LaRouche’s investigations, which were striking in their historical depth.

LaRouche enjoyed enormous respect among the expert community in many countries around the world. I have had the opportunity to meet his supporters in India, Latin America, China, Africa, and, of course, in Europe and the CIS countries. One would hope for this international expert community, inspired by the ideas of Lyndon LaRouche, to be preserved. Today those ideas are coming to life in a new world economic paradigm, which we call “integral,” for it unites the interests of the peoples of various countries in the harmonious development of humanity.

Sergei Glazyev

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation

Moscow, Russia


Dear Mrs. LaRouche,

It was with big sorrow that we read the sad news about the demise of Professor Lyndon H. LaRouche—a great scholar, scientist, and economist, a champion of justice and fair global order, an irreconcilable fighter against the predatory and marauding behavior in international politics and economy, as well as a good and long-standing friend of our RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies.

I was not fortunate enough to have the pleasure and honor of meeting Professor LaRouche personally, but my more lucky colleagues remember his energy, enthusiasm, an excellent sense of humor, while all of us, including myself, have been impressed by his extraordinary insight, sharp judgments on the most acute issues of the world affairs, and his great wisdom.

Alas, the world has suffered a grievous loss.

Please, accept our word of condolence, and extend it to Schiller Institute.

We are convinced that you and your colleagues will continue the great cause of Lyndon LaRouche and win his battle.

The Academic Council and all scholars of the IFES join me in wishing you the moral strength to live through your husband’s demise and to be able to work further on so that to realize his legacy.

Prof. Dr. Sergei G. Luzianin

Director, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Far Eastern Studies

Moscow, Russia


We were very saddened by the bitter news about the passing of Lyndon LaRouche, the founder and inspirer of the Schiller Institute. We would like to express our deepest condolences to Helga Zepp-LaRouche, as well as to the relatives and colleagues. We are convinced that the paradigm of international, political, and economical intervention that he had proposed will be further developed by his apprentices and associates.

H.E. Ambassador Vassily A. Nebenzia

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations

(Presented by Counsellor Theodore Strzhizhovskiy at the Feb. 16, 2019 Schiller Institute conference in Morristown, N.J., as part of a longer presentation to that gathering.)



I met Lyndon LaRouche on two, maybe three, occasions—some three decades ago now—when he came to India.

To me Mr. LaRouche came across as an old-style American whose life mission was to get America back (after the disruptions of the Second and Cold Wars) to its founding anti-colonial Constitutional roots.

He had little time for the so-called “New Economy” of making money by being middle-men in mere information circulation. In any case he saw nothing in such mega-enterprises that negated what he considered the political philosophy of the real American economy: Alexander Hamilton’s “Report on Manufactures.”

Indeed, information circulation and management should be recognised only for what they are: facilitators and catalysers of the real economy of infrastructure build—particularly in the post-colonial countries—and manufacture, particularly of capital equipment, powered by clean nuclear energy.

I mentioned his name to a visiting American businessman with a liberal social persuasion, who exclaimed: “LaRouche is so far on the Right, he is on the Left.”

“Ah! Like Gandhi you mean,” said I.

Dr. V. Siddhartha

Senior Associate, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Emeritus Scientist, Defence Research and Development Organisation



Lyndon H. LaRouche, or Lyn as he was known to his many admirers across continents, was a man of amazing erudition, versatility, and charm that he used only when he chose to turn it on. He was a giant among men both in his physical stature and supreme self-confidence, along with his soaring intellect.

It is difficult to classify Lyn because there were few persons like him that I had the pleasure to come across in my life. He was prescient. His opponents realised it only after the event. The problem with Lyn was also that he could not suffer fools. Nor was he sparing in his acerbic comments when the speaker during a presentation did not come to the point or tended to wander off. To those who did not know him, Lyn was not easy to get on with him. To his admirers, he was up there.

He will be sorely missed by his countless admirers. Lyn, we will continue to miss you till we draw breath.

Major General (ret.) Vinod Saighal

Former, Director General Military Training, Indian Army

Author of several books, including the 1998, Third Millennium Equipoise

New Delhi, India



I’ve received your message with the sad news of the passing of LaRouche, at 96 years of age, and please accept my deepest condolences. He had a long life and kept up his intense work to the very last day, leaving behind a testament to his multifaceted work in the areas of the humanities, scientific thought, economics, politics and foreign affairs. Without doubt, those who worked with him in these endeavors will continue his work. Please transmit to Helga my most sincere condolences and a warm embrace.

Leopoldo Frenkel

Former Mayor of Buenos Aires



I have just learned of the passage to eternity of our great teacher Lyndon LaRouche. Now he is present in the pantheon of those thinkers who were decisive for humanity. Our mission now is to be the apostles of his ideas, and continuers of his studies of physical economy, which reigns over the universe, in contrast to the speculative economy which is the Apocalypse.

Ever present with you, and with Helga Zepp-LaRouche, to whom I ask that you transmit my most heartfelt condolences.

Dr. Julio C. González

Former Secretary to the Presidency of Isabel Perón, 1974-1976

Buenos Aires, Argentina


To the entire LaRouche team, and especially to Sra. Helga, I send my most heartfelt condolences. It is so hard to accept that a statesman, Our Teacher, will no longer be with us physically, but yet his ideas have triumphed. God rewarded him, prolonging his life so he could appreciate his success. Now we must continue the fight which Don Lyndon led, which will be our excellent homage to him, who dedicated his brilliant intelligence and his entire life so that mankind could find the correct path toward peace and happiness. My fraternal greetings to the entire LaRouche team, and my deepest respect for Sra. Helga.

Hector Salvi

Former Governor of the Province of Santa Fé




Dear Helga:

Noelene and I, personally, and on behalf of our organization and our many, many members, wish to pass on our heartfelt condolences on hearing the sad news that Lyn passed away after a long and truly extraordinary life of 96 years. For the last 30 years, following the formation of our organization, Lyn’s personality and inspired understanding of history, physical economy, science, philosophy, culture and statecraft, and most importantly, his vision for humanity, have guided and sustained us in becoming more creative individuals capable of freeing our nation and the world from the evils of oligarchism. His life’s work will continue to guide us, as Lyn does indeed live in the simultaneity of eternity, along with his many friends and collaborators throughout ages past and those yet to come.

Again, our deepest sympathy.

Craig and Noelene Isherwood

On behalf of the Citizens Electoral Council

Melbourne, Australia



Dear Helga,

Edith and I were very saddened to learn that Lyndon is no longer with us and would like to express to you our deepest sympathy and condolences. However, his work and his contributions to humanity remain with us and must continue to be promoted to the world. I am reading his book about the next fifty years and I am positively impressed by his vision. During discussions that we had with Lyndon on the margins of last year’s conference of the Schiller Institute, he showed the practical solutions that he proposed to solve the problems facing humanity today. His legacy must continue to be explained and consolidated for the benefit of the world. We are at your disposal to help in any way possible.

Our thoughts are with you in these very difficult moments that you are going through. With all our sympathy and affection.

Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos

Ambassador ad honorem



Dear Dr. Helga Zepp-LaRouche,

I was sorry to hear about the loss of a truly remarkable personality as Lyndon H. LaRouche has been. His work will remain with us all as an inspiration of a truly resilient spirit, which, as a source of sanity, propagated a way to recovery and renewal for our saturated political and economic system.

Besides his truly strategic analyses, he also stressed the role of culture, music, and philosophy as part of a unified approach to better improve our understanding of our current situation.

If I may suggest, there is a need for an International Conference in a key European Capital to articulate the work of Lyndon LaRouche and the principles he devoted his life for. This I believe will be a Mnemosynon [Monument], as his ideas will be in dialog with the Future, which is already here.

As Europe is in turmoil, the work of Lyndon H. LaRouche will find its way as a peaceful way to social development and ecumenical dialog.

Please accept my Condolences.

Prof. George O. Tsobanoglou, PhD

Carleton University of the Aegean, Mytilini




It is with deep sorrow that I learned about the departure of our “father” Lyndon LaRouche. I say “our father” because he took my hand to make me understand the universality of the economy as basis of civilian society and for the development of peoples. Lyndon taught me physical economy, geopolitics, the connection between economics, development and the universe.

Lyndon was a person you would love as he loved humanity.

We had the honor of having him in Ascoli Piceno back in the year 2000. Still today, people remember that American politician who would formulate always exact economic and political forecasts.

Thank you, Lyn, for everything you gave us. You will stay in our hearts and our minds in the hope that your economic writings soon become University and universal textbooks.

You won’t meet Bush in Paradise, but I am sure that with Thomas Aquinas, Gauss, Leonardo, you will have much to say and will keep inspiring us on Earth with your writings which are real pearls of wisdom.

Thank you, Lyn, you will always be an example to follow, an example of morality and commitment to thy neighbor. We will never cease to love you. Farewell.

Francesco Caprioli

Former Provincial President, Confapi (Association of Small Enterprises)

Ascoli Piceno, Italy


I offer my greeting and my memorial to a giant of politics and the world economy, who yesterday unfortunately left us. Those who know me, will have heard me mention it in more than one place, private and public, mainstream or not. I’m talking about Lyndon LaRouche. A very heavy name only to be cited, because today’s emblem of a very strict historical judgment towards the amour global élite. Lyn has dedicated a life to fighting this, against his inhuman conceptions of the same idea of Man, as the Malthusian ones advocated by geo-political environmentalism. Plato, Cusano, Schiller, Leibniz, some of the figures that inspired the political-philosophical thought. The American system of political economy, as last resumed by Franklin Roosevelt, has inspired economic thought. The Florentine Renaissance was considered by him as a model to inspire a cultural rebirth of humanity.

But the most important ideas that inspired thought are, in short: the idea of Man made in the image and likeness of God; the equality of every human being and the right of everyone to an integral development; the concept of the Common Good as the only polar star to have to guide politics; the concept of potential relative demographic density, which he devised, as a technical concept worthy of inspiring economic action; the defense of the nation-state, as an immediate and authentic expression of democracy.

His disappearance today makes no public noise, despite his seven candidacies for the U.S. presidency, for the ostracism to which today’s cultural complex has forced him, such that only lovers of Truth, have got in key “anti-wikipediana,” to know the thought and the work. However, its role in the history of Humanity, has produced, is producing and will produce effects in a humanistic, republican and universal brotherhood, of which the emerging clash between elites and peoples, is only the first taste.

His extraordinary collaborators, thanks to the authoritativeness of the thought to whose training Lyn himself has contributed, will bring forward the thought and the work.

Claudio Giudicci

National Chairman of Uritaxi, the taxi
drivers’ union



My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your leader and of the person who has inspired the precious activity of the movement. I will gladly read, like usual, the material you gave me, in the belief that even if the physical person has left us, your movement will be able to keep alive and spread his intellectual legacy and his ideas for the development of a better world.

Please forward my embrace to all members of the movement, who today have lost a major leader.

Marco Zanni

Member of the European Parliament




OMG! I am utterly shocked and devastated by this news, especially at this critical time of global crisis. Please convey my deepest condolences to Helga and the family and entire EIR team. His wisdom will surely live on but, his courage, indomitable spirit and strength will be sorely missed. History will judge him as a giant, way above his peers on all critical issues for the last five decades or more. Lyndon had a huge impact on my struggles and his and your unjust imprisonment was the mental template for me to emulate and adopt during those critical days when I was unjustly incarcerated as a terrorist and when I was also on hunger strike. The weight was made lighter for me when I felt and appreciated that what Lyndon and you went through in prison was a thousand times worse and more cruel to your humanity and dignity. I therefore, thank you and Lyndon for the inspiration.

I am lost for words, so the above eulogy is the best that I can do for the moment as it is just too much to absorb the news of his passing. I seek your indulgence for any inadequacy and omissions.

As ever,

Matthias Chang

Lawyer, former advisor to Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad




Today, the Philippine LaRouche Society joins millions around the world in mourning the loss of a truly great man. Lyndon LaRouche is God’s gift to modern man, the most intelligent and morally courageous human being I have ever had the privilege of meeting in my entire life. As many great men in the past, the magnitude of his contribution to humanity, his true greatness, will be realized globally, only after his death.

Sharing his genius in teaching contemporary man how to think, how to discover truth, how to study history, how the future determines the present, that we human beings are immortal, having been created in His image and likeness, and how important it is to share all we know with our fellow men in a spirit of agapē, so that each of us can discover the very reason why God has created us in the first place.

Lyndon LaRouche may have left his physical existence, but he lives on through us, as we share his ideas as our own, with the same unselfish intention of improving the quality of life of every human being on this planet.

I thank God for Lyndon LaRouche. We pray that modern man has learned well enough from him, not to self-destruct.

Rest in peace, Lyn . . . in God’s eternal embrace.

Antonio “Butch” “Valdes

Save the Nation Movement, Citizen National Guard, Katipunan ng Demogratikong Pilipino (KDP)

Manila, Philippines



The death of our leader, Mr. Lyndon LaRouche, has left us in deep sorrow and sadness. We are at our weakest hour in spirit, but at the same time, we draw strength from having had him as our leader. We will carry the cross forward.

Forward ever, backward never.

I came to know of Lyndon LaRouche’s work while he was in prison. This shows that even a prison could not silence him. Two of our associates from South Africa visited him in prison. Even then the British empire could not break his spirit. I met him later in Germany, in 2007.

“Heroes on the battlefield, cowards at home. I saw this. It disgusted me.” This is how Lyn responded to a question fielded by an African-American, who was being ostracised for being around Lyn. Being associated with Lyndon LaRouche and his ideas is dangerous. He went through his Gethsemane and survived to continue the fight against the evil oligarchy.

Lyn may be gone, but he taught us a lot to be able to carry on. The fight for mankind continues. Lyn, a lover of mankind, really implanted in us the spirit of mankind. He loved humanity including Africans. He was colour blind. His yearning was, “Why shouldn’t the first person on Mars, be an African woman?

One can never forget the spotlight he put on Africa over the Burundi and Rwanda killings, The Lagos Plan of Action, Transaqua and nuclearisation of Africa. He was more African than the Africans, one could say.

At 96 he has scored a perfect score. His Maker has called him because he has passed his examination. For us B graders, who are not bright students, we are still working. We will keep on working until we pass our examination. Let us work very hard to accomplish what Lyn has been doing all his life.

I smell immortality in Lyn.


On behalf of Africa, May his soul rest in peace.

He has really left his footprint on the sands of time.

Ramasimong Tsokolibane

Leader of LaRouche South Africa

South Africa

(LaRouche South Africa will hold a memorial ceremony.)



I have learnt about the passing of Lyndon LaRouche with lots of sorrow that the world has lost the greatest genius we had ever known. Lyn had largely contributed to the development of the Kra Canal project. He came to Thailand several times to promote the project which is now considered as part of Chinese Belt and Road Initiative and its construction would be soon taking place.

What impressed me and Sophie with Lyn was that he was the one who taught us about arts and sciences, that they are one and the same thing. The idea opens doors for wisdom, beauty, coherent and scientific thinking, and we have learnt a lot.

Sophie and I would like on this occasion to present the deepest condolence to Helga LaRouche for the passing of Lyndon LaRouche, the world genius of all time.

Pakdee and Sophie Tanapura

Development policy advocates

Bangkok, Thailand



Lyndon LaRouche, the outstanding scholar, economist and humanitarian on a planetary scale, has passed away in his 97th year.

There are not many people in the world, whose work is recognized worldwide. Lyndon LaRouche, the American economist, politician, statesman, and founder of several organizations, which made up the movement bearing his name, earned a place among them.

Lyndon LaRouche has gone down in history as the author of the theory of “physical economy,” as against monetarist conceptions of world government. He creatively developed the legacy of Gottfried Leibniz, who had founded physical economy as a science, as well as the work of Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton. LaRouche was an unflagging fighter against the policies of the IMF, the WTO, and the World Bank, exposing their true essence as institutions of globalization that demolish national economies and thus destroy genuine national sovereignty. He greatly respected U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (and he died on Lincoln’s birthday, 12 February) as expressing the interests of the entire American people. At the same time, LaRouche spared no criticism for the contemporary pleiad of American Presidents, whom he considered puppets of international behind-the-scenes forces, who had bred injustice, conflicts, and wars both in the U.S.A. and in the world as a whole.

Promoting the implementation of his beliefs and ideas, Lyndon LaRouche ran for President of the U.S.A. eight times (from 1976 through 2004). Understandably, the authorities tried to discredit him, as a politician they had no use for, and to put him away in prison. Accordingly, LaRouche was sentenced to 15 years behind bars in 1989, on trumped-up charges of fraud. But his release came about in five years, after hundreds of thousands of scientists, politicians, statesmen and public figures from all continents came out in defense of Lyn (as Lyndon LaRouche is called by his supporters). Vladimir Romanovich Marchenko and I, as People’s Deputies of Ukraine, 2nd convocation of the Supreme Rada, when we had not yet met Lyn personally, but knew of his work and were publicizing his doctrine, signed a petition in his defense.

LaRouche’s attorney Ramsey Clark, the former U.S. Attorney General, stated that his case had been an unprecedented abuse of power by the U.S. Government, in its attempts to destroy the LaRouche organization.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, whom Lyn married, was a leading activist in the German branch of the LaRouche movement. In 1984, inspired by his ideas and support, she founded the Schiller Institute. Now there are subsidiaries of the Institute and activists of the LaRouche movement on all continents, constituting an intellectual elite in opposition to the mouthpieces of the established world order.

Among the outstanding scientific forecasts of LaRouche are his 1959-60 forecast of the monetary and credit upheavals that would result from the break-up of the Bretton Woods system, his 2007 prediction of the impending world economic crisis, and, in 2010, his forecast of the inexorable collapse of the financial system as a result of speculative financial bubbles (derivatives).

I was very lucky to know Lyn personally. I had come to the attention of his supporters, because in April 1994 I defended my doctoral dissertation in economics, a thorough critique of reforms conducted according to IMF prescriptions. In February 1995, already, Vladimir Marchenko and I flew to the United States at LaRouche’s invitation, for a conference of the LaRouche movement (he was now out of prison). The more than a thousand participants of that conference were a powerful force of fighters against the IMF’s “financial fascism.” That was how LaRouche defined the essence of the IMF’s operations. I was simultaneously shocked and inspired. I believed that Ukraine, too, could be saved from such enslavement. In fairness it should be noted, that even earlier I had tried to preempt the catastrophe, attempting to explain the true nature of the IMF to members of the Socialist Party (of which I had been a leader since 1991), to [Socialist Part head] Moroz as the Speaker of the Parliament, and to the deputies in the majority Group of 239. They didn’t listen to me.

Then Marchenko and I decided to invite the LaRouche people (and Lyn himself, along with Helga) to Ukraine. In the spring of 1995, leading LaRouche movement activists Michael Vitt (Germany) and Dennis Small (U.S.A.) came, and we organized meetings for them with the Political Council of the Socialist Party and the Socialist MPs. In early Summer 1995 Lyndon LaRouche and Helga came. We organized a meeting for them with Alexander Moroz. Lyn offered devastating arguments against the IMF. And all to no avail! The Bible wisely tells us not to cast pearls before swine. At that time everything was in the hands of Moroz and the Communist-Socialist majority in Parliament. It would still have been possible to save our country. We should have immediately exited the IMF and implemented the “Foundations of Domestic and Foreign Policy,” drafted by a group of Ukrainian scientists under my leadership. The Parliament supported this document on 15 June 1994. It provided the basis for implementing the “Economic Program to Prevent a National Catastrophe,” likewise drafted by the group of Ukrainian scientists I led, which I presented in the Supreme Rada on 11 October 1995.

Everything could have been changed! But at the time all those Morozes decided to turn a deaf ear not only to me, but also to the great LaRouche. And then they kept driveling and raving on with their nonsense, while endlessly running for President of Ukraine.

LaRouche tried to save Ukraine. He tried to save the entire planet. He mercilessly criticized the “greens” (showing their ties with the world oligarchy) and upheld the advantages of nuclear power as a necessary precondition for technological progress, and he put forward mind-boggling ideas (ahead of China) for creating international transport corridors, and ideas on organizing flights to Mars and obtaining new sources of energy. He put forward the idea of using “Star Wars” as a defense of our planet against cosmic cataclysms. Actually, LaRouche’s ideas on this have been turned on their head, with the notion of annihilating earthlings from space. And Lyndon LaRouche proposed much, much more during his long life.

Vladimir Marchenko and I visited Lyn at home in the U.S.A. and at Helga’s home in Germany (they maintained two residences for more than 40 years), and attended many conferences they organized. And always (always!), meeting Lyn and Helga was a great event in my life, which would give me a colossal charge of energy for continuing the struggle (difficult, dangerous, and exhausting as it has been) to save Ukraine from enslavement by the world government, and from the impoverishment and physical destruction of our people.

The last time we met with Lyn and Helga was in November of 2017 at a Schiller Institute conference in Germany. Now Helga has been left alone . . . I offer my most sincere condolences on this irreparable loss. Thank you, our great Lyn!

You lived a long, and extraordinarily vivid and full life. Humanity will not forget you! And the looming world catastrophe, which will be a hundred times more destructive than previous upheavals, will inevitably make people recognize the ideas of Lyndon LaRouche and implement them.

The LaRouche movement cannot be stopped.

P.S. On 14 February 2019 the Progressive Socialists of the Kiev city organization of the PSPU held a moment of silence in memory of Lyndon LaRouche at their party meeting.

Dr. Natalia Vitrenko, Doctor of Economics

Chairman of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine

People’s Deputy of Ukraine, II and III convocations of the Supreme Rada (1995-2002)

Kiev, Ukraine



As we commiserate you for the loss of your husband and your journey’s companion, we, here in Yemen, remember with gratitude Mr. Lyndon LaRouche’s stances in support of our nation’s just cause in the face of the barbaric aggression waged against our nation, and his eagerness to see our Yemen thrive in peace and security on the basis of LaRouche’s keys of economic development and progress that have been adopted by the BRICS.

Our solace is that the memory of Lyndon LaRouche will remain fragrant in our country through the beautiful impact he has had on building the character of a group of BRICS youth here.

H. E. Engineer Hisham Sharaf

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen in Sana’a



Dearest Mrs. Helga LaRouche,

Please accept sincere condolences for the great loss of Mr. Lyndon LaRouche from all his Yemeni friends, large number of youths and the small students in the Model Language School who study his (Lyndon LaRouche’s) matrix for the progress of BRICS countries.

Together here with my wife, son and daughter, along our Yemeni ancient “Gum and Spice Road,” send to you this message after receiving many messages from senior officials in Yemen, especially H.E. Hisham Sharaf, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Eng. Khaled Sharaf Al-Deen, the Vice chairman of the Yemeni General Investment Authority.

Lyndon LaRouche was the source of inspiration for us in our youth. We had wished that I or any of the members of my Youth Cabinet would have had the chance to visit him during the last 4 years, but the barbaric attack of the Saudi coalition on Yemen has prevented us from seeing the ones we love!

I have learned a lot from Mr. LaRouche. He is all around us in our thoughts, actions and materials, especially our Operation Felix report, the happy miracle of reconstruction of Yemen and connection to the Belt and Road report, and our Cabinet logo. His thoughts have given us all what we need from One Man to One Mankind.

Thanks for the great army that he left for us in Yemen towards the world land-bridge and the PolyGlobal Universe, the army of Ideas!

I know that no amount words can compensate your loss, but all I can say for now and always is that you are the wife of the winner LaRouche, and that your life partnership with him was the prize!

Fouad Al Ghaffari

President of the Yemeni BRICS & Sdgs Cabinet


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