This article appears in the March 15, 2019 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Messages of Condolence on the Passing of Lyndon LaRouche
The following is another selection from the large number of remembrances and messages of condolence over the passing of Lyndon H. LaRouche, and of tribute to his life’s work, which continue to pour in from around the world. (Compiled as of March 10, 2019.)
The ‘Last Rosicrucian’ Has Died
Published on Business-gazeta.ru Feb. 14 with the following introduction:
This man was, at times, a Marxist, and a Trotskyist, and both an enemy of the USSR and a friend, but he unfailingly saw Russia as a key world player. He was an adviser to President Reagan and thought up “Star Wars,” but not at all for the purpose of finishing off the Soviet Union, but rather to prevent nuclear war and achieve universal progress. The journalist and political analyst Kirill Benediktov, who knew LaRouche personally, recalls his and Mikhail Diunov’s article, written during the lifetime of this remarkable man.
The legacy of Lyndon LaRouche will be a source of ideas for intellectuals all over the world, for a long time to come—An incredibly powerful intellect and incredible charisma.
Lyndon LaRouche has died. He was one of the greatest men of our time, and perhaps one of the most misunderstood. I had the opportunity to know him in person. He was a man of incredibly powerful intellect and equally incredible charisma. In 2012 the Terra America portal published the intellectual investigation of LaRouche, done by myself and Mikhail Diunov, under the title, “The Last Rosicrucian.”
LaRouche himself, after reading an English translation of the articles, was pleased with them, except for the title. He did not identify with the Rosicrucians; in general, he did not like secret societies and the culture of conspiracy. But in 2013, when my wife and I met Lyndon LaRouche in Germany at a conference of the Schiller Institute, I was able to explain what I had had in mind in calling him the “last Rosicrucian”: the fact that, like the legendary Christian Rosenkreuz, he was a true intellectual, who fought for the harmonious unification of spirituality and science.
The Terra America site shut down in 2014 and the materials published there can only be accessed in cases where they have been republished in other outlets. Fortunately, however, I have in my archive the text of all three parts of “The Last Rosicrucian.” In memory of Lyndon LaRouche—the thinker, philosopher, politician, economist, and poet—I offer for your consideration the first part of the investigation we dedicated to him.
Then follows the full text of Part 1 of the 2012 three-part article from Terra America, which was summarized in the April 27, 2012 issue of EIR.
EIR has received a study dedicated to the memory of Lyndon LaRouche: “Report on a method for accelerating a kinetic body using a booster system based on circulating microparticles to aim and collide it with the asteroid Apophis in order to change the latter’s trajectory, as well as several other areas of application for the acceleration of bodies in non-traditional power generation such as wave/wind and controlled thermonuclear fusion power.” Author A. Ya. Kolp writes:
This report is dedicated to the memory of Lyndon LaRouche, the American politician known for Physical Economy, a great thinker of our time, one well acquainted and fond of Germany and Russia, and of the common aims of Mankind in economy and the power industry, in particular involving thermonuclear fusion of light nuclei using helium-3 from the Moon, something he was unable to achieve by the end of his long life.
Please convey my condolences to Helga Zepp-LaRouche.
I was in touch with Lyndon LaRouche only indirectly, through his journals, which I received for 20 years, his representatives, and his friends. And since I was a friend of Taras Muranivsky, LaRouche’s close friend and the publisher of his works, I was indirectly a friend of LaRouche himself.
Since I even lived in the apartment of Taras Vasilyevich [Muranivsky], I knew much about the details of the life and destiny of these people, their books, and ideas. Many of my own articles and books have been written under the influence of LaRouche’s theory of “physical economy” and with inspiration from his conceptual initiatives.
I am deeply saddened by news of the passing of the great Lyndon LaRouche. May the earth be like goose-down for him to rest on. Memory of him will last forever.
Thanks to all of you who continue his remarkable and much-needed cause. I mourn together with you.
Please accept my condolences and convey condolences to Helga. Lyndon was an outstanding man and a great thinker, who was ahead of his time. Unfortunately we are all mortal, but when a person leaves followers and continuers of his ideas, his memory and his cause do not die.
LaRouche’s concept of development is that human beings are capable of creating; that we are endowed with creativity as a mental capacity, which is capable of discovering the laws of the universe and is able new technological laws for improvement.
The focus of his economic work is on such new inventions, but also based on an economic tradition which goes way back to the Old Testament and the idea of development with justice for all human beings. That feature, which he calls economic creativity, is also reflected in the achievements of the biogeochemist Vladimir Vernadsky, who spoke of man as a geological force. . . .
It is important to note that, in the face of speculative globalization, a new process has emerged, which is the Belt and Road Initiative. We should be very optimistic, for example, about the fact that the Dominican Republic has established diplomatic relations with China, in which packages of productive projects are being worked on, which are good both for Dominicans as well as the Chinese, because they represent a breath of hope of what must become an important change.
George Bush [the] father, had the gall, the abuse, the brazenness to jail one of the greatest thinkers that humanity has produced, Lyndon H. LaRouche. And he sent him to jail for five years—a person who was a presidential pre-candidate in the United States various times.
It is a shame that in what has been considered the greatest democracy of our time, the greatest democracy in the world, that such atrocities are committed. We’re not just talking about a run-of-the-mill politician. We’re talking about a man of the highest standing in the world, in U.S. society, in politics—and he has treated that way.
The trial and jailing of Mr. LaRouche, contrary to what those who jailed him thought, made him even greater, larger than life, to the point that, after so many years, we have the greatest admiration and affection for him. The fact is that Mr. LaRouche’s voice reached far beyond U.S. borders and spread throughout the world.
We send our affectionate greetings to all our friends in the Schiller Institute in Washington, to the LaRouche organization, and to Doña Helga.
I do not know how to express comfort or words of condolence to Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche for the loss of Mr. Lyndon. You must continue his fight and legacy. I am a Mexican and I saw your husband when he came to Mexico in the 1980s. I have not stopped reading the publications available since that time. To you and everyone: Carry on.
First, I’m sorry to hear that Lyn passed away. I remember with fondness when I met him in Leesburg. I had a one-on-one with you and Mr. LaRouche in 2003 at his home in Virginia, and so many times I would listen to his speeches in Washington, D.C. I think his ideas will live on. He worked for cooperation among nations, to uplift the lives of all people of the world. That’s why he went around, speaking in Europe, in Asia, all over the world.
Unfortunately, some of his ideas did not match the ideas of some people in the States, that’s why he was in hot water for awhile. But I think they could put him in prison, but they could not stop his ideas from spreading. So I am very sad that he passed away, but I believe his ideas will live on, through you, through the EIR, propagating it.
Dear Friends of the LaRouche Movement:
I deeply mourn the physical disappearance of Mr. Lyndon LaRouche, being conscious that his passage through this life could not have been more fruitful.
What is important is not to live many years, but that those years which God permits you to live be full of happiness and that they be productive. Lyndon has not only lived many of the years a human being is allotted, but those years have been really been productive for him and for the rest of us mortals.
Receive my deepest condolences.