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LaRouche Nailed Biden in 1987

Nov. 2, 2020 (EIRNS)—In the linked article, titled “The Deeper Grounds for Philosophical Doubts Respecting the Existence of ‘Joe Biden,’ ” published Sept. 28, 1987, 33 years ago, Lyndon LaRouche identified the essential character of Joe Biden—he doesn’t really exist. The entire paper is 37 pages long, but the material on Biden himself is in the first 6 pages. Here’s a teaser from Lyn:

“Near the close of this year’s major-league baseball season, plagiarist ‘Joe Biden,’ stepped up to score two fouls followed by a wildly swinging third strike, and was then thrown out of the 1988 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. So much of Senator Biden is now attributed to be a carbon copy of other persons, that a humorist might be forced to speculate whether or not ‘Joe Biden’ were merely a computer-synthetized laser-hologram, pieced together out of entries taken from Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.

“Wit begs thus philosophical doubts that ‘Senator Joe Biden’ actually exists; his birth certificate is probably genuine, but his public personality is an empty shell of borrowed rhetoric. Biden tried to rally the Democratic Party’s ‘McGovernite left’ around his candidacy. His qualification for appealing to so diverse an aggregation of ‘new agers,’ was his effort to say nothing which might offend any faction within that collection; this he accomplished by saying nothing which was not plagiarized bits of tested rhetoric, thus gaining adherents’ applause for saying really nothing at all.”

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