NEW YORK (Dec. 3)
Lyndon LaRouche, Jr. and his United States Labor Party (USLP) have been labeled “neo-Nazi” by writer Dennis King in a series of articles that began Aug. 26 in Our Town, a Manhattan giveaway with a reported circulation of 163,000.
Calling the National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC), of which USLP is the political arm, “a nationwide neo-Nazi organization” that provides “homegrown Nazism with resources and political skills unseen since the heyday of the German American Bund in the late 1930s,” King says that LaRouche is the “fuehrer” for some 2500 NCLC-USLP members who are “far better educated and more highly motivated than those of the smaller Nazi sects.” He also describes LaRouche as a “ruthless hate-monger who advocates the Final Solution against American Jews.”
King and Our Town publisher Ed Kayott have been sued by LaRouche and USLP for $20 million as a result of the series. They are also being sued by Computron, a computer software corporation that is connected with LaRoucites. Attorney David Heller is handling both suits, as well as a slander suit against the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.
USE OF CODE WORDS
King says that LaRouche, who is a candidate for President of the United States in 1980, uses code words such as “British” and “Zionist” for “Jew,” and “humanist republic “for “Nazi-totalitarian state. “According to the King series, on Feb. 17,1978 LaRouche “took the big plunge and wrote of the necessity for a Final Solution against world Jewry, ” using code words.”
“The LaRouche (Presidential) campaign represents the first attempt by neo-Nazism, as opposed to less drastic forms of-lunacy, to force its way into the national electoral arena,” King states. He quotes sources close to NCLC saying that LaRouche does not expect to win, but hopes to “emerge from the Presidential campaign as a major figure on the ultra-right in this country a Nazified version of George Wallace.” While on campaign tours, however, LaRouche “successfully concealed his anti-Semitic ideas” and “managed to avoid the image of a fanatic,” King reports.
A two-part series by Howard Blum and Paul Montgomery in The New York Times on Oct. 7 and 8 states that the USLP has already raised over $100,000 for the 1980 elections. Through air port sales of its publications, fund-raising drives among members and income from computer and printing companies, the USLP is expected to raise more than $4 million this year.
DOMINANT ROLE IN THREE FIRMS
The Times articles report that USLP members have a “dominant role” in three Manhattan companies that have total revenues of $5 million per year. These are the computer software Computron Technologies Corporation, which has among its clients Mobil Oil, Citibank, Bristol-Myers, and A T and T; World Composition Services, a computer typesetting complex that does work for the Ford Foundation and major publishers; and PMR Associates, a job printing shop.
Two former USLP members have charged that money from Computron is given, unreported, to the party, a potential violation of the federal campaign law.
Referring to The Times investigating team, King says that the NGLC held press conferences in July in Washington and New York City to claim that this was “part of a giant conspiracy involving the Anti-Defamation League, the liberal press, Israeli Intelligence, Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D. NY) and the Justice Department’s newly created Nazi war crimes investigation unit.”
King adds that “in effect, LaRouche served notice that he would use the antic harassment of his Presidential campaign as a pretext for launching a drive of the right to disband the Justice Department’s investigation of Nazi war criminals.”
CLAIMS THERE IS A ‘HIT ORDER’
“New Solidarity,” the twice weekly newspaper of the NCLC-USLP, says in a front-page article by Jeffrey Steinberg on Aug. 31 that “the organized crime-corrupt Justice Deportment mob (is) behind Our Town.” Another article, entitled. “Dirty Civiletti” and written by. LaRouche, discusses a “hit order” to assassinate LaRouche:
“This (assassination) operation was conducted in cooperation with the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League, the New York Times, Israeli intelligence, and the Office of Special Investigation of the U.S. Department of Justice, a unit which reports directly to (Attorney General Benjamin) Civiletti. Civiletti was, in fact, the only top ranking Justice Department official to actively lobby for creation of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI),” LaRouche says.
ARTICLE IMPLICATES THE OSI
Another page one article in the same issue of “New Solidarity,” entitled ” The Case of Roy Cohen” by Criton Zoakos, also mentions the Justice Department’s Nazi war criminal unit. Again, the OSI is implicated in an assassination attempt against LaRouche. “Israeli intelligence had completed preparations with Attorney General Civiletti to provide a political ‘cover’ for the assassination by lending credence to the slander that ‘LaRouche is a Nazi’ through the so-called Office of Special Investigations created for precisely this specific purpose.
“Attorney General Civiletti had requested that in order for him to instruct the Office of Special Investigations to launch an investigation into the Labor Party’s alleged ‘Nazi connections,’ he should be supplied with a cause to be provided by a series of articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, ” Zoakos writes.
The Zoakos article concludes that “the OSI is a special dirty trick against the Presidential campaign of Lyndon M. LaRouche, Jr. ” and that The New York Times articles would “provide the excuse to Benjamin Civiletti to order the Office of Special Investigations to investigate the Labor Party and wreck LaRouche’s campaign.”
Since the OSI is responsible only for the investigation and prosecution of Nazi war criminals and collaborators who were connected with Hitler’s mass murders and genocide during World War II, and not for investigating neo-Nazis, New Solidarity’s accusations appear not only far-fetched but illogical Whether they point to a link between the USLP and Nazi war criminals living in America or whether they are more of what the ADL has called the USLP’s “conspiracy fantasia” is a subject for further investigation.