Messages of Condolence on the Passing of Lyndon LaRouche (1922 – 2019)
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. Updated May 14, 2019. For more on LaRouche's life, his obituary and the campaign to exonerate him, visit our report, Restoring the Soul of America: The Exoneration of Lyndon LaRouche.
I feel very saddened about the loss of Lyndon LaRouche. These things come in their time. Everyone’s death diminishes us all, and Mr. LaRouche will certainly find his place in history. He was treated unfairly in his life, for his vision and his work. His courage is especially notable in the face of pervasive and vicious propaganda. Time will correct this, in his memory. The truth will out.
I extend my deepest sympathies to the Schiller Institute and Helga. Please accept my condolences. With a heavy heart, I pray for the eternal repose of one who was a man of distinguished humanity.
President, Russian Center NY
Chairwoman, Russian Community Council of the USA
God bless him for his courage in the face of injustice and suffering.
Virginia State Senator
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.
Former Meteorologist, NOAA
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
(ret.) Colonel, U.S. Army, Bronze Star
Former Associate Professor, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
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!
Retired NASA scientist
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
Dear Mrs. LaRouche,
It was with big sorrow that I have learned the sad news about Mr. Lyndon H. LaRouche’s passing away. Indeed, he was a brilliant economist, a partisan of global justice and a valiant fighter against predatory behaviors of the global synarchy.
I feel very happy and honored to have met Mr. LaRouche personally, and listened to his insightful explication of European and global economic history. I was deeply impressed by his enthusiasm and sense of humor. Since then, his predictions about the U.S., the Western and the global economy have always been my favorite references.
Alas, the world has lost a brilliant mind.
Please, accept my sincere condolence, and extend it to members of the Schiller Institute.
I am convinced that you and your colleagues will continue Lyndon LaRouche’s great cause and fight against the predatory actions of the global synarchy. I send you also the sincere condolence of Ambassador Mei Zhaorong, with whom you had friendly conversation in German at my institute.
Institute of World Development
State Council’s Development Center
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Lyndon H. LaRouche, the founder and inspirer of the Schiller Institute. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Counselor, Science and Technology
Embassy of China, Washington, D.C.
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 the 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
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.
Professor, China Studies Institute
Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
“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.
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation
It was with a feeling of profound grief that we received news of the passing of a truly great American and worldwide philosopher, economist and politician Lyndon LaRouche. We mourn together with you and wish for a continuation of his great ideas in the works of his comrades and disciples. We are prepared, within the scope of our capabilities, to help you in continuing his cause. That will be the best commemoration of this great man.
Lyndon LaRouche has passed away. He was a partner of the Russian anti-globalists for many years, the author of fundamentally new theories of development of the world economy, and a man who not only criticized the existing economic system, but proposed interesting plans for a way out of the dead end into which Western civilization has fallen. In the Western press, and even in our RT, it is only mentioned that Mr. LaRouche repeatedly ran for President of the USA. Naturally they did not make clear that this was not out of ambition; all Americans understand quite well that candidates outside the mainstream have no chance in elections. But the economist was trying to draw the attention of society to the pointlessness of continuing to follow the road of the “brave new world” of globalization, something of which the entire world is now becoming convinced.
Taking individual fragments out of the context of their well-reasoned exposition, the mass media accuse Lyndon LaRouche of espousing what they see as “freak” notions about the “world government” and “the British royal family.” Yet there can no longer be any doubt about the existence of agencies of behind-thescenes coordination of the interests of transnational corporations and of the nations they are tied up with—whether you wish to call it “world government,” deep state, the Trilaterals, or the Bilderberger Club. It is not to be excluded that we’ll learn something about the Windsors in the near future.
But what is the most delightful in the theories and statements of Lyndon LaRouche is less the decisive criticism of the existing world order, but the proposals for overcoming the dead end of globalization. In them are to be found magnificent transportation construction projects, which no longer seem so fantastical, in light of ideas from the PRC. And proposals for financial policy. And there are important initiatives in the realm of cultural development, which have been implemented primarily through the Schiller Institute, headed by Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche.
Mr. LaRouche took part in several of our conferences by Skype [or video], contributing a creative stream to the discussion of economic problems. And it should also be noted that Lyndon LaRouche was a true patriot of America, who fought for his country in the Second World War. Thanks to him and his young associates, many of our anti-globalists who were critical of official U.S. policy were able to see a different face of America, and they understood that they have many co-thinkers and comrades among the American people.
We offer deep sympathy to all the associates of the LaRouche Movement, above all deepest condolences to his widow, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, on the passing of this Leader, Teacher and Thinker.
Prof. Elena Borisova
Anti-Globalist Resistance Press Center
Unfortunately I learned about the death of Lyndon LaRouche with some tardiness. I mourn together with you. Lyn will go down in history as a unique public figure on a world scale. I consider it an honor that I was able to some extent to assist in the dissemination of LaRouche’s ideas in Russia, as well as to introduce this extraordinary personality to readers in my country through my extensive interview with Lyn and thanks to the unforgettable experience of meeting this outstanding man. I am grateful for that.
Please convey my condolences to Helga and all of LaRouche’s associates whom I know. May he rest in peace, and God rest his soul.
Journalist and Economist, Moscow State
This is immeasurably sad news!
Lyndon LaRouche and his colleagues have been known since the 1970s as fearless and consistent fighters for the establishment of a truly just political and economic international order, for building productive national economies and sovereign nation-states, and against the reign of speculative capital on a national and world scale.
L. LaRouche was an irreconcilable enemy of “finance capital,” who mercilessly exposed the subversive activity of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the international financial speculators and adventurists, for which he and his supporters were politically persecuted and served lengthy prison sentences. The Soviet press, unfortunately, contributed to the slanders.
From the very beginning of the 1990s on, he insistently and repeatedly warned the scientists, public figures, and officials in Russia about the catastrophic consequences of “liberal economic reforms,” and proposed alternative approaches. He repeatedly visited our country during that time. His ideas were blacked out on the official level in Russia, right up into the mid-2000s, but the reception he met with in our academic circles and the patriotic media was better.
He believed in the ability of humanity, united, to solve any and all global problems. He believed that the accord between leading powers of the world, necessary for that, was achievable, and he worked for it tirelessly to the very end.
Lyndon LaRouche was a great and long-standing friend of our country. He highly valued Russia’s aid to the USA in the American people’s struggle for independence from Great Britain, and viewed the USSR’s contribution to victory over fascism as having been decisive and the role of Russia today in maintaining global equilibrium and stability to be irreplaceable.
He was a man with extremely broad intellectual horizons and the greatest nobility, being a visionary and a realist simultaneously.
One of the greatest qualities of L. LaRouche, worthy of being imitated by anybody was his ability to preserve, even in the darkest times, his faith in the inevitability of changes for the better and his preparedness for such changes. His eternal optimism was unfeigned and infectious.
For the U.S. political elite, the departure of such a person as L. LaRouche is a national tragedy, although the greater part of that elite, because of criminal myopia and obtuseness, is hardly in a condition today even to realize that fact.
It is sad that such people do not live forever. But the cause and the works of L. LaRouche, in one way or another, are destined to live forever, because, as a true patriot of the USA he worked for a better future of his country and for people throughout the world. He worked honestly, with talent, and with joy, and spared no effort.
My sincere condolences to the family, friends, and co-thinkers of Lyndon LaRouche.
Lawyer and former member of the Moscow City Council
Human rights advocate
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
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’m very sorry to hear this. ..! Our condolences to the family. This is a great loss for us, as Russian economists who supported him. We are mourning.
Project Coordinator, Moscow Economic Forum
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
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,
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.
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. Gonzalez
Former Secretary to the Presidency of Isabel Martínez de 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.
Former Governor of the Province of Santa Fe
Please convey my deepest condolences to Helga, and tell her that I remain a true friend and a follower of our common cause.
Member of Parliament, Leader of the Constitutional Rights Party
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
I met Lyndon LaRouche in 1985 in Boston, at a very interesting conference, and the wisdom of his proposals captivated me. This led me to follow him through the Schiller Institute. What really moved me were his explanations about the causes for the world to be in crisis, what are the structural reasons for it. LaRouche made forecasts of what the financial collapse would be, and those forecasts came about! Not immediately, but they came about. Then in 2008 we saw the collapse of U.S. society and the multinational banks, the trans-Atlantic banks as he called them, where there was a systemic crash…
I was part of the Martin Luther King Tribunal in Washington, D.C. [seeking justice in the case of Lyndon LaRouche], which was set up along with Ramsey Clark, who had been the U.S. Attorney General under Lyndon Johnson. And I had the opportunity, as the only Latin American member who participated in that trial, where it became totally clear that there had been political persecution in the case of Lyndon LaRouche in 1988 in the Alexandria, Virginia court, where they persecuted and then jailed LaRouche over tax matters—which, it should be noted, LaRouche recently denounced as what is going on with the current President, Donald Trump, that it is [the networks involved in] the Alexandria trial that are trying to go after him because of alleged ties to Russia, on the basis of manipulation of investigations carried out. That’s what happened with Lyndon LaRouche: groups carried out investigations which were used to present false charges, to manipulate the threads of justice, precisely in Alexandria. And he warned recently that President Donald Trump should beware of the same machinery that was used to take him to trial on the basis of such manipulations, using the Alexandria court for political persecution. These are the real powers that be in the United States.
LaRouche provided unequivocal proof to that hearing that his was a case of political persecution. And that the manipulation of alleged interest charges related to taxes was merely a far-fetched invention in order to send him to jail.
After LaRouche was released from prison he ran in the Democratic Party, and I also had the opportunity, along with Amelia Boynton Robinson—that great fighter for civil and political rights, along with John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King—to observe the primary elections of the Democratic Party….
Fundamentally, doing politics means to do the Good; doing politics means involving all human beings. Because the fundamental idea of LaRouche is that we are all equal, made in the image and likeness of God.
Dr. Marino Elsevyf
Attorney, Professor, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
We are deeply saddened at the passing of Lyndon LaRouche. Please convey our condolences to Frau Helga.
A great humanist, thinker, and fighter for the rights of the people has departed this life. Mankind has suffered an irreparable loss. I am happy that I was destined to work side by side with such a man. His ideas and his works will remain forever. We mourn his death together with those close to him.
Vladimir and Tatyana Kilasonia
Economist, Georgian Labor Party
Mr. LaRouche was a "disturber". That's why he was supposed to be "burnt". However, "disturbers" are so important for change. The big ones of this world need them. The American President needs people like Mr. LaRouche. To exonerate him, would be a human, but above all a wise act.
Col. (ret) Ulrich Scholz
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.
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.
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 elite. 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.
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.
Member of the European Parliament
At the end of the 1980s, Emanuele Levi, a friend of my father and a trade unionist with quite radical ideas in monetary matters, with whom I had already published a book entitled Currency in the Service of Man, wanted to introduce me to Father Amos Spiazzi, the spiritual advisor of many political figures.
At the end of a long and intense conversation on the economy, Father Spiazzi put a book into my hands, saying: “Perhaps you are the only one who can tell me whether it is sound or unfounded.” It was The Science of Christian Economy by Lyndon LaRouche, an author whom I did not know directly. On the cover was Brunelleschi’s cupola in Florence.
I started to read it somewhat skeptically, but soon I became convinced that it was a revolutionary work, a convincing and deeply scientific one.
My thought went to my teacher Federico Caffe, whom I had lost shortly before; in his case as well, I had first known him through his writings and then personally.
I reported to Father Spiazzi about the beautiful discovery, enriched by the fact that higher dimensions of mathematics and geometry opened very interesting perspectives for macroeconomics; Father Spiazzi told me that he would act accordingly, but I never heard about the follow-up.
But a few years later, I had the opportunity to meet Lyndon LaRouche on the occasion of an event in Rome. From then on, an over-two-decades-long collaboration began, with mutual sympathy in shared battles.
During those 25 years, we met many times at events and conferences which I organized in Italy and which he, his wife Helga and other activists organized in various European, North-American and Middle East localities.
We had very amusing and interesting convivial occasions with my father and my mother, during which Helga, Lyn and we shared analyses, evaluations and projects.
On several occasions, our common friend Amelia Robinson was a guest at my house; she got to know my three children, she entertained us with her emotional spirituals, and was able to appreciate our cuisine and sweet red wine, which she preferred the most.
For many young people (and I include myself among them, being 30 years younger than him), Lyn has been a benchmark, first of all in terms of social commitment, and secondly for his teachings that unite science, art, politics, economy and real human sentiments.
Since in the 1990s, I found myself having to deal with the Italian followers of Michael Novak, in what was then the Popular Party—at precisely the time that my father had made the unfortunate decision to leave Italian politics—the friendship with LaRouche and the study of his political and economic ideas were very helpful and comforting for me. I believe that Novak and LaRouche are the perfect representatives of current thinking in the United States. On the one hand Novak, the failure of free market economics; and on the other, Lyndon, the possibility of a planetary revival through new agreements on monetary and financial problems, and the creation of large-scale infrastructure networks which connect Asia and Africa, passing through Europe; the Bering Strait bridge, or tunnel; the magnetically-levitated train along the southern part of Siberia, Eastern Europe and Italy, down to the Messina bridge and the tunnel which will connect Sicily and Tunisia.
The free traders and monetarists limit those perspectives based on the existence of available resources; but we say that such resources exist by transforming the current dangerous short-term speculative financial flows into long-term, low-interest bonds, to provide the necessary resources for the programs to relaunch the global economy. Lyndon has continued to point the youth in this direction, concerning the feasibility of agreements, such as the New Bretton Woods, which would open economic and social perspectives that are very different than the financial bankruptcy created by inept governments and the so-called Poteri Forti (vested interests) which, starting in the 1970s, have taken hold of almost all the control levers, but who have shown that they are unable to manage industrial systems and civil life.
My thoughts go to Lyndon and to persons who were better than me: Mattei, Moro, Falcone, Borsellino and all the others who have been in the heart and memory of people like Lyndon LaRouche and my parents.
Antonino (Nino) Galloni
Economist, Former Italian government official
Dear Mrs. LaRouche,
We learned with sadness the passing of Mr. Lyndon LaRouche, the founder of The Schiller Institute.
The contribution of Mr. LaRouche to global academic discourse on economic, political, cultural and philosophical issues deserves the highest marks. His non-conventional, deep and fundamental researches and forecasts on the future of global economic and political development will leave an important mark in the history of political and economic thought.
Please accept our condolences, and extend it to members of The Schiller Institute for this irreparable loss of a high personality.
May His soul rest in peace.
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
The Kyrgyz Republic
It is unfortunately seven days late that the sad news of the death of your great inspirer and leader Lyndon LaRouche, reached me. Even though it was to be expected seeing his great age, it provoked in me a great sadness and regret. To you, to Jacques [cheminade], to Mrs. Helga Zepp-LaRouche and to all my friends of the Schiller Institute, I wish you, on this painful occasion, my sincere condolences. But also the expression of my unbreakable certitude that the great man who just disappeared will not stop inspiring in times to come, beyond yourselves, those militants throughout the world, fighting for dignity of men and peoples.
Bassam El Hachem
Professor of Sociology, Lebanese University
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
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.
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 [email protected], 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)
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 a while. 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.
Gen. (ret.) Delfin Lorenzana
Secretary of National Defense
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. Really A TALENT WELL SPENT.
On behalf of Africa, May his soul rest in peace. He has really left his footprint on the sands of time.
Leader of LaRouche South Africa
[LaRouche South Africa will hold a memorial ceremony.]
I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Mr. Lyndon LaRouche Jr. My prayers are with you and with his family and friends.
On behalf of myself, as well as on behalf of all the members of the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences. His memory will remain immortal in the hearts and minds of all who knew him and got the chance to know his valuable works, Books and Articles. May his loving soul rests in peace
Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.
Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic of the United Nations
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
Dear Helga Zepp-LaRouche and dear fellow humanitarians of the Schiller Institute,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Lyndon LaRouche, a universal, global thinker, progressive and wise internationalist scholar, who dedicated all his noble activity to the triumph of the highest social and political ideals of justice, mutual understanding, and moral and ethical integrity in international and interethnic relations.
May his bold scientific-secular and political-economic ideas and projects serve as a reliable platform for the rebirth of civilized, mutually beneficial, and fair relations among all the countries and peoples of the world!
With best wishes of enthusiasm and the continuity of LaRouche’s scientifically progressive legacy, to be passed on to all his progressive humanitarian colleagues.
Professor, Doctor of Economics
President of the V.I. Vernadsky Universal Ontological-Noöspheric Society
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 Party 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)
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