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October 8, 2007

Apocalypse Pretty Soon

The dollar will collapse no later than one week from today. As of noon on October 15, you will not be able to buy a loaf of bread for $100,000. That's the optimistic scenario. The crash may come sooner than that. It might be Thursday. It sounds like Thursday will be bad.

Yeah, things are heating up again in LaRouche-land. The Youth Movement kids haven't been out in force singing on Capitol Hill much over the past two or three months. But it's clear that supporters are now being pushed into a frenzied state, more even than usual. At the website where ex-members get together, plans are being made to send one true believer a loaf of bread as soon as the deadline for disaster passes.

No doubt it is an utter and total coincidence that The Washington Monthly will soon publish an in-depth article on recent developments in the organization.

What I've read of the article suggests that LaRouche's inner circle really has a lot to worry about, even apart from the onrushing New Dark Ages. Internal convulsions probably have a lot to do with why they haven't had the troops out yodelling at Congressional staff as much as they did in the spring.

Not sure how anyone will afford a copy when that issue of the Monthly appears on the newstand in a few weeks. But in the meantime -- perhaps in honor of LaRouche's 85th birthday a few weeks back -- someone has taken the trouble to scan the, as it were, seminal work by Lyn Marcus from 1973 known as "The Politics of Male Impotence."

It offers his comrades the blueprint for "a terrifying new weapon ensuring our victory." (This document ought to be brought to the attention of Slavoj Zizek. He could really go to town with it.)

Here's hoping LaRouche can get his "terrifying...weapon" up to the task of saving the world in the next few days. But right now I'm going to empty our change jar and turn it into cash and spend it real fast, just to be on the safe side.

(crossposted from CT)

Posted by smclemee at October 8, 2007 11:45 AM


Aassh, good to see the old commie rant come out from time to time. Greenspan's memoirs haven't set your mind at ease, yet? This money stuff: it's like play-doh, you can make whatever you want out of it.

Posted by: Nathan Smith at October 10, 2007 11:43 PM