15 minutes of insanity at the LaRouche / "MAGA communist" meetup
The whole event was six hours, but here are the good parts.
I just spent over six hours watching what looked to my eyes a whole lot like a cult recruitment meeting, and my brain is absolutely fried.
Over the weekend, devotees of notorious crank and convict Lyndon LaRouche held a “conference” in New York on fighting “green fascism.” Ordinarily this wouldn’t be too notable, but this even also featured an unusual lineup of speakers: Jackson Hinkle, Sameera Khan, Haz Al-Din, and more. All c-to-d-list social media personalities who routinely position themselves as anti-imperialists, tankies, communists, and so on. What on earth were they doing in the same room with a movement with a long history of fighting socialists?
Ask them and they’ll give you the usual bullshit about strange bedfellows fighting the elites, but watch the video and that’s obviously not what’s going on here. Whether they know it or not, our “heterodox anti-imperialist” speakers in this video are just bait, and the LaRouchites are all laser focused on bringing their fans into the fold. Flattering them as the next world leaders, terrifying them with endless visions of the coming left-wing dystopia, levelling thinly veiled attacks against Marxism, bragging about LaRouche’s great achievements and warding off cult accusations, and ultimately, yes — asking them to donate and asking them to join.
There’s a lot more to be written about this, but again: my brain is absolutely fried. So for now, I’ll just post this clip show that’s going around on YouTube, and if you really want to subject yourself to the meetup in full, here it is.