Friday, December 24, 2010

Treasures of Archive.Org

One of my RSS feeds is a feed for the Internet Archive, which I mostly don't click through to. It's interesting to see the items go by, in a way: lotsa religious sermons, shitty dance tracks, and technical gobbledygook. Much like the internet as a whole I guess.

Well, it seems that the LaRouche maniacs also like to preserve video there. When I first saw LaRouche on TV he was an obvious nut buying late-night airtime, and his name is still synonymous with lunacy. If you watch the video, though, (or rather start watching it and never ever finish) how far is that lunacy from the lunacy of sitting Republicans? It's no different from Glenn Beck except that LaRouche dislikes some authoritarians - the focus on the British Empire remains absurd and hilarious - while Beck seems to like them all. Just how big an influence on right-wing memes is Lyndon LaRouche?

Note the tags:
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I wonder if he was the inspiration, or if it's just a natural manifestation of "What's the matter with Kansas?"

The latter has been crafted into a weaponized version by decades of right-wing organization and billions of dollars.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I think Larouche is a Welch/John Birch Society wannabe. I do have to admit, though, that I totally want to get smoochy with a hootchie cootchie Larouchie.