The memorial is sponsored by the Schiller Institute, an international organization founded by Mr. LaRouche and his wife, Helga Zepp-LaRouche.
The only thing, which is really dear to my heart, is that we all do our absolute most passionate best, to the maximum of our ability, to keep the beautiful ideas of my husband alive. I think it's so clear, in his works, there are such treasures, such unbelievable pearls, which you will hear many of those in the next classes--they pertain to music, to poetry, to drama, to deep conceptions about the physical universe--that I think really the ability of the United States in particular to recover and get back to being a true republic, to be a beacon of hope again, where all the people in the world would want to be friends with and partner with and cooperate, it is absolutely identical with the idea of Lyn's ideas.
— Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder, Schiller Institute
Those who knew, loved, admired, and respected the economist, statesman, and philosophical thinker Lyndon LaRouche will gather in different parts of the nation to memorialize him on Saturday, June 8. LaRouche passed away on February 12 of this year at the age of 96. The official obituary of LaRouche is available at this link: "A Talent Well Spent"
The range and productivity of LaRouche, in the fields of economics, music, physics, and several other areas, are easily documented through his voluminous writings, as well as the writings of his associates. LaRouche's works, widely known and debated in several nations, are, presently, despite their even more extensive circulation over decades in America, largely censored or distorted in this country. This is possible largely due to his unfair and unjust prosecution, involving, in the word of former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, "a broader range of deliberate and systematic misconduct and abuse of power over a longer period of time in an effort to destroy a political movement and leader, than any other federal prosecution in my time or to my knowledge."
Thus, generations of Americans, particularly those born after LaRouche's incarceration in January 1989, have never lived in the true mission of the United States--to promote the general welfare of all Americans, and all people, through the discovery, the invention, and the transmission of new ideas, what the poet Percy Shelley called "the power of communicating and receiving intense and impassioned conceptions regarding man and nature." It is by adopting this mission, the true mission of the American Revolution, not only for all people in the U.S., but by helping to end poverty and underdevelopment for all nations of this world, through an alliance of perfectly sovereign republics, that the United States will return to its true soul. Instead of that optimistic outlook and economic practice, and largely due to the suppression of LaRouche's ideas, the United States has substantially regressed as a force for good in the world, and has, with each successive military conflict, become less, not more, influential and secure.
LaRouche created a philosophical association in the mid-1960s which continues to the present day. His Presidential campaigns, for which he sometimes wrote whole books to educate potential voters, using a Socratic approach towards dialogue, allowed any literate citizen to deliberate on a profound, fundamental question: whether, and how, human beings are essential to the progress of the universe itself. LaRouche emphatically believed that the answer was "Yes!"
Of himself, LaRouche said: "My political principles are those of Leibniz, List, and Hamilton, and are also consistent with those of Friedrich Schiller and Wilhelm von Humboldt. Like the founders of my republic, I have an uncompromising belief in the principle of absolutely sovereign nation-states, and I am therefore opposed to all supranational authorities which might undermine the sovereignty of any nation. However, like Schiller, I believe that every person who aspires to become a beautiful soul, must be at the same time a true patriot of his own nation, and also a world-citizen."
That outlook was the core of LaRouche's economic program and Presidential campaigns. Now, in 2019, when the United States, and the world, could finally move beyond the childhood of the human race, abandoning fratricidal wars of self-destruction, the true ideas of Lyndon LaRouche must be remembered, in words, and in music. That is the purpose of this memorial.