The local franchise of the LaRouche cult — aka the Citizens’ Electoral Council — is fielding a vast number of losing candidates this Federal Election: 2 in the ACT, 27 in NSW, 3 in the NT, 16 in Queensland, 2 in SA, 7 in Tasmania, 24 in Victoria and 15 in WA; a total of 96 candidates. Outside of various independent candidates, their chief competitors for last place in a number of these electorates will be the Socialist Alliance. Thus in Corio, Ross Russell (CEC) will battle it out with Chris Johnson (SA); in Gellibrand, Rodney Doel (CEC) will fight Ben Courtice (SA); and in Wills, Craig William Isherwood (CEC) is pitted against Zane Alcorn (SA).
But who are the CEC anyway? Well, despite trying, they’re not very popular — at least not when it comes to popularity contests. In the 2004 Federal Election, for example, of 11,953,649 formal votes cast for the Senate, the CEC received just 24,663, or 0.21%. Still, this is an improvement on the SA, which received a measly 13,305 or 0.11%. (The very least popular mob was the Nuclear Disarmament Party of Australia, which received 2,163 votes, or 0.02%). The CEC also have a knack of generating both opposition and bizarre publicity, such as the following:
Painting a strange political picture
November 8, 2007
A PARTY contesting the federal election believes a painting hanging in the National Gallery is undermining our collective ability to think straight. The Citizens Electoral Council, with a 16-strong team in Queensland, endorses a pamphlet called Children of Satan III: The Sexual Congress For Cultural Fascism. The pamphlet alleges the “Congress for Cultural Freedom” was a CIA-backed group [it was] which sponsored modern art to undermine “the population’s ability to think”. “One notorious example of this cultural warfare was the Australian Association for Cultural Freedom’s support for the psychotic Blue Poles painting in the National Gallery of Australia by Jackson Pollock,” it says. The CEC is one of a host of fringe parties which has appeared in the past century. We’ve had the Communist Party, The Non-Communist Party, Christians and Confederates, Shooters and a “Deadly Serious” party. Before Family First, there was Family Action; before the Nationals there was Farmers and Settlers. The most intriguing party which emerged a few years ago was the Vote Informal … Today – Direct Democracy Tomorrow Party.
Anyway, LaRouche himself is a complete crackpot, natch, and a fairly humourless one at that. Neither of these qualities has prevented him from accruing thousands of followers however, especially in the US. In Australia, the CEC was originally established in the late 1980s by elements of the far right belonging to professional anti-Semite Eric Butler‘s Australian League of Rights (ALOR), control of which Lyndon’s followers successfully wrested from the creepy Butler’s hands in 1996. Incidentally, the League has recently been in the news courtesy of soon-to-be-ex PM John HoWARd’s mate Pastor Danny Nalliah, the Good Christian Soldier having enjoyed the company of the League at a speaking engagement a few years ago. (In a classic one-liner, HoWARd ‘condemned the League of Rights as “a bit anti-Semitic”‘ — kinda like Eric Butler is “a bit dead” I guess.)
And speaking of dead guys…
Publish and Perish : The mysterious death of Lyndon LaRouche’s printer
For forty years, the Lyndon LaRouche movement has been a ubiquitous, if diminishing, presence in the political landscape of America, and of Washington. LaRouche has made eight runs for the presidency, including one campaign from prison. At D.C. press conferences and think tank events, a reporter for a LaRouche publication called Executive Intelligence Review can often be heard asking strange questions about the grain cartel. Young, malnourished LaRouche acolytes frequently stop Hill staffers on their way home from work and hand them pamphlets with titillating titles like “Children of Satan” or “The Gore of Babylon.” A peek inside offers details on LaRouche’s many enemies, such as the “Conrad Black–backed McCain–Lieberman–Donna Brazile cabal.”
Shut the fuck up. No one ask for you view on this Andy. Shut up or be deported to a concentration camp.
actually anyone going to this site is sort of asking for andy’s opinions by default, ’cause it’s just his opinions about what is going on in the world. when you typed out the url you asked for andy’s 2 cents
right thats it. off to the concentratoin camp. no return for you.
you’ve stopped being amusing twerp. you should probably take some time to take stock of yourself and the consequences behind words and see if you can’t get some fucking humanity
and just as an historical aside, those who fight for authoritarian states and put them into power where there would be camps and political repression are usually first to go. i’m feeling lazy so i’m not gonna bother with a complete list but let’s just go with the SA (the predecessors to the SS, not the aussie commie group) and pretty much anyone who got within 15 feet of stalin
How dare you call Stalin a mass murdering dictator. He was a democratic leader who had faith in the people of the mighty united Soviet Union. FUCK YOU. Stalin saved the USSR from the likes of Trotsky and other revisionists. He did the right thing by having them dealt with. He collectivised agriculture, led the mighty Russia during the Great Patriotic War, attempted to free West Berlin from occupation by the allies, gave Eastern Europe socialist rule etc. How could you call him a dictator?
It is you revisionists that killed Stalin. You revisionists [are] the killers of the Soviet Union and of the Eastern [bloc]. You should be ashamed of [yourselves].
um, i didn’t call him a dictator, but good point, he was. and yeah, “revisionists” didn’t kill his ugly old arse, old age did. and yeah, he was responsible for more deaths than any other human alive… was pretty much the exact opposite of everything you said, yes including trying to “free” west berlin… he had a long history of placating the west (alliance with hitler anyone?) and as far as leninism, lenin himself decried stalin as a nutter and told the party to block his moves for control. but of course you could always argue lenin didn’t know what he was saying being he was so out of his wits with tertiary syphilis. and not to mention that during the “great patriotic war” stalin was allied with the attacker, he slaughtered the army generals who asked him not to trust hitler, refused requests to put troops on the polish border on alert the night before the attack (cause of obviously reliable intel), hid in his private fancy ducha (which the proletariat did not get btw) for almost a week cause he couldn’t believe hitler betrayed him… not to mention HE SIGNED AN ALLIANCE WITH HITLER … WITH HITLER … HE WAS FRIENDS WITH HITLER … YOU KNOW BROWN EYES BLACK HAIR FLABBY PUTZ WITH BAD FACIAL HAIR (also known as leader of the master race) oh and he agreed to invade poland without provocation and leave half of it to guess who (if you can’t guess who then you need to go read any fucking book about the war). the only credit to be given him (and it’s little) is he didn’t run from moscow when the germans (through stalin’s incompetence and butchery) managed to almost assault the city… oh and i almost forgot stalin’s own professional shrinks he sought out declared him to be a paranoid psychotic… and there are the 20 million people… the only way in which stalin makes hitler look like a pussy is in killing more of his own citizens
and yeah in future when someone slights that cunt you might not want to use words like “mass murdering dictator” to describe him when the accuser did not.
Where we elect our government representatives on the basis of ideas, not images. Where the consent of the governed is informed consent, not manipulated consent.
What a load of Shite this “authority” is SB. Always nested amongst the persecuted you’ll find your mates, those predators masquerading as perpetual “victims”, the so called “Jews”. Even the so called “Atheist” Jews who persist in identifying their very existence as “Jews” by a “religion”, or so it seems. The desire, the need to control others without the others’ knowledge is at the core of the religious imperative of most “Jews”. Even the Goyisch ones. The destruction of other races is the prime imperative so that there are only to be the “Jews” (they’re the extra special ones) and the Goyim.
What on earth is going on between you so called Anarchists and the Jewish totalitarians that categorise others as a Goyish underclass fit only for the deference of servitude?
Is this who you serve? Your deference before the risk of incurring the indignant Rebukes of the Chosen is shameful. Bakunin would see you as a Judas, and a low priced one at that.
Wakey Wakey Slacko. They’re no better than any one else. They just think they’re vewy speshul and get offended when others won’t come out and play like we’re supposed to. You’re playing nicely within the confines of your corral so you are deemed to be Kosher and fit for publication as a show of approval.
I realise Peter Watson the Stalinist is a renowned, and very subtle satirist, but what’s the story with the guy above?
Victim of anti-Semitic monomania I’m afraid nurse.
I guess the ‘kinky’ moniker is fitting then. I think it was Foucault who wrote about the phenomenon of bondage enthusiasts purchasing Nazi sexual paraphernalia from adult stores.
I think Michel may have been rather partial to BDSM himself… Interesting subject, fascism and sexuality. Klaus Theweleit, too.
Stalin never supported Hitler. Hitler was never his all[y]. Stalin only agreed to the Nazi-Soviet Pact because Stalin needed more time to get ready for the war. You are a stupid idiot. You are a revisionist telling lies like always.
read a book shitheel, and kinky boy once again consider medication … don’t worry there are plenty of gentile docs you can go to
it is a well known fact that Joseph Stalin signed the agreement to get more time […] fucking idiot.
“The defenders of the Soviet position argued that it was necessary to enter into a non-aggression pact to buy time, since the Soviet Union was not in a position to fight a war in 1939, and needed at least three years to prepare.” – Wikipedia
i said a book shitheel. talk about revisionism. wikipedia lists the truth as voted by its users and is easily tampered with by big business and political groups of all angles routinely and comedian stephen colbert (he is funny as fuck btw). so yeah, wikipedia can lick my arse
If you want a book to back my points about Stalin. Than go to Warwick High School library.
mmmmm yeah i’m gonna pass on the interstate trip
Kinky and Peter need a supportive environment in which to talk about their feelings. For example:
My distaste for all things JewHiss is the direct result of a psycho-analytical BnaiBrith Kike sticking his proboscis into the affairs of my family.
It is of course true to say that meddling with the affairs of the other is a profitable JewHiss enterprise and a proactive imperative. Distaste for Jews is entirely reactive in nature. Jewish contempt for and code relating to the Goyim is intergenerational and also proactive. It (surreptitious intrusion) is their religion and although they may feel they have a monopoly on what is right and “good”, the reality of the Jews’ existence suggests that they are not “God’s” conduit, but “Satan’s” sewer. In some instances they are just garden variety shifty pricks working under the cover of victimmitude to screw others for personal gain and self aggrandisement.
The “Jews” and their religious narratives are a fraud.
The Jews should stay away from other peoples as they have nothing good to offer that we cannot achieve for ourselves.
video didn’t work which is a pity cause i wanted to see it again. for those who missed it its from “penn & teller: bullshit” and is a bunch of nut jobs talking with an even nuttier “counsellor” about their experiences as alien abductees
Old Man Freud’s gotta lot to answer for eh? But sorry Kinky, I’ve fallen for Regina Spektor‘s spell, and I don’t think I’ll be getting up anytime soon…
(PS. Adam — video works fine for me…?)
(it works again now before i was getting a black panel with plain white text saying to the affect of “video no longer available” either way it’s a pisser … i strongly recommend to all to watch the show if your after some interesting opinions and down right funny shit)
and while i’m on the opinions/tv show tangent andy you should consider linking to or posting “it’s the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine”
here is the latest episode
None of you like me. I feel so rejected. Society accepts gay people than it should accept stalinists. Its so hard being a teenage stalinist in a society that doesn’t care. I need a hug.
i don’t know about the whole hug thing, why don’t we start with you kissing my arse then maybe one day we can move up to a hug
So KB dislikes Jews and psychoanalysis?
I don’t think this relationship is going to work…
Your list of Kinky’s dislikes is missing Reality
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“Anarchy and apathy battle it out on @ndy’s blog” – so what has that got to do with the CEC?
“A PARTY contesting the federal election believes a painting hanging in the National Gallery is undermining our collective ability to think straight.”
No, not “a painting”, but postmodernism – including postmodern art – is *part of* what’s eating *your* mind @ndy.
What’s anti-Semitic about the CEC @ndy? Quotes please.
Oh, and why “LaRouche cult”?
What is a cult? Is it any group who espouses ideas that you disagree with or don’t understand, regardless of how little research you’ve done?
Did Socrates and his students form a cult? “Oh, so now he’s comparing LaRouche with Socrates!” Not quite – just a question regarding your understanding of the word “cult” which you bandy about as though you’re a member of a let’s-bandy-the-word-“cult”-about-indiscriminately cult.
Got it! @ndy’s in the anti-LaRouche cult. Ah, that explains everything.
Sean Sean Sean,
I maintain that CEC is the local branch of the US-based LaRouchite cult. The reasons for this are provided, in part, in the link which occurs in the first sentence of the post, a collection of articles published by PublicEye under the title ‘Lyndon LaRouche: Fascist Demagogue’. Infos on anti-Semitism is detailed by Chip Berlet in the following essay:
Regarding the question ‘What is a cult?’:
“Is it any group who [sic] espouses ideas that you disagree with or don’t understand, regardless of how little research you’ve done?”
“Did Socrates and his students form a cult?”
No. At least, afaik. Little is known about Socrates. That said:
Generally speaking, the term is used in reference to religious organisations. Thus the Oxford:
The term is derived from the Latin cultus (worship).
Obviously, the term can be extended to secular or in this case political organisations. One example: On the Edge: Political Cults Right and Left, Dennis Tourish & Tim Wohlforth, M. E. Sharpe, 2000, esp. Chapter Five, ‘The Travels of Lyndon LaRouche’.
Postmodernism is eating my mind? Huh — I never knew.
regardless of whether CEC is a cult or not, you’re a fucking idiot if you pay attention to any of the gibberish spewed out of Lyndon LaRouche’s mouth. Beatles a project of the british psychological warfare department? Give me a break
You take the plane; I’ll take the bus.
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