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The "Dark Triad of personality": Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy.
The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) test
A number of mind-controlling cult leaders may exhibit many of the behavioral characteristics of a sociopath--an outstanding ability to charm and seduce followers. Since they appear apparently normal, they are not easily recognizable as deviant or disturbed. Although only a trained professional can make a diagnosis of whether or not someone is a sociopath, it is important to be able to recognize the personality type in order to avoid further abuse. These traits also apply to a one-on-one cultic relationship. (*)
Further read: PAWNS OF HIS GRANDIOSITY:Psychological and Social Control in the Lyndon LaRouche Cult by Molly Hammett Kronberg at lyndonlarouchewatch.org
07-07-2007, 10:10 PM
LaRouche and condolences don't mesh. For him to have sent condolences to Jeremiah's parents might have seemed (to LaRouche) to suggest that he had something to do with it, or needed to care about it. It is LaRouche's complete lack of humanity which has betrayed him, time and again.
My information is that the ONLY reason Lyn wrote "condolences" to Molly Kronberg about Ken Kronberg's death is that he was getting extreme pressure from members in Leesburg to do so--including emails, etc.--and including from "ordinary" members.
Of course, he waited many many days to send anything--this for someone who had been in the organization 35 years and was well known to him personally--and when he did send his "condolences" to Kronberg's wife, the letter he wrote was positively frightful. Just nuts. Said basically Ken Kronberg's importance was that he worked for me, and you need to realize that.
Nothing about sorry for your loss, he was a great guy, he did great work for us, here's a gold watch--nada.
It was pathological, and even more pathological was that the cult was so proud of it they then printed it in the morning briefing and finally in the EIR! Obviously not realizing that it just showed what a cold, heartless, inhuman narcissist LaRouche is.
LaRouche tends to save his eloquence-in-death for people he doesn't know from Adam, like Indira Gandhi and Krafft Ehricke and John Paul I (read that memorial from the 1970s--amazing). Source: FACTNET.ORG FORUM: LaRouche Continued - Page 3
"MR. ROBINSON: (...) In this case as I think in any case it's important for the Court to look at the defendant's remorse and the defendant's acceptance of responsibility. I think what we have seen here this morning as we saw throughout the case, was in particular Mr. LaRouche's absolute inability to accept his responsibility for what took place here, his absolute inability to show anything like remorse." Source: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LYNDON LaROUCHE, et al- Alexandria, Va., 1988-1992|
10-08-2008, 07:45 PM
Living in LaRoLand
Localgreek--Lyn lives on a farm--not really a farm, but once was--a large spread of land called Windy Hill in Round Hill, Va. A map could be made available, but would no doubt result in what's left of Security shooting all of us.
The house is a nice old house, not as elegant as Ibykus, and not as big, but of the gracious country home type.
His "Security Staff" is run by Rick Magraw, of whom the less said the better. "Security" people and other enthusiasts do his cooking--there's a cook shift, to make sure the old boy gets his meals. Among his more adoring cooks is Barbara Boyd of Legal and other "investigative" pursuits (Babs is also the lady who nursemaids the LYM, paying their bills out of LPAC, of which she's the treasurer, and shepherding them to doctors, shrinks--think Ned Rosinsky, and the like--in other words, Babs is right up there in preserving the cult). She cooks for him on Sundays, I believe, and thereby maintains her status in the frog pond and drops a word in his ear.
There have been numerous other cooks over the years, some of them still active, but out of the kindness of my heart, I will not name them.
Lyn used to do his own laundry, or at least some of it, for reasons which I am embarrassed to mention.
This small inner core drives him around to doctors and whatnot, and to DC for his webcasts....
They buy his clothes, pay for his haircuts, buy his wine (some hilarious testimony on that score during Lyn's infamous deposition in the NBC case, some of which may be on laroucheplanet). This is the domain Rick Magraw oversees. I believe XLCR in the past has posted info about the bank account/corporation (based in Philly, as I recall) that Rick runs to pay for Lyn's lifestyle.
The guy hasn't done a thing for himself in decades, hasn't been out of doors without a "security" guard since 1974, hasn't lived without "security" in "his" house since 1974, and hasn't earned a paycheck since the late 1950s/early 1960s--if ever.
His entire life is vicarious and parasitical in the extreme. His sole pleasure comes in yelling at people, ranting and raving, either in print or to the small circle of zealots who sit at his feet.
Well, as Lyn would say, "It's a great life, such as it is."
Larouche: "In all, I am going to make you organizers - by tasking your bedrooms away from you until you make the step to being effective organizers. What I shall do is to expose to you the cruel fact of your sexual impotence, male and female, in such terms that you can not deny this to yourselves. I shall show you that your pathetic impotence in your sexual life is a mere aspect of the same impotence you experience in political work — such that you will know that you can not cure the one without solving the other. I will take away from you all hope that you can flee the terrors of politics to the safety of "personal life". I shall do this by showing to you that your frightened personal sexual life contains for you such terrors as the outside world could never offer you. I will thus destroy your rabbit-holes, mental as well as physical. I shall destroy your sense of safety in the place to which you ordinarily imagine you can flee. I shall not pull you back from fleeing, but rather destroy the place to which you would attempt to flee." From THE POLITICS OP MALE 'IMPOTENCE'
Further read The Humanist Mode Of World Leadership
02-21-2011, 03:37 AM
Originally Posted by Hermyle-oid
Only recently did people find out how Lyn used to beat up Carol White. There is probably someone who knows what happened in 1952-53. His great "mental breakthrough" then was that he decided not to kill himself.
He was probably in a mental hospital at some point. When you read all of LaRouche's crazy ranting about rats, sex with pigs, beetles with giant penises, and the rest it's obvious he was always a very sick person.
The delusion that LaRouche is some kind of philosopher and economist is an attempt to cover over feelings of self-disgust and impotent rage. Just like with some of his followers, it's pretty obvious. The ones who've posted here are examples.
Carol only said that he hit her once when she mentioned homosexuality and he sort of freaked out. It is in an appendix to Smiling Man. As far as I know there is zero evidence that he was a serial wife beater or that he had a mental breakdown in 1952-53, much less that he was hospitalized.
LaRouche's former common-law wife Carol also recalled:
Lyn was an abusive "husband" to me for sure. His specialty was giving me a black eye. [One] occasion I remember kind of vividly was when I innocently remarked that I could see how for men jailed for long periods of time, homosexuality could constitute a human relationship in an awful environment.
Clearly there was something that both fascinated and terrified LaRouche about homosexuality on a very deep level.
From “THINK DOWN YOUR COLON” – APPENDIX TO THE CHRIS WHITE AFFAIR
(*) The comments in this test were originally compiled and posted by Exit & Support Network™ in March 2000.
When properly completed by a qualified professional, the PCL-R provides a total score that indicates how closely the test subject matches the "perfect" score that a classic or prototypical psychopath would rate. Each of the twenty items is given a score of 0, 1, or 2 based on how well it applies to the subject being tested. A prototypical psychopath would receive a maximum score of 40, while someone with absolutely no psychopathic traits or tendencies would receive a score of zero. A score of 30 or above qualifies a person for a diagnosis of psychopathy. People with no criminal backgrounds normally score around 5. Many non-psychopathic criminal offenders score around 22.
Hare Psychopathy Checklist at minddisorders.com (Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders)
This "Hare Test" is only for screening purpose and in no way replaces a proper diagnosis.