Beyond Common Sense - Psycho-Politics In Australia
Don Veitch B.Comm., B. Arts, Dip.Ed. the author is a graduate
First printed in Australia December 1994.
PDF downloadable HERE (407 Kb.)
This series of FactNet posts features an exhaustive summary of a rare book by a former leading member of the LaRouche operation in Australia named Don Veitch. Veitch shows in great detail the way the organization functioned as a cult and, in particular, the way LaRouche's early 1970s “Beyond Psychoanalysis” texts were used in the late 1980s and 1990s to organize the Australian group as a cult. Veitch also highlights the role played by Al Douglas, the “American controller” of the LaRouche operation in Australia which operated as the Citizens Electoral Council.
The overwhelming number of posts are by “Hylozoic Hedgehog” since HH summarizes the Veitch book in detail. However, this series of posts also includes the text from an article from the British journal Searchlight as well as a brief memoir by a former leading member of the Australian CEC. It also includes some mention of Robert Pash, a strange Australian supporter of Libya with whom the LaRouche group maintained ties with in the late 1980s.
A few of the texts have been lightly edited to exclude some extraneous discussions. The texts in their original form are, of course, available on FactNet.