H/T Gregory Cochran
I knew the “Bill Gates is planning to chip us” conspiracy theory sounded familiar for some reason. I couldn’t put my finger on it until a few minutes ago.
“Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. and his political camp followers have taken up a new cause. They are out to make prejudice against AIDS victims respectable. If California voters approve a LaRouche-sponsored initiative that is to appear on the November ballot, doctors and public health authorities fear they will be forced to begin mass testing for AIDS and, worse yet, quarantine all Californians who have been exposed to AIDS.
In Mr. LaRouche’s fantastical view of the world – a world where Walter F. Mondale is a Soviet agent and the Queen of England pushes drugs -AIDS has become the No. 1 menace. According to the LaRouche scenario, AIDS is a plot by the ”Soviet war machine” to conquer America – or else a plot by the International Monetary Fund to wipe out the ”excess eaters” from starving Africa. …”
“Lyndon LaRouche, the political extremist running for President as a Democrat, said on network television tonight that the AIDS virus was transmitted much like any other virus, including through casual contact, and that most medical warnings about how it is spread are ”an outright lie.” Mr. LaRouche spoke on a 30-minute taped program televised nationally on CBS, from which his campaign bought air time. The candidate spent most of the program discussing what he said was a coming economic collapse and the regulatory and monetary steps he would take as President. …”
“Mr. LaRouche drew headlines for his more outrageous claims — that England’s Queen Elizabeth II was a drug trafficker and that the International Monetary Fund created and spread the AIDS virus. He also said the CIA, the KGB and British intelligence officials were plotting to assassinate him, according to a 1985 Washington Post profile that included interviews with followers. …”
“WASHINGTON (AP) Political extremist Lyndon LaRouche said on network television Thursday that the deadly AIDS virus is transmitted much like any other virus and that most medical warnings about how it is spread are “an outright lie.”
“All the talk about safe sex is simply a propaganda stunt, part of the effort of our government to stop you from demanding that governments spend the amounts of money which must be spent to bring this epidemic under control,” LaRouche said.
A frequent fringe candidate for president who is running again this year as a Democrat, LaRouche spoke on a 30-minute taped television program aired nationally on the CBS network. LaRouche’s campaign paid $250,000 to air the program, spokeswoman Dana Scanlon said.
LaRouche spent most of the program discussing what he said was a coming economic collapse and the regulatory and monetary steps he would take as president.
He said AIDS is “the most deadly pandemic ever to threaten mankind.” LaRouche, who has contended previously that AIDS is spread by mosquitos, compared its incidence in Africa to that of malaria epidemics.
“You’ve been told AIDS is a venereal disease,” he said. “I’ve been working with a wide range of the world’s experts in the past 4 years and I tell you without quibbling that what most of what you heard from official sources is an outright lie.
An announcer who hosted the LaRouche program but was not identified said LaRouche was “hated and feared by the political establishment almost as much as he is hated by the men in Moscow.” …”
LaRouche, who defies traditional political labels, espouses eccentric views of global conspiracies involving prominent people. Among them, he contends that the Queen of England and the royal family are involved in drug trafficking. …”
Lyndon LaRouche seized on HIV to promote the idea that the CIA, NIH, CDC, the WHO, Soviet Union, the Queen of England, Prince Philip and the IMF were part of a global conspiracy that had created and were hiding the truth about AIDS to wipe out black people in Africa to reduce the population of the planet.
Note: Skip ahead to 14:00.