"Guatemala and Brazil: Indigenism Wielded to Impose Limited Sovereignty," Chap. 11 of The Plot to Annihilate the Armed Forces and the Nations of Ibero-America, EIR News Service, Inc., 1994. This book was finished prior to the Jan. 1994 Chiapas uprising and was widely circulated over the next few years among Mexican military officers. Chapter 11 is filled with artfully worded racist descriptions of indigenous peoples in Central America and the Amazon basin. Claims the Maya represent a "failed" civilization that was "saved" from the consequences of its failure by the arrival of the enlightened Conquistadores. Suggests (shades of Mein Kampf) that the ungrateful wretches are now plotting to stab the nation-states of the region in the back and dismember them. Says that some Mayan leaders today are also attempting to promote a "bestial concept of 'Indian religion.'" Calls Brazil's Yanomami reserve a "zoo," and expresses indignation that a British museum with the backing of the Human Genome Organization intends to preserve frozen samples of the tribe's gene pool. The key question is: Did this book help de-humanize indigenous people in the minds of Mexican military officers so they would be more inclined to look the other way while the Chiapas paramilitaries engaged in murders, rapes and massacres?
"The Positive Role of the Armed Forces," Resumen Ejecutivo interview with LaRouche, reprinted as Chap. 17 of the The Plot.
LaRouche claims that although communism has collapsed in Russia, it is still dangerous in a new Latin American form. Cites Nobel peace prize winner Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala. Says she's "a woman from hell," representing "Aztec fundamentalism," which is "Satan's mother's communism." Says there is "no aspect of a Nazi culture which was as evil as the Aztecs" (emphasis added). Claims that anyone who warns instead against the "authoritarian personality" (i.e. military rulers) is a "satanic communist" who aims to "eliminate reason." Says most of the atrocities in El Salvador and Guatemala were committed by the guerrillas, not the government armies, and that U.S. courts should not hear lawsuits by civilian victims against Latin American militaries. Says that the legimacy of governments flows not from the will of the people but from "natural law." E.g., "For a violation of natural law, you don't need a majority opinion....You have to enforce it." And: If you say "everything is just a matter of opinion, a matter of democracy, you deny the very idea of legitimacy." And: "The military is an instrument of legitimacy of the state" led by an officers' corps committed "to the defense and promotion of the best interests of the nation, not only in an ordinary military way, but in every way..."
"What Is Democracy?", 1991 interview with LaRouche in Brazilian newspaper, reprinted as Chap. 18 of The Plot. A slightly more restrained version of the ideas on government in Chap. 17. Says "democracy is not good. The idea that the simple will of a majority...ought to rule a nation, is the most dangerous and evil idea ever conceived." Warns against a "mass outpouring of voting." Says that we need, instead of a democracy, a "democratic republic" based on "natural law." Says that "majorities are not to be trusted, as history shows. You can't trust the majority of American citizens these day." (This is a reference apparently to the election of George Herbert Bush--the very candidate for whom the LaRouchians performed dirty tricks and whom they only turned against when he would not intervene to pardon LaRouche after the latter was sentenced to prison for loan fraud.) Says "we must have truly sovereign republics, and we must oppose all those who counterpose democracy the way Bush does, to democracy" (in other words, the U.S. should stop pressuring the militaries of Latin America to ease up on their traditional brutality).
"The Common Good vs. Democracy," Helga Zepp-LaRouche, speech at founding convention of the Movement of Ibero-American Solidarity (1992), reprinted as Chap. 19 of The Plot. Announces that "oligarchism [she means the Jews--DK] and all the institutions of the Versailles system have to be destroyed and replaced by institutions representing the interests of the human race." Says that "democracy has failed" because it has "no truth-seeking principle" and that the "world coalition" around Lyndon LaRouche's program "is rapidly growing."