Statement to be presented by Erica Duggan to the Meeting in Wiesbaden Crown
Plaza Hotel on the 27th March 2009 the anniversary of six years since
our beloved son Jeremiah died.
Six years ago
we received the most terrible news that changed our lives
forever: That was the news that our son Jeremiah was dead.
That same day in the early hours of the morning I had received a phone call from Jeremiah. He sounded so terrified
that I knew immediately that his life was at stake. He told
me he was frightened, that he wanted to get away from people
with the LaRouche network and he told me he was
From that day
until now and it has been six long years I have gone on a
terrible journey discovering things I never knew anything
about before. This has been all in an attempt to
find out what
happened to Jeremiah. Jeremiah
was greatly loved by his friends, by his sisters and by his
family and no one could account for how such a positive young
man who showed such zest and enthusiasm for what life had
to offer should die in a foreign country with people he hardly
knew and that the view should be by these same people that
this was suicide!
No one could understand how it was that these
same people fled the country the moment we arrived in Germany. These same people told lies about him and about
me and refused to speak to us. Also we knew nothing about
sects, about coded anti-Semitism and about how a group can
use deception to such an extent that they even believe their
own lies and create a terrifying unreal world peopled by figments
of their imagination to terrify themselves and other people
into fraudulent conspiracies of horror and devastation. The
leader a convicted fraudster knows how to manipulate peer
group pressure to continue the belief in a fantasy world controlled
by a conspiracy of evil people who are trying to destroy the
world. Anyone who dares to
leave is responsible for the destruction that may befall the
world while LaRouche himself disseminates a belief in fictitious
enemies trying to harm the organization. For example I am
portrayed as some sort of pawn manipulated by the powerful
enemies of Bush, Blair and Cheney when these people probably
have never even heard of me! The rest of the world is portrayed
as something threatening and wrong and only the LaRouche truth
being the real truth.
I knew nothing
about the destructive methods, the frauds and the lies of
the LaRouche group but I do believe that there are many people
in Germany and France who did know but had chosen the easy
path of saying: this is a small group, it’s not
dangerous, it’s just a joke etc. That way they do not
have to do anything. Not care and just let them carry on –
reformulate – pretend they are part of some sort of high culture
music groups, poetry groups and This
smokescreen is erected and may well make the older
members feel they were part of something of value but there
is no hiding the truth that their High Culture Groups like
the Schiller Institute have as their foundations
subscribe to a form of coded anti-Semitism which is more dangerous
because it seeks to deceive and mask what they really are.
This for me is what is so shocking because I believe my son
got a sense of this when he wrote his last words in his notes
which he heard during the conference: “Jewish leads to Bush
leads to Cheney leads to fascism.
Why is our son
dead ? He
is dead because people have turned away. They have avoided
what they do not want to face. This group may be big or small
growing or not growing but it exercises an influence over
people’s lives and over the ideas that go out into the world.
It is a betrayal of all the good Germans who never want to
repeat the mistakes of the past.
We are here
today to look at their ideas and how they influence people.
We are not here to examine who killed Jeremiah. That is the
duty of the police and I hope no matter how long it takes
the good people of Germany and the Justice system will ensure one day that
I know that
my son would be alive today if he had not come to Wiesbaden. He would be alive today if people in the past
had the courage to stand up and be counted. He would be alive
today if families who know what harm this sect has done to
their children had possessed the courage to STAND UP TO BULLIES.
I believe that Helga and Lyndon LaRouche are bullies and have
intimidated people for years in order to continue their capturing
of young lives.
Fathers devote their lives and their time into loving and
caring for their children. What right do these leaders have
to enslave our children and trap them into a form of modern
day slavery where their lives are so wasted!
We need to understand
more about the process of subjugation and the sophisticated
techniques of influencing young and idealist young people.
And more important than anything is that if we had
answers as to why Jeremiah died here in this place in Hessen
we may know what really was behind his death. What caused
it whether psychological or physical assault on his person.
If we knew why Jeremiah died we would know about the
dangers for all young people by political sects like the Lyndon
LaRouche youth movement.
The fact that
for 6 years the authorities have brushed this death under
the carpet and the fact that the present Prosecutor describes
me in a letter which she asked the British Foreign Office
to actually show me and stated “Erica Duggan ….is just a mother who cannot
accept the suicide of her son “
This shows you how limited is her present understanding
of the fundamental question. WHY DID JEREMIAH DIE?
I feel sure
that with more time she will learn more about mothers and
about humanity but if she does not then it is a very sad day
Why should the
German Prosecutor think that any good mother should not if
she loved her child not want to find out what happened to
her son? Especially when all the indications were that Jeremiah
was trying to stay alive and not end his life? Why should
the German Prosecutor consistently claim that they did not
have to investigate because it was suicide and in the same
breath state they thoroughly investigate?
I call on the
concerned people in this town to raise
as many questions as you can about the circumstances of my
son’s death and to ask what is this youth movement really
about? What harm does the LaRouche group do to young people?
The LaRouche group tell our children that their families,
their education – basically our democratic state just lies
to them and brainwashes them and unless they change their
identity and their allegiances they will be responsible for
allowing a nuclear holocaust to descend upon the world and
destroy life as we know it forever.
This is a
threat to the democratic state and why does such a group be
tolerated in modern day Germany? Why does Hessen allow a convicted criminal to
suppress young people and cut them off from all their families?
It is here in
Wiesbaden that young people are drawn from all over the world . I have letters from families in Canada, Australia, France, USA, Britain and they tell all the same story. It is here that
young people from Australia, Canada, the Americas, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain Canada and Britain come to be trained to be world revolutionaries
by Lyndon and Helga LaRouche.
IT is from here
that literature is dispersed worldwide from the EIR offices
in Erbenheim. These ideas are based on anti-Semitic conspiracy
theories. The recruits are enslaved and they lose all freedom
of mind so that they even fail to detect the anti-Semitism
and the cultlike qualities of the
Even after my
son died young people are fed a diet of lies about him from
the LaRouche leadership in order to continue the enslavement
I come today
to Wiesbaden to appeal to the good people of this
town to honour my son’s memory and work
with us to find a way
to prevent more harm
being done. Dr Matthew Feldman will speak on how to combat all forms of prejudice and organized
anti-Semitism particularly the most dangerous sort of all
that which is masked and coded.