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Program No. 541
LaRouche Rome TV Debate: Peace Through Development

From Nov. 20-24, Lyndon LaRouche was in Rome, Italy, to address a number of meetings with members of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, and to participate in a televised debate on his ideas.

On Nov. 22, Mr. LaRouche was the main guest in a television debate on the theme, "Peace Through Development," on the weekly program "Incontri con…" (Meetings With…), broadcast live from Rome by Teleambiente. Host Giuseppe Vecchio introduced the four speakers: Lyndon LaRouche, economist and philosopher; Prof. Roberto Panizza, economist and professor of international economics at Turin University; Dr. Nino Galloni, director of the Italian Labor Ministry; and Father Ulisse Frascali, president of the Foundation Nuovo Villaggio del Fanciullo in Ravenna. Host Vecchio introduced LaRouche as a special guest, saying, "Mr. LaRouche has been promoting a New Bretton Woods system for years, to replace the present, bankrupt, IMF system, and to create a just world economic order, which promotes the realization of infrastructural projects, such as the Eurasian Land-Bridge, allowing peace through development." Host Vecchio proceeded to ask Mr. LaRouche to explain his assessment of the present world economic crisis, and how to get out of it.

When asked by host Vecchio what he thought about LaRouche’s call for an urgent financial reorganization, Prof. Panizza (one of the Italian economists involved in preparing the proposal for debt relief for poor countries in the Jubilee Year promoted by Pope John Paul II and the Italian Catholic Bishops Conference, and approved by the Italian Parliament in July 2000) replied "I fully agree with everything LaRouche said, and I am always amazed to see how his ideas fully coincide with mine. I think such a financial reorganization would be much more effective in stopping international terrorism than bombing Afghanistan, since the main support to terrorism does not come from Afghanistan, but from financial interests involved in the drug trade and financial speculation worldwide, as LaRouche said."

Dr. Galloni then emphasized the importance of what Mr. LaRouche had said about the phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Bush on Sept. 11, which averted a serious international crisis. Dr. Galloni also endorsed LaRouche’s proposal for Third World development, as the only solution, not only to poverty and destabilization, but also to the economic crisis in the developed countries, including Europe, which depends largely on export markets.

Father Frascali added to the discussion the social experience of a priest, who is working daily with the "forgotten man," those children and adults who are the first victims of what he called a "rush to success an riches," forgetting social values.

Responding to host Vecchio’s query concerning American economic thinking, and John Maynard Keynes, LaRouche explained that many people in Europe tend to concentrate on Keynes, when they debate free-market economics, as opposed to other schools in economics, while the American school of economics actually goes back to President Lincoln.

Economist Panizza underlined the importance of what LaRouche said, regarding the three "American System" economists—Alexander Hamilton, Friedrich List, and Henry Carey—given the demonstrated failure of present economic theories in facing the world financial crisis.

The one-hour debate ended with the announcement of several future broadcasts on economics, with Prof. Panizza and Dr. Galloni as permanent guests. Many viewers called into Teleambiente to congratulate LaRouche and the other speakers for their courage to openly discuss such important matters, normally avoided on TV.

Simultaneous translation of the Italian speakers is provided by Umberto Pascali.

Release Date: January 2, 2002

Program No. 542
LaRouche Delhi Seminar:
A New Monetary System

After an absence of 18 years, Lyndon LaRouche and his wife Helga Zepp-LaRouche returned to India. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, they met with several high-ranking Indian leaders, including two former Prime Ministers, Chandra Shekhar and I.K. Gujral; and leading officials of the present government of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. On Dec. 5, India’s President, K.R. Narayanan received Mr. And Mrs. LaRouche.

On Dec. 3, Mr. LaRouche keynoted a seminar at the India International Center in Delhi, sponsored by Executive Intelligence Review magazine. The invitation-only session was attended by 35 persons, among them former national cabinet ministers, high-level economic advisers, key intellectuals, and selected journalists. This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features Mr. LaRouche’s presentation, entitled "Growing Global Crisis: The World Needs a New Monetary System."

Opening the seminar, Prof. Devendra Kaushik, former chairman of the Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, and present chairman of Maulana Azad Institute of Asian Studies in Calcutta, called Mr. LaRouche "one of the most powerful thinkers of our time, for whom economics is not a subject of money and finances, but a commitment to the General Welfare and the Common Good."

In his presentation, Mr. LaRouche stressed the importance of learning real history, in particular learning from the fight to create the sovereign nation-state, the key achievement of the European Renaissance in the 15th Century. He then discussed the "American system of political-economy," and its impact in Europe, Japan, China, and Russia during the 19th Century. The key achievement was the building of railway systems, such as the Trans-Siberian, as the basis for inland economic development. It was to counter this, that British geopolitics was founded, he said.

This approach to economics demands a new approach to education, Mr. LaRouche continued, based on re-creating the crucial discoveries made in history—a vital issue for India, with its huge population and problem of under-development and poverty. India must emphasize infrastructure, water management and power supply, with the nuclear high-temperature reactor as the appropriate technology for power generation. Public credit is required for investment in new industrial technologies, and machine tool investments. All this requires long-term thinking: "No government is thinking, unless it thinks 25 years ahead. We must choose the road for the future. Think like a parent, who fosters the development a child for the future."

In his closing remarks, Mr. LaRouche emphasized that "the present global financial system is finished," and must be superseded by a "New Bretton Woods" reorganization. The Eurasian Land-Bridge is the right development perspective. The nations of East and Southeast Asia need a rapid infusion of technology, based on long-term credit at low interest rates for great infrastructure projects, and with Russia serving as transmission belt. We can bring the nations into the new system. If we fail, "we are headed for a new dark age."

Release Date: January 9, 2002

Program No. 543
Dialogue with LaRouche: Delhi Seminar

Jeffrey Steinberg, counterintelligence editor for Executive Intelligence Review magazine opens with an announcement of an upcoming international webcast, entitled "Continue the American Revolution," to be held on January 24, which will feature Lyndon LaRouche, whose presentation and subsequent discussion will focus on the world crisis, and how to solve it.

Typifying the situation in Europe and the U.S., where more and more voices are echoing what Mr. LaRouche has been saying regarding the events of September 11, 2001, Mr. Steinberg then briefs viewers on statements made recently by Andreas von Buelow, former German Minister of Technology; and Brig. Dr. Mahmoud Khalaf, an Egyptian strategic analyst, fellow of the Nasr Higher Military Academy, and a member of the Scientific Association of the U.S. Army. Mr. von Buelow’s remarks appear in an interview published in the Berlin Tagesspiegel daily newspaper of Jan. 13. Dr. Khalaf’s remarks appear in a presentation he made at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Cairo on Dec. 5.

On Dec. 3, Mr. LaRouche keynoted a seminar at the India International Center in Delhi, sponsored by Executive Intelligence Review magazine. The invitation-only session was attended by 35 persons, among them former national cabinet ministers, high-level economic advisers, key intellectuals, and selected journalists.

Following Mr. LaRouche’s keynote, Helga Zepp-LaRouche appealed to the Indian elite to recognize that a renewed effort has to be made by the planners of India to internalize the idea of Eurasian infrastructural integration, because the moment of crisis is coming very soon. "If people have the right conception, then this crisis can be used to put the new world economic order, based on the Eurasian Land-Bridge, back on the agenda, and to realize it." Her short remarks are featured here.

Concluding the program, is part of the extensive discussion session from that Delhi seminar, featuring Mr. LaRouche. Participating in the discussion session, among others, were the following persons:

  • Prof. Devendra Kaushik, former chairman of the Center for Russian, East European, and Central
  • Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and present chairman of the Maulana Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta.
  • Dr. Nirupa Sen, correspondent for Current Science.
  • Vinod Seghal, former Indian military attaché to France.
  • J.C. Kapur, publisher of the magazine World Affairs, and owner of the Kapur Solar Farm.
  • Chandrajit Yadav, former Union minister and former Member of Parliament.
  • Dr. Padma Seth, member of the National Women’s Commission.
  • Prof. Arjun Sengupta, School of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University; former economic adviser to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi; former adviser to International Monetary Fund Managing Director Michel Camdessus.

Release Date: January 16, 2002 

Program No. 544
Dialogue with LaRouche: Berlin Seminar

In March of 2001, a distinguished international group of economists joined with Lyndon LaRouche at an EIR seminar in Berlin, Germany to call for a New Bretton Woods financial reorganization, to replace the current hopelessly bankrupt system. One hundred twenty-five economists, diplomats, politicians, and media representatives from Germany and other European countries re-convened in that city on Nov. 5, for a seminar titled "What Can Be Done In the Face of a Financial Meltdown?"

In the intervening eight months from March to November, over 2 million workers had lost their jobs in the U.S. and Western Europe alone. The ritualized interest-rate cuts by Alan Greenspan’s Federal Reserve, the corporate bailouts, the fiscal belt-tightening, the stimulus packages—none of this has helped, and it cannot help. The Depression is here—and it has nothing to do with the events of Sept. 11. The solution, however, is clear now, just as it was last March.

This week’s edition features the discussion session with Lyndon LaRouche from that Nov. 5 EIR seminar. In that discussion, Mr. LaRouche addresses the following issues:

  • The September 11 attacks: A coup run by a trans-Atlantic cabal, on the ideas of Zbigniew Brzezinski and his ilk, who are determined to trigger a clash of civilizations. "The question is not how to fight this war, but how to prevent it."
  • The world-wide financial/economic crash: "Over the past 2 million years, Man has been able to survive, and even prosper, when most institutions, and most populations stick and are morally depraved, because of the Sublime."

Release Date: January 23, 2002

Program No. 545
Lyndon LaRouche: And Now, A Year Later

Addressing an overflow crowd at a hotel in Washington, DC, and a gathering in New York City, Lyndon LaRouche issued a moral challenge on January 24 to U.S. and world leaders, to step forward with him in a life-or-death battle to save civilization. Mr. LaRouche spoke from Frankfurt, Germany in an interactive video teleconference, which was also webcast live to an international audience.

In the face of both a systemic financial breakdown crisis, and a threat of world empire by the fascist gang around former Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and Harvard political scientist and global strategist Samuel Huntington which inspired an attempted coup d’Etat on Sept. 11, Mr. LaRouche said the world desperately needs leadership which will face reality, and act to support the establishment of a community of principle among sovereign nations, to restore economic growth.

Mr. LaRouche first established for his audience the fundamental reality of the world monetary-financial system. "Despite all efforts at denial, there is no way that any present mode of IMF policy can prevent a disintegration of Argentina." But that’s not the only crisis. There’s Japan, Eastern Europe, and a looming disaster in the European Union as well.

As for the solution: "The remedy for a collapse is not to cut, cut, cut. The remedy is not to cut credit. It is rather to increase credit, especially state credit, but to channel it, under strict regulation, and strict conditionalities, to ensure that the credit goes into no place but increase of production, and other useful things—such as more employment in infrastructure reactivating idle capacity of industry, meeting obligations in health care, meeting pension obligations, meeting other obligations which are essential for the political and social stability of society, as well as the basis of the recovery."

There is a crisis of leadership, however, in Europe and the Americas. No one is willing to deliver the solutions. LaRouche: "We have people in this country who could be part of the solution, including seasoned political figures, if they were brought together as a force. But we don’t have them together at this time, and one of the things I’m trying to do today, is to shame them into moving in that direction. Step forward, and begin to show the kind of leadership this country needs for this crisis. Bypass the two parties. Just give some leadership outside the two-party framework, and then come back and reorganize the party system on the basis of a show of leadership, by showing a leadership which can rally the American people…"

Mr. LaRouche pledged to head this fight, and recommended his record of unparalleled accuracy in forecasting, in support of his qualifications for leadership. "I can promise you that I am committed to not an empire, but to what some people call a [multi]-polar world: a community of principle among perfectly sovereign nation-states, which I think is the only way this planet can be managed. And I can promise you that I’ll fight now, and I’ll fight until I die. I will not quit."

Release Date: January 30, 2002

Program No. 546
LaRouche International Webcast: Jan. 24, 2002

In the face of both a systemic financial breakdown crisis, and a threat of world empire by the fascist gang around former Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and Harvard political scientist and global strategist Samuel Huntington which inspired an attempted coup d’Etat on Sept. 11, the world desperately needs leadership which will face reality, and act to support the establishment of a community of principle among sovereign nations, to restore economic growth.

This week’s program features an address by Lyndon LaRouche to an overflow crowd at a hotel in Washington, DC, and a gathering in New York City, in which he issued a moral challenge to U.S. and world leaders, to step forward with him in a life-or-death battle to save civilization. Mr. LaRouche spoke on Jan. 24, from Frankfurt, Germany in an interactive video teleconference, which was also webcast live to an international audience.

Establishing for his audience the fundamental reality of the world monetary-financial system, Mr. LaRouche said, that "Despite all efforts at denial, there is no way that any present mode of IMF policy can prevent a disintegration of Argentina." But that’s not the only crisis. There’s Japan, Eastern Europe, and a looming disaster in the European Union as well.

The solution? "The remedy for a collapse is not to cut, cut, cut. The remedy is not to cut credit. It is rather to increase credit, especially state credit, but to channel it, under strict regulation, and strict conditionalities, to ensure that the credit goes into no place but increase of production, and other useful things—such as more employment in infrastructure reactivating idle capacity of industry, meeting obligations in health care, meeting pension obligations, meeting other obligations which are essential for the political and social stability of society, as well as the basis of the recovery."

With no one willing to delivery the solutions, however, there is a crisis leadership in Europe and the Americas. "We have people in this country who could be part of the solution, including seasoned political figures, if they were brought together as a force. But we don’t have them together at this time, and one of the things I’m trying to do today, is to shame them into moving in that direction. Step forward, and begin to show the kind of leadership this country needs for this crisis. Bypass the two parties. Just give some leadership outside the two-party framework, and then come back and reorganize the party system on the basis of a show of leadership, by showing a leadership which can rally the American people…"

Standing on his record of unparalleled accuracy in forecasting, in support of his qualifications for leadership, Mr. LaRouche pledged to lead the fight. "I can promise you that I am committed to not an empire, but to what some people call a [multi]-polar world: a community of principle among perfectly sovereign nation-states, which I think is the only way this planet can be managed. And I can promise you that I’ll fight now, and I’ll fight until I die. I will not quit."

Release Date: February 5, 2002

Program No. 547
Dialogue with LaRouche:
Jan. 24, 2002 Webcast

In the face of both a systemic financial breakdown crisis, and a threat of world empire by the fascist gang around former Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and Harvard political scientist and global strategist Samuel Huntington which inspired an attempted coup d’Etat on Sept. 11, the world desperately needs leadership which will face reality, and act to support the establishment of a community of principle among sovereign nations, to restore economic growth.

On January 24, 2002, Lyndon LaRouche addressed overflow crowd at a hotel in Washington, DC, and a gathering in New York City, in which he issued a moral challenge to U.S. and world leaders, to step forward with him in a life-or-death battle to save civilization. Mr. LaRouche spoke from Frankfurt, Germany in an interactive video teleconference, which was also webcast live to an international audience. This week’s program features a portion of the discussion period following his address, entitled "Now, A Year Later."

  • From a former member of the Clinton Administration: "Shortly after President Clinton began a discussion of a new financial architecture, his Presidency was destabilized. Was the apparatus that you’ve identified as behind the ongoing coup d’Etat against the [Bush] Presidency, the same apparatus that was involved in the assault on the Clinton Presidency?"
  • From a Pakistani journalist from Lahore:
  • From the editor of a Pakistani weekly newspaper: "Mr. LaRouche, would you comment on the role of the American Taliban, John Walker, who fought in Afghanistan?"
  • From Wall Street: "Mr. LaRouche, today Alan Greenspan said that the U.S. economy is no longer in decline…. Is the economy on the mend? Is Alan Greenspan lying? Or is he incompetent? Or both?"
  • From Prof. Mohammed Selim, in Egypt: "How do you assess the situation in the Middle East, from the angle of the American administration? What could be done, in order to prevent the eventual collapse of the political situation in the Middle East?"

Release Date: February 14, 2002

Program No. 548
LaRouche: Is Enron ‘Cluster’s Last Stand’? Pt. 1

In August of 1971, a forecast made by Lyndon LaRouche ten years earlier came true: that during the second half of the 1960s, the world financial system would go through a series of monetary crises, which, unless the appropriate response were made, these crises would lead to a breakdown of the post-war Bretton Woods system. When President Richard Nixon took the U.S. dollar off the gold-reserve standard and substituted the floating exchange-rate system for the fixed exchange-rate system, LaRouche’s long-range forecast was completely confirmed. In response to confirmation of his forecast, Mr. LaRouche stated (in August of 1971), that these developments meant that the United States and the world were faced with a choice: that 1971 would be the beginning of a process of disintegration of the world economy, as a whole, and that, unless certain changes were made, from the policies which the Nixon Administration typified at that time, that this would lead to the alternative of fascism.

We have now come to a momentous time. Looking back at the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and what’s behind these events, we are indeed at the edge of fascism—globally—right now, just as Mr. LaRouche said we would be, back in 1971.

On February 16-17, the Schiller Institute convened its annual Presidents’ Day conference in Reston, Virginia, under a banner bearing the theme of the conference: "Continue the American Revolution." Lyndon LaRouche keynoted the first session, attended by approximately 700 people, with an address entitled "Is Enron ‘Cluster’s Last Stand’? Next Comes the Cluster-Bust!"

Mr. LaRouche began by outlining three operations which came together to produce the events of Sept. 11, 2001: a coup attempt against the government by certain elements of a universal fascist movement within the U.S. itself; the effort by these and related forces to trigger a global religious war in a "clash of civilizations;" and the role of a fascist dictatorship in Israel, nominally headed by Ariel Sharon. These operations came together because of the urgency of the financial/monetary/economic crisis.

After providing his audience with a briefing on the more than $100 trillion of notional values of financial derivatives in the process of imploding worldwide, and a history of the mess which our clinging to so-called "market values" has landed us, Mr. LaRouche asks the question: can we get ourselves out of this crisis? His answer: Yes! "We all have the same interests as human beings, we all have the same distinction from animals. We have access to immortality through ideas. We live forever in that legacy of ideas. We the living must provide justice for the dead, the generations who went before, and a future for the generations to come."

"We need leadership of vision under conditions of great crisis, a leader who’s willing to break the glass of popular opinion to say: We are going to Hell. Do you want to survive?" "We who will not live to see it, can look 50 years into the future. We have the possibility to create an order on this planet which is fit for human beings—for all the human beings who live in it."

Release Date: February 22, 2002

Program No. 549
LaRouche: Is Enron ‘Cluster’s Last Stand’? Pt. 2

In August of 1971, a forecast made by Lyndon LaRouche ten years earlier came true: that during the second half of the 1960s, the world financial system would go through a series of monetary crises, which, unless the appropriate response were made, these crises would lead to a breakdown of the post-war Bretton Woods system. When President Richard Nixon took the U.S. dollar off the gold-reserve standard, and substituted the floating exchange-rate system for the fixed exchange-rate system, LaRouche’s long-range forecast was completely confirmed. In response to confirmation of his forecast, Mr. LaRouche stated (in August of 1971), that these developments meant that the United States and the world were faced with a choice: that 1971 would be the beginning of a process of disintegration of the world economy, as a whole, and that, unless certain changes were made, from the policies which the Nixon Administration typified at that time, that this would lead to the alternative of fascism.

We have now come to a momentous time. Looking back at the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and what’s behind these events, we are indeed at the edge of fascism—globally—right now, just as Mr. LaRouche said we would be, 31 years ago in 1971.

On February 16-17, the Schiller Institute convened its annual Presidents’ Day conference in Reston, Virginia, under a banner bearing the theme of the conference: "Continue the American Revolution." Lyndon LaRouche keynoted the first session, attended by approximately 700 people, with an address entitled "Is Enron ‘Cluster’s Last Stand’? Next Comes the Cluster-Bust!" This week’s edition features the conclusion of Mr. LaRouche’s address, and the first three questions from the discussion session immediately following.

Release Date: February 27, 2002

Program No. 550
Dialogue with LaRouche: Schiller Conference

In August of 1971, a forecast made by Lyndon LaRouche ten years earlier came true: that during the second half of the 1960s, the world financial system would go through a series of monetary crises, which, unless the appropriate response were made, these crises would lead to a breakdown of the post-war Bretton Woods system. When President Richard Nixon took the U.S. dollar off the gold-reserve standard, and substituted the floating exchange-rate system for the fixed exchange-rate system, LaRouche’s long-range forecast was completely confirmed. In response to confirmation of his forecast, Mr. LaRouche stated (in August of 1971), that these developments meant that the United States and the world were faced with a choice: that 1971 would be the beginning of a process of disintegration of the world economy, as a whole, and that, unless certain changes were made, from the policies which the Nixon Administration typified at that time, that this would lead to the alternative of fascism.

We have now come to a momentous time. Looking back at the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and what’s behind these events, we are indeed at the edge of fascism—globally—right now, just as Mr. LaRouche said we would be, 31 years ago in 1971.

On February 16-17, the Schiller Institute convened its annual Presidents’ Day conference in Reston, Virginia, under a banner bearing the theme of the conference: "Continue the American Revolution." Lyndon LaRouche keynoted the first session, attended by approximately 700 people, with an address entitled "Is Enron ‘Cluster’s Last Stand’? Next Comes the Cluster-Bust!"

This week’s edition features the conclusion of the discussion session immediately following Mr. LaRouche’s address on Feb. 16, plus the beginning portion of the discussion session with Mr. LaRouche the following afternoon.

Release Date: March 6, 2002

Program No. 551
Dialogue with LaRouche: Schiller Conference Pt. 2

In August of 1971, a forecast made by Lyndon LaRouche ten years earlier came true: that during the second half of the 1960s, the world financial system would go through a series of monetary crises, which, unless the appropriate response were made, these crises would lead to a breakdown of the post-war Bretton Woods system. When President Richard Nixon took the U.S. dollar off the gold-reserve standard, and substituted the floating exchange-rate system for the fixed exchange-rate system, LaRouche’s long-range forecast was completely confirmed.

In response to confirmation of his forecast, Mr. LaRouche stated (in August of 1971), that these developments meant that the United States and the world were faced with a choice: that 1971 would be the beginning of a process of disintegration of the world economy, as a whole, and that, unless certain changes were made, from the policies which the Nixon Administration typified at that time, that this would lead to the alternative of fascism.

We have now come to a momentous time. Looking back at the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and what’s behind these events, we are indeed at the edge of fascism—globally—right now, just as Mr. LaRouche said we would be, 31 years ago in 1971.

On February 16-17, the Schiller Institute convened its annual Presidents’ Day conference in Reston, Virginia, under a banner bearing the theme of the conference: "Continue the American Revolution." Lyndon LaRouche keynoted the first session, attended by approximately 700 people, with an address entitled "Is Enron ‘Cluster’s Last Stand’? Next Comes the Cluster-Bust!"

This week’s edition features a portion of the discussion session with Mr. LaRouche from Feb. 17.

Release Date: March 13, 2002

Program No. 552
The Dialogue of Cultures Pt. 1

On February 16-17, the Schiller Institute convened its annual Presidents’ Day conference in Reston, Virginia, under a banner bearing the theme of the conference: "Continue the American Revolution."

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the beginning of founder Helga Zepp LaRouche’s presentation, entitled "The Dialogue of Cultures." The conclusion will follow next week.

Mrs. Zepp LaRouche presents a tour d’horizon of the great achievements of numerous civilizations over millennia of human history. She begins by challenging her audience, both in the hall, and those listening to the simultaneous webcast over the internet, to defeat the evil policy of the "Clash of Civilizations," which she said, presents a "great danger to all of mankind."

In the course of her speech, she establishes that the clues to the solution to the existential crisis of civilization are embedded within Universal History itself, and therefore, we must study that history to find a pathway out of the crisis.

Some of the subjects she touches on, include:

  • Samuel Huntington and his ‘Clash of Civilizations’ thesis—that Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and so forth, are fundamentally different and separate.
  • Nicholas of Cusa and Universal History—that there is a multitude of voices for the one Truth: the humanist tradition, which believes that there exists a continuous original wisdom of all people, a prisca theologica, an old, very wise theology, above the different ones.
  • The Hindu Cosmogony—that there is an eternal religion, above the specific traditions of religions; that the true character of God cannot be described with positive adjectives; that man participates in God’s nature; and that love and intellect belong together.
  • The Cohesion Between Christianity and Philosophy—the Egyptian roots of the Classical Greek, and therefore, the European civilization. St. Augustine; Hermes Trismegistus, Plato, Troth, etc.

Mrs. Zepp LaRouche also covers the subject of the injection of Romantic racism, "The Aryan model," which first came up in the first half of the 19th Century, which was intended to bury the idea that Greece, the cradle of European civilization, was a mixture of the European and Egyptian (African) and Asian and Semitic colonialists. This leads her to discuss the ideology of colonialism, and the four cradles of civilization: China, India, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Then, the Arab Renaissance, and the American Revolution.

Mrs. Zepp LaRouche concludes with a call for a dialogue among the children and the youth of the world, the idea being to "engage them in a study of the best traditions of their own cultures, but also pearls of the other cultures. They will then learn to love the other cultures as their own." "If we begin with the idea that there is only one mankind, and that our differences lie only in different expressions, not in the substance, of Truth, we have a beautiful way to set man free, to realize his fullest potential, and to locate man’s identity of the highest, most lofty plane!"

Release Date: March , 2002

Program No. 553
The Dialogue of Cultures Pt. 2

On February 16-17, the Schiller Institute convened its annual Presidents’ Day conference in Reston, Virginia, under a banner bearing the theme of the conference: "Continue the American Revolution."

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the conclusion of founder Helga Zepp LaRouche’s presentation, entitled "The Dialogue of Cultures." The conclusion will follow next week.

Mrs. Zepp LaRouche presents a tour d’horizon of the great achievements of numerous civilizations over millennia of human history. She begins by challenging her audience, both in the hall, and those listening to the simultaneous webcast over the internet, to defeat the evil policy of the "Clash of Civilizations," which she said, presents a "great danger to all of mankind."

In the course of her speech, she establishes that the clues to the solution to the existential crisis of civilization are embedded within Universal History itself, and therefore, we must study that history to find a pathway out of the crisis.

Some of the subjects she touches on, include:

  • Samuel Huntington and his ‘Clash of Civilizations’ thesis—that Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and so forth, are fundamentally different and separate.
  • Nicholas of Cusa and Universal History—that there is a multitude of voices for the one Truth: the humanist tradition, which believes that there exists a continuous original wisdom of all people, a prisca theologica, an old, very wise theology, above the different ones.
  • The Hindu Cosmogony—that there is an eternal religion, above the specific traditions of religions; that the true character of God cannot be described with positive adjectives; that man participates in God’s nature; and that love and intellect belong together.
  • The Cohesion Between Christianity and Philosophy—the Egyptian roots of the Classical Greek, and therefore, the European civilization. St. Augustine; Hermes Trismegistus, Plato, Troth, etc.

Mrs. Zepp LaRouche also covers the subject of the injection of Romantic racism, "The Aryan model," which first came up in the first half of the 19th Century, which was intended to bury the idea that Greece, the cradle of European civilization, was a mixture of the European and Egyptian (African) and Asian and Semitic colonialists. This leads her to discuss the ideology of colonialism, and the four cradles of civilization: China, India, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Then, the Arab Renaissance, and the American Revolution.

Mrs. Zepp LaRouche concludes with a call for a dialogue among the children and the youth of the world, the idea being to "engage them in a study of the best traditions of their own cultures, but also pearls of the other cultures. They will then learn to love the other cultures as their own." "If we begin with the idea that there is only one mankind, and that our differences lie only in different expressions, not in the substance, of Truth, we have a beautiful way to set man free, to realize his fullest potential, and to locate man’s identity on the highest, most lofty plane!"

Release Date: March 26, 2002

Program No. 554
Lyndon LaRouche: The Man in the Iron Mask

The year is 1660, and France is starving. Louis XIII has been succeeded by his arrogant and cruel heir, King Louis XIV, while at the Bastille, a mysterious prisoner has lived for nearly a decade encased in an iron mask. To save their nation, the Musketeers must re-unite and free the prisoner and unlock the secret of his identity. So begins Alexander Duma’s classic novel, The Man in the Iron Mask.

Today, with the international financial system crashing at an accelerating rate, with war in the Middle East threatening to engulf the entire world in a "clash of civilizations" conflagration, which Lyndon LaRouche been singularly warning about for the past year, it is no surprise that Mr. LaRouche and his associates have been once again the subject of widespread discussion and slanders, coming out of the circles of Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, using such institutions as the American Family Foundation. Such slanders are not new.

Think back to 1990. Even after serving 18 months in jail on a 15-year trumped-up sentence, Lyndon LaRouche’s warning that George Bush Sr., Henry Kissinger, and Moscow wanted a Middle-East war, drew a response from his opponents in the U.S. LaRouche had been the only western political leader to insist through more than 15 years of threats, investigations, and prosecutions against him from the circles around Mr. Kissinger and the Anti-Defamation League, that only a kind of "Marshall Plan" of economic development would solve the disastrous political conflicts of the Middle East.

Mr. LaRouche, warning of the very war that George Bush would start, was jailed the same week that Mr. Bush was inaugurated President. George Bush: "Lyndon LaRouche is in a lot of trouble, and he deserves to be in trouble." Mr. LaRouche had been prosecuted by a federal multi-state multi-agency task force with unprecedented expenditures of money, effort, and pre-prosecution media attacks, to such an extent, that the words "political extremist" and "Lyndon LaRouche" became fused in the political consciousness of virtually every American.

In March of 1991, the Commission to Investigate Human Rights Violations in the U.S. released a 75-minute documentary film about the history of attempts to shut down the political movement of Lyndon LaRouche, by "legal, political, or other means," (the phrase of former Democratic Party Chairman Paul Kirk). The documentary, entitled "George Bush’s Man in the Iron Mask: the Task Force Attempt to Silence Lyndon LaRouche," brings to mind the travesty of justice which Alexander Duma’s novel reveals, which has been perpetrated on the mysterious prisoner; and the role of political leaders to discover the Truth and act on it, so as to save their nation. The stakes are even greater today!

The LaRouche Connection is pleased to re-issue this documentary, with a new introduction, by Jeffrey Steinberg, EIR Counterintelligence Editor, taped April 1.

Release Date: April 2, 2002

Program No. 555
Hearings: The Dirty Side of the Dept. of Justice

Ever since September 11, 2001, when he correctly nailed the attacks against the World Trade Center and Pentagon, as the work of circles within the U.S.’s own security and military community, who wish to overthrow our government as part of their effort to bring about a "clash of civilizations" world war, and especially now that Israel is acting, as he forecast it would—unless held back—in a virtually suicidal war against the Palestinian Authority, Lyndon LaRouche has emerged as a figure of major international influence.

What LaRouche says, what he does, and what he recommends be done, is being increasingly seriously and hotly debated in all the major capitols of the world. It is in this context, that the producers of The LaRouche Connection felt it important to once again re-tell the story of the LaRouche legal case, to present the truth of the gross injustice perpetrated upon Mr. LaRouche and his associates by the permanent bureaucracy of the Department of Justice, which still prevents many honest citizens, unionists, and political leaders from openly and fully associating themselves with Mr. LaRouche’s movement, and thereby saving themselves, their families, and their neighbors from otherwise certain destruction.

On August 31, and September 1, 1995, a distinguished panel of American legislators, and international observers held extraordinary hearings in Reston, Virginia, Sponsored by the Schiller Institute, to investigate the Department of Justice’s misconduct in its politically motivated and illegal targeting of groups and individuals. We once again are pleased to provide an overview of those hearings.

The first day’s sessions were largely devoted to one of the ugliest stories in U.S. judicial history, the FBI’s so-called Operation Fruhmenschen: the campaign to harass and trap and prosecute every African-American elected official in America. This was followed by the case of Lyndon LaRouche—often referred to as "The American Dreyfuss," Included is testimony from his attorney Odin Anderson, Mr. LaRouche himself, and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. Next, two cases from the DOJ’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI): the case of John Demjanjuk, a retired auto worker falsely accused of being the infamous Nazi concentration camp guard Ivan the Terrible, was detailed by his Israeli attorney, Yorum Sheftel, who risked his own life to save his client from the hangman. And, Dr. Hans Koechler, President of the International Progress Organization, describes how former United Nations General Secretary Kurt Waldheim, when he became President of Austria, also became a target of this corrupt unit within the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

The Hearings were co-chaired by former South Carolina Congressman, James Mann, and by Alabama’s most renowned civil rights attorney, J.L. Chestnut. For a complete list of panelists, observers, and witnesses, please visit our website.

Release Date: April 11, 2002

Program No. 556
LaRouche Interview with ‘Good Morning Egypt

The current pattern of international media interest in Lyndon LaRouche, the only prominent political figure in the United States to stand up against the total crisis of civilization which is facing us, economically and strategically, is stunning:

  • April 5: One hour interview with MK-TV in Macedonia, also carried on CITEL-TV.
  • April 7: Interview with Takbeer, a major Urdu weekly paper. Karachi, Pakistan. 100,000 circulation internationally.
  • April 9: Op-Ed in Al-Bayan, a Dubai-based daily, by Dr. Ahmed Keddi, professor at Univ. of Qatar, entitled "Is All of America Against Us, or Only Part of It?" Includes LaRouche’s analysis of the Sept. 11 events and President Bush’s speech of April 4.
  • April 14: Live interview carried on Al-Jazzier satellite channel Qatar/Washington on the news-documentary program "Issues of the Hour." LaRouche associates Jeffrey Steinberg and Edward Spannaus were also interviewed on this new program, on April 7 and April 11, respectively.
  • April 15: Interview with WOL-Radio, the largest black radio station in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, on the Bernie McCain Show. Also transmitted nationally over XM satellite.

This coverage reflects a major increase in LaRouche’s international profile and influence. Put this all together with a break-out in the United States itself, and the potential is there for an international combination to stop the destruction of civilization, for which the current Middle East crisis is the marker.

This week’s LaRouche Connection features an interview with Mr. LaRouche conducted April 12, for the Egyptian Television program, "Good Morning Egypt, " by their Washington-based correspondent Hanan Elbadry.

In the interview, Mr. LaRouche emphasizes the need to confront popular opinion, both in the U. S., and other countries: "There is a tragic disaster…[in that] the President does not really know what he is doing, and he is so controlled by a small group of people, which, probably except for [Sec. of State Colin] Powell, are pretty much on the insane line." "Israel cannot continue this internal operation, within the bounds of Palestine and Israel. It will have to expand the war, or collapse….. the Israeli Command is not only Nazi-like in its thinking, but are also operating on a conception, in which they can do anything." "Europeans are resisting—not effectively." But the resistance is important. "If the United States were to come over to the side of what some of the Arab nations and the Europeans are saying, that combination of forces could stop this horror-show."

When Ms. Elbadry sought the source of the problem in the Bush Administration, Mr. LaRouche was blunt: "You’ve got a real factor of insanity in the U.S. population, which is a result of an ongoing worldwide Depression." "What we have, is a growing internal desperation, almost to the point of madness, of trying to deny the reality of this Depression, to pretend that there is not a Depression." Too many people—in the midst of this horrid cultural decay—just feel themselves being victims. Only the perception of a fundamental crisis will permit a breakout of the American population from the kind of insane popular opinion they now mouth.

But this will only happen, Mr. LaRouche stressed, if people are presented with an idea of a solution, the idea of hope. We have to pull together people from all nations, who are committed to saving their nation, and humanity, to concentrate on the question of how we save civilization.

Release Date: April 18, 2002

Program No. 557
LaRouche Address to Iniziativa Italiana

On March 21-22, Lyndon LaRouche visited Milan, Italy, where he held private and public meetings with legislators, businessmen, and supporters. On March 21, he was the guest of honor at a dinner with about 100 representatives of the productive industries of the Lombardy region, organized by regional legislators. On March 22, he was officially received by the presidency of the regional parliament, and later the same day, addressed a public meeting organized by Iniziativa Italiana, an association of small entrepreneurs. In addition, Mr. LaRouche had private meetings with national legislators, journalists, and local politicians. In all his meetings, Mr. LaRouche intersected a strong disapproval of current U.S. foreign policy, as well as a preoccupation with the consequences of the Middle East conflict and possible war on Iraq. This was a major issue in the discussions, as were the global economic crisis and the perspectives for reversing the collapse.

This week’s LaRouche Connection features Mr. LaRouche’s address to a forum of the Initiativa Italiana, held on March 22, at the Judicial Palace in Milan, Italy, entitled "Entrepreneurship and the Moral Mission-Orientation of Economics."

Some of the topics touched on by Mr. LaRouche in his remarks:

  • We Don’t Produce, We Import!
  • The Common Good
  • Europe in Bankruptcy
  • Profit Is Only a Means
  • The Strategic Triangle and Capital Goods
  • Biosphere and Noosphere
  • Entrepreneurs Have a Mission
  • Producer vs. Consumer Values
  • Morality and Discovery

In a 12-minute introduction to the program, taped in studio on April 22, LaRouche associate Jeffrey Steinberg locates Lyndon LaRouche’s importance as the world’s leading economist, responsible for two major policy initiatives now being discussed and debated internationally: the New Bretton Woods reorganization of the world’s financial and monetary system; and The Eurasian Land-Bridge development project. We have arrived at a terrible paradox, however. Due to the paucity of true leadership among those nominally entrusted by the peoples of the world to find the best paths to move their populations forward, these policies are still waiting to be acted upon.

[News Flash: In a happy exception to this pattern, and as a reflection of the impact of Mr. LaRouche’s visits to Italy, six members of the Chamber of Deputies presented a motion for a New Bretton Woods to the Italian Parliament on April 16. The same motion had been submitted to the Italian Senate on Feb. 26.]

Mr. Steinberg emphasizes the necessity of creating a discussion about the nature of the crisis and its solution now, prior to the crash, so as to be in a position to respond effectively when it hits. He then details some of the recent travels of Mr. LaRouche around the globe in this effort—India, Russia, Rome, Milan—and previews an international webcast, scheduled for May 1, which will feature Mr. LaRouche speaking in Washington, DC. on the theme "The Middle East Blow-Back Effect."

Release Date: April 24, 2002

Program No. 558
"LaRouche Webcast:
 How Peace in the Middle East Is Possible, Part 1

On May 1, Lyndon LaRouche delivered a hard-hitting address on what can be done to stop the threat to civilization coming from the current crisis in the Middle East. He spoke to an audience of about 200 in Washington, DC, fifty more in New York City, and untold hundreds listening in from around the world. The event was webcast live over the internet. The Washington, DC audience was comprised of diplomats from more than eleven countries, students, journalists, and political activists.

Mr. LaRouche begins by outlining what has happened to our country, beginning with the death of President Franklin Roosevelt, to bring a "utopian" military faction around Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel Huntington et al. into power. This grouping has an objective of "perpetual war," as part of their scheme for an Anglo-American world empire. It is the mortal enemy of the American Intellectual Tradition, represented today by Mr. LaRouche, which demands putting the concern for the general welfare of one’s own nation, and other nations, at the center of one’s concern. But, since 1964, with the brief exception of President Ronald Reagan’s adoption of the Strategic Defense Initiative, there hasn’t been a President who has supported the interests of the United States.

Several times, Mr. LaRouche refers to the positive example of President Eisenhower, who understood the American military tradition sufficiently to be willing to clamp down on Israel, Britain, and France during the Suez crisis in 1957.

Mr. LaRouche then reviews the underlying cause of the world crisis—the world economic crisis—utilizing his famous Triple Curve, and the shift of the U.S. economy to a parasitical "consumer" society. He links this with the degeneration represented by the spreading of the video-game "killer entertainment" phenomenon, which is creating a generation of potential killers, (like 19-year old youth in Erfurt, Germany), and the Israeli IDF soldiers who have carried out Nazi-like crimes against Palestinians.

There follows a quick visual review of the Nazi crimes against the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943, and the IDF crimes on the West Bank. Mr. LaRouche stresses that the U.S. was tolerating this, not because of so-called Zionist Lobby control of the U.S., but because the same Anglo-American group that is behind the Clash of Civilizations in the U.S., controls the Ariel Sharon grouping in Israel.

But peace is possible, Mr. LaRouche concludes. The key, is the economic solution which Mr. LaRouche has been organizing for, for 25 years—a solution which is in the interest of the U.S., Europe, Israel, the Arab nations, and the rest of the globe. The problem is that the U.S. doesn’t have a President who understands U.S. interests. Mr. LaRouche pledged his personal commitment to putting out the ideas which will create an environment to make it clear what must be done.

Release Date: May 3, 2002

Program No. 559
LaRouche Webcast:
How Peace in the Middle East Is Possible, Part 2

On May 1, Lyndon LaRouche delivered a hard-hitting address on what can be done to stop the threat to civilization coming from the current crisis in the Middle East. He spoke to an audience of about 200 in Washington, DC, fifty more in New York City, and untold hundreds listening in from around the world. The event was webcast live over the internet. The Washington, DC audience was comprised of diplomats from more than eleven countries, students, journalists, and political activists.

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the conclusion of Mr. LaRouche’s address, and an excerpt from the discussion period which immediately followed, moderated by Debra Freeman:

  • From Professor Mohammed Al-Sayid Selim, Cairo, Egypt: On the proposal by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for a conference for peace in the Middle East.
  • From a prominent Roman Catholic official: On the siege of the Church of the Nativity, and the issue of sanctuary.
  • From a former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton: On the movement in the direction of a new financial architecture.
  • From Professor Stanislav Menshikov, Russian economist of the Russian Academy of Sciences: On U.S.-Russia negotiations on strategic weapons.

Release Date: May 9, 2002

Program No. 560
LaRouche Webcast:
 How Peace in the Middle East is Possible, Part 3

On May 1, Lyndon LaRouche delivered a hard-hitting address on what can be done to stop the threat to civilization coming from the current crisis in the Middle East. He spoke to an audience of about 200 in Washington, DC, fifty more in New York City, and untold hundreds listening in from around the world. The event was webcast live over the internet. The Washington, DC audience was comprised of diplomats from more than eleven countries, students, journalists, and political activists.

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features another excerpt from the discussion period immediately following Mr. LaRouche’s address, moderated by Debra Freeman:

  • From Mary Woodward, a Jewish woman from Philadelphia: I, along with my synagogue, believe that the peace process in Israel can only occur if the so-called occupied territories are returned, despite the fact that war was launched against Israel, on the holiest day of our year…. Freedom fighting is one thing, but wanton terrorism, or support of the same is something else. Please comment.
  • From the person charged with putting together a list of questions, that Ted Koppel will ask Ariel Sharon, who will be a guest on the "Nightline" TV program scheduled for May 1: I’m sure your name will not be mentioned in asking this question, but, if you were interviewing Ariel Sharon, what would you ask him?
  • From Barbara Lett Simons, a leader of the Democratic Party in Washington, DC: We’ve been treading this broad communications highway. And we have seen that it’s got some potholes, and needs some repair. What is the next pothole that’s coming, in terms of another whole area of our economy—housing maybe?
  • From a former Member of the United States Congress, who is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus: Is it time for us to move into a separate entity, a third [political] party, or something along those lines, or do you think that we have any hope of working within the current Democratic Party?
  • From Dr. Abdul Alim Muhammad, Minister of Health for the Nation of Islam, head of the Abundant Life Clinic in Washington, DC; and leader of the Coalition to Save DC General Hospital: Do you feel that there’s any possibility of developing a line of approach similar to what the Freedom Riders did during the fight for voting rights in America, internationally? Is it possible for delegations of private citizens—men and women of conscience, people of religion, people of business, people from all walks of life, to go to the Middle East, to Jerusalem, and engage in activities, that might in some way shake things up and destroy the ingrained patterns, and have some inspirational effect on the local populations?
  • From Monsignor Elias El-Hayak: Why, in this conjuncture of war we now have in the Middle East, is there an assault on the moral authority of the Pope and the Catholic Church?
  • From Dr. Alfredo Jalife, a well-known Mexican journalist: Will President Bush’s debacles in Mexico and Venezuela, specifically those executed by Assistant Secretary of State Otto Reich, who is known as the Iran/Contra man, by allying with Mexican Foreign Minister Castaneda and Venezuela’s Cisneros Group, affect Jeb Bush’s re-election in Florida? And, what do you think U.S.-Mexico relations actually should be?

Release Date: May 16, 2002

Program No. 561
"The Middle East Blow-Back Effect"

The Israeli invasion of the Palestinian Authority has brought the world to the brink of a new religious war—the "Clash of Civilizations" that has been promoted by the likes of Samuel P. Huntington, Zbigniew Brzezinski, et al. The principal motive behind their drive for a new Thirty Years War, is the doom of the financial and monetary system.

In a hard-hitting address on what can be done to stop the threat to civilization coming from the current crisis in the Middle East, Lyndon LaRouche presents clear-cut solutions to this war and global economic collapse. Speaking on May 1 to an audience of about 200 diplomats from more than eleven countries, students, journalists, and political activists in Washington, DC, fifty more in New York City, and untold hundreds listening in from around the world via an internet webcast, Mr. LaRouche begins by outlining what has happened to our country, beginning with the death of President Franklin Roosevelt, to bring a "utopian" military faction around Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel Huntington et al. into power. This grouping has an objective of "perpetual war," as part of their scheme for an Anglo-American world empire. It is the mortal enemy of the American Intellectual Tradition, represented today by Mr. LaRouche, which demands putting the concern for the general welfare of one’s own nation, and other nations, at the center of one’s concern. But, since 1964, with the brief exception of President Ronald Reagan’s adoption of the Strategic Defense Initiative, there hasn’t been a President who has supported the interests of the United States.

Several times, Mr. LaRouche refers to the positive example of President Eisenhower, who understood the American military tradition sufficiently to be willing to clamp down on Israel, Britain, and France during the Suez crisis in 1957.

Mr. LaRouche then reviews the underlying cause of the world crisis—the world economic crisis—utilizing his famous Triple Curve, and the shift of the U.S. economy to a parasitical "consumer" society. He links this with the degeneration represented by the spreading of the video-game "killer entertainment" phenomenon, which is creating a generation of potential killers, (like 19-year old youth in Erfurt, Germany), and the Israeli IDF soldiers who have carried out Nazi-like crimes against Palestinians.

There follows a quick visual review of the Nazi crimes against the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943, and the IDF crimes on the West Bank. Mr. LaRouche stresses that the U.S. was tolerating this, not because of so-called Zionist Lobby control of the U.S., but because the same Anglo-American group that is behind the Clash of Civilizations in the U.S., controls the Ariel Sharon grouping in Israel.

But peace is possible, Mr. LaRouche concludes. The key, is the economic solution which Mr. LaRouche has been organizing for, for 25 years—a solution which is in the interest of the U.S., Europe, Israel, the Arab nations, and the rest of the globe. The problem is that the U.S. doesn’t have a President who understands U.S. interests. Mr. LaRouche pledged his personal commitment to putting out the ideas which will create an environment to make it clear what must be done. What will you do? Time is running out.

Release Date: May 24, 2002

Program No. 562
"LaRouche Webcast: How to Win the Peace," Pt. 1

On May 28, Lyndon LaRouche delivered a second major address within the month to an overflow audience of over 150 in Washington, DC, by video teleconference from Germany, and to a smaller meeting in New York City, via telephone hookup. Mr. LaRouche focused his remarks on the concept of Memorial Day—specifically the concept of what it takes to muster the courage to wage war to save humanity. The entire proceedings, including a two-hour discussion session following Mr. LaRouche’s address, were transmitted live over the internet to an international audience of untold thousands. Attending the event in Washington were nine diplomats, representing Benin, the Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Paraguay.

Mr. LaRouche began by describing the nature of war, sharply contrasting the war-fighting perspective of "perpetual war," where the "empire" decides who is a "rogue state" and goes after it, of today’s dominant political faction in Washington; to the outlook of the traditional American military, as exemplified by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in which the purpose of war is not to kill people, but to win the peace. Mr. LaRouche drew an extraordinarily personal picture, citing France’s Jeanne d’Arc and England’s Thomas More, of how an individual’s identity in history, can give her or him the courage to act and inspire others to act for the common good. The function of war, is to defend the concept of man made in the image of the Creator, and to bring the human race together as a community of sovereign nation-states.

In concluding, Mr. LaRouche sized up the situation as follows:

"So what we need now, is a mobilization of courage, from among not too courageous leaders around the world, and from the people who will push them. We can get out of this mess. We’ve dealt with messes before. Organizing a financial system or monetary system is not the greatest thing in the world; it’s a tough thing. It would take us 25 years to repair the damage to the world and the United States in particular, done by the changes of the past years. We can do it. We’ll do it with methods which are not dissimilar, entirely, from what [President] Franklin Roosevelt did, beginning in 1933. It worked then. The postwar version of Roosevelt, which was a diluted version, also worked. It’ll work again. We rebuilt Europe with people like [France’s] Jean Monnet, in the postwar period. We can do it again. We can work with Russia and we can rebuild Russia. We have tremendous potential markets in China, in southeast Asia, India, and so forth. And if we have a 25-year credit program among nations to do that, we can pull this nation and the world, out of the mess."

LaRouche: "We have to decide, however what kind of a world we want to build…. Right now, we’ve got a big job. Rebuild the world economy, make the world a safe place to live in, economically. I think we can succeed. I’m willing to do it. Who else is?" Are you?

Release Date: June 2, 2002

Program No. 563
"LaRouche Webcast: How to Win the Peace," Pt. 2

On May 28, Lyndon LaRouche delivered a second major address within the month to an overflow audience of over 150 in Washington, DC, by video teleconference from Germany, and to a smaller meeting in New York City, via telephone hookup. Mr. LaRouche focused his remarks on the concept of Memorial Day—specifically the concept of what it takes to muster the courage to wage war to save humanity. The entire proceedings, including a two-hour discussion session following Mr. LaRouche’s address, were transmitted live over the internet to an international audience of untold thousands. Attending the event in Washington were nine diplomats, representing Benin, the Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Paraguay.

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the conclusion of Mr. LaRouche’s address, and an excerpt from the discussion period which immediately followed, moderated by Debra Freeman:

  • From a staff member on the Democratic Congressional campaign committee: Recently, Sen. Joseph Lieberman has emerged with a strident defense of the "New Economy." What’s he doing, and why?
  • From the U.S. correspondent for the Macedonian daily Vecer: On how to get peace in the Balkans.
  • Greetings from Colonel Mohamad Ali Seineldin, distinguished Argentine military hero of the Malvinas War with Britain [speaking as a prisoner at the military prison camp of Campo de Mayo, in Spanish, with translation by Carlos Wesley]: "[I send] you a very warm embrace, and my tremendous joy in being able to share in your orders, this hard, but marvelous struggle, for the good of humanity, and for a better world…. [W]e are struggling for a triumph of your ideas, and your projects, which are now being accepted, and propagated throughout all circles…. "[W]e are working with your message, for unity. Either we hang together, or we will be hung together. Either we continue with destruction of the world that has been carried out by the international establishment, the Bushes, Soroses, the Kissingers—or, we raise the standard of reconstruction of the world with the gentleman, and patriarch, Lyndon LaRouche."
  • From the youth committee of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation: We are rapidly approaching the Summer, and we are going so in a period not only of economic collapse, but also of social collapse. There are almost no jobs available for inner-city youth, and we are faced with large numbers of idle youth, during hot weather, under very bad conditions. Is there any relevancy to this in Homeland Security, or the policy you’ve referred to as the U.S. Northcom operation?
  • Statement from Monsignor Robert Hupp, director emeritus, Girls and Boys Town, the famous school for socially-challenged boys (and now girls), Omaha, Nebraska [read by Debra Freeman]: Looking at things from a long-term perspective, from a vision of the eternal, rather than just reacting to things, we see that all our major institutions, from the White House to St. Peter’s, are under attack. We must ask ourselves who benefits from this mob mentality? A couple of things are worth bringing up at the Bishop’s meeting in Dallas, Texas next week: the existence of some really big sinners on the Pentagon side of the Beltway, in which some have called the ‘Robert Hanssen diocese'; your success, beginning in the 1960’s, at inoculating young people against the moral decay surrounding them, so they could walk through Sodom and its sister cities and not be infected or afraid, in preparation to live in eternal reality, instead of ‘virtual reality'.

Release Date: June 7, 2002

Program No. 564
"LaRouche Webcast: How to Win the Peace," Pt. 3

On May 28, Lyndon LaRouche delivered a second major address within the month to an overflow audience of over 150 in Washington, DC, this time by video teleconference from Germany, and to a smaller meeting in New York City, via telephone hookup. Mr. LaRouche focused his remarks on the concept of Memorial Day—specifically the concept of what it takes to muster the courage to wage war to save humanity. The entire proceedings, including a two-hour discussion session following Mr. LaRouche’s address, were transmitted live over the internet to an international audience of untold thousands. Attending the event in Washington were nine diplomats, representing Benin, the Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Paraguay.

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the final excerpt from the discussion session, moderated by Debra Freeman, which immediately followed Mr. LaRouche’s remarks:

  • Response of Lyndon LaRouche to a statement from Monsignor Robert Hupp, director emeritus, Girls and Boys Town, the famous school for socially-challenged boys (and now girls), Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Submitted by several former members of the Clinton Administration: What is key from Franklin Roosevelt’s 1933-1945 recovery strategy, for us to look to today?
  • From Mr. Muyideen Abasi, from Baltimore, MD: I agree that video games desensitize the youth from violent acts, but unless it destroys your level rationale, I don’t think it’s really something to go after.
  • Submitted by Mr. Ismail El-Amin, from NTV, Beirut, Lebanon: Please connect the dots, that the FBI and CIA had during the Summer of 2001, about a possible attack against the U.S. by al-Qaeda militants. Why did President Bush get his daily intelligence briefing on Aug. 6 delivered by a low-level CIA officer, instead of his usual briefer, George Tenet?
  • Submitted by Amir Chaudhry, from the weekly Mirror International, and Radio Haya Alla Falla, Houston, TX: India is on the verge of attacking Pakistan, the leading ally of the U.S., in the ongoing war on terrorism. What do you have to say about this issue?
  • From Mauro Cerpides, from Baltimore: We cannot create or destroy things, just change them, right? Do you believe we can destroy evil, or can we just change it in order to create good?
  • Submitted by Santiago Hileret, an Argentinean-Spanish citizen and journalist: Given that the utopians skillfully use currencies and trade to manipulate and conquer other people, shouldn’t the ‘poor countries’ of the developing world act more decisively to create their own strong currency, or currencies; and to greatly increase trade amongst themselves? If advisable, is there an institution that could take the lead in doing this, maybe something like the Group of 77?
  • Submitted by Emma Carlisle: If there still support for your movement in America, as far as people coming to your meetings, and financial support is concerned, how is it the case that you still exist?

Release Date: June 14, 2002

Program No. 565
"LaRouche In Brazil: Sail Together or Sink Together!"

Two and a half weeks after delivering the keynote address to a gathering sponsored by the Arab League, of leading personalities from Arab oil-producing nations, at the Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow-Up in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Lyndon LaRouche flew to Brazil, where, on June 12 he was awarded honorary citizenship of Sao Paulo, by the City Council of that city of more than 18 million people, the world’s third-largest.

In his week-long visit to Brazil, Mr. LaRouche, accompanied by his wife Helga Zepp LaRouche, gave four major addresses. In the first program of its coverage of this historic visit, this week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the solemn ceremony bestowing citizenship, and the speeches defining that event.

Being awarded honorary citizenship of Sao Paulo is no small thing. Mr. LaRouche was invited to receive this honor by Dr. Havanir Nimtz, the principal representative on the Sao Paulo City Council of the PRONA Party, founded by Dr. Eneas Carneiro, one of Brazil’s pre-eminent cardiologists and a former Presidential candidate. Mr. LaRouche, accompanied by his wife and Dr. Eneas, visited a plenary session of the City Council, and were introduced to the body by Councilwoman Dr. Havanir, as a "very, very respected economist in the great circles of power in all countries," for his economic analysis, and as a statesman. The City Council session was formally suspended, in order to convoke the special ceremony, in an auditorium in the City Council building.

  • The ceremony commences with a military band playing the national anthem of Brazil, and an a capella rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. The audience of more than 250 includes many PRONA members who came from around the country to meet Mr. LaRouche.
  • The official proclamation is handed to Mr. LaRouche, and Drs. Havanir and Eneas each speak about Mr. LaRouche’s work and contributions, and its importance to Brazil, which finds itself at "the brink of chaos."
  • In her remarks, Mrs. LaRouche said that if there is to be hope for the world, the United States has to be brought back to its senses. There are two Americas: that which continues the intellectual tradition of its Founding Fathers, or that of the Tories, still allied to the British Empire. The decision to grant honorary citizenship to her husband, she said, sends the most powerful message possible, about what the world wants from the U.S.
  • Mr. LaRouche then speaks, saying that in these perilous times, there is no way the United States will come out of this crisis, without the founding a "community of principle" among the nations of the Americas, each enjoying perfect sovereignty, whether small or large. This was the promise made by Sec. of State John Quincy Adams in 1823 with the issuance of what is known as the Monroe Doctrine; the promise which Lincoln fulfilled, Franklin Roosevelt revived, and Kennedy sought to revive again. We need no hegemonic centers; slaves make poor partners. We shall sail together, or we sink together. Brazil has a particular role to play in any such endeavor, as one of the few countries in the world which still retains some significant degree of sovereignty, he says, adding that he hoped, that his coming Brazil, would open such a dialogue with all the nations of the Americas.

Release Date: July 3, 2002

Program No. 566
"Interview: Lance Endersbee, Australian Engineer"

In the United States to participate in the Presidents Day conference of the Schiller Institute, Australian civil engineer Lance Endersbee, was interviewed for The LaRouche Connection on February 20, by Marcia Merry Baker of the economics staff of Executive Intelligence Review magazine.

Professor Endersbee, an FDR-era engineer with 27 years in engineering practice—now a private consultant—also has pursued various studies in basic earth science in great depth. He holds the prestigious Order of Australia, and is emeritus professor and former dean at Monash University in Melbourne. Prof. Endersbee is an expert in dam design and hydro power development. His fields of specialization include management of planning and design of major development projects and energy engineering in Canada, Asia, and Africa. He is a former vice-president of the International Society of Rock Mechanics.

Earth Science Topics discussed by Prof. Endersbee in the interview:

  • Water as Part of the Original Constitution of the Earth. In discussing Australia’s Great Artesian Basin, the largest artesian basin in the world, we find that, contrary to popular opinion, and standard textbook teaching in geology classes, ground water is not rechargeable from surface rainfall. Instead, water is part of the original constitution of the Earth. The water coming up from the artesian basins all over the world, is the same as the water that comes up, as steam, from volcanoes, and gushes from the deep-ocean vents.
  • The Expanding Earth Theory. Measurements of the age of the ocean floors, the stresses of various rock formations, and shifts in the direction of magnetism and polarity of the Earth, indicates that, contrary to the notion of a constant earth, where the incoming mass and energy from the Sun is exactly balanced by the outgoing radiation of mass and energy by the Earth, the Earth has been progressively expanding, that there is a net gain in mass and size, including the oceans.

Civil Engineering Projects, worked on or proposed by Prof. Endersbee, as discussed in the interview:

  • The Snowy River Hydro Electric Project. Rated by the American Society of Engineers as "one of the seven engineering wonders" of the modern world, this inland water diversion project covering 7,780 square kilometers in New South Wales, includes 16 dams and 7 power stations, two of which are underground.
  • The Asian Express Proposal. A north-south high-speed train from Darwin to Melbourne, to revolutionize Australia’s export potentials to nearby points in Asia, using twin-hull catamarans at about 45 knots.
  • The Bering Strait Tunnel Proposal. Part of the Eurasian Land Bridge concept of development corridors from Europe, across Asia, and into North America.
  • The Australian Ring Proposal. A rail transportation corridor from Melbourne up the east coast to Brisbane, and along the northern coast to Darwin, and down the west coast through Broome to Perth, to serve major development projects in oil, gas, mining, minerals, and metals; as well as horticultural projects.

[Due to technical difficulties, the extensive color graphics and pictures produced by Prof. Endersbee were unable to be included in this program. Please visit the website of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering at www.atse.org.au/publications/occasional/occ-endersbee2.htm to find many illustrated papers by Prof. Endersbee. For a full transcript of this interview, see EIR, Vol. 29, No. 25: June 28, 2002, pp. 16-27.]

Release Date: July 15, 2002

Program No. 567
LaRouche in Brazil:
"Sail Together, or Sink Together!"

On June 12, the City Council of Sao Paulo, Brazil—the third largest city in the world—proclaimed Lyndon LaRouche an Honorary Citizen of Sao Paulo. The award ceremony sent political shock waves around the world, an unmistakable message that Brazil, like many other nations, is fed up with the fiascos of Globalization and Free Trade, as promoted by the Bush administration in Washington. And they are turning to LaRouche for answers.

In net effect, the LaRouche visit marked the presentation of a dramatically new U.S. foreign and economic policy, by America’s foremost statesman. What was presented in Brazil is already being referred to as "The LaRouche Doctrine," a modern-day echo of the 1823 "Monroe Doctrine," authored by American patriot and then Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams.

This second in a series of programs on Mr. LaRouche’s week-long trip to Brazil, with his wife Helga Zepp LaRouche, focuses on the following events:

  • Sao Paulo Association of Graduates of the prestigious Superior War College (ADESG) Seminar.

LaRouche: "We are now at a point where the existing definitions, axioms, and postulates of the system, which has increasingly ruled the entire world for the past 35 years, have now demonstrated themselves to be a catastrophic failure….[W]e cannot expect this system to last, in its present form, for longer than a few months."

  • City Council Citizenship Award Ceremony.

Helga Zepp LaRouche: "Concerning the U.S., there are two Americas: one is the beautiful "beacon of hope and temple of liberty" of the Founding Fathers, of Lincoln, Martin Luther King—the tradition [my husband] today stands for. The other one, is the tradition of the British Empire, of the Confederacy, of slavery, and of the idea of dominating the world through world empire. By giving [my husband] the honor of being a citizen of Sao Paolo, you have all contributed to sending a powerful message to the whole world, as to which America the world really wants…"

LaRouche: "Considering the circumstances and the state of the world’s affairs, the world is now in one of the most perilous periods of modern history, in which, in most nations, we will be required to look deeply into ourselves, for the resources—emotional, intellectual—to solve the great problems which now confront us…. We need, above all, a community of ideas, a community of principle…. Without a revival of the economies of South and Central America, the United States can not work its way out of its own, onrushing depression. Either we shall {sail} together, or we shall {sink} together."

  • Commercial Association of Sao Paulo, one of the country’s leading business associations.
  • An audience of judges, lawyers and others, in the auditorium of the Sao Paulo State Appellate Criminal Court.
  • Fifth Conference of Brazil-Argentina, the Moment of Truth.

LaRouche: "On the subject of integration: the bringing together of people of different cultures and nations for a common, strategic enterprise, is the most important and most challenging enterprise in all statecraft. You cannot use ordinary politics under such circumstances."

Release Date: July 17, 2002

Programa No. 568
LaRouche en Brasil:
"¡O Navegamos Juntos, o nos Hundiremos Juntos!"

El 12 de junio de este año, el Concejo Municipal de São Paulo, Brasil, la tercera ciudad más grande del mundo, le entregó al precandidato demócrata a la Presidencia de Estados Unidos, Lyndon LaRouche, el título de "Ciudadano Paulistano". La ceremonia de entrega causó reververaciones políticas alrededor del mundo. Era un claro mensaje de que Brasil, al igual que otros países, está harto de los embustes de la globalización y el libre cambismo que promueve el gobierno de Bush en Washington, y que ha acudido a LaRouche en busca de soluciones.

En su conjunto la visita de LaRouche sirvió para que el connotado estadista norteamericano planteara una política económica y de relaciones exteriores de los Estados Unidos dramaticamente nueva, una política radicalmente diferente a los repetidos fiascos emanados del gobierno de Bush en Washington. "La Doctrina LaRouche'", como se empezó a llamar ya la tesis de LaRouche en Brasil, constituye un eco en el presente de la famosa y tantas veces ignorada "Doctrina Monroe", formulada en 1823 por el patriota norteamericano y entonces secretario de Estado, John Quincy Adams.

Este programa, el primero en español sobre la gira de una semana a Brasil de Lyndon LaRouche y su esposa Helga Zepp-LaRouche, presenta los eventos siguientes:

  • Un seminario copatrocinado por la ADESG, Asociación de Egresados de la Escuela Superior de Guerra de São Paulo, y la revista Executive Intelligence Review, fundada por LaRouche.

LaRouche: "Nos encontramos en un momento en que las definiciones, axiomas y postulados existentes en este sistema que ha venido gobernando de manera creciente al mundo en los últimos 35 años, se han revelado como un fracaso catastrófico...No podemos esperar que este sistema vaya a durar, en su forma presente, más de unos cuentos meses".

  • La sesión solemne del Concejo Municipal de São Paulo.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: "En cuanto a Estados Unidos , hay dos Estados Unidos . Uno es el bello "faro de esperanza y templo de la libertad" de los padres fundadores, de Lincoln, de Martin Luther King, la tradición estadounidense que el señor LaRouche representa hoy. El otro, el representado por la tradición británica, la Confederación, el esclavismo y la idea de dominación mundiala través de un imperio mundial. Al otorgarle al señor LaRouche el honor de "ciudadano honorario" de São Paulo, ustedes han contribuido un poderoso mensaje a todo el mundo sobre que tipo de Estados Unidos quiere".

LaRouche: "Tomando en cuenta las circunstancias y el estado de cosas en el mundo, nos encontramos en un momento de mayor peligro en la historia moderna, en que la mayoría de las naciones se veran forzadas hacer una profunda instrospección, emocional e intelectual, a fin de resolver los grandes problemas que enfrentamos... Necesitamos sobretodo, una comunidad de principios, una comunidad de ideas... Sin la recupareción de las economías de Centro y Sudamérica, no podrá salir de su propia drepresión en curso. O navegamos juntos, o nos {hundiremos} juntos".

  • Asociación Comercial de São Paulo, una de las principales asociaciones de empresarios del Brasil.
  • Una conferencia ante el Tribunal Penal de Apelaciones de São Paulo.
  • La quinta conferencia Brasil-Argentina: La Hora de la Verdad:

LaRouche: "Sobre el tema de la integración: el juntar a los pueblos de diferentes culturas y naciones en una empresa común, una empresa estratégica, es la empresa más importante y dificil del estadismo. En tales circunstancias no puede usarse la política ordinaria".

Distribución 26 de julio de 2002

Program No. 569
LaRouche in Abu Dhabi:
"The Mideast as a Strategic Crossroad"

The keynote of the June 2-3 conference in the United Arab emirates on "The Role of Oil and Gas in World Politics" was given, not by an Arab, but by Lyndon LaRouche. In U.A.E.’s capital, Abu Dhabi, leading personalities from Arab oil-producing nations gathered at the Zayed Center for Coordination and Follow-Up (ZCCF) of the Arab League, to hear Mr. LaRouche speak on "the Middle East as a Strategic Crossroad."

Lyndon LaRouche’s participation underscores the growing influence of his ideas in the Arab and Islamic world, especially since the dramatic events of Sept. 11. Where official Washington is viewed with circumspection, and the politics of the "war against terrorism" have generated fear and mistrust, as stated in its pre-conference releases issued to all the major Arabic press, "the major American politician and Presidential candidate [was invited] as an appreciation of the positive stances expressed by LaRouche toward the causes of the Arab nation and just causes in all parts of the world in general." LaRouche is becoming increasingly known as a trusted interlocutor, whose policy alternatives represent the true interests not only of the Arab and Islamic world, but of the United States itself.

The Zayed Center is under the high patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Chairman of the Center and Deputy Prime Minister, who presided over the opening session which Mr. LaRouche keynoted. Mr. LaRouche was introduced by Mohammed Khalifa Al Murar, executive director of the ZCCF, who emphasized Mr. LaRouche’s "critical vision, inside the U.S. and worldwide," saying that LaRouche lived "politics as human thought," preserving his "integrity and honesty."

Defining the Middle East as historically a crossroads of civilization between Asia and Africa, and as a strategic crossroads today, Mr. LaRouche’s approach brought a much-needed view of optimism into an otherwise gloomy picture. We bring you his address in this edition of The LaRouche Connection.

Saying he wished to focus his remarks on three distinct, interacting factors to be considered in any attempt to forecast the prospects of the [Middle East] region—the ecological, the economic, and the political-strategic factors—Mr. LaRouche began with "the characteristic of a predominantly Islamic civilization, which extends from Asia’s "roof of the world," westward, through the Middle East, and across northern Africa: the continuing struggle against aridization, saying that "today, we have the scientific potential to begin to control, if not entirely reverse some of the ecological challenge which obstructs the realization of an otherwise great potential, which has existed for the greater part of two millennia, in Arab civilization." "Any long-range forecast of the prospects of Middle East petroleum must be studied in the context of the challenge [presented by] the development of fresh-water production and management."

Mr. LaRouche then turned to the Middle East’s greatest potential as a pivotal economic-strategic crossroads for Eurasia as a whole, bringing in his own concept of the Eurasian Land-Bridge, and stressing the role of "perfectly sovereign nations": "Under present conditions of general bankruptcy of the world’s financial system, while a large-scale reorganization of bankrupt assets is underway, the crucial margin of economic recovery will be the creation of new, low-cost, long-term credit, which will be initially injected, largely, for essential programs of long-term building of basic economic infrastructure, which will cause expansion of agricultural and industrial development." "These measures must be adopted, not as a matter of taste, but as a matter of survival."

Release Date: August 7, 2002

Program No. 570
LaRouche in Brazil:
"Integration Most Challenging Enterprise in Statecraft"

"On the subject of integration: The bringing together of people of different cultures and nations for a common enterprise, a strategic enterprise, is the most important and most challenging enterprise in all statecraft. You can not use ordinary politics under such circumstances."—Lyndon LaRouche, Sao Paulo Brazil. June 14.

U.S. presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche and his wife Helga Zepp LaRouche visited Brazil form June 11-15. Their week in this largest of South American nations, with its 170 million inhabitants, was anything but "ordinary politics."

This edition of The LaRouche Connection, the third in the English-language series covering the LaRouches in Brazil, features Mr. LaRouche’s address of June 14, to the 5th Conference of Brazil-Argentina: the Moment of Truth. Included is a short dialogue between Mr. LaRouche and Col. Mohamed Ali Seineldin, hero of the Malvinas war against Britain, who called in from the Campo de Mayo military prison, where he is being unjustly held as a political prisoner.

Mr. LaRouche was invited to Brazil by political forces in that country who have watched in horror, as neighboring Argentina has been driven into the depths of hell, in a few shorts months’ time, by the policies of the International Monetary Fund. LaRouche’s hosts represent individuals and institutions that are not prepared for Brazil to similarly march silently to its own doom at the hands of the IMF—not without first considering other options to such national suicide. As is happening in country after country around the world, these Brazilian patriots wanted to hear, from LaRouche personally, what the alternatives are to today’s disintegrating global financial system. Lyndon LaRouche did not disappoint them.

"Can we survive? Can civilization survive? Can Brazil survive? Isn’t that the question here: can Brazil survive? You see what is happening to Argentina? Can Brazil survive? And how? And where can you find the leaders, who will avoid denial? [Who will] look the ugly truth in the eye, look the dangerous truth in the eye, and say "I’m going to do whatever is necessary to save this nation, and civilization, this nation being my immediate responsibility[?]" The rest of it is supplied to us as knowledge, as information available to us. What’s lacking is that quality of leadership, the quality of leadership which must become infectious, inspire people around us with {optimism.} And, if we can inspire them with optimism, because we are {real}, that is, we are real leaders, then in that case, I think we’ll do well." – Lyndon LaRouche, to the Association of Graduates of the Superior War College (ADESG) Seminar, Sao Paolo. June 11.

"Brazil, like every other nation on this planet, including Japan, is the victim of an Anglo-American dictate to try to perpetuate that bankrupt [financial and economic] system. If we continue, this will blow up, and this could probably happen in the next two to three months. What is happening in Argentina is a {warning}."

"Now we’re engaged in a great potential war which involves Asia. In general, the populations of Asia do not accept the Judaeo-Christian-Islamic conception of man. This is the most populous part of the planet. How then, do we, seeking on the one side to engage nations which call themselves Christian, with a great effort at integration, how do we reach out t the rest of the world? I propose we can do it. Not as doctrinaires. Not inducing them to accept the catechism. But assuming them to accept the experience of their own nature, to recognize what that nature is. And to agree, strategically, to create a community of nations on this planet, which is fit for human beings to live in—Lyndon LaRouche, to the 5th Conference of Brazil-Argentina. June 14.

Release Date: August 16, 2002

Program No. 571
"The Global Systemic Crisis & the End of `Free Trade'"

U.S. presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche and his wife Helga Zepp LaRouche visited Brazil from June 11-15 this year. Their week in this largest of the south American nations, with its 170 million inhabitants, was anything but "ordinary politics."

This edition of The LaRouche Connection, the fourth in the English-language series covering the LaRouches in Brazil, features Mr. LaRouche’s address of June 11, to a conference sponsored jointly by the Alumni Association of the Superior War College (ADESG) and the weekly magazine of the LaRouche movement, Executive Intelligence Review (EIR), in the auditorium of the Latin American Parliament in Sao Paulo. Over 120 persons attended, primarily very high level representatives of the Sao Paulo elite: leaders of business and agricultural associations, state-sector companies, lawyers, professors, retired military officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force, and some students. The ADESG invited two persons to comment upon Mr. LaRouche’s presentation, each a recognized intellectual leader of national stature, representing different political outlooks. One was Gen. Oswaldo Muniz Oliva, a former director of the Superior War College, known as an opponent of globalization. The other, Deputy Marcos Cintra, a prominent ideologue for the followers of British liberal economics in Brazil.

Although his assigned subject was titled "The Global Systemic Crisis and the End of ‘Free Trade’," Mr. LaRouche chose to focus on what he called a "new case for the application of the principle of strategic defense, which applies not only to military principles of strategic defense, but also to the defense of nations, economies, and systems."

Mr. LaRouche laid out the crisis facing the world, and how, in the current year, to extend the notion of a military defense to the broader concept of a strategic defense of the nation-state as a whole. From this definition of "strategic defense," as both a "military and a political system," he then proceeded to the questions of economic forecasting, of what is about to happen to us; what economic principles underlie such forecasts; and what the nature of the solutions to these problems might be.

Some of the topics he touched on: the history of strategic defense, the Utopian policy shift and the economic crisis brought on by it, "bankers’ arithmetic," free trade as a swindle, the necessity to change the rules of the game, the new Roman Imperium, and the question of leadership.

"Sovereignty means the power to make the rules by means of which we can survive. That doesn’t mean we can make any rules we want to. It means we have to have responsibility and competence; but we must also have the right to deliberate." The problem is one of leadership. People are technically competent, but they are not good leaders. It is a moral problem. They are not acting in correspondence with what it is to be human. The world is being destroyed by the rules. We must inspire people to change them. "Can we survive? Can civilization survive? Can Brazil survive? Isn’t that the question here: can Brazil survive? You see what is happening to Argentina? Can Brazil survive? And how? And where can you find the leaders, who will avoid denial? [Who will] look the ugly truth in the eye, look the dangerous truth in the eye, and say "I’m going to do whatever is necessary to save this nation, and civilization, this nation being my immediate responsibility[?]" The rest of it is supplied to us as knowledge, as information available to us. What’s lacking is that quality of leadership, the quality of leadership which must become infectious, inspire people around us with {optimism.} And, if we can inspire them with optimism, because we are {real}, that is, we are real leaders, then in that case, I think we’ll do well."

Release Date: August , 2002

Program No. 572
"Interview With Lyndon LaRouche: Aug. 24, 2002"

On August 24, Lyndon LaRouche, candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2004, was interviewed by The LaRouche Show, a weekly internet program webcast every Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m., Eastern Time, at www.larouchepub.com. In addition to posing questions to Mr. LaRouche herself, host Michelle Steinberg of Executive Intelligence Review fielded many questions from listeners who either called in as the program was in progress, or who sent in e-mails.

  • Responding to Mrs. Steinberg’s initial question of "what are you up to now," Mr. LaRouche announced a new phase of his campaign, "in response to the utter failure of President Bush to deal with the reality [of the global economic depression] at the Waco, TX Economic Conference," to be made a key issue of the November mid-term elections: Two critical areas of national infrastructure which the President must immediately act upon—areas for government intervention and regulation, to defend, and improve—are the national rail system, and the air traffic system. Both are essential components of our national economic security. And Congress must be pushed into doing this. Now. Otherwise, no nation.
  • A question about the possibility of war by November, permitted Mr. LaRouche to point out that the United States cannot conduct a war now without incurring a national economic disaster which we cannot control.
  • An e-mail from a student in Nigeria, asked how a LaRouche Presidency would affect the rest of the world.
  • A telephone caller asked whether LaRouche would regulate the price of oil, or other commodities, or leave it up to OPEC, and wanted to know about protective tariffs on foreign oil.
  • Referring to a pamphlet recently issued by EIR, entitled LaRouche says, To Save the Republic, Stop McCain and Lieberman, Mrs. Steinberg asks how Mr. LaRouche planned on getting those people out of office who would block his infrastructure policy initiatives.
  • A caller from Minnesota wanted to know what the Russian response to a U.S. attack upon Iraq might be.
  • An e-mail from Lagos, Nigeria asked why the U.S. Department of State was castigating Nigeria. Was it because of Nigeria’s membership in OPEC?
  • A caller from Los Angeles who asked what must one do to change one’s self to be able to organize others, prompting an extended discussion about personal identity, human nature and the individual’s relationship to a social process.
  • An e-mail from the LaRouche Society in the Philippines: what are our local options when the multi-national corporations corrupt our local politics and businesses?
  • Concluding the program, Mr. LaRouche answers perhaps the biggest question on everyone’s mind: can we really expect to change anything for the better with George W. Bush in the White House?

Release Date: August 28 , 2002

Program No. 573
"The World Will Never Seem the Same"

On August 31-September 1, the Schiller Institute convened its semi-annual conference in Reston, Virginia, under a banner bearing the theme of the conference: "‘Hoover II’ Has Happened! The Global Financial Crash of 2002." Lyndon LaRouche keynoted the first session, attended by approximately 1,000 people, with an address entitled "The World Will Never Seem the Same."

Over the Labor Day weekend, which traditionally looks forward to November election days, Mr. LaRouche’s keynote presented an "emergency November program" to the President and to the Congress, which they must immediately adopt, of rebuilding the transport and economic infrastructure of the country, now collapsing in a cascade of bankruptcy shutdowns. Mr. LaRouche’s remarks covered four areas:

  • The biggest U.S. financial crash in a century came as no surprise to those literate adults throughout the world, among whom LaRouche’s long-range forecasts have circulated, and hotly been debated, increasingly, over more than 30 years.
  • The cause of the mass-media-led mass hysteria which causes people to continue to invest their savings in a system, even after they had been warned it would crash, as it is doing now.
  • Since the only model for getting out of a new "Hoover Depression" is a new "Franklin Roosevelt Recovery," why are leading people, and others who also ought to know better, still refusing to move into a revival of the FDR-led methods by which the Americas and Western Europe were rebuilt, out of the previous world depression and war?
  • Since the crisis must be addressed immediately, under the present Presidency, what can and must be done to reorganize the U.S. political-party system to overturn those political habits of recent decades which have misled us, step-by-step, election after election, down the road to the present catastrophe?

"Those of you, who are present here, and those of you who are listening, and many others, are frightened. You’re either frightened, in the sense that you admit you’re frightened; or you’re so frightened, that you can’t face it, and try to deny the reality of what you are now experiencing, in the United States, and the world at large."

"We are in a situation now, in which the government of the United States, the financial powers of the United States, and the leadership of the two major parties, are presently committed to repeat, now, in the immediate future, what the Lombard bankers, and their political backers, did to Europe, in unleashing the new Dark Age of the mid-14th Century. You’re living in a time, where you face the fact (if you are conscious of the fact), that every nation on this planet could be swept away, almost as if it had never existed, within a few years from now. Not merely because of the aftermath of an unthinkable foolish war, which a stupid President is impelled to launch against Iraq. Not merely because of a depression. Because of something much worse."

"My first job is to point you to the way to find your courage, to deal with something which has not been seen in European civilization since the 14th Century New Dark Age, where a third of the population of Europe was wiped out, in a few decades, by bankers who insisted on collecting the full value of their debt, which was a swindle, at the expense of the lives of the people."

"The key thing here, is to get a sense of courage, of true courage. And the sense of true courage comes from recognizing what it is to be human: that we are not like an animal, whose life begins at birth, and ends with death. But because we’re human, because we’re creatures of ideas, we transmit culture from one generation to the next….Contrary to the pessimists, who say, "you can’t change things," we say "you don’t understand man. You don’t understand God. We can change things."

Release Date: September 5, 2002

Program No. 574
"The Suicidal Insanity of Ariel Sharon"

Due to the extreme danger of war in the Middle East, we are re-issuing a program released initially on December 13, 2001. That program consisted of three elements:

  • EIR magazine’s counterintelligence editor Jeffrey Steinberg: a 25-minute report, taped in studio on Dec. 3, 2001, focusing on the September 11 attacks as a coup d’Etat attempt against the government of the United States masterminded by rogue elements of our own military and security community; and the danger of world war coming out of the Middle East, as Israel continues to act in a "breakaway ally mode" against the Palestinian Authority. Mr. Steinberg hits at the suicidal insanity of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s policies, supported by U.S.-based "neo-cons," such as Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Pearl, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and others in the "get Iraq" mob in and around the Bush Administration. Israel cannot win the kind of prolonged irregular warfare that it is provoking. Sec. of State Colon Powell’s Louisville speech for the first time denouncing the illegal Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands; his deployment of Gen. Zinni to the Middle East as a peace maker; and the efforts of Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to collaborate with the U.S. to cool down the situation, all offer some hope. The role of Lyndon LaRouche in defining the policy alternatives, is crucial to prevent and defeat a "clash of civilizations" war.
  • Former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter: speaking on Palestine at the Center for Policy Analysis on Dec. 7. In his remarks, Mr. Ritter tears through the arguments of Richard Pearle, Dep. Sec. of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Undersecretary of State John Bolton, and the whole "bomb Iraq" crowd. The notion of sell defense, as it has been defined since the Sept. 11 attacks, he said, does not include attacking other nations or groups not connected with those attacks. The alleged terrorist training camp south of Baghdad is not a terrorist training camp, but rather has been used to train operatives to attacks opponents of the Iraqi regime. Iraq’s bio-weapons program was destroyed by the U.N. inspectors. The anthrax used in the attacks in the U.S., most likely came from a U.S. Defense Dept. source, not Baghdad. The real reason that the U.N. inspectors were pulled out of Iraq in Dec. 1998, was because U.S. bombing was imminent, not because the Iraqis refused to let them inspect. Iraq no longer poses a military threat to the U.S. interests. Even the Israelis don’t consider Iraq their biggest threat anymore. The real threat comes from U.S. ideologues who, during the 1990s staked everything on building an anti-Saddam opposition, and those ideologues are now in government. Ritter concluded by saying, that the reason the U.S. is winning in Afghanistan, is because we’re backed up by international law, and we were able to build a coalition on that basis. "If the U.S. attacks Iraq without the support of international law, and without coalition support," he warned, "the end result will be a modern-day version of Vietnam."
  • Lyndon LaRouche answering a question posed to him at the BueSo party congress in Mainz, Germany, on Nov. 17.

Release Date: September 17, 2002

Program No. 575
"The World Will Never Seem the Same," Pt. 2

On August 31-September 1, the Schiller Institute convened its semi-annual conference in Reston, Virginia, under a banner bearing the theme of the conference: "‘Hoover II’ Has Happened! The Global Financial Crash of 2002." Lyndon LaRouche keynoted the first session, attended by approximately 1,000 people, with an address entitled "The World Will Never Seem the Same."

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the conclusion of Mr. LaRouche’s address, and an excerpt from the discussion period which followed, moderated by Nancy Spannaus.

With Mr. LaRouche’s concluding words that, "contrary to the pessimists, who say "you can’t change things," we say, "You don’t understand man. You don’t understand God. We can change things," still ringing in their ears, the first person to rise from the audience in the discussion period, was Mrs. Sohair Soukkary, an Egyptian-American citizen, and the representative to the United Nations of the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association (AWSA). Her columns appear in Al-Ahram of Cairo and Al-Quds al-Arabi of London, both Arabic daily newspapers. Mrs. Soukkary compared LaRouche to Akhnaton, who ruled Egypt 3,500 years ago, saying both worked to abolish oligarchies, and the exploitation of human beings by other human beings, and strived for the common good. It was Akhnaton who unified the whole ancient world with the idea of monotheism, and the equality of mankind before this one God, whose ideas are still alive in the heart of every good Jew, good Christian, and good Muslim.

Following Mrs. Soukkary’s beautiful tribute to Mr. LaRouche, the first question, which was read by the moderator, concerned the identities of those responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Release Date: September 19, 2002

Program No. 576
"LaRouche Webcast: Sept. 11, 2002," Pt. 1

As the Bush Administration, and leading lunatics in the Anglo-American political establishment, were beginning their frenzied push toward immediate war against the nation of Iraq, Lyndon LaRouche addressed an international webcast in Washington, DC on September 11. Mr. LaRouche’s message was heard by at least 200 gatherings worldwide, in addition to an audience of about 120 in Washington, including a large contingent of college-aged youth in the LaRouche movement.

Mr. LaRouche’s message was tough: the drive for war against Iraq has absolutely nothing to do with reality; but with the insistence by a group of American Tories, utopians, on launching a perpetual war against the Muslim world. Beginning with a sharp condemnation of those who refuse to tell the truth that many of them know, especially about the push toward war against Iraq, i.e., cowardice, throughout the institutions of government, instead of real leadership, he defined the problems facing the U.S. as two: war, and the economy.

"The people of the United States, at virtually all levels, are sitting there, waiting to see what the trends are, and waiting to overhear themselves saying what they consider it safe to say, not the truth. And therefore, they behave as cowards. Because they have no sense of responsible leadership which is telling the truth."

On war: The U.S. government is like "a man with a shotgun, holding the nation and the world, hostage.…We have a government that is determined, now, to go to war, for war’s own sake!" Reality has nothing to do with it. The entire world is opposed to the war, and so are many American military personnel, retired and active, who smell that what is being instigated, is a new "perpetual war," like Vietnam, in which there is no exit strategy, no road to peace. "Who’s telling the President to go to war? A bunch of draft-dodgers. A bunch of chicken-hawks. People who never have performed their military service when they had the occasion to do so."

On the economy: "Real economy is physical." "Yes, we have monetary processes, financial processes. They’re important. They have to be managed, but you don’t let the monetary system or the financial system manage the economy. You have to make the economy manage the financial and monetary system , and use it as tools of management, not as the rulers of society."

The solution: "I know how to bring Europe and Asia together. I’m trying to bring the Islamic world together with us. I’m trying to bring China, Korea, Japan, together with us, along with India, Pakistan, the Middle East." "Our destiny as the United States, is not to be an empire, but is to be as John Quincy Adams proposed for the Americas. We must be, and our interests must be, a community of, respectively, perfectly sovereign nation-states, united in common effort and common principle—a community of principle. No empires! No subjugation, but cooperation. I know how to do that."

Release Date: September 27, 2002

Program No. 577
"LaRouche Webcast: Sept. 11, 2002," Pt. 2

As the Bush Administration, and leading lunatics in the Anglo-American political establishment, were beginning their frenzied push toward immediate war against the nation of Iraq, Lyndon LaRouche addressed an international webcast in Washington, DC on September 11. Mr. LaRouche’s message was heard by at least 200 gatherings worldwide, in addition to an audience of about 120 in Washington, including a large contingent of college-aged youth in the LaRouche movement.

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the conclusion of Mr. LaRouche’s address, and an excerpt from the discussion period which followed, moderated by Debra Freeman. The program concludes with a two-minute audio clip from Lyndon LaRouche’s Sept. 11, 2001 interview on the Jack Stockwell radio show.

  • From Dr. Mustaafa Ali al-Bazargan, economics page editor for the London-based Arabic daily Al Arab International: Before the 2004 elections, where is the U.S. headed? Whether there is an attack on Iraq or not, what will you do about the economy?
  • From Taha Ozan, of Yarin magazine in Turkey: What is your picture of what the world will look like after a possible war against Iraq?
  • Barbara Lett Simmons, a member of the Democratic National Committee from Washington, DC: Among the 535 people in our Congress, and other high positions in our government, are there any kindred souls to you? Will you need more than a bamboo switch to turn this elephant around?
  • From another Washington, DC resident: Why not fully develop Africa now, instead of destroying it? Can we juxtapose Israel with Africa?
  • From a staff member of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, responsible for its youth leadership initiative and associated job fairs: For the past 5 years, our job fairs have been focused on directing young men and women of African descent into careers in the New Economy—communications and computer technology. I feel really bad that we did that, because that doesn’t seem to be a very lucrative prospect any more. What shall we tell our young men and women of African descent to do?
  • Rebecca Thomas, a LaRouche movement organizer based in Baltimore: When will Rev. Jesse Jackson come clean and endorse you as the only qualified person who can actually run the country?

Release Date: October 1, 2002

Program No. 578
"Schiller Institute Conference: Panel II"

On August 31 – September 1, the Schiller Institute convened its semi-annual conference in Reston, Virginia, under a banner bearing the theme of the conference: "‘Hoover II’ Has Happened! The Global Financial Crash of 2002." Lyndon LaRouche keynoted the first session, attended by approximately 1,000 people, with an address entitled "The World Will Never Seem the Same." [See Program No. 573].

The great majority of the audience returned to hear Jeffrey Steinberg, EIR magazine’s counterintelligence editor, speak on the LaRouche movement’s efforts to stop the threatened war against the nation of Iraq; and Dennis Small, EIR magazine’s Ibero-America editor, on the LaRouche factor in solving the current economic breakdown-crisis in Ibero-America, in light of the history of Mr. LaRouche’s role in that continent over the past 20 years.

Titling his presentation, "How to Stop a War That is Already Started," Mr. Steinberg began by focusing on the danger of the Bush administration launching a war on Iraq, against all sane judgments to the contrary. That war, a full-scale 30-year war, might begin in the Middle East, but would spread across the globe into perpetual war. The only reason that this war has not started already, is due to the initiatives of the LaRouche movement worldwide. Mr. Steinberg then delivered an historical survey of the perpetual war, beginning 1974, when the British oligarchy deployed Bernard Lewis, their senior Arab specialist, to the U.S., to run Middle East policy, who developed the "Bernard Lewis Plan", also known as the arc of crisis. He touched on Zbigniew Brzezinski’s National Security Study Memorandum 200, which said there would be "no new Japans" permitted in the Arab world. Instead there would be perpetual war, chaos, and destruction. Mr. Steinberg covered the U.S. betrayal of the Shah of Iran in 1979, the Iran-Iraq war, the Afghanistan war, Lewis’s 1990 call for a "clash of civilization" war, the Gulf War in 1991. And finally, the post Sept. 11, 2001 new phase of perpetual war. "Today, we have a difficult challenge, because we don’t have a patriot in the White House. The pro-war faction, which Mr. LaRouche has termed "chicken-hawks" must be exposed and gotten out of government.

Titling his presentation, "Ibero-America Turns to LaRouche," Mr. Small began with Lyndon LaRouche’s meeting of May, 1982 with Mexican President Jose´ López Portillo, followed in August 1982 by LaRouche’s Operation Juárez, issued in response to request from Mexico for a specific recommendation for action, and then in October 1982 by López Portillo’s speech before the United Nations, proposing debt moratoria for the Third World nations. Mr. Small included three short video clips: one of President López Portillo’s speech to the United Nations; the Dec. 2001 speech by Argentine President Adolfo Rodríquez Saá, before the Argentine Congress, announcing suspension of debt payments; and López Portillo 16 years later, speaking at a Mexico City event with Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in January 1999, in which he says: "It is now necessary for the world to listen to the wise words of Lyndon LaRouche." Mr. Small revealed publicly for the first time, that Mr. LaRouche was scheduled to visit Peru in October 2000. On September 1, Peru’s President Alberto Fujimori, had spoken before the UN about the terrible weight of the debt, and how it had been paid many times over, and how something had to be done about this. One week later he was driven out of power. Mr. Small stressed at the beginning and end of his talk, that we here in the United States, have to think of Lyndon LaRouche in the way other nations look at him and always ask ourselves: "What can be done in the U.S. to make LaRouche and his policies more powerful?"

Release Date: October 10, 2002

Program No. 579
"LaRouche’s Emergency Infrastructure Program"

On October 3, Nancy Spannaus, LaRouche Democrat running for U.S. Senate from Virginia against incumbent Republican John Warner, conducted a 2-hour internet webcast, to discuss the immediate necessity of high-speed rail corridor development in North America. She was joined in the studio by transportation expert Dr. Hal Cooper of Cooper Consulting Company. An hour of discussion followed the initial presentations of Spannaus and Cooper, featuring questions and comments from a small studio audience, and from campaign gatherings around the Commonwealth of Virginia, with calls and e-mails coming in from around the world.

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection opens with a message to our nation’s leaders from youth movement organizer Matt Ogden, who has been lobbying with 50 other youths on Capitol Hill on behalf of LaRouche’s "‘November Program’ to Rebuild the Economy." "LaRouche’s infrastructure program is the only chance we young people have to get a future. If you have the courage to stand up and fight for it, you will have thousands, if not millions, of youth around the world supporting you," he said.

Mrs. Spannaus’s presentation begins with a discussion of the state of collapse of our rail system, and how that collapse threatens the integrity of the national economy. She refers to how President Abraham Lincoln built the Transcontinental Railroad, not just as a means of transportation, but as a corridor for development, as a crucial project geared to building the nation at that time. The federal government has the responsibility for ensuring the necessary economic infrastructure, which is indispensable for any productive activity. Today, investment in such infrastructure should amount to as much as 50% of national productive throughput. She then discusses how these ideas must be applied today, reviewing what a national rail transportation network would look like, including high-speed rail corridors, arguing for the necessity of introducing new, more advanced technologies, in particular magnetic levitation. Mrs. Spannaus includes a series of film clips and maps, showing how maglev works, and how it is being applied in China today, and concludes with a report on the recent breakthrough made in the Koreas, with the opening of the rail track connecting North and South. This is the alternative to the global war being sought by those manipulating the Bush administration.

Dr. Hal H.B. Cooper follows with a half-hour presentation on the concept of the economic development corridors, which he has taken from LaRouche’s Executive Intelligence Review magazine, and applied to constructing the concept of a global infrastructure corridor map, which would connect all the continents of the world (except Antarctica) for commerce and cooperation. Dr. Cooper has been working directly on the corridor under consideration between Alaska and Canada, with a proposed linkage to Russia across the Bering Straits. The corridor he proposes coming down into the U.S., would not only involve rail, but the potential to move water, natural gas, electricity, fiber optic communications, and other prerequisites for building cities, agriculture, and other industrial activity in a 50-100 kilometer-wide area. He discusses specific projects in California, Texas, and Virginia, as exemplary of the kinds of savings, and progress, which would accompany the creation of development corridors built around upgraded rail track.

Release Date: October 17, 2002

Program No. 580
"The American Tradition vs. Empire," Pt. 1

There is a shift in the mood in this country concerning war against Iraq and the economy. Lyndon LaRouche has returned from Europe, to lead the nation in the fight for infrastructure, particularly the urgent need to deal with the collapse of the air and rail transport systems; and secondly, to promote the LaRouche national security doctrine—as opposed to the imperial doctrine of preventive war, which claims the right to attack any nation-state, whether there be any proof or not of any intent or capability to attack the U.S., now or in the future.

On Oct. 19, Mr. LaRouche, candidate for the Democratic Party’s nominee for President in 2004, was the guest on a special two-hour edition of The LaRouche Show, a weekly internet program, hosted by Michelle Steinberg, counterintelligence co-editor of EIR magazine, and editor of Electronic Intelligence Weekly.

This edition of The LaRouche Connection features the first hour of that program.

LaRouche on stopping the drive for war: "On the basis of a patriotic sense of mission, not the kind of partisan politics we’ve had in the recent period, but a sense of national mission, I believe that we could pull together, rather quickly, enough of leading Republicans, and prominent Democrats, that we could walk into the White House, some time after Nov. 5, if the voters turned out to make sure the Senate and the House are not completely messed up, and say, "Mr. President, we propose that you make some changes in your government. We propose that you get rid of the chicken-hawks, these draft-dodgers who want to fight war all over the world, such as Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz…and bring in a sane team. Work with us to build a bipartisan policy to get this world and this nation out of this war danger, and out of this economic crisis."

LaRouche on the Moonies: "The most important, and most significant nut-factor, which is a serious threat to our political order, inside the United States, is the Moonies. They said Christ was a fake. They’re behind the reparations [for African-Americans] operation. They control [televangelist Jerry] Falwell; they control most of the racist anti-black far right, religious right. You pull that out, and I guarantee you, the biggest factor of loose, religious, and other kinds of nuts, in the U.S. will scamper. And the rest of the mess will be cleaned up."

LaRouche on the Constitution: "[W]e have an instrument of government, in our Constitution, whose fundamental principle is the Preamble. The Preamble contains three elements: One, the sovereignty of the United States, which is absolute. There is no higher authority than the sovereignty of the United States. Two, no law, no policy, no tradition, is enforceable under our Constitution, which is inconsistent with that principle of the general welfare, otherwise known as ‘the common good.’ Third, that it is not sufficient to maintain the general welfare of the present population. We are as accountable, and more accountable for our posterity, than we are for ourselves, living today. [The] Constitution has provided an Executive power, under it, which is the most efficient instrument of government in the world, for Executive power. You don’t tamper with that for expedient reasons. You don’t shoot a President. You don’t impeach him for trivial causes. You don’t impeach him, except to save the Constitution. You never use the Constitution to impeach a President. You impeach a President to save the Constitution, the integrity of government."

Release Date: October 24, 2002

Program No. 581
"The American Tradition vs. Empire," Pt. 2

On October 19, Lyndon LaRouche, candidate for the Democratic Party’s nominee for President in 2004, was the guest on a special two-hour edition of The LaRouche Show, a weekly internet program, hosted by Michelle Steinberg, counterintelligence co-editor of EIR magazine, and editor of Electronic Intelligence Weekly.

Joining Ms. Steinberg and Mr. LaRouche in the second half of that program, were three other candidates who have taken up the responsibility, as individual citizens, to challenge the American people to make the changes that are needed in foreign and domestic policy: Laurie Dobson, Democratic candidate for the 141st Legislative District from Connecticut; Nancy Spannaus, candidate for U.S. Senate from Virginia; and Kerry Lowry, Democratic candidate for State Representative from Eastern Michigan.

Dobson: "The idea of restoring our inner cities, revitalizing them with industry, precision manufacturing, entrepreneurial high tech venture businesses would be ideal [for Connecticut], because not only are you trying to divert rail traffic back these cities [along the old Maybrook Line], you’re trying to restore the cities, the vital economy of the entire state…to use these existing rail lines, and also high-speed passenger traffic from Boston to New Haven and New York, as phase one of a pilot project [which I call the Athena Project] that would interconnect all the way across the United States and across the world."

Spannaus: "The diplomatic community, sane people in Washington, are very encouraged by the fact that the truth is being said [by my Campaign] about the lunatic cabal pushing for war, and the alternative: LaRouche’s road to economic recovery."

LaRouche: On the IMF debt owed by Brazil: "[N]o person, no agency, has the moral authority to use a nominal debt to crush the existence of a nation-state. The debt must suffer. And if the debtor has any equity left over, after the primary requirements are met, then we’ll try to give them fair treatment."

LaRouche: On the impact of a possible war against Iraq on Ibero-America and the Third World.

LaRouche: Policy to defend the U.S. from terrorism, and on homeland security.

Spannaus: The real threat to national security, is the fact that we may soon not have a rail, or airline, or health care system in the country. Who’s competent to lead in this situation? Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gave biological and chemical agents to Saddam Hussein in the early 1980s. We must have a real crackdown on the drug money which is holding up our banking system.

Kerry: "The country is $32 trillion in debt, and the world is $400 trillion in debt. There’s no way these debts can be paid. Any sane accountant would tell us to file for bankruptcy. Let’s get this thing reorganized!"

Dobson: What if Joe Lieberman’s policies prevailed, when all this collapse actually calamitously happens?

LaRouche: You don’t have a chance with Lieberman. We must give folks a federal-state-local government program for reconstruction, backed by the creation of public utilities, to organize essential infrastructure, which creates the opportunity for the private sector to bid, as subcontractors, on government projects.

LaRouche: On the purpose of irregular warfare.

Release Date: Nov. 1, 2002

Program No. 582
"LaRouche Address to Youth Retreat," Pt. 1

From November 1-3, at a secluded campground in the rolling hills of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 85 youths from Baltimore, Boston, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Norfolk, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Washington, DC, Western Maryland, and London, England  met with the explicit intention to become universal thinkers. The challenge was, to help them make the distinction between the actual universe and the bubble-like universe of arbitrary beliefs that revolves around only them. In a series of intensive no-nonsense classes on astronomy, geometry, world history, science, physical economy, and music, many minds were opened up to thinking about discoveries in terms of the effect they have on populations, past, present, and future.

Invited to address their retreat on Nov. 2, Lyndon LaRouche described these young people, as "a movement of action, and also a university." This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features his opening remarks. Future editions will feature the exciting discussion period which followed.

The concept of a youth movement was developed by LaRouche, to kick the adult population of the United States into shape, so that it would adopt the policies necessary to save itself and this country. Today’s youth are the "no future" generation, LaRouche stresses, unless they take up the political fight for the ideas and leadership which he has put forward. This cadre force is emerging as a powerful phenomenon, with more than 100 youth already active on the West Coast.

Mr. LaRouche begins with the following remarks: "We’re in a very interesting period. The entire system is disintegrating. There are two things we should consider: in general, the nature of the disintegration—what’s wrong with our parents’ generation, as such, which is the same thing—disintegration; and, what is the crucial aspect that your role has to be, in your generation, in order to fix this world mess—the role of leadership."

Ideas developed by Mr. LaRouche during his presentation, on this tape

  • Founding of this country as a true nation, a true republic; the consequences for the U.S. of the failure to do so in France.
  • The sex-and-money cult of the Moonies.
  • How FDR saved the United States from Fascism
  • The Democratic Party convention of 1944
  • The Utopian policy after World War II
  • The American Intellectual/Military Tradition

Release Date: Nov. 7, 2002

Program No. 583
"LaRouche Address to Youth Retreat," Pt. 2

From November 1-3, at a secluded campground in the rolling hills near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 85 youths from Baltimore, Boston, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Norfolk, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Washington, DC, Western Maryland, and London, England met with the explicit intention to become universal thinkers. The challenge was, to help them make the distinction between the actual universe and the bubble-like universe of arbitrary beliefs that revolves around only them. In a series of intensive no-nonsense classes on astronomy, geometry, world history, science, physical economy, and music, many minds were opened up to thinking about discoveries in terms of the effect they have on populations, past, present, and future.

Invited to address their retreat on Nov. 2, Lyndon LaRouche described these young people, as "a movement of action, and also a university." This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the conclusion of his opening remarks, plus a small portion of the discussion period immediately following.

The concept of a youth movement was developed by LaRouche, to kick the adult population of the United States into shape, so that it would adopt the policies necessary to save itself and this country. Today’s youth are the "no future" generation, LaRouche stresses, unless they take up the political fight for the ideas and leadership which he has put forward. This cadre force is emerging as a powerful phenomenon, with more than 100 youth already active on the West Coast.

Agreeing with Martin Luther King, who understood the sublime principle, that what you do, must be for all humanity, Mr. LaRouche concludes his opening remarks by urging his audience to all be leaders. "[Y]ou must put your life on the line for the sake of all humanity. And once you get that sense, and you get the joy of being that, then you’re undefeatable."

Ideas developed by Mr. LaRouche, during his opening remarks, on this tape:

  • "Why I’ve become a key leader: by default, the problem falls upon me."
  • The "New Bretton Woods" proposal to reorganize the world’s monetary-financial system.
  • The "Eurasian Land-Bridge" proposal for transportation corridors linking up the entire planet.
  • The world’s monetary-financial system is bankrupt.
  • Leadership vs. popular opinion—the cultural change since 1964-65, in the wake of the Kennedy assassination.
  • The trend from a "producer" to a "consumer" society—and concomitant degradation in morality, ideas, and behavior.
  • "You want a future? You need your parents, but you must educate and change them from being dormice".
  • "The eyes of God are upon you."

From the discussion session immediately following the conclusion of Mr. LaRouche’s opening remarks:

  • A student at Philadelphia University: While I consider myself a Christian, I’ve been reading a lot about fundamentalism, and was wondering if the Bible is not as true as it should be, what should one want to study?
  • Ryan Milton (Philadelphia): What’s the difference between Beethoven and Mahler, in terms of how their music affects the mind and the ability to convey profound ideas?

Release Date: Nov. 14, 2002

Program No. 584
LaRouche Address to Stockholm EIR Seminar

On November 12, Lyndon LaRouche addressed, via video-teleconference from the United States, a seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, sponsored by Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) magazine. In the audience were five diplomats, seven entrepreneurs and businessmen, as well as seven students and EIR subscribers, representing overall a healthy mix of people from all walks of life.

This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features Mr. LaRouche’s opening remarks, plus a portion of the lively discussion period, moderated by Ulf Sandmark, which immediately followed.

Mr. LaRouche begins by demanding that his audience face the fact that the present world financial system is not in a depression, but in a systemic collapse, from which there will be no recovery, unless a radical change in the monetary, financial, and economic policies along the lines he has proposed, is carried out.

"We’re going to have to go back to what the American System defined as a sovereign nation, in which everything, including the banking system is under the control and direction of a government whose mission is to defend the interest of the general welfare. Under these conditions, governments take the banking system over, individually and collectively, set up a new international financial system based on promoting global large-scale, basic economic infrastructure and push through what we would call the science-driver programs of investment in improved technologies, at 1-2% basic interest, channeled through banks which are largely under financial reorganization, that is in bankruptcy, in which the governments will be, essentially national banks."

Turning to Sweden, a once a powerful industrial economy which has been turned into a museum-piece of doubtful economic merit: "We’re going to have to reverse that trend of the past 35 years, largely with infrastructure development, in cooperation with Asia, with a heavy emphasis on putting credit for high technology, agro-industrial growth through bankrupt banks, into likely places of investment. With 25 years of that kind of program, we can come out of this alive, after a generation."

Mr. LaRouche concludes his opening remarks: "And the success of all of us will depend upon what becomes of our grandchildren. That form of moral orientation of a producer society has been largely lost with the Baby Boomer generation…. [I]t is our grandchildren who are the basis of our hope for the future. And our orientation must be to get these dumb Baby Boomers to face the harsh realities of their delusions and to start to rebuild this economy, where the goal is to make sure that when our grandchildren, or that generation, comes into adulthood, they will find a world which is fit to live in."

From the discussion session:

  • Questioner #1: Do you plan to use international pressure on the U.S. to achieve the changes you propose?
  • Questioner #2: Your opinion of the late Paul Wellstone? Was he on the right track in the Democratic Party?
  • Tarik: What about the African-American political elite in both the Democrat and Republican Parties?
  • Yves (from Congo): What changes should be made in the oil/mining strategy in Africa?

Release Date: Nov. 20, 2002

Program No. 585
"LaRouche Address to Youth Retreat," Pt. 3

From November 1-3, at a campground in the rolling hills near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 85 youths from Baltimore, Boston, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Norfolk, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Washington, DC, Western Maryland, and London, England met with the explicit intention to become universal thinkers. The challenge was, to help them make the distinction between the actual universe and the bubble-like universe of arbitrary beliefs that revolves around only them. In a series of intensive no-nonsense classes on astronomy, geometry, world history, science, physical economy, and music, many minds were opened up to thinking about discoveries in terms of the effect they have on populations, past, present, and future.

Invited to address their retreat on Nov. 2, Lyndon LaRouche described these young people, as "a movement of action, and also a university." This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features more of the discussion period immediately following Mr. LaRouche’s opening remarks.

The concept of a youth movement was developed by LaRouche, to kick the adult population of the United States into shape, so that it would adopt the policies necessary to save itself and this country. Today’s youth are the "no future" generation, LaRouche stresses, unless they take up the political fight for the ideas and leadership which he has put forward. This cadre force is emerging as a powerful phenomenon, with more than 100 youth already active on the West Coast.

Questioner: When you were discussing the destruction of Latin America, why didn’t you mention the CIA? What about this new homeland security office here in the U.S.?

Neil Martin (Washington, DC): Sun Yat-sen saw what he thought were some profound difficulties in the U.S. Constitution, and added two more powers: Examination and Supervisory. What about that? Also, what about the Cultural Revolution in China and its comparison with the French Revolution, Pol Pot, and Hitler Youth?

Hunter Birkschneider (Brown University, Providence, RI): Why was there such a huge concentration of intellectuals and heroes—true Americans—at the time of the founding of our nation? What happened to that? Also, could you touch on how the populist mentality affected Thomas Jefferson?

Dave Hollingsworth (Washington, DC): Question on President Harry Truman’s accomplishments in civil rights.

Eric Sizemore (Montgomery County, MD): Where do you stand on gun control, abortion, the death penalty, conservation/preservation of the environment, sports, entertainers?

Yong Sun (Morgan State University): Prove to me that the actual intentions of the Founding Fathers included the general welfare for everyone, including Blacks, and Native Americans, not just those of English descent.

Release Date: Nov. 27, 2002

Program No. 586
"LaRouche Address to Youth Retreat," Pt. 4

From November 1-3, at a campground in the rolling hills near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 85 youths from Baltimore, Boston, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Norfolk, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Washington, DC, Western Maryland, and London, England met with the explicit intention to become universal thinkers. The challenge was, to help them make the distinction between the actual universe and the bubble-like universe of arbitrary beliefs that revolves around only them. In a series of intensive no-nonsense classes on astronomy, geometry, world history, science, physical economy, and music, many minds were opened up to thinking about discoveries in terms of the effect they have on populations, past, present, and future.

Invited to address their retreat on Nov. 2, Lyndon LaRouche described these young people, as "a movement of action, and also a university." This week’s edition of The LaRouche Connection features the conclusion of the discussion period immediately following Mr. LaRouche’s opening remarks.

The concept of a youth movement was developed by LaRouche, to kick the adult population of the United States into shape, so that it would adopt the policies necessary to save itself and this country. Today’s youth are the "no future" generation, LaRouche stresses, unless they take up the political fight for the ideas and leadership which he has put forward. This cadre force is emerging as a powerful phenomenon, with more than 100 youth already active on the West Coast.

  • Berhan Duncan (Boston): On the nature of Freedom: isn’t it eternal, simultaneous, infinite, and attainable by everyone?
  • Questioner: Would you describe man as a being which aids, guides, the Universe?
  • Calvin Carr (student at Morgan State Univ.): Is there a plan that can assure the survival of community-based organizations, which are dedicated to not only the enlightenment of "endangered youth," but the transformation of our youth, not only in our local communities, but amongst our society?
  • Calvin Carr (again): Based on knowing that our education system is failing the youth, how can we, as a community, using community effort, help educate our youth, without trying to steer them into having a kind of individualistic type of ideology of how things should be done?
  • Erin Smith (Baltimore): How do we, collectively, give women an intellectual identity in this society, where women are objectified? How can we inspire women, to give them an intellectual identity? Inspire them toward ideas?
  • Jason Schwalm (Baltimore area): How to you think the Utopians, based on their patterns of thought and what they’ve done already, are going to deal with Russia and China, which are taking steps to insulate themselves, financially and economically? How does the financial collapse play into this?

Release Date: Dec.3, 2002 

Program No. 587
"New Alternatives in the Face of the End of Globalization"

For the first time in 20 years, Lyndon LaRouche returned to Mexico, his fifth visit to our closest neighbor to the south since 1979. After Mr. LaRouche’s two visits in 1982, in the midst of one of the greatest crises in U.S.-Ibero-American relations, Henry Kissinger vowed that Mr. LaRouche would never be allowed to visit Mexico again. The U.S. State Department was able to enforce that policy--until now. In the midst of an existential crisis far greater than in 1982, there are many Mexicans who want to discuss with Mr. LaRouche directly, and they got him there.

Visiting Saltillo, the capital of the northern state of Coahuila, from Nov. 4-7, in addition to various private meetings, Mr. LaRouche was interviewed by the leading TV newscaster of Monterrey, Arq. Hector Benavides. An hour-long press conference followed, attended by 18 media, including Notimex TV, and the newspapers El Universal, El Heraldo, Ovaciones, and Reforma, at the Information Center of the Autonomous University of Coahuila (UAC). Excelsior, Mexico’s most prominent national newspaper, published a lengthy interview of Mr. LaRouche on Nov. 19.

Prior to his being received by the Governor of the state of Coahuila, Enrique Martinez y Martinez (a member of the PRI party), on November 5, Mr. LaRouche delivered a major address, entitled "Alternatives in Light of the End of Globalization: the Long-Term Strategy of the U.S. Towards the Americas," in the auditorium of the Autonomous University of Coahuila, the public university of the state. Attending were between 450-500 students, faculty, researchers, and invited dignitaries. The presentation was video telecast simultaneously to the Auk’s campuses in Torreon and Monclova, and to auditoriums in four other state universities around the country, including some of the largest: the Autonomous Universities of the states of Tamaulipas, Sonora, Guadalajara, and Zacatecas, and webcast live via the internet. Mr. LaRouche was introduced by Jesús Ochoa Galindo, Dean of the University.

In his opening presentation, featured in this edition of The LaRouche Connection, Mr. LaRouche identifies "the systemic characteristics of the crisis, the causes of this systemic crisis, the remedies of the crisis, with emphasis on Mexico and the U.S., and finally, the question of the institutions in this crisis." As he has been doing with students around the world, Mr. LaRouche addresses the question of what is real knowledge and what is real economy. The need for infrastructure, and for farmers, entrepreneurs, workers who work not for profit, but for progress, for the future. He tells his audience that what young people need to know, is what it means to live in history, what it means to be a human being, to make marvelous discoveries. "Economics is what one generation is capable of doing, for the benefit of two generations hence."

In his remarks, Mr. LaRouche touches on: the death of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), entrepreneurialship and infrastructure, "fountains of technology," returning to a "producer society," the role of governments, science and education reform, and the establishment of an international youth movement.

Release Date: Dec. 13, 2002 

Program No. 588
"How to Reconstruct a Bankrupt World"

On December 12, Lyndon LaRouche visited Hungary, to intervene on two different levels in the political and economic debate in the country. First, he was the invited keynote speaker at a conference of economists, organized by the Committee on Finance of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the international Schiller Institute and the Hungarian Economic Association, entitled "The World Economy in Crisis: Need for a New Bretton Woods." The conference was hosted by the Ministry of Finance in Budapest, and took place in their Protocol Room. The moderator was Prof. Tamas Bacskai, former chief economist of the Hungarian Central Bank.

That evening, the Schiller Institute co-sponsored a seminar, at the St. Laszlo Academy in Budapest, entitled "How to Reconstruct a Bankrupt World," to which 120 friends and guests heard Mr. LaRouche challenged them with the question of what quality of "moral leadership" is needed to overcome the presently unfolding world-wide tragedy, drawing upon the historical and poetic examples of Schiller's Jeanne d'Arc and Shakespeare's Hamlet. The seminar was opened by Tibor Kovats This edition of The LaRouche Connection features Mr. LaRouche’s opening remarks to this seminar. What follows, are a number of quotes from those remarks.

LaRouche: "[As in great classical drama,] in real, serious politics, you are the subject of the drama. The suffering of the world is your suffering. The tragedy of the world is your tragedy. Now, if it is a good piece of knowledge, your experience of knowledge isn’t merely what you are experiencing at this moment; you’re experiencing the future as well." "Now, the problem in politics, is, very few politicians have a sense oft that kind of personal immortality."

"In our civilization, all persons who radiate that sense of immortality to others, have a touch of immortality. However, that quality, by itself, is not sufficient in a leader of a nation in a time of crisis. A leader for a time of crisis must now only have a sense of personal immortality, they must have appropriate knowledge. And the first level of knowledge they must express, is the knowledge to communicate to people generally, what leadership means. That is, to show people how they can judge who is, or is not, qualified as a leader for a time of crisis."

"Now, we are in a time of great crisis of all humanity. This is, in fact, a period of great Classical tragedy." "What we face is not merely a financial crisis. This is not a cyclical crisis; it is a systemic crisis, which will decide whether or not European civilization plunges into a prolonged dark age, or survives." " Contrast the figure of Hamlet with that of Jeanne d’Arc: What’s the difference? In Hamlet, you had a person who’s put into a position of leadership, who out of fear of the idea of immortality, allows the corruption of his society to proceed unhindered. Jeanne d’Arc intervenes in history, amid a tragic unfolding slaughter, between France and England, and elsewhere, to inspire France, and also to assist in inspiring the Papacy, to solve this problem of civilization."

"So, for this tragic situation [today], this immediately inevitable collapse of the system in its present form, I have to ask you and others around the world, to start demanding leaders, who are not part of a tragedy, your tragedy." "In Classical Greek and Christian civilization, the standard of morality in government, is the so-called "general welfare" or "common good," called in Greek agapé." " [A]s in the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, no government is legitimate, unless it is efficiently committed to promote the general welfare of all the people, living and their descendants."

"How does man produce wealth? What is wealth? What is human nature? What is the difference between man and a beast?" "Man is capable of discovering, and mastering universal physical principles, by which man increases his power in, and over the universe. By great art, and by great science, we imbue in children and students an understanding of this ability to discover universal physical principles. People so educated look into the face of another person and love that person, because they recognize in that person, this quality of creativity, which distinguishes man from the beast."

"No power on this planet would be capable of saving this monetary and financial system--and, no power in the universe would wish to do so. The question is, we have to save the economy, as a physical economy, for the people and for the nations." "As the case of Schiller's portrayal of Jeanne d'Arc illustrates the point, you must inspire people with love, to desire to free themselves from the degradation of popular opinion, and to demand leaders, who are committed to the principle of immortality. A national leader who’s not committed to immortality, is not capable of mortality, in response to the challenges of this time."

Release Date: Dec. 19, 2002 

Program No. 589
"LaRouche Address to Berlin EIR Seminar"

In Berlin, Germany, on Dec. 18, at a seminar sponsored by Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) magazine, Lyndon LaRouche spoke on the necessity for resolute and thoughtful action this coming year: "On the 28th of January, about five days after President George W. Bush, Jr. will have delivered his State of the Union address, I shall issue mine, which will be webcast [live from] Washington, DC. Until those two addresses have been made, it will be extremely difficult to estimate what U.S. policy is going to be, and consequently, very difficult to estimate what the world situation will be."

Attending the seminar were diplomats from Arab, Asian, African, and East European embassies, representatives of Arab, German, and Asian media, and students from universities in France, Denmark, Berlin, and Luxembourg.

This edition of The LaRouche Connection features Mr. LaRouche’s opening remarks to this seminar, and a portion from the discussion session which followed.

LaRouche: "We presently are at the fag end of a global systemic crisis, without any real comparison in the most recent century." "The people behind the war, most conspicuously [those] in Israel and in the U.S., and in some forces under the British Monarchy, are determined to get such a war going by any means possible. What is intended is not an Iraq war, [but] a limes war, like the Roman Empire ran…."

"I believe, that [the drive for war in Iraq was stopped, at least temporarily] because of people who are involved in the permanent institution of the Presidency of the United States." "My belief is, the same institutions are capable of acting, at least politically, together with Europe, and together with some nations in Asia, to bring about a similar approach to the problems of the economy in general, of the world as a whole.

"[P]resuming no Middle East war, or extended global Clash of Civilizations war occurs, we have the situation in which Europe cannot survive economically under the present economic crisis trends, unless it has a major new market to which to export, together with certain reforms that must be made in terms of regional and international monetary systems arrangements. But under those conditions, if Europe enters into what I’ve called a "New Bretton Woods" style of agreement, replacing the present monetary system in that case, then the area of Russia, China, India, and the adjoining nations will become the greatest market on this planet, for the long term, for a period of a quarter century to half century."

Mr. LaRouche discusses the superiority and advantage of the institution of the Presidency of the U.S. compared to the parliamentary systems of Europe, saying "if sufficient forces of influence get together and are determined to make something happen, when its necessary, it is likely we could succeed," because the Executive power cannot be destabilized as easily as it can in Europe.

Turning to the state of the economy, Mr. LaRouche discusses the trend away from a Production to a Post-Industrial society: "We no longer have productive ability." This "systemic crisis," with its destruction of infrastructure, which affects energy systems, which affects water systems, affects education systems, health care systems, everything you depend upon to make a workable economic environment for production, is being undermined and destroyed. The only way you get rid of a systemic crisis is by changing those values, those rules of the game, those axioms which have caused the crisis." This is the stuff of which classical tragedy is made: "The politicians are stupid because they listen to you, the citizens."

We must make investments in the infrastructure of nations "not because we are interested in making money on the interest. We must do it because we are building the economies, based on infrastructure projects, which will be the stimulant for the growth of employment and the growth of the private sector," over the long term.

If we wish to have a world not ruled by dictators, but one which conforms to what some people call democracy, the willful and efficient participation of people in regulating the aims of their government, we need sovereign nations who govern with the general welfare of their people in mind, two or more generations ahead.

The sickness of saying that conflict is the natural condition of relations among nations and peoples, is not natural, not is unnatural. This is the greatest source of danger to peace. We do not need war as a policy. We need a policy of "strategic defense," in which the objective is peace. As long as we think, as the utopians do, and set up a system of managed conflict, I think the kind of mission to which I’m dedicated, and which I’ve identified here, is in jeopardy, and I would suggest to all of us, that we think about that, and help me."

Release Date: Dec. 23, 2002

Program No. 590
"LaRouche Address to Berlin EIR Seminar," Pt. 2

In Berlin, Germany, on Dec. 18, at a seminar sponsored by Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) magazine, Lyndon LaRouche spoke on the necessity for resolute and thoughtful action this coming year: "On the 28th of January, about five days after President George W. Bush, Jr. will have delivered his State of the Union address, I shall issue mine, which will be webcast [live from] Washington, DC. Until those two addresses have been made, it will be extremely difficult to estimate what U.S. policy is going to be, and consequently, very difficult to estimate what the world situation will be."

Attending the seminar were diplomats from Arab, Asian, African, and East European embassies, representatives of Arab, German, and Asian media, and students from universities in France, Denmark, Berlin, and a representative from the Robert Schuman Center for Europe in Luxembourg.

This edition of The LaRouche Connection features a portion from the discussion session which followed Mr. LaRouche’s opening remarks:

  • Bernard (a representative from the Robert Schuman Center for Europe): Asks about the rise in the price of gold, and the role of gold in LaRouche’s financial reorganization.
  • An Arab Journalist: What is the real background of the masters of American finance? What are the possibilities for war or peace in Iraq? How can your Presidential campaign go forward, with the opposition of the Jewish lobby? How many people attend your campaign events?
  • Elodie (from France): On the existence of God, and Man in the image of God.
  • Mr. Schilling (former Ambassador of Bolivia): On the future of Latin America, and the ALCA (Free Trade Area of the Americas), and the integration of the Latin American economies. Do you agree with the concept of ALCA?
  • A gentleman from Copenhagen: Are the Anglo-American empire folks aware that their policies are bringing about a fall of civilization? If so, why don’t they do anything about it. If not, why don’t they infiltrate the Schiller Institute [policy institute founded by Mr. LaRouche’s wife, Helga Zepp LaRouche]? And, if they are aware, why are they not trying to prevent the existence of the Schiller Institute? It is not clear what is the good side and the bad side, although it is clear that there is Plato vs. Aristotle and Gauss vs. Lagrange, and God vs. Satan. Does history become clear only when history gets past the present?

Release Date: Jan. 10, 2003

 


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