From Volume 4, Issue Number 21 of EIR Online, Published May 24, 2005

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This Is One of the Great Moments in World History

Here is Lyndon LaRouche's presentation to a LaRouche Youth Movement cadre school in Houston, on May 20.

Well, I can tell you, this coming week, and already this weekend, is one of the great moments in world history. Right now! And it's happening largely in the United States, and it's centered on the U.S. Senate. Because, as of now, as of Tuesday—the way it's planned—you're going to have a make-or-break situation coming up in the Senate, to decide whether we're going to have a country or not.

This is now.

The war is on. The battle is about to be joined. And the outcome of the battle is going to determine what happens with the war. And what happens with the war is going to determine who lives and who dies, around the world!

That's reality—I'm not exaggerating in the slightest.

We're going into a situation, where the fascists in the Congress, in the Senate, backed by the White House and Cheney, are determined to make a coup d'etat against the U.S. Constitution, on the pretext of the issue of some crooked judges, who are not religious nuts—they may come off as religious nuts—but they're actually fascists. These are the guys, that some Senators recognize, who in the case of a depression—say in the 1930s—would have ensured that Adolf Hitler would have ruled the world: Because they would have repressed everything that Franklin Roosevelt did that saved the United States, and by saving the United States, saved the world from a world fascist dictatorship under Adolf Hitler. So, you have to think of these judges are particular ones that are the most onerous, are judges, who if they were successful, would tend to ensure that the United States is going to go Nazi, now. Because the crisis, the depression, is coming on fast.

That's our situation here, our situation in the world.

What's going to happen, is, you're going to have under the leadership of the Democratic Party, under Harry Reid, who is the Democratic Leader of the Senate, and a lot of other Senators, are going in there for a fight. They're going to challenge this thing. And if Cheney and Company move, to try to overthrow the Constitution as far on the question of the Senate rules, then they're going to shut the place down. And you're going to have a power struggle, which will shatter reputations, and a lot of other things.

So, this make or break. And the issue comes on, on Tuesday. And the fate of the nation, the fate of the lives of the people of this nation, depends upon the outcome of this thing on Tuesday.

We're now in the world's greatest depression in modern times. The Depression of the 1930s is a mild threat, compared to what we face, worldwide, right now. We're on the verge of where something will blow—and it will probably blow soon. It may blow within 30 days or less—totally. It may blow before then! It may be slightly delayed to blow slightly after that. But, we're in that area, where as the summer is coming on, that this entire world system, monetary-financial system, is ready to go through, not a depression, but a sudden, and rather total collapse.

And with that comes the immediate threat, that in a vacuum caused by a collapse of that type, if the right wing, as typified by what Cheney represents, is still in power, then you're going to see fascism come to the United States in the form of a sudden dictatorship.

If we defeat that now, in what's coming up on Tuesday for example, we may have saved the United States—and you—from Hell.

So, that's where we stand.

Now, in this situation, my position is more significant than ever before—and I've been pretty significant a number of times in the history of the United States. I was rather significant right after Aug. 15, 1971, when I had forecast something which every leading economist had said could never happen—and it happened! And I said it was inevitable, and it came! And they really had a bad time with me at that time, to get me out of the way! We pulled off a proposed reform of the non-aligned nations group of the world financial system—they crushed that. But I was in trouble, because I had become too powerful for their tastes: This was one of the first efforts, it was to kill me, were in this period. It came from government, from elements in government—the Justice Department and so forth, in the early 1970s, as a result of this. There was a plan to kill me, coming out of people like the Mont Pelerin Society, but through the government under Brzezinski as National Security Advisor, back during the Carter Administration.

There were attempts to kill me, outright, during 1979, in the election campaign. That was quashed. Because I was alert to it, and I didn't let something happen that could have happened.

Then there was the effort to kill me again, and some other people, on Oct. 6 and 7, 1986: This was over the SDI, where it was essentially President Reagan and I, and a few other people around him, who had defined this SDI proposal. And when the President announced it, on March 23, 1983, everybody and his brother wanted to kill me, including Soviet General Secretary Andropov, and most of the Democratic and Republican Party as well! And they tried to do, on Oct. 6-7, of 1986, at the time that Reagan was going to this meeting with Gorbachov, where one of the key issues was the SDI again, at that time. And so forth and so on.

There was also, they were going to kill me, if I weren't convicted in 1988-89. The reason I was sent to prison was just that: If I beat the frame-up charge, they were going to kill. And when I got to prison, they decided they weren't going to kill me. There was still an effort to kill me while I was in prison. And that was sort of—not too well organized, and then it was called off.

So, I've been fairly important a number of times. Right now, I'm more important than ever before: Because this is the big crisis which I'm uniquely qualified to deal with. And many people in the Senate and elsewhere in the United States, as well as other parts of the planet, know it.

So, now, we're coming to a battle, like the declaration of war, is coming Tuesday. And the way we handle ourselves, the way we're able to mobilize ourselves, the way we're able to get our own people to stop trying to conduct a "business as usual" approach, may determine the fate of all humanity.

So that's where we are.

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