From Volume 5, Issue Number 1 of EIR Online, Published Jan. 3, 2006

This Week You Need To Know

LaRouche Defines the Fight To Save Civilization Today

The following remarks were made by Lyndon LaRouche to an assembly of the his movement in Europe on Dec. 29, 2005.

There are changes in the world, which are coming from the United States, which I've played a key part in initiating. There's no guarantee of victory. The world is too far gone, for anyone to think of assured survival of civilization, in this period. The changes should have been made a long time ago, and they weren't.

It's been 40 years since the beginning of the collapse of the world economy, especially that of Europe and the United States. The collapse came in the context of the period from 1964 to 1972, in which there was a deliberate destruction of U.S. civilization and that of Europe, which had been planned immediately at the end of the war. And this took an effect upon a generation which was born immediately after the war, which was subjected to a form of brainwashing, known as the Congress for Cultural Freedom, and similar kinds of things.

It was a reign of terror, under Truman, beyond belief. In fact, what we have to understand is, that the crowd in Europe, called the Synarchist International, which gave us fascism between 1922 and 1945, was an Anglo-American crowd, centered in London and in Paris, which created fascism as its tool.

In the early period of the rise of Mussolini, the leading financial circles in New York, were sympathetic, including the circles of John Dewey, the famous liberal, were sympathetic to fascism. The approval for fascism in the form of Mussolini, in the United States, in leading intellectual circles, was strong. And initially, the same thing was true of the Hitler period: In leading financial circles, in the United States, especially in Britain, the sympathy for Hitler initially was very strong.

But there was also a confusion, which was typified by the case of a famous Jewish figure, who had been an agent of the Russian Okhrana, who appealed from Italy, twice, to Hitler, to make a pact with Hitler. This was the leader of what became the Israeli right-wing: Jabotinsky. He wrote twice to Hitler, appealing for a pact with Hitler. Why? Because he believed that, the principles of fascism would require Hitler to put aside anti-Semitism and the persecution of the Jews....

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