|This article appears in the June 24, 2016 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Our Task Today
Helga Zepp-LaRouche spoke to the following effect in concluding a telephone meeting with the LaRouche PAC Policy Committee, June 16.
The crucial thing is to mediate the historic tension of this moment, throughout our movement and beyond. The biggest danger would be for people to go on with business as usual, thinking that, well, we have always been saying there was a crisis. But right now, look at all the elements coming together: the war danger, the military maneuvers, the NATO summit, the fight to prolong the anti-Russian sanctions, the possibility of Britain’s exit from the Euro, and with it the collapse of the financial system.
On the positive side, there’s the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be attended by Italian Prime Minister Renzi, European Commission President Juncker, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and many CEOs and other leaders of governments,— so Russia is not isolated at all! Then Xi Jinping will come for a 5-day trip to Central Europe and Central Asia, starting with Poland June 17. There is all the progress around the Silk Road, integration, the Eurasian Economic Union, and ASEAN, as more train routes are also continuing to be opened between China and Europe.
All of this is moving forward, and the tension is: Which system will prevail? Will it be the global development partnership which is on the horizon and moving forward, or will the forces of the empire go for the annihilation of mankind? The tension between these two dynamics has never been as acute as right now. That’s the sense we have to mediate. If they think it’s just Orlando, or just this or just that,— then they don’t understand it at all.
The reason that the Walter Jones initiative, House Resolution 779, is so important in this context, is because that could derail the whole British-Saudi foreign policy of the United States,— which is the crux of the matter. So, the Walter Jones resolution is an integral part of the initiative to change it, but people must not treat it as a single issue, but instead say that that’s how you can do something to stop the war danger. And you have to learn how all of these things hang together.
And what we have to do as an organization, is to communicate that this is probably the most important punctum saliens in human history. And we have to elevate people onto the stage of strategic world-historical developments. That’s why they have to join us, because they don’t get that kind of view from anyone else,— but that’s what they need to survive. That’s the challenge which we have to communicate.