|This statement appears in the October 6, 2000 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Don't Belittle Danish Voters on `No' To Euro
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
September 29, 2000--As of the close of the day, Thursday, it
appears that the Danish voters have voted their patriotic preference for keeping
their national currency, over the Euro, by a considerable margin. In and of
itself, the presently reported outcome was generally expected, and, apparently,
its most immediate effects had been prediscounted by the usual "financial
markets," that during the several days preceding that election
Nonetheless, only fools will belittle the Danish voters'
decision. Although last night's reported poll was not an unexpected development,
the early result will include not precisely predictable, but early and
significant, catalytical effects on the international political and financial
The captains of English-speaking imperial financier
interests, are still in charge of the ship, still relishing their temporarily
continuing authority to rattle sabers, make wars, to hire and fire subordinate
executives, and to decide which passengers will die next; but, so far, they
exhibit neither the intelligence, nor the will to save the ship known as the
world's financial system from sinking. They bark their orders, but, for all of
that, the ship is sinking at an accelerating rate, the turbulence stirred up by
each new subsidence growls more loudly, and the shudders of its <ntsubsidence
are more menacing than a few moments earlier. In the case of those present
authorities, allusions to "Hitler in the bunker," are timely. That is the
situation on the battlefield, on the evening after the vote in the Danish
election has been reported. As the Prussian military advisers to Russia's Tsar
Alexander I counseled in 1812: "The enemy appears to be winning, but, therefore,
that fool is also losing."
To sum matters up, we have entered a revolutionary period, in
which the script is complete with featured inclusion of a powerful and
mass-murderous, but doomed and tarnished former glory of the old regime. In
fact, the only way in which to understand the present situation, is to take a
point some short distance into the future, and to use that as a vantage-point to
look backwards toward the present moment, to view the leading personalities of
leading powers and mass-media voices of the current moment as the future will
view them, as doomed voices of a recent past. We must adopt the standpoint of
that future vantage-point in time, a retrospective view, from the future, of the
present as tomorrow's self-doomed past.
In a situation like the present world situation,
revolutionaries may be slaughtered, or triumph. Either way, they will be honored
for their contribution to the more distant future beyond. But, the sidewalk
superintendents and bookmakers of current history will be consigned to that Hell
where the contemptible bask in the well-deserved disgust they have, once again,
so richly earned in this present crisis, as in notable parallels from the
history of the past.