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This article appears in the August 9, 2019 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Extinction Rebellion: British Push Greens for Human Extinction

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Left: Molly Scott Cato; right: Bertrand Russell

July 31—The Extinction Rebellion (XR)—spawned in the UK last October and now spreading rapidly across Europe and into the United States—must not be taken lightly as merely psychotic lunacy, although it is that as well. The intention of this offensive—the destruction of modern industrial civilization—is not hidden in XR’s founding principles, published in a letter to The Guardian on Oct. 26, 2018, signed by 94 academics, politicians, and social activists, which states that governments are guilty of “failing to acknowledge that infinite economic growth on a planet with finite resources is non-viable.” This fundamental lie—that we live in a world of scarce resources—was refuted by Lyndon LaRouche in his 1983 book, There Are No Limits to Growth. Based on that lie, the XR letter concludes: “It is therefore not only our right, but our moral duty to bypass the government’s inaction and flagrant dereliction of duty, and to rebel to defend life itself.”

The letter’s authors were Dr. Alison Green, a psychologist at England’s Arden University, a private, for-profit institution, and Molly Scott Cato, a British Member of the European Parliament from the British Green Party. Cato is not only anti-carbon but also a raving anti-nuclear campaigner—demonstrating that the Extinction Rebellion’s intention is not actually anti-carbon, but anti-industry and anti-science. The signers of the letter include former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who is encouraging children to skip school to demand de-industrialization.

A large number of the signers are psychiatrists, and not surprisingly, the Extinction Rebellion prides itself on being modeled on Bertrand Russell’s 1960 creation of the supposedly pro-peace “Committee of 100” civil disobedience movement. Yet it was Russell who called for a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union in the Oct. 1, 1946 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The role of psychiatrists in XR is quite telling.

Bertrand Russell, described by Lyndon LaRouche as the “most evil man of the 20th Century,” referred to “mass psychology” as the most important tool for politics. In his 1952 book, The Impact of Science on Society, Russell wrote:

[Mass psychology’s] importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called “education.” Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part. What is essential in mass psychology is the art of persuasion. If you compare a speech of Hitler’s with a speech of (say) Edmund Burke, you will see what strides have been made in the art since the eighteenth century. What went wrong formerly was that people had read in books that man is a rational animal, and framed their arguments on this hypothesis. . . . It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.

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Extinction Rebellion “Die-In” at the University of Amsterdam on April 18, 2019.

The XR groups, an exercise in such mass psychology, are now shutting down traffic and defacing monuments, but can be expected to proceed to terrorist attacks on CO2-producing factories and power plants soon. They are fascists wearing green shirts rather than brown. They are at the center of the ongoing destruction of Germany, the leading industrial nation of Europe.

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Christoph M. Schmidt

A key speaker at the ongoing five-day conference of the Extinction Rebellion in Dortmund is Christoph Schmidt, who has been Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leading economic adviser for the past ten years, during which time the German government began the total shut-down of nuclear power production and the closure of all coal-fired power plants, planning to survive primarily on windmills and solar panels. The international XR movement is also targetting the United States, and is currently focussed on the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, scheduled for September 23.

The Antidote

This demonic movement must be exposed and repudiated, but that will only be successful if the populations of Europe and the United States are given the tools to break through the cultural and psychological warfare.

Never has the opportunity to do exactly that been greater than it is today, given the enthusiasm and optimism awakened by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, together with the announcement by President Donald Trump and NASA chief Jim Bridenstine of the Artemis Moon-Mars mission, to return to the Moon by 2024 in a crash program. The mission is to return to the Moon and stay—to build the industrial and scientific capacity to serve as a base for human travel to Mars and beyond. The LaRouche PAC petition, “We Commit to the Moon-Mars Mission,” is addressed to that spark of creativity and optimism, especially in youth, who have been denied that vision of the future ever since the assassination of John Kennedy, the Indochina War, and the prosecution of Lyndon LaRouche.

The exoneration of LaRouche is a crucial element of ensuring that that mission succeeds. We can, and must, awaken American patriots and citizens of the world to the reality of the lost decades since his ideas were suppressed, by the same British imperial forces now being exposed as the instigators of the failed coup attempt against President Trump.

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