This article appears in the January 31, 2020 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
LaRouche PAC Statement
Trump at Davos:
Optimism, Not Pessimism!
This is the text of a leaflet now being circulated by LaRouche PAC.
Jan. 26—President Donald Trump raised the political temperature of the planet this week by several degrees when he set fire to the hides of the 119 Greenie billionaires and their banker, politician, media and university lackeys assembled at the 50th World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland. “This is not a time for pessimism; this is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism and action,” Trump said.
. . . [W]e must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune-tellers. . . . They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the ’70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s. . . . In America, we understand what the pessimists refuse to see: that a growing and vibrant market economy focused on the future lifts the human spirit and excites creativity strong enough to overcome any challenge—any challenge by far. . . .
The Davos conference was most notable for the open association of billionaire bankers with ecologists. The last time such an alliance was so nakedly forged was when British central banker Montagu Norman and German central banker Hjalmar Schacht formed the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland in 1930 to bring the Austrian “green hippie” Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist Party to power.
The Schiller Institute’s Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who commissioned a book-length study in 1984 to expose the link between modern environmentalism and population reduction titled The Hitler Book, said: “The form it takes is that, for example, there was . . . a German-Austrian-Swiss TV program, on Davos, where the leadership of Greenpeace said, ‘Well, you know it was really wrong to fight against these elites. We should work with them to establish the Green agenda.’ Also, Micah White, who was one of the founders of the Occupy Wall Street movement, in an interview with BBC, said exactly the same thing: There is no point fighting the elite; one has to make an alliance with them to implement the green agenda.”
Among those in Trump’s audience were outgoing Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, who called for “financial regime change” at Jackson Hole, Wyoming this past summer and Mike Bloomberg, whose $2 billion self-financed Presidential campaign is only being run to promote the depopulation agenda called the Green New Deal. The “Davos Billionaires Club” believes that the Earth is best served, by serving the “lower 80%” of the human race to the “upper 20%.”
Economist Lyndon LaRouche, from as early as his How the International Development Bank Will Work of 1975, through his Four Laws of 2014, proposed that the world has a “carrying capacity” of as many as 100 billion people or more, living at a higher standard and with less crowding than now, and with less damage to the planet as a whole! The reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act, Treasury Department-based issuance of national credit directed solely to physical production, a crash program to build advanced nuclear/thermonuclear electrical power generation capability, and the full adoption and funding of the Artemis space mission to the Moon and Mars, are the first steps to a true national economic recovery.
‘New Silk Road’ of World Cooperation
In Davos, President Trump sought to negate the pessimistic world vision of his audience by observing:
For anyone who doubts what is possible in the future, we need only look at the towering achievements of the past. . . . Centuries ago, at the time of the Renaissance, skilled craftsmen and laborers looked upwards and built the structures that still touch the human heart. To this day, some of the greatest structures in the world have been built hundreds of years ago.
In Italy, the citizens once started construction on what would be a 140-year project, the Duomo of Florence. . . . While the technology did not yet exist to complete their design, city fathers forged ahead anyway, certain that they would figure it out someday. These citizens of Florence did not accept limits to their high aspirations and so the Great Dome was finally built.
For more than 30 years, LaRouche used the Great Dome of Florence as the metaphor expressing the Idea of Progress—why the world needs more people, and why there are no limits to growth. Today’s “Florentine Dome” project-equivalent need not take 140 years. We can build a new culture, capable of simultaneously taking humanity back to the Moon, on to Mars, and away from poverty, even eradicating it worldwide within the next 25 to 30 years. But if President Trump is illegally removed from office, and the United States turned into a British parliamentary democracy, that will become impossible. The United States Presidency as an institution, and the Constitution itself, would be mortally wounded.
Today, there is an illegal, unconstitutional attempt to remove Donald Trump from the Presidency of the United States for his oft-stated intent to work with the leaderships of Russia and China to end world war and create prosperity wherever possible. President Trump needs to sit down at the earliest possible date with his friends, President Vladimir Putin and President Xi Jinping, for a summit conference on peace through development of the physical-economic platform worldwide, in every nation. The United States, joining the multi-continental Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and returning the American worker to new, advanced technology—to manufacture small modular nuclear reactors, laser machine-tools, agricultural and transportation machinery, and family farm-based food production—is the “New Silk Road” of world cooperation. The billionaire Malthusians want Trump gone before he does this, and that is the only reason that the illegal impeachment is going forward in the United States.
President John Kennedy once said: “I look forward to the day when America is no longer afraid of grace and beauty.” Donald Trump, in his reference to the Great Dome of Florence, at the Davos Conference, indicated his willingness to ask the world, and the United States, to not be afraid. It should fall to this generation of Americans, and world-citizens, in this Presidency, at this time, to now bring JFK’s and Lyndon LaRouche’s visions to fruition, so that the ghost of their aspirations for mankind might finally be freed from the limbo of our inaction.