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This article appears in the October 22, 2021 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

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Usher in the ‘Age of Reason’
To End ‘Depraved Indifference’

The following is the text of the October 9th invitation to an international youth dialogue with Helga Zepp-LaRouche on October 23, 2021. This is the latest in a series of periodic international discussions to mobilize youth at this time of world crisis.

There is a nation, today, in which one out of three people is on the brink of starvation, where droughts have recently destroyed 40% of the wheat production. Ninety percent of the population lacks access to medical care. Eighty percent of the population is under the age of thirty, but war has raged there for 40 years, a fragile peace just now established. This nation is Afghanistan.

In another nation, two in five people are hungry. Raw sewage flows in the rivers. Seventy-five percent of the nation’s energy comes from the burning of wood for charcoal—a 16th-century technology. Fifty-nine percent of the population earns less than $2.43 per day. This nation is Haiti.

A young mind, now extending itself to embrace the world, beyond the limits of the possible, shall have no choice but to call out, “The condition of humanity is intolerable! Let no individual who ever loved his fellow man be still! Either we will enact an Age of Reason, or humanity may soon extinguish itself by its own barbarity.”

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder and President of The Schiller Institute, has forecast that this Age of Reason, a “community of common destiny for mankind,” as Chinese President Xi Jinping has termed it, lies within our reach—should we take the occasion of the defeat of NATO in Afghanistan as the opportunity to commit the four great powers of Russia, China, India, and the U.S.A. to the necessary physical economic development of Afghanistan, and every nation.

We can leave behind the depraved system of geopolitics, which justifies Malthusian destruction of life by the myth of “limited resources,” and establish a New Paradigm dedicated to the common aims of mankind, as expressed in the common use of the science of physical economy to bring modern health infrastructure, clean water, food, education, classical culture, science and technology to all peoples of the world.

Today, Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche and her co-thinkers are mobilizing true leaders on every continent—those who thirst for the knowledge of universal principles, such as doctors, classical artists, scientists, statesmen, and perhaps most importantly, YOUTH—to inaugurate this Age of Reason, by the successful transformation of Afghanistan, and of Haiti. The people of Afghanistan and Haiti, and of so many nations across the world, face famine, disease, war—but worse, they face the “depraved indifference” of governments and people, in the United States, most European countries, and many others, who ignore known solutions to vicious suffering and death, who ignore the success of China in lifting 850 million people out of extreme poverty, who ignore the 50-year economic forecasting record of the late American economist and statesman, Lyndon H. LaRouche.

The Schiller Institute invites you to participate in an international youth dialogue with Helga Zepp-LaRouche to be held Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Together, let us raise up a force of impassioned people, dedicated to righting these wrongs once and for all, so that we may say, truly, “Never again!”

We encourage you to read and study carefully these two documents:

“The Schiller Institute Plan To Develop Haiti,” by Richard Freeman and Cynthia Rush available here.

“Can ‘The West’ Learn? What Afghanistan Needs Now!” by Helga Zepp-LaRouche available here.

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