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This editorial appears in the September 19, 2008 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Now More Than Ever, the Big Four

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On Oct. 1, Lyndon LaRouche will take to the airwaves for an international webcast that will truly and uniquely address the most disastrous, leaderless world crisis that any living being has ever seen. With banks crashing, war confrontations simmering, and the very foundations of Constitutional government, particularly in the United States, being undermined, most people are clueless on how to deal with the dangers they, and their nations, face. LaRouche—whose warnings of precisely this outcome, should his programmatic prescriptions not be followed, have been totally vindicated—will once again put forward the necessary solution as encapsulated in the webcast's title, "Now More Than Ever, the Big Four."

That solution is necessarily a global one. It can be summarized as follows:

  • Step 1: Put the present international monetary system into bankruptcy reorganization.

  • Step 2: Create a new system, a credit system, rather than a monetary system, in the form of an appropriately modern version of President Franklin Roosevelt's intention for a Bretton Woods system.

  • Step 3: Organize the new system on the basis of an extended form of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, rather than a conflict-system. The IMF must be replaced by a treaty organization among participating sovereign nation-states, with complementary long-term economic missions of scientific and related progress, per capita and per square kilometer of territory.

  • Step 4: Define a common, long-term mission-orientation of two or more generations' span for increase of the productive powers of labor among nations generally.

To achieve this result, there must be a concert of leading nations, what LaRouche has called the "Four Power" agreement, to put it into effect. These are Russia, China, India, and—perhaps the most difficult at the present time to bring into line—the United States.

Contrary to the garbage you get in the media, the current Russian leadership has adopted the right orientation for making such an agreement. Even in the face of insane provocations by the British-directed warmongers in the Bush Administration, and President Bush's own idiocy, Prime Minister Putin and President Medvedev have repeatedly stressed that they are looking for cooperation with the United States in solving the economic and strategic problems which the world faces. While insisting on no concessions to the British imperial assault, the Russian leadership wants a partnership such as that achieved between the two nations in the period of FDR.

China and India, which have already established an informal strategic alliance with Russia, are also more than ready for such an alliance, as reflected in their responses to LaRouche's analysis and initiatives.

How then do we bring the United States into political coherence with this emerging bloc of nations, which represent more than one-third of the world's population? How do we not only ensure that the half-mad President not only stop Cheney from blowing up the world with a new war (as against Iran), but that positive action is taken by leading U.S. institutions to establish the Four Power agreement?

We can't wait for the election to be over. Nothing in sight indicates any leadership from the candidates—in fact, the opposite. The true leadership must emerge around the ideas put forward by LaRouche in the immediate weeks ahead. Listen to LaRouche, and work on figuring it out. That's not good news, but it's the truth.

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