This editorial appears in the October 5, 2018 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE UN
The Institutions Have Failed:
We Must Make All Nations Great Again
Together, let us choose a future of patriotism, prosperity, and pride. Let us choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat. And let us come here to this place to stand for our people and their nations, forever strong, forever sovereign, forever just, and forever thankful for the grace and the goodness and the glory of God.
Sept. 25—President Donald Trump used the occasion of his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today to utter a clear and unambiguous defense of the individual national sovereignty of every nation, as well as the right of those nations to a future of peace, economic development and prosperity.
As to be expected, media coverage declared that the speech was a reiteration of Trump’s alleged “America First” outlook,—thus attempting to smear the President by linking his views with the U.S. Nazi sympathizers of the 1930s—but for those who heard or have read the speech, what stands out is Trump’s charity toward other nations, and his insistence that these nations all have the right to develop as sovereign powers, in cooperation with their neighbors. He repeatedly stressed the crucial importance of the culture and values of each and every nation in bringing about peace and development internationally. As he said in regard to the horror of the drug gangs and human traffickers in Ibero-America: “Ultimately, the only long-term solution to the migration crisis is to help people build more hopeful futures in their home countries. Make their countries great again!”
Trump’s Own Words
Excerpts from the President’s speech provide a vivid picture of his vision:
Each of us here today is the emissary of a distinct culture, a rich history, and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homelands like nowhere else on Earth.
That is why America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination.
I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions. The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship.
We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return . . .
Many countries are pursuing their own unique visions, building their own hopeful futures, and chasing their own wonderful dreams of destiny, of legacy, and of a home.
The whole world is richer, humanity is better, because of this beautiful constellation of nations, each very special, each very unique, and each shining brightly in its part of the world.
In each one, we see awesome promise of a people bound together by a shared past and working toward a common future.
As for Americans, we know what kind of future we want for ourselves. We know what kind of a nation America must always be.
In America, we believe in the majesty of freedom and the dignity of the individual. We believe in self-government and the rule of law. And we prize the culture that sustains our liberty—a culture built on strong families, deep faith, and fierce independence. We celebrate our heroes, we treasure our traditions, and above all, we love our country.
Inside everyone in this great chamber today, and everyone listening all around the globe, there is the heart of a patriot that feels the same powerful love for your nation, the same intense loyalty to your homeland.
The passion that burns in the hearts of patriots and the souls of nations has inspired reform and revolution, sacrifice and selflessness, scientific breakthroughs, and magnificent works of art.
Our task is not to erase it, but to embrace it. To build with it. To draw on its ancient wisdom. And to find within it the will to make our nations greater, our regions safer, and the world better.
To unleash this incredible potential in our people, we must defend the foundations that make it all possible. Sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived, democracy has ever endured, or peace has ever prospered. And so we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all. . . .
When we do, we will find new avenues for cooperation unfolding before us. We will find new passion for peacemaking rising within us. We will find new purpose, new resolve, and new spirit flourishing all around us, and making this a more beautiful world in which to live.
So together, let us choose a future of patriotism, prosperity, and pride. Let us choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat. And let us come here to this place to stand for our people and their nations, forever strong, forever sovereign, forever just, and forever thankful for the grace and the goodness and the glory of God.
Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the nations of the world.
Breaking Free from Imperial Rule
This issue—of freeing the nations of the world from (in President Trump’s words) “global governance, control, and domination”—is the paramount issue of our time. One thing that distinguishes the LaRouche political movement, is that we have insisted that this phenomenon of “domination” be addressed by its accurate name—the British Empire.
For over fifty years, Lyndon LaRouche has identified the crisis facing mankind in the 20th century, and still today, as the existence of the legacy of imperial institutions, set up and run by and for the benefit of the British Empire and its financial institutions.
These British imperial bodies include the wretched World Trade Organization (WTO), enforcing “free trade” policies which function to keep the former colonized nations in perpetual poverty, never achieving industrialization. It also includes such imperial courts as the International Criminal Court (ICC), used exclusively to punish African and other developing nation leaders who refuse to follow the dictates of their former colonial lords. It includes many of the agencies of the UN itself, parading as “human rights” enforcers, but actually used to justify economic and military interventions against sovereign states, under the imperial “responsibility to protect” doctrine of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
After sixteen years of Bush and Obama subservience to London, there is finally an American President who has the courage to take on those institutions, and to insist that mankind can do better. Just as President Trump has stuck to his insistence that the U.S. should be friends with Russia, so also has he openly rejected the British “globalization” hoax, designed to sustain the Empire, and has enraged the British and their assets in the U.S., who are running a British coup attempt against the President. Their panic is clear, as the overt role of the British in that coup attempt, identified by LaRouche and EIR from the beginning, can no longer be hidden.
George Papadopoulos, one of Robert Mueller’s targets, just last week blew the whistle on the British and their “Five Eyes” control over the set-up of Trump. On Sept. 24, the former U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., Joseph diGenova, said on WMAL radio that “the U.K. is at the center of the conspiracy to frame Donald Trump and Carter Page and George Papadopoulos,” pointing to both MI6 and GCHQ, which he identified as “the head intelligence operation out of the U.K.”
Trump has pointedly rejected the free trade pacts, the “global warming” hoax, the ICC, the “human rights” mafia, and the “East versus West” imperial divide—all created by the British to impose the dictates of the City of London and Wall Street over the rights of sovereign nation states. Defending these rights, which were the fruit of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia and the European Renaissance, requires the final end to Empire, and to the geopolitical thinking behind it.
LaRouche PAC Intervenes
On Sept. 25, the LaRouche Political Action Committee (LaRouche PAC) held a rally at the UN, welcoming delegates from around the world with a beautiful poster reading, “Blessed Are the Peace Makers,” with pictures of Trump shaking hands with Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Kim Jong-Un.
Although a great deal of noise has been made in the media about Trump’s criticisms of Iran and his claims that its government sponsors terror and suppresses its own people, it is important to recall that in his speech last year at the same UN event, Trump railed against “Little Rocket Man” Kim Jong-Un as a threat to humanity. This is Trump’s style. In a tweet on Sept. 25, he said that Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani had not accepted his invitation to meet, but, “Maybe someday in the future—I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man.” President Rouhani, on his side, said in his speech that dialogue is possible and necessary, while also denouncing Trump’s rejection of the Iran nuclear deal signed under Obama. Such a dialogue is required if the festering crisis across the so-called Mideast is to be resolved—not piece by piece, but comprehensively, with the Syrian crisis and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict included. This would deprive the British of their primary “cockpit for war,” just as the Korean peace process has foiled imperial efforts to force Asian nations and others to “take sides,” rather than joining together in the Spirit of the New Silk Road.
The LaRouche PAC rally also distributed the petition titled, “The Leaders of the United States, Russia, China and India Must Create a New Bretton Woods!” The petition underlines the pending explosion of the financial bubble in the trans-Atlantic region, as well as the growing panic in Europe as the EU itself is falling apart. It is LPAC’s intervention in this area of economic and financial policy which is both singular, and absolutely vital to the ultimate success of the Trump Presidency.
In his UN speech, President Trump took credit for the expansion of production and job creation in the United States during the last two years. Yet some of President Trump’s recent public remarks tend to blur the distinction between the stock market and the real economy, and this may come back to haunt him, especially if the stock market bubble explodes before the crucial midterm elections. This threat could be resolved if Trump were to act now, with the other nations of the “Four Powers” and others that choose to participate, to prepare to convene a New Bretton Woods conference, to implement the necessary international reorganization of the financial system along Hamiltonian lines, as presented in LaRouche’s proposed Four Laws.
This truly will secure sovereignty and economic well-being for every nation on Earth.