Executive Intelligence Review


Kansas Cattlemen Back ‘New Silk Road Spirit’ in Foreign Policy, Glass-Steagall at Home

Nov. 16, 2018 (EIRNS)—The Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA), at their 20th annual convention this month, passed a number of resolutions, among them a policy resolution, calling for U.S. foreign relations in the “spirit of the New Silk Road,” and also a call for reenacting the Glass-Steagall Act, to provide sound banking and credit to rebuild the United States.

The timing of these resolutions is significant, given that President Donald Trump in two weeks, will be at the G20 summit in Argentina, meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The KCA “Silk Road” resolution specifically states that Xi has invited the U.S. to collaborate on the New Silk Road, which would be a “win-win” foreign policy for the United States.

The KCA was formed in 1998, and its gatherings bring together cattlemen and others from across Kansas and other states. The third largest cattle-producing state in the country, Kansas has 6.3 million head of cattle, a little over twice the state’s population. The KCA states that it is “committed to restoring profits, self-esteem, freedom, fair trade, trust, and community pride back to the farms, ranches, and rural communities across Kansas and the nation.”

EIR’s Bob Baker spoke at the annual KCA banquet, laying out the strategic picture of the world now poised to defeat the World Wildlife Fund/British Empire crowd once and for all, and potentially to enter a new paradigm of development for mankind. He stressed the importance of pushing for the great power leaders—the U.S., China, Russia, India, and others—to confer at the G20 summit on Nov. 30-Dec. 1, on starting talks for a new world financial system favoring development, a “New Bretton Woods” system. Many KCA members are very up-to-date and aware of the stakes involved, from Baker’s monthly updates in the KCA News over the past two years. In particular, he has reported on the history of the American System, and the urgency now for Lyndon LaRouche’s “Four Laws” of economic measures to restore it.