EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021
Pandemic Going Out of Control—Problem Is Ideology
Jan. 26 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Unless we shift course, we are heading into the catastrophe of the pandemic going out of control, amidst famine, economic breakdown, and potential war. The world has passed the count of 100 million cases of COVID-19, with over 2 million dead—statistics which are vastly understated. The problem isn’t this particular, nasty virus, or others lurking in wait, it’s the ideology preventing us from acting—those who are blind to it, and those who tolerate it. There are various expressions.
For example, the “markets” ideology holds that patent rights, private profiteering, and competition must prevail, even unto death. Therefore, well over 95% of the vaccines so far are going to relatively well-off nations, and less than 5% to most of the rest of the world. This could be averted—with government involvement in licensing waivers, or fees, or other arrangements, for which there are precedents. But without collaborative action, the situation is hopeless. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairman of the African Union, warned of this yesterday, in his address to the World Economic Forum, at its “Davos Agenda” five-day conference. He said that no nation is safe, if all nations aren’t safe.
The worst expression of ideology comes from the backers of the Davos Agenda platform of meetings and propaganda, established over 50 years ago to promote the interests of the British Empire. Over the past many months they have promoted the evil “Great Reset” for the economy, post-COVID-19, of building low-tech power, food, water, and other systems, and taking down efforts to build high-tech advancements in these areas, in the name of preventing climate change. Their current concepts promote so-called green policies toward a “net zero CO2 emissions future,” which if carried through, will result in mass depopulation. Today’s sessions featured a swarm of big-name financial bums, such as Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, and top officials from JP Morgan, the Banque de France central bank, Standard Chartered, the IMF, and others. Their focus was the need to impose “universal metrics” on lending to economic activity, based on “ESG”—environment, social, and governance criteria, which they will set, in ways to downgrade the physical economy, inflate their own financial power, and loot the means to life for populations. BlackRock decrees that, in the name of “saving the planet,” financiers must now order governments regarding what they can and cannot do. In the new Biden Administration, there are two former top BlackRock officials in high office—Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council; and Wally Adeyemo, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Allow these networks and this thinking to continue, and we guarantee death by pandemic, starvation, or war.
A step away from the brink was made today in the phone call between President Joe Biden, who initiated the call, and President Vladimir Putin. They concurred on extending the New START Treaty for mutual arms limitations. Otherwise, according to the U.S. readout, Biden chided Putin on contrived geopolitical charges, such as violating Ukraine, and mistreating Alexey Navalny.
Another expression of sanity in international relations came from German Chancellor Angela Merkel today, in her address to the WEF Davos Agenda. She made headlines by siding with President Xi Jinping’s calls for a new multilateral system, in implicit opposition to President Biden’s efforts to form a global anti-China bloc. Xi gave a keynote at the Jan. 25 Davos Agenda opening. Merkel said, “The Chinese President spoke yesterday, and he and I agree on that. We see a need for multilateralism.... I would very much wish to avoid the building of blocs. I don’t think it would do justice to many societies if we were to say this is the United States and over there is China, and we are grouping around either the one or the other. This is not my understanding of how things ought to be....”
The Schiller Institute is taking aim directly at the green killer “Great Reset” ideology in a forthcoming reveal-all report by an international team. This goes in tandem with the economic report from May 2020, “The LaRouche Plan To Reopen the U.S. Economy: The World Needs 1.5 Billion New, Productive Jobs.” Helga Zepp-LaRouche, speaking with collaborators today, described these reports and related initiatives as part of putting upfront international collaboration to build a world health system, which is the lever we need to force a paradigm shift to change history for the common good..