EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021
Lyndon LaRouche: Livestream Memorial on Second Anniversary of His Death Bespeaks a Talent Well Spent
By Diane Sare
Feb. 14 , 2021 (EIRNS)—February 12, 2021 marked the second anniversary of the death of America’s greatest statesman and philosopher Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr, who passed away on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in 2019 at the age of 96. The LaRouche Organization and the Schiller Institute, founded by his wife Helga Zepp-LaRouche, commemorated that day with a 19-hour livestream of Lyndon LaRouche’s speeches and lectures, which opened and concluded with the powerful memorial concert which was held in New York City on June 8 in the year of his death.
The livestream featured some of LaRouche’s most critical, history-changing interventions—but to those who knew him and his legacy, far more than 19 hours would be required to revisit even a fraction of the speeches and classes he gave that changed history. In that regard, Lyn was a true scientist, always challenging the prevailing assumptions of the day, including his own, and developing a “higher hypothesis.”
To those who began watching, at whatever point in the day-long event, it was “nearly impossible to tear myself away,” said several of LaRouche’s associates, this author included. Allowing oneself to spend hours in the presence of such a mind through this video tour was a welcome and joyful contrast to the treasonous and deceitful spectacle taking place in the United States Senate of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, which finally ended in the expected acquittal, but continues in the press.
Equally disturbing are the recent comments of the Strategic Command Commander Adm. Charles Richard, about the necessity to prepare for the possibility of nuclear war, and the continued demonization of Russia and China. LaRouche would see the new COVID relief bill as a sick joke, and just a further vindication of his 1996 Triple Curve/Typical Collapse Function, which was illustrated in the penultimate video of the day.
Even after watching only a few minutes of Lyndon LaRouche and/or hearing from others of the profound effect he had on their lives, it is clear that the United States suffers greatly from the lack of such inspired leadership as LaRouche embodied for decades, including emphatically throughout his eight presidential election campaigns. And it continues to suffer because of his unjust, five-year imprisonment as a political prisoner, and the fact that he has not been exonerated to this day.
As Helga Zepp-LaRouche described her late husband in her introduction to her video statement for the LaRouche Legacy Foundation, dedicated to publishing all his writings, Lyndon LaRouche from the beginning, developed an analysis of what went wrong with the system, on the one side, and the necessary solution on the other:
“I think one of the most important conceptions, was that in 1975, he presented for the first time a comprehensive idea of what such a new world economic system would look like: the International Development Bank—the idea that there should be a transfer of technology worth $200 billion every year, overcoming underdevelopment through large projects. This idea immediately caught fire. In 1976, the Non-Aligned Movement, in their final conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, basically made a final resolution more or less adopting that policy, word by word.
“In the following years, Lyn was working with Indira Gandhi, with José López Portillo, on these conceptions. I think that this is a very rich story. We traveled in all of these decades to more than forty countries. We met with leaders from practically every single country of the planet. I can assure you, from my own experience, that all these people looked at Lyn with an incredible hope for what the United States would be.”