EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021
Helga Zepp-LaRouche: ‘Choose Durable Human Survival Instead’
Feb. 21 , 2021 (EIRNS)—At the present time, with such dramatic, historical events underway, as the second year of a pandemic, with a mutating virus; and in North America, with mass scale damage from power systems known in advance to be deficient, reason tells us that we should be collaborating like hell, at home and abroad, to put things right. Look at what we can do on Mars! The measures needed have been spelled out for decades, in development policies by economist-statesman Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., who, with his wife Helga Zepp-LaRouche, also showed the way for the diplomatic initiatives that can make development a reality. Now is the time.
The opposition to this outlook, from the failed political-financial networks centered in the City of London/Wall Street crowd, is pushing furiously for more and rapid deindustrialization which have caused the multiple crises in the first place. Publicity is now revved up for the April 22 international summit to fight climate change, to be hosted by the White House, for Earth Day. Both President Joe Biden and John Kerry, National Security Council Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, reiterated this on Feb. 18, the day that the U.S. officially rejoined the Paris Climate Accords. They emphasize that between now and the April 22 summit, Biden will issue the measures required to achieve major U.S. reduction of CO2 by the end of this decade. Such policies will actually mean nine years of accelerating black-outs, food shortages, floods, fires, and rapid drop of life expectancy. Kerry stressed the urgency of action on CO2 reduction on Friday, speaking with UN Director General Antonio Guterres, “It’s what people will do in the next 10 years that matter.”
Joining in, of course, are the billionaire genocidalists. Sir Michael anti-coal Bloomberg was on a reporters’ conference call Feb. 18 to stress that more coal plants must be taken down—just at the very time when it has been coal and nuclear electricity generation that kept the central states from complete black-out. Bill Gates, the man whose specialty is “philanthropy” to perpetuate deficiencies in health, education and agriculture, has been likewise stressing this 10-year timeframe. He said in a feature interview in today’s Washington Post Magazine that, “we must have breakthroughs in this next decade,” so we can use the following two decades to 2050, “to replace the entire industrial economy.” As for the science question involved in the apparent contradiction between frigid storms and global warming, Gates asserted the standard fraud this morning on Fox News, that “putting more carbon” into the atmosphere is bound to affect the weather. There is “super hard evidence” of this.
The new report out this month takes these evil jokers apart—EIR’s Special Report: “The Great Leap Backward: LaRouche Exposes the Green New Deal.” Helga Zepp-LaRouche writes in her Introduction, “The New Deal for Humanity Is Not Green, But Human!” a concluding section, sub-titled, “Choose Durable Human Survival Instead.” She calls for action, stating,
“Even if many institutions seem to have decided on the course outlined here [green economic disaster, geopolitics and war danger], it is not too late to take the alternative. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how extremely vulnerable we really are as a human species, and that realistically we only have one chance to ensure our long-term survival—by coming together in a new paradigm of cooperation among all nations of this world to dedicate ourselves to the real common tasks of humanity.
“The key to overcoming the crisis lies in an image of man that does not see mankind as a parasite on nature, whose activities pollute and destroy poor Mother Earth, so that it would be good to reduce the number of people as much as possible (just not so far as to leave the oligarchy without enough service personnel!). Man is simply not a manipulable, sensory being that can be kept under control by the modern form of bread and circuses and degradation by the entertainment industry.
“Mankind is the only species whose creative reason conforms to the laws of the universe, and is even a developed integral part thereof. It is precisely this ability that allows humanity time and again to discover new revolutionary hypotheses about the physical laws of the universe, which are then used in the production process to define completely new platforms of the human standard of living, life expectancy, understanding of the climate change that has been taking place for millions of years, and further perspective for creating the prerequisites for future interstellar space flight through the colonization of nearer space.”