EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021
‘World at a Crossroad: Two Months Into New U.S. Administration’ Updated Invitation: Schiller Institute/ICLC Conference
March 7 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Two months after the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States, the world is faced with a multitude of crises: The U.S. is heading for a geopolitical confrontation against China and Russia. The effort to contain the rise of China by trying to forge an Indo-Pacific alliance, or even a global NATO, has been answered with the formation of a military alliance between China and Russia. The financial oligarchy, centered in the City of London, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley, is trying to postpone the inevitable collapse of the transatlantic financial system by pumping anywhere between $30 and $50 trillion into the “Great Reset” of the Green New Deal, which will be the end of industrial nations and, if implemented “successfully,” would lead to a gigantic population reduction worldwide.
The World Food Program is warning that this year alone there is the danger that 270 million people will starve to death from the condition of severe underdevelopment aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns, which have already destroyed 500 million jobs. The most dramatic humanitarian crisis since the Second World War is occurring right now in Yemen, where 20 million people are in acute danger of starvation. The fact that such a situation, which could be remedied easily if the political will existed, is not dealt with, means this is genocide. In Syria, one-third of the population is starving and victimized by a proxy war, which seemingly is between Israel and Iran, but really is the cockpit for a potential Third World War between the modern form of the British Empire—the U.K. and the U.S.—and Russia and China.
There is a systemic competition: While not only China, but also many Asian nations, have revived their ancient civilizations and combined them with an extremely optimistic perspective for the future based on scientific and technological innovation, the so-called “West” has plunged into a new Dark Age by adopting the most degenerate cultural practices, a policy of “everything goes,” which makes the end of the Roman Empire look pale by comparison. Therefore, the only way the human species has any hope of escaping this existential crisis will be by consciously initiating a Renaissance of classical culture and a dialogue of the most elevated cultural traditions of universal history.
The Schiller Institute is gathering leading spokesmen from Russia, China, Africa, Europe, and the Americas for a dialogue on how to meet this existential crisis of mankind with the idea of “peace through development.” Lyndon LaRouche fostered this approach for fifty years, with the idea of looking ahead to the next fifty years, to create the necessary revolution in human affairs to both meet these crises together as a human race, and to unleash the creative potential of mankind to create a world worthy of the dignity of man.
Join us for three panels (times are approximate; there will be simultaneous interpretation):
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EDT: ‘Reversing the Cultural Wasteland—The Urgency of a New Renaissance’
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT: ‘The Strategic Crisis Facing the Human Race’
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EDT: ‘The Indo-Pacific, the Caucasus, Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia: Pivots for War, or Peaceful Development with the New Silk Road’