EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021
War or Peace with China—The World Is in Fear That It May Be War
March 13 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Helga Zepp-LaRouche said today that the world is in a state of fear over the U.S. mobilization of its military to prepare for war with China, combined with the massive propaganda barrage from the media, the government, and the military to demonize China in the minds of the citizenry—an historic means to prepare for war. She asked, what must be done to defeat this threat to civilization itself, and to bring out in the American people a sense of what the nation can contribute to a world of peace and development rather than destruction?
The opening panel in the Schiller Institute conference to be held next weekend, March 20-21, will focus on this question—the degeneration of the American culture over the past 60 years, since the multiple assassinations of American leaders who were capable of thinking and speaking poetically, who understood the importance of Classical culture—Jack Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, and others. Since those disastrous days of the 1960s, when Lyndon LaRouche identified the “rock-drug-sex” counter-culture as the emergence of a fascist movement in the United States, this counter-culture has taken over the institutions of the nation—education, media, entertainment, and the government itself. Its manifestation is the fascist Green New Deal, the effort to impose the British Empire’s policy of depopulation through the takeover of the banking system by Malthusian demons, willing to cut off credit to all productive activity under the rubric of the fake-science of anthropogenic climate change.
This opening panel will present a picture of this degeneration, but counter it with the urgent necessity to reestablish in the American mind the best of European culture which built these United States—inspiring works of Friedrich Schiller, the Poet of Freedom, whose statue graced every American city; the music of Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, which were played in a majority of American homes and farmhouses during the nation’s first century; the power and passion of the Negro Spirituals, which sustained the slave in their fight for freedom, and inspired the civil rights movement which was stalled, but not defeated, by the assassination of King, of Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and others in that dark decade.
This cultural battle is the baseline, the necessary precondition, to achieve the restoration of the American “Hamiltonian” system of economy, to end the “endless wars,” to establish an alliance of sovereign nations, including all the great cultures which bless this Earth, and to stop the mad rush to war unleashed under the Bush and Obama regimes, which Trump failed to stop, and which the Biden administration appears ready to expand.
The people heading Biden’s State Department, National Security Council and the Pentagon, have all declared their lock-step agreement with the evil Mike Pompeo that the U.S. must act to stop China’s development. Like Pompeo, Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, and Commander of the Indo-Pacific Command Adm. Philip Davidson, have all declared that the economic miracle which lifted 800 million Chinese out of poverty to be “contrary to our way of life,” and the New Silk Road, which is taking that economic miracle to the rest of the poor nations of the South, to be an imperial trick to take over the world. They wish the world to believe that there is no such thing as “common aims of mankind”—what Xi Jinping calls “win-win”—but only geopolitics, animal instincts, survival of the fittest.
To defeat that evil view of man, the Schiller Institute conference will address that fundamental cultural issue, then proceed to address the necessary solutions to the economic collapse, the pandemic, and spreading famine in Africa and Central and South America, the danger of new wars, and the restoration of the wartime cooperation between the U.S., Russia and China to meet these challenges together. The scheduled meeting between Blinken and Sullivan with China’s leading foreign policy spokesmen, Politburo member Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, next Thursday, March 18, in Alaska, is a hopeful potential turning point away from the looming disaster, but we dare not count on it.