EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021
The Coincidence of Opposites—The Only Antidote to War
April 7 , 2021 (EIRNS)—The old, macabre joke goes: “Do you know how to make Ukrainian chicken soup? You put a bunch of Ukrainians in a pot, and then you feed them to the chickens.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, perhaps unwittingly, is placing Ukraine in a big, steaming pot, getting hotter by the minute, under the illusion that the NATO of 2021 will not behave as the Atlantic Alliance of 1956 did, in the case of Hungary. Not that NATO should even now exist: after all, even the most obsessed geopolitician will concede that the Atlantic Ocean is a long way from the Black Sea.
Russian officials have almost sympathetically observed that Zelensky may not even have control over the crazies from the Ukrainian military now bombing villages near Donetsk. Sen. Vladimir Jabarov, first deputy chairman of the Federation Council’s international affairs committee, told TASS: “If ( Zelensky) thinks that NATO will agree to defend him, should he enter into a conflict with Russia, he is very wrong. May he give a call to [Georgia’s former President Mikheil] Saakashvili and ask him for advice. He will tell him how it happens.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin not only made Russia’s position clear to Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron in a phone discussion. Putin also held a phone call with Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil. Whatever else they discussed, the two presidents are known to have engaged in the type of “vaccine diplomacy” that the Schiller Institute’s Committee for the Coincidence of Opposites has encouraged. The Brazil coronavirus catastrophe, dealt with by Bolsonaro so far in the same way the doomed Prince Prospero “bid defiance to contagion” in Poe’s Masque of the Red Death, may be the single greatest crisis in that nation’s history—so far. But axioms also fall prey to plagues. A new path forward is required, and available.
Yesterday, China’s Xi Jinping spoke to Germany’s Angela Merkel about his vision of economic development. He elicited her stated intention that strengthening the EU-China dialogue is beneficial to the world. Merkel said that Germany is willing to play a positive role in this regard. China’s support for El Salvador, sending more than 2 million doses of vaccine to that nation of 6.4 million, and its collaboration with Cuba in the creation of the Pan-Corona vaccine, one of five now being worked on in that “terrorist” nation of 11 million, is yet another example of Russia and China doing in South America what the United States, in the image of Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress and FDR’s Good Neighbor policy, might have been expected to do.
The potential for a Worldwide Anti-Malthusian Alliance is also in evidence in the recent defense of the continent of Africa by India’s Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh on March 31:
“You have 800 million African people who do not have access to electricity. We (India) will achieve whatever has to be achieved because we get investments. What about those (African) countries?... Those countries will develop, and that will require more steel, and they will make that; it will require more cement; and they will make that.... And you can’t stop it.... They also want to build skyscrapers. They also want a high standard of living for their people.”
His words echoed the words of Fred Wills at the Schiller Institute 1988 New Bretton Woods Conference, regarding the aspirations of the original 1955 Non-Aligned Movement, of which India was a leading part: “We believed in those days, and we still do, that life is the fundamental essentiality of natural processes. Life has to come into existence, life has to survive, life has to grow, life has to develop. We were sure then, and I am sure now, that the assumptions of present existence are unacceptable.”
From Switzerland, Marc Chesney, head of the department of banking and finance at Zurich University, warned about a coming blowout of the financial system and called for re-introduction of bank separation. Even the Swiss GDP is now mortgaged 26,000 times over in the derivatives markets. “How can one believe that bank customers in Switzerland must cover risks for 26,000 times the national output?” Chesney also pointed out that perhaps twice the amount of financial liquidity flows into the hands of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos every day, that circulates in the hands of 1.3 billion Africans in the same 24-hour period. Not real wealth, true, but a manifestation of the true imperial/colonial nature of the financial Great Reset, nonetheless. Productive credit in the trillions, flowing into the physical production necessary to rapidly assemble a multi-tier world health platform, and its coexistent water, power and transportation support capable of defeating the impending outbreaks of disease, including new strains of disease, can and must be organized.
Presidents and representatives of Russia, China, and India have all asserted sovereignty and sanity in the last week. Where is the United States in all this? There must be a change in the prevailing axioms. There are two immediate ways to attack this. First, we must intensify the campaign to deploy retired Col. Richard Black’s courageous “J’Accuse” with respect to the United States military’s collusion in the destruction of Syria through population war, otherwise called “sanctions.” Cardinal Mario Zenari’s full statement is available through Exaudi, a Catholic news agency, and we should continue to collect statements of support for it. Second, the rapid, surgical distribution of The LaRouche Organization’s Great Leap Backward pamphlet in the next days prior to the Biden Earth Day April 22-23 Malthusian confab, can catalyze a seismic reaction in this country to the climate change fraud that no one would right now suspect.
Not that the “LaRouche effect” would “peak, “ and then decline after April 22. Rather, the intent is to induce an intensifying process of deliberate rejection of the anti-Russia/China propaganda machine operated through the British Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), a once-secret unit of the signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), and its junior partner, the Global Engagement Center (GEC), which has targeted, using updated Tavistock Institute methods, any organization and many individuals that pose a threat to the global depopulation agenda, including the LaRouche Organization. The final words of LaRouche’s “The Science of the Human Mind” put our present challenge best: “Mental health is, like scientific discovery, always polemical in character. Truth exists only in the form of polemics against Evil and falsehood.”