EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021
Zepp-LaRouche Renews Call for a P-5 Summit: Sanity Must Prevail To Stop War, Famine, and Pandemics
May 13, 2021 (EIRNS)—Fresh off the Schiller Institute’s May 8 international conference “The Moral Collapse of the Trans-Atlantic World Cries Out for a New Paradigm,” Schiller Institute founder and President Helga Zepp-LaRouche used her weekly webcast yesterday to renew her urgent call for a summit meeting among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, the so-called P-5.
“The overall situation is so explosive,” Zepp-LaRouche told her audience, “that if we do not change course, we could be headed towards war, only this time with nuclear weapons.... That is why at our recent May 8 conference we reiterated our support for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call for an urgent summit of the P-5 nations ... to find solutions to the crisis based on cooperation, and not confrontation.”
In her webcast, Zepp-LaRouche reviewed the many, interconnected dangers facing mankind today: of war—including the real possibility of nuclear war; of famine, created by sanctions and deliberate refusal to fund development; of an out-of-control pandemic, as in India, and many other nations lacking a modern health care system; and of the devastating effects of growing inflation, which destroy people’s life-work and the ability of families to survive, and which is a symptom of a breakdown crisis of the trans-Atlantic financial system.
Zepp-LaRouche placed special emphasis on the very real danger of nuclear war—which could be unleashed either by intent of rabidly Malthusian ideologues among the Anglo-American elites, or by blunders and miscalculations of governments blinded by their own arrogance, under conditions of escalating tension on all fronts.
“At our May 8 conference there was an important discussion about the immediacy of the danger of a nuclear war. A nuclear war can happen either by design—and there are studies and proposals calling for this from the Atlantic Council, the Rand Corporation, and others—or it can also occur because of the overall level of tension between the U.S., the U.K., and Europe on one side, and Russia and China on the other side. The tensions are becoming so great that any one of many hotspots around the world could, by accident or miscalculation, get out of control and lead to a chain of escalation,”
Zepp-LaRouche stressed that none of the grave crises facing mankind can be resolved unless they are all resolved, and that requires a total bankruptcy reorganization of today’s trans-Atlantic system and its replacement by a New Paradigm built on Classical principles in culture, politics, and economics. She stressed that the May 8 Schiller Institute conference offered a proof of principle that people can be mobilized by an appeal to the higher humanity which resides in all people. She pointed to the dialogue which occurred during the two panels, which demonstrated a willingness to grapple with profound questions, and to the role of the Schiller Institute in creating a forum for thinking through and building support for solutions.