EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021
Are We Bound for Thermonuclear War? Wake Up! What’s Your Peace Policy?
April 30, 2021 (EIRNS)—“Anybody in Western Europe or the United States, who is proposing a war against Russia, or takeover in Ukraine, is going to ensure a global thermonuclear war, from which the probability that within about a day and a half of such a war, there may be almost no one left living on this planet.” Lyndon LaRouche issued this stark warning in February of 2014, identifying that it was the British Empire’s “intention to have a thermonuclear war, ... governed by the fact that the entire trans-Atlantic region is about to go in the biggest bust that history has ever seen!”
The danger could, unfortunately, not be more palpable today. Military, political, and financial leaders in the Trans-Atlantic continue to set very dangerous fires to encircle Russia and China—from Ukraine, to Belarus, the Czech Republic, and Taiwan—as leading figures from China and Russia make clear that relations are today worse than the Cold War, because even in those days, each side had respect for the other.
Take the planned visit of U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken to Kiev May 5-6. There he will meet with, among others, Ukrainian President Zelensky to “reaffirm unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression.” Such ideologically driven provocations have now created a situation such that even if there is no conscious plan to start a war, the conditions are so volatile that a misstep might trigger the end of civilization.
“We are on a very dangerous trajectory.” Helga Zepp-LaRouche commented on April 28. “I think this is, really, a very, very scary Gleichschaltung—this was the word used in the Nazi regime, when all the media said the same thing.”
This stark alarm was echoed by U.S. Naval War College analyst Lyle Goldstein, who warned “Americans should ask the uncomfortable question: Why do the U.S. and its allies appear to be encroaching upon so many different Russian red lines in so many situations simultaneously? We should not be touching the red lines of the other major nuclear armed powers on a daily basis.”
In this accelerating lurch on the part of the Trans-Atlantic—in front of the eyes of the world—toward possible extinction, one sees clearly, tragically, how a fixed (and false) axiomatic system works: trapping the adherents (some witting, others unwitting) into a logically consistent response, which, in the case of geopolitical thinking and “great power competition,” can only end up in thermonuclear annihilation.
So what’s our peace policy? Only something of the character of a creative intervention—the introduction of a new and true conception about man’s nature and destiny—to establish a new pathway, a new possibility for the direction of mankind, can prevent extinction. This is verified in the scientific work of Vladimir Vernadsky on the noosphere and evolution, and by the work of Lyndon LaRouche in physical economics. It is the basis of the notion from St. Paul’s 1 Corinthians 13, “If I have not love, I am nothing.”
People must be made to wake up from their wrong beliefs, from their indifference; they must get their crooked concepts straightened out so that they can become part of the force in the world which is creating the possibility of survival and progress for humanity. This is the purpose of the Schiller Institute conference on May 8th, “The Moral Collapse of the Trans-Atlantic World Cries Out for a New Paradigm.”
Make a breakthrough in your identity, away from the “little me, me, me,” to one whose interest coincides with the fate of the yet unborn generations of human beings—and with the fate of the currently living 7.9 billion souls—whose lives hang on whether we can shift the very dangerous tide which will carry us all one way, or the other.