EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021
What Could Have Happened in Geneva, and What Must Happen in the World
June 17, 2021 (EIRNS)—That even the relatively uneventful meeting between Presidents Biden and Putin in Geneva can accurately be hailed as a step forward, speaks to the absolutely terrible situation the world is in. Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of Global Times, expressed it in a tweet: “The meeting itself sends a strong signal. Both want to end the worst period of U.S.-Russian relations post-Cold War. At the very least, achieve low-level stability in their bilateral ties and avoid new uncontrollable conflicts. And this is probably the only product of the meeting.”
Our aspirations must be so much greater!
How can our efforts benefit from the powerful positive example of China (and Chinese-Russian collaboration) and in breaking through the censorial thought-control that has come to increasingly dominate both the legacy media and the social media of the trans-Atlantic world?
The Shenzhou-12 rocket has brought three astronauts to the Chinese Space Station’s core module, Tianhe, in a happy step in China’s continued development of its space capacity—as the International Space Station reaches the end of its life. It appears that great dreams cannot be derailed by such petty (and short-sighted) actions as banning Chinese purchase of certain microchips or the 2011 Wolf Amendment banning NASA from collaborating with China on manned space projects.
As Biden—and the press hyenas—harass Vladimir Putin about his grave assault on freedom, recent shocking revelations in the United States provide a potential flank to blast the burgeoning attempts at truly dictatorial control over media, communication, and thought.
Those revelations center on evidence of the involvement of the FBI and other federal agencies in the events of Jan. 6. Not only were plans to storm the Capitol well known to intelligence—which could have increased security to counter them—but the plans appear to have been promoted by these federal agents! Revolver News has revealed, through analysis of charging documents, the existence of at least 20 unindicted co-conspirators—likely FBI or other agents or sources—intimately involved in the events of Jan. 6.
Put this in historical context. Just a few months earlier, a dozen people were accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer—among the purported plotters were no fewer than five federal agents or sources, who, far from passively infiltrating a plot in process, actively advanced it! This is in keeping with the FBI’s modus operandi, put into overdrive with the beginning of the Global War on Terror, of participating in (through undercover agents and sources) and driving supposedly heinous acts of terrorism deftly and heroically foiled by the upstanding men and women of the FBI itself.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche warned on Jan. 9 that the storming of the Capitol had to be seen in this context, writing: “There is every reason to believe that the assault on the Capitol is a direct continuation of the 9/11 attacks, the real masterminds of which have never really been named. Lyndon LaRouche had presciently predicted this terrorist act nine months earlier, on Jan. 3, 2001, by predicting that the Bush Administration, which would take office three weeks later, would stage a ‘Reichstag Fire’ incident due to its inability to deal with the coming financial meltdown, as a pretext to implement dictatorial measures. This is exactly what happened with the introduction of the ‘Patriot Act’.... In the same fashion, the riot at the Capitol is intended to provide the pretext to eliminate any dissent towards the policies of the neoliberal establishment....
“The alarm bells must ring for all people who hold dear the constitutional state, freedom of expression, and civil rights. What this is about is total dictatorship over opinion and the elimination of any opposition to the policies of the transatlantic financial elite,” Zepp-LaRouche warned. “We are in acute danger of a new fascism!”
The revelations around the events of Jan. 6 can be a powerful tool for exploding the press for dictatorial control over thought, and exposing the hungry minds of those in the trans-Atlantic to the much larger, and better world that exists beyond the bounds of “approved” discourse, in the domain of fruitful encounters with the truly amazing developments already taking place, and possible, around the world. Victories far greater for humanity than a civil discussion between the presidents of the two most powerfully nuclear armed nations lie in store!