EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2021
Schiller Institute: Crush the Green New Deal and Crush the War Party! Build the New Paradigm!
June 19, 2021 (EIRNS)—The Schiller Institute International Conference which will take place next weekend, under the theme: “For the Common Good of All People, Not Rules Benefitting the Few!” has been given a few small, but greatly significant boosts in the real world over the past week. The most important was the unexpected Communiqué following the Summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. While no Communiqué was necessarily expected, it was signed by both men, and repeated the exact words of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev after their November 1985 summit, also in Geneva, that “Today, we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” Not surprisingly, this extraordinarily important statement—at a time when leading figures and institutions around the world, including this organization, were warning that the world was closer to nuclear war than any time since the Cold War, or perhaps ever—has been largely ignored, or even blacked out, in the leading Western press.
Following that Communiqué, Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced to the press that Biden is seeking to hold a similar personal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
It is important to take note of the fact that the British-instigated coup attempts against President Donald Trump were motivated by the British fear that Trump would succeed in his stated intention to be friends with Russia and with China—a deadly threat to the Empire’s division of the world into warring blocs, East vs. West—the core requirement of imperial “divide and conquer.” From the disgusting and threatening tone of the press response to these moves for peaceful cooperation, both to Biden personally at his post-Summit press conference, and filling the pages and the air waves since, it is clear that the spokesmen for Empire and the War Party are not pleased.
Another event, also ignored by the American media, but causing a storm in Europe, was the result of the June 13 referendum in Switzerland on a new draconian law to charge fees and taxes on carbon-generating activities—the first vote anywhere in the world on the Green New Deal. Not only was the bill rejected, but subsequent reports show that those under 34 years of age, who are assumed to be those most brainwashed to believe that their future depends on decarbonization, voted overwhelmingly against the bill. The impact in Germany and elsewhere in Europe is huge, generating panic among the Greenies. Germany’s Weltwoche called it “a turning point in international climate policy,” a “popular uprising” against the “dictates of the elites.”
EIR and the Schiller Institute have, for many years, exposed the insanity of both the drive for military confrontation with Russia and China, and the Malthusian Green New Deal policy for de-industrialization and depopulation, while also posing the potential for global economic transformation were the world’s leading nations to unite behind a new global financial system and cooperative development of the developing sector nations, along the lines of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Every Schiller Institute Conference of the past two years has brought together leading political, scientific and cultural figures from all parts of the world, to discuss the means necessary to overcome the real and perceived divisions—political, ethnic, religious, cultural—by addressing the common aims of mankind, a process named the “coincidence of opposites” by the great 15th-century genius Nicholas of Cusa. The upcoming conference will be the same, again demonstrating that such an approach is possible, as well as necessary. The fourth panel in the two-day conference is titled “The Coincidence of Opposites: The Only True Human Thought Process.” Register here.