EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021
‘For the Common Good of All People, Not Rules Benefitting the Few!’
June 25, 2021 (EIRNS)—A powerful advertisement for this weekend’s Schiller Institute conference came in the form of the brazen British naval provocation in Russian waters. Shortly after a U.K.-Ukraine $1.7 billion arms deal was signed on its deck in Odessa, and during the ongoing Moscow International Security Conference, the HMS Defender, deliberately, provocatively, and insanely ventured into Russian territorial waters off Crimea, under the guise of innocent transit through what the British claim are “Ukrainian” waters. This insane action was met with Russian warning shots from the sea and from the air and the ominous statement from a Russian official that “I have to warn the ex-‘ruler of the waves,’ that next time such a decision is taken, bombs will be dropped not ahead of the target, but on the target.”
Clearly it is not international law to which the British refer in their demands for respect for the “rules-based international order,” but rather to whatever rules they devise.
Why provoke Russia in a way that could lead, even by accident, to nuclear warfare? As Helga Zepp-LaRouche has stated in her conception of the first, strategic panel of this weekend’s conference, “Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Make MAD.” Speakers from Russia, China, India, and the United States will address the enormous danger of war, and the path forward to be charted through the collaboration of those four nations.
Today’s afternoon panel will address the order-of-magnitude expansion of power required for the development of the world, while heaping richly deserved ridicule on the notion that such power can be achieved with low-grade sources such as wind and solar, under a commitment to rapid reduction of CO2 emissions.
The galloping hyperinflation, evident in prices for housing, food, raw materials—everywhere except in the assessments of the trans-Atlantic central banks, is the topic of the third panel, which will present the solutions required to crush Wall Street and the City of London.
Sunday’s concluding panel—“The Coincidence of Opposites: The Only Truly Human Thought Process”—addresses directly the quality of thought required for creative and successful deliberation to address the world’s challenges and promote “the common good of all people..