EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021
The Urgent Mission of the Anti-Malthusian Alliance
June 29, 2021 (EIRNS)—At the Schiller Institute June 26-27 conference, “For the Common Good of All People, Not Rules Benefitting the Few!” 37 speakers addressed the most important issues facing mankind today, and defined the level on which solutions can be worked out. This process is glaringly not the approach in the major world institutions at present, which are factionalized between the necessity and prospect of a new paradigm, as against those locked in the old paradigm, with great danger involved for everyone.
This was manifest today in the Group of 20 ministerial meeting in Italy, the 2021 president of the G20, at which foreign and development ministers and diplomats met in person—the first time in two years—and some virtually. The focus was on the pandemic and food supply crises. Speaking online, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke of the need for coordinated action against the pandemic, saying sternly that the time for thinking in “zero-sum game” terms is over. There must be real collaboration. In contrast, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas used the occasion to criticize China and Russia for distributing their vaccines to countries as “vaccine diplomacy” for allegedly political purposes.
Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche pointed out that the gathering in Matera, Italy is one of a sequence of meetings which defines the framework to direct our efforts to make clear to the world, the type of solutions truly required, using the “spearhead” of the necessity for mobilizing for a world health security capacity. July 26-28 in Rome will be the Pre-Summit on World Food Systems, in conjunction with the UN’s three Rome-based agencies, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Program (WFP), and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which will be followed in September by the Summit on World Food Systems at the time of the UN General Assembly in New York. In October is the G20 heads of state and government summit. The enemy green climate track will hold the UN Biodiversity Conference on Oct. 11-24 in Kunming, China, followed by the COP26 on Nov. 1-12 in Glasgow.
The generic title of today’s G20 meeting was, “People, Planet, Prosperity,” with the most repeated word being “multilateralism.” U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken had the audacity to assert that the United States is leading the multilateral effort to distribute COVID vaccines internationally. However, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi tweeted that “multilateralism is not a high-sounding slogan, let alone gift-wrapping for the implementation of unilateral acts.” What is required, Wang said, is for nations to stabilize and expand the production and supply lines of vaccines and other necessities. Nations with vaccine capacity should lift any export impediments. Former Undersecretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development Michele Geraci, characterized the Matera proceedings, saying today specifically that it will be a world failure if “multilateralism” is taken to mean that 200 nations retrench, and in the face of crises, do not collaborate to address the pandemic, economic tasks, and famine. Geraci, who has been part of prior Schiller Institute colloquies, and who had lived for 10 years in China as a university professor in economics and finance, was giving an interview to China Global Television Network (CGTN).
Thus, today’s G20 ministerial, if anything, makes clear the responsibility to rapidly expand the dialogue process of the Schiller Institute, in policy and mobilization.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche spoke today, in particular, of the concept she had put forward over the June 26-27 conference, for the necessity to re-tool the capacity locked up in the military-industrial complex, which, she said, may sound utopian. But if we don’t, it will mean perpetuating the endless war policy of the MICIMATT, as former CIA analyst Ray McGovern refers to the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex.
The danger of the “endless” war scenario turning into a final nuclear Armageddon scenario couldn’t be made more clear than by considering what is going on this very week in the up-close military exercises taking place simultaneously by NATO and Russia in the Black Sea region and in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Zepp-LaRouche remarked of last weekend’s Schiller Institute four panels, that the entire conference was guided by the mode of thinking of Nicholas of Cusa’s coincidence of opposites. Now more and more people are “getting it.” Forge the anti-Malthusian alliance.