EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021
Schiller Institute Mobilizes Powerful Resistance to Green New Deal, While Western Nations Descend into Dark Age Lunacy
July 25, 2021 (EIRNS)—The Schiller Institute conference on Saturday, July 24, was a powerful demonstration of the fact that political, scientific, industrial, and agricultural layers of the population across the trans-Atlantic region are mobilizing to fight the “Green New Deal” policy which is shutting down the productive economy and threatening Malthusian depopulation across the globe. Those who are fighting are also expressing their gratitude to the Schiller Institute for providing a platform to bring these forces together, while providing conceptual direction to the fight.
The conference was titled “There Is No ‘Climate Emergency’—Apply the Science and Economics of Development To Stop Blackouts and Death.”
Leading scientists from five countries exposed the lie that carbon has anything to do with the climate, and the devastation which is being imposed through the shutdown of fossil fuels and nuclear power. Farmers from the U.S. and Germany exposed the evil of using this fraud to shut down agricultural land. Helga Zepp-LaRouche described the collapse of Germany, once a leading center of mankind’s greatest science and culture, into post-industrial degeneracy, with all the parties backing the Green lies.
And yet the conference exuded optimism. Demonstrating the willingness of citizens to stand up against both popular opinion and demonic leadership, to tell the truth, is the necessary first step for a nation to escape from the onrushing Dark Age. The conference opened with an inspiring video of Lyndon LaRouche speaking in December 1985, at a conference celebrating the 600th anniversary of his baptism in 1986 as “The Year of Saint Augustine,” on the meaning of “The Good,” as the great minds of history, like Socrates and Augustine, fought to understand that concept, and to convey it to the population. The Good, LaRouche said, lies in the power of human beings, through the creative power of the mind unique to the human race, to discover principles of the universe, apply those principles to the technologies and the arts, which increase the power of labor, thus contributing in one’s mortal life to the eternal life of mankind.
In contrast to that conference, in a particularly ugly irony, were mass demonstrations held on the same day in four of the leading nations of the advanced sector: U.K., France, Italy and Australia. These mass demonstrations, some peaceful but some quite violent, including confrontations with police, were not opposing the genocidal Green New Deal; were not opposing the mounting danger of thermonuclear war; nor were they demanding an end to the austerity and poverty conditions affecting every industrial nation and threatening mass starvation in the underdeveloped nations. No, they were “anti-vaxxers,” enraged people with no sense of solving the actual causes of the global break down crisis facing mankind, but driven to near madness over being told to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus, which has killed over 4 million people, and is again on the rise almost everywhere. A speaker at the London demonstration called for people to report the names of the doctors and nurses administering the vaccine, proclaiming: “At the Nuremberg trials, the doctors and nurses stood trial and they were hung.” One is reminded of the Flagellants in the 14th century Dark Age. Do these people truly believe that all the scientists in Russia, China, Europe and the U.S. who have contributed to the development of these vaccines are trying to kill everyone? It were best if they would join the Schiller Institute in exposing and destroying the Green New Deal, which is in fact a Malthusian movement, launched and directed by Prince Charles in league with the mega bankers of the City of London and Wall Street, to “cull the herd” of the human race.
On July 31, the Schiller Institute is holding another conference, with a focus on the window of opportunity represented by the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces from the 20-year disastrous war in Afghanistan. Will Afghanistan descend again into becoming a training ground for terrorism and the world’s leading producer of opium, or will the U.S. finally break from British geopolitics, of “us against them,” of Hobbesian “all against all,” to join with Russia and China, and all the other nations of the region, in the development of railroads, industries, agriculture, schools and hospitals in Afghanistan, to demonstrate the principle of “Peace Through Development,” as intended by America’s Founding Fathers, by John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. If this is achieved in Afghanistan, it will be a model for the world.
U.S. and Russian leaders are scheduled to hold a second meeting on Wednesday, July 28, in Geneva, to discuss arms control and other strategic issues, set in motion by Presidents Biden and Putin in their Summit and in their phone conversations. Afghanistan will certainly be on the agenda. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will be meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other Chinese leaders in Tianjin on Monday, July 26, where again Afghanistan is certain to be on the agenda—and perhaps the potential for a Summit of Presidents Biden and Xi Jinping.
It is a pregnant moment in history, for good or for ill. We must mobilize for the Good.