EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021
Babylon, Listen to the Wise Words of LaRouche
Aug. 10, 2021 (EIRNS)—Babylon, It Is Time To Listen To The Wise Words of Lyndon LaRouche.
No form of Babylonian priesthood, neither that of the original immoral Chaldeans, nor their latter-day expression in the form of the IPCC’s mathematical model mouthpieces, is actually capable of human forecasting. The idea that Greta Thunberg can be quoted at all, let alone in response to the just-released United Nations pronouncement by the hapless systems analyst Antonio Guterres that we must “sound the death knell for fossil fuels”—that is, kill hundreds of millions of the world’s poor in the next eight years, in order to save the planet—would simply have been recognized as mad 50 years ago. What, however, was not recognized a half-century ago, was the deadly Malthusian outlook that underlay the British-engineered decision to take the dollar off the gold standard, triggered by means of the November 1967 assault by the British pound against the dollar. The actual gun to the head of the Bretton Woods system had been “locked and loaded” earlier through the assassination of JFK in 1963 and the subsequent “countercultural paradigm-shift” expressed in the slipping, and then plunge into darkness known as the Vietnam War.
From his work from 1948-52, his economic forecast of 1957, his piece “Depression Ahead” in 1961, and his then-increasingly famous forecast concerning the end of the Bretton Woods system, 1966-71, Lyndon LaRouche was able to see what others refused to see, or could not see. They, the political scientists, economists, and “intelligentsia,” were blinded because of their aspirations for membership in, acceptance by, or work for the modern Babylonian priesthood and financial oligarchy’s rule by pretense and dissembling. As the Book of Daniel tells us: “Then came in, all the king’s wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.”
The silly dissembling of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby regarding the American pullout from Afghanistan, extolling the “reliable” capabilities of the Afghanistan military, and berating the “irresponsibility” of Pakistan in giving safe haven to terrorists that the United States and London originally trained and financed over 40 years ago; the embarrassing pretensions of Blinken, upbraiding Russia and China at the UN Security Council regarding their lack of respect for the “Law of the Seas Convention,” which the United States itself has never signed; the criminally silly aspersions cast at China as “the original sinner” regarding the coronavirus, when no one has died of the virus there for the past six months, in a nation of 1.4 billion people; this mental behavior, on the part of erstwhile leadership and large numbers of the population alike, strays beyond pagan hubris, requiring something Biblical as a corrective metaphor.
Therefore, consider the case of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (not Long Island, but present-day Iraq)
“The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen.... The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar....”
Nebuchadnezzar, however, recovers from his madness. “And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion.... At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me ... and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.” (Daniel 4:30-37)
Nebuchadnezzar’s journey from triumphalism, to madness, to reason, is a cautionary tale for our time. This time, though, the future of the entire human race hangs in the balance. Babylon, after all, did not have nuclear weapons. More positively, Russia and China are now collaborating in offering their view of humanity’s preferred path forward. India in an indirect, and Australia in a direct manner have just made it known that they do not intend to comply with the impending Glasgow requirements, that is, to commit suicide for the greater glory of the City of London or Wall Street. Signs of resistance are evident in the trans-Atlantic sector, in Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. The recent call by American doctors to manufacture vaccines in 50 nations and deploy for a comprehensive eradication of lethal pandemics in 200 nations is another indication of what sort of optimism can be generated even in the face of a mass tragedy.
What is needed is an intellectual renaissance, out of the presently descending dark age. What is needed here and now is to generate the equivalent intellectual excitement worldwide, that was generated by the economic forecast, and subsequent classes given by Lyndon LaRouche in the immediate aftermath of August 15, 1971, fifty years ago. The paradoxes that fill the minds of those that would today lead the nations, from the coronavirus to cultural collapse to financial breakdown to scientific crisis, can be answered in the same way that Nebuchadnezzar did. As he listened to the wise words of Daniel, today’s Babylonians can be caused, by the power of Promethean forecasting, to listen to the certain trumpet of Lyndon LaRouche.