EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR WEDNSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
Schiller Institute Asks, United Nations ‘World Food Systems Summit’—Is Global Depopulation What’s Really on the Menu?
Sept. 21, 2021 (EIRNS)—The Schiller Institute distributed the following statement in front of the United Nations in New York City on the opening day of the UN General Assembly Debate today. It is also being translated into several languages for distribution to peoples around the world:
Sept. 21—Sometimes, obscenity is most luridly displayed in the form of what is “hidden in plain view.” The normally unspoken premise that the world’s population must be radically reduced “by any means necessary,” and with which many at the UN and its non-governmental organizations tacitly agree, was once openly expressed in 1991 in the words of Alexander King, in the Club of Rome’s book-length The First Global Revolution: A Report by the Council of The Club of Rome:
“The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”
If fewer people is the unspoken goal, control of food production and supply is essential. Those self-selected “park rangers for the human race,” including Übermenschen, like $60 billion Mike Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions, and Mark Carney, 2019 Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and the former Governor of the Bank of England, believe that they can use “financial regime change” to corral many nations of Africa, Asia, and Ibero-America into submission. The present withholding of $9 billion from Afghanistan, for example, if maintained, translates into starvation for millions.
The “green elites” claim they possess superior knowledge about the planet, giving them the right to change the behavior of “inferior societies,” almost always located in the south of the Tropic of Cancer. Henry Kissinger’s Dec. 10, 1974 National Security Study Memorandum-200 (NSSM-200), “Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests” (“The Kissinger Report”) asked: “Would food be considered an instrument of national power? ... Is the U.S. prepared to accept food rationing to help people who can’t/won’t control their population growth?” Kissinger would understand the real depopulation agenda behind “nature-based changes of the food system.”
Various globalist committees have assumed the responsibility to cleanse the planet of the unfit, the poor, infirm and inconvenient, who are now no longer even referred to as people—they are merely “carbon footprints.” To clean up the dirty carbon footprint of the “great unwashed,” it may be necessary to place a carbon-neutral foot on their necks, by using sanctions, including food as a weapon, “for the good of the Earth.”
Now the United Nations is about to host a set of meetings where well-fed bureaucrats will pretend concern, but stick with their sanctions and weaponization of food insecurity. Doing this in the midst of a pandemic, with the imminent starvation of up to a half-billion persons, and the ongoing disruption of national borders throughout the planet, is an obscene display of what in U.S. criminal law, is called “depraved indifference.” Under the Nuremberg Tribunal code, “they knew, or should have known.” Grandiose declarations about issuing billions of doses of vaccines will do no good if the people who are supposed to be inoculated are already dead from starvation, dehydration, or exposure. The question is, is that underlying depopulation process the actual intent?
One must ask that question, considering the lack of response that David Beasley of the World Food Program has received to his repeated pleas regarding Afghanistan, Haiti, and other nations that are either on the verge, or in the throes of catastrophes which can, in fact, be either averted or alleviated.
Economist Lyndon LaRouche’s May 7, 1985 essay, “The Role of Economic Science in Projecting Pandemics as a Feature of Advanced Stages of Economic Breakdown,” published in a Special Report issued by Executive Intelligence Review entitled “Economic Breakdown and the Threat of Global Pandemics,” was distributed throughout the United Nations and to many other institutions a full 36 years ago. The emergency medical circumstances of 2020-21, therefore, do not “catch us by surprise.” Those from the UN and their respective governments were informed back at the time; they chose not to act. They were then guilty of depraved indifference, of malignant neglect.
A world health platform—clean water, food, medicine, and the correlate emergency infrastructure required for their delivery—is now the minimum physical precondition needed for the durable survival of every nation on the planet, no matter what their politics. That is the only efficient “human-based” response to the crisis.
Mobilize the Food, The Farmers Know How
Today, the challenge is: Can the United Nations—can we—do any better? There is an immediate, life-saving test. Today, the world must drop everything—as it was caused to drop everything last year, when the pandemic erupted—and do what is necessary to feed, on an emergency basis, everyone on the planet who is presently food insecure, in every country on Earth. This effort requires use of most, if not all of the technological-productive capabilities available, agricultural and industrial. This must be done in the service of humanity, and not a company, cartel, military establishment, or oligarchy intent on using food as a weapon. Collaborating on this food mobilization is the first step to establishing the cooperation required for a world health platform to successfully function.
People are not responsible for the pandemic, earthquakes, or floods. They are not starving as a result of a specific crime—unless one thinks, as do the Malthusians, that “the crime was their being born.” The crime, rather, is holding conferences about “nature-based solutions to food production” and “world hunger summits,” as you ignore the death all around you.
The world’s farmers, food aid distributors, and people are ready to accept the monumental task of an immediate, emergency feeding of all humanity. The place to begin is Afghanistan. It is an exemplary situation in which many nations once opposed to each other can, in the words of the Prophet Isaiah, “beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” If you feed the people, you suppress the appetite for war. We need, not a “Great Reset,” but a “Great Reversal” of policy, including food policy. We need a worldwide anti-Malthusian resistance. People come first! Join the Schiller Institute Committee for the Coincidence of Opposites in its campaign for a World Health Platform.