EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021
Putin, at Valdai Annual Forum, Encourages Value of Human Life over Failed Ideology and Woke ‘Phantasmagoria’
Oct. 22, 2021 (EIRNS)—President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on Oct. 21, presented a stark picture of the strategic and cultural degeneracy of the Western nations, while pointing to the opportunity which must not be missed, for mankind to come together behind the most fundamental value that unites mankind—life itself. While it may sound simplistic, it is a fact that the most powerful interests in the Western world, centered around the “Green Finance” fanatics on Wall Street and in the City of London, are hell-bent on a Malthusian assault on the population of the world, advanced and developing sector nations alike. The COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, scheduled for Glasgow from Oct. 31-Nov. 12, under the theme “The Climate Has No Borders,” is intended to be the culmination of the 30-year process by the British Royal Family and the billionaires club known as the World Economic Forum to impose on every nation on Earth their genocidal “decarbonization” dictates, destroying the energy and infrastructure needed for the support of the human race, driving the world back to a pre-industrial time in history, which could sustain fewer than 1 billion people, as it did then.
Fortunately for humanity, a growing number of nations and national leaders are announcing that they intend to have nothing to do with the green fascist Halloween Party in Scotland. One after another, nations are announcing that they will not only refuse to pledge an end to fossil fuels, but on the contrary will expand their mining of coal and oil to generate the energy they need to support their populations. Even Joe Biden and his crazy Climate Czar John Kerry, are running up against reality, as the destructive impact of the Green New Deal has already driven a massive inflationary spiral, not only in energy, but in nearly every commodity, a spiral which threatens to explode into a hyperinflationary destruction of currencies and a collapse of the global productive process. Biden’s Democratic Party is unable to convince even its own members of Congress to pass the Green New Deal dictates to stop fossil fuels and impose a carbon tax. Biden is crying that he will be going to Glasgow empty-handed.
President Putin, in his Valdai Club speech, reflected The LaRouche Organization mobilization of an international anti-Malthusian resistance against this insanity. He defended the existence of the nation-state against globalization and the “regime change” wars of the past decades:
“Only sovereign states can effectively respond to the challenges of the times and the demands of the citizens. Accordingly, any effective international order should take into account the interests and capabilities of the state and proceed on that basis, and not try to prove that they should not exist. Furthermore, it is impossible to impose anything on anyone, be it the principles underlying the sociopolitical structure or values that someone, for their own reasons, has called universal. After all, it is clear that when a real crisis strikes, there is only one universal value left, and that is human life, which each state decides for itself how best to protect based on its abilities, culture and traditions.... The trick is that of course there is a lot of diversity and every nation around the world is different. Still, something unites all people. After all, we are all people, and we all want to live. Life is of absolute value.”
He noted, as Lyndon LaRouche also did many times over the years, that the financial oligarchs that believed they had won the Cold War, “thought they had climbed Mount Olympus,” but
“soon discovered that the ground was falling away underneath even there.... The socio-economic problems facing humankind have worsened to the point where, in the past, they would trigger worldwide shocks, such as world wars or bloody social cataclysms. Everyone is saying that the current model of capitalism which underlies the social structure in the overwhelming majority of countries, has run its course and no longer offers a solution to a host of increasingly tangled differences.... Today, we are facing systemic changes in all directions.”
He warned the Western nations against the “woke” hysteria,
“when great authors of the past—such as Shakespeare—are no longer taught in schools and universities.... The classics are considered backward for their failure to understand the importance of the questions of race and gender. Countering manifestations of racism is a necessary and noble thing, but in the new cancel culture it is being turned into reverse discrimination, that is, racism in reverse. The obsessive emphasis on the theme of race further divides people.... Not to mention the simply monstrous things, such as when children today from a young age are taught that a boy can easily become a girl and vice-versa, factually imposing on them an alleged choice, removing the parents from this process and forcing a child to make a decision that could break his/her life.”
Yet the Western elite can think of nothing but global war. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, speaking at a NATO Defense Ministers meeting on Oct. 21, announced a “new overarching plan to defend our Alliance in crisis and conflict,” because, he asserted, “the whole global balance of power is shifting because of the rise of China.” In Washington, the Biden Administration has appointed Nicholas Burns—a leading Anglo-American war hawk who as U.S. Ambassador to NATO led the West into the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq—to be the new U.S. Ambassador to China. In his confirmation hearing in the Senate Oct. 20, he retailed all the lies thrown at China, even the absurd claim of “genocide” in Xinjiang, and the laughable assertion that China has “very few friends.” Naming this man as Ambassador to China gives the lie to President Biden’s claim in an Oct. 21 Town Meeting on CNN that “I don’t want a Cold War with China.”
Equally dangerous, the White House released a “Roadmap To Build an Economy Resilient to Climate Change Impacts” on Oct. 15. The document declares an “all of government” offensive to enforce green fascist policies, including that the $12 trillion in retirement savings and pensions across the country will henceforth be “protected” from “financial climate risk”—by enforcing investment managers to divest from fossil fuels and divert these trillions into the green bubble in wasteful and undependable windmills and solar panels. Most outrageous is the claim that the current breakdown in supply chains was not created by the enforced shortages in fossil fuels and the inflation spiral,, but by climate change! “This year alone,” it reads, “extreme weather has upended the U.S. economy.... Both international and domestic supply chains have been disrupted by climate change.”
The Schiller Institute will counter this lunacy in an international conference on Nov. 13-14. Focused on bringing Russia, China, the United States and others together to lead the necessary effort to build a new international financial and credit system, the four panels will address: Can a Strategic Crisis Between the Major Powers Be Avoided?; The Science of Physical Economy; There Are No Limits to Growth in the Universe; and The Beauty of True Human Culture. Register today, at the Schiller Institute website.