EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021
Marching Orders: Stop the Attempt To Shut Down Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s Schiller Institute!
Nov. 10, 2021 (EIRNS)—Early this morning, YouTube took an extraordinary and groundless action against a video posted on the Schiller Institute’s YouTube channel 10 (ten) months ago, which YouTube laughably characterized as containing “harassment and cyberbullying,” and used that excuse to issue a “strike” which now prohibits the Schiller Institute from either posting or live-streaming videos on YouTube for one week. They did this with precision timing to try to censor and destroy the Schiller Institute’s upcoming Nov. 13-14 international conference, which was to be live-streamed over YouTube.
The cui bono of the YouTube attack should be obvious. Beyond this particular conference, the Schiller Institute itself and its founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche have emerged as a major strategic obstacle to the plans of a bankrupt and desperate trans-Atlantic financial Establishment to impose their Malthusian “final solution” to the crisis: a Green Reset of deindustrialization and depopulation; a hyperinflationary speculative blowout; and perennial wars targeting Russia and China in particular.
Especially over the last ten months since the “offending” video was published, the Schiller Institute has shot into international prominence as the policy leadership for an emerging anti-Malthusian alliance of forces across the planet, largely through conferences such as the Nov. 13-14 one. The intent of YouTube—and of the bankrupt financial Establishment which gives them their marching orders—is actually to permanently silence the Schiller Institute’s voice.
That will not happen. The Schiller Institute has made alternative streaming arrangements for the event. The YouTube strike can be made to backfire powerfully, transforming the Nov. 13-14 conference into that financial Establishment’s worst nightmare. Spread the word; become a co-streamer; and widely circulate the following press release.
Schiller Institute YouTube Strike Response:
Someone Doesn’t Want You To Know About the Schiller Institute
Nov. 10, 2021 (EIRNS)—A YouTube video from ten months ago is being used to censor the Schiller Institute just days before its November 13-14 international conference!
Early in the morning on Wednesday, November 10, the Schiller Institute was informed that YouTube, after having “reviewed your content,” has concluded that “unfortunately, we think it violates our Community Guidelines.” The Schiller Institute has therefore been banned from YouTube for one week and thus cannot use the platform to stream its conference this weekend.
Entitled “A More Perfect Union through the Coincidence of Opposites: Martin Luther King and the American Presidency,” the banned video was posted on January 18, 2021, ten months ago, but has only now been taken down.
The video is a three-hour discussion among participants of varying political persuasions about issues surrounding American elections, decisions by “big tech” about which voices to allow and which to suppress, and the non-violent creation of a more perfect union. Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s speech was titled “Beauty Over Violence: Beethoven, Schiller, and the Idea of the Sublime.” Video excerpts from civil rights leaders were presented in a segment called “Love Conquers Hate: A Schiller Institute 1995 Conference on Creative, Non-Violent Direct Action.”
Absurdly, YouTube claims that the Schiller Institute event violates its policy on “harassment and cyberbullying,” defined as “content glorifying or inciting acts of violence.” This is preposterous.
Although the video is gone, you can read this EIR report on the event.
The Schiller Institute is appealing YouTube’s decision and will be arranging alternative streaming arrangements for its November 13-14 event.
Fight back against censorship by spreading the word about this weekend’s event, “All Moral Resources of Humanity Have To Be Called Up: Mankind Must Be the Immortal Species!” Defeat Big Tech by co-streaming it on your own platform.
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