EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022
‘Controlled Disintegration’ of the Economy; a Billion Deaths from Hunger; and the Rising Danger of Nuclear War—Now Are You Ready To Learn LaRouche’s Economics?
April 6, 2022 (EIRNS)—In addition to their ongoing “controlled disintegration” of the world physical economy, the British are now carrying out a “controlled demolition” of the existing international institutional architecture, because it is getting in the way of their Brave New World. The systemic breakdown crisis that Lyndon LaRouche long warned about, is now upon us. The world no longer has the luxury of waiting—to see if LaRouche was really right, to see if the proverbial “they” will do something about the mess, to procrastinate and wait for somebody else to act first.
The time for LaRouche’s new international security and development architecture is now. The time for you—along with governments and political leaders around the world—to master LaRouche’s economic method, is now. A good place to start is at the Schiller Institute international conference this Saturday, April 9, where a score of top flight international speakers from a dozen nations, representing every continent, will deliberate on the ideas needed for a Westphalia-modeled new international security and development architecture.
The British government, with Washington in tow, is moving to expel Russia from every possible international institution, in order to render those bodies useless and irrelevant. If they could, they would banish Russia (and China) to another planet, but so far this week they have only moved to throw Russia out of the UN Human Rights Council, the OSCE, the G20, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. And there have already been calls to expel Russia from the UN Security Council (of which Russia is a founding, permanent member!), and possibly from the UN itself, the World Bank and the IMF. Will any institution, bad or good, be left standing after this policy of intentional destruction of the existing global architecture? And all this is justified by declaring Russia guilty of the deaths in Bucha, Ukraine before any competent authority has bothered to even investigate the matter—let alone present any actual evidence that Russia was responsible. In fact, there is plenty of evidence that it was an incident staged by Ukrainian forces and their British handlers, for the purpose of torpedoing the existing negotiations between Russia and Ukraine—and producing the broader results we are now witnessing.
Bucha is also being used to justify escalating sanctions against Russia, which have unleashed a chain-reaction in the world’s physical economy (what some call “supply chains”) that includes desperate shortages and soaring prices of energy and food in developing sector nations, especially those in Africa and the Middle East. Food riots are already looming in dozens of countries, and the specter of up to a billion deaths from starvation this year is becoming, shockingly, a realistic projection.
As China’s ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun stated before that body on April 5:
“The implementation of all-dimensional and indiscriminate sanctions is tantamount to politicizing, instrumentalizing and weaponizing the world economy, triggering a serious crisis in the fields of global economy and trade, finance, energy, food, industrial chain, and supply chain, endangering decades of development gains of the international community, and making people of all countries pay a hefty price.”
All the while, the shrill calls to overthrow Russian President Putin and try him for purported “war crimes” are growing, as the NATO nations ship increasing quantities of offensive heavy weapons into Ukraine and neighboring countries, in an effort to perpetuate the war with Russia for years. Make no mistake about it: the British policy of challenging the largest nuclear power on the planet to the point of presenting an existential threat to that nation, is proceeding. And that, as Russian leaders have repeatedly made clear, is the point at which they could make use of nuclear weapons.
As Jack Matlock, one of the last American ambassadors to the Soviet Union, put it: “To think that the world would benefit from making Russia, a nuclear power equivalent to the United States, a pariah, I think, does not really represent our interests in the future. I fear a world of that sort.”