EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2022
When Did the United States Cease Being Democratic?
March 5, 2022 (EIRNS)—On Thursday, March 3, the Russian international television network RT ran an hour-long documentary, “Donbas: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” which had been produced in 2021, showing: the role of the neo-Nazi killers in the U.S. supported the 2014 Maidan coup against the elected government; the genocide in Odessa when the Nazis barricaded pro-government organizers in the Trade Union Building and burned 40-50 of them alive, shooting those who tried to jump out the windows; the outlawing of the use of the Russian language in numerous ways; the massive bombardment of the Donbas when the citizens there held a referendum declaring independence from the new pro-Nazi government imposed by the United States; the years of shelling from the Ukraine Army and the Nazi Azov Brigade over the past eight years, killing 14,000 men, women and children; and scenes from the past years as the NATO countries refused to put any pressure on Kiev to implement the Minsk 2 agreement, which would have ended the war.
The next day, the RT network was shut down in the United States, as it had already been in the U.K. and European Union. Americans will not be allowed to hear a view from Russia. In some European countries, it is considered a crime to defend Russia, while the U.S., U.K. and EU governments and media peddle massive lies about the events in Ukraine and Russia. Will U.S. news services which report the truth soon be banned, or even prosecuted, in the United States? Perhaps you should quickly watch and circulate Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s 24-minute video, “Lies and Truth About Ukraine,” in case it is censored by a government gone mad.
Recall that for the past several years, mass censorship of social media has been implemented in the U.S., under the guise of protecting the public from “fake news.” Even the President of the nation was “canceled” by Silicon Valley, with enthusiastic Congressional support, as tens of thousands of websites were shut down or restricted by the new national thought police.
Ah, but we can still vote, I hear you say, and, after all, voting, usually choosing between candidates carefully vetted by the same thought police, is the essence of “democracy.” Further participation in the affairs of state are discouraged, as wars are fought against innocent nations without public mandate or even Congressional approval, while the real economy is sacrificed to trillion-dollar bailouts of Wall Street without the need to even explain it to the citizenry. Now, as Wall Street has joined the City of London in the shutdown of the productive sector of the economy here and abroad, under the guise of the Green New Deal—the fake science claiming carbon causes climate change—the actual controllers of the nation’s economy in the City of London and Wall Street have declared that they will not allow Russia or China to develop either, by imposing “financial nuclear sanctions” on both, the danger of nuclear war be damned.
Reflect on the fact that there is only one way out of this onrushing descent into a new dark age and possible nuclear conflagration. The solution has been known for many years, and was most recently spelled out by the Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche in the petition Convoke an International Conference to Establish a New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations. The petition presents solutions formulated over the past decades by the late Lyndon H. LaRouche, insisting that only a New Bretton Woods agreement to put the Western financial system through bankruptcy reorganization, and the implementation of a new international cooperation agreement for the security and development of all nations, can reverse the onslaught of global depression and global war.
When did we lose our “democracy?” Reflect on the deployment of the entire power of government and Wall Street to silence Lyndon LaRouche in the 1980s and 1990s.
Consider the worlds of former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, in testimony given to an independent commission on Aug. 31, 1995 on the persecution of LaRouche:
“In what was a complex and pervasive utilization of law enforcement, prosecution, media, and non-governmental organizations focussed on destroying an enemy, this case must be number one. There are some, where the government itself may have done more and more wrongfully over a period of time; but the very networking and combination of federal, state, and local agencies, of Executive and even some Legislative and Judicial branches, of major media and minor local media, and of influential lobbyist types, the ADL preeminently, this case takes the prize. The purpose can only be seen as destroying—more than a political movement, more than a political figure, it is those two—but it’s a fertile engine of ideas, a common purpose of thinking and studying and analyzing to solve problems, regardless of the impact on the status quo, or on vested interests. It was a deliberate purpose to destroy that at any cost. ... In the LaRouche case, they’re book people.... They had publishing houses going on. Important publications. Non-profit stuff. This is what they were about: ideas, information, social change. Meeting the needs of human people all over the world, humanity all over the world. We’re going to have a billion more people before the end of this millennium, century, decade, and the vast majority, 80%, are going to have beautiful, darker skin. And they’re going to live short lives, short lives of sickness, hunger, pain, ignorance, and violence, unless we act radically. And these books have ideas. Some will work, some won’t work, but they’re ideas. They can be ‘tested in the marketplace,’ as we used to say. And the government came in with a false bankruptcy claim, against a non-profit publishing house, and shut ‘em down! What’s the First Amendment worth? ‘We’ll silence you, you’ll have no books out there.’ ”
Now is the moment in which the American people, and people around the world, can and must come together to right the wrong that was done to the citizens of the world by denying them access to LaRouche’s ideas. Now is the moment in which the world can and must recognize that the old system is broken and cannot be fixed, that a new system based on the security and development of all peoples can and must be designed through a new Peace of Westphalia, bringing all nations together to reverse the moral and economic decay, to build a new Renaissance based on the dignity of mankind.
Read and distribute the newly published 64-page pamphlet, “Stop Global Britain’s Green War Drive.”