EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022
A New Paradigm Is Coming Into Being. Will We Live To See It?
May 24, 2022 (EIRNS)—What is the future envisioned by the nations of NATO? Does the concept of future even have a meaningful existence in the White House, Buckingham Palace, or the City of London? Where is the source of economic growth? Where is the impassioned drive to pull the nations of the world together to ensure an adequate food supply, an end to poverty through the creation of health and other infrastructure, or a Manhattan Project-style crash program for nuclear fusion? Do the elites gathering in Davos even want to achieve such goals?
Nikolay Patrushev, the Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, (in Russian) says that the drive for war and domination exhibited today by the Anglo-American elites is nothing new: “The Anglo-Saxons’ style has not changed for centuries. These days, too, they keep dictating their conditions to the world, arrogantly ignoring the sovereign rights of countries.” While the elites of the City of London and Wall Street “hide their actions behind the rhetoric of human rights, freedom, and democracy,” the effect is to provoke economic crises and doom millions to starvation by limiting access to grain, fertilizers, and energy resources. These elites “push ahead with the ‘golden billion’ doctrine, which implies that only a select few are entitled to prosperity in this world,” he explained. “The plight of everybody else is to toil away for the sake of their well-being.”
And for those in the world with the sovereignty and capability to refuse such toil, to chart a different path, there are loud words and a nuclear stick.
Former U.S. ambassador and top China expert Chas Freeman has blasted Biden for his statement that the U.S. would defend Taiwan by force, in the event that Beijing decided to move militarily against the island. “The Chinese cannot ignore this statement, which is worse than a gaffe, because it provides China with a casus belli,” he stated.
“This is the fourth time this year that the White House has sought to walk back statements by the President committing the United States to go to war with China over Taiwan. Such walk-backs have zero credibility in Beijing, not least because they echo an apparent consensus in the Washington establishment that is reflected in defense budgets and force structure decisions.”
Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Henry Kissinger, who will reach the age of 99 on Friday, May 27, warned that the Ukraine conflict could “reshape the world as we know it ... we may enter a space where ... Russia is entirely isolated.” Russia has been a part of Europe for 400 years, he reminded the audience, and expressed his concern that Russia could be driven into an alliance with China. Perhaps somebody should tell Sir Henry—that ship has already sailed!
In the most recent manifestation of the increasing ties between Russia and China, which the two countries memorialized in their February 4 agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared on May 23, “Now that the West is taking the position of a dictator, our economic ties with China will grow even faster.” In fact, the onslaught of sanctions against Russia will provide “the opportunity to implement plans for the development of the Far East and Eastern Siberia. The majority of projects with China are concentrated there. This is an opportunity for us to realize our potential in the field of high technology, including nuclear energy, but also in a number of other areas.”
On May 24, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin responded that “China appreciates the remarks made by Foreign Minister Lavrov.... China-Russia relations have withstood the new test of the changing international landscape and keep moving forward in the right direction.” The countries’ cooperation is “not targeted at any third party and will not be affected by others.” The two will “remain committed to promoting a multi-polar world and greater democracy in international relations, upholding true multilateralism and opposing hegemonic behaviors and bloc confrontation in international relations.”
A new paradigm is emerging!
Economic threats from the West cannot stop it. Attempts to cause the world to commit suicide under the guise of combatting climate change will not succeed. The growing food crisis will serve a powerful (although potentially painful) blow against that wicked green ideology. Explosive rates of inflation, large-scale disruptions of supply chains and supplies—these are manifestations of a decision first made decades ago, and repeatedly re-ratified, to turn the world’s leading institutions away from the anti-colonial development perspective envisioned by Franklin Roosevelt at the end of World War II. But the power of that unipolar world is shattered.
Only nuclear warfare could be guaranteed to derail the great potential of the future. And that is precisely the direction that the Anglo-American/NATO establishment is driving the world, through unending attacks on Russia and China, including the announcement last week by Sweden and Finland that they, too, would seek to join NATO.
Is it too late for the U.K./U.S./NATO to take its finger off the trigger, pull its head out of its ass, and cooperate sensibly with Russia, China, India, and other great nations, to banish poverty from the globe, usher in a renaissance of infrastructure and scientific development, and close the door forever on geopolitics?
Will you act to determine the answer to that question?
Today, May 25, the Schiller Institute in Denmark and Sweden are co-hosting an event starting at 07:30 EDT, 13:30 CET entitled “Why Finland and Sweden Should Not Join NATO: We Need a New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations, Not a Strengthening of Geopolitical Blocs.”
And on Thursday, May 26, a powerful panel of sane military and intelligence leaders are participating in a Schiller Institute event entitled, “U.S. and European Military and Security Experts Warn: The Insanity of Politicians Threatens Nuclear War.” That event starts at 11:00 EDT, 17:00 CET.
Invitations and registration are available at the Schiller Institute’s website.