EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR THURSDAY JUNE 2, 2022
LaRouche’s Vision, Kissinger’s Nightmare
June 1, 2022 (EIRNS)—Back in the late 1970s, a much younger Henry Kissinger warned his banker patrons that, in a period of profound global crisis, Lyndon LaRouche’s views and policies could quickly become hegemonic—and that that is what made him so dangerous to the Anglo-American financial Establishment.
Kissinger was right. The explosive growth internationally of views of the Schiller Institute’s late April interview with Col. Richard Black (ret.), now coming up on two-thirds of a million views, and the successful drive of LaRouche Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, Diane Sare, to submit well over the requisite 45,000 petitions to be placed on the ballot, are two distinct reflections of that ferment and potential.
But it is only a potential so far, a potential that must now be converted into the dreaded nightmare of Henry Kissinger and his bankrupt Establishment patrons.
“There Can Be No Peace Without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System”—that is the title and central focus of the Schiller Institute’s upcoming June 18-19 international conference, a conference designed to rapidly accelerate the process of pulling together the forces worldwide needed to forge a new international security and development architecture. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the founder of the Schiller Institute, today explained that the danger of nuclear war is growing greater by the day, and that we have to mobilize forces everywhere into an anti-war movement with bite—i.e., a movement that is focused on eliminating the cause of war: the systemic breakdown crisis of the entire trans-Atlantic financial system.
Yesterday, President Biden announced that the United States would be sending advanced rocket systems to Ukraine with a range of close to 50 miles, all the while lying that “we are not encouraging or enabling Ukraine to strike beyond its borders.” But even the White House had to admit that the weapons could be used to attack targets inside Russia if the system was brought up to the border. But, the unnamed administration official told the New York Times, the Ukrainian government had promised Washington that would not happen, and that the White House was “comfortable” with the assurances.
But the Russian government is not. They denounced the decision as “extremely negative,” charging that “the U.S. is purposefully and diligently adding fuel to the fire,” in the words of Kremlin spokesmen Dmitry Peskov. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, asked about the prospect of a direct confrontation between the United States and Russia, stated that the move “increases the risk of such a development.” And just to make sure no one missed the message, President Putin promptly ordered exercises involving Russia’s mobile Yars ICBM system. A Newsweek headline captured the moment: “Russia Holds Nuclear Drills as Biden Sends Rockets to Ukraine.”
Even as he was dangerously escalating on the Russian front, President Biden was meeting in the White House with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, the point person for the entire Wall Street and City of London financial system. Biden stated for the record: “My plan to address inflation starts with a simple proposition: Respect the Fed and respect the Fed’s independence, which I have done and will continue to do.” In other words, Biden is doubling down on the very financial and economic policies which have unleashed global hyperinflation, combined with collapsing physical economic essentials, including food and energy.
To anybody in the U.S. and Europe who dares lift their voice against such insane strategic and economic policies, the response is political ostracism and worse, and the reply that the West has to fully decouple from both Russia and China, and let the devil take the hindmost. Of course, the first victims of this decoupling policy are the so-called Western economies themselves, as has already been fully demonstrated by the super-sanctions leveled against Russia. But that, in fact, is the intention of the Malthusian de-industrializers who are behind this policy.
The Schiller Institute conference will assemble and educate the requisite forces around LaRouche’s vision: that it is only through the bankruptcy reorganization of this entire collapsing system that the war danger can be defeated, and the world economy set on the course of scientific and industrial recovery.