EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR TUESDAY JUNE 14, 2022
Reverse Course from Disaster
June 13, 2022 (EIRNS)—The battle today remains clear: Overcome the contrived, militarized divide between the West, on the one side, and China, Russia and the Global South on the other. Going for a complete decoupling of the two sides cannot work, and endangers world war. We need the new paradigm where nations work jointly to solve today’s common problems of the food, energy and pandemic emergency, and together, to build infrastructure and create scientific breakthroughs.
The Schiller Institute has released more specifics today of the order of discussion, and some of the participants for this weekend’s two-day, international conference deliberations, which reflects the ongoing, larger dialogue underway. We are going for a critical mass of activation worldwide, to reverse course from disaster. The conference title is “There Can Be No Peace without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System.”
The danger is extreme. The latest expression is the call for supplying Ukraine with nuclear arms. European Member of Parliament from Poland, Radoslaw Sikorski, former Polish Foreign Minister, proposed this June 11. He told the Italian daily L’Espresso, “We in the West have the right to give Ukraine nuclear warheads so that it can protect its independence....”
It is notable that Sikorski is the husband of Anne Applebaum, a key functionary of the infowars arm of Global NATO, including what was once called the Integrity Initiative media project of the British government. She is on the Board of the National Endowment of Democracy. These people are immoral lunatics.
The reality is that the West is collapsing. Look at the latest crisis looming for road transportation in the United States, which can mean an “everything” shortage this summer, not just a toilet paper shortage, or infant formula shortage. The double-headed problem is that first, diesel fuel is hyperinflating in price, and also in short supply in many places, but secondly, the required additive (since 2010) to make it burn cleaner—Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)—is soon to be nearly unavailable. The biggest truck stop chain in the U.S., Pilot/Flying J, accounting for 20% of all diesel and DEF trucking sales, has raised a loud alarm. The lack of DEF means that thousands of long-haul trucks, buses, farm tractors and many other vehicles will be grounded. Food, medicine, and essentials won’t get made or delivered. Of note, the chief ingredient in DEF, along with water, is urea. Russia is the world’s biggest exporter of urea.
On the other side of the world, South Korean ground transportation is in crisis, after seven days of a national truckers strike, prompted by impossible fuel prices and driving conditions. Steel-making, petrochemicals and other production have already had to cut back. This automatically has ripple effects on world supply lines, given the role of South Korea in world trade. But South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, in office just five weeks, is aligned with the crazies running the Global NATO show, for whom economic reality doesn’t matter, or even exist.
The stumblebums of the leading governments of Global NATO—U.S./U.K./EU—can’t provide for their populations, which goes right along with their threats to blow up the world. They and their policies must be superseded in the growing mobilization for a new paradigm, of, by and for the people.
The recourse in Washington is still to blame Putin for food, energy, inflation and any other problem, which has reached the ludicrous stage. For months, President Biden used the term, “Putin’s price hike” to explain away inflation. Last week at the Los Angeles Summit of the Americas, Biden spoke out about the “Putin tax” that is causing energy and food inflation.
Add to this, the blame game both Biden and Germany are playing against Big Oil, for price-gouging and not producing. Biden castigated Exxon last week for not exploiting its oil and gas leases. “Drill more,” he decrees. (This is the Biden who came into office, cancelling oil and gas pipelines, and leases for extraction.) Germany’s Ministers of Economy Robert Habeck and Finance Christian Lindner are chattering about bringing anti-cartel action against the oil companies.
However deserving, this recourse is a diversion. It is a feint to blame anyone and anything, except the dying casino financial system that has brought the world to the point of collapse, and that must be replaced.
The truth about the economic and strategic crises will be on the agenda at this weekend’s Schiller Institute conference, along with the questions of culture and science to solve the problems and steer a new course for a secure future for humanity.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute, said today that participating in this coming conference is a declaration of independence from the past, doomed end-of-civilization policies.
Join the mobilization.