EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR TUESDAY JULY 5, 2022
The United States of America Had a Purpose...
July 4, 2022 (EIRNS)—Let’s remember that it was on Independence Day, July 4, 1821 that President John Quincy Adams issued the famous reminder to his countrymen that America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. But his purpose in that message was to hold up what the American republic of the War of Independence did do: “America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government.... She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception, respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own.” And he concluded: “America’s glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.”
The Schiller Institute’s founder, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, pointed out in her July 3 address that what remained of this great idea was destroyed in the 1990s by the forcing of the Wolfowitz Doctrine, that America would use the threat of “sole superpower” military force to ensure that no other nation or group of cooperating nations could become its equal. This constituted turning the United States itself over to Wall Street and the City of London to break down and abandon its remaining industrial strength, trusting that American military “dominion” would intimidate economic competitors and destroy their allies in war whenever desired.
Lyndon LaRouche himself forecast with precision, as early as 2011, that this meant provoking Russia into war to crush it. This, he said, would leave the City of London and Wall Street free to write off their unpayable debt bubbles of hundreds of trillions so as to build new mountains of speculation.
But in fighting this war London, Wall Street and NATO have found themselves destroying the United States and European economies with hyperinflation. They are marching the nations closer and closer to an unsurvivable nuclear war. Thankfully, they see the great majority of nations looking not for a way into this war alliance, but out of it.
With a series of bold and truthful international petitions and conferences, the Schiller Institute has gained collaborators and intellectual force beyond all comparison to its active numbers. Some of the videos of the leaders of this process have quickly found many hundreds of thousands of viewers. The new Schiller Institute petition just launched by more than 500 active and influential people worldwide, is a “Call for an Ad-Hoc Committee for a New Bretton Woods System” of credit and monetary relations among nations. The core of it is formed by the “four economic laws of Lyndon LaRouche,” which wall off speculation and establish national banking and credit, in order to bring all nations into the development of frontiers of industry, technology, education, science and space exploration.
Please sign this petition and circulate it; think what you can do to spread its impact anywhere in the world. America, as President Quincy Adams said, thought of itself as a nation presenting new ideas—of liberty and progress—to the whole world. Now we have to join a search for economic development and peace already underway among nations like the BRICS, and provide it with the idea of productive cooperation which will make it work.