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Look to the Heavens, End the Hell on Earth

July 10, 2022 (EIRNS)—On Tuesday, July 1, the James Webb Space Telescope will release its first full-color images and spectroscopic data. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, who was reported to be close to tears when first seeing the images, said: “It’s an emotional moment when you see nature suddenly releasing some of its secrets, and I would like you to imagine and look forward to that.” Mankind is reaching out into the far reaches of the universe. Although we can not (as yet) travel as flesh and blood to these distant galaxies, we can, as human beings, through our minds and the ever-increasing technological mastery of the laws of the universe, share in the wonder of the Creator’s unfolding creation.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in her speech to the Space Renaissance Art and Science Festival in Berlin on July 7, quoted the great German-American scientist Krafft Ehricke on the impact of space travel and astronautics on mankind: “Above all, it touches on the philosophy of his very existence. As a result, the concept of space travel disregards national borders, refuses to recognize differences of historical or ethnological origin, and penetrates the fiber of one sociological or political creed as fast as that of the next.”

Here we see another expression of the fundamental truth in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, that “all men are created equal.”

And yet, we learn today that more than 20.1 million citizens of Yemen, out of a total population of 30.5 million, currently lack access to basic healthcare. Only 51% of health facilities still function across the country. One mother and six newborns die reportedly every two hours due to lack of healthcare and famine conditions. According to Red Cross official Basheer Omar, “It’s just unimaginable horror. We are doing our best to draw the attention of the international community to the plight of the Yemeni people. We’re saying that the world should not turn a blind eye to what is happening.”

Yemen is far from alone in facing a true holocaust. Food and energy supply chains are collapsing globally. Afghanistan continues to face famine and destitution, while the Western nations impose murderous sanctions after laying waste to the country through warfare for 20 years. Bloomberg News warned on July 7 that several emerging economies, such as Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, Pakistan and Tunisia, are facing possible defaults on their debts, as Sri Lanka did earlier this year, driving the social chaos which brought down their government yesterday. Yet, many of those reading this Bloomberg News story from their Wall Street and City of London offices are busy trading credit default swaps, making fortunes off the misery, while the vulture funds are buying up government debt at a nickel on the dollar, preparing to collect 100% through the corrupt Western courts.

One courageous critic of the evils of Empire, former U.K. Ambassador Craig Murray, posted an article on his website under the title “The Death of the British Imperial State.” He writes that “neo-liberalism has succeeded in destroying societal values, to the extent that anti-social and even sociopathic behavior no longer appears peculiar. In a society where authority condones, and constructs a system to enable, personal fortunes of $200 billion or more while millions of children in the same country are genuinely hungry and poorly housed, what values is the socio-political structure telling people to hold?...

“These very days are the end-time of the United Kingdom. Rejoice!”

So, as we lift our eyes to the heavens, and as we mobilize our fellow men and women to join with the Schiller Institute to end the madness and join all nations and people together in building a new paradigm for peace through development, it is appropriate to end as Craig Murray ended his essay, leaving “the last word to that great radical Percy Bysshe Shelley.”

Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert ... Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

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