EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR TUESDAY JULY 12, 2022
Look to the Stars, Set Earth To Rights
July 11, 2022 (EIRNS)—This evening at the White House, NASA gave a special briefing to the President and Vice President to preview the stunning new results from the James Webb Space Telescope. One preview photo was released, showing a scene of shining lights amidst darkness, from 13 billion years ago. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, who has been in space, stressed that with this new capability, “We’ll be able to answer questions, we don’t yet even know to ask.”
Though this significance is, unfortunately, likely lost on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the televised occasion nevertheless signifies the role of the Presidency in responding to priorities of the public good, and it is our inspiration to act to set things to rights on Earth. More Webb images will be released July 12, including full-color images and spectroscopic data, at a televised broadcast beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT (14:30 UTC) from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and with the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. Here is the countdown.
The scientific breakthroughs for the “terrestrial imperative”—for mankind to go into the heavens, as space scientist Krafft Ehricke declared—are one and the same with what is needed to pursue the public good for all humanity here on Earth.
To accomplish this, the failed Western monetarist system must be replaced. In that regard, reality is busting up some of the most drummed-in narratives that stand in the way of people understanding what to do. These narratives are spun by the geopoliticians out of London/Wall Street, bent on perpetuating their deadly political and economic control. For example, they insist you believe that Russian President Putin has caused “unprovoked aggression” in Ukraine, caused the gas crisis, the world food crisis, hyperinflation, and soon, probably—the hyper-deflation!
But these narratives are less and less believable, no matter the brainwashing power of the media. None other than an EU institutional leader is bemoaning this turn of events. EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, posted a statement on the EU website July 10, reporting on his trip to the Group of 20 ministerial in Indonesia last week, “The global battle of narratives is in full swing and, for now, we are not winning.” He explained that, “The G7 and like-minded countries are united in condemning and sanctioning Russia, and in trying to hold the regime accountable. But other countries ... the majority of the ‘Global South,’ often take a different perspective.”
Yesterday, even Canada in the Global North, took a “different perspective,” though a one-off action, and issued a temporary waiver on sanctions against Russia, so that a Nord Stream turbine, in Montreal for repairs since May, could be expedited back to Gazprom in Europe. Despite the narrative that Europeans are happy to “freeze for freedom” in Ukraine, the reality of the energy shortages is hitting home. As of today, Nord Stream is shut for a pre-planned, annual maintenance period of 10 days, which underscores that Germany is far short of reserves for next winter, and for even day-to-day gas supplies. The German Association of Cities demands the government take any and all measures to keep the energy utilities in operation, or their cities will shut down.
With different specifics, millions of Americans, centered in the Central states, as well as in California and New England, are on the edge of power cuts, because of years of green, failed energy policies. Today in Texas, the electricity grid fell below the safety margin. ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, late on Sunday, July 10, issued an emergency public message to all Texans to start conserving power, to avoid blackouts. Residents were asked to postpone running major appliances today between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and large business users to find a way to cut down usage. Texas is on the edge of a summer version of the famous “Texas Freeze,” when the state went black during a freeze in February 2021.
Wind power in Texas today was expected to fall to 10% of its capacity. The state has allowed electricity generation to sink below expected usage. Today’s demand, in a heat wave, is expected to exceed a record 79 GW, which the state cannot meet, and has not planned to do so. Who still believes the worn-out narrative, that the cause of the crisis is, “Russia’s war with Ukraine,” and “climate change,” as reported, for example, in the July 10 Texas Tribune?
On the world food crisis, the first to shoot down the Big Lie that it’s Putin’s fault, are the farmers now having to take to the streets in Europe, in order to defend the right to produce food. Their focus is to force their capitals—Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, The Hague—to stop going along with the 2020 EU Green Deal “Farm to Fork” program, which demanded EU member nations to implement drastic cuts in farming, based on the Killer Green Narrative, that agriculture and people are bad for the Earth. Farm protests with tractors on the highway took place yesterday in several cities in Germany, for example, Leipzig, where German farmers declared support for their Dutch compatriots..
These events point up the readiness for support for establishing a new economic and security system, as called for in the Schiller Institute “Call for an Ad Hoc Committee for a New Bretton Woods System,” which is gaining signatures from every continent.