EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SUNDAY JULY 17, 2022
The Path Ahead for Western Civilization: Tyranny, or a New Bretton Woods
July 16, 2022 (EIRNS)—The LaRouche Organization’s “Manhattan Project” weekly broadcast today addressed the increasing implementation of police- state measures now governing Britain and the U.S. Mike Robinson, the editor of the UK Column news organization, compared the plethora of legislation being put through the Parliament in London to the policies implemented under the Nazis in Germany in the 1930s. For example: a National Security Bill and a Counter State Threats Bill shutting down free speech; a Public Order Bill criminalizing protest; an Elections Act putting the formerly independent Election Commission under government control, undermining free and fair elections; the Covert Human Intelligence Act making certain government agencies above the law; a Nationality Bill giving the government the power to strip people of their citizenship; and a Schools Bill imposing extreme government control over education.
Americans reading this, or watching Robinson, will immediately recognize that similar devious operations are under way in the U.S., under the guise of the “Patriot Act,” “critical race theory,” “defund the police” and “election reform”: New York State, in order to prevent LaRouche independent candidate Diane Sare from getting on the ballot against Sen. Chuck Schumer, the “Senator from Wall Street,” changed the law to require an “impossible” 45,000 signatures of registered voters for independent candidates. (Sare achieved the “impossible”!).
Following Robinson, Dr. Clifford Kiracofe presented an historical sweep of the 19th- and 20th-century development of fascism, from the roots of ancient tyrannies, the nihilist and synarchist movements of Nietzsche and Saint-Yves d’Alveydre, leading into Italian and German fascism. The historical confrontation of militarism versus internationalism has been at the center of the modern wars as well, as the League of Nations effort to restore international cooperation failed in the face of these tyrannical fascist movements, giving way to the horror of World War II. Now, as the United Nations has been virtually destroyed by the British and U.S. “responsibility to protect” excuse for neo-colonial wars by neoconservatives and neoliberals, the world is now rushing headlong into a new global war against Russia and China, even while Russia and China, through the BRICS and nearly all the countries of the Global South, are committed to international cooperation for development as the means to poverty alleviation on the model of the Belt and Road Initiative.
The forum countered the militarism of the NATO drive for war, with the extraordinary demonstration of the accomplishments possible through international cooperation shown by the James Webb Space Telescope, providing mankind with a direct vision of the universe billions of miles away and light-years back in time.
Behind militarism is the British model of finance capitalism, which the Founding Fathers of the United States overthrew with the 1776 Declaration of Independence, creating a new model of national development by placing the direction of national credit in the hands of elected governments rather than the private banking system—Alexander Hamilton’s American System of Physical Economy. Today, that system has been destroyed within the United States, replaced with the “independence of the Federal Reserve,” and the destruction of Franklin Roosevelt’s Bretton Woods system. Ironically, it is China now applying this “American System” of directed credit, creating the Chinese miracle of the past decades, eliminating poverty, leading the world in new technologies and modern infrastructure, for itself and for the world, through the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Western nations’ leaders must change the way they think about themselves and the world, or the current descent into a thermonuclear nightmare will become irreversible. It is a moment of the greatest danger, perhaps the most dangerous in history. And yet the extreme danger and the economic disintegration brought about by this militarism and the speculative insanity of the deregulated financial system, is forcing people to wake up, to reflect on their toleration of this evil, and to reach out for solutions. The fact is, there is only one solution, a universal one. Only replacing this morally and economically bankrupt system with a new international security and development architecture can end the chaos, and build a Renaissance. The path to that future for Mankind is contained in the call for a New Bretton Woods System being circulated by the Schiller Institute. Sign the petition and circulate it widely. Demand that your local and national political representatives, religious organizations, trade unions and other institutions sign it and circulate it.