EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2022
Maintain Focus To Stop War and Economic Ruin
Sept. 4, 2022 (EIRNS)—Whether Joe Biden’s silly spectacle in Philadelphia was intended to win votes in November or to provoke (or serve as a claimed provocation for) violent activity by (or attributed to) “ultra-MAGA” forces, it has certainly served to draw attention away from the absolutely crucial issues of war and peace, and of economic ruin or revival, that demand our present attention and focus.
Yes, Biden’s speech was absurd. How can a President funneling billions of dollars to a government whose security forces have a major Nazi component, then complain about the “semi-fascism” of his political opponents? Biden’s political backers denied the results of the 2016 election, through endless Russiagate plots, and used the FBI to censor information about his son Hunter Biden’s laptop in the period leading up to the 2020 election. Yet he complains about others rejecting the outcome of an election? The absurdity of the spectacle has drawn enormous, warranted criticism.
But the issue confronting the world now, today, is that of soaring hyperinflation and growing threat of war—nuclear war, that could eliminate human civilization on this planet.
While the Anglo-Americans fan the flames of conflict with China, regarding Taiwan, the most immediately dangerous threat of an explosion of nuclear war is centered in the Anglo-American NATO war against Russia, currently being fought on Ukrainian territory. Despite ridiculous stunts by Ukrainian commandos in speedboats attempting to wrest control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, or at least to provoke a major altercation there, the IAEA mission has begun its work.
A powerful lever for shifting the situation in Ukraine, to act on the information war that NATO and Ukraine are attempting to win (since they cannot win the physical war), is to tell the truth, loudly and everywhere, about the thuggish, undemocratic, fascist nature of that nation’s government, and of the international kill lists it is publishing in an attempt to prevent incursions by its enemies onto its preferred battleground of the media.
On Wednesday at 11 a.m. EDT, Executive Intelligence Review will host a press availability featuring Scott Ritter, Ray McGovern, Col. Richard Black (ret.), Diane Sare, candidate for U.S. Senate, and others targeted by Ukraine’s Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD). As EIR reports, “Rapid, decisive international action is required to force the closure of the Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD), which operates under and answers to Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council. A blacklist issued by the CCD July 14, 2022, naming more than 70 leading journalists, academics, politicians, military, and other professionals from 22 countries, as ‘Kremlin propagandists,’ is a hitlist, posing a grave threat to the personal security of those named therein.”
Meanwhile, in NATO-land and the extended trans-Atlantic economic sphere, inflation mounts, energy is increasingly out of reach, industry is threatened. Our future is being eliminated, under the twin justifications of “suffer to help Ukraine” and “suffer to support Mother Earth.”
But there is enormous and growing revolt against the priests demanding we sacrifice our destinies on the anti-scientific, anti-human Green altar. Pro-farmer demonstrations. Anti-NATO/anti-Green protests. Strikes. Energy bill protests. Strikes.
The world needs the clear direction, and the human mental space for deliberation, offered by the Schiller Institute’s conference this weekend, commemorating the 100th birthday of Lyndon LaRouche, whose ideas are today alive and influential in many countries of the world.
The purpose of that conference, “Inspiring Humanity To Survive the Greatest Crisis in World History,” is “to deliberate upon and propose solutions, based upon LaRouche’s principles of physical economy, which might still, even at this late date, rescue mankind from what might appear to be, but need not be, the road to self-destruction, even self-extinction.”
We must keep our eyes on the prize. We must work towards a future, and not be led astray by the plentiful opportunities for angry, indignant responses to provocations. Overcoming evil requires a sense of what is good!