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Schiller Institute Conference: ‘How To Inspire Humanity To Survive the Greatest Crisis in World History’

Sept. 11, 2022, 2022 (EIRNS)—Today’s EIR Daily Alert consists of reports on the Sept. 10-11 Schiller Institute international conference, “How To Inspire Humanity To Survive the Greatest Crisis in World History”: The four panels, two each day, are posted to the conference page, with the list of speakers underneath the player for each panel.

The transcript of Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s keynote address opening Panel 1 will be published in the Sept. 16 issue of EIR. She debunked the narrative of the “democracies” of the West against the “nefarious dictatorships” of Russia and China—in reality, the situation is “mirror-inverted.” She discussed the fraud of a “democracy” with no free speech, no public debate, and death lists for dissidents—what she called a “digitalized Gestapo.” She went on to discuss the legacy of her late husband, Lyndon LaRouche: The secret of LaRouche’s success is an unparalleled knowledge of Renaissance ideas in the Platonic tradition. Our enemy, the oligarchical class, needs to eliminate creativity and genius in order to defend its unilateral power over the world, blocking the emergence of sovereign nations cooperating on peace through development, such as the Belt and Road Initiative working through the BRICS nations. She asserted that “the United States and Europe are collapsing because they prefer Malthus over LaRouche.”

Jozef Mikloško, of Slovakia, who was Vice-Premier of the first post-Communist government in Czechoslovakia, bemoaned the failure of Europe to benefit from the collapse of Communism, pointing to the irony that at a moment that was pregnant with the promise of greater freedom, LaRouche was railroaded into prison. “He was a hard fighter, but full of fun and tenderness,” said Mikloško, who visited with LaRouche for the first time at the federal prison in Rochester, Minnesota. They became life-long friends ever since, and Mikloško expressed his pride in having fought for LaRouche’s parole from his unjust sentence.

Prof. Ding Yifan, Deputy Director, Research Institute of World Development, China Development Research Center, recalled how LaRouche introduced him to physical economy and the need for “anti-entropic factors.” He described how today’s financial sector has an entropic policy. LaRouche taught him that Synarchists induce financial crises, which they exploit, but that it will also bring about their own demise. The financial crisis is coming home to roost. LaRouche, who taught that infrastructure development lays the foundation for healthy development, may be considered the precursor of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, explained Ding.

Prof. Georgy Toloraya, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Russian National Committee on BRICS Research Department, reported that Russia had been eager to join the West-led new world order after the collapse of the Soviet Union, as an equal partner, but was denied that opportunity. Today, Russia is not fighting in Ukraine to gain territory or resources—Russia has enough of both. This war is an existential struggle. The “West” is not fighting for democracy, but dominance—robbing the whole world for its own benefit.

Ray McGovern, former senior analyst of the CIA, and now a founding member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), delivered a simple message: We can survive this crisis, which is similar to the one we survived in the 1930s, which erupted in Germany. The moral is: “never give up.”

Dr. Clifford Kiracofe, former senior staff member, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and current president of the Washington Institute for Peace and Development, recalled the history of his association with Lyndon and Helga LaRouche as a stimulating intellectual atmosphere, amidst kind hospitality. He stated that the United Nations must be strengthened and put back at the core of the international system. He asserted that the Feb. 4 joint statement of Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin marked a new stage in the development of international relations, mentioning in this context “multipolar” organizations such as BRICS, SCO, ASEAN. Has Washington become a rogue state? Nancy Pelosi’s “escapade” in Taiwan occurred in the context of the U.S. proxy war against Russia. She sought to recruit Asian nations to the anti-China policy, but “no one was biting.” Similarly, Anthony Blinken was rebuffed in his anti-Chinese tour of Africa. The U.S. has made three grave and irreversible mistakes: the Vietnam war; post-Cold War hegemonism; and the Afghan war. The U.S. restarted the Cold War—their rationale was: “If a unipolar world can’t happen, we’ll bring back the bipolar world.” A multipolar world without the West’s “rules-based order” will not be allowed.

During the Q&A, Helga Zepp-LaRouche said, “I would really regret to see Europe become a relic of a civilization that didn’t make it.” She continued, “The countries that are applying the economic principles of my late husband are doing well,” whereas those that follow Malthus are in complete collapse.

Moderator Dennis Speed introduced a very interesting discussion among the panel participants on the subject of Nemesis. Helga Zepp-LaRouche observed that there is a higher power, variously referred to as natural law, the Mandate of Heaven, etc. “You cannot violate the higher order without that it comes back and haunts you with a vengeance.” She then developed the example of Nemesis in Schiller’s poem, The Cranes of Ibykus. Cliff Kiracofe pointed out that the Nemesis concept is paired with Hubris, or arrogance; it is the antidote to Hubris. The Greek word “Dike” [δίκη] represent justice and fairness; the Feb. 4 joint statement of Xi and Putin reflects this. Ray McGovern added: “Nice to have Nemesis on our side.” He continued that Hubris is encapsulated by the notion that the U.S. and its territories are exceptional. This is what Blinken and Jake Sullivan learned in their Ivy League schools. McGovern then referenced Lenin’s What Is To Be Done?” We don’t want people to cave in like the Social Democrats did to Hitler. He provided a short report on how the Boy Scouts of America had invited George W. Bush, who cannot travel abroad for fear of arrest for war crimes, to address them in Raleigh, North Carolina. McGovern, who lives nearby, is preparing a welcoming committee in the hope it will deter his visit.

Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche said that our opponents are trying to preemptively criminalize protests for the upcoming hot autumn. She reminded the viewers of the lesson of 1989 in East Germany: When there are 10 people in the street, they can be arrested, but not when there are millions. This “hot autumn” can be avoided only by negotiating with Russia. There is still time to use the G20 meeting in Indonesia in November to put a new policy on the table. “The new name for peace has to be development,” she insisted, alluding to Populorum Progressio. Ray McGovern responded that whereas Russia and China appeal to the principles of the UN, the U.S. and its friends prefer the arbitrary “rules-based order.” The Russia-China entente is a deal-breaker. The UN today is sadly dominated by the U.S., which is why the IAEA team cannot even say the obvious, that Ukraine is shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Cliff Kiracofe provided a useful review of how the British dominate U.S. foreign policy, reminding that the CFR was created as an offshoot of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and that the U.S. media are owned by the establishment which the CFR represents. Every last U.S. Senator voted for a resolution to declare Russia a terrorist state. If Diane Sare gets elected to the Senate, he said, it would break that foolish unanimity.

Ray McGovern presented his “Noah Principle”: no more awards for predicting rain, only awards for building arks.

Cliff Kiracofe made an important point, that we are not dealing with “neo-Nazis” in the government apparatus in Ukraine, but rather, actual Nazis, in an unbroken line of continuity from the collaborators with the Hitler regime. He also mentioned Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, whose grandfather edited a pro-Nazi newspaper during the Nazi occupation in this context, and called the Ukrainian CCD an American supported nexus of Nazi propaganda.

In the concluding remarks, Kiracofe mentioned Dostoevsky’s novel The Possessed, about a village taken over by demons and demonic ideas. It’s an appropriate metaphor for the minds of the Western elites, who are possessed by demonic ideas. McGovern also lauded The Possessed, and added that in The Brothers Karamazov, the Grand Inquisitor is also an appropriate metaphor for what is going on now. Helga Zepp-LaRouche reminded the viewers that “left” and “right” are simply constructs which the enemy uses to divide and conquer. The Schiller Institute is not affected by partisan bias, because we are talking about principles. Lyndon LaRouche has been slandered more than Xi and Putin together, which means a lot. Please take seriously the ideas of LaRouche, they open up a whole new universe, and you will enjoy it.

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