EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR MONDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2022
The True Conflict Facing the World
Nov. 6, 2022 (EIRNS)—Will nuclear Armageddon be prevented? And by whom?
The United States is holding elections on Tuesday, elections whose outcome will surely have some impact on the threat of an escalation—by a combination of choice and accident—towards nuclear war. But what will that impact be? Is nuclear extinction a partisan issue? Can a Republican Congress be counted on to de-escalate a situation in which so many institutions have committed themselves to a defeat of Russia? And what of the growing threat of conflict with China?
“The current strategic confrontation is not one of ‘democracies’ against ‘autocracies,’ ” writes Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche. “It is exclusively about the determination of the U.S. and the U.K. to assert their right to be the sole world power. To this end, they have launched a confrontation against Russia and China, in which Germany and all of Europe are in the gravest danger of being pulverized.”
“The real conflict,” she continues,
“is between the forces in the world that intend to maintain the worn-out concept of a unipolar, imperial and colonialist world order and the absolute majority of the nations of this world that are determined to overcome colonialism forever, to leave poverty and underdevelopment behind. These countries are in the process of building a completely new economic system.”
Executive Intelligence Review, the weekly magazine founded by Lyndon LaRouche in 1974, sponsored a discussion of this issue at length on Nov. 5, “A Nuclear War Cannot Be Won and Must Never Be Fought,” which offered a sobering understanding of the risk of war, a deeper assessment of its causes, and the contours of the system of relations that would eliminate it as a threat.
More people are speaking up. Rolf Mützenich, who heads the Social Democratic Party group in the German Parliament, has denounced the Ukrainian Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD) for establishing a list of terrorists, which includes his name. Jeffrey Sachs has called anew for a negotiated settlement to the conflict: “The U.S. and Ukraine should accept three absolutely reasonable terms to end the war: Ukraine’s military neutrality; Russia’s de facto hold on Crimea, home to its Black Sea naval fleet since 1783; and a negotiated autonomy for the ethnic-Russian regions, as was called for in the Minsk Agreements, but which Ukraine failed to implement.”
Meanwhile, U.S. officials have cynically urged Ukraine to give the appearance of a willingness to negotiate, as a PR move to bolster what is wrongly called military support for that nation.
The quality of leadership required to achieve a sudden shift in orientation cannot come from established trans-Atlantic authorities, and looking to them for courage and action would be a tragic mistake.
The growing danger of nuclear Armageddon brings the realization that it is the growth of the LaRouche movement and the leadership it coordinates and inspires that holds the potential to rescue the “West” from destroying itself and global civilization.
Will you be a part of making that happen, as U.S. Senate candidate Diane Sare has in her campaign?