EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2022
On U.S. Election Day 2022, the World Faces Choices
Nov. 8, 2022 (EIRNS)—As the U.S. faces a choice today (or over the next several days ... or weeks) in its elections, the world as a whole is increasingly choosing to reject the Cold War thinking of “democracies vs. autocracies” in favor of prioritizing development.
As the population-reduction COP27 unfolds in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, a well-written article appeared in Foreign Policy, which plainly states the obvious: “Economic growth and technological innovation have saved tens of millions of lives from climate extremes over the last century.” But anti-fossil-fuel ideology “shifts the focus away from proven development pathways, transforming a wildly successful global development project into a zero-sum conflict that pits climate mitigation [CO2 reduction] against adaptation [economic development] and rich countries against poor.”
Meanwhile, the claims that U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan is pursuing meaningful dialogue and negotiation with Russia is undermined by reports from the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal that the intent is to give the appearance of negotiations for political reasons. Global Times rejects the premise that the U.S. is interested in resolving the situation. Ongoing conflict harms Russia and Europe, while the U.S. sells natural gas and weapons.
Excitement in new forms of international relations has led to some dozen nations expressing interest in joining the BRICS format. Sergey Lavrov said one of the topics of discussion with Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar, who is in Moscow, is to move towards solidifying and formalizing the accession process for other nations to join.
Transforming the United States to abandon its currently pathetic role as assistant to British imperial designs of a unipolar world, into the anti-imperial development-oriented nation it won a revolution to become, requires, in the connected world of today, an international context—a view of the world as a whole.
The world needs a future of developing the productive powers of labor, of expanding the power of human reason to shape the Earth and its biosphere to better support the development of reason itself.
This Saturday, Nov. 12, the Schiller Institute is holding a conference devoted to realizing the concepts of biogeochemist Vladimir Vernadsky—a member of the Ukrainian, Russian, and Soviet Academies of Science and developer of the terms biosphere and noösphere—and Lyndon LaRouche, the great American economist.
Spread the word of “The Physical Economy of the Noösphere: Reviving the Heritage of Vladimir Vernadsky,” held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) Nov. 12.