EIR LEAD EDITORIAL TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2023
Create Peace and Turn the World Upside Down
April 17, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—The tremendously inspiring and demanding conference of the Schiller Institute this weekend, and the concert of the Schiller Institute NYC Community Chorus concluding it, demonstrate that there is something extremely powerful, something relevant and necessary, in the ideas of Lyndon LaRouche for the world today.
The whole world is in various stages of realization that the much-vaunted rules-based order is collapsing like a house of cards, and the LaRouche movement has emerged as bearers of the necessary ideas, and the necessary method of deliberation, for putting in place a new paradigm dedicated to the scientific and cultural creative potential of every human being.
A few recognitions of the collapse:
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers expressed his acknowledgment that the U.S. is getting lonely as it alienates the world. “There’s a growing acceptance of fragmentation, and—maybe even more troubling—I think there’s a growing sense that ours may not be the best fragment to be associated with,” he told Bloomberg.
“There is a risk when we use financial sanctions that are linked to the role of the dollar that over time it could undermine the hegemony of the dollar,” current Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told CNN. “Of course, it does create a desire on the part of China, of Russia, of Iran to find an alternative.”
Germany has stupidly shut down its last three remaining nuclear plants, which will cause increasing blackouts and increase the use of coal for energy in that nation.
As a new paradigm sweeps the world, the risk grows of a catastrophic unleashing of chaos and warfare on the part of the Anglo-American empire. As Helga Zepp-LaRouche expressed it in her keynote speech on Saturday, “a ‘decoupling’—not only from China, but from the emerging new economic system—would not only mean the demise of the West into chaos, it would in all likelihood mean the escalation into nuclear war.
“We must therefore succeed by all means to convince a significant segment of the people of the United States and European nations to reflect about the significance of the historic change in which we are in the middle of right now....” she assessed. “If we can mobilize these segments of people in Europe and the United States in time to recognize that it is in our best interest to cooperate with the BRICS-Plus, the SCO, ASEAN, the African Union, and other organizations of the Global Majority, then the human species will enter a new glorious era, where we can finally concentrate on the great tasks of humanity; on creating peace through development, overcoming poverty for every person on the planet, on providing universal education to every newborn child, on creating energy and raw material security through scientific breakthroughs, by cooperating in international space science and travel, by realizing that we are the creative species in the universe.”
She concluded with this: “And let me express a big ‘Thank You!’ and the applause of all good people on the planet to my late husband, Lyndon LaRouche, for what he has contributed to the current chances of humanity! Thank you.”