EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 2023
Make June 10 a ‘Signal to the World’
May 30, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Sixty years ago June 10, President John F. Kennedy spoke on the highest level of the world situation, which only six months before had been on the brink of annihilation from the major power confrontation called the Cuban Missile Crisis. On June 10, Kennedy stressed the common grounds upon which the United States and the Soviet Union, and all other nations as well, could not only get along, but thrive.
To mark this occasion the Schiller Institute will be holding an event—online, as well as in person—intended not only for the U.S., but also for the international community. The invitation will be posted shortly.
The purpose of that event, and other activities that day, is to honor a great statesman and to also “send a signal to the world” that the United States can shift direction away from its current non-American war-drive policies, and be returned to the principles of its founding mandate, which have contributed to past U.S. achievements for humanity.
This call to “send a signal on June 10” was stated today by Schiller Institute founder and leader Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who stressed two points: First, the escalation today of the danger of all-out war, and, second, that there is power among people in other nations calling on the United States to return to reason and morality.
People are invited from around the world to sign and circulate the statement issued by the Schiller Institute on May 17, “Urgent Appeal by Citizens and Institutions from All Over the World to the (Next) President of the United States!”
The statement makes clear: “Since Russia and the U.S. presently have 90% of all nuclear weapons directed against each other, which weapons could destroy the world many times over, it is an urgent matter of concern for every human being on Earth that we find a way out. The solution must be on a plane that overcomes geopolitics and takes on the perspective of the interest of one humanity.”
The provocations and conflict flashpoints are escalating between the U.S. and Global NATO, and Russia and China. Today, reportedly, eight drones were sent against Moscow. President Vladimir Putin said that the drone attacks, some of which targeted residential buildings, are “an obvious terrorist approach. ... However, I am not even so much concerned about this as over the attempts to trigger a Russian response. Apparently, they are provoking us into responding in a like manner. We will have to consider how to approach this.”
In Central Europe, NATO is now deployed in the midst of the violence zone in the Kosovo-Serbian situation. This conflict has been deliberately stoked by Western operations as a flash point against Serbia, for its refusal to submit to anti-Russian, anti-Chinese alignment with Global NATO.
Despite these and other provocations, individual nations and institutions are looking to their own interests, and mutual interests with Russia, China and others, including to increase trade, despite the thousands of Western sanctions. For example, UNASUR—the organization of South American nations, had its heads of state meeting today in Brasilia with auspicious attendance and good will—from leaders recently set against each other. Host President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gave a warm welcoming address. Yesterday he met with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, including discussion of restoring electricity interconnections between the two countries, and other basics, which until now were disrupted by adherence to the heavy U.S. sanctions against Maduro and his government.
In Shanghai, the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) President Dilma Rousseff, former President of Brazil, likewise struck a note of hope for the future, at the 8th Annual Meeting of the NDB, whose theme is “Shaping a New Era for Global Development.”
However, it is critical to understand that the world cannot continue for very long with two blocs—the Global NATO axis and the Global Majority community of nations. There can be no new era for global development, nor any security, nor any peace, in a world so divided.
This was the third point stressed by Zepp-LaRouche today, calling for everyone to mobilize.
This is a special moment of opportunity. Multi-millions outside the United States wonder, “What has happened to the United States? Why are its top leaders so venal, stupid, uninformed and arrogant?” Now is the time to intervene. Sign the Schiller Institute statement, “Urgent Appeal by Citizens and Institutions from All Over the World to the (Next) President of the United States!” Issue statements. Take action. Send the signal for June 10th.