EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR FRIDAY JULY 21, 2023
Creating the ‘Impractical’ but Necessary Future
July 20, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Politics as “the art of the possible” has hit a dead end. The “rules-based order,” if obeyed, would lead, necessarily, to civilization-ending global conflict. A window of opportunity currently exists, to transform the paradigm from one of hegemonism and conflict to one that acknowledges and fosters the common interests of humanity. The International Peace Coalition being built by the LaRouche movement provides the needed direction.
Consider the contrast between the London Economist asking, in horror, “What if China and India Became Friends?” and the reception that China, eager to establish beneficial relations with the U.S., provided to the 100-year-old Henry Kissinger. (Ask also, why there are not more younger U.S. diplomats who have built networks and relations with China.)
Microchip producer TSMC has had to push back the opening of its fabrication plant in Arizona to 2025, because sufficiently skilled workers cannot be recruited in the United States (population 330 million); they are therefore being sent from Taiwan (population 24 million).
One important component of bringing about the needed change is to open up the possibility of meaningful discussion.
Testimony before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and former New York Post writer Emma-Jo Morris provided devastating accounts of the outrageous (and unconstitutional) censorship they have experienced as a result of government pressure. Morris had delivered shocking revelations from Hunter Biden’s laptop, detailing a frightening level of bribery and corruption within candidate Joe Biden’s family. That story was blocked by social media, denounced as a Russian disinformation campaign, and censored even from private messages. But it was entirely true, and the collusion of intelligence officials to pressure social media companies to prevent its dissemination in the lead-up to a presidential election is actual election interference, far beyond anything Russia could allegedly have possibly done in the 2016 election.
Kennedy, a presidential precandidate, saw himself blocked for sharing views that are legal to express, but which government actors pressured social media companies to limit or ban. Kennedy now appears to be the subject of a Jeremy Corbyn-treatment attack on the basis of supposed anti-Semitism, predicated presently on one of his typically speculative comments on infectious disease, and also misrepresented.
As British agents Richard Moore (MI6) and James Cleverly (Foreign Secretary) promote stories of Russian barbarism and domestic instability, President Lula da Silva of Brazil has spoken up for peace. His call for an end to the conflict was promptly attacked by the Kiev Presidency’s Center for Countering Disinformation, which denounces President Lula’s message as being, essentially, Russian propaganda.
Former President Donald Trump, under a deluge of indictments, issued a video statement saying, “Under these circumstances, the notion that we would even consider admitting Ukraine to NATO, at this time, is completely unhinged.... The last thing that this incompetent administration should be doing is risking war with a nuclear-armed Russia, or China, or other countries.”
It is time to change course! Bold changes, seemingly impossible in scope, are needed, now.
Fifty-four years ago today, the Apollo 11 lunar lander touched down on the surface of the Moon, bringing with it two human beings to walk upon our closest heavenly neighbor. That lunar objective, obtained within the timeframe identified by President Kennedy sixty years ago, was not “possible” at the time he launched the effort.
But the commitment to a crash program created its possibility.
The Humanity for Peace rally at the United Nations on August 6 seeks to make peace possible. Attend it, publicize it, build satellite events. A powerful American voice for an end to U.S.-U.K. NATO is needed!