EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23, 2023
BRICS XV: ‘Rise Like Lions!’
Aug. 22, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—The Schiller Institute “Appeal to the Citizens of the Global North: We Must Support the Construction of a New Just World Economic Order” began to circulate yesterday as the 15th Conference of the BRICS nations convened in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hundreds have already endorsed it (see below), and thousands more should circulate it, together with the specially-prepared Economic Development Package designed to accompany it. That Development package consists of the Zepp-LaRouche “Ten Principles of a New International Security And Development Architecture” and several documents illustrating some of the salient physical-economic ideas of the great economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche, so that people can learn how to think clearly, and economically, in this time of crisis.
LaRouche’s 1975 International Development Bank proposal is still, today, the best conceptual statement of the intent that must inform the BRICS New Development Bank. As for the United States itself, only by correcting the last three generations’ mistaken ideas about labor, credit, technology, production, money, banking and economic growth—discredited ideas still held, even despite multiple catastrophes, such as the 2007-2008 financial meltdown—can we hope to return our nations to sanity. With the assistance of the BRICS summit, millions are now being awakened from their Malthusian slumber.
Perhaps our efforts may be in enough time to prevent the State Department mediocrities that believe they are geniuses, the “royal screw-ups” of the British/European oligarchy and their American cohorts, from triggering thermonuclear war, and perhaps not. But the International Peace Coalition initiative, and the Appeal just now circulating, are intersecting a force for optimism in the world, assembled now in Johannesburg, which potentially represents an “Alliance for Progress” among the majority of the human race. That is surely the precondition to stop world war. As CGTN journalist Zhang Shanhui said during a symposium on the BRICS summit aired in Algeria last night, “It’s that, today, the developing countries, their voices need to be heard, their presence needs to be seen, their force needs to be felt today, in this world. And also, how to bring these different forces together, to contribute to the larger possibility of humanity. This is one of the most important issues to be talking about.” The time must now come, in order that humanity survive, when the idea, “the new name for peace is development,” become synonymous with the concept of the General Welfare in the minds of nations.