EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR FRIDAY OCTOBER 6, 2023
Kiev’s Party Is Over—As Are Washington’s ‘Two Parties’
Oct. 5, 2023, (EIRNS)—The events in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Canadian House of Commons over the last two weeks have left the political prognosticators and spin-doctors lying in a ditch on the side of the road. The reality they’ve been avoiding is that there really is a massive, deadly financial cancer, and when such a cancer is left to metastasize, nasty and senseless wars ensue.
The assembled political leaders of Canada, frankly knowing that their guest, Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy, appreciates neo-Nazis, feted him with a 98-year-old actual volunteer of the Nazis’ Waffen-SS—not unlike when a member of the British Royal Family, in this case, Prince Harry, thinks it’s kinky to dress up in a Nazi uniform, complete with swastika, for a January 2005 costume party.
And what is sweeping over the U.S. House of Representatives? Of course, there are silly, pedestrian pseudo-explanations about budget-cutting, war fatigue, personal rivalries, egos, power struggles and such. Rep. Matt Gaetz may not have a clue, as yet, as to how an agro-industrial nation creates long-term credit for specific and large-scale scientific and infrastructure projects, but he’s been abundantly clear as to why—in the face of a $33 trillion debt and the $2.2 trillion/year increases, and the reality of nations rallying to join the BRICS in production and trade agreements outside of the failing dollar system—business as usual in Washington had to stop. The so-called “chaos” he was charged with creating in Congress pales in comparison to the actual chaos facing the country.
If you are completely unaware of what he has clearly stated, blame it on what occurred 37 years ago. One might properly cite October 6, 1986, as the day the United States went deaf, dumb, and blind. The deployment that day of over 400 armed officers of the DOJ, the FBI, the IRS and others in a physical assault on the movement of Lyndon LaRouche certainly had the chilling effect of ending public discussion of the growing financial cancer or of implementing the American System as the way out of the mess.
It is not just the U.S. Congress that discovered they could just say “no” to more billions for Ukraine. In the last 24 hours, the news has Slovakia stopping military aid, Germany not sending their long-range Taurus missiles, and Poland stopping not just military, but also civilian aid to Ukraine. How else do countries communicate to Kiev that the party is over, it is time to negotiate?
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs survey quantifies the collapse in support by Americans for further military assistance to Ukraine. And, retroactively, now 61% of Republicans and 29% of Democrats think the military aid already given was “not justified.” Perhaps more significant, yesterday’s Gallup poll has 63% of Americans who now think that “a third major party is needed,” as the Democratic and Republican Parties are out of touch; and 47% of Americans now would consider voting for a third-party Presidential candidate.
Kiev’s party is over. Hopefully Ukrainians may celebrate in the near future. The Mutt and Jeff act of the Democrat/Republican “two-party” system—or as LaRouche famously tagged it, the “two potty” system—has been functionally dead for quite a while. Hopefully an independent citizens’ movement may provide a proper funeral in the near future. But the dynamic that, in its own way, just swept over both Ottawa and Washington, is not going away. It were well that a great moment in history did not find a little people.
To that end, enjoy Wednesday’s dialogue with Helga Zepp-LaRouche: “Diplomacy or Total War? You Choose! There Is No Third Option.”