EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 2023
The International Peace Coalition: Humanity Has the Strength To Love
Oct. 13, 2023, (EIRNS)—The nation of China, in consultation with the nation of Brazil, currently presiding as United Nations Security Council head, has proposed that
“the UN has the responsibility and obligation to play its due role on the Palestinian question,” and that China “supports the Security Council in holding an emergency meeting on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, agrees that the meeting should focus on humanitarian concerns, demand a ceasefire, an end to violence and the protection of civilians, form a binding international consensus and take concrete next steps.”
In an equally important development, the weekly Friday meeting of the International Peace Coalition initiated by Helga Zepp-LaRouche today heard several proposals for what the people of the world must do, now, to raise the banner of humanity high above the level of the present public discourse. The media are now dominated by inhuman cries for rivers of blood in the name of lynch-mob “justice” against millions of people. They echo the “squawking points” provided from the corrupt corridors of power in the decaying trans-Atlantic Anglo-American NATO Empire.
It was British and French imperialism that first drew up, on maps in 1916 and 1917, the geopolitical “rules” of the perpetual “Mideast” War, in the Sykes-Picot agreement, followed by the November 1917 Balfour Declaration. The economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche warned in his 2009 address, “The End of Sykes-Picot: Moving Beyond Colonialism”:
“I shall suggest it is an error to talk a Middle East policy. That is, I think, one of the reasons we have a problem with the Middle East, is, we keep talking about a Middle East policy. Instead of talking about a conflict in the so-called Middle East, we should talk about the Middle East as a conflict, and a conflict that is largely global, especially within the context of nearby European and related civilization.”
Today, the “Middle East” conflict should be viewed, like the “Ukraine” conflict, as a second front in a developing, British-instigated “NATO” world war with Russia and China, with a monstrously bankrupt United States aping the worst excesses of the very 18th century British East India Company against which it made its anti-colonial revolution 250 years ago.
After identifying how the Southwest Asia (“Middle East”) crisis could, like the Ukraine conflict, lead to thermonuclear war, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in her opening remarks to the International Peace Coalition, said:
“I think that what we have been trying to do from the very beginning when we started this discussion process of trying to put together an international peace coalition, of trying to unite all peace groups with the idea that we have to put all differences aside, that we can discuss all issues which divide us later, because the threat to world peace is so enormous.... [T]herefore, the demand to have a new security and development architecture, which takes into account the interest of every single country on the planet, and that that can only be accomplished if there is development, especially economic development for all, is underlined, especially now, with this second crisis erupting.”
Many proposals were made, both for action and deliberation. One of the participants suggested,
“Why don’t we have our own People’s Congress, an International Peace Coalition Congress, in every capital, in every nation, and we convene as a people. And maybe our ... elected officials won’t officially recognize it, but we can make recordings. And we can put the truth on trial.... And we can discuss the prospects for peace....”
Others insisted that there was no reason to lose hope, that “it is necessary to really be thinking of the strategic solutions because we will have the potential, if we can survive the horrors and the ugliness that is being thrown against us, to reorganize the entire thing,” as Independent New York U.S. Senate candidate Diane Sare said, in her brief comments to the gathering.
We will receive no help from the treasonous State Department or government institutions in Europe; this is up to the people. We must act to prevent the continuing and impending crimes against humanity. The 2 million human beings trapped in the prison that is Gaza will be sacrificed, like Iphigenia by her father Agamemnon, on the altar of victory in a no-win war, or will be saved, like Isaac was from certain death at the hands of his father, Abraham, by “an unseen power”—the power of Reason.
That power is unseen in the blind rage of retribution, revenge, “an eye for an eye—” a rank, drunken “feeling-state” that disqualifies reasoned judgment, and would place all of humanity “Eyeless in Gaza at the mill with slaves.” Be warned: The prison that today is Gaza, is actually the prison that is Israel, the prison that is Ukraine, the prison that is NATO. It is imprisonment by the axioms of an imperial colonialism whose dead hand grips the brain of the living, and from which only people with the courage to change axioms, like the assassinated Yitzhak Rabin, can deliver an otherwise doomed humanity.
The International Peace Coalition declares that an eye for an eye brings blindness, not justice; that to construct a new temple of hope and peace for the world requires a new security and development architecture; and that “Clash of Civilizations” Samuel P. Huntington was wrong when he claimed in The Soldier and the State that we know who we are by who we hate. We know who we are by the fact that we love—and humanity has the strength to love.