In reviewing the leading events of the week, Helga Zepp-LaRouche came back repeatedly to the unbridgeable divide between the imperial nature of the collapsing system, which is driving the world toward war, and the emerging New Paradigm, which has been brought into focus over the last fifty years by Lyndon LaRouche. This can be seen explicitly in the pro-war activities of NATO leader Stoltenberg, in his efforts to induce Trump to attack Russia and China—which Trump did not do—and his ravings later to the Congress, which was received enthusiastically by depraved Congressmen, in contrast with numerous signs of increasing collaboration by the emerging 4-Power alignment: for example, the progress of the BRI, President Xi’s recent visit to Italy and the upcoming Putin trip there, and in space cooperation, including Trump restoring a Moon-Mars mission for the U.S.
Helga pointed to several ironic juxtapositions to elaborate: Trump working for a trade deal with China, while the war party in the U.S. escalates its anti-China push; the call for Europe to become the “New Empire”, by French Finance Minister LeMaire, as the EU is facing a series of existential crises, from Brexit, to collapsing production figures just released in Germany, and hopelessly bankrupt financial institutions.
And as the anti-Trump coup plotters continue with their efforts to remove the President, with endless investigations, Helga emphasized the importance of exposing the “British character” behind Russiagate, as the most efficient means of making the nature of this fight evident, and to bring more citizens into the organizing process.
The Schiller Institute held the first U.S. national conference in over fifteen years on President’s Day weekend, yielding a tremendous success in respects to the quality of presentations and the participation by supporters around the world attending the conference. The conference, now presented in full below, conveys a truthful and optimistic view of the potential for mankind as a whole to overcome the crisis facing the world as the previously reigning, now dying, British Empire fights for its survival against the new world order taking hold in the vision of Lyndon and Helga Zepp-LaRouche.
Panel I — Let Us Create a New, More Human Epoch for Mankind
Lyndon LaRouche Speaks: A Talent Well Spent
Jacques Cheminade, President of Solidarité & Progrès, The coming world of Lyndon LaRouche
John Gong, Professor of Economics at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, Chinese Investment and American Infrastructure under the new Sino-US relations
H.E. Ambassador Vassily A. Nebenzia, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Presented by Counsellor Theodore Strzhizhovskiy, Mission of The Russian Federation to the UN, Prospects for East-West Collaboration: The Russian Federation’s View (transcript)
William Binney, Former Technical Director, NSA
Jason Ross, Schiller Institute co-author “Extending the New Silk Road to West Asia and Africa”, The Urgent Need for a New Paradigm in Africa
Dennis Small, EIR Ibero-America Editor, Justice for the World: Why Donald Trump Must Exonerate Lyndon LaRouche Now
Panel II — The Aesthetic Education of Man for the Beauty of the Mind and Soul
Schiller Institute combined chorus: Benjamin Lylloff, arr: “Mo Li Hua” (“Jasmine Flower”) Benjamin Lylloff, director
H.T. Burleigh, arr: “Deep River”
William L. Dawson, arr: “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” Diane Sare, director
Megan Beets, LaRouchePAC Scientific Research Team, “Artistic and Moral Beauty“
Bruce Director, Secretary-Treasurer, US Schiller Institute “On LaRouche’s concept of significance of Art for Science and Science for Art”
Diane Sare, Managing Director of the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus, “The Choral Principle”
Johannes Brahms: “Dem dunkeln Schoß der Heil’gen Erde” (text from Schiller’s “Song of the Bell”) Schiller Institute Chorus John Sigerson, director
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 I. Allegro Schiller Institute Orchestra John Sigerson, director Soloists: Gregor Kitzis, violin; Laura Thompson, flute; My-Hoa Steger, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Choral Fantasia, Op. 80 Schiller Institute Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists John Sigerson, director My-Hoa Steger, piano
Panel III — The Frontiers of Science
Yuting Zhou, piano, Johannes Brahms: Rhapsody, Op. 79, No. 1 in B minor
Kesha Rogers, LaRouchePAC Policy Committee, Former candidate for U.S. Congress, The Frontier of Space: Fulfilling Mankind’s Destiny as Man in the Universe
Thomas Wysmuller, Founding member of The Right Climate Stuff, What NASA has Done and Where NASA is Going
Larry Bell, Founder, Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture, College of Engineering, University of Houston, What Makes People Exceptional
Benjamin Deniston, LaRouchePAC Scientific Research Team, LaRouche’s Strategic Defense of Earth
Hal BH Cooper, Jr. PhD PE,Infrastructure needs for the Rail, Energy and Water Systems to Promote Future Economic Development of Africa
Message to the Schiller Institute national conference, Feb. 16, 2019 by H.E. Ambassador Vassily A. Nebenzia, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, presented by Counsellor Theodore Strzhizhovskiy: “Prospects for East-West Collaboration: The Russian Federation’s View”
[This transcription was created by the Schiller Institute]
DENNIS SPEED: Next we have a statement from His Excellency Ambassador Vassily A. Nebenzia, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. It will be presented by Counsellor Theodore Strzhizhovskiy of the Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN: “Prospects for East-West Collaboration: The Russian Federation’s View.”
THEODORE STRZHIZHOVSKIY: Ladies and Gents, it’s a real pleasure for me to be here, giving the tribute to the role which Russian-American relations plays in the modern world, and the contribution of the Schiller Institute to that relation, we prepared a statement which I will read now.
First of all, I welcome the organizers, participants and guests of this conference. The Schiller Institute is known for its valuable contribution to the understanding of international political processes, and development of new approaches to the global challenges. The conferences held under your auspices are respectful platforms, where the most urgent present-day issues can be discussed without politicizing and ideological clichés.
We were very saddened by the bitter news about the passing of Lyndon LaRouche, the founder and inspirer of the Schiller Institute. We would like to express our deepest condolences to Helga Zepp-LaRouche, as well as to the relatives and colleagues.
We are convinced that the paradigm of international, political, and economical intervention that he had proposed will be further developed by his apprentices and associates. [applause]
We believe that the assent of a more human epoch is only possible when the world enjoys a more equitable, polycentric model of governance. However, recently we have become witnesses of the attempts to shatter the world security architecture, substitute agreed universal norms by some rules-based order, where rules are invented, depending on the geopolitical interest to concrete countries. Nonetheless, dangerous for the global stability is the striving of the governments of some countries to unilaterally impose their will on the global community, or on specific sovereign states, or even to interfere in their domestic affairs. In the same light, we should view the use of sanctions as a tool to execute pressure and punish the countries that implement an independent policy.
Russia is proud to be located between West and East. Historically, we have been implementing multitask foreign policy and developing relations with other countries in the spirit of mutual respect. Russia comprehensively helps to search for, based on international law, collective decisions to the global problems which all the countries face today. We consecutively engage in the activities of the UN and Group of 20, to contribute to the relevant forms of interaction, for example, Collective Security Treaty Organization, Eurasian Economic Union, Commonwealth of Independent States, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS. One of the conceptual pillars of developing this sort of cooperation was proposed by President Putin in his initiative called, “Greater Eurasian Partnership.” It would bring together member states of the Eurasian Economic Union, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Probably one day, it would encompass the European Union. The previous year was marked by a number of significant steps to implement this project: The Eurasian Economic Commission and ASEAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding which was crucial for the extension of the geography and economy of the Eurasian Partnership. Adoption of the declaration on further development in integrational process in the Eurasian Economic Union made it possible to extend the establishment of common markets and add to it such areas of cooperation as education, research, health care, and trade. The Eurasian Economic Union and Chinese initiative, One Belt, One Road, joined the integration and transportation projects on contractual and legal basis of the agreement on trade and economic cooperation.
Bilateral cooperation of Russia and China also takes on global dimension. Our effective foreign policy coordination, including the UN platform, has become a significant factor of stabilization in global policy.
We are also committed to foster our relations with another privileged strategic partner: India. This commitment was reiterated in the joint declaration “Russia-India Reliable Partnership in a Changing World,” adopted at the bilateral summit in October.
We cannot but mention an unofficial summit, Russia-India-China, that took place in December in Buenos Aires after a 12-year pause.
Relations between Russia and the U.S. are also crucially important for global stability, because we are two states, major nuclear powers and UN Security Council permanent members. We face shared challenges: international terrorism, military and humanitarian crises, drug trafficking, transnational crime, and others. The success of our joint efforts of these and many other tracks is that both Moscow and Washington are interested in what is needed in the sustainable development of all countries. Russia understands the increased responsibility of both states for global peace and security. We have repeatedly expressed our readiness to normalize the relations between our countries. We hope that systemic political dialogue with our American partners, based on mutual respect and consideration of each other’s national interests, will be resumed.
We are convinced that the present-day world has no alternative to cooperation and merge of potentials. Only this path may lead to the assent of a more human epoch.
We wish for this conference to be creative, and contribute to mutual trust and confidence of global affairs. We wish you every success and hope we will have meaningful discussions.
The announcement by President Trump of an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, and reduction of troops in Afghanistan, has prompted a hypocritical and hysterical response from the pro-war party, which includes “leftists” and “liberal” media, in addition to the usual suspects among the neocons. Trump is fulfilling a campaign promise, to end regime change wars, opening the promise of the emergence of a new era in southwest Asia, based on reviving the principle of the Peace of Westphalia.
So why the hysteria? In this week’s webcast, Helga Zepp LaRouche explains why if Trump follows through with his pledge, and then proceeds to coordinate closely with Putin and Xi Jinping, it is a death knell to British geopolitics. That he is now acting on his own authority as President, ignoring the advice of his would-be controllers, has heightened the hysteria. This fear was signaled in a piece in “Foreign Affairs” earlier this year titled “The End of the Democratic Century,” i.e., the liberal British Empire. The ongoing collapse of many of the Trans-Atlantic governments, due to revolts by their people, such as in the Brexit vote and the “yellow vest” movement spreading from France, demonstrates the failure of neocon strategic policy and neo-liberal economic policy.
And while these regimes totter, the Belt-and-Road Initiative continues to pick up steam and gain adherents, such as Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda. The progress of the “Singapore model” on the Korean peninsula further exemplifies the potential for the coming year to be the year of the triumph of the New Paradigm.
It should provide some food for thought over the coming weekend, as we come to a tumultuous end of the year.
On November 18, 2018, the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus performed a concert at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City in celebration of Friedrich Schiller’s birthday. The concert included performances of Bach, Brahms, spirituals, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia, Op. 80, and Beethoven’s Mass in C, Op. 86.
“It is my view that only if we reinstate a beautiful image of Man and celebrate this in the highest forms of Classical music, Classical poetry, beautiful painting, that we can get Mankind back its dignity. And therefore, at this joyful occasion of Schiller’s birthday, in a very tumultuous environment, and very tumultuous situation, the world is more in need of a Classical Renaissance than ever. So join the Schiller Institute, and the chorus, and let us create a better human civilization.” Helga Zepp-LaRouche, excerpt from concert program
We hope you enjoy and are inspired to act with us by this beautiful performance.
In this week’s Schiller Institute webcast, Helga Zepp-LaRouche covered the following subjects:
1. Various people are now warning of a coming crash—this confirms the warnings of Lyndon LaRouche, and underscores the need to move from a monetarist focus to an emphasis on physical economic development! This is not just a “financial” crash, but a physical breakdown that’s already taking lives, just look at the U.S. state of California: record forest fires, a homeless crisis, the spread of “third world” epidemics, etc. And, across the Atlantic, we have the “yellow jacket” revolt in France. LaRouche’s 4 Laws economic recovery program must be implemented now.
2. Going against the western media attacks on China, we have a major media outlets now raising a reassessment of China. The U.S. New York Times and France’s Le Monde are now discussing the success of China’s “different model!”
3. The upcoming G20 summit in Argentina could be incredibly important. We can have “careful optimism” that President Trump’s meetings with President Xi and President Putin can initiate a global strategic shift, but there must be a mobilization to support Trump’s desire for this (given all the anti-China and anti-Russia hysteria).
4. In the U.S., the Trump administration needs to move forward with the declassification of documents showing that it was the British that interfered in the U.S. 2016 Presidential election. Americans must again reclaim their republic from the British Empire!
5. We’re organizing a Renaissance! Real economic change requires a change in culture, back to the classical method, and we saw an excellent demonstration of this with the recent Schiller Institute concert in New York City.
Thumbnail Image Credit: DoD photo by Master Sgt. Christopher DeWitt, U.S. Air Force
In order for humanity to do what it needs to do, it should be focused at its highest cognitive capability and inspired by the work of the poet Friedrich Schiller. There’s nobody on the planet that is more capable of getting that across to humanity, and to you, than Helga Zepp-LaRouche. Enjoy this dialogue between Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche and an audience gathered in Manhattan.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche discusses the following matters:
How Macron’s vanity prevented an opportunity for a crucial discussion between Trump and Putin taking place, during Nov. 11 Armistice commemoration: Macron put forward a new “European Empire” as opposed to “nationalism”, precisely as the European project is collapsing: Brexit, Italy versus EU.
There is NO threat from China: contrasting the positive developments from the Singapore summits, and the reopening of U.S.-China talks (Kudlow, Ross) with the insane war mongering from Rubio and Congressional neocons.
The Democratic Party, caught between the Obama-Hillary tradition, favor of impeachment and war, and those who wish to do something about the collapse of living standards, etc.— especially now, as the devastating fires in California call for a reconstruction policy above parties.
A final appeal to join the Schiller Institute to address the deep moral crisis confronting mankind, with a new Renaissance, based on cooperation for mutual benefit.
Forget what the pundits and anti-Trumpers say.The midterm election was no victory for Democrats, but changes, for the better, the situation in the U.S.Helga discusses this, with its implications for U.S. politics, and for Europe, in this week’s webcast.Ironically, as a result of Trump’s success, he will be coming to Paris this week in a stronger position than either Macron or Merkel!
She also identified the enormous potential of the Shanghai expo, with its implications both for resolving trade problems between the U.S. and China, but also to move towards a New Bretton Woods.
Speaking of Paris, Helga emphasized the urgency of using the Nov. 11 commemoration of the end of World War I, to learn the lessons of why the era of British geopolitics must be brought immediately to an end.
She called on viewers to study Xi’s speech in Shanghai, as an example of what Lyn has spoken about for years, on how creativity and innovation must be a continuous process, for the betterment of mankind.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s weekly webcast discusses the orchestration of the “chaos scenario” leading to the U.S. midterm election, where the real issue is “war or peace” between the old paradigm of the British Empire versus the New Paradigm of growth and development. In conclusion, Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche issues a powerful summary of the potential for post-election diplomacy, with meetings scheduled between Trump and Putin at an event commemorating the end of World War I, a war which occurred due to the geopolitics of the British Empire.