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Webcast: Trump Dumps British Empire’s Agenda of Permanent War, Provokes Hysteria

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.

Friedrich Schiller Birthday Celebration Concert

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.

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Part Two

Webcast: Only Mr. LaRouche’s Program Can Reverse the Economic Breakdown

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

Humanity Is At a Crossroads for a New Paradigm: A Dialogue with Helga Zepp-LaRouche

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.

Webcast: Missed Opportunity in France, Huge Potential at G20

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.

Webcast: Use Trump’s Victory to Build Momentum for the New Paradigm

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.


Webcast: War or Peace — US Midterm Elections Hold the Key

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.

A Community of Shared Future for Mankind: The Strategic Perspective of China until 2050

Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s address to the RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies Academic Council for Comprehensive Studies of Contemporary China, 23rd International Academic Conference: “China, Chinese Civilization and the World: Past, Present, and Future”

Moscow, October 24,2018

The big question which should concern all human beings on this planet, is essentially the same which was hotly debated in the young American republic as reported in the “Federalist Papers”; is human society capable of an efficient form of self-government, only that this time it is not a question of one nation, it concerns all of humanity: The need for a new paradigm in the world order.

Tensions in a world plagued by multiple crises seem to increase towards a breaking point. The danger of a new this time systemic financial crash of the financial system, an unprecedented polarization inside the United States around the ongoing coup attempt against the President of the United States, false flag operations, Goebbels-like deception operations against entire populations, drug epidemics which are a new form of Opium Wars, the global migration crisis, terrorism and Nazism, an increase of centrifugal forces in the EU, the re-emergence of aggressive geopolitically motivated efforts to defend an order, which no longer exists — just to list some of the challenges. The world is in disorder.

In light of such a complex and seemingly completely disunited world, how realistic is then the perspective laid out at the 19th National Congress of the CPC by Chinese President Xi Jinping where he defined the goal for China until the year 2050 is to become a “strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful” fully modernized country and even spoke at some point of the building of a “beautiful world” for all nations to participate in?

If one looks at the crises and challenges listed above as unrelated individual problems, one ends up in a “bad infinity,” where the solution to many of them seems impossible. But if one recognizes, that all of these problems have common threads in that they are the derivatives of the old paradigm of an epoch going under, one can find the solution by being informed by the principles of the new epoch.

There are two “game changing” topics in the near future, which will create totally opposite pathways for the future. The first one concerns the monumental battle fought out at this point in the United States where either the coup attempt against President Trump will be successful and he be driven out of office by one way or the other; or, if the collusion of the heads of intelligence agencies of the Obama administration with the British intelligence GCHQ and MI6 in orchestrating “Russiagate” against Trump, in order to prevent him from realizing his intention to put the relationship between the U.S. and Russia on a good basis, will lead to the criminal prosecution of the perpetrators. Were the Democrats to win the House of Representatives in the mid-term election, they will try to bury the ongoing investigation in the Congress, and the confrontationist policies we have seen in the sanctions against Russia and the trade war against China and the recent speech by Vice President Pence, will be escalated instantly. If Trump can consolidate his position, despite the many hawkish tones coming from the U.S. now, there does exist the potential that he will be able in the second half of his first term to improve relations with Russia and return to his initial positive attitude towards China.

The second related game-changing issue is a perspective to overcome the “Thucydides Trap,” the apparent conflict between the power dominating the world up to now, the U.S., and the rising power, China, by defining a solution which goes way beyond the bilateral situation of the two and which addresses the existential dangers for {all} the nations and thus shifting the level of discussion and thinking to a higher plateau.

What my husband, Lyndon LaRouche, has already proposed several years ago is still valid: The four most powerful nations in the world — the U.S., Russia, China, and India — supported by others like Japan, South Korea and others, must set up in the short-term a New Bretton Woods system, to avoid the potentially devastating consequences of an uncontrolled financial collapse. This new international credit system must correct the flaws of the old Bretton Woods system, which was not carried out in full by Churchill and Truman as intended by Roosevelt. It must guarantee the unconditional sovereignty of each and all nation-states participating in it, and it must promote their unlimited opportunities to participate in the benefits of scientific and technological progress to the mutual benefit of each and all. This New Bretton Woods system must have as its most important feature a profound change in the monetary, economic, and political relations between the dominant powers and the so-called developing nations. Unless the inequities lingering in the aftermath of modern colonialism are progressively remedied, neither can there be peace, nor can such challenges as the migration crisis or terrorism be overcome.

The basic conception for such a new credit and economic system already exists in principle in the Belt and Road policy of President Xi Jinping. In the five years of its existence, it has created an unprecedented dynamic of hope and optimism among the approximately 100 countries participating in it. And given the rate of progress in such a short time, it is obvious that the goal defined by President Xi Jinping, of a “beautiful world” by 2050 for all of humanity is absolutely achievable.

The new set of relations required for the New Paradigm is already in the process of being built. The increasing integration of the Belt and Road Initiative, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the Global South organizations, are progressing successfully and are already creating completely new strategic alliances for the mutual benefit of all participating in them. The “New Silk Road Spirit” has caught on in most countries of Asia, Latin America; it has given for the first time hope to Africa. Many in Europe are participating, despite the reluctance of the European Union and the present Berlin government, there are an increasing number of people in Europe, who want to be fully integrated in the New Silk Road.

The biggest, and unavoidable challenge, however, will be to find a solution, which includes the United States. Given the actual level of militarization of the United States, both in terms of the armed forces as well as the arming of the population domestically, the chance that the United States would disintegrate or accept to be excluded from an alternative world system as peacefully as it happened with the Soviet Union is probably tending towards zero. The military policy of President Putin, announced on March 1, regarding Russian military science and the strategic alliance between Russia and China, shows the Russian and Chinese clarity on this. So, if the Thucydides Trap is supposed to be avoided, there has to be a design of a solution, which integrates the United States in a higher order of organization of the world order.

The common political platform offered must be conceptualized from the standpoint of what Nikolaus Kusansky defined as a completely new form of thinking, in his famous {Coincidentia Oppositorum}; the One, which has a higher order of reality than the Many. This is already implicit in President Xi Jinping’s conception of the “Shared Community for the Future of Mankind.”

Rather than approaching the question of the new set of relations among the nations of the world from the standpoint of proceeding from the status quo, the vision, how the human species will have grown into adulthood in 50 or 100 years from now must provide a concrete set of policy cooperation proposals. By that time, according to the scientific theory of Vladimir Vernadsky, the Nöosphere will have advanced its dominance over the Biosphere qualitatively, and new generations of scientists and classical artists will communicate with each other based on the search for new physical and artistic principles.

As the German rocket scientist and space visionary Krafft Ehricke elaborated, the extension of infrastructure into nearby space, as a precondition for interstellar space travel, is the necessary next level of the evolution of the human species. As the collaboration on the International Space Station and the eye opening findings of the Hubble Space Telescope have demonstrated, the emphasis on mankind as a space-faring species completely changes the sense of identity of all astronauts, engineers, and scientists involved. It has also completely replaced the notion that we are living in an Earth-bound system, where opposing geopolitical interests have to quarrel about limited resources; with the idea that Mankind has just begun to make the very first baby steps into a universe, in which there are an estimated two trillion galaxies.

The Chinese space program will soon provide another unprecedented game-changer by leading the world into a new scientific and industrial revolution. The ongoing Chang’e lunar missions include an ambitious program to bring back helium-3 from the Moon as fuel for controlled thermonuclear fusion on Earth. Once the human species can control thermonuclear fusion, we will have energy and raw material security for the entire human kind for the foreseeable future to come.

Going in the same direction, the Chandrayaan-2 mission of the Indian Space Research Organization will analyze the lunar crust for traces of water and helium-3. President Trump declared manned space travel, the return to the Moon, and missions to Mars and “worlds far away,” to be back as a national mission. These, and related missions by other space nations, will not only benefit the countries involved, but all of Mankind. Space science will transform every aspect of life on Earth, as the same general technologies and approaches to create habitable conditions in “wastelands” on the Earth, as with Umka, the Russian city planned for the Arctic, will be used to create villages on the Moon. Space technology will completely revolutionize the access to advanced medical care on every spot on Earth, agriculture will benefit from many aspects of space research. The combination of a fusion economy and the industrialization of the Moon, as the next steps in an unlimited process of mankind’s continued mastery of the laws of the universe, will mean an entirely new economic platform in the sense defined by Lyndon LaRouche.

If the many human beings in distress in the world — be it fleeing as refugees from the scourges of poverty and war, or seeing society falling apart with an increase of violence, alcoholism, drug abuse, or depression, or any other expression of desperation — knew about the immediate potentials for a breakthrough to a new era of mankind, the New Silk Road Spirit would catch on and become the beacon of hope for everybody.

The ordering principle for a disunited world today can become the basis for joint leadership of the Presidents of China, Russia, India and the United States. I’m convinced that this vision of a shared destiny for mankind is absolutely possible; because mankind is the only creative species known in the universe so far.

Webcast: November 6 U.S. Election Can Secure New Paradigm and End Imperial Geopolitics

There is clearly something President Trump sees in the changing world strategic configuration that his frantic enemies don’t want you to see. While they wail about him “insulting allies”, ignoring the “crimes” of Putin and other “authoritarian leaders”, rejecting “climate science”, etc. — as the sad figure of Leslie Stahl was reduced to, on last Sunday’s “60 Minutes” interview with him — there are dramatic shifts in the world that require an American President prepared to break with the failed British-Wall Street geopolitics which has been imposed, with dangerous consequences, in the recent decades. Trump’s crime is not collusion in Putin’s election meddling, but his desire to break out of the geopolitical insanity coming primarily from the City of London and its American neocon and neoliberal underlings. This was the key to his election victory, as part of a global insurgency against deadly imperial business-as-usual.

In the last months, much of the world has enthusiastically embraced the Belt-and-Road Initiative (BRI) of China, including Japan, Austria and Italy among EU nations, most African nations, and many South and Central American nations. President Trump’s defense of sovereignty at the UN was enthusiastically received by the leaders of these nations, as it was taken as a sign that he sees such developments as an expression of their sovereign rights.

Whether he is able to bring the U.S. fully into cooperation with the BRI depends on whether the American people are mobilized to deliver a stinging repudiation to the old imperial regime, when they vote on November 6. The stakes have never been higher. Join Helga Zepp LaRouche this Thursday to get a full report on the progress of the New Paradigm, and what we must do between now and November 6, to secure its victory.

Webcast: War and Peace at Stake in U.S. Midterm Elections


In less than five weeks, U.S. voters will determine the future of humanity. If the Jacobin uprising promoted by the “Resist” movement, funded by the likes of Soros, and backed by the Obama-Clinton losers in 2018, succeeds in turning the House and Senate over to the Democrats, the world is headed for war. A Democratic victory would give new impetus to the impeachment drive against President Donald Trump, which has stalled due to the failure of the coup plotters to turn up any evidence against the President, as well as due to the ongoing exposure of the corruption of the Obama-Clinton security/intelligence apparatus running the regime change operation, in collaboration with British imperial forces.

As Helga Zepp LaRouche has detailed over the course of the last twenty months, the targeting of Trump is not due to Russian meddling in the U.S. election, but to Trump’s desire to break the U.S. out of the deadly geopolitical nightmare imposed on it by the Bush and Obama administrations. This fight has reached a critical moment. As the New Paradigm shaped by the bold Chinese initiatives around the New Silk Road has emerged, gaining strength by the day, the desperation of the imperial geopoliticians has grown. The tactics they used in the Kavanaugh case show they are prepared to throw out all constitutional principles, including the presumption of innocence, while unleashing crazed, potentially violent mobs against those backing the President. While polls indicate the putschists may have overplayed their hand, nothing can be taken for granted, as the stakes are so high.

Join Mrs. LaRouche this Thursday, and organize others to join in. These are not “ordinary times”, in which “politics as usual” will assure a positive outcome. The quality of elevated strategic thinking and individual creative involvement demanded by Helga are the special factors required for victory over the war party this November 6.

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