Ray Flynn, the former mayor of Boston and former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, sent the following greetings to the Schiller Institute conference:
“The concert at Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, sponsored by the Schiller Institute, was one of the most inspiring events that the people of our city have experienced in a long time. People of all social and economic backgrounds turned out for this special event.
“The Schiller Institute has been a big supporter for various civic and cultural events, which have been appreciated by everyone. My best wishes to the Schiller Institute on 30 years of public service. I hope we can continue this special partnership. With deep appreciation, I am —
“Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.”
On behalf of the Officers and Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, I wish to extend warm greetings and congratulations to the Schiller Institute on the Occasion of its 30th Anniversary.
The IAM and the Schiller Institute have long shared a vision for a world built upon progressive concepts and the ideas leading to a better, brighter future for all nations.
The application of sound economic principles, such as those contained in the proposed reauthorization of Glass-Steagall legislation, combined with a renewed emphasis on an innovation-driven industrial policy in tandem with rebuilding the global energy distribution network, are the goals that capture the imagination of nations as we collectively seek to build productive, progressive, and sustainable societies.
The IAM applauds the Schiller Institute for its monumental efforts to inform, educate, and promote the alternative ideas our entire planet is yearning for.
Best wishes to all for a successful 30th Anniversary celebration.
R. Thomas Buffenbarger
June 12, 2014
The following resolution was adopted on April 14, at the conclusion of a two-day conference by the Schiller Institute, which was dedicated to the creation of a New Paradigm to Save Civilization.
“We, gathered here near Frankfurt, Germany, representing countries from all continents, give our full support to the immediate voting up of a Glass-Steagall Act in the United States, both in the House of Representatives and the Senate, in line with the bill introduced by Rep. Marcy Kaptur and Rep. Walter Jones called the “Return to Prudent Banking Act” (HR 129).
“We are all convinced that it is a matter of life or death, and that it is only a Glass-Steagall Act in the United States that can stop the genocidal policies of the worldwide monetarist system. It is the necessary weapon to break the chains of the British Empire. In a word: It is either Glass-Steagall, or chaos and genocide.
“We in our respective countries are committed to lead that fight for a Glass-Steagall principle, both in the United States and within each of our nations. Glass-Steagall is only the first step. We must also replace the present monetary system with a public credit system in the tradition of Alexander Hamilton, based on national banking, in order to finance reconstruction of the world economy. That implies each country’s sovereignty over its own currency.
“If mankind is to have a future, we must end the present policies of conflict resolution through war, and agree on the common aims of mankind, such as overcoming poverty on Earth, and defending the planet against the very real dangers from outer space through the policies of the Strategic Defense of Earth.
“The immediate implementation of Glass-Steagall, however, is the absolutely irreplaceable mandatory first step, without which none of the other objectives has any chance of realization.
“Our common development is the new name of peace and the only alternative to thermonuclear war.”
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Human civilization is currently threatened by the most dire crisis in modern history: an ongoing disintegration of the world economic system, leading into a threatened thermonuclear confrontation, and deepened by cultural degeneration. A shift to a new paradigm is the only way forward. This paradigm shift must address the axioms underlying today’s catastrophic policies, and must be as fundamental as that axiomatic shift which moved European civilization out of the Middle Ages into modern times, with all its breakthroughs in natural science and Classical artistic composition.
In the first week of 2013, the Schiller-Institute published a new, multilingual website, presenting the proceedings of the successful recent conference it held in Flörsheim, Germany, titled
A New Paradigm for the Survival of Human Civilization. The site is now online at newparadigm.schillerinstitute.com.
The panel speakers dealt with
- The Greater Middle East: Trigger for World War III Or for The Beginning of a New Era
- Space Cooperation and Other Common Aims of Mankind
- Great Multi-National Development as the Alternative To World War and Chaos
- There Is Life After the Euro! What Kind of a Europe Do We Want?
- A Renaissance of Classical Culture in Europe
Also included was a classical concert performed by musicians of the Schiller Institute, with works by Ignaz Lachner, Giuseppe Verdi and Ludwig van Beethoven.
All presentations from the above proceedings can be found under newparadigm.schillerinstitute.com.
This website is intended to serve as a platform for exchanging ideas and bringing this paradigm shift about.
All fields of society must work together in this immediate period – from scientific research, engineering, and agriculture, to great Classical artistic composition and performance. To avoid world war, to overcome the poverty and hunger connected with underdevelopment, to develop humanity’s capacity in the solar system and the galaxy, and to inspire the youth generation with works of beauty to fight for a future: all talents are needed!
Please take the time to view the conference proceedings on the new website! There is an extended discussion function and possibilities to contact us.