With all signs pointing toward a new financial crash, one which would be bigger than that of 2008, a desperate push is underway by Anglo-American elites to derail the Belt-and-Road Initiative, through targeting China and Russia, and to use the fraud of man-made climate change to convince people there is no alternative but to passively accept brutal austerity and radical population reduction. This is what is driving the Color Revolution in Hong Kong, the dangerous escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan, demonstrations in Moscow, and a geared-up mobilization of climate radicals, moving toward terrorism against industrial society.
But there is another alternative, as developed by Helga Zepp LaRouche, in today’s Schiller Institute webcast. The war dangers can be resolved by Four Power agreements, which would include cooperation in space, and by the adoption of Lyndon LaRouche’s Four Laws, which is a pre-condition for making a leap in the physical economic development of mankind. This involves a decisive break from geopolitics and neoliberalism, and moving the U.S. and western Europe into full support for the New Paradigm which is emerging in Eurasia.
Mrs. LaRouche called for an honest debate on climate, along with a campaign to win support for a full Moon-Mars mission, such as that presently supported by President Trump, and as developed originally by her husband, Lyndon LaRouche. We are at a decisive moment in history. Our mobilization can succeed, turning an existential crisis into a new opportunity for the peaceful advance of mankind.
As the storm signals of the impending financial crisis become more alarming, we are witnessing what is probably the largest social engineering experiment that has ever taken place. The aim of this trans-Atlantic campaign is to make the population—with the help of orchestrated climate hysteria (“We only have 18 months left!”)—voluntarily accept a collapse of its standard of living while directing all investments into “green” projects.
At the same time, the “Great Transformation of the World Economy” is supposed to give “green” investors huge profits and—together with the miraculous increase in money supply via endless “Quantitative Easing”—postpone the collapse of the hopelessly bankrupt financial system once again.
Sixteen-year-old climate star Greta Thunberg, the FridaysForFuture (F4F) student movement, and the Extinction Rebellion (XR) are being strategically exploited by the neoliberal financial oligarchy through a whole complex of institutions and organizations—including investment bankers, consulting firms, the Tavistock Institute, entire battalions of psychologists and behavioral therapists, the World Bank, the European Union (EU), and several billionaires, as well as internet platforms and veterans of the population reduction lobby.
‘Green New Deal’ is a Bad Deal
It uses the whole gamut—from panic-stricken children to “Green New Deal”-advocating “internet personalities,” to groups that are also willing to cross the boundaries from civil resistance to more violent forms—to enforce the demands of the Paris Climate Agreement well before the agreed-upon date of 2050. It includes all the green cadres, from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project to the internet platform wedonthavetime.org, “We don’t have time,” on whose advisory board sits, among others, Greta Thunberg.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel who, along with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, had previously praised the F4F movement, commented in her summer press conference that Thunberg’s demonstrations had certainly accelerated the government’s decision-making process toward implementing efficient measures to reduce CO₂ emissions. The German “Climate Cabinet” will announce a whole series of measures on September 20, among which the determination of a “carbon price” will be of central importance. Whoever “pollutes” the atmosphere with carbon dioxide will have to pay a price in the future.
Thus, Mrs. Merkel has finally joined the camp of the ideological climate lobby that wants to “nudge” the population, via an increase in prices for energy and transport, to change its behavior. In practical terms, this will mean that a majority of people will no longer be able to afford to use cars or planes, or have adequate heating or power supply.
It means a bonanza for investors, on the other hand, should this measure become policy. This point was made at a June 7 event on “Sustainable Financing” at the House of Finance in Frankfurt by Dr. Christian Thimann, Chairman of the Executive Board of Athene Deutschland Holding, a subsidiary of the insurance company Athora and a long-time employee of the IMF and European Central Bank.
Often one strives unsuccessfully for years for something, and then suddenly something surprising happens, which changes everything. For example, the topics of the “limits to growth” of the Club of Rome, and climate protection, have been under discussion for decades, but only after the notable phrase, “The climate goals will only be achieved if we direct the capital flows into sectors with low emissions,” was formulated in the Paris Climate Agreement, did the climate for the financial sector change completely. Suddenly the issue of “sustainable investment” became central to the economy; suddenly twelve million young people took to the streets, and suddenly this became a “big thing.”
The EU is working on guidelines on emissions trading and climate protection, and legislation that is designed to make these guidelines binding for investment in green technology. For an industrialized nation like Germany, but also for the whole of Europe, this is nothing less than a pre-programmed course for economic suicide.
For what neither the EU bureaucrats nor the sharks of the financial sector understand, are the principles upon which the real, physical economy is built: There is a direct correlation between the energy-flux density applied in the production process, the productivity of the economy, and the number of people whose lives can be supported through these parameters. A diversion of investments exclusively into so-called “sustainable” areas, e.g., “renewable” energy sources such as electricity generated by wind turbines and solar cells, as well as carbon emissions trading, and mandating that the transport, construction, and agriculture sectors must comply with climate regulations, in fact means devolution back to pre-industrial society. For Germany it effectively means the emigration of young workers, more of the aging population left without adequate care, and general impoverishment.
Scientists Dispute Anthropogenic Climate Change
This “Great Transformation,” the complete decarbonization of the world economy, which has long been propagated by German climatologist Hans Joachim “John” Schellnhuber, CBE, is all the more criminal, because the alleged scientific consensus on the thesis of anthropogenic climate change is a fiction. There are many declarations worldwide that have been signed by thousands of scientists, including the late Frederick Seitz, the former president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences; scientists and scholars associated with the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC); and hundreds of Italian, Scandinavian, and Japanese scientists addressing this very problem.
Contested by all these experts, is the claim that the anthropogenic contribution to climate change plays any noteworthy role. They argue that the causes of changes in the Earth’s climate are, above all, natural fluctuations that have to do with processes on the Sun, cosmic radiation influences on cloud formation, the Solar system’s changing position in the Milky Way galaxy, and other cosmic phenomena.
They also stress that climate simulation models do not reflect the actual climatic fluctuations of the past 10,000 years, and that nature—not man—determines the climate. As the recent petition by the Committee of Italian Scientists led by the renowned Professor Uberto Crescenti highlights, it is therefore illusory to suggest that a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions could control the climate.
However, Christoph M. Schmidt, the chairman of the so-called economic “Five Wise Men” of Germany, the top advisory body of the German government, did not refrain from praising the F4F movement at its Congress in Dortmund, for allegedly making it clear to the public that present policies cannot continue. Schmidt also fully supported an increase in the CO₂ emission allowance price as a “basic tool” in the fight against climate change. His appearance in Dortmund and his statement are equally scandalous in view of the consequences of this policy and raise the question of whether he should resign because of incompetence, or because of profiteering.
Banks and Foundations in the Climate Line-Up
In the financial markets, initiatives are popping up such as the Climate Bond Initiative, which seeks to turn the $100 trillion global bond market into a giant new platform for investing in sustainable economic activity of all kinds. (The EU has so far provided “only” $360 billion.) Participants in this initiative include the Rockefeller Foundation, Bank of America, HSBC, the Inter-American Development Bank, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the government of Switzerland, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Frederick Mulder Foundation, OAK Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, FSD Africa, NAB (Australia), European Climate Foundation, the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust, the EU’s Horizon 2020 Program, Climate Works Foundation, UNDP, Climate KIC, KR Foundation, and Martin International. Equally active are the World Economic Forum, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), The Economist magazine, and the Green Climate Fund, to name but a few.
Ironically, it is clear to Greta Thunberg herself that wealthy interests are involved in the controversy. In a speech to schoolchildren in Katowice, Poland, she said:
“I do not care about being known. My concern is climate justice and a livable planet. Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunities of a small group of people who want to make more and more money.”
However, exactly these sentences were deleted in the publication of this speech by the Internet platform Avaaz. Avaaz, a product of the George Soros-related MoveOn.org platform, specializes in collecting personal information on every conceivable topic by organizing petitions around the world.
Will the Real Economy Survive?
This is precisely the point: At a time when the real economy in Europe and the United States is crumbling and the next collapse of the financial system can be delayed only by a new flood of liquidity, a new gold rush for green investment is being generated, which perhaps may enable speculators to make a large amount of money for a short time. The effect on the developing countries will be catastrophic, the non-affluent part of the population in our country will be clobbered, and after a super-short boom in the monetary area, Germany will be destroyed as an industrial location.
It is high time to pull the emergency brake. But who will do this if the EU and the Berlin government are part of the problem, and the Greens obviously represent the same thing, only colored in green? It can only come from the parts of society that are the victims of that policy: the middle class, the productive part of the working population, parents, teachers and all thinking people.
We urgently need a public debate on these issues. Germany is currently driving at full speed off the cliff!
From protests in Hong Kong to Moscow; from shootings in El Paso, Texas to Dayton, Ohio; from the endangered U.S.-China trade talks to the ending of the nuclear arms control INF treaty—the London-centered forces seeing the collapse of their system have launched a series of destabilizations, designed to induce overwhelming pessimism about the future of mankind.
While the chaos they are unleashing is dangerous, it must be viewed from a strategic perspective. Their goal is to spread a culture of death and violence, while financial swindles associated with decarbonization are designed to create a flow of cash to bail out, at least temporarily, their bankrupt system.
In reviewing this densely complex global crisis, Helga Zepp LaRouche said that while there are no simple explanations, we can identify the fostering of cultural pessimism as a leading problem, reflected in the anti-scientific lies of “man-made climate change,” geopolitics, and neoliberal economics. The best antidote, she emphasized, is for every space-faring nation to cooperate in the positive expansion of mankind into space, proving that the Earth is not a closed system. In this way, we can move from confrontation to cooperation, demonstrating, as her husband Lyndon LaRouche always insisted, that the unique human quality of willful creativity offers a solution to all these crises.
In reviewing the potential of a new epoch in international relations, based on a decisive break with geopolitics, Helga Zepp LaRouche said that it is the “lack of knowledge of the beautiful options we have” which is holding back humanity. People should be asking, “Where should civilization be 100 years from now?” There is already motion in this direction in China, India and other nations, directly tied to developments in space exploration, as “Moon fever” is spreading.
Robert Mueller’s pathetic performance before the Congress last week leads to a legitimate question: Who wrote the report? Who is responsible for Russiagate? The collapse of the narrative, though not yet recognized by some lunatic Democrats still insisting on impeachment, can allow Trump to move ahead with his plans for cooperation with Russia and China. There is still a real danger coming from neocons, who are pushing an aggressive strategy against China, but unleashing scientific and technological optimism connected to the space program is key to defeating both the neocons, and the anti-human, anti-science policy of the Green movement.
One of the best ways to do this is through cooperation in space exploration and colonization. She called on viewers to circulate the LaRouchePAC petition on the Moon-Mars mission, to build momentum for U.S. participation in the New Paradigm.
Helga Zepp LaRouche characterized the global recognition of the importance of man’s first steps on the Moon fifty years ago as a welcome wake up call, one which can restore the optimism attacked by Green Ideology for the last fifty years. Many nations now have vibrant space programs. Looking into space, and recognizing the reality that there is a huge universe there to explore, is itself a “beautiful refutation of Green ideology.” The Schiller Institute conference in New York was a major breakthrough, as this reality was the basis of impassioned discussion about the potential man opens up, when he takes up the mission of the Extraterrestrial Imperative, as defined by the space visionary, Krafft Ehricke.
Contrast this, with the stupidity of those pushing for confrontation and war against China, or the obvious British drive for war with Iran. These examples of lunacy make evident that the loyalty of the financial oligarchy is to the collapsing system, not the well-being of the human population.
Our viewers should help us bring this message to everyone—no one should accept the degeneracy imposed by those who benefit from preserving a collapsing system. Join with the Schiller Institute, to bring about the transition to the New Paradigm!
HARLEY SCHLANGER: I’m Harley Schlanger from the Schiller Institute. Welcome to our weekly webcast with our President and founder, Helga Zepp-LaRouche. Today is July 21, 2019: We’re one day after the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in 1969, which was recognized as an international event then; and then again, yesterday, there was an unleashing of optimism around the world, as Helga had predicted last week on this program. Helga, how do you see the effect of the celebrations that took place worldwide yesterday?
HELGA ZEPP-LAROUCHE: I think it was like Dornröschen has been kissed out of a 50-year sleep. The German is the same as the English Sleeping Beauty, the fairy tale where Dornröschen sleeps and is finally kissed by a prince and wakes up.
So after maybe some 50 years, or 40-years plus hiatus, abandoning the optimism which was associated with the landing on the Moon on July 20th, 1969, this came back in full force. I think the inspiration which comes from the fact that man has been capable, and will be capable of leaving the planet Earth, escaping completely the gravity of the Earth and then going to other heavenly bodies, and now there’s a full spectrum of countries having very ambitious Moon and Mars programs, I think yesterday was really an outbreak of optimism around the world.
Now, in 1969, there were 500 million people who watched live the landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. And Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins, who was the third astronaut, who did not step on the Moon, but was in orbit of the Moon at that time; so Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins, and the family of Neil Armstrong met with President Donald Trump, and also they gave many interviews. It’s very important that Buzz Aldrin called for an international alliance for space, for the United States, Russia, China, India, Japan, ESA (the Europeans), all working together, and I think this is the spirit which absolutely must prevail because obviously the challenges to colonize the Moon, industrialize the Moon as a stepping stone Mars missions, which is now on the agenda in the United States, in China, in India: That all requires and it would just make so much more sense for all these countries to cooperate as most of them have done on the ISS. So, I think yesterday was really a phenomenal day, and hopefully that optimism will not go away.
SCHLANGER: One of the important things you were just referring to, is that the discussion included the fact that, while in the 1960s, a lot of the Moon mission was initially a space race between East and West, there’s now much more discussion about cooperation, and this does fit in with what we saw coming out of the Osaka G20 meeting, doesn’t it?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Yes. You had Dmitry Rogozin, who is the head of Roscosmos, he sent a message of congratulation to NASA chief Jim Bridenstine, praising the three original astronauts and all their great predecessors and followers, for having pushed out the boundaries of what man can do, of having dared to enter the unknown, praising this as a unique human quality. Then, yesterday, you had the taking off from Baikonur, three astronauts, an American, a Russia, and an Italian, going to the ISS. You had the activation of the Chang’e-4 lunar mission on the far side of the Moon. The Indian Chandrayaan-2 which is supposed to go to the South Pole of the Moon, has just been pushed back a little bit because of some technical problems, but it will land on the Moon in September. Also the father of the Chinese space program Ouyang Ziyuan announced that China will launch in 2020 its next Mars mission which is supposed to investigate if terraforming on Mars is possible for long-term habitation of the human species is possible on Mars. So I think there is a flurry, a complete explosion of activities.
And for me it is the most beautiful refutation of this insane, Green ideology which is all based on the idea that we are in an Earthbound system where the resources are limited. And the fact that man can go to the Moon, mine helium-3 for the second generation of thermonuclear fusion power, just as one example, it proves that the incredibly huge universe — the Hubble Telescope has now identified that we have, at least, 2 trillion galaxies. Now, that blows my mind: I keep trying to imagine what that looks like, 2 trillion galaxies. I already have a hard time imagining one Solar System, let alone one galaxy: But 2 trillion galaxies?
And if you think that we are just at the beginning of breakthroughs to understand that Einstein’s General Relativity Theory was absolutely correct, because, recently, the existence of gravitational waves was confirmed. The international cooperation among eight countries could make imaging of the black hole. So when we start to go into interstellar space travel, and already when we go to Mars this will be an issue, we will have to deal with these relativistic issues, because we’re leaving 1-gravity zone, going into another one. And all of this brings absolutely exciting, new challenges. And it all proves the Greenies absolutely have no idea what they’re talking about, and they’re just an evil ideology, but they don’t correspond to the laws of the universe, and that is a good thing.
SCHLANGER: I remember, as a young man in the ’60s, the optimism that was unleashed by the space program then. And it was really not just about space, but it was about curing disease, greening the desert, feeding the world, and obviously, the period from the shutdown of the Apollo mission to the present has been dominated by this Green ideology, and that’s why youth are so pessimistic. Do you think this discussion of the 50th anniversary can shake people out of that pessimism then?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Well, if anything can, this is it. It is interesting that the Harris polling agencies, one of the major polling agencies in the U.S., they took a poll asking pupils in the 5th to 10th grades, in the U.S., in the U.K., and in China, the famous question: What do you want to become when you are a grownup? And it is interesting: In China, 56% of these pupils said they want to become an astronaut; the second largest number was teachers; and then the last issue what people in China wanted to become, is a blogger or a YouTube personality, only 11% wanted to do that. In the United States and in the U.K., it was exactly the reverse: I think something like 30% wanted to become YouTube personalities or bloggers, and then teacher was number two, the same way, and then the third was a professional athlete, and astronauts being very, very far behind. Obviously that poll was done, not being impacted by these celebrations of the 50-year-old Apollo program, but I think it show a trend in China, of 56% of all children want to become astronauts!
That is really because it is very much in the culture, to go to space. China has also built now a Mars artificial dome in the Gobi Desert, and another Mars simulation station near the Tibet-Qinghai plateau, which is 4,200 meters high, so the air is always very clear, and they are building their 30 new telescopes. So I think the Chinese are very clearly on a good trajectory.
And it’s important that this is not about a “race,” who is first on the Moon or on Mars, but I think it is the challenge of humanity to come its true identity that we are not Earthlings — this was always said by my husband, Lyndon LaRouche: The good thing about space is that it proves we are not Earthlings, but we are a spacefaring species, and the very idea that we can conquer any problem which poses itself through scientific and technological breakthroughs, it’s nowhere better demonstrated than in the space research and travel. So I think it is what makes us more human, it brings forward a better quality of personality in us, and it is what the great German rocket and space pioneer Krafft Ehricke, who was very key in the Apollo project; he developed the Atlas rocket, he was the director of the Centaur project, and he developed the most beautiful visions already in the ’50s and ’60s about the industrialization of the Moon as a stepping stone for permanent base on Mars. And he called all of this, that it is the identity of man as [i]Homo sapiens extraterrestris[/i]. And I think that implies that we are really in the beginning of a completely new era of civilization.
SCHLANGER: Not that this would compete with the Harris poll, but I can tell you my two children, the 7 year old and the 5 year old who have been watching this, both announced, one wants to be an astronaut and the other one wants to build rockets. So I think this is catching.
Now, in this context, the Schiller Institute had a major conference yesterday to discuss this: Why don’t you give people a little report on that, because I think all of our viewers should look at this.
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: It’s a major breakthrough because it did bring a very important combination of people together celebrating this event. This was in New York: We had a live video link with a young woman from NASA from the big exhibition on the National Mall in Washington — Andrea Jones — and she gave a live report about what was going on there. There were 150,000 people in the days before already watching this. And she transmitted a tremendous excitement about Moon, the new interest in the entire space program is receiving from especially young people.
Then we had the daughter of Krafft Ehricke, Krista Ehricke, who gave a very beautiful account, how it was to live as a daughter with that great genius Krafft Ehricke. We had other presentations which were extremely uplifting, such as the science attaché of the UN Consulate General of China. He gave a very human idea of how U.S.-Chinese cooperation in space would look like, and he presented an official video about the Chinese space program. Then we had some other speakers, Ben Deniston from the Schiller Institute, and various other speakers, who spoke about Alexander Hamilton as a predecessor in the financing of all of this. And then we had a very lively discussion.
So I would invite people to look at this program which is up already and it’s very inspiring. And you should help to spread the news about this, because people need this kind of optimistic perspective.
SCHLANGER: In talking about China, one of the interesting things, if you take a step back and look at what they’re doing with the space program, with infrastructure, as well as with banking and with credit policy, they are moving very much along what we’ve been speaking about as needed for the United States, with the Four Laws of your husband. This goes right along with the idea of how you lift a nation out of poverty. And at the same time the Chinese are doing this, they’re being slandered in the press, and by thinktanks and by government officials. How do we break that? How do we change that, so people actually see what they’re doing?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Some of these things are really quite outrageous. There was just a three-day conference in Washington, addressed by Pompeo, and Pence, on the so-called freedom of religion, and they trotted the Falun Gong, which is in all likelihood sponsored by the extreme right-wing people like Bannon in the United States, slandering China. And then they naturally talked about the Uighurs in Xinjiang. And it’s very good that just recently 36 countries wrote an official open letter debunking all these slanders, saying what the Chinese are doing in Xinjiang is actually a very effective way of overcoming terrorism, not with bombs and not with military means, like the U.S. has been trying to do in vain, in the Middle East in these last 20 years or so, but by economic development, by giving people an economic perspective. And this is obviously a much superior method.
But this kind of painting China as the enemy is really stupid! It’s very dangerous. There is a new article in the [i]New York Times[/i] just today, a “new Red scare.” In a certain sense, this is really very dangerous geopolitics, making an enemy out of somebody who is neither an enemy nor wants to be an enemy. And obviously, it is [i]the[/i] key strategic question of the next period: Can two large economies like the United States and China, which have different social systems, can they co-exist or not? If not, then how can you prevent the rise of a country which has 1.4 billion people, and which has clear success story of the last 40 years of reform and opening-up, and obviously is very much ahead already of the West in some areas, like the famous 5G network? Like who is on the far side of the Moon? It’s the Chinese, not the West. Who has the fastest, best high-speed train system, connecting almost all major cities, 26,000 km? The United States has not one single track!
So, for the two systems to say they cannot coexist like this new article in the [i]New York Times[/i] reports that Steven Bannon is making that point, saying “one wins, one loses” — now that means catastrophe. Both these countries have nuclear weapons and if you try to contain China by military means, or by economic warfare or go for regime change, it just can lead to a complete catastrophe. So I think this is very dangerous and therefore, the kind of cooperation which is visible, at least between the U.S., Russia and the Europeans on the ISS should include China. China is advanced on the far side of the Moon, so they have offered cooperation, so who can steal from whom in this case?
So, I think it is really important that we think in terms of a new paradigm overcoming geopolitics, because in the age of thermonuclear weapons, any kind of confrontation or thinking that war is a means of conflict resolution can only lead to a calamity for all of humanity. So it should really be regarded as outdated and overcome.
SCHLANGER: Some of the same networks that are engaged in this—I think you’re absolutely right, this stupid anti-China campaign, are still pushing for war with Iran. We saw that the British ambassador was making clear that this is the British plan for the U.S. to go to war with Iran. What’s happened in the last couple of days? And it is the same network, isn’t it, that’s anti-China is also pushing this Iran fight?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: The whole thing didn’t start, but it was escalated by the British seizing the Iranian tanker off the Strait of Gibraltar. Then supposedly the Iranians reacted by seizing a British tanker—it’s not so clear, because it’s being denied by the Iranians all the time, but almost every day you have a new escalation, and more troops are being sent to the Middle East. And the whole Middle East is a complete powderkeg in any case. So I think this is one of the Achilles’ heels. And again, a war against Iran could lead to a big war. I think that has been clear to anybody for a very long time. And the British, especially Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, he says that Great Britain does not want to use “military options,” but you know, it’s nevertheless a very dangerous situation. And I think even the Europeans are trying to cool it, the continental Europeans, that is. But it’s a flashpoint that deserves great attention. And it just shows you, until we have established a new set of relations, like the collaboration in the New Silk Road, these things will keep coming back, because the old order is not filling up by free will, and watch the emergence of Asia rising. Because it’s not just China which is rising, it’s all of Asia. And we need a new paradigm.
SCHLANGER: Robert Ashley, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, came out the other day and said that Iran does not want a war, and it seems to me that there are many in the military who are aware of that. But it’s the non-military types who love war, like Bolton, who are pushing it.
Helga, one of the other events, was the acceptance of the compromise slate for the European Union: Von der Leyen, the German Defense Minister is now the head of the European Commission. Does this have any bearing on what’s going on in the bigger strategic picture, or is this just more of a slide into chaos for the European Union?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Well, as the result of wheeling and dealing, which really shows that very few people in Europe really have principles any more, she became the head of the European Union Commission. And her speech in Strasbourg was really an incredible speech. She started off with an attack on China, on Russia. She’s known from her being a defense minister, that she is a very hardliner against Russia, but she’s also clearly against China, so this forebodes not well, as long as this EU construct exists in the present form.
Otherwise, she went for a complete Green New Deal: She promised Europe would be the first continent to be CO2 emission free by 2050, that to reduce emissions by 2030 by 40% was not enough; it had to be 50% or 55%. Well, she also said she would make a law—it’s not her job to make laws, in any case—to basically put all of this climate protection into legislation. So this is all very bad, because, if you have an EU legislation and echoed by the so-called “climate cabinet” of the German government in Berlin, who will make legislation which will channel credits entirely into the Green, into the climate protection area, I think this means the end of Germany as an industrial nation.
And this is why I have written an appeal to German Mittelstand, trade unions, teachers, parents, and thinking people, that this policy must be absolutely opposed. Because, this is an operation, it is an effort to implement the Morgenthau Plan against Germany, belatedly. And if these policies that Von der Leyen stands for, and unfortunately also Merkel and the whole German government at this point, if they would be continued to be implemented, it would lead to a disaster for Germany. Young people will emigrate, because there’s no future here, the older people will have less health care which cannot be paid; that’s why, for example, you have to think what the Bertelsmann foundation is advocating, and they’re saying that the 1,400 hospitals in Germany have to be reduced to 600! And they’re saying it’s for better health care—this is a complete fraud. If you want to have better health care, you can make better diagnostic equipment into the smaller hospitals, but not dismantle them. That’s just a complete assault on the living standards.
So I think we are in for hard times in Germany and in Europe, because of this Green policy, but it must be repeated. I think it’s also a strategic danger, because when Asia is rising with high technology, and Europe is on a course of self-destruction, there is no good solution. Out of this crisis can come chaos and maybe even war.
SCHLANGER: It’s interesting to note that the Morgenthau Plan, which was for the full deindustrialization of Germany after World War II, was one that was going to be imposed by the victors of the war against the losers. Now, we have the government of Germany imposing it on its own people: Doesn’t this say something about the psychology of the old paradigm?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Well, as we have discussed this many times: This is not really an issue of nations against nations, but it’s the issue of an international oligarchy, which has a loyalty to that system, more than to its people. And I think that’s what we see. It’s like the Holy Alliance in the 19th century, where the oligarchy was also more loyal to their system of oligarchy than to their respective countries, and I think that’s exactly what we see right now.
But that system is clearly is collapsing, but the danger is that it can bring in unbelievable danger to the respective people.
SCHLANGER: Well, it seems very clear: You issued a call to action. We had the Schiller conference on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, so there’s a program there for people to go out and organize with. How should people take this as their daily opportunity to do something, not just to feel better for themselves, but for the future, for their children and grandchildren?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: First of all, join the Schiller institute. I think it’s important to become a member, to support our activities, also with donations, which we obviously need, because we are not sponsored by Wall Street, or the City of London, as you can imagine. So we need your support, and activation. If you are in the German-speaking realm, help to distribute the appeal I wrote, because I think there is right now a danger of really destroying the industrial base of Europe.
And as I said, this contains the danger—let me just be very frank: If you look at what Obama said in South Africa some years ago, he said: There are all these youth in Africa, but if everybody wants to have a car, if everybody wants air-conditioning, and a big house, then the planet will boil over. So here you have it: What this Green ideology does, it is the last effort of the financial sector to get people to invest in Green technologies; the Green New Deal will bring a profit to a few, the speculators who will become richer. But in the real terms, it means that millions, if not hundreds of millions of people if not more, will have no access to enough food, clean water, energy, education, and a safe life for themselves: So the Green ideology is really about genocide and population reduction, and in my appeal, I mention a famous quote from Lord Russell from 1951, in [i]The Impact of Science on Society[/i], an article he wrote at that time and published, in which he said, in politics, the most important would be mass psychology, how to get the patient, when he is young—meaning you have to get to children under the age of 10—to convince them that “snow is black.” And that method has been used to manipulate the population.
And I think the beautiful thing is that with the whole space program, this is the biggest antidote to the idea of an Earthbound system, and the idea that you can to Mars with solar energy, you can forget! So, I think we are in a very interesting tension between the backward oriented, population-reductionist mafia, the Green Lobby; and the optimistic, future-oriented science lobby, and I would invite you to help us get a real debate! Let’s discuss the origins of climate change; let’s discuss what is the scientific basis for dealing with all problems, including changes in the climate, which have been taking place for millions of years. And I think that that is a debate we urgently need. So contact us, become a member, help to distribute the appeal, and get active with us.
SCHLANGER: Well, there are your marching orders, and I think they’re very straightforward. The new paradigm is there for us to seize and to implement.
Helga, anything else you want to add?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: No. I think it’s a very optimistic period, because as I said, the Dornröschen sleep is over. A lot of people are absolutely optimistic, looking into the future of mankind with an absolute determination that mankind is the only creative species known in the universe so far. We may discover other ones; we have done that yet, but we are on the verge of making huge breakthroughs in fundamental science, and that is always a reason for optimism.
SCHLANGER: OK, we’ll end it with that Helga, and we’ll see you next week.
Helga Zepp LaRouche opened today’s webcast by discussing “bright spots” in the strategic situation, coming from the diplomacy at the G20 summit and the Trump-Kim DMZ meeting. Yet the potential which is emerging to break from the unipolar world of geopolitics is threatened by the enemy of mankind, the British Empire, which is engaged in military provocations, against Iran and China, but more significantly, through its role in spreading pessimism about the future, through the imposition of anti-human Green ideology.
As the West is destroying itself, Asia is rising, and a key feature of Asia’s emergence is the emphasis on space exploration. China and India are both engaged in lunar projects, and Trump’s intent for the U.S. to be back on the Moon by 2024, defines a potential for broad scientific cooperation. This is the antidote to the pessimism of “limits to growth”, etc., around which the Green movement was launched—human creativity can always open new horizons, she emphasized, as Krafft Ehricke emphasized, with his visionary idea of the “extraterrestrial imperative”, and Lyndon LaRouche demonstrated in his writings.
We can use the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing to bring renewed optimism to people, something which is greatly feared by the neo-liberal imperial networks centered in London.
The extraordinary leak of cables from the British Ambassador in Washington to the Foreign Office in London makes clear that the Brits are still engaged in a broad campaign to destabilize the Trump administration, as they have been since his election. Helga Zepp LaRouche warned that Sir Kim Darroch’s statement that Trump may make another U-turn on Iran means that we must be alert for another False Flag provocation, designed to lead to a U.S. strike against Iran. The seizure of an Iranian tanker by British forces on a false pretense is an example of this kind of dangerous geopolitical game.
The presidential diplomacy at Osaka, is continuing. As a follow-up to the strategically significant Trump-Kim meeting at the DMZ, envoys from the U.S. and South Korea are coming to Europe to report on developments. Other activities include a meeting between Russian and U.S. officials on arms limitation talks; Putin’s visit to Italy; and new trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials.
This is an extraordinary moment, which was prepared by the life work of Lyndon LaRouche, whose contributions include his prophetic vision for the future. Trump’s July 4 address captured this spirit, especially with his talk of the Moon-Mars mission. For this to be realized, the work of LaRouche must be studied by more people, who can then bring his ideas to those who do not yet know him. The campaign for his exoneration is an essential feature of making this happen.
In the midst of a flare-up of tensions between the US and China, sparked by the Anglo-American establishment’s fierce commitment to drive a wedge between the two nations, the Schiller Institute held a forum on June 15 in the Los Angeles area to promote the idea of cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The session was opened by a movement from a composition for unaccompanied violin by J.S. Bach, performed by a student from the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts. This was followed by a five minute video of Schiller Institute founder and chairperson Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who greeted the attendees and provided a strategic context for the meeting. She deplored the recent nasty provocations being directed at China by some notorious political factions in the US, and presented a vision of an alternative path, where the US and China lead the world into the future based on the highest cultural and scientific principles, and the most ambitious infrastructure scheme in human history, the BRI.
Zepp-LaRouche was followed by Shi Yuanqiang, deputy consul general for the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles. Shi provided a very thorough explication of the goals and structure of the BRI, stressing that there is extensive consultation between China and the other nations participating in the project, that all parties participate as equals and share in the benefits. He provided examples of the projects that are being built with Chinese collaboration in Africa and Central Asia, and elaborated on President Xi Jinping’s vision of a “Community of Common Destiny”, a mutually beneficial, “Win-Win” relationship among nations. Shi emphasized that there was a place at the table for the United States.
Following Shi’s presentation, there were remarks by Richard Chen, a board member of the US-China Forum who had acted as an interpreter for Chairman Deng Xiaoping during his historic visit to the US in 1979. Chen said that the two great accomplishments of the US after the end of World War II were the establishment of the United Nations, and the Marshall Plan. He compared China’s current role with respect to the developing nations, to the Marshall Plan.
The concluding presentation was by Schiller Institute representative Daniel Platt. He opened with an image that juxtaposed two historic paintings, showing Americans and Chinese fighting their respective battles against British colonialism during the American Revolution and the Opium Wars. Platt asserted that the methodology of the Empire, typified by the “Zero-Sum Game” approach of geopolitics, is an “article of faith” for today’s neoconservative movement. To this he contrasted President Xi’s concept of “Win-Win”, or Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s vision of humanity entering adulthood. He discussed the historical parallels between the US and China with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s embrace of the economic conceptions of Abraham Lincoln, and their shared approach to infrastructure development. He then reviewed the history of the proposals made by Lyndon LaRouche in the years following the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, culminating in the World Landbridge.
Among the eminent personalities who took part in the forum were the consul generals of Kenya and Belgium, as well as consular officials from Armenia and Malaysia, and a large delegation from the PRC consulate.
Helga Zepp LaRouche said in her webcast on July 1 that the Trump-Kim meeting in the DMZ “revived the ‘Singapore Spirit'”, and demonstrated the potential when presidents of leading nations act together. The meeting, following discussions at the sidelines of the G20 summit involving Trump, Putin, Xi, Abe, and Moon, gets back to the idea of policy making on the level of presidents. Trump outflanked the British-oriented neocon warhawks in his own administration to set up the meeting and, from the ridiculously hostile reaction of Democrats, outflanked them as well.
While the G20 summit failed to address the burgeoning economic/financial crisis — she said it is not really designed to do so — the latest BIS report on the dangers of debt, especially corporate debt, and the effect defaults on such debt will have on banks, the potential still exists for applying Lyndon LaRouche’s Four Laws, to stop the danger of a crash. The positive signs from the Trump-Xi meeting, and the Trump-Putin meeting, point to the importance of taking up LaRouche’s Four Power agreement to set up a new financial system.
She called on Americans to take advantage of the July 4 holiday to reflect on the importance of restoring the spirit of the American republic, which was created in opposition to the British Empire.
Harley SCHLANGER: Hello! I’m Harley Schlanger from theSchiller Institute, welcome to our webcast with our founder andPresident Helga Zepp-LaRouche. It’s July 1, 2019. There’s been alot of developments on the strategic side of things, and Helga,why don’t we start with the Trump-Kim meeting in Panmunjom at theDMZ. What’s your assessment of this meeting?
HELGA ZEPP-LAROUCHE: I think that is definitely going backto what I called the “Singapore Spirit,” referring to the firstsummit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, and I think this ispotentially, the real thing. Because, as we had observed, thesummit in Hanoi was sabotaged essentially by, I think, Pompeo andBolton. But this time, I think the fact that in Osaka, on thesidelines of the G20 meetings, there were these meetings betweenTrump and Putin, Trump and Xi Jinping, Trump and Abe, which is inthe background, also, and also with South Korean President MoonJae-in — I think this is all back to the idea that policy isbeing made on the level of the presidents. There was this summitbetween President Trump and Xi Jinping, but they also had adinner about which very little is being reported; but Trump’sspontaneous decision was that he would go to the DMZ, meet withKim, which was sort of a surprise; then he went earlier than evenannounced, and he stepped symbolically over this very importantborder [into North Korea].
Now, the interesting thing about it, is that it is veryunusual is that the North Korean media, all, instantly, verybroadly reported about this, calling it a “historic meeting,”“bold,” and “efficient” and that the two leaders will stay inperson close contact from now on. And this is all really a signthat the chickenhawks in the Trump cabinet were outflanked. Andthe policy is back to being made by Trump. I think especially forthe viewers outside of the United States, who generally, at leastin the West, only have an extremely negative picture of Trumpfrom the media, it’s really important to see this difference:When President Trump has the freedom to act, he tends to do veryimportant things, and I think this is very, very promising.
Unlike with the previous summit follow-up, this time it willnot just be Pompeo who will do the follow-up, but there aresupposed to be working groups, entire teams from the StateDepartment and the North Koreans, and they’re supposed to followthis up.
The Italian politician Michele Geraci made a very importantcharacterization which I tend to agree with, where he said thisevent is probably the event of the year and it may be [i]the[/i] eventof the first term of the Trump Presidency. So I think there isall reason to be really optimistic, because, with Russia andChina in the background, and it seems to be that also SouthKorean President Moon was in the environment; he was on the videotogether at the press conference with these other two leaders,that all means that a potential for the solution for the NorthKorean denuclearization is shaping up on the horizon: Becauseonly if there are security guarantees for North Korea, wherebythey could denuclearize, and not fear that Kim Jong Un would facethe same fate as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi — which isthe main reason why North Korea insisted on their nuclear program— but with Russia and China being in the picture, maybe anentire Asian security architecture which could solve the NorthKorea situation can be made possible. And if that would cometogether, and all signs right now speak for it, naturally, withthe Belt and Road Initiative, the New Silk Road as the economicdimension of this whole program, I think this is a very hopefulsign, and it would mean that one of the most dangerous crisisspots in the world strategic picture could be resolved.
So, I think this is very, very promising, and it reallyshows that on the level of the Presidents Xi Jinping, Putin,Trump, solutions can be found. And in this case, also, theJapanese government is in a supportive role. There are manyJapanese and Chinese scholars who want to improve therelationship between China and Japan. Naturally, South Korea hasall the interest that this problem should get resolved. So, Ithink this shows you the incredible potential of the New SilkRoad to be the inspiration for peaceful solutions and a durablepeace.
SCHLANGER: Helga, you mentioned the outflanking of thechickenhawks within the administration: It appears from thehysterical reaction of the Democrats that they were also caughtoff-guard by this meeting.
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Oh, yes. The Democratic reaction just,absolutely, they lost it. Tim Ryan, for example, compared themeeting between Trump and Kim with the meeting between NevilleChamberlain meeting with Hitler in Munich in 1938. That shows youthat they really have fallen off the deep-end, so to speak. Idon’t see Kim Jong Un taking over all of Asia. But it just showsyou that the Democrats are really the war party, and the onlyvery good exception in this chorus of insanity, was in the firstDemocratic debate, where Democratic Presidential candidate TulsiGabbard spent the entire seven minutes she had to participate inthe debate in denouncing the danger of nuclear war, saying it’scloser than at any time since the end of the Cold War. Shedenounced the endless regime-change wars, [i]and[/i] she also attackedTrump that he had let the conflict with Iran get as close as 10minutes to war. So, Tulsi Gabbard, at least on the war issue, sheis a very good exception in the chorus of Democrats, and it’squite good that the population have increased their support forher after this debate, in the polls. That shows you that once youhave leaders who speak to the issue of war and peace, theAmerican people are not for war and that is a very importantlesson in this Presidential campaign.
SCHLANGER: Let’s look briefly at the G20 summit, because ititself seemed to be a waste of time, although there were all theside meetings that were quite significant.
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Yes. The important fact is that the meetingbetween Trump and Putin did take place. Remember, that previoussuch summits there were last minute sabotage actions. This didnot happen. The Trump-Xi Jinping meeting was also very important,and naturally, many other bilateral meetings. But essentially allaround Trump, Putin, and Xi Jinping, while the EU was completelyirrelevant.
Now, as a criticism, I must say that the G20 [i]should[/i] haveaddressed the danger of a coming financial crash, and they didnot do that. But that has probably to do with the fact that theG20 is not a format which is capable of addressing this issue.
On the more positive side was a definite improvement in therelationship between the United States and China. Trump and XiJinping got the trade war at least stalled, so that there is roomfor new negotiations. The Huawei ban was lifted, at least for thetime being, so that American products can be sold to Huawei, andalso China agreed to import a large quantity of U.S. agriculturalproducts, so, that hopefully now this can get now get on a bettertrack. I’m not giving de-warning sign yet, but I think this wasdefinitely a step in the right direction.
But I said that the big one, that the G20 should haveaddressed the pending danger of a financial collapse did not takeplace, and that shows you that our proposal, that you need adifferent combination, preferably the combination of Trump,Putin, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi of India, to address theseissues is a viable idea, because the G20 failed again to do whatreally would be their responsibility to the world population.
SCHLANGER: There was a report that came out from the Bankfor International Settlements which said that we are, as a resultof overleveraged corporate debt, heading for a potential crash.What do you make of this report?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Well, first of all, that’s not the only voicewhich is warning of that, but the BIS, after all, is theso-called “central bank of central banks.” They have basicallyreiterated that the corporate debt crisis and their engagement inderivatives is the equivalent of what the subprime mortgagecrisis was in 2008.
Now, that obviously has been building up for a while, andnow, all the data for the first and second quarter of this yearshow that the world economy, with very few exceptions, mainly ofcountries which are working with the Belt and Road Initiative,but all the European countries, most of the Asian countries andthe United States, have actually all signs of a recession or zerogrowth, all the figures are negative; so I think we are in for avery big crisis.
Our related [i]EIR[/i] publications or that of our colleagues inthe United States, they basically just published a new study,“The Bitter Truth about the Economic Recovery,” referring to thesupposed recovery in the United States. We have there analyzedthe different segments of the U.S. economy, everything fromcollapse of infrastructure, unemployment, homelessness, the drugepidemic, the negative life expectancy in the United States —and the U.K., one should add — so all these parameters of thephysical economy show that there is no recovery. We have warnedall the time that the increase in the price of shares on thestock market is rather an alarming sign, rather than an indicatorof the real economy. For example, Deutsche Bank just announced,or is rumored to be having major layoffs and the stocks went upsignificantly.
So I think we are in an urgent situation, where the economicpackage which was designed by Mr. Lyndon LaRouche, some yearsago, the Four Laws — Glass-Steagall banking separation; aNational Bank in every country; a new credit system, a NewBretton Woods system, and the United States and Europe joiningwith the New Silk Road — [i]is[/i] an urgent, urgent question. Weneed to have a mobilization: So, I’m asking you our viewers andlisteners to help us. Contact us, because this crisis is comingon fast, and it would be almost a miracle if it wouldn’t takeplace very soon this year.
SCHLANGER: One of the important developments was the meetingof Trump and Putin, coming as it did, especially after the dangerthat we saw over the weekend before last, over Iran. What’s yourassessment of where things stand now between the United Statesand Russia?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: It’s not yet a situation where one could besatisfied with, but, according to the Russian Defense Ministry,there were some inspections involving what they call the NewSTART agreement, Russian and U.S. military talking in thiscontext, and Russian specialists doing investigations in Turkeyand in Romania, according to the OSCE document. So, I think thatthere are clearly signs in the aftermath of the Putin-Trumpmeeting, that a normalization could occur. There was also anagreement between Russia and NATO: They agreed on somenon-escalation agreement, and that is not much, yet, but it meansthat for the time being that there will not be not an increase oftroops into the East on the borders of Russia, and no increase ofequipment. So that is not yet a solution, but at least these arevery tiny, baby steps which show some hope. And also the factthat President Trump accepted the invitation by President Putinto attend the 75th anniversary next year in Moscow, celebratingthe end of World War II, which is a good sign.
And also Macron obviously, after it’s not going so well forhim, in general, accepted such an invitation from Moscow which isa good step in the right direction — unlike, unfortunately, Ihave to say, the new head of the CDU in Germany, AnnegretKramp-Karrenbauer (or AKK, as she is called) who made another oneof her really mindless, Cold War speeches, defending thesanctions at a family-entrepreneur conference in Germany.
So the dividing line is really those people who try to getin a very dangerous strategic situation, some new discussion,dialogue, rapprochement with Russia, with China, and the West;and those who are in the old paradigm and are backward oriented.I think that that is an important difference.
SCHLANGER: Many Americans are wanting to know what actuallyis going on with the European Union. They seemed to play almostno role in Osaka, at the G20, and they couldn’t even elect a newleadership. Where is this headed?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: I think the EU is essentially finished: Thisorganization which basically is a large bureaucracy, modeled onthe principles of the British Empire, have completely moved awayfrom the interest of their member-states, of the populationsthey’re supposed to be representing, and I think it’s fallingapart. I mean, the fact that they couldn’t agree on the successorof Jean-Claude Juncker for European Commission President; ManfredWeber, the candidate of Germany was completely rejected, andMacron made intrigues against him. Then, for the time being, theDutch social democrat Frans Timmermans was mooted — he wasopposed by the Visegrad Group [Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary,Poland] and Ireland, and I think Bulgaria. Naturally, then thereis wheeling and dealing that we will give that post to this one,and then the other one gets this post — this is all very muchwithout any dignity, and that becomes visible to the public eye,so they had to break off the EU summit because they couldn’t finda solution as a joint leadership. Now, that, in my view is areflection of the fact that there is no unity in the EU, andnaturally, the EU policies overall are completely unfit for anyof the crises which exist.
So it’s high time to replace the EU with somethingdifferent, and again, I have to quote Michele Geraci, who alsocommented on the fact that the EU has completely becomesuperfluous, and will vanish in a larger Eurasian kind ofcombination. And that actually makes a lot of sense, because youalready have the integration of the Belt and Road Initiative,Eurasian Economic Union, and if European countries would start toassociate with that, in the context of the joint building of theNew Silk Road, then all of these problems could be addressed.
And since I’m quoting Geraci, let me just mention one otherimportant, interesting thing he said, namely, that the West hascompletely underestimated the rapid growth of China, and thatChina is now a leader, not only in 5G technology with Huawei, butalso e-cars, e-batteries, DNA mapping, quantum particles, onecould add fast train systems, fusion energy research, Moonexploration. So I think China is on a very good trajectory, andcountries who really want to solve their problems shouldcooperate. Xi Jinping offered again, at the G20 in his speech,that the BRI is an open concept for international cooperation.And I think the countries of the West would be well-advised totake up this offer.
SCHLANGER: One exception to the dysfunction of the EuropeanUnion seems to be Italy. There’s a very significant statementissued by prominent Italian scientists, from the ItalianAssociation of Research Scientists and Technologists (ASTRI),attacking this climate hoax. What do you know about that, Helga?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: It’s very important. This is a group ofextremely well-known and prestigious scientists who made anappeal to the Italian President, the Italian government, and theparliament, not to adopt policies of reducing CO2 emissions, withthe argument that CO2 is not a pollutant, that to the contrary,CO2 is extremely important for life on the planet. And that inany case, all of these claims about control of the climate byreducing this CO2 emissions is a complete hoax, that there is notone, single fact for that, and that in science, facts cannot bereplaced by the number of people who claim to have the sameopinion. And basically, that all of these predictions are basedon computer simulation models and not on any true physicalscience.
So, I think this is very important. There were about 70original signers, and then one signer, who is very famous, Prof.Antonino Zichichi, who was the leader for many decades of thefamous Erice center in Sicily. And I think this is somethingwhich deserves support by many people in other countries as well,so we are planning to publish this appeal. And actually, ifpeople are interested to have an honest debate, they should signthis appeal, so that reason is being brought back into thedebate.
They also note in this resolution, by the way, that theconsensus among the scientists on this issue, does not exist atall, but that there is a growing number and a large number ofscientists who are absolutely opposing the findings of thesemodels, and naturally, also say it’s a complete illusion to thinkthat you can control climate by CO2 reduction. Climate change isobviously taking place, but it’s almost a fakery to claim thatyou can influence the climate by such measures, because it’s notanthropogenic, it has to do with quite different phenomena in ourMilky Way, in the galaxy, on the Sun — all things which mancannot influence as such.
Now, talking about fakery, just to mention, that we willprobably pick this up in the next program next week, a group ofjournalists has just documented that the OPCW completely fakedtheir report on the supposed chemical weapons attack on Douma,Syria in 2018, and the initial report which the OPCW had,actually said it was staged event! So this is all now coming out,and the role of the British in that fakery, as well. But that wewill deal with more next week.
SCHLANGER: We are coming up to the moment where the BritishEmpire is increasing exposed as not just corrupt, but is thecontinuing dominant force in the old paradigm. This week is theweek of July Fourth, the founding of the American republic. Howshould people think about this situation, by reflecting both onwhat the American Founding Fathers did, and the upgrading of theAmerican Revolutionary ideal by your husband, Lyndon LaRouche?
ZEPP-LAROUCHE: I think the July Fourth celebration is notjust for barbecues: People should remember the proud history ofthe American War of Independence against the British Empire, theDeclaration of Independence, and the principles declared there.The idea of Benjamin Franklin, of Alexander Hamilton, and theFounding Fathers in general, to declare a republic, to give theUnited States a Constitution devoted to the common good, not onlyof the present generation, but of posterity, is an extremelyimportant inflection point in all of human history. And if theUnited States could go back, and with the present policies ofTrump, at least in the first steps, there is the hope thatAmerica can become a republic again.
Now, I’ve said this many times: If the United States wouldremind itself of the ideals of its origins, and actually start toimplement that and go away from being the junior partner of theBritish Empire, then America would have all the friends in theworld. And this [i]is[/i] the crucial step which will decide overworld war or world peace: So, I hope that people on this Fourthof July reflect on that, and make a step in this direction —especially, because shortly after the Fourth of July will be the50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo Moon landing. Therewill be many events, and the Schiller Institute will also havemajor events on that day, especially focusing not on the last 50years, but on the next 50 years, and what kind of economic crashprograms are needed to make possible what President Trump hadpromised, when he said that by 2024 there will be again a man,and this time hopefully also a woman, on the Moon: But thatrequires to go into the kind of economic crash mobilization as itwas defined by the Four Laws of Lyndon LaRouche. And it’sactually the absolute mandate to be implemented in the nearfuture.
So, I think we have an incredibly — what Friedrich Schillerwould call “a pregnant moment” in history. I think a greatcatastrophe has been barely avoided with the situation with Iran.And now with talks again between the U.S. and China and Russia,there is actually hope, but that is just the first baby step. Andwe need the full New Paradigm, a new system of internationalrelations, and especially a new economic system based on thephysical principles developed by Lyndon LaRouche. So therefore, Ican only appeal to you, as I have done in the past: Help us withthe exoneration, and the “Case of Lyndon LaRouche” which describesexactly what was done against him and why, and why it is soabsolutely crucial to exonerate him, to make the way free for hissolutions.
So, please watch these two videos, help us to circulate themas widely as possible, and join the Schiller Institute.
SCHLANGER: Well, Helga, thank you for joining us, and we’llsee you maybe even later this week, as events are happening sorapidly.