A group of forty individuals, including medical professionals, farmers, musicians, scientists, educators, clergy, civil rights leaders, community activists and concerned citizens, held a round table discussion on October 23rd, 2020, in response to the call issued by Schiller Institute chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche to form The Committee for the Coincidence of Opposites to address the COVID pandemic, now coupled with an extreme famine crisis. The discussion was begun with brief remarks from Zepp-LaRouche; Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General; and Mike Callicrate, farm leader, and owner of Ranch Foods Direct. A lively elaboration followed in which several medical professional detailed work which they have already been conducting in Africa, Asia and South America, as well as in the U.S., which would lend itself to the type of community healthcare worker (CCC program) that Zepp-LaRouche and Dr. Elders have been emphasizing. Farm leaders discussed their willingness and capability to produce enough food to stop starvation feed the world, if given the go ahead and parity prices to survive and continue producing. The video below includes introductory remarks from Zepp-LaRouche, Dr. Elders and Mike Callicrate.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche said the confluence of crises facing mankind means that citizens must now act with an awareness that war or peace will depend on the decisions they make and the actions they take. The forces allied with the globalist empire centered in the City of London and Wall Street are continuing their push for geopolitical confrontation with Russia and China. Their allies from the Bush-Clinton-Obama war party have been forced to rally to defend their pathetic candidate for President, Joe Biden, who has been exposed as running a criminal extortion racket while Vice President,. Now, to aid his candidacy, they are relying on censorship, and reviving the lies against Russia, claiming the Hunter Biden laptop, which shows a wide-extent of criminal activity, is a “Russian disinformation” operation. The pushback against these lies came from DNI Ratcliffe, with strong reinforcement from the LPAC press availability featuring Bill Binney and Kurt Wiebe, who warned that a civil war is already underway.
At the same time, Defense Secretary Esper is pushing for military encirclement of Russia and China, which includes the creation of a Quad of forces in the Pacific, to link up with an extension of NATO into the Pacific!
The way to counter these insane war plans was presented at an online conference cosponsored by the Schiller Institute, which brought together people from 30 countries, who heard from a panel of experts, including Helga, Jacques Cheminade and Schiller Institute allies. Major presentations developed the idea of the common principles which have guided the development of China, as well as nations in the west, and that the differences which exist between them are not only not irreconcilable, but susceptible to a solution based on the idea of the common good. Transcripts from this conference will be forthcoming.
In reviewing the deepening civilizational crisis confronting humanity, Helga Zepp LaRouche, in her weekly webcast, kept returning to the central cause of the systemic collapse: the stupidity of those who continue to push geopolitical and neoliberal policies, long after they have failed completely. For example, take the Coronavirus pandemic. Our emphasis has been that what is required is a worldwide health “Silk Road”, as the cause of the pandemic has been the economic policies of the last forty years which have destroyed health care in much of the advanced sector, and never allowed it to be developed in the former colonial nations.
This is the same problem with the global economic collapse. According to the IMF, and several reports from economic think tanks, we are headed toward what one called an “economic apocalypse.” The only way to address this is the way the Schiller Institute will in its conference this Saturday, with a mobilization to bring the four most powerful nations together to establish a New Bretton Woods. The anti-China hysteria coming from leading governments goes in the opposite direction, typified by the anti-China photo op stunt of U.S. negotiator Billingslea — though the summit itself between Russia and the U.S. on arms control was constructive. The last third of her discussion was a thorough report on Russian President Putin’s article on the lessons of World War II. Everyone should read this, she advised, especially those who will be participating in the June 27 SI Conference, as Putin made clear that there is a way to avoid an even greater disaster than World War II, and that is by recognizing that staying in a geopolitical geometry will lead to war — therefore, nations must come together to collaborate, to solve the outstanding issues among them.
In her weekly webcast, Helga Zepp LaRouche highlighted the significance of the engagement of young people from around the world in the Schiller Institute’s Day of Action on June 17. As she elaborated the deepening of the confluence of crises — the continuing toll from the Coronavirus, the spread of hunger and famine, and food insecurity, the economic collapse; and the growing war danger — she reiterated her belief that governments can be moved to respond to the crises, especially by the efforts of impassioned youth committed to taking responsibility to move their governments. Programs, such as the Health Silk Road plan developed by the Schiller Institute, and the LaRouchePAC program for 1.5 billion new productive jobs worldwide, must be taken now.
In reviewing the world’s strategic “hot spots”, such as North Korea, Syria and Libya, she blasted the immorality of imposing killer sanctions during the time of a pandemic. Instead of using sanctions to heighten the crisis, resolving these hot spots require the cooperation of leading nations. She spoke of the significance of the China-Africa summit, taking on disease and hunger, as an example of what is possible with cooperation.
She also pointed to Putin’s comments on the Maidan-style coup, which he forecast in early 2017 would be deployed to stop Trump, to demonstrate that Putin and Xi are aware of the coup, and differentiate between Trump and the coup plotters. In this context, she said she remains optimistic about the prospects for the kind of international cooperation which we are fighting for, to resolve the hot spots peacefully, and lead to a New Paradigm of economic cooperation.
In reviewing developments of the last week, from the riots in the U.S. following the murder of George Floyd, to the escalation against Russia and China, as well as the ongoing coup effort against U.S. President Trump, Helga Zepp LaRouche repeatedly returned to prophetic comments made by her husband, the late Lyndon LaRouche. She began by reminding viewers that he commented at the time of Donald Trump’s election in 2016, that this was not a “U.S. event, but one of strategic significance,” associated with the breakdown of the old paradigm. Trump’s efforts to achieve cooperative relations with Russia and China drew a continuous assault against him by those who are escalating the drive for war today, from Ian Brzezinski and NATO General Secretary Stoltenberg, to the former Defense Secretaries attacking Trump over his handling of the riots, when all of them favor the wars which he is trying to stop.
She made this point in a powerful section, discussing the comment by the former Ambassador to the U.S., Jacques Bacamurwanko, that those who persecuted LaRouche should “Get their knee off Lyndon LaRouche’s neck.” She spoke of this statement in the context of the announcment by the Swedish government that they have solved the murder of Olaf Palme, which had been claimed, at the time, to have been caused by LaRouche. The Swedish government, and NBC News, which pushed this, owe an apology to LaRouche. This was part of the effort to stop LaRouche, who had been leading the fight for a new credit system, to replace the bankrupt financial system. As the bankruptcy of the system is becoming more evident, with the incredible collapse of manufacturing in the U.S. and Europe, we can now change the economic system, as LaRouche had insisted for five decades. This will be the subject of the June 27 online conference of the Schiller Institute.
Another crucial point she developed was how the Greens in Germany have become the war party, at the same time they are pushing their policies which will result in drastic depopulation. She developed such insights to make a subsuming point: one cannot act coherently to combat the injustices in the world today without grasping the “larger picture,” to start from the top, as Lyndon always demanded.
If the two largest economies can work together, for the benefit of mankind, there is no problem which cannot be solved. She used the example of the CGTN tv program on China’s fusion program, and the cooperation with ITER on it, as an example of how that could proceed. This is in the tradition of the development programs written by Lyndon LaRouche for every part of the world. It is in sharp contrast with the Green lunacy being pushed in Europe and the U.S., exemplified by the role being given to BlackRock for the bailout of speculators.
Helga expanded on her discussion of why she is insisting that the present crisis is “The Big One”, and not a prelude to a bigger crisis to come. The problem, she said, is that people focus on aspects of the crisis, such as the pandemic, the financial crisis, global famine, the war danger, but miss the overall cause—that we are in a breakdown crisis fifty years in the making. There is no solution to the individual crises without addressing all crises at once.
This is possible today, because of the work done by Lyndon LaRouche, who identified that we are heading to an overall crash of the system, which is causing a chain reaction collapse into a Dark Age. By understanding this, we can begin to provide solutions, beginning with breaking from geopolitics and adopting a policy of agreement among the four great powers. Such an agreement for cooperation is the only way in which the individual crises can be addressed.
She spoke of the events held by the Schiller Institute over the last two weeks as representative of the kind of work we can do, to bring people to the level of thinking needed to succeed. In the end, she said that we must as a civilization go back to principle. She used the example of how the German Economic Miracle after World War II was based on a government applying the principle of physical economy as the basis for rebuilding. Such solutions are available today, so the viewers should join with the Schiller Institute to make such a miracle.
The world is in a grave crisis which is unlike anything before. The good news is that, given that it is the terrible policies of the past decades that have put us in this situation, it will be impossible to “go back to normal.” Helga Zepp-LaRouche has called on young people of the world to take leadership at this moment of great change to fight the two deadly viruses now threatening humanity—the coronavirus pandemic and the meltdown of the global financial system. The world must emerge from this crisis with an entirely New Paradigm of peaceful relations among nations, and a new economic system based on cooperation for the progress of all humanity. As is becoming more and more stark with the coronavirus pandemic, an urgent priority will be to build a modern global health system to ensure the right to life of all people on the planet.
This video conference is an opportunity for young people across the world to speak with Helga Zepp-LaRouche and join the fight for this New Paradigm. After opening remarks by Helga, representatives from each nation will give a 2-4 minute report on their organizing, and a Q&A will follow.
Join us and participate in the discussion with Helga Zepp-LaRouche and young people from around the world.
Simultaneous translations into Spanish and French will be available.
With all the fake stories circulating about the Coronavirus, China, Bill Gates, and suppression of freedom—to name a few—it is crucial that people step back and take in the whole picture. As of the moment, the Coronavirus pandemic is NOT under control, and taking the wrong steps now could lead to an explosion. The key to overcome the multiple crises humanity is facing is to change the unjust global economic system, to increase the living standard of everyone, complete with modern, full-scale health care systems.
In her weekly webcast, Helga pointed to the ILO report on employment, which shows that well over half of employed people in the world are in the “informal economy”, forced to live a hand-to-mouth existence. The just-concluded Non-Aligned Nation meeting, which pledged to cooperate to end the present unjust system, is a good step in the right direction. Taking up Lyndon LaRouche’s 1975 proposal to replace the IMF with the International Development Bank is an example of what the NAM could do. So, too, was the ruling by the German Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, an unprecedented decision attacking the ECB bailout of the banks, by emphasizing that the recent EU ruling violates the Basic Law of Germany, a step in the right direction. Perhaps this will be a move toward sovereignty in the post-pandemic world.
What is not healthy, and is in fact insane, is the escalation of anti-China rhetoric, directed by the usual source of geopolitical confrontation, the financial, political and intelligence operatives of Great Britain. Helga called on the viewers to join the SI conference this Saturday, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the defeat of fascism. With two World Wars caused by geopolitics, it is time to replace the British imperial doctrines with a New Paradigm based on cooperation.
With momentum toward solutions coming from last weekend’s Schiller Institute conference, Helga Zepp LaRouche took aim at the collapsing British empire, providing a sharp battle plan to bring into being the New Paradigm for civilization. Among the points she hit are:
- On the global food crisis, she said President Trump made the right decision to use the Defense Production Act to keep meat-packing plants open, but the end of cartelization and return to parity prices are among crucial measures which must happen to insure food security for all;
- The dangerous anti-China hysteria, aimed at creating an “enemy image” as a prelude to war, is an extension of the same British-directed sabotage of Trump’s pledge to break with the Bush-Obama geopolitical doctrines and achieve peaceful cooperation. While it infects both U.S. political parties, it is especially insane among Senate Republicans like Lindsey Graham and Tom Cotton;
- The ongoing release of documents from special counsel Mueller’s case against Gen. Michael Flynn has big potential to blow open the whole fraud of the war party, which was behind Russiagate;
- The dangerous march toward the “slippery slope” which takes as an axiom the idea that there are useless eaters, and their deaths may be a positive outcome of the Coronavirus—typified by the recent incredible statement of former German Finance Minister Schauble that protection of life is not necessarily the highest value—must be abruptly reversed.
Toward this end, she emphasized the importance of the highly successful Schiller Institute conference, especially the beautifully orchestrated panel on creating a new Renaissance. The crisis we are confronting today, she said, is not just strategic and economic, but moral. Our job is to act to improve the character of people, as described by Schiller in his discussion of the aesthetical education of man.