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Rapport: Geo-økonomiens daggry –
udvidelsen af Bælte & Vej til Afghanistan

af Hussein Askary, Schiller Instituttets Sydvestasien koordinator, Bestyrelsesmedlem af Bælte- og Vej-Instituttet i Sverige (www.brixsweden.org)

Billede: Afghanistan omfavnes af, og kan forbindes til, to af Bælte- og Vej-Initiativets vigtigste korridorer: den grønne Kina-Pakistan-økonomisk Korridor, og den gule Kina-Centralasien-Vestasien. De foreslåede ruter i lilla, der krydser Afghanistan, viser, hvordan det kunne lade sig gøre.
Billede t.v. BRIX, t.h. Flickr J. McDowell

af Hussein Askary, Schiller Instituttets Sydvestasien koordinator, Bestyrelsesmedlem af Bælte- og Vej-Instituttet i Sverige (www.brixsweden.org)

Den hastige tilbagetrækning af amerikanske, britiske og andre NATO-tropper fra Afghanistan efter 20 år med en forfejlet »krig mod terror« har potentialet til at blive et vendepunkt i retningen af en ny verdenspolitisk ære. Sammenligningerne med amerikanske troppers tilbagetrækning fra Saigon (Vietnam) i 1975 er noget upræcise. Der findes nu en ny mekanisme og sammenslutning af regionale og globale magter villige til at bringe fred, stabilitet og økonomisk udvikling til Afghanistan, med udarbejdede planer langs Bælte- og Vej-Initiativet (BVI). Sammenligningen burde nærmere være med Berlinmurens fald i 1989, hvilket betyder, at en forfærdelig æra potentielt set går mod enden, og at en ny indvarsles i verdenspolitikken, som omvælter årtier og århundreder af ødelæggende nulsums- og geopolitik, »great games« og krig.

Hvis denne nye situation håndteres roligt og klogt, har den potentialet til at opnå fred gennem økonomisk udvikling og samarbejde til gensidig fordel. Nøglen til denne nye politik er integrationen af Afghanistan ind i Bælte- og Vej-Initiativet. Selvom der er store farer ved den kaotiske situation, som NATO har efterladt sig i Afghanistan, må hovedpunktet på dagsordnen for et hvert freds- og forsoningsinitiativ indeholde en genopbygning af økonomien.

Efter 20 års militære operationer af USA, Storbritannien og deres allierede, og med mindst 71.000 civile dræbte i både Afghanistan og Pakistan, blev disse tropper hastigt trukket tilbage i juli og august i dette år. Taliban, det påståede mål for Afghanistan-krigen og den hovedsaglige opposition til NATO og den vestligt støttede regering, udvidede deres kontrol over hver eneste del af landet. Imens de vestlige medier var fyldt med panikslagne reportager om Talibans hurtige stormløb i mange dele af landet, havde mere nøgterne tænkere i Kina, Rusland, Pakistan, Iran og mange centralasiatiske nationer, og selv i Indien, travlt med at arrangere et væld af diplomatiske træk, både for at kontrollere situationen, og få Taliban og den afghanske regering i Kabul til at snakke om fred og forsoning.

Det kinesiske statsrådsmedlem og udenrigsminister, Wang Yi, besøgte allerede i juli flere centralasiatiske hovedstæder for at diskutere situationen. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), der inkluderer alle de overnævnte nationer, samt andre eurasiske nationer, afholdt et møde den 14. juli med sine udenrigsministre om Afghanistan i Dushanbe, hovedstaden i Tadsjikistan. Wang Yi udtalte ved mødet, at grundet den hastige tilbagetrækning af USA’s og NATO’s tropper, »står Afghanistan igen overfor en alvorlig skillevej, som enten fører mod krig eller mod fred, kaos eller stabilitet«. Han fremlagde et initiativ med fem punkter, hvoraf det tredje punkt var »samarbejde for at fremme en forsoningsproces, som kan sikre, at ingen borgerkrig udvikler sig i horisonten – i overensstemmelse med princippet: »afghansk-ledet og afghansk-ejet«.« Alle nabolande til Afghanistan har noget at vinde og tabe i situationen, og har indflydelse på visse afghanske fraktioner og grupperinger, hvilket gør dem til nyttige mæglere for fred og forsoning. Det femte punkt opfordrede SCO til at bidrage til fred og genopbygning af Afghanistan. SCO bør gøre aktivt brug af eksisterende samarbejdsmekanismer indenfor økonomi, handel, kultur og andre områder, for at støtte Afghanistan i udbygningen af sin kapacitet for uafhængig udvikling, og opnåelsen af sand og varig udvikling. Integrationen af Afghanistan i regionale, økonomiske udviklingsplaner og -strukturer vil sikre varig fred.

Ingen fred uden udvikling

Det er dette sidste punkt, som blev forsømt i de sidste 20 år, imens fokusset kun var rettet mod brugen af militær- og sikkerhedsforanstaltninger, hvilket har haft ødelæggende konsekvenser for nationen og regionen. I følge visse vurderinger har USA brugt 2,2 billioner dollars på denne krig, imens de samlede udgifter for amerikanske krige siden 11. september 2001 er oppe på 6,4 billioner dollars. Næsten intet af dette blev brugt til at opbygge infrastruktur, huse, hospitaler, skoler, energiproduktion eller vandforsyningssystemer. Dette er seks gange så meget som Kina investerede i BVI siden 2013. Men Kina har bygget tusindvis af kilometer af jernbaner og veje, kraftværker, havne, lufthavne, vandforsyningssystemer, over hele Eurasien og i Afrika. Dette er grunden til, at den nuværende situation i Afghanistan kunne blive vendepunktet i den nutidige historie i forhold til filosofien bag og udarbejdelsen af fred gennem økonomisk udvikling frem for militærmagt.

Afghanistan og BVI

I modsætning til dens tidligere rolle som en stødpudezone mellem de russiske og britiske imperier i det geopolitiske »store spil«, ligger Afghanistan perfekt til at kunne blive broen mellem det nordlige Eurasien og det sydlige Asien, og mellem Østasien og Vestasien. Det er klemt inde mellem to af BVI’s hovedkorridorer, Den kinesisk-pakistanske økonomiske Korridor (CPEC) syd for dens grænse og Silkevejskorridoren fra Kina til Centralasien, Iran og Tyrkiet nord for dens grænse.

Formelt blev Afghanistan en del af BVI i maj i 2016 i sammenhæng med et besøg af Afghanistans administrerende overhoved, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, i Kina i maj måned 2016, hvor de afghanske og kinesiske udenrigsministre underskrev et forståelsespapir om samarbejde indenfor BVI. Det afghanske udenrigsministerium udtalte på dette tidspunkt, at »i betragtning af dets beliggenhed som korsvej mellem Central-, Syd- og Sydvestasien er Afghanistan godt placeret for et partnerskab med Kina og til at forbindes med regionerne langs BVI«. Afghanistan blev også et medlem af den Asiatiske Infrastruktur- og Investeringsbank i 2017. Men på grund af situationen i landet, og det åbenlyse fjendskab mellem USA og Kina, blev ingen fælles infrastruktur eller andre projekter sat i gang.

Interessant nok lykkedes det Kina at inkludere BVI som en del af FN’s mission i Afghanistan, og i artikel 34 af FN’s sikkerhedsråds resolution nr. 2344 fra 2017 står, at de »påskønner og opfordrer til yderligere anstrengelser for at styrke processen for regionalt, økonomisk samarbejde, herunder tiltag for at muliggøre regionale forbindelser, handel og transit, inklusive regionale udviklingsinitiativer som Bælte- og Vej-Initiativet og det 21. århundredes Maritime Silkevejsinitiativ samt regionale udviklingsprojekter.«

Næsten et år før USA’s og NATO’s tilbagetrækning fra Afghanistan opnåede Wang Yi en konsensus for ni punkter ved indvielsen af Mødet mellem den kinesiske og de centralasiatiske udenrigsministre den 16. juli 2020. Her er det tredje punkt bemærkelsesværdigt, hvor der står, at parterne vil gøre en indsats for at »skabe en synergi mellem Bælte- og Vej-Initiativet og de centralasiatiske landes udviklingsstrategier, udvide handel og sørge for flere fælles idéer og konkrete skridt for udviklingen af Silkevejen for Sundhed og den Digitale Silkevej.« I det ottende punkt, som omhandler Afghanistan, står der: »Kina og de centralasiatiske lande støtter alle freds- og forsoningsprocessen i Afghanistan, og er klar til at spille en konstruktiv rolle i at opfordre til intra-afghanske forhandlinger, genoprettelsen af fred og stabilitet, fremskyndelsen af økonomisk genopbygning i Afghanistan og styrkelsen af regionalt samarbejde.«

Et andet vigtigt skridt var den fælles udtalelse fra Den fjerde, trilaterale dialog mellem Kinas, Afghanistans og Pakistans udenrigsministre i juni måned 2021, hvor det blev understreget at »de tre parter igen bekræftede, at de vil udbygge samarbejdet under Bælte- og Vej-Initiativet, Den regionale, økonomiske Samarbejdskonference (RECCA), Processen i Istanbul »Asiens Hjerte« (HoA/IP) og andre regionale, økonomiske initiativer.« Forbindelsen mellem Den kinesisk-pakistanske økonomiske Korridor (CPEC) og Afghanistan var et nøgleelement i denne dialog.

RECCA, som er nævnt i dette fælles dokument, er et initiativ, som blev igangsat af Afghanistans udenrigsministerium for at samle alle de forskellige forbindelses- og udviklingskorridorer, der forbinder Afghanistan med dens naboer og de større regioner. De har udgivet flere studier om disse korridorer, samt hvordan de vil gavne Afghanistan og forøge stabilitet og sikkerhed i landet, samt hele regionen.

Så, planen er at bygge flere udviklingskorridorer til transport, energiproduktion, og olie og gas gennem Afghanistan. Flere af projekterne er beskrevet af RECCA. Et af dem er CASA-1000, det centralasiatiske og sydasiatiske regionale marked for elektricitet. Turkmenistan er et land rigt på naturgas. Iran, ligeså, er rigt på naturgas og begge leverer strøm til Afghanistan.

Afghanistan er afhængig af at dets nabolande leverer elektricitet, kapaciteter som ikke er blevet opbygget de sidste 20 år. CASA-1000 inkluderer Kirgisistan, Tadsjikistan, Afghanistan og Pakistan under ét elforsyningsnet. TAP-500 er et andet elektrisk kabel som forbinder Turkmenistan, Afghanistan og Pakistan. Der er TAPI, den turkmenske, afghanske, pakistanske og indiske gasrørledning, som angiveligt blev støttet af USA og NATO, men denne blev brugt som et geopolitisk redskab for at sikre sig, at de centralasiatiske lande og de gas- og olierige lande afholdte sig fra at samarbejde med Rusland, Iran og Kina, og få deres naturgas udefra, da de er lande uden kystlinje.

Så, idéen var, at forbinde Turkmenistan direkte med Afghanistan, Pakistan og Indien, og få naturgassen derfra. Men dette er, i sig selv, et meget nyttigt projekt og hjælper også med at forbinde Pakistan og Indien gennem en fælles interesse. Men det udelukker ikke at bygge en gasrørledning til Rusland eller til Kina eller gennem Iran. Virkeligheden får imidlertid det sidste ord, og korridoren med naturgasrørledningen mellem Turkmenistan, Centralasien og Kina er blevet en af de mest vitale gasrørledninger i Asien. Iran, Pakistan og Inden havde også deres planer for en »Fredens Rørledning«, hvilket iranerne byggede hele vejen til Zahedan på grænsen til Pakistan; men presset fra USA tillod ikke Pakistan at følge op på dette projekt. Yderligere, bidrog konflikten mellem Pakistan og Indien til at stoppe dette projekt. Så, der er ingen konflikt mellem disse forskellige olie- og gasrørledninger, hvis geopolitikken skubbes til side, og økonomiske og sociale overvejelser tager dennes sted.

I dag er der intet i vejen for, at Pakistan kan drage fordel af at samarbejde med begge. Nødvendigheden for elektricitet for alle lande, herunder Indien og Kina, er så enormt, at det kun kan imødekommes med mere end én rørledning.

Der er også, blandt disse infrastrukturprojekter, De fem nationers Jernbane (Kina, Kirgisistan, Tadsjikistan, Afghanistan, Iran) og korridoren fra Peshawar (Pakistan) til Kabul og til Dushanbe. En anden korridor går fra Peshawar til Kabul til Mazar-e-Sharif og ind i Turkmenistan. Der er en række jernbaner, som blev bygget fra nabolandene; som Iran, der blot sidste år færdiggjorde jernbanen fra Khaf og Mashhad i Iran til Herat i det nordvestlige Afghanistan. En korridor skulle også videreføres fra Tadsjikistan til Kunduz. Mange regionale jernbaner når fra nabolandene til Afghanistans grænsebyer, men stopper så der, fordi de ufærdige forbindelser mangler inde i Afghanistan selv. I 2016 ankom et tog fra Xinjiang i Kina til Hairatan i det nordlige Afghanistan, som passerede gennem Kasakhstan og Usbekistan. I 2019 blev en fragtforbindelse oprettet langs denne rute til Kina. Derfor burde det at bygge de manglende forbindelser i Afghanistan, blive til omdrejningspunktet for genopbygningsplanerne.

I februar dette år blev en strategisk aftale mellem Pakistan, Afghanistan og Usbekistan underskrevet for konstruktionen af en jernbane på 573 km fra Mazar-e-Sharif via Kabul til Peshawar (Pakistan). Den vil blive forbundet med den eksisterende Termez (Usbekistan) som krydser over til Mazar-e-Sharif (i Afghanistan), der åbnede i januar 2012. Denne strækning muliggør en direkte forbindelse mellem Pakistan og den usbekiske hovedstad, Stashkent. De tre lande skrev i fællesskab under på et forslag i december 2020 for planer, som søger et lån til projektet fra globale finansinstitutioner på 4,8 milliarder dollars. Efter forlydende har både Verdensbanken, Den asiatiske Udviklingsbank, Den europæiske bank for genopbygning og Udvikling, Den europæiske Investeringsbank, Den islamiske Udviklingsbank, Den asiatiske infrastruktur- og Investeringsbank (AIIB) og Det internationale Finansselskab (International Finance Corp.) vist interesse for projektet. Strækningen vil også blive forbundet med den 112 km lange grænsestrækning fra Atamyrat (Turkmenistan) til Aqina til Andkhoy, og forbinde Turkmenistan med Peshawar.

Omringet af BVI-projekter

Alle Afghanistans naboer deltager aktivt i BVI. CPEC, BVI’s flagskib, og den mest avancerede af BVI-korridorerne, er et vigtigt middel til at bringe BVI  til Afghanistan.

Kinas forhold til Centralasien har udviklet sig i en positiv retning, specielt efter Xi Jinpings iværksættelse af BVI i 2013. De centralasiatiske nationer, hvor af tre deler grænse med Afghanistan, har tilpasset deres nationale udviklingsplaner til BVI. Ikke kun er deres handel med Kina vokset enormt, men mange infrastruktur- og landbrugsprojekter er nu integrerede dele af BVI og samarbejdet med Kina. SCO, som til at begynde med var en sikkerhedsorganisation, har nu udviklet sig til et redskab for økonomisk samarbejde. Den fælles kommission for formidlingen af international Vejtransport er en af SCO’s vigtige platforme, specielt hvad infrastruktur angår. Der er flere initiativer for Kina og Centralasien, såsom Den regionale sino-kirgisiske Samarbejdsplan (2015-2020), Kasakhstans lyse Vej-Initiativ, Tadsjikistans nationale udviklingsstrategi 2030 og Usbekistans nye udviklingsstrategi.

Hvad den regionale sammenknytning angår, er Kinas Xinjiang-region (uyghurenes autonome region) forbundet med tre hovedkorridorer i BVI. Disse er CPEC, Den nye Silkevej og Den eurasiske Korridor. Men for at have en effektiv sammenknytning er der brug for en opgradering af transport- og energiinfrastrukturen i Kinas nabolande, for at kunne følge med den hurtige udvikling af Kinas egen økonomi og den hurtige forøgelse i handlen mellem Kina og Europa.

Iran, som deler en lang grænse med Afghanistan i vest, har i årevis også konsolideret dets forhold til Kina og BVI, men allervigtigst ved at skrive under på Aftalen for det omfattende strategiske Partnerskab i marts 2021, hvilket sætter en ramme for handel, økonomisk og strategisk samarbejde, der er uden sidestykke og vil fortsætte de næste 25 år. Iran har også stærke økonomiske bånd til Afghanistan og har, som nævnt ovenfor,  for nyligt udvidet en vigtig jernbane fra Khaf i det østlige Iran til Herat i Afghanistan.

Rig på mineraler

Afghanistan er rig på sjældne jordarter og andre metaller såsom litium, beryllium og tantal og andre stoffer, der er nødvendige for moderne elektronik og højteknologiske produkter. Afghanistan har også meget store jern- og kobberminer.

En god ting, som USA’s agentur for geologiske Undersøgelser foretog, var en omfattende undersøgelse af næsten hele det afghanske territorium for at finde de forskellige aflejringer af særlige mineraler og mineraler, som ikke er olie. Studiet blev fuldendt i 2016 og er blevet opdateret flere gange siden da.

Kobberaflejringerne i Mes Aynak er nogle af de største i Asien. Et kinesisk konsortium (China Metallurgical Group) vandt kontrakten for at udvikle denne mine og udvinde kobber i 2007. Dog var der to store problemer med arbejdet. Et af dem var et sikkerhedsproblem. Områderne, hvor det kinesiske firma arbejdede, blev angrebet af militante grupper i flere ombæringer. Det andet problem har med forarbejdelsen af kobberet at gøre, hvilket krævede en investering i konstruktionen af et kraftværk på 500-megawatt og en jernbane for at bringe kullet fra den nordlige del af landet, og at fragte det udvundne kobber var også nødvendigt. Mangel på vand, som er nødvendigt for minedrift, var også et andet problem. Dette betød at projektets omkostninger, som et resultat af sådanne investeringer, ville være højere end forventet. Dette betød at forventede afkast, både for det kinesiske firma og den afghanske regering ikke var så store, som de først blev skønnet. Dette førte til en stridighed, som ikke er løst endnu, men hvis sikkerhedssituationen stabiliseres, og udviklingskorridorerne bygges, vil energi og transport være til rådighed til lettere at gøre brug af disse miner.

Vandmangel

Afghanistan var en frodig have for mange århundreder siden; men på grund af periodiske, langsigtede klimaforandringer og også alle de konflikter, som har indhyllet Afghanistan, samt den manglende udvikling, så er Afghanistan temmelig tørt. I Afghanistan har blot 67% af befolkningen adgang til drikkevand, ikke nødvendigvis vand fra vandhanen. Mange har kun adgang til drikkevand via brønde. I 2004 var dødelighedsraten 25% i Afghanistan for børn under fem år, hvilket er et forfærdeligt højt niveau; men halvdelen af dødsfaldene er relaterede til vandbårne sygdomme – så, det at levere vand er et umiddelbart spørgsmål om liv og død for mange, samt er essentielt for økonomisk udvikling.

Afghanistan har et stort antal floder, såsom Helmand-floden, Amu Darya-floden, Kabul-floden, Logar og Banjshir, samt flere andre mindre floder. Fordi de afhænger meget af at sne smelter i bjergene, har de store udsving på årstiderne, og nogle af floderne tørrer sågar ud i sommeren og efteråret. Vandbudgettet i Afghanistan skønnes til at være 55-75 milliarder kubikmeter om året. Det er cirka, hvad ægypterne får fra Nilen hvert år; men ægypterne får det bogstaveligt serveret på et fad. Men i Afghanistan, på den anden side, for at være i stand til at gøre brug af så meget som muligt af dette vandbudget – det vil sige, i stedet for at det løber ud eller fordamper – er der brug for at opbygge et kæmpe kontrolsystem af vandinfrastruktur.

Et vigtigt punkt, i forhold til fødevaresikkerhed, er problemet med opiumdyrkning, som var forsvundet, da Taliban sad på magten før 2001, men som kraftigt voksede efter at USA og NATO tog kontrollen. Afghanistan er blevet til kilden for 80% af hele verdens opium- og heroinproduktion. Da Taliban overtog hovedstaden, Kabul, den 17. august, erklærede de at de endnu engang vil udrydde opiumopdyrkningen.

De menneskelige ressourcer

I følge statistik fra 2021 ligger Afghanistans befolkning på 39 millioner mennesker, herunder tre millioner flygtninge, mest i Iran og Pakistan. Men den forbløffende faktor er at 46% af befolkningen i Afghanistan er under 15 år; og kun 2,5% af befolkningen i Afghanistan er over 65 år gamle. Så, omkring 80% af det afghanske folk er under 30 år gamle, hvilket er en meget, meget ung befolkning. Og selvfølgelig har disse enorme aspirationer og krav. Det forventes, at denne befolkning på 37 millioner vil være fordoblet i år 2050.

Koncentrationen af befolkningen i Afghanistan er syd og nord for den centrale bjergkæde. Så, disse må forbindes gennem udviklingskorridorer, således at alle de forskellige, afghanske befolkningsgrupper, samt ressourcer, kan knyttes sammen – både vand og andre ressourcer – for at skabe en økonomisk enhed. Dette vil naturligvis bidrage til at forbinde Afghanistan til de omkringliggende nationer, for at skabe en endnu større økonomisk enhed.

Hvad den umiddelbare støtte via Bælte & Vej burde være, er genopbygningen af Afghanistans infrastruktur, for at skabe den nødvendige økonomiske platform, således at de millioner af unge afghanere får muligheden for at forbedre deres færdigheder og deres produktivitet for at drage nytte af naturressourcerne og landet for at profitere og blive i stand til at deltage i den internationale handel.

Vejen frem

Den 28. juli 2021 mødtes Wang Yi med delegationen, ledt af chefen for Talibans afghanske politiske Kommission, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, som var på besøg i Tadsjikistan. Selvom en stor del af diskussionen beskæftigede sig med det fremtidige perspektiv for forsoning, fred, stabilitet, og at forhindre terrorgrupper i at bruge Afghanistan som base for angreb mod Kina og andre nabolande, var økonomisk udvikling og genopbygning nøgleelementer i de to parters diskussion. Baradar understregede, at den afghanske side håber at Kina vil være mere involveret i Afghanistans freds- og forsoningsproces, og spille en større rolle i fremtidig genopbygning og økonomisk udvikling. Det afghanske Taliban vil også selv gøre en indsats for at fremme et miljø for investeringer.

Ironien her er, at det selvsamme Afghanistan, som var omdrejningspunkt for geopolitik, pludselig kunne blive til springbrættet til en ny æra for et samarbejde om gensidig vinding, frem for politiske nulsumsspil. Økonomisk samarbejde er vejen til både sikkerhed og velstand for alle nationer, særligt Afghanistan, hvis befolkning har lidt så skrækkeligt i næsten 40 år. Det er på rette tid nu at bringe Afghanistan på Bælte & Vej mod fred. Denne nuværende krise bærer en gunstig lejlighed med sig, præcis som Berlinmurens fald skabte en mulighed for en ny og retfærdig verdensorden. Desværre blev den mulighed i 1989 spildt. Verden har ikke råd til at spilde endnu en sådan enestående mulighed.




Ny dokumentar: Genoplivelsen af det Amerikanske System med kinesiske Karaktertræk af Peter Møller

Udgivet af LaRouche-organisationen i USA den 17. august 2021.

Hvordan kineserne lærte om økonomisk udvikling fra Det amerikanske System, der var promoveret af Lyndon LaRouches organisation, som amerikanerne har glemt.

18. august 2021 — I går udgav LaRouche-Organisationen en ny dokumentar med titlen: „Genoplivelsen af det Amerikanske System med kinesiske Karaktertræk”, som er et bidrag til at få USA til at deltage i Kinas Bælte- og Vejinitiativ (BVI) og endelig løsrive sig fra det britisk centrerede, geopolitiske system. Videoen viser hvordan dette ikke blot er det rigtige at gøre, men at BVI er baseret på de samme principper der ligger til grund for det der historisk er kendt som det ’Amerikanske System’ – hvis USA afviser BVI, ville det dermed afvise sin egen historiske identitet.

Videoen begynder med fejringen af hundredårsjubilæet for Uafhængighedserklæringen i Philadelphia i 1876, som var centralt i udbredelsen af det Amerikanske System til resten af verden. Den viser adskillige eksempler på dette – blandt andet i Kina – og hvordan det Britiske Imperium manøvrerede for at stoppe denne eksistentielle trussel til deres maritimt dominerede kontrol over verdens begivenheder, ved at spille alle de nationer, som deltog i det, ud mod hinanden – en konflikt der er nu er kendt som 1. Verdenskrig.

Videre viser den genoplivelsen af det Amerikanske System, først med livsværket af Sun Yat-sen – grundlæggeren af det moderne Kina – og hvordan Deng Xiaoping – efter ødelæggelsen forårsaget af 2. Verdenskrig, den kinesiske borgerkrig og kulturrevolutionen – i hvert fald implicit, videreførte Suns vision for Kina, som derefter begyndte at udvikle sig til en moderne, industriel nation.

Med sammenbruddet af Sovjetunionen begynder Lyndon og Helga LaRouche en kampagne for Den eurasiske Landbro og opfinder navnet ’Den nye Silkevej’. Dette program, baseret på idéerne fra Henry C. Carey og det Amerikanske System, blev vedtaget af det kinesiske lederskab og genkendes i dag i af Bælte- og Vejinitiativets omsiggribende succes.

Men spørgsmålet forbliver: Vil USA blive en del af dette ”Amerikanske System”-initiativ, eller vil det afvise sin egen historiske identitet og fortsætte sin underdanighed til en britisk centreret, geopolitisk ideologi, der allerede er ved at bringe verden tættere og tættere på en krig, som kun få ville overleve længe nok til at berette om? Det kapitel er stadig ikke nedskrevet – et kapitel som vi alle spiller en mulig rolle i.




Afghanistan: Schiller Institut videokonference live nu lørdag den 31. juli kl. 16 dansk tid

Afghanistan:

Et vendepunkt i historien efter den mislykkede æra med regime-skifte

 

 Dansk resumé:

Vi står over for et ekstraordinært øjeblik, med yderligere nedstigning i kaos, eller det smukke potentiale for at Afghanistan bliver kimen til en ny æra af internationalt samarbejde, som der er så hårdt behov for i kølvandet på den voksende pandemi og hungersnød på verdensplan. Afghanistan var engang et knudepunkt for den gamle Silkevej, forbindelsen mellem de store kulturer i Asien og på den europæiske side af det eurasiske kontinent. I løbet af de sidste uger er de fleste af Afghanistans naboer kommet sammen i et forsøg på at skabe en forpligtelse til at afslutte det mareridt, som befolkningen i Afghanistan har lidt, et mareridt, som militærstyrkerne i mange nationer også har lidt i unødvendig kamp i tjeneste for et britisk-centreret oligarki, med den resulterende vækst af ​​narkotikahandel og terrorisme i hele regionen.


Kan USA og Europa samarbejde med disse andre nationer om omdannelsen af ​​Afghanistan og de andre krigshærgede nationer til moderne økonomier, der deltager i samarbejdsvillig udvikling gennem Den nye Silkevejs proces, eksemplificeret ved Kinas Bælte- og Vejinitiativ?


Invitation på engelsk:

 

“After the hasty withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan—U.S. troops, except for a few security forces, were flown out in the dark of night, without informing Afghan allies—this country has become, for the moment, but likely not for long, the theater of world history.”

 

— Helga Zepp-LaRouche, July 10, 2021


We face an extraordinary moment, of further descent into chaos, or the beautiful potential that Afghanistan can become the seed crystal of a new era of international cooperation, so desperately needed in the wake of the growing worldwide pandemic and famine.


Afghanistan was once a hub along the ancient Silk Road, the connection between the great cultures of Asia, and those of the European side of the Eurasian continent. The entire central Asian region was once known as the “land of the thousand cities,” showcasing advanced technologies in oasis cities, including Kabul and Kandahar, with large-scale underground irrigation systems. Water development will once again be crucial, and the agricultural potential is great.


During the past few weeks, most of Afghanistan’s neighbors have come together, in an attempt to forge a commitment to end the nightmare suffered by the Afghanistan people, a nightmare also suffered by the military forces of many nations, drawn into needless combat in the service of a British-centered oligarchy, fostering the growth of drug trafficking and terrorism in the entire region.


Just as the collapse of the Soviet Union marked the end of an era – the division of the world into nuclear armed blocs hostile to one another – so, also, the utter failure of the 20-year mis-adventure of the U.S. and NATO in Afghanistan, and in the other failed colonial wars in Southwest Asia, poses the question: Can the great nations of the world cooperate to transform Afghanistan, and the other war-torn nations, into modern economies, participating in cooperative development through the New Silk Road process, exemplified by China’s Belt and Road Initiative?


Leading voices, from veteran groups and whistle blowers, to experts in the danger of the global narcotics plague, and international political relations, will join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in dialogue, in an effort to get the U.S. and Europe to join the growing international cooperation, which is emerging. We can use this opportunity to turn away from 50 years of failed policies, and embark upon the path required to achieve a new paradigm for mankind.

 

Talerlisten:

Speakers Will Include: Moderator: Dennis Speed (U.S.), The Schiller Institute

 

Helga Zepp-LaRouche (Germany), Founder and President of The Schiller Institute Keynote Address: “Afghanistan: The Bright Future for the Coming Cooperation of the Great Powers”

 

Pino Arlacchi (Italy), Sociology Professor at the Sassari University, Former Executive Director of the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, and former European Parliament Rapporteur on Afghanistan “Eradicate Opium in Afghanistan, Develop Modern Agriculture, Build the Nation, Now”

 

H.E. Ambassador Hassan Shoroosh (Afghanistan), Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Canada “The Way Forward for Afghanistan”

 

Discussion Period

 

Ray McGovern (U.S.), Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA-ret.), Co-Founder, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) “The Real Interest of the United States in Asia”

 

Danny Sjursen (U.S.), U.S. Army (ret.), Senior Fellow-The Eisenhower Media Network, author, Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War “Can A ‘Peace Surge’ in Afghanistan End A Century of War?”

 

Hassan Daud (Pakistan), CEO, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Board of Investment “The Perspective from Pakistan: The Role of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for Afghanistan Reconstruction.”

 

Representative from Afghanistan “An Approach to Development and Peace in Afghanistan”

 

Dr. Wang Jin (China), Fellow with The Charhar Institute “Afghanistan and the Belt Road Initiative”

 

Expert from Pakistan “The Regional Perspective for Development”

 

Hussein Askary (Sweden/Iraq), Southwest Asia Coordinator for the Schiller Institute “Put Afghanistan on the Belt and Road to Peace!”

 

Discussion Period

 

We welcome questions during the conference. Please send them to questions@schillerinstitute.org




Helga Zepp-LaRouche udsender indtrængende opfordring til at standse folkedrabene i Syrien og Yemen;
det vestlige systems moralske sammenbrud råber på et nyt paradigme

Den 15. april — Schiller Instituttet cirkulerer en indtrængende reaktion fra dets grundlægger, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, til den pavelige udsending til Syrien, kardinal Mario Zenari, der har advaret verden om den akutte humanitære nødsituation i kølvandet på ni års krig i Syrien, hvor morderiske "sanktionsforanstaltninger", er blevet pålagt af det amerikanske udenrigsministerium og uansvarligt støttet af en række andre regeringer, mest eftertrykkeligt briterne. Handlinger med henblik på at afslutte de såkaldte "Cæsarsanktioner", der er pålagt Syrien, vil ikke kun bidrage til at standse den massesult og fattigdom, som nu opsluger nationen, men vil også gavne resten af menneskeheden. Det er, som kardinalen siger, på tide at følge en vej for fred gennem udvikling og direkte afvise den moralske ligegyldighed, der i stigende grad truer med at udløse en katastrofe af denne størrelsesorden overalt hele planeten.

Under diskussionen i forbindelse med Schiller Instituttets ugentlige webcast den 14. april, krævede Zepp-LaRouche, at verden kommer det syriske folk til hjælp. Som kardinal Zenari har udtalt, befinder mere end 90% af syrerne sig under niveauet for ekstrem fattigdom, og mange er i fare for at miste deres liv på grund af hungersnød. Det sidste årti med krig, de uretfærdige sanktioner og COVID-19-pandemien har skabt en absolut utålelig tilstand af lidelse for det syriske folk.

Lignende rædsler konfronterer Yemen, hvor sultens smertefulde virkelighed formidles i den stærke dokumentarfilm "Hunger Ward", som lederen af Verdensfødevareprogrammet, David Beasley, henviser til; Beasley så børn dø på hospitalet lige foran sine øjne, og var ude af stand til at hjælpe.

Som Zepp-LaRouche udtalte, er der ikke noget "humanitært" forbundet med at sulte børn og lukke ned for hospitaler og lægebehandling, baseret på falske fortællinger, der blev udtænkt af britiske og amerikanske talsmænd for regimeskifte. ”Dette må stoppe, og Cæsarsanktionerne skal ophæves. Og alle medlemmer af den amerikanske kongres, der ikke ophæver disse sanktioner, gør sig selv medskyldige i enhver død, der sker i regionen”.

Zepp-LaRouche fortsatte: ”Dette har nået et punkt, hvor verden enten vågner op, og begynder at afhjælpe dette, eller ikke vil overleve på grund af vores egen moralske fiasko som menneskelig art. Jeg opfordrer jer: Arbejd med Schiller Instituttet. Arbejd med instituttets Komité for modsætningernes Sammenfald, der arbejder med hjælpeprogrammer og genopbygning. Jeg appellerer til jer: Kom i forbindelse med Schiller Instituttet, og reagér på opfordringen fra kardinal Zenari”.

 

Links:

Helga Zepp-LaRouches webcast: https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2021/04/14/video-cardinal-zenari-time-is-running-out-to-end-the-sanctions-against-syria/

Cardinal Zenari: https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2021/03/30/catholic-cardinal-in-syria-tells-world-time-is-running-out-for-syria-reconstruction/

Cardinal Zenari: https://www.exaudi.org/feature-cardinal-zenari-urgent-radical-solutions-needed-for-syria/

David Beasley and “Hunger Ward”: https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2021/04/10/wfps-beasley-promotes-hunger-ward-documentary-on-malnutrition-in-yemen/




VIDEOERNE: Schiller Instituttets international videokonference den 20.-21. marts 2021:
Verden ved en skillevej: To måneder inde i USA’s nye administration

Se alle fire panaler her. Se talerlisterne nedenunder.

Panel 1 – Vend den kulturelle ødemark – den bydende nødvendighed af ny renæssance.

Panel 2 – Den strategiske krise, som menneskeheden står over for: krig eller fred?

Panel 3 – Sydvestlige Asien og Indo-Stillehavsområdet : Omdrejningspunkt for krig eller fredelig udvikling med den Nye Silkevej.

Panel 4 – ’Udfordringen, som menneskeheden nu står overfor – modsætningernes sammenfald eller masseudryddelse’.

(Tidspunkterne har været ændret, fordi USA har skiftet til sommertid.)

Tilmelding her for at modtage opdateringer og et direkt link.

Ellers se konferencen her på denne side.

To måneder efter indsættelsen af Joe Biden som præsident for USA står verden over for en lang række kriser: USA er på vej mod en geopolitisk konfrontation mod Kina og Rusland; bestræbelserne på at begrænse Kinas fremgang ved at forsøge at skabe en alliance i Indo-Stillehavsområdet eller endog en global NATO-alliance besvares med dannelsen af en militær alliance mellem Kina og Rusland. Det finansielle oligarki, centreret i City of London, Wall Street og Silicon Valley, forsøger at udskyde det uundgåelige sammenbrud af det transatlantiske finanssystem ved at pumpe et sted mellem 30 og 50 billioner dollar ind i 'Green New Deals' "Great Reset", den store grønne nulstilling, hvilket ville indebære enden på de industrialiserede lande og, hvis det gennemføres "med succes", føre til en gigantisk befolkningsreduktion over hele verden.

WFP (Verdens Fødevareprogram) advarer om, at der alene i år er risiko for, at 270 millioner mennesker vil sulte ihjel i en situation med alvorlig underudvikling, der forværres af corona-pandemien og nedlukninger, som allerede har ødelagt 500 millioner job. Den mest dramatiske humanitære krise siden Anden Verdenskrig udspiller sig lige nu i Yemen, hvor 20 millioner mennesker er i akut fare for at sulte. Det faktum, at en situation der let kunne afhjælpes, hvis den politiske vilje var til stede, ikke behandles, betyder at dette er folkedrab. I Syrien sulter en tredjedel af befolkningen og er ofre for en stedfortræderkrig, som tilsyneladende udspiller sig mellem Israel og Iran, men i virkeligheden er arnestedet for en potentiel tredje verdenskrig mellem det moderne britiske imperium, Storbritannien og USA på den ene side, og Rusland og Kina på den anden.

Der er tale om en konkurrence mellem systemer: Alt imens ikke bare Kina, men mange asiatiske nationer har genoplivet deres gamle civilisationer og kombineret dem med et yderst optimistisk perspektiv for fremtiden baseret på innovation inden for videnskab og teknologi, er det såkaldte "Vesten" faldet tilbage til en mørk tidsalder ved udøvelse af den mest degenererede kulturelle praksis, en politik med at "alt går an", som får afslutningen af Romerriget til at blegne i sammenligning. Derfor er den eneste måde, hvorpå den menneskelige art har noget håb om at undslippe denne eksistentielle krise, omhyggeligt at indlede en renæssance af klassisk kultur og en dialog mellem de mest ophøjede kulturelle traditioner i den universelle historie.

Schiller Instituttet samler ledende talsmænd fra Rusland, Kina, Afrika, Europa og Amerika til en dialog om at imødegå denne eksistentielle krise for menneskeheden med ideen om ”fred gennem udvikling”, præsenteret af Lyndon LaRouche igennem de seneste halvtreds år; ved at se frem til de næste halvtreds år for at skabe den nødvendige revolution i menneskelige anliggender til både sammen at imødegå disse kriser som én menneskelig art, og at frigøre menneskehedens kreative potentiale til at skabe en verden, der fortjener menneskets værdighed.

Deltag de fire paneler!

Tilmelding her for at modtage opdateringer og et direkt link.

Ellers se konferencen her på denne side.

Program

(Der kan forkomme ændringer.)

Lørdag den 20. marts kl. 15 dansk tid:

Panel 1 – Vend den kulturelle ødemark – den bydende nødvendighed af ny renæssance

– Helga Zepp-LaRouche: (Tyskland) Schiller Instituttets stifter og international præsident: "Hvorfor poesi og musik må erstatte partipolitik"

– Liliana Gorini: (Italien) formand MoviSol, LaRouche-bevægelsen i Italien: "Dantes Komedie: Vejen fra helvede til videnskab og rumforskning"

– Diane Sare: (USA) Schillerinstituttet : “Beethoven i Getsemane haven”

– Video: (Italien) Carlo Levi-Minzi, Pianist [Beethoven sonata]

– Dennis Speed: (USA) Schillerinstituttet: "Det poetiske princip i dialogen mellem civilisationer"

– Lyndon LaRouche: Video om kultur

– Carolina Dominguez: (Mexico) Schiller Instituttet "Hvordan man tackler uddannelseskrisen "

– Megan Dobrodt: (USA) præsident for Schiller Instituttet i USA: "Tre Mars-missioner og den galaktiske art"

 

Lørdag den 20. marts kl. 19 dansk tid: 

Panel 2 – Den strategiske krise, som menneskeheden står over for

– Helga Zepp-LaRouche: “Verden har brug for et nyt paradigme”

– Taler fra Kina

– Taler fra Rusland

– Taler fra USA

– Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, (Syrien) politisk- og medierådgiver til det syriske præsidentskab

– 1. diskussionsperiode

– Dennis Small, (USA) Executive Intelligence Reviews redaktør for Latinamerika: "Gør plads til 'Bæltet & Vejen' i Amerika"

– Simón Levy (Mexico): Grundlægger af Kina-Mexico 'Lecture and Fellowship', National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); viceminister for Mexicos planlægnings- og turismepolitik (2018–2019)

– Alejandro Yaya (Argentina): Kemiingeniør, kandidatgrad i nationalt forsvar; vicepræsident for 'Civil Institute of Space Technology'; rådgiver inden for teknisk- og innovationsstyring og overførsel af teknologiske processer samt videnskabelig/teknisk uddannelse

Daniel Marmolejo (Mexico):Undersøgende journalist; vinder af den nationale journalistpris; skriver om det mexicanske præsidentskab; producer af dokumentarserien ”the Hybrid Warfare og programserien ”the Incorruptible”.

– Denys Pluvinage (Frankrig): Næstformand for Den fransk-russiske Alliance

– Sultan M. Hali: (Pakistan): fhv. Colonel, Pakistans luftvåben; journalist,"Den nye Silkevej og Pakistan"

– Richard Freeman (USA) Executive Intelligence Review: "Den store nulstilling: Det store spring bagud"

 

Søndag den 21. marts kl. 15 dansk tid:

Panel 3 – Indo-Stillehavsområdet og det sydvestlige Asien: Omdrejningspunkt for krig eller fredelig udvikling med den Nye Silkevej

– Hussein Askary: (Sverige/Irak), Sydvestasien Koordinator, Schiller Institute: "Retfærdighed og genopbygningen for nationerne i Sydvestasien"

– Eng. Hisham Sharaf: (Yemen) Udenrigsminister

– Haidar Al-Fuadi Al-Atabe: (Irak) irakisk medlem af 'Council of Representatives',

– Professor Mohammad Ali Ibrahim: (Egypten), Rådgiver, Transport Ministeriet, Egypten.

– Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Ramay: (Pakistan), direktør for Kina-Center ved Det pakistanske politiske institut for bæredygtig Udvikling.

– Senator Richard Black: (USA) fhv. delstatssenator: "Sandheden om den syriske krise"

– Ziad Ayoub Arbache: (Syrien), ass. Prof. Dr. ved Det økonomiske Fakultet, Damaskus Universitet

– M. Michel Raimbaud: (Frankrig), tidligere fransk ambassadør i arabiske, afrikanske og latinamerikanske lande. Tidligere direktør for det franske kontor for beskyttelse af flygtninge og statsløse (OFPRA)

– Jacques Cheminade: (Frankrig) formand for LaRouche-bevægelsen i Frankrig: En opfordring til handling

 

Søndag den 21. marts kl. 19 dansk tid:

Panel 4 – ’Udfordringen, som menneskeheden nu står overfor – modsætningernes sammenfald eller masseudryddelse’

Komiteen for Modsætningernes Sammenfald, alle fra USA:

– Marcia Baker, medredaktør, Executive Intelligence Review,: "Verdens hungersnød og behovet for at fordoble landbrugsproduktionen"

– Dr. Jocelyn Elders, tidligere direktør for militærets sundhedskorps i USA: ”En global sundhedsmission for de unge“

– Dr. Walter Faggett – tidligere embedslæge, sundhedsvæsenet i Washington D.C., med i sundhedsudvalgets bestyrelse i DC, afdeling 8 – D.C. Project: ”Lokale sundhedsplejeres uundværlige rolle i at besejre pandemien”.

– Dr. Shirley Evers-Manley, midlertidig dekan, Alcorn Universitetets Sygeplejeskole, Mississippi, USA; direktør, Global Health Committee, National Black Nurses Association (Sorte sygeplejeres nationale Sammenslutning)

– Nicole Pfang (USA), Kansas’ Kvægavlerforening

Tilmelding her for at modtage opdateringer og et direkt link.

Ellers se konferencen her på denne side.

 




Lyndon LaRouche: Et talent, der blev brugt godt;
live stream med mindehøjtidelighed på 2-året for hans død

 

14. februar (EIRNS) – 12. februar 2021 markerede toårsdagen for Amerikas største statsmand og filosof, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr, der døde på Abraham Lincolns fødselsdag i 2019 i en alder af 96 år. LaRouche-organisationen og Schiller Instituttet, som blev grundlagt af hans hustru Helga Zepp-LaRouche, fejrede dagen med en 19-timers live stream af Lyndon LaRouches taler og foredrag; dagen blev indledt og afsluttet med den mindeværdige koncert, der blev afholdt i New York City den 8. juni i året for hans død.

Livestream'en indeholdt nogle af LaRouches mest afgørende, historieforandrende interventioner – men for dem, der kender ham og hans arv, ville det være nødvendigt med langt mere end 19 timer til at gense blot en brøkdel af de taler og lektioner han holdt, der ændrede historien. I den henseende var Lyn en ægte videnskabsmand, der altid udfordrede dagens fremherskende antagelser, inklusive sine egne, og udviklede en "højere hypotese".

For dem der begyndte at se med, uanset på hvilket tidspunkt i løbet af den daglange begivenhed, var det "næsten umuligt at løsrive sig", sagde flere af LaRouches medarbejdere, inklusive denne skribent. At tillade sig selv, gennem denne videotur, at tilbringe timer i nærværelse af et sådant sind, var en velkommen og glædelig kontrast til det forræderiske og bedrageriske skuespil, der fandt sted i USA's Senat i den anden rigsretssag mod tidligere præsident Donald Trump; retssagen er endeligt afsluttet med den forventede frifindelse, men fortsætter i pressen.

Lige så foruroligende er de nylige bemærkninger fra ’StratCom’-kommandør Adm. Charles Richard om nødvendigheden af at forberede sig på muligheden for atomkrig samt den fortsatte dæmonisering af Rusland og Kina. Den nye COVID-nødhjælpslov ville af LaRouche blive betragtet som en syg vittighed, og er blot en yderligere bekræftelse af hans 'Triple Curve'-funktion fra 1996, som blev illustreret i dagens næstsidste video.

Selv efter at have set blot et par minutter af Lyndon LaRouche, eller fra andre at have hørt om den dybtgående indflydelse han havde på deres liv, er det klart, at USA lider meget under manglen på en sådan inspirerende ledelse, som LaRouche legemliggjorde i årtier, herunder i særdeleshed gennem sine otte præsidentvalgkampagner. Og USA lider fortsat under hans uretfærdige, femårs fængselsdom som politisk fange, og det faktum, at han den dag i dag ikke er blevet renset og frifundet.

Som Helga Zepp-LaRouche beskrev sin afdøde mand i hendes introduktion til sin videoerklæring for 'LaRouche Legacy Foundation, så udviklede Lyndon LaRouche fra starten af en analyse af, på den ene side hvad der gik galt med systemet, og på den anden side den nødvendige løsning: "Jeg tror, at en af de vigtigste opfattelser var, at han i 1975 for første gang præsenterede en omfattende idé om, hvordan et sådant nyt verdensøkonomisk system skulle se ud: Den internationale Udviklingsbank – ideen om, at der skulle være en overførsel af teknologi til en værdi af 200 mia. dollar hvert år til at overvinde underudvikling gennem store projekter. Denne idé greb øjeblikkeligt om sig. I 1976 traf de ”Alliancefrie landes Bevægelse” på deres sidste konference i Colombo grundlæggende en mere eller mindre endelig beslutning om vedtagelsen af denne politik, ord for ord.

"I de følgende år arbejdede Lyn sammen med Indira Gandhi og med López Portillo om disse idéer. Jeg synes, det er en meget rig historie. Vi rejste i disse årtier til mere end fyrre lande. Vi mødtes med ledere fra praktisk taget hvert eneste land på planeten. Fra min egen erfaring kan jeg forsikre jer om, at alle disse mennesker så på Lyn med et utroligt håb om, hvad USA kunne være".

Videoen kan ses her




Se en videomaraton, der fejrer Lyndon LaRouches liv og arbejde i dag den 12. februar

Se en videomaraton, der fejrer Lyndon LaRouches liv og arbejde i dag den 12. februar

Til minde om Lyndon LaRouches bortgang den 12. februar 2019, inviterer vi dig til at stifte bekendtskab med, eller gense, LaRouche, et sind og en personlighed som var et af ​​de største genier i de sidste 100 år.

Genialitet uden skønhed er slet ikke genialt.

Deltag i vores LaRouche-maraton, og tag dine venner med, både store og små. Den 24-timers videomaraton begynder kl. 12 dansk tid.




Samarbejde imod COVID-pandemien og i rummet bevæger
menneskeheden mod et nyt anti-Davos-paradigme.
Schiller Instituttets ugentlige webcast med
Helga Zepp-LaRouche den 4. februar 2021

Schiller Instituttets ugentlige webcast med Helga Zepp-LaRouche den 4. februar 2021, kan også ses her:

 

Mens det globale oligarkiske etablissement i London følger en politik, der sigter mod at påtvinge et globalt diktatur af bankdirektører og indlede nye krige, fremhævede Helga Zepp-LaRouche, hvad hun optimistisk beskrev, som "babyskridt" hen imod et nyt paradigme, baseret på videnskabeligt samarbejde mellem suveræne stater. I sin ugentlige dialog pegede hun på aftaler indgået imellem Rusland og Kina på den ene side og nationer i Europa – inklusive Tyskland – og Sydamerika, om at levere COVID-19-vacciner, som bevis for, at der er bevægelse mod at realisere hendes opfordring til at udvikle et "globalt sundhedssystem", som den eneste måde at besejre pandemien, og forhindre udbrud af andre pandemier i fremtiden. Hun talte også om den spændende udsigt til, at tre nationer – De forenede arabiske Emirater, USA og Kina – har Mars-missioner, der når planeten i løbet af de næste uger i februar.

Denne positive udvikling stillede Helga Zepp-LaRouche i modsætning til de dystre udsigter, der blev præsenteret i Davos, da finansoligarker desperat forsøgte at påtvinge en grøn finansiel boble for at redde deres kollapsende system; med EU's manglende evne til at håndtere pandemien og den økonomiske krise, kendetegnet ved udsigten til en Draghi-regering i Italien; og med regimeskiftsoperationer rettet mod Rusland omkring Navalny-affæren og mod Kina med Atlanterhavsrådets hvidbog, "Det længere telegram (The Longer Telegram)", der anvender den geopolitiske metode, som førte til den langvarige kolde krig mod Sovjetunionen, hvilket kunne provokere en atomkrig i dag.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche talte også om den dysfunktionelle polarisering af den amerikanske politiske scene med rigsretssagen i Senatet planlagt til næste uge. Hun beskrev Nancy Pelosi, flertalsleder i Repræsentanternes Hus, og andre som folk, der er "gået grassat", især med deres ubehagelige hævngerrighed overfor Trump og hans tilhængere.

Disse babyskridt hen imod samarbejde kan danne grundlag for at fremprovokere en nødvendig "ændring i tænkningen" på verdensplan for at bryde ud af det farlige paradigme skabt af City of London og dets allierede i USA og Vesteuropa.

Mens det globale oligarkiske etablissement i London følger en politik, der sigter mod at påtvinge et globalt diktatur af bankdirektører og indlede nye krige, fremhævede Helga Zepp-LaRouche, hvad hun optimistisk beskrev, som "babyskridt" hen imod et nyt paradigme, baseret på videnskabeligt samarbejde mellem suveræne stater. I sin ugentlige dialog pegede hun på aftaler indgået imellem Rusland og Kina på den ene side og nationer i Europa – inklusive Tyskland – og Sydamerika, om at levere COVID-19-vacciner, som bevis for, at der er bevægelse mod at realisere hendes opfordring til at udvikle et "globalt sundhedssystem", som den eneste måde at besejre pandemien, og forhindre udbrud af andre pandemier i fremtiden. Hun talte også om den spændende udsigt til, at tre nationer – De forenede arabiske Emirater, USA og Kina – har Mars-missioner, der når planeten i løbet af de næste uger i februar.

Denne positive udvikling stillede Helga Zepp-LaRouche i modsætning til de dystre udsigter, der blev præsenteret i Davos, da finansoligarker desperat forsøgte at påtvinge en grøn finansiel boble for at redde deres kollapsende system; med EU's manglende evne til at håndtere pandemien og den økonomiske krise, kendetegnet ved udsigten til en Draghi-regering i Italien; og med regimeskiftsoperationer rettet mod Rusland omkring Navalny-affæren og mod Kina med Atlanterhavsrådets hvidbog, "Det længere telegram (The Longer Telegram)", der anvender den geopolitiske metode, som førte til den langvarige kolde krig mod Sovjetunionen, hvilket kunne provokere en atomkrig i dag.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche talte også om den dysfunktionelle polarisering af den amerikanske politiske scene med rigsretssagen i Senatet planlagt til næste uge. Hun beskrev Nancy Pelosi, flertalsleder i Repræsentanternes Hus, og andre som folk, der er "gået grassat", især med deres ubehagelige hævngerrighed overfor Trump og hans tilhængere.

Disse babyskridt hen imod samarbejde kan danne grundlag for at fremprovokere en nødvendig "ændring i tænkningen" på verdensplan for at bryde ud af det farlige paradigme skabt af City of London og dets allierede i USA og Vesteuropa.

 

Billede: Mars Rover. Licens: CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication




Video: En mere perfekt union gennem modsætningernes sammenfald:
Martin Luther King og det amerikanske præsidentskab (opdateret 20/1)

De tragiske begivenheder den 6. januar 2021 ved Capitol, Kongres-bygningen, i USA har overskygget de omstændigheder, der gik forud herfor – et langvarigt
sammenbrud af offentlighedens tillid til regeringens institutioner, herunder valgprocessen. Denne mistillid er epidemisk i hele den transatlantiske
sektor, og har skabt en strategisk ustabilitet der bekymrer hele verden. Den fortsatte manglende evne til at samarbejde med Rusland, Kina, Indien og
andre nationer – nationer der er styret af ideer, som på forskellige måder afviger fra vores egne – for at vende de tåbelige økonomiske betingelser og
mislykkede politik, der gjorde Covid-19-truslen til en global pandemi, vil, hvis ikke situationen vendes, snart vælte hver eneste regering i den
transatlantiske verden.

Når man står over for en eksistentiel trussel, er det enhver borgers pligt i en fri republik at gøre som Benjamin Franklin og Martin Luther King – at
skabe en mere perfekt union.

Denne begivenhed, den 18. januar, finder sted i weekenden, årsdagene, til minde om to fødselsdage. Grundlæggende fader, Benjamin Franklin, den førende
videnskabsmand i det attende århundrede og den intellektuelle leder af Den amerikanske Uafhængighedskrig, formanede sin eftertid, at de havde fået “en
republik, hvis I kan bevare den”. Præsten Dr. Martin Luther King, Amerikas førende talsmand i det 20. århundrede for opfyldelsen af USA’s forfatning
gennem ikkevoldelig direkte handling, forsøgte at gøre dette og lykkedes med det.

Nu er det vores tur. Lad os benytte denne dobbelt betydningsfulde lejlighed til at afvise giftig partipolitik til fordel for en afmålt, nøgtern
undersøgelse af de alvorlige krænkelser af den nationale tillid, der ikke alene er blevet påstået, men også dokumenteret af dem i vores nation, der
ofte ikke har en stemme.

Introduktion:
“Uretfærdighed ét sted er en trussel mod retfærdigheden overalt” – Martin Luther King & dagens krise for det amerikanske præsidentembede
Dennis Speed – Schiller Instituttet, New York, New Jersey

Skønhed frem for vold: Beethoven, Schiller og ideen om det sublime Helga Zepp-LaRouche – grundlægger og formand for Schiller Instituttet

Kærlighed besejrer had: En Schiller Institut-konference i 1995 om kreativ, Ikke-voldelig direkte handling (videouddrag med borgerrettighedslederne pastor James Bevel og pastor Wade
Watts)

Dialog: “Du har ikke omvendt en mand, bare fordi du har lukket munden på ham” – Den dybere betydning af det digitale oligarkis undertrykkelse af
tanker Medlemmer af Schiller Instituttets Internationale undersøgelseskommission om sandfærdighed i forbindelse med valg

Panel debat:
“Sandhed og forsoning: For et borgerudvalg om sandfærdige valg”
Deltagerne vil diskutere de sidste to årtiers utilfredshed med og dysfunktion i den amerikanske valgproces, der kulminerede i krisen i 2020.
Spørgsmålet fra Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: ”Hvor går vi hen herfra: Kaos eller samfund”? er diskussionens udgangspunkt.

Spørgerunde

Hvornår:
18. januar 2021




Webcast den 9. januar 2020 med Helga Zepp-LaRouche, m.fl.: om angrebet på kongresbygningen:
Hvordan skal man tænke på menneskeheden i en krisetid.

Helga Zepp-LaRouches tale:

 

Hele programmet med taler af bl.a. Harley Schlanger:

As with September 11, 2001, the strategic realities of world politics were suddenly altered by the violent suppression of the challenge to the results of the United States Presidential elections on January 6.

However the attack on the Capitol actually occurred, the response to the attack, in the form of new draft bills calling for the re-impeachment of President Trump (despite the fact that Trump’s term ends in only twelve days;) the statement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that “Trump gave Putin the greatest gift” through the lethal attack; and Pelosi’s letter imploring the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Mark Milley, to, in effect, illegally assume the powers of the Presidency with respect to thermonuclear war, have worsened everything, and only further alarmed all responsible world leaders. A higher concept of humanity, and therefore a higher concept of self-government, must now guide the American Republic, and the world. These concepts exist, and were often discussed by the late economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche. Today, Schiller Institute founder and chairman Helga Zepp-LaRouche, joined by Harley Schlanger and Diane Sare, will discuss how any citizen, anywhere in the world, who seeks to reverse the impending doom being brought about by the failed trans-Atlantic “world order,” should one think in this time of crisis.




Opbygning af en massebevægelse for at imødegå systemets sammenbrud.
Schiller Instituttets ugentlige webcast med Helga Zepp-LaRouche den 16. december 2020

Helga Zepp LaRouche understregede i sin tale ved det fjerde panel af Schiller Instituttets nylige internationale videokonference betydningen af det spørgsmål, som Jacques Cheminade, tidligere præsidentkandidat i Frankrig, stillede i sin konferencetale. Cheminade spurgte: “Hvorfor er der ingen massebevægelse til at imødegå den nuværende globale krise?”

I sin gennemgang af udviklingen i den sidste uge – fra den igangværende kamp for at omstøde valgsvindel i USA, optrapningen af anti-Rusland, anti-Kina-aktioner fra det samme netværk bag den falske Russiagate, og aggressive tiltag for at pålægge den ”globale nulstilling” (global reset), Zepp-LaRouche kom tilbage til vigtigheden af at skabe en kulturel renæssance for at løse det igangværende systemiske sammenbrud. Det er afgørende, at vi tager rådet fra hendes afdøde mand, Lyndon LaRouche, om at “Tænke som Beethoven”, så vi kan stige op til det niveau af tænkning, som er nødvendigt for at overvinde hvad der ellers bliver en krise, som truer menneskehedens overlevelse. Hun opfordrede folk til at fejre Beethovens 250-års fødselsdag (den 16. december) ved at lytte til hans musik, se Schiller Instituttets videokonference og derefter slutte sig til Schiller Instituttet for at bevæge menneskeheden ind i et nyt paradigme.




Live streaming 24-timers Beethoven 250 års fødselsdag fest! 16.-17. december

Videoarkivet bliver klart om 2 dage. Klik her på FFRCC’s hjemmeside.

Vi inviterer dig til at nyde en 24-timers international fejring af Ludwig van Beethoven, fra den 16.-17. december 2020, datoen for hans 250 års fødselsdag. Fejringen blev præsenteret af Schiller Instituttets Venner, The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture (Fond for genoplivning af klassisk kultur). Deltag! De delte hilsner fra hele verden; videohyldest af forskellige typer; og for det meste hans herlige musik, der fejrer hans sind, kunstneriske vision og mission. Det var levende arrangeret med særlige gæster, kommentarer og sjældne optagelser af Beethovens værker.

”Jeg vil tage skæbnen i kraven; den vil aldrig bøje mig helt efter dens vilje.”
– Ludwig van Beethoven




I en verden rystet af kriser, deltag i vores internationale videokonference for at diskutere løsninger!
Schiller Instituttets ugentlige webcast med Helga Zepp-LaRouche den 9. december 2020

I en forsmag på, hvad der vil være i fokus på Schiller Instituttets konference denne weekend, understregede Helga Zepp-LaRouche i dag under sin ugentlige dialog, at et underliggende tema vil være at tage fat på den “forkerte metodiske tankegang”, som kendetegner de fleste politiske diskussioner i den vestlige verden. Man kan ikke løse problemer ved at anvende den samme fejlagtige metode, som var årsagen til disse problemer. Derfor er det så vigtigt at studere de bedste tænkere fra fortiden, der iværksatte kulturelle renæssancer og videnskabelige revolutioner – såsom Nicolaus Cusanus, Leibniz og Lyndon LaRouche – for at finde løsninger på de farlige kriser, der truer med at ødelægge civilisationen i dag.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche præsenterede de vigtigste emner, som vil blive diskuteret i løbet af de fire konferencepaneler.

Du kan tilmelde dig konferencen her for at modtage linkene og opdateringer.

Du kan også bare se YouTube-videoerne her.

 

Afskrift på engelsk: 

HARLEY SCHLANGER: Hello, I’m Harley Schlanger. Welcome to our weekly webcast and dialogue with Helga Zepp-LaRouche. It’s Dec. 9, 2020.

As most of you already know, there’s tremendous chaos in the world: The U.S. election has not yet been decided. There are legal cases; there are ongoing investigations. And worldwide, there’s a significant amount of chaos, with threats of war, efforts to try to contain China coming from NATO and certain crazed circles of warmongers in the United States. In the midst of this, the Schiller Institute is going to be holding a conference to present some solutions to the world, to address the cause of these crises and some solutions. The conference is titled, “The World after the U.S. Election: Creating a World Based on Reason.” Helga, why don’t you give us a little sense of what this conference is about, and why people should go to https://schillerinstitute.com and sign up to participate. It’s an online conference, this Saturday and Sunday. So, Helga, go ahead.

HELGA ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Well, the other title, or the concept of the conference is a notion coming from Nikolaus of Cusa. Many people don’t know who he is, but he is actually the most important thinker in Europe in the 15th century, and he is generally regarded to be the father of modern science and also the father of the modern nation-state, and this will be discussed at the conference. But he has developed a method of thinking called “the coincidence of opposites,” and that is the approach we want to take to all four panels, because I think, while you can discuss many of the problems of the world, ranging from the COVID crisis, the hunger crisis, all of these strategic crises, the main problem is that most people look at these things with a wrong method of thinking, in a nominalist way, in a positivist way, on the level of sense-certainty, what their feelings are. But, to find a solution to these problems requires a different method of thinking, namely, the coincidence of opposites, that the human mind’s reason is able to create a solution on a higher level than the level on which the problems developed. This was also Albert Einstein’s view, who basically famously said, you can never find a solution to a problem on the same level where it developed.

And the whole idea is that we have to find a way of establishing a level of reason so that all the many problems which the world is faced with right now can actually be addressed and solved.

Now, after having made that short preface, the first panel of this conference will be the strategic implication of the U.S. election and everything which is happening around it. If you go by the Western mainstream media, and it does not really make a difference between the U.S. media and the European media, you would think this election is settled, that Trump is just making a lot of trouble by not accepting a foregone conclusion that Biden won. But we know that the situation is very much different: I mean, first of all, despite the fact that many of the court cases and suits were rejected, there is a new one, which I think is quite significant, and that is that the state of Texas is suing the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania — some of the swing states — that there were so many irregularities that they are demanding that these elections be repeated.

Now, we don’t know yet what the Supreme Court will do, but the reality is, and since we have been following this situation not in a passive way, but in a very active way: We had on Nov. 28 an International Investigative Commission for Truth in Elections (https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2020/11/28/international-investigative-commission-on-truth-in-elections/); they formed an opinion, and they came to the conclusion that there were so many irregularities, there were thousands of people who made affidavits that they saw unbelievable amounts of manipulations; there is a famous video where you actually see where basically ballot stuffing is going on; then there are all these allegations that the voting machines were rigged and many states bought these machines so that the upcoming election could be rigged. All of these things are out there, and since everybody knows that if there is not a fair election possible in the United States, you can really kiss democracy good-bye in the rest of the world, because if the most powerful country in the world can have such an incredible situation, what about all the small states around the world?

This will be the issue in the first panel, and many other issues will go into it. We will discuss the urgent need, there are these appeals to President Trump that he must use the time he still has — no matter what comes out of the election — to pardon Assange, whose life is in great danger. He’s sitting in jail in Belmarsh, in Great Britain, where there is a COVID outbreak, so he is already weakened, and he must be immediately brought to the United States, but with guarantees for his life by the President himself. Also Snowden should be pardoned. And they have a lot to say about the background to Russiagate, the background of this coup; this will all be discussed, and, naturally also, the role of the prosecution against my late husband, Lyndon LaRouche, because he was gone after, by the same apparatus as what we see now in motion against President Trump, he said if this is not stopped, nobody is safe. And he was a presidential candidate, and they threw against him the entire apparatus of the military-industrial complex, or what people call the “deep state”: this is really the Anglo-American intelligence community which is acting right now against Trump.

So that is still a question which must be resolved and it’s simply a question of justice. And I think there will be a lot of discussion in this first panel, which really bears on the future of the entire world, because the outcome of that will be decisively a question of war and peace.

SCHLANGER: A very important aspect of that the very technologies, the cyber-technologies which are being investigated as possibly involved in rigging the election, are controlled by the same networks that ran Russiagate! That operated against President Trump in his effort to change from the post-Cold War order of the neocons and neoliberals, into a different kind of relationship with Russia and China. And so, in a sense, the first panel will then be followed directly by a second panel which will take up the question of the implications of the vote fraud: Why was this done against Trump? Who was doing it? And what kind of world order are they trying to create, and how it is that we can create a new strategic architecture to escape the danger of World War III. I think this is a crucial aspect of the first panel and the second panel representing a kind of unity, don’t you, Helga?

ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Yes, because the second panel will discuss the strategic crisis which everybody should know is really severe. And while Trump clearly has made some things which have been very upsetting, like his blaming of China for the coronavirus, which is not supported by scientific facts at all, nevertheless — and I know the Chinese by now are quite infuriated about all the accusations against them, so it may look like relations between the United States and China have soured quite a bit; but, if you know the actual apparatus which would be coming into the White House with Biden, these are all people, or many people who have already been in the Obama Administration and have a profile of the endless wars, the interventionist wars, the confrontation with Russia and China. So, while the Trump situation may not look so good as it looked at the beginning of his administration in respect to China, I still think the possibility that they would resolve this is much better with Trump.

And everybody who is not ideologically completely prejudiced, should really understand that the world is in such a terrible crisis — you have hunger, you have epidemic, you have a blowout of the financial system pending — that to solve all of these problems does require that the two largest economies of the world work together: The United States and China. And right now, you have the entire move by NATO into the Indo-Pacific, trying to encircle China, encircle Russia. So there’s the modernization of nuclear weapons going on. And all of that means that we are really in a very dangerous situation which could go out of control at any moment.

Then, the whole motion by the central banks to eliminate the last remnants of sovereignty from governments by going for the so-called “Great Reset,” meaning they want to create a “post-corona crisis world” by digitalizing all the currencies, by computerizing all payments, which basically would mean they will really do what the bankers in Jackson Hole were discussing in 2019, more than a year ago, that they want to shift the power of control entirely to the central banks, even more than it has been up to now.

Now, we have solutions against that which were defined by my late husband, Lyndon LaRouche: We have to have a totally new credit system, and we need to go back to a Glass-Steagall separation of the banks; we need a New Bretton Woods, as it was intended by Franklin D. Roosevelt, and we need to have a new security architecture. So that will be all discussed by very important experts from different countries in the second panel. So in a certain sense, while the first panel discusses why is this election brawl in the United States so fierce; the second panel will give you the strategic background of why all of this is happening.

SCHLANGER: I’m speaking with Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the founder of the Schiller Institute, about a conference the Schiller Institute is sponsoring this weekend, the 12th and 13th of December. It’s online, you can register for it. It’s up on the screen right now, (https://schillerinstitute.nationbuilder.com/conference_20201121), or go to https://schillerinstitute.com to do so. And as Helga is emphasizing, this conference will be offering solutions, not just throwing up our hands, saying “everything’s chaotic.”

Now, the third panel is I think one of the more important for that, because, we’re seeing a continuation of problems that predate the coronavirus in terms of the collapse of healthcare systems, not just in the developing sector, but in the advanced sector; and also the spread of hunger in what used to be the colonial area of the world, so that the World Food Program director is warning of 30 million or maybe 70 million people dying of hunger if steps are not taken right now.

But Helga, there seem to be people of good will and good conscience who are stepping forward to address this, and some of them will be addressing the conference.

ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Yes, this is a very important initiative, called the “Committee of the Coincidence of Opposites.” This was à proposal I launched already in June. The idea is that in order to find a solution to the problems you mentioned, you have to bring the different social groups together, like the farmers: It is an outrage that U.S. farmers have top harvests, but they cannot deliver it to the places where the food is needed! The farmers go bankrupt because the cartels prevent them from getting the kind of price they need, and that has to be remedied.

So there is right now a world famine! The head of the World Food Program, David Beasley has just corrected his previous prognosis that there would be the danger of 30 million people dying. He said, if there is not a dramatic change, the danger is that in 2021, there will be 270 million people starving to death. And that is going on already in places like Yemen, Sudan, Northeast Nigeria, and many other places, people are already in immediate danger of starving by the millions! That is not an exaggeration. Naturally, you won’t hear that from the mass media, because they’re busy putting out lies about Trump and the U.S. election, but this is the worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II.

And we want to bring together medical associations, doctors, nurses, medical research facilities, partnerships with Africa; transport medical supplies, but also food. Now, Phillip Tsokolibane, who is a member of the Schiller Institute from South Africa has issued an urgent appeal to President Trump that he must commit the U.S. military to help. Because the logistical problem is so big, there are many countries where you don’t even have dirt roads to the villages, but people are starving and you have to bring all of this aid to the most remote areas of the world.

That will be discussed, and as you say, there are some people who have come forward who want to be part of the solution to that, and we want to create an environment which makes it clear this has to be done, because this is a test of the morality of mankind: Can we act when it would be possible, and actually quite easy to do? So that will be a very, very important panel, right there.

SCHLANGER: And the fourth panel will take up what you raised at the very beginning of our discussion, the method of thinking which enables people to be manipulated. The fact that you have, besides the mass media, the social media, the education system, the role of the military-industrial complex, people have a hard time staying focussed on much of anything. And this is an opportunity to bring up the whole question of culture: This is the Year of Beethoven, the 250th anniversary of his birth, and the theme of “Think Like Beethoven,” is something that Lyndon LaRouche introduced years ago, about how you can elevate the quality of thinking so that you can take in all of these subjects and look for solutions from the standpoint that the universe is coherent, and it’s man’s reason which can guide us.

What do you think will be most important from this fourth panel?

ZEPP-LAROUCHE: Lyndon LaRouche has always said that a society must learn to think like the great composers or the great poets, classical artistic composition. And that is, I think very important, because culture is not some luxury thing that you do, when you have a lot of leisure time, but it’s a way of life, it’s a way how to identify of your own life, and how you look at humanity. The celebration of Beethoven gives a perfect opportunity to really develop this idea of classical composition, of organizing your thoughts like a composer: You have an idea, you develop it, you exhaust it, and you arrive on a higher level, and you conclude it.

This is very different from modern-day talk shows, where one word gives the other, and people have an endless stream of opinions. This is more the Socratic method of finding the truth by exhausting an argument. And naturally, beauty is very important: In this world which is so full of ugliness and distress and violence, all these things which we know in our environment, we have to go back to the most elevated periods of the past, the Greek classic, the Italian renaissance, the German classical period, and other great periods of human history, and find in each society the most advanced ideas and then have those communicate with each other in order to create a new renaissance.

I think this is eminently possible, and it’s very important that, especially the young people are involved in discussing this. Because if the youth are elevated, the future of humanity is beautiful; if the youth are bogged down in suicides and dope addiction, and violent videogames, and all of these things, nothing positive can come out of it, so we will try to have young people also discuss the merits of Shakespeare, of music, especially Beethoven, naturally, but also Schiller and other great ideas.

So I think the last panel is very important, because it will give you the kind of moral outlook which only can come from truth, beauty, and the good. And that was always the basis for great periods in history, because you have to know what at least the unity is of the good, the beautiful, and the truthful because that is the key to all other areas.

SCHLANGER: And of course, being able to break out of the group-think that’s imposed by the media and social media is key to freeing yourself so you can be creative, and that’s the basis for happiness.

So that’s this weekend, and it’s extremely timely, because it’ll be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, just before Monday, when the Electoral College is supposed to meet. And of course, that’s not definitive now, what’s going to come out of that. But for us to have clear-headed, creative capabilities unleashed by this conference will help us deal with whatever comes up, starting on Dec. 14th.

So, Helga, just again, appealing to all of our viewers to sign up, and organize others to join the conference, to be able to participate. Helga will be there in most of the panels; I will be participating. But it’s important that you realize this is an opportunity for you to prepare yourself to function as a true citizen, both a patriot of your country and as Schiller talked about, a citizen of the world.

Helga, anything else you want to add?

ZEPP-LAROUCHE: No. I hope to hear from you on the weekend.

SCHLANGER: OK! We’ll see you this weekend, and then we’ll be back again next week, with our regular, weekly dialogue.




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Begynder enten kl. 15 eller 16 dansk tid. Mere senere.

Tilmelding her.

Denne konference finder sted tre uger efter det amerikanske valg, en tid til at omdefinere hvordan de presserende udfordringer, som menneskeheden står overfor kan og må konfronteres. Vi må indse det absolut akutte behov for at stoppe den voksende hungersnød – beskrevet af David Beasley, tidligere guvernør af South Carolina og administrerende direktør for Verdensfødevareprogrammet, som værende af bibelske dimensioner – for at redde 30 millioner mennesker fra sultedøden.

Vi må stå sammen om at bygge et globalt sundhedssystem, hvilket vil sige moderne sundhedssystemer i hver eneste nation på kloden.
Og vi må omsider få bugt med underudviklingen i den såkaldte Tredje Verden for at fjerne årsagen til disse katastrofer.

Menneskets historie har nået en afgørende skillevej: Den eneste mulighed for at undgå vores egen selvudryddelse i en ny verdenskrig er endelig at overvinde geopolitisk konfrontation og etablere et nyt paradigme for samarbejde, især blandt atommagterne, om en ny international økonomisk- og sikkerhedsarkitektur.

Vi har brug for en ny økonomisk platform, baseret på de økonomiske principper som Lyndon LaRouche har klarlagt, som anviser vejen til løsninger ved at gøre termonuklear fusion og internationalt samarbejde i rummet til virkelighed.

Det er også tydeligt, at menneskesamfundet kun vil finde de moralske ressourcer til at foretage de nødvendige ændringer, hvis vi skaber en ny renæssance af klassisk kultur og en dialog mellem de forskellige kulturer, ved at fremhæve det bedste menneskeheden hidtil har skabt, som grundlaget for en ny og bedre æra for menneskeheden.

Disse emner vil blive diskuteret af fremragende eksperter fra hele verden.




Videokonferencen onsdag den 21. oktobert kl. 16:
Kina og vesten ansigt til ansigt: rivalisering eller samarbejde

På engslek:

The direction of relations between China and the West may well be the decisive issue that determines the future of all mankind – from economics to politics to culture. And yet those relations today are characterized by rising tensions.

Cátedra China and the Schiller Institute are hosting an international videoconference dialogue on this subject, because we firmly believe that the current slide into rivalry and disagreement must be stopped before it is too late. China and the West are part of a “community with a shared future for mankind,” and it is essential to learn about, share, and promote the best in each of our respective cultures. The joint efforts that will come from such a dialogue, and its adoption by leading political figures and governments in the West, are the key to working together to solve the existential crises facing all mankind, including the current COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic crisis.

We invite you to participate in an in-depth dialogue with leading international experts in the field. There will be participants from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, the United States, and various countries in Latin America. The event will also be broadcast live over YouTube.

Moderator: Rosa Cervera, President of Cátedra China, architect, professor at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).

Speakers: 

— Yao Fei, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Spain: “China’s View”

— Michele Geraci, former Italian Undersecretary of State for Economic Development.

— Marcelo Muñoz, Founder and President Emeritus, Cátedra China, Spain: “China and the West: Two Worlds”

— Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder and President, Schiller Institute, Germany: “Confucius and Schiller: the Aesthetic Education of Man”

— Dr. Ángel Álvarez, Dr. Engineer, Cátedra China, Spain: “China’s Weaknesses in ICT in View of the Current Conflict with the U.S.”

— Jacques Cheminade, President of Solidarité & Progrès, France: “Economic Coexistence to Overcome Geopolitics”

 




Schiller Instituttets videokonference for unge lørdag den 26. september 2020 kl. 16 dansk tid:
Verdens valg: Udrydelse eller LaRouches æra. Unge kan deltage aktivt via Zoom.
Alle kan se konferencen via YouTube.

Vær med på Schiller Instituttets eksemplarisk online-konference, for studerende og unge over hele verden. Deltagerne får mulighed for at gå i dialog med Helga Zepp-LaRouche og andre fremtrædende paneldeltagere.

Unge: Tilmelding for at deltage aktivt via Zoom:
https://schillerinstitute.nationbuilder.com/sept_26_conf

Hvor ville menneskeheden være i dag, hvis Lyndon LaRouche – og hans ideer – ikke var blevet uretfærdigt fængslet, gennem det der er blevet beskrevet som “bevidst og systematisk embeds- og magtmisbrug” og et “tragisk justitsmord”? Hvis hans ideer var blevet hørt uden fordomme i den nationale og internationale politisk debat, havde vi måske allerede udviklet en videnskabelig koloni på Månen, udryddet fattigdom for altid og mestret fusionskraft, hvilket ville have ført til en global økonomisk og videnskabelig renæssance. I dag er behovet for hans frifindelse måske mere presserende end nogensinde.

Schiller Institute indkaldte til en ekstraordinær online-konference for at diskutere LaRouches frifindelse. Deltagerne var unge fra mere end 25 lande fra alle verdensdele. Sagen om LaRouches frifindelse blev præsenteret for dem af nogle af dem, der kender allermest til den;
LaRouches enke, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, ledere, der kæmpede for hans prøveløsladelse og efterfølgende frifindelse – Jozef Mikloško, tidligere vicepremierminister for den tjekkiske og slovakiske føderale republik; Marino Elsevyf, advokat i den Dominikanske Republik; og Theo Mitchell, tidligere statssenator fra North Carolina – samt LaRouches kollegaer, som blev sendt i fængsel sammen med ham, Paul Gallagher og Dennis Small.
Videoklip af LaRouches ledende advokat, Odin Anderson, den tidligere statsadvokat Ramsey Clark og Lyndon LaRouche selv, som alle vidnede i LaRouche-sagen ved de “uafhængige høringer om misbrug af det amerikanske justitsministerium” i 1995, udpenslede de forbrydelser, der var blevet begået.

Programmet på engelsk:
Panel 1: “The World Needs the Exoneration of Lyndon LaRouche”
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder and Chairman, Schiller Institute

– Jozef Mikloško, Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic
– Marino Elsevyf, Attorney-at-Law, Dominican Republic, Member of 1995 MLK Tribunal
– Paul Gallagher, EIR Economics Editor, Former Political Prisoner
– Dennis Small, EIR Ibero-American Editor, Former Political Prisoner

Panel 2: LaRouches idéer præsenteret af unge:
“Videnskab, kultur og store projekter i en global renæssance”

Talere:

– Yao Fei, Ministerråd for Folkerepublikken Kinas ambassade i Spanien: “Kinas syn”.
– Michele Geraci, tidligere italiensk viceminister for økonomisk udvikling.
– Marcelo Muñoz, grundlægger og præsident emeritus, Cátedra Kina, Spanien: “Kina og Vesten: To verdener”.
– Helga Zepp-LaRouche, grundlægger og præsident, Schiller Instituttet, Tyskland: “Konfutse og Schiller: menneskets æstetiske uddannelse”.
– Dr. Ángel Álvarez, ingeniør, Cátedra Kina, Spanien: “Kinas svagheder i informations- og kommunikationsteknologi i lyset af den aktuelle konflikt med USA”.
– Jacques Cheminade, præsident for Solidarité & Progrès, Frankrig: “Økonomisk sameksistens for at overvinde geopolitik”.

Præsentationer om:

• Verdenslandbroen: udryd fattigdom for altid.

• Tunnellen under Bering-strædet: Forbind verdens kontinenter

• En alliance blandt præsidenter: LaRouches plan for Latinamerika

• LaRouches plan for Afrika: springet ind i et nyt paradigme

• Europas udvikling og en mission for de unge

• Johannes Kepler og sansernes dårskab

• Tænk som Beethoven!

• Kreativitet i en tid med kunstig intelligens

• Alexander Hamilton, LaRouche og kreditsystemet




Schiller Instituttets videokonference
PANEL II (Lørdag d. 6. sept. 21:00 – 24:00 dansk tid):
Videnskabens rolle i skabelsen af menneskehedens fremtid

1. Jason Ross (USA), videnskabsrådgiver ved Schiller Instituttet

2. Dr. Bernard Bigot (Frankrig), generaldirektør for den internationale termonukleare eksperimentelle reaktor (ITER), tidligere direktør for den franske kommission for alternativ energi og atomenergi (CEA)

3. Sergey Pulinets (Rusland), Principal Research Scientist, Space Research Institute, Det Russiske Videnskabsakademi

4. Dr. Stephen O. Dean (USA), præsident, Fusion Power Associates (10)

5. Michael Paluszek (USA), Princeton Satellite Systems

6. Philip Tsokolibane (South Africa), head of LaRouche South Africa

7. Dr. Kelvin Kemm (South Africa), CEO, Stratek Business Strategy Consultants, former board chairman, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

6. Spørgsmål og svar




Det næste Hiroshima inden november? Vi har brug for en verdensorden for fred!
 Af Schiller Instituttets stifter og internationale præsident Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Den 8. august 2020. Jeg slår alarm! De fleste af vore samtidige undervurderer den eskalerende amerikanske kampagne mod Kina, og kinesiske analytikere frygter, at det kan føre til en militær konflikt inden det amerikanske præsidentvalg i november. Den tidligere australske premierminister Kevin Rudd advarer i en artikel i Foreign Affairs med den skæbnesvangre titel: »Pas på »augusts kanoner« – i Asien«, med en klar henvisning til udbruddet af Første Verdenskrig: »Det engang utænkelige resultat – egentlig væbnet konflikt mellem USA og Kina – ser nu ud til at være muligt for første gang siden afslutningen af Korea-krigen. Vi står med andre ord overfor udsigten til – ikke kun en ny kold krig, men også en varm krig«. [1] Den nuværende australske premierminister Scott Morrison deler denne frygt for, at krig mellem USA og Kina, der »tidligere var utænkeligt og endog ikke blev anset som et muligt eller sandsynligt udfald«, ikke længere betragtes således«.

Den samme bekymring kommer også fra russisk side: På 75-årsdagen for brugen af atomvåben i Hiroshima advarer den russiske udenrigsminister Lavrov mod en ændring i den amerikanske militære doktrin, der nu betragter atomvåben som »anvendelige«.

Blot 75 år efter afslutningen af Anden Verdenskrig, der efterlod store dele af verden i ruiner, hvordan har verden kunnet nå frem til dette punkt med potentiel udryddelse? For det ville være følgen af den tredje, termonukleare verdenskrig. Det startede med metoden til »Schrecklichkeit« (afskrækkelse), med demonstrationen af en så frygtelig handling, at man overbeviser en potentiel modstander om, at han alene kan redde sig ved ubetinget underkastelse.

Lyndon LaRouche havde allerede fordømt denne brug af atomvåben som militært unødvendig for 25 år siden, i en kommentar til 50-årsdagen for Hiroshima og Nagasaki. Japan var blevet besejret for længe siden og havde undersøgt muligheden for en overgivelse og en afslutning på krigen så hurtigt som muligt gennem forhandlinger mellem kejser Hirohito og Giovanni Montini, som var daværende sekretær for pave Pius XII og senere blev pave Paul VI. Disse rapporter, som LaRouche modtog gennem samtidige vidner, er nu blevet bekræftet af dokumenter, der er tilgængelige i Nationalarkivet i Washington, og rejser spørgsmålet, om det ikke er på høje tid, at denne uhørte handling behandles og diskuteres som en ekstraordinær krigsforbrydelse. Denne handling, der blev begået med Storbritanniens godkendelse, og på baggrund af hvilken mere end 200.000 mennesker, for det meste civile, omkom, mens utallige flere efterfølgende led og døde.

»Der var ikke behov for en militær invasion af de japanske øer. Der var ingen militær grund til at smide disse atomvåben på to byer, Hiroshima og Nagasaki, for Japan var blevet fuldstændig besejret; der var kun et britisk geopolitisk motiv, som næsten ikke havde noget at gøre med Japan som sådan«, skrev LaRouche. [2]

Krigen var praktisk talt forbi. Japan blev afskåret fra sine forsyningslinjer af den amerikanske marineblokade og den russiske besættelse af Korea og det nordlige Kina. »I denne situation«, understregede den russiske udenrigsminister Lavrov, »var USA’s atombombning faktisk bare en magtdemonstration og en test af kernevåbnenes virkning på civile«. Scott Ritter, tidligere FN-våbeninspektør i Irak, skrev i en kommentar til denne årsdag, at Trumans inderkreds, inklusive udenrigsminister James Byrnes og krigsminister Henry Stimson, gik ind for anvendelsen af atomvåben, fordi de troede, at det ville hjælpe med at skræmme Sovjetunionen fra en fremtidig krig.

Afskrækkelse som metode
Bag dette lå hele strategien, som HG Wells gentagne gange havde understreget, allerede før Anden Verdenskrig, og som Bertrand Russell offentliggjorde i sin artikel i 1946: »Atombomben og krigsforebyggelsen«, nemlig at gøre oplevelsen af krig så forfærdelig, at enhver mulig modstander, og især Sovjetunionen, kunne tvinges til at opgive sin suverænitet og underkaste sig en verdensregering.

Ritter citerer også direktøren for Manhattan-projektet, der fremstillede de to atomvåben, general Leslie Groves, som sagde til de involverede forskere: »Formålet med hele projektet var at underkue russerne«. Så det handlede ikke om at redde menneskeliv og afslutte krigen i Stillehavet på den mest humane måde, som den tidligere, officielle version om Hiroshima og Nagasaki har hævdet, men som teoretikeren for inddæmningspolitikken mod Sovjetunionen, George Kennan, har udtrykt det, handlede det om at organisere efterkrigstiden »i vores billede«.

I en artikel i Los Angeles Times den 5. august opfordrede Gar Alperovitz til en »ærlig national samtale« om den skæbnesvangre første brug af atomvåben, som »fortsat truer vores overlevelse.« [3] Hvad, der virkelig er behov for, er en international debat, der inkluderer Churchills dominerende rolle i forhold til Truman, samt de anglofile kredse omkring Averell Harriman.
Det er ikke en akademisk øvelse at identificere hensigten bag den oprindelige brug af atomvåben mod civilbefolkningen, eftersom det ser ud til, at det nuværende amerikanske etablissement er vendt tilbage til at bruge »afskrækkelse« som en metode til at fremme dets interesser, ikke kun mod Kina.

Hvad skal det ellers betyde, når de tre amerikanske senatorer, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton og Ron Johnson, skriver i et brev til ledelsen af havnene i Sassnitz og Mukran på den tyske ø Rügen, at de enten afslutter samarbejdet med Northstream 2-gasledningen, eller USA vil træffe foranstaltninger, der ødelægger havnenes økonomiske levedygtighed. Rørledningen er allerede 90 procent færdig og er vigtig for energiforsyningen ikke kun i Tyskland men også i andre dele af Europa, men i brevet siges det: »Sanktionerne er obligatoriske, og der vil ikke blive lagt fingre imellem i forhold til at håndhæve dem… Hvis I fortsætter med at levere varer, tjenester og støtte til Nord Stream-projektet, herunder ved at stille [rørlægningsskibe] Fortuna og Akademik Cherskiy til rådighed, vil I ødelægge den fremtidige økonomiske levedygtighed af jeres virksomhed«. [4]

Hvis det er tonen, når man taler til de såkaldte »allierede«, hvad skal lande så tænke, når USA officielt har erklæret dem for at være »strategiske modstandere« og »fjender«?

Den britiske terroroffensiv
Efter at Pompeo opfordrede til oprettelse af en interna​​tio
nal alliance mod Kina og {de facto} udstedte en opfordring til det kinesiske folk om en opstand mod regeringen, blev indsættelsen af den amerikanske flåde i det Sydkinesiske og det Østkinesiske Hav såvel som amerikanske jagerfly langs den kinesiske kyst forøget. Sundhedsminister Azars besøg i Taiwan provokerede igen Kina. Dette er det højest rangerede besøg fra USA siden 1979 og betragtes af Kina som en klar krænkelse af »ét-Kina-politikken«, som hidtil har været grundlaget for forholdet mellem USA og Kina. Den officielle reaktion fra Beijing var, at besøget bringer freden i fare.
Med Obamas politik om en »akse til Asien« blev udvidelsen af militærbaser i Stillehavsregionen fremskyndet, hvilket i dag repræsenterer en komplet omringning af Kina med over 400 sådanne baser fra Australien til Japan, Korea til Afghanistan og Indien. Forskellige krigsplaner fra Rand Corporation, herunder en med titlen »Krig med Kina: gennemtænk det utænkelige«, konkluderer, at jo før krigen begyndes, jo færre amerikanske tab ville der være. Jo mere Kina kan udvide sin A2AD-kapacitet (’anti-access area denial« er en militær kapabilitet), jo færre vil de kinesiske tab være, hvilket ville reducere den amerikanske evne til at angribe. Amitai Etzioni, som for mange år siden skrev en bog om at undgå krig med Kina, udtrykker bekymring over, at de igangværende krigsforberedelser kunne overbevise Kina om, at et forebyggende angreb for at eliminere dets atomvåben kunne være under forberedelse, hvilket kunne give Kina et frygteligt valg, om hvorvidt man skal angribe først, hvilket ville føre til en atomkrig.

Hvor langt vi er kommet ad denne vej fremgår tydeligt i en artikel af chefredaktøren for Global Times den 7. august. Under overskriften: »Hvis der udbryder krig mellem Kina og USA, hvilken side vil stå stærkest?« diskuterer Hu Xijin spørgsmålet om, hvad der sker, hvis Taiwan, som er en af Kinas kerneinteresser, af USA opfordres til at overskride den røde linje, og der opstår en militær styrkeprøve.

Uanset det faktum, at USA’s samlede militære magt er den stærkeste, er det, der tæller, når det kommer til Kinas kerneinteresser, kombinationen af militær gennemslagskraft, moral og viljen til at kæmpe. Hvem ville være den stærkeste i en krig ved Kinas kyst? Kina ville på ingen måde afgive det første skud, men Kina er godt forberedt på at afgive et andet skud som svar på det første. Når det kommer til Kinas kerneinteresser, vil det ikke bakke ud igen.

Fortællingen, sammenstykket af tidligere MI6-chefer Sir Richard Dearlove og John Sawers, Henry Jackson Society og Niall Ferguson, om, at Kina var ansvarlig for den verdensomspændende spredning af coronavirus-pandemien, var udformet til at bestemme valgtemaerne for det indeværende præsidentvalg i USA. Denne fortælling er sort propaganda beregnet til at tjene som baggrund for den militære konfrontation med Kina.

Løsningen i form af et topmøde
I betragtning af den hidtil usete kombination af kriser, som menneskeheden i øjeblikket står over for, er topmødet med de fem faste medlemmer af FN’s Sikkerhedsråd, der er taget initiativ til af præsident Putin, muligvis den sidste chance for at afvige fra den nuværende selvmordkurs og opnå et nyt højere samarbejdsniveau blandt de atombevæbnede nationer. Dette topmøde må afhjælpe den egentlige årsag til krig – det bankerotte transatlantiske finanssystem – ved at etablere et nyt kreditsystem, et nyt Bretton Woods-system og etablere en ny platform for internationalt samarbejde i bekæmpelsen af pandemien. Dette topmøde må føre til en fredelig orden, der begynder med opførelsen af et moderne sundhedssystem i hvert eneste land på Jorden, og som fokuserer på de fælles mål for menneskeheden, som f.eks. den forestående realisering af nuklear fusion og internationalt samarbejde inden for rumrejser.

Enhver person og enhver nation med interesse for menneskehedens overlevelse bør aktivt støtte gennemførelsen af dette topmøde. Dette er intet mindre end prøvestenen for vores moralske egnethed til at overleve.

zepp-larouche@eir.de

1. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-08-03/beware-guns-august-asia

2. https://larouchepub.com/lar/1995/hiroshima.html

3. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-08-05/hiroshima-anniversary-japan-atomic-bombs

4. https://www.cruz.senate.gov/files/documents/Letters/2020.08.05%20Final%20Mukran%20Port%20Letter.pdf




LaRouchePAC interview med Roger Stone, inkl. om LaRouche-sagen

Den 3. august 2020 (LaRouchePAC) – Roger Stones rapport om den absolut beskidte, løgnagtige taktik, der er blevet anvendt imod ham, bekræfter hvad vi har lært af de undersøgelser af kuppet, som vi og en håndfuld andre har foretaget: at de der prøver at fjerne præsident Trump er kriminelle, som handler i desperation for at forsvare en verdensorden, der er i færd med at kollapse. Stone påpeger, at Trump blev udpeget som skydeskive af samme grund som Lyndon LaRouche: fordi han er en “outsider”, som repræsenterer en trussel imod det system, der er under verdensomspændende sammenbrud. Stones civilcourage ved at modstå disse kriminelle, bør inspirere os til at fordoble vores bestræbelser på at besejre dem, så vi kan genoprette det amerikanske system.

 

 




Schiller Institute International Conference, June 27, 2020
-Will Humanity Prosper, or Perish? –
The Future Demands a ‘Four-Power’ Summit Now
Panel 2: “Why a 1.5 Billion Productive Jobs Program Can End War, Famine, Poverty, and Disease”

Panel 2: “Why a 1.5 Billion Productive Jobs Program Can End War, Famine, Poverty, and Disease”

DENNIS SPEED: Good afternoon. Welcome to the second panel of the Schiller Institute’s June 27th conference “Will Humanity Prosper or Perish? The Future Demands a ‘Four Power’ Summit Now!” This is the second panel of our conference and it is entitled “The World Needs 1.5 Billion New Productive Jobs To End War, Famine, Poverty and Disease.”

Our first panelist is Jacques Cheminade, President of Solidarité et Progrès in France. He’s speaking on “How Food Production Can Unite the World.”

JACQUES CHEMINADE: Good day. I’m very honored to be with you today, because of all you have done until now, and mainly because of what we all are going to do after this Schiller conference.

Food production unites the world: We are all conscious of the fact that the two first human rights to be upheld, are to be fed and to be kept in a good healthy condition, in order to contribute to the common good and the future of our societies. If we look at the world as it is we cannot but recognize that these two human rights are continuously and constantly violated and that the present policies of the main states and institutions, with a few remarkable exceptions, are leading us towards a world which is going to be much worse, if we allow it. We are set to become inhuman.

The question is therefore not to comment any more about what is happening or to complain, but to do something about it. That’s why we are here, to mobilize the best of our cultures and our nations to generate a world where the true creative powers of humanity will prosper, against all odds. It starts by food production which unites all people beyond and above cultural and language barriers. It seems commonplace to say such things, but the fact that we are morally and economically compelled to do so is precisely the sign of the inhuman condition in which we have been plunged, with the immediate threat that 100 million of our fellow human beings could die from hunger — 300,000 a day — while the farmers are trapped into a Malthusian world where they literally can’t breathe.

If we start from what humanity needs, taking into account the requirements for an adequate quantity and quality diet, sufficiency for everyone and the indispensable need to create food reserves, we must first double our food production. To produce 5 billion tons of grain, for example, means to more than double the present world harvest.

We hear in the Unites States “We American farmers can feed the world” and it’s true. We hear in Europe, “We European farmers can feed the world,” and it’s true. And we hear in the rest of the world, “We also can secure our food security and sovereignty,” and it’s true.

So what is happening? What’s happening, which makes this potential to not be actualized.

First, the whole world is ruled by the financial dictatorship of Wall Street and the City of London, which cannot care less for people and, in fact, openly promote world depopulation. Unable, in their own terms, to keep their power and to feed the world at the same time, they prefer to keep their power and envisage a world populated with less than 2 billion human beings. Their policy is to kill, either by murderous action, or by voluntary neglect. They let their ideologues openly front for it, under black or green colors.

Second, the outgrowths of this financial dictatorship, i.e., the food and farming cartels, dominate or control all the chains of transportation, distribution and sales in foodstuffs, including the property of vast domains of land.

Third, an anti-productivist ideology is promoted among the urban sectors of the service economy, dominant in numbers among Western countries, betting on both their ignorance of what a productive life is (they don’t even know what a productive life is!), and on their cultural pessimism, induced by the media and the entertainment sectors. There were no stocks of masks or tests in our Western states to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, just as there are almost no grain reserves today to deal with food shortages: the World Trade Organization and the cartels left it up to the marketplace. As a result, China has one-year grain stocks for its needs, Russia six months, the United States much less, and the European Union at best 45 days! Under its Green Deal, the European Commission has decided to cut by 50% the use of pesticides, by 20% the use of fertilizers and by 50% the use of anti-microbials for livestock and aquaculture. It expects to transform 25% of the land into organic bioproduction against 7.5% today. The point here is that, under the guise of caring for us, they obey their real financial masters and cut the means of production without providing any alternative to feed us and feed the world.

It’s criminal not to maintain food reserves. It is criminal to have brought farming prices below the cost of production. It is criminal to have pitted the producers of the world against each other, to lower the prices paid to them for the benefit of the worldwide cartels in grains, meat, seeds, seafood…. It is criminal, that in the poorest countries of the world, 70% of the production is allowed to be lost because there are no cold chains and too many rodents. It is criminal to compel those countries to pay more for the debt service to financial agencies than for building and maintaining hospitals or schools . It is, as Lyndon LaRouche repeatedly said, the model of the private British East India Company spread all over the world, controlling the chains of production, transportation and trade.

So this crisis should be the opportunity to recognize the absolute right to produce food and to get rid of the cartel monopoly system. This, of course, cannot be done as a thing in itself. It demands the shutdown of their source of money supply: the Wall Street and City of London rule, the British Empire. The criminal policies in the area of food and health, are, in that sense, for the people of the world the visible side of the oligarchy’s iceberg and our main weapon to fight the oligarchy. To show the peoples of the world that to fight for a new Glass-Steagall Act, a public credit policy, a National Bank, is not a technical question but a very concrete matter of life or death. The present financial system cannot be maintained through the rule of an unjust law and order, which has mutated into a system of chaos and disorder, based on an “everything bubble” which kills all the more as it inflates.

Therefore we have to come back and rethink about how we can inspire a strategy based on the Four Laws of Lyndon LaRouche, because they represent the architectural, unifying body for a change. To put it more concretely, the only possible exit door from the present fire.

As I am in Western Europe, I feel obliged to tell you how something which had a good start, failed because its environment was not shaped by a coherent principle corresponding to the Four Laws of Lyndon LaRouche: I am talking about the European Common Agricultural Policy, launched on July 30, 1962. It was based on four goals: increasing productivity; securing a fair living standard for food producers; establishing a sort of parity price including reinvestment; securing the food supplies and a reasonable price for consumers. It worked for about 30 years, based on a self-sufficient single market, with a productive priority connected to industrial progress (modern tractors, fertilizers, pesticides…), plus financial solidarity and a European preference. The financial aid and support were given in the form of a minimum price guaranteed to the producer, called “indirect aid.” As a result, the Common Market members, as it was called in those days, became self-sufficient and Western Europe grew to be the second world exporter of foodstuffs. The farms grew moderately in size, and the whole agricultural sector underwent a period of relative prosperity, despite its in depth and fast transformation.

Today, we have all the European farmers desperately protesting, hostages to the banks and living on subsidies, having become indebted, working hard and gaining very little, with their sons and daughters abandoning their farms to go to the cities. What happened?

First, under the pressure of the global financial deregulation, the Common Agricultural Policy was changed in the 1990s, the same period characterized by de-industrialization, banking rule and deregulation, mainly in France, but also in all Western Europe. The indirect aid based on price guarantees disappeared and were replaced by so-called direct aid, proportional to the surface of the farms. This was done under the pressure of the World Trade Organization with the pretext of avoiding “price distortions.” As a result, within a context of falling purchasing power of foodstuffs, the aid, decoupled from production, went mainly to the big landowners such as the Queen of England, the Prince of Monaco and the Duke of Kent. The small and medium-sized farmers were strangled through price decreases and the fall of aid. Their only option was either to leave or to be further strangled by the banks, including the farmers’ bank, the Crédit Agricole, which became a bank like all the others and even worse to its old clients! The European Union budget for agriculture was reduced in purchasing power and has decreased in percentage of the total EU budget. Add to that the vulnerability of all producers to the system of floating exchange rates, the middle-sized or small ones sinking and the big ones becoming more like “experts” of the Chicago market than real farmers!

Today, the main talk is to replace the “direct” aid based on farm surfaces, by “environment and climate aid,” of which only the very big ones can benefit. This is a policy of desertification and agricultural depopulation within a context of a green world depopulation. Within this system, there are a few Scotch tape measures proposed, which are maybe relatively helpful but not of a nature to change the situation. For example, it is proposed that the distribution of aid be based not on the surface of farms, but on the number of persons active in them. Others call for stocks of food security against the instability of the markets, fair prices and measures to fight against world hunger. Good intentions, but nothing tackling the depth of the challenge.

Our commitment is precisely to do that, to go to the roots of the problem. The Common Agricultural Policy failed because it did not deal with its global environment. Same thing for parity prices in the United States. You cannot do it within a system which creates all the conditions to go in the opposite direction. Besides, even in its best years, the Common Agricultural Policy was mainly defensive, in French terms, a kind of a Maginot Line doomed to fail under flanking attacks or attacks from above. And whereas it temporarily solved the food crisis within Western Europe, it did nothing to organize markets and food stocks at the needed level of an alliance of world nations of world population.

Clearly, we have now with the Four Laws of Lyndon LaRouche, not as mantra, but as a roadmap for the fight, the means to break with the existing rules of the game, which was not done under the Common Agricultural Policy. But for that we need to inspire and put pressure on the peoples of the world so that they pressure their governments, as was said in the preceding panel. That is for each of us an issue of life or death. And it can only win with a winner mind, with a tenacious commitment renewed every morning.

For that reason, let me tell you about two things, as a conclusion.

First on the way through which we can inspire. There are LaRouche’s Four Laws as a reference to explore, facing their numerous challenges for real, in the existing world. There is their application in our recent two programs: Build a global health system now! LaRouche’s “Apollo mission” to defeat the global pandemic crisis, and I would add “and beyond” the global pandemic crisis, and LaRouche’s Plan to reopen the U.S. economy: the world needs 1.5 billion new, productive jobs. It is only through this anti-parochial organizing, based on a dynamic development, that we can inspire people who are today so submerged by information and permanently thrown into situations leading them to emotional cop-outs as we see on both sides of the Atlantic. It is through our personal example, based on a tenacious directionality every single day of our lives, that we can lead them to become free organizers.

Second, I would like to give you an example of that, directly linked to our subject matter: It is that of the Maisons Familiales Rurales (Rural Family Houses), a project created by Abbot Granereau, a French countryside priest who introduced a new way of learning in the rural areas of France and beyond. There are now 432 of these MFR rural houses in Europe, 112 in Latin America, 118 in Africa (Mauritania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea…) and in the Indian Ocean and a few in Asia. In France this education is run in association with the state and the local governments, but with absolute emphasis put on the involvement of the families.

Abbot Granereau was the son of a peasant family, who at a very early age questioned both the Napoleonic, pyramidal organizing of the French education system and the fact that the public education system led the best sons of the farmers to quit farming, leave the countryside and often break with their traditionally-oriented families. He decided to solve the problem by launching a new system of his own, that the families could afford and that he called on “Our Lady of the Social Revolution” for inspiration. His idea was to have the high-school age students reside one week every month at an educational home for professional training, which he provided; he went around, buying places to have the students spend a week there, which he provided, not far from their homes and run jointly with the families and later with the teachers. The program ran from November to April, so that the parents could have their children the rest of the time to work at the farm. The education was to be paid by the parents and the status of the students was one of apprenticeship. During the three other weeks of the month, the students were provided with two hours of homework every day. The key to its success was the associative responsibility of the families family integration, and also the students educating their families; this concept of family integration which would be very useful today; the respect of the individual personality of every student, not as units but as persons; and the promotion of actions of social development: visits to farms, producing modern tools, tractors or fertilizers.

Granereau started in 1935 with three farmers, committed to support his project and four apprentices. And he managed in about 30 years to change the fate of the rural world and avoid, at the time, its debasement.

The secret behind his method was to be very rigorous and at the same time to make the students responsible. For every activity one of them was appointed to be responsible for all the others. His commitment was to give to all a good level of education, giving back their dignity to his brother farmers, a knowledge of the new methods of production within an education for their souls. For him, a good farmer had to be what he called “a scientist of the land.” When enough pupils and students came, he separated the functions of teaching, under a good and committed teacher from the Purpan high-level school of agriculture in Toulouse, from those of guidance, which was his full-time responsibility. Granereau wanted to create “peasant leaders” to enter the coming new world with Christian principles. He invented “in his way,” an active method based on exploration, cooperation, participation and mutual trust. He himself did change during all his life: he created a section for young women and girls, then organized a mixed-gender school, carefully promoting a mutual respect of the two sexes; and finally opened up his schools to all families, understanding that the notion of family and mutual respect was key and above religious affiliations. A lot of people were shocked, but he was delighted.

I am convinced that such an approach, based on the respect of every individual mind and the service to the other, should be thoughtfully considered as an inspiration to our methods of teaching today, those against which Lyndon LaRouche has so often polemicized. Not to copy it as such, of course, but to follow its spirit of exploration and creativity. In the countries with a longstanding family farming culture, like in Africa, it would be a model to ensure the transition of agricultural labor, as it has been in France.

The case of Granereau is also a good reference for how to change things. We should ourselves think much more about what Lyndon LaRouche did at the beginning: gathering a few persons in a pilot project addressing not academic questions but, from top down, the key challenges of our times, and sending memos and launching debates all the time. Then you have the best kind of excitement of actually discussing and enriching a program, all the time, and even the higher excitement to make it exist. Let’s do it.

Thank you.

SPEED: Thank you, Jacques.

We’re now going to hear from Diogène Senny, the founder of the Pan-African League — UMOJA. He is a Professor of International Intercultural Management, specialist in economic intelligence and international economic relations, Founder of the African School of Management (EAM) in Congo.

He’s speaking on the topic, “Prosper or Perish: An Introduction to the Geopolitics of Hunger and Poverty”

DIOGÈNE SENNY: Dear Speakers, Dear Participants, Dear Guests, First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the Schiller Institute for having associated me with this discussion at this very special time.

I. Introduction

Ladies and Gentlemen, far from the one-off event, the circumstances in which this conference takes place make of it an Historical Moment, because the enormous health, economic and social consequences connected to COVID-19, are like “Challenges” and “Confrontations” launched against societies and men in the sense of the British historian, Arnold Toynbee.

For once, we are going to connect the issues of Hunger, Poverty and Health with History; not only in a memorial function, but also and above all to view history as the most powerful manifestation of social energy and the will of man to survive.

STORICISMO, in other words Historicism, as the Italians would say, is the act by which one creates one’s own action, one’s own thought, one’s own poetry by moving from the present consciousness of the past. We know that at least 13 billion people, twice the world’s population today, could be fed by the world’s agriculture. Therefore, the destruction of tens of millions of women, men and children by hunger is unworthy of such a rich century! Can we seriously consider alternatives to Hunger, Poverty and Health while maintaining a historical amnesia on matters of the economic and social rights of peoples?

II. Fight against Amnesia

Ladies and Gentlemen, who remembers that a third of the civilian and military deaths of the Second World War were due to malnutrition, tuberculosis and anemia? Who remembers the heaps of coffins have piled up in the churches of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague because of hunger? And especially in Poland and Norway, the fact that some families survived by eating rats and bark of trees? 1947, two years after this appalling reality, who recalls still this attack by the ambassador of Great Britain, while working with the Commission responsible for drawing up the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I quote: “We want free men, not well-fed slaves!” End of quote. Who recalls the direct response of his Ukrainian counterpart, I quote: “Even free men can starve to death,” end of quote? This exchange illustrates the beginning of a new geopolitical order, that is to say, the Cold War, and the defeat of the recognition of economic and social rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of December 10, 1948.

However, how to believe that the civil and political rights can be effective, without the economic and social rights? It took 45 years, almost half a century, in June 1993 for the UN to adopt a new Declaration in Vienna, making all rights (civic, political, economic, social and cultural) indivisible and interdependent. Alas, what wasted time !

III. The Disappointments of the End of the Cold War

Ladies and Gentlemen, The hope raised by the end of the cold war in terms of economic and social rights was very quickly lost because of the fact that the planetary power of transcontinental agro-industrial companies and Hedge Funds, these funds that speculate on food prices, arable land, seeds, fertilizers, credits, etc., is significantly higher than that of states. Hunger is not inevitable, it comes from organized crime. 90% of peasants in the south, in the 21st century, only have the following working tools: hoe, machete and scythe. FAO reports in the 2010s indicate that 500 million farmers in the South have no access to selected seeds, mineral fertilizers, or manure, and do not own animals. The overwhelming majority of farmers in India, Peru, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ecuador, etc. have no irrigation system. How can you be surprised then that 1 hectare of cereals gives about 700 kilograms to Africans, against 10,000 kilograms for the same space for their colleagues from the Gironde in France. As we have already said, Hunger is not inevitable. It is the result of the will of a few. And it is by the determination of men that she will be defeated.

Some examples to illustrate predation situations by multinationals of the agro-industry in Africa:

In Cameroon: In 2006, we remember the admirable struggle lead by the Development Committee of the N’do region, which brought together farmers’ unions and civil society in the fight against the grabbing of 11,000 arable lands by SOSUCAM (Société Sucrière du Cameroun) , authorized by the Cameroonian government. It should be noted that SOSUCAM is the property of Alexandre Vilgrain, a French industrialist and that this company had already acquired 10,000 hectares in Cameroon in 1965. Here, the colonial continuum is still in full swing in the economic field.

In Senegal: Here it was the Great Senegalese estates (GDS), belonging to French, Spanish, Moroccan, etc. financial groups which acquired tens of thousands of arable land in Saint-Louis, depriving the peasants of necessary spaces for basic crops. As in Cameroon, the farmers of Walo reduced to modest harvests on only 1 hectare of rice, organize themselves to resist with much dignity. In Nigeria, Benin and Mali: International hedge funds also rely on local oligarchs to organize land grabs.

This is how the wealthy merchants of Sokoto and Kano got hold of tens of thousands of hectares of food land.

In Benin, it is the political and economic barons who accumulate hectares, voluntarily left fallow, while waiting to resell them for a higher price instead of investing in the region of Zou, the former breadbasket of Benin’s Wheat.

Finally, we note the same trading mechanism in Mali where wealthy businessmen from Bamako are used to acquire arable land at low prices for resale at gold prices to Saudi princes or Hedge New York Funds.

In Conclusion

Ladies and Gentlemen, The ruin of the economy and the disasters that are looming following the coronavirus pandemic are part of what is known as Cyclical Hunger. Its peculiarity lies in the suddenness and unpredictability of the highly visible damage generated. Its spectacular nature should not blind us to these real causes. However, what has been described throughout this intervention is structural hunger. Structural hunger has root causes. It is permanent and unspectacular, psychically and physically destroying millions of human beings. Structural Hunger exposes millions of malnourished mothers to give birth to deficient children.

Ladies and Gentlemen, We will precede the alternative presented by this conference “Prosper or Perish,” by the word Unity. Because, for us pan-Africanists, the question of Hunger is less about Food Security than Food Sovereignty. Only Political Unity will give us the weapons necessary to protect the immense resource of arable land all over the African continent. It is at this price that Food Sovereignty will be guaranteed to all Africans!

Umoja Ni Nguvu, Thank you.

SPEED: Thank you very much, particularly for that idea about food sovereignty. So people just know, we were listening to a translation from French.

We’re going next to Walter Formento, Director, Center for Political and Economic Research, Argentina. His topic is, “South America on the New Multipolar Road.”

WALTER FORMENTO: Good Afternoon: My name is Walter Formento. I’m the director of the Center for Political and Economic Research (CIEPE), and also a member of the Latin American Social Sciences Network, which is involved in all five continents.

It means a lot to us to be part of this conference, and we hope we can contribute to the dialogue that is beginning here.

In terms of the development and contributions of the New Silk Road and the World Land-Bridge which connects us all, we believe that South America—extending from Mexico to Argentina-Brazil, going through Colombia-Venezuela, Peru-Bolivia and Paraguay—has in its Hispano-American and South American history, a real and concrete accumulation of capabilities for building sovereignty, strategic industries, science and technology—both to contribute and to receive. This stems from each one of these nations individually and then, from an organized pluri-national, South American community, based on their common Hispano-American origins, but even more specifically, on the 2001-2015 period based on UNASUR (the Union of South American Nations), and CELAC (the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States).

Looking first from Argentina: This South American nation launched the development of its strategic industries from the very moment of its battle against the British invasions of 1805-1807. At the beginning of the 20th century, the process continued with the development of its oil-related energy industries and hydroelectric projects, always interacting with the international context and receiving feedback from that framework.

From the Great Depression which was caused by the systemic crisis of 1929-1944, Argentina, together with Chile and Brazil—the ABC Alliance—deepened the process of sovereign development, strengthening their rail, maritime and river transportation as well as automobile and aircraft industries, which then became the basis for the development of their aerospace and submarine industries. While these industries maintained international ties, they always collaborated with each other, which allowed for their own joint scientific and technological development, This was once again a function of an international context favorable to South America, and particularly to Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

In the Argentine case, beginning in 1946, this positive process led to the creation, between 1963 and 1991, of a state-run, public-private industrial, technological and scientific matrix, in which 80% of the goods and services and parts required for national development were produced in our internal market. This also consolidated a social reality in which 90% of the labor forcé was formally employed, with a strong university-educated, technical-professional component, and in which the unemployed labor force was also formally recognized as well. So, from the standpoint of values, this was an integrated and committed social reality.

That is why South America (or Hispano-America), based on its own experience, recognizes the importance of developing a national strategic-industrial-technological complex, but also a South American community of nations as well.

The war and defeat which the London and New York-based Anglo-Dutch oligarchy imposed on Argentina and on South America, and did so with a vengeance, beginning with the 1976 coup d’état in Argentina, followed by the 1982-1991 Malvinas War period, put an end to this virtuous cycle and launched a cycle of decadence enforced by global financial neoliberalism.

Thus today, when we reflect on the New Silk Road and new multipolar financial system, and in that context the World Land-Bridge and its empowering the productive abilities of humanity and nature, including the Dialogue of Civilizations, we see this as auspicious and hopeful. We are called on to commit ourselves, to contribute to and transmit those initiatives promoting aerospace, transportation and new energy technologies.

In some ways, we’re already part of this. There’s the [bioceanic] rail transportation corridor from Brazil, traversing Bolivia and ending in Peru. We’re also involved in the modernization of a rail line, which extends from Buenos Aires (with its factories and workshops for maintenance of machinery and railroad cars), from the province of Santa Fe to Córdoba, Chaco, Salta and Jujuy in the north, then connecting to the main trunk line. In a joint effort, with Russia supplying components and new technologies together with Argentina, we are building a modern new railroad system capable of developing this area even further. We are also developing nuclear reactors, using Chinese and Argentine technology, as well as new hydroelectric projects in the southern Patagonia, close to Antarctica and the islands of the South Atlantic, with their natural interoceanic route that connects the three great oceans: the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic.

After 2008-2010, into 2014, the financial crisis of 2008-2009 again paralyzed the world, which revolved around speculative financial earnings.

But today there is another world, the multipolar world seen in the World Land-Bridge, the world of the New Silk Road, committed to interacting with all continents, and with all nations for a peaceful, harmonious development integrated into a new reality for all humanity—and for nature. We are a committed part of this process; we see ourselves as committed—in thought, in practice and in action—committed through our entire history.

This is our first contribution to these conferences you have been holding, and connecting us to the five continents and with the actors who are the great historical power— in this new commitment to humanity and nature in terms of social and integral inclusion.

I send you a warm abrazo and hope to be able to contribute further to answer any questions you may have. Thank you.

SPEED: Thank you very much, Dr. Formento.

We have gone from Europe, to Africa, to South America, and now we go to the Caribbean. Dr. Kirk Meighoo, political economist, broadcaster, and former Senator, Trinidad and Tobago: “The Caribbean’s True Importance in the Making and Re-Making of the Modern Global Economy”

KIRK MEIGHOO: Hi. My name is Dr. Kirk Meighoo, I’m a political economist, broadcaster, and former Senator from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. It’s a real pleasure to be here, to be part of this conference, with the Schiller Institute and I thank the organizers for inviting me.

I’ve been friendly with the LaRouche movement and the Schiller Institute for a number of years now. There are so many things that we share in common, and there’s a lot of projects that I want us to collaborate on, and this certainly is one them.

Now, I’m also a member of the official opposition party. We do have an election coming up this year, and we hope to take government. The platform, the manifesto of our party — and this is from before the COVID crisis — was to create 50,000 new jobs in the economy. And in our small economy, we have 1.3 million people in our island, and the labor force is about 650,000, so 50,000 was a big number. However, with the COVID-19 lockdowns and what it’s done to our economies and the whole global economy, we need to increase that number, at least to 150,000 and by combining it with this program from the LaRouche movement for 1.5 billion productive jobs around the world, there is an incredible synergy that we must take advantage of.

Now, one of the things that I’m always concerned about, is that we small states in the Caribbean, we are actually one of the bigger islands, with over a million population; like Jamaica has 2 million, a little over 2; many of the other islands are much, much smaller; there’s a tendency for us to be overlooked, for us to be forgotten in such schemes, and that is part of our lack of development here. But it is not just a matter of a lack of development, it’s also the type of development we’ve been undergoing.

I’m also part of a tradition of intellectuals here, started in the 1960s, soon after our formal independence, called the “New World Group.” And it’s incredible, the overlap with the LaRouche movement in terms of our analysis and our goals and our solutions. I have always found that to be an amazing thing, and it’s just another illustration on how the truth is one, and we can all arrive at the same truth from our very different points in time, space, and circumstance, and this is certainly one of those instances.

For the Caribbean, the point I’m making about the inclusion of the Caribbean in this global program that the Schiller Institute and the LaRouche movement is proposing, is not just a matter of charity. Because what the LaRouche movement is proposing is an end to the trans-Atlantic system, what might traditionally be called “imperialism,” to the imperial system, to the post-Columbus system, if you want to put it in those terms, and that is precisely what we have been calling for, for decades ourselves. Because, you see, the Caribbean has a special place in this 500-year modern world economic system, that we need to understand, because our participation in it was central. The Caribbean was where the modern world began: It’s where Columbus came in this voyage, it’s where the first global production of sugar, rum, alcohol, etc., which enriched New York, Boston, the East Coast of the United States, fed into the industrial revolution. The organizing of these huge plantations in the Caribbean was a forerunner to industrial capitalism in Europe, and our great intellectuals, such as Dr. Eric Williams, our first Prime Minister spoke about that in his seminal book from 1944, Capitalism and Slavery.

So, we’ve had a long experience, analyzing this, our own experiences. Because we represent the dark side of this modernity. Of course, modernity has brought a lot of good to the world. But in the Caribbean, this type of economy now has become, let’s say since the 1980s and ’90s, the neo-liberal system, but it really starts from the system of slavery in the Caribbean. Because, think about it: These economies were founded on slave labor, which is imported farm labor at cheap or free cost. It decimated local economies. We made nothing for ourselves here. Everything was around sugar production, mainly; sometimes some other people had other crops, but whatever the early English colonists had here for their own self-development — tobacco, food crops, etc.—local settlements, colonies in the true sense of the word, where you’re making your own settlement elsewhere — part of this imperial system that the Caribbean was central to, and this global sugar production, the triangular trade where we were central — this is actually what’s going on in the rest of the world. Because when they established it here, they had to gut out the independent farmers; they had to buy out all the independent landowners, so that the big sugar interests could own all the land, control all the production, in a global system of raw-materials export, where the value added would be done elsewhere, and you break up the whole chain of production.

What did that mean? That meant no manufacturing here. What did that mean? That meant that we were connected to the metropole, rather than to ourselves. So, for example, it’s easier for us in Trinidad to go to New York, and it’s cheaper for us to fly there, than it is to a neighboring island, like Curaçao, or even Antigua, or St. Kitts. Because our communications and infrastructure were always to the metropole. We did not have an internal economy with manufacturing: We did not make our own clothes, we did not make our own food, we did not make our own basic commodities and services for survival. They were all imported. We were a pure import/export economy and we remain so, whether it be in tourism or offshore banking, or oil and gas, like we have in Trinidad and Tobago.

So we’re been struggling with this issue and problem for a very long time. We have some great insight into it, which we can offer the world. And what we see is that this same process is happening around the world, to other countries. So it’s as if they took this early model, pioneered in the Caribbean, which produced tremendous inequality, tremendous misery, tremendous underdevelopment, this is what the trans-Atlantic system is projecting to every country in the world.

Now, solving the problems here will help us solve the problems for the rest of the world. This is where it started. We pose some challenges because of our size, but there are also some opportunities. Our small societies in the Caribbean are like the small city-states of ancient Greece, where Plato and Aristotle and the great philosophers flourished. It’s like the Florentine city-states: These places were 40,000 people at their maximum population. We live in human-scale societies, and these massive, mega-cities which are part of the whole trans-Atlantic system, mainly financial centers processing these huge, global, faceless corporations, those are inhuman environments. And I think it is not coincidental, that much of the violence that we’re seeing in the world is happening in these big cities, where there’s so much anomy, so much alienation, and a lack of humanity, of the face-to-face societies that we have here in the Caribbean, that have produced such amazing creativity, such amazing thinkers, like V.S. Naipaul, like Sir Arthur Lewis, like Derek Walcott, like C.L.R. James, from such tiny, tiny, small islands.

So, this is a plea, a reminder, to think of how we can take our outlying territories, which seem like outliers are the world system, but were essential for the development of the modern world system, and I daresay, we can play an essential part in the remaking of that world system to a more humane, global system.

I want to thank you for the opportunity to make our presentation. I look forward to questions and to interacting with you and also partnering in the future.

Thanks very much.

[Editor’s note: For time reasons, the prerecorded remarks of Mark Sweazy, former UAW trade union leader, were unable to be aired in the panel. We include here his complete remarks, on “Returning the U.S. Work Force to a Culture of Scientific Progress.”]

MARK SWEAZY: Hello, and welcome! My name is Mark Sweazy. I’m the Past President of Local 969 in Columbus, Ohio of the United Auto Workers’ Union. I learned a lot about the Labor Department and how labor works in the United States. With the international union, I chaired for six years the meeting of the 21 Delphi [auto parts] plants in Detroit. When we come together obviously we discussed our problems and the future. What we saw was, the door was shut on our future. 17 of those 21 plants closed. It changed people’s lives forever and ever. I also learned that our history, that you’ve heard some about, teaches us that the struggles and the conflicts and the wars have consequences that become a negative and seldom produce a positive or good result. So, we faced these things over a period of time.

What we face today is the need to put people back to work, regardless of where you live or what you do. We need to get people gainfully employed in the workforce so that we can make better lives for the people themselves, better lives for their families, and better lives for the area in which they live. So, this is a worldwide situation; it’s not just one locale, or one area of a country. This is worldwide. I hope you understand that little bit of an entry, because it’s important. This affects each and every one of us. If we have pride, we want to restore — let’s say we want to restore a great workforce as infrastructure projects have produced in the past. We’re looking to put people back to work regardless of occupation. You can start one place, and transfer to another. There’s nothing that says in the workforce that you have to continue to do something that you’re not fond of, or you just don’t like that job. You can always retrain and become trained to do another job. So, keep that in mind also.

What rewards do we expect? Our rewards in life are in direct proportion as to what we contribute. So, if we contribute something to life itself, we’re going to see the rewards. That’s important to me, because there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a person who enjoys what they’re doing, and the fact that what they’re doing is productive to our culture. There’s nothing worse than seeing people that don’t have opportunities. As I visited Mexico, Mexico City, Monterrey, what have you, 9 cities in Mexico, I saw people who were educated, become college graduates. But the opportunity to work was not there, and it broke my heart because I’d look into the eyes of these graduating classes, and I’m saying to them, “Are you happy?” And they’d look at me, and they’re questioning — why would I ask them are they happy? Well, there’s no opportunities to work in Mexico; it’s a darn shame. Very few. They’ve got taxicab drivers that should be an attorney. You’ve got taxicab drivers who could have been an engineer. You’ve got taxicab drivers that could’ve been a doctor. I can’t imagine that. In the country I come from, the United States obviously, I can’t imagine somebody going to school and having that type of training, but not having the opportunity to use that training.

So, this is an opportunity to get worldwide training. Not just in the labor fields, but completely through skilled trades, machine tool trades, tech center trades, the building trades — of course, that’s plumbing, pipe-fitting, welding. There’s no end to what this can offer. And how the unions will actually gain, and all the independents who work without unions will gain as well. But who will gain in the end? The communities and the families. The opportunity is there; we just got to look for it. We’ve got to honestly make it happen. This is not a project that’s going to last one year, six months, one or two years. We’re talking 10-20-year projects.

So, LaRouche organization has lined up projects all over the world. And of course, now Helga’s at the helm, and we have a good leader. We want to continue to carry on with that leadership and get people to work so we have viable jobs. People doing what they can for their own families, and possibly in a few years we’ll see these results. And everybody will benefit. The unions will benefit, the independents will benefit, everybody will benefit on that spectrum. It’s a great opportunity for those that need to be employed, and that’s anybody that’s graduating from a high school or tech school or what-have-you. But take it from there. We’ve got people 30, 40, 50 years old looking for jobs. Everybody knows that; it’s not a secret. And not only in this country. So, the benefits are greater than we’ll ever imagine, and what an opportunity we’ve got today to do it in.

Our world deserves today, tomorrow, and in the future, an immediate effort to develop this program, or this type of program. So, the opportunity is ours; the hard work is yet to happen, but it can be done. And that’s what I want everybody to understand. The work can be done. The infrastructure projects are in front of us. So, let’s pick up our shovels, push out our chairs, let’s get up and go back to work. I think we’ll not only enjoy a better life, but I think we’ll enjoy a better future for our nations, as we work together to solve some of these worldwide problems that can be solved through cooperation. To me, I think that’s the real answer that I would have, is worldwide cooperation. We need that today, more than ever. Working together, forming solidarity, and hoping that we can stay employed because of what took place. This program was the beginning. As we look back, we’ll say, “Well, I was part of that in the beginning.” That’s to me the most rewarding aspect that we could ever say for each of our nations today.

So, with that, I’m not going to hold you to your chairs and hope that you take heed to this, but I pray you will. Because it’s necessary and needed. I want to thank you, take care, and remember, the LaRouche organization is there for you. All you have to do is ask the question; they’ll get you an answer. Thank you. Mark Sweazy over and out.

SPEED: Thank you, also.

Now, we’re going to hear from Bob Baker, who’s the agricultural desk for Schiller Institute, and he’s going to be introducing the next video which is by Mike Callicrate.

BOB BAKER: Thank you, Dennis, and thank you Schiller Institute, Mrs. LaRouche, panelists and participants throughout the world.

Image 1. Coronavirus

Look at the state of farming and food in the world, and you see huge disruptions. Just one little microbe—the new corona virus, coming on top of the system already in breakdown, has led to terrible things.

There is a disaster in the meat industry. The mega-global, cartelized packing houses from Australia to Germany to the Americas, are in a breakdown crisis, as workers are sick and living in poor conditions. Masses of meat animals are stranded. And the farmers were hit hard as they’re forced to kill their own livestock.

IMAGE: 2, 3, 4 Doctors Without Borders, or a migrant worker

There is a disaster in fruits and vegetables. Thousands of workers, who travel between countries, and work in hard and poor conditions in fields and orchards, are sick, from California, to Spain and the Middle East. It’s so bad, Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) went into Florida last month, to care for thousands of poor farmworkers who had nowhere to turn. In Canada, 60,000 such workers—one-half of them from Mexico—are getting hit, and with the sickness hitting so many Mexican workers in Canada, Mexico’s government suspended travel this week, until something can be worked out.

There is a disaster in the staff of life—wheat, corn, rice. It is—fortunately—not because of a bad crop failure somewhere, except for the locusts in Africa and South Asia, but because we are growing far too little grain. Period.

Lyndon LaRouche would say that the way to think of how much food the world needs, is to start from 24 bushels of total grains per person a year. What that would mean is, we should be having a world harvest of 5 billion tons of all kinds of grains together. Currently, the world is growing less than 3 billion tons. And that would mean enough for direct eating as bread, noodles, tortillas—whatever you like, and milk, meat, eggs and so on. Plus, another 25% for reserves, which now, because of the World Trade Organization, does not exist.

In Biblical terms, it’s seven lean years and seven fat years. We should have strategic storage reserves, we should have silos and warehouses all over the world, of grain, cheese, butter, sugar and other basics. Stockpiles in case of storms, epidemics, fires, locusts. We must double food production.

IMAGE 5: World Map of Hunger

Instead, we’ve had decades of what should be called a “famine policy.” The City of London/Wall Street circles have cartelized the farm-food chain so extremely, so they can “harvest money.” Yes: harvest money. They decide where and how anything is produced, and who gets to eat or not. They ripped off the farmers with below-cost of production prices and make record profits from the consumer by jacking up the retail price. And that is how you cause hunger for millions throughout the world.

IMAGE 6 & 7: June map of locust spread

No wonder we are vulnerable to locusts, and diseases. The locusts in South Asia and East Africa are now heading westward. By August they may reach Mauritania. This must be stopped. A fellow speaker today, from Kansas-Colorado area, will be talking more about the physical conditions connected with just “harvesting money” instead of food. And we will soon hear from the Mexican grain belt.

IMAGE 8, 9, 10: Astronaut farmer

How did we get this way? It is not because we had no alternatives.. We are in the age of the astronaut farmer. We can produce food for all. And it wasn’t like we were all given a pill to make us dumb—except that comes from the entertainment and news media: communication monopolies.

We are all played off against each other, and that must stop. Farmer vs. city people. Nation vs. nation. There is all the talk about “competition” in world food trade. And about having a “level playing field.” It’s all Bunk! It’s not a game. It’s not a playing field. It’s food. It’s the means to life! And farmers are on the streets again in Germany with tractorcades for the right to grow food!

In conclusion, I think of President Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s, when the whole United States nation was played off against each other. In fact, the British sent in forces to help bust up the new nation. Still, during Civil War and a great depression, in only a year, Lincoln and others implemented measures for science and hope. They created science-based farm colleges (the Land-Grant system), settle the entire Midwest with the Homestead Act, crossed the country with a new railroad and corridors of development, and issued a new credit called the Greenbacks.

In this same tradition, a hundred years later, with the help of the two fathers of the scientific Green Revolution, Henry Wallace and Norman Borlaug, a scientific Green Revolution spread from Mexico and the U.S. among international scientists, to make India food self-sufficient in 1974, and China self-sufficient in 1984. Let’s make the whole world self-sufficient in food! Let us begin with Africa right now on an emergency basis; and then, open up the universe!

Thank You.

I’d like to now take this opportunity to introduce Mike Callicrate, who is a board member of the Organization for Competitive Markets, a rancher, and a meat producer from the Kansas-Colorado area. His topic is “Food Unites People Around the Planet.”

MICHAEL CALLICRATE: I’m Mike Callicrate, I’m in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have a company called Ranch Foods Direct. I also produce livestock on my operation in northwest Kansas, which I’ve done for the last 45 years. But my focus has really been to try to build an alternative food system to the industrial one that we have now.

When I’m asked the question, “Prosper or perish?” it makes me think of David Montgomery’s book Dirt. In his book, David Montgomery talks about the erosion of civilizations and the importance of soil. Without soil, we basically don’t have life. So, I’m going to kind of come at this question of “Will humanity prosperity or perish?” from that perspective, because I think soil is critical to our survival as human beings. The impoverishment and nourishment of a civilization is directly with the consolidation and industrialization of the food supply. Concentration of power and wealth is the greatest threat to any free society. Rather than creating new wealth from healthy soil, the current system is mining and destroying our land for the short-term benefit of a few global corporations. This is a photograph from northwest Kansas where I live. This photograph was taken in December 24, 2013, Christmas Eve. The dirt cloud extended 200 miles from Colorado Springs to the Kansas border. It was 12,500 feet high above sea level to the top; 4 miles across, moving at 50 miles per hour. This is soil; this is the blowing away, the destruction of civilization currently. Much of eastern Colorado’s topsoil is already gone. I fly back and forth between my rural community of St. Francis, Kansas and the urban center of Colorado Springs, where we market our meats that we produce. This is what you see across the eastern plains of Colorado, is the mining of these soils. The withering away of that topsoil. Previously, when it had fertility, it grew healthy plants that fed livestock, which in turn became food for human consumption.

We’re mining our water resources. HBO’s “Vice” did a documentary called “Meat Hook; End of Water” that talked about the global water supply being consumed and used up. This is another indication that humanity is going to perish if we don’t change our ways. We’re pumping the precious fossil water from the Ogallala Aquifer, just to name one of many around the world that is being pumped dry for the benefit of industrial agriculture. Again, an example of a mining operation.

We’re ravaging the environment; we’re building factory farms in low-lying areas. These low-lying areas on the East Coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, places where there’s a lot of rainfall. We’re locating these facilities in low-lying areas because it’s the cheap land. It’s also the place where the cheapest workforce resides. So, this is exploitation of the environment, of the workers. Think about being an animal in one of these facilities, inside one of these barns. Again, in Hurricane Florence, we flooded the factory farm facilities, and rather than let these animals out, they sort of learned their lesson. They kept the animals in the barn, where they starved and consumed one another before they died. This is the earlier Hurricane Floyd, where they let the animals out, and so we’ve got a total disregard of animals, which is another indication of a failing system in a failing society. St. Francis of Assisi said, “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” Which is certainly what we’re seeing today.

“This global cartel, controlled food system rather than nourish the people who sustain it, consumes them. The result is a food system that concentrates money and power at the top, and poverty at the bottom, while compromising food access, quality, and safety in the process.” That’s a quote from Albert Krebs, Agribusiness Examiner.

With the help of the U.S. government, global gangsters have turned our agriculture into a massive agribusiness mining operation. Meet felons Wesley and Joesely Batista of JBS, who have been in prison, and have recently because they’re considered essential, been invited back to run the biggest meat company in the world — JBS. JBS is headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, and has been part of the four big meatpackers now under investigation for lowering prices to livestock producers at the same time they’re raising prices to consumers. These men should not be involved in anything to do with a critical industry, especially food; but our government allows them to operate.

Allan Savory I thought put it well. He said, “We have more to fear from USDA than any foreign power.” USDA refuses to enforce the Packers and Stockyard Act, which would have prevented the shared monopoly that the Batista brothers hold with Tyson, Cargill, and Marfrig (another Brazilian company). USDA makes life for small plants extremely difficult; making it impossible for them to operate, and giving the advantage to the biggest meat plants who have now failed us in this COVID-19 outbreak.

The industrial food system did fail the COVID-19 test. It has no resiliency. It has extracted, it does not create and build well, it extracts well. It destroys our very mechanisms that we create wealth from; that is, the soil. On the left, you see my store in Colorado Springs, on the same day — March 13, 2020 — on the right is the big box stores in Colorado Springs. Shelves were completely empty; no meat was available. Yet in my store on the left, which is about a 200-mile supply chain from St. Francis, Kansas to Colorado Springs, Colorado, you see full shelves. So far, our supply chain has held up well. We don’t stack employees on top of each other; we remain healthy in our operation.

So, let’s look at what I think we ought to be doing. I think we ought to be returning to a regenerative farming and ranching operation. One that’s made sustainable because it’s supported by consumers who care about the soil, who care about communities and people and the environment in general. So, I’ve set up what I call the Callicrate Cattle Company Regenerative Farming and Ranching concept, where basically it’s a circular economy, not a linear economy that extracts. It’s a circular economy that puts back into the soil, into the community, into the people. So, we start with the soil, and we return to the soil. Critical to this concept working is our ability to access a marketplace that demands what we produce.

“The soil is the great connector of lives; the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it, we can have no community, because without proper care for it, we can have no life” (Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture).

Creating community around local food will be essential in supporting this new regenerative approach to agriculture and food systems, where family farmers, ranchers, and small businesses can prosper, and consumers can have access to safe, dependable, and healthy food. Thank you.

SPEED: Thank you. Our final presentation today is by Alicia Díaz Brown, of the Citizens Movement for Water, Sonora, Mexico. We’re going to play an excerpt of this, because of time constraints. Her presentation is,

“Let Us Return to the Best Moments of the U.S.-Mexico Relationship.”

ALICIA DÍAZ BROWN: Let’s turn to the best moments in the U.S.-Mexico relationship. We thank the Schiller Institute and its President Helga Zepp-LaRouche for kindly giving us the opportunity to participate in this international gathering, in which special importance is given to the problem of food production. In every civilizational crisis the threat of hunger, epidemics and war appears. That is why we agree with the title which headlines this meeting: Will humanity prosper, or perish?

My name is Alicia Díaz Brown and I live in the Yaqui Valley in the south of the state of Sonora in Mexico. I belong to a family of agricultural producers, pioneers in this valley, and I am a member of the Yaqui Agricultural Credit Union and of the Citizens Movement for Water.

For many years, I have been involved in the discussion of problems related to the production of basic grains; but in the last decade I’ve been more intensely involved, because the public policies in Mexico have grown in their disregard of the countryside, to the point of proposing to take water from this region to divert it towards activities which they consider more profitable monetarily, even though that means reducing the land under cultivation and with it the production of food. They don’t care about harming a region that produces 50% of the nation’s wheat production, as well as a significant percentage of its corn production.

I recently saw a photograph that captures a very evocative moment of historical intimacy and common purposes that Mexico and the United States shared in the noble task of producing food to relieve hunger in the world. The picture takes us back to the decade of the 1940s, and the photo shows the then Vice President of the United States Henry Wallace touring a wheat crop in the Texcoco region of Mexico, and receiving a technical explanation from Dr. Norman Borlaug. accompanied by Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and ex-President Lázaro Cárdenas. The government of President Ávila Camacho was just underway.

That was a time in which Mexico and the United States enjoyed governments with sufficient social strength to enforce the principle of the general welfare. Those efforts culminated with the Green Revolution, whose improvements in seed genetics made it possible for there to be substantial increases in yields per acre, principally of wheat and corn. The entire world benefited from this; the hunger of hundreds of millions of human beings was relieved for a time, and it turned out to be a fundamental experiment which demolished the Malthusian and anti-population theories which accept hunger and its aftermath of death as a matter of fate.

The Yaqui Valley in Sonora and the Texcoco region in the State of Mexico were experimental centers, in which Borlaug shared with Mexican researchers and producers his own research, his discoveries, but above all his human conviction that, with the systematic use of science, you can constantly maintain growth of production and combat the blights and fungus that damages plants. They proved that hunger is not an inexorable evil, but rather the result of twisted practices in economic and marketing criteria.

So Mexico and the United States share the prize that, at one point in history, we were able to relieve hunger in the world, because this knowledge was taken to India and to the countries most affected by hunger on the African continent.

But we lost that mission, and the production of food, as with other strategic areas of our economies, was trapped by the corporatization of the economy and by monetarist criteria, in which monetary profits comes first and foremost, and physical production is no longer a moral imperative, and instead becomes an optional element dominated by financial speculation. These policies took over at the beginning of the 1990s and they govern the free trade agreements among the United States, Canada and Mexico.

During the last 30 years, national grain production in Mexico has lacked a price policy which would guarantee the producer his capitalization. Parity prices were eliminated—they had been the cornerstone for the country to be able to achieve an important degree of self-sufficiency in wheat, corn, beans and rice. The state withdrew from the marketing process; the domestic market was abandoned; and national production passed into the hands of international corporations which monopolize world trade and speculate on grain prices on the Chicago Board of Trade

The result of all this is that Mexico has become an importer of basic grains. The current government talks about food self-sufficiency, but they confuse it with self-consumption, and they disperse resources to regions of the country that only consume what they produce, but which lack the ability to produce the food that the country needs. The regions with the greatest productive capabilities in wheat and corn have been left to the mercy of the big corporations that control the international markets, and they withdrew the compensatory support that allowed them to survive.

They try to make Mexican producers believe that these policies benefit North American producers. But at this meeting we see that authentic American producers are complaining about the same problems. If these policies are harming the producers of both countries, we should ask ourselves: Who are the big winners and predators under these rules of the game?

The big winners and predators are not engaged in producing food; they speculate with existing production. They control the prices on the Chicago Board of Trade, and they have turned the market into a dictatorial instrument. They are not interested in producing. Their preferred world is one of shortages and hunger. And what is sorrier still is that our governments have given in to those interests. In that way, the U.S. loses, Mexico loses, and the world loses.

When governments give in, we citizens have the moral and political duty to enforce the principle of the general welfare. At the beginning of my remarks, I referred to a photograph which bears witness to a historical moment of excellent relations between Mexico and the United States. For now, we do not have in our governments people of the moral stature and courage of those who were shown in that photograph.

For that very reason, I believe that now is the time for citizens to make their governments rise to the challenge. Let these meetings serve to begin to weave an alliance of Mexican and North American producers with the ability to exercise the required political and moral pressure on our governments, and in that way establish common goals in terms of how to increase food production; how to reestablish parity prices; how to increase yields per acre; how to build great infrastructure projects of a bi-national nature to manage increased quantities of water and power, which will allow us to significantly increase land under cultivation.

These are some of the tasks we have before us; but what is most urgent is to tell the world that we have initiated this relationship, that we are going to maintain it, and that we are going to resume the historical impetus of the best moments of the Mexico-U.S. relationship, to demand the required agreements among the world’s powers that are morally obligated to lift humanity out of the uncertainty in which the shocking economic crisis has placed us, with its inherent threats of pandemics, hunger and war.

Thank you very much.

Questions & Answers

SPEED: What we’re going to do now is bring our entire panel — everybody that’s live with us — up on screen. We’ve got one or two pieces of business from the first panel that we have to conclude. One question in particular which we are going to direct to Jacques Cheminade, which will get us started. Then Diane has two questions which will be addressed to the entire panel.

So, this question is from Ambassador Dr. A. Rohan Perera, former Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations. I’m going to direct this to Jacques. He says:

“The biggest foreign exchange earner for Sri Lanka has been the tourism sector, which had been dependent on tourist arrivals from Europe, and on the garment export sector, mainly to the U.S. market. The total estimated loss as a consequence of the coronavirus lockdown is in the region of $10 billion. In the garment sector, recovery efforts will require liberal access to the U.S. markets.

“Overall, Sri Lanka will require debt restructuring arrangements with lending agencies like the World Bank and with the developed countries who determine their policies. It may be recalled that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit Declaration — adopted in Colombo at the Fifth Summit in 1976 — cited the New International Economic Order which referred to, among other things, debt restructuring, debt moratoria, and the restructuring of multilateral financial institutions like the World Bank. The idea of BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — is a step in that direction.

“Please comment on the vital question of debt restructuring, amidst this coronavirus crisis, and new institutions that may be required. Thank you.”

JACQUES CHEMINADE: First, on this tourist issue. Very different countries, like Sri Lanka, Cuba, or France, had, because they were not able to develop industrially or to really have a fair development of agriculture, have to make money on tourism; on their beautiful things to see in Sri Lanka, in Cuba, or in France. But this tourism was of a kind not of an educational treatment of the culture of the country, but to a kind of servant economy transformation of the country where there was a service economy based on let’s say arranging things for people who wanted to have fun. This has been a complete disaster. This is because of a lack of a commitment to an economic physical development, like Lyndon LaRouche developed during all his life, and industrial development connected to, as part of representing this in-depth economic development. Therefore, what happened is that progressively, despite the benefits of tourism — I would say because of the type of economy what was created — the countries were trapped into a debt system. This affected first the countries of the Southern Hemisphere. It affected countries of Ibero-America, countries of Asia, and in particular Africa. Through a system of accumulation of interest over interest, this is what our friend Dennis Small calls the banker’s economy or free market. The free market becomes sort of a flee market where they rob you; it has become that. So, it has become debt that accumulates over debt, and you have normally, or if you follow this accumulation of debt because in an unfair economy, you have to pay two, three, four times more debt that what you got from the loans. This is what was imposed on the countries of the South. It is coming inside countries like Spain, Italy, or France at this point.

So, you have the whole world trapped into this debt system. And the whole economy now is an economy which is no more, I would say, a free market economy. It is a controlled free market economy by the laws of the British Empire imposed by central banks. So, this is only maintained through fake money. You have flows and flows of fake money dumped on the markets, which don’t go to the producers, don’t go even to the consumers. This fake money goes into the whole financial secrets of the oligarchy. So, this is what has to be forever eliminated. It’s the British system of Anglo-ization of Anglo-Dutch system of an economy which is not based on a human level and human development, but it’s based on financial dictatorship. Which I call now the system under which we are; a market economy without a market; a dictatorship of these financial interests in all sectors, including culture.

So, we have to free ourselves from that. All the life of Lyndon LaRouche in particular as a point of reference historically, was in 1982 with Lopez Portillo, and in 1976 with our friend Fred Wills in Colombo, was to say we need to be freed from the debt. And we need a bank organized for the development of whole countries of the world. This is what the World Bank was intended to be after World War II. But then, as the Bretton Woods system, it was miscarried by all the Western leaders. What we need now, is what the Chinese with the New Silk Road are doing by let’s say directing economies. It’s an economy based on real physical development, and a growth based on the development of the creative potential of the human being, including in culture. There are efforts in China for Classical culture, for Classical Chinese poetry. And all of this is connected to the whole — which the West would never tell about that — to the whole development of the New Silk Road concept of the Belt and Road Initiative.

So you have that as a reference. And you have the whole fight of our lives which comes into this direction. And now we have a big chance that this becomes for us a real point existing in reality and accomplished. So, we have to go much further, and we speak about the World Land-Bridge. There has been a World Land-Bridge, as we said it with the United States, China, Russia, India, and all other countries that would be connected to this system. So, it demands a mobilization of the leaders of the world, but also the populations everywhere to put pressure on the leaders of the world and the economic system. It’s very interesting from that standpoint that the Yellow Vests in France are calling some of us to be experts in this debt moratorium or debt amelioration, which would get rid of this debt system and see what’s fair and unfair debt.

So, the Glass-Steagall proposal is absolutely a part of that. It means that banks which are involved in giving credit or organizing deposit accounts would be separated from banks which are involved in the markets and which are becoming elements or scions of this whole British system. So, the separation would clean the system.

We need much more, that’s why we need a credit system for the future, developing this type of physical economy with increasing productivity per unit of surface per human being and per matter brought into it. So, this is a sense of a high flux density economy; high energy-flux density should be the choice of this economy.

Among the Four Laws of Lyndon LaRouche, this is the fourth law. What you should choose once you clean the system, and once you get rid of this debt system. That’s the key, because it’s there that you have to invest human creativity in things that put human beings at the border of this capacity to create. And it will connect the space programs — the astronaut, after all, has to work both with his brains and his hands; exactly like farmers have to work with their brains and their hands. The more advanced farmers in the United States or in Europe are, in their tractors, real astronauts on Earth. I liked a lot this presentation of our American farmer, Mike Callicrate, who said that the soil itself has to be seen as a living matter. It is something that is alive, and it has to be enriched and developed. It has not to be seen as a support or something that you take advantage of; it is something that you feed into for the future. I think that this concept is what links the astronaut and the farmer and which links all of us in this society. I raise this issue of farmer’s education, because I think, what we always discussed with Lyndon LaRouche, that the type of education that this requires is an education which creates or generates in human beings this constantly increasing capacity and this joy to create when you do something socially good for the others. It’s a big issue today, as Helga said before, is public health, because it’s a matter that involves the whole world. It demands world cooperation. And what I keep repeating is that instead of organizing hospitals through financial management, we should organize states as hospitals for the care and development of the people.

SPEED: Thank you, Jacques. Now, Diane, who is an orchestral conductor, has the following task. We have approximately 15 minutes all together. It means that what we have here is very little time for discussion. In fact, what’s going to happen is, she’s going to pose something that came from a couple of countries, and each of you is going to have approximately two minutes to say whatever you have to say, both to one another, you can choose to respond to the question or not, but that’s what you’re going to have. Diane will now take the floor, and if necessary, I will intervene.

DIANE SARE: OK. This question is from Ambassador Mauricio Ortiz, who is the Ambassador of Costa Rica to Canada. He says:

“In your proposal you mention ‘an emergency mission to build a fully functional health infrastructure for the world particularly in South America, Africa, and parts of Asia.’ This proposal is very much needed in those regions.

“Are the international financial institutions willing to invest in that proposal, and what will be the arguments from the Schiller Institute to these institutions to make it real?

“If your proposal is realized, you might note that our country, Costa Rica, has an efficient primary health system with more than 1,000 rural health posts and, along with Chile and Cuba, one of the best health programs in Latin America. This is a system that can be replicated in other countries, including developed countries.”

I’m going to ask the other question here as well. This one comes from the Mission from Colombia to the United Nations:

“Dear all, on behalf of the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations I would like to pose the following question: How can Latin America play a determining role in the consolidation of this new global configuration?”

“Best regards, Carolina Gutiérrez Bacci; Third Secretary”

SPEED: OK, so what we’re going to do is this. You can choose to address either of the questions or neither of the questions, because you only have, as I said, a couple of minutes. I’m going to start quickly with Bob Baker.

BOB BAKER: Thank you, Dennis. In terms of the health infrastructure and my particular focus on agriculture, I think it’s an absolutely vital situation to develop a food system where everybody can get a proper diet of nutritional food. That is the basis on which to build the argument why every community should have access to the most advanced healthcare that science has brought us to this day. But the driver in that obstacle behind the scenes is an international financial cartel that’s building world global monopolies to stop that. To the extent the nations of the world can expose that and unite the people to take a stand against it, that’s going to be a very important aspect of getting a healthcare system internationally. But this is also why this type of conference we’re having becomes very instrumental if not a key element of getting that done.

SPEED: Thank you. Now I want to go to Kirk Meighoo, whose presentation I particularly appreciated.

KIRK MEIGHOO: Thank you very much. I’ll quickly address the problem. We’re close neighbors of Costa Rica, and we have some links with them that we’ve established recently. This problem of self-sufficiency is something, especially for a small society, and all these small little islands, the question of self-sufficiency in everything is just simply not there.

So, people have even asked questions whether we deserve to be independent, or should we be permanent colonies? These are questions that stay with us, even after independence. It’s something we struggle with. We do have to have a system where we do access, just as the last speaker said, the best healthcare possible for all humanity. But we cannot simply be recipients, receivers of these things; dependents, colonial dependents as we have been for 500 years. We have to have a system where we are also producers.

So, what is the system of trading a local economy, of local production where we are contributing to our own development, as well as participating with others? That is the type of system that the global financial system has been against, and has never been for. It is the old imperial system, and they are just merely modern continuations of that. What we have to do, what our task is, is to create this new system. Not just money from the old system to create this, but how do we make the system where not only do we each benefit from the best the world has to offer, but that we are also contributors, as full human beings to it, as well. That is where I would like to leave it.

SPEED: OK, thank you. Walter Formento, you’re up.

WALTER FORMENTO: [as translated] All of the contributions that are made are very significant. It’s clear that for South America the call for the five nations that Putin made, which Helga also referred to, is a matter of great hope, because this would allow us to ensure that we could achieve peace. Therefore, it will be international politics that will allow us to decide things based on a dialogue of civilizations, a dialogue of peoples, of nations, what the future of mankind and nature will be. In Argentina in particular, the production of food — Argentina is a great producer of food, along with South America, along with Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay as well. The great multinational conglomerates involved in the food sector have taken control as of 30 years ago in Argentina, both in terms of our ability to produce as well as export.

Therefore, at this moment in Argentina and in South America, governments have changed, and with the backing of such an international conference that President Putin has called for, we can move forward in providing sovereign channels for both producing and exporting. The policies that can be carried out inside Argentina in the food sector have to do with allowing producers’ cooperatives to be a part of the great conglomerates that engage in production. We shouldn’t dissolve large-scale production and technology, but rather introduce the nations and all society through such cooperatives so that they participate in the solution, and to be part of the solution. Therefore, there is a way to democratize production.

SPEED: We’re going to have to stop. Thank you. Sorry, we’re going to have to move on. Mike Callicrate?

CALLICRATE: I was really moved by Dr. Meighoo’s comments about islands and the small economies on those islands. I can really get somebody pretty seriously depressed when we talk about the state of the world. But, I can also lift them and get them more excited when I talk about the possibility of going home. Going home to our communities and making them as good as we possibly can. Become wealth creators, grow things, make things, restore the primary wealth trading enterprises to societies around the world. Like with Kirk, if you can just stop the predators, the economic, financial, big food monopoly predators from extracting the wealth and leaving nothing but poverty behind, I think we can begin to repair this damage. Because we do control, as farmers and ranchers and citizens, we do to a large extent control our ability to create the wealth. It’s what happens to it after we create it. The last speaker talked about we shouldn’t dissolve the big corporations. I would argue yes, we should dissolve them. The big corporations should be broken up; not completely eliminate their facilities, but at least put them to where they have to perform in line with the public good. So, I love that analogy of those small islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and islands all across the Caribbean and how that is very much like the islands in rural America, in rural communities around the world. I’m saying let’s go back to making things and growing things, and teach that and kill this model of industrialization of these critical industries, like food.

SPEED: Thank you, very good. We’re trying to get Diogène Senny’s audio up. I don’t think we have it yet. So, let’s go to Jacques.

CHEMINADE: Just one word about Cuban doctors, to speak about that island. It’s proof that you can have the most advanced medicine, interferon, where French doctors have to go there to learn from them. Then you have the best doctors, because they stay and live where the patients stay and live. And third, they are involved in cooperation with other countries in the whole world. They send them, and they do a very good job. In particular, they are now in Doha, in Europe in Italy, and now in French Martinique, so the French have to recognize — and sometimes it’s difficult for them — that these were the best; a team of 15 Cuban doctors in Martinique now. So that’s proof that an island can do an excellent job in a very advanced field, and at the same time they are most human.

SPEED: Thank you. I hope that we have the audio for the Pan-African Congress representative. We are not going off until I hear that. We’re going to do a sit-in until we hear from him!

SENNY: [as translated] The global question of poverty is just a part of the world situation and the African situation. We all know that when we present the situation of the continent, we are more interested in the question of the debt, money, slavery, and we forget that, for example, monoculture which has been imposed by the international cartels have destroyed agriculture with the hedge funds that I denounce, because they want to make money with our land. They buy what we have in our continent, in our countries, to generate profit for them, for a small group of people. But not allow millions of lives of people to develop their land.

That’s why this question of agriculture and self-sufficiency in Africa is one of the most important problems. It’s not an agriculture, it’s a money culture; that’s the agriculture we have. If we want to have modern rice, we have to have modern developments. It’s very important for us, this agricultural question. We see that it is a world problem. What was used before by the African farmers are not in their own hands, because it is in the hands of the hedge funds, the speculative hedge funds.

It is very important to understand, and it is not very well known in the international debate now. That’s what I wanted to add. Thank you very much.

SPEED: Thank you very much. So, now Diane, you have 45 seconds, and I have 45 seconds. Do your postlude.

SARE: OK. I’ll be very brief. I think we should all remember that we have been blessed to have inhabit a beautiful, fertile planet which is very conducive to sustaining life, and in particular human life, if we are sane. But there are 2 trillion galaxies or more in the universe, and each of these many have many other planets. So, contrary to the views of the Malthusians and the money-changers, the creativity of each and every human being on this planet is urgently needed; because we are not capable of making too many discoveries to develop the universe as a whole. Therefore, we have to grow into a new era of mankind.

SPEED: Thank you. So, I will now conclude this panel — largely due to time — by just pointing out that we’ve had Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States all on this panel in the form of discussion. This is the process that must be correlative to whatever happens among heads of state. And this process which the Schiller Institute is initiating, which is also bringing up various forms of important ideas and painful truths as well, is crucial to the actual success of the global Four-Power and related summit that we’ve been talking about. Finally, in the era of coronavirus, this is the only means by which people will be able to prosper and not perish; is this people-to-people dialogue we’ve conducted here.

I want to thank all of the panelists who were with us today. I think there’s a lot that can be done also in additional presentations that we may find in the future, pairing some of you together. I’d certainly like to see the Pan-African Congress together with Mr. Mike Callicrate. I’d like to see Kirk Meighoo involved in some discussions like that. Jacques is always welcome, and he’s always teaching us things. He had something new for us today; go back and take a look at his presentation afterwards, because he has some very interesting ideas that he put forward there.

So, we’re going to conclude now…




2 min. video: Tom Gillesberg om Schiller Instituttets kommende videokonference d. 27. juni kl. 16

Invitation og live video link til Schiller Instituttets internationale konference lørdag den 27. juni kl. 16:
Vil menneskeheden blomstre op eller gå til grunde?
Fremtiden kræver et ‘Fire-magts topmøde’ nu

 

Og hér kan hele Politisk Orienteringen ses.




Helga Zepp-LaRouche retter ’en appel til amerikanske borgere: Hvad verden har brug for fra Amerika!’

Den 24. maj (EIRNS) – Følgende appel af Helga Zepp-LaRouche er det afsluttende kapitel i det netop udgivne LaRouchePAC-dokument  “The LaRouche Plan to Reopen the U.S. Economy: The World Needs 1.5 Billion New, Productive Jobs.”  (’LaRouche-planen for genåbning af den amerikanske økonomi: Verden har brug for 1.5 milliard nye produktive job).

Vi er kommet til det tidspunkt, hvor borgerne i USA er nødt til at huske den bedste tradition i deres historie: Den amerikanske Frihedskrig, Uafhængighedskrigen mod det Britiske Imperium, principperne der er udtrykt i forfatningen og Uafhængighedserklæringen, og principperne i det Amerikanske økonomiske System, som udviklet af Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay og Henry C. Carey.

Essensen af alle disse aspekter af den amerikanske historie fremgår meget klart i forordet til forfatningen:

”Vi – den amerikanske befolkning – forordner og etablerer denne forfatning for Amerikas Forenede Stater, med henblik på at danne en mere perfekt union, etablere retfærdighed, sikre indenrigs ro, sørge for fælles forsvar, fremme den generelle velfærd og sikre frihedens velsignelser for os selv og vores efterkommere”.

Hensigten med forfatningen, som udtrykt i forordet, om at fremme den generelle velfærd, ikke kun for den nuværende generation, men også for alle fremtidige generationer, indeholder en ubetinget afvisning af den såkaldte “aktionærværdi”-politik og globaliseringens uhæmmede frie handel, der dengang, som nu, blev promoveret af det britiske imperium, hvilket ikke alene har udvidet kløften i selve USA mellem en klasse af stadig rigere milliardærer og det stigende antal fattige, men også er ansvarlig for den katastrofale underudvikling i såkaldte udviklingslande.

Det står klart, at verden aldrig vil vende tilbage til den tingenes tilstand, der eksisterede før coronavirus-pandemien brød ud. Vi befinder os ved et absolut vendepunkt i historien, hvor vi enten vil være i stand til at bringe verden i orden, med det program vi har skitseret på disse sider for at besejre underudviklingen, eller vi trues med at styrte ned i en mørk tidsalder. Fasen med ubegrænset globalisering, som tilhængerne af en unipolær verden har forsøgt at gennemføre, især efter Sovjetunionens sammenbrud i 1991, og som førte til en global bølge af protester, herunder valget af Donald Trump, er ovre for altid.

Lyndon LaRouche havde forudsagt den katastrofe, der nu udfolder sig for vores øjne i alle dens aspekter, fra hans karakterisering af præsident Nixons katastrofale ødelæggelse af Bretton Woods-systemet i 1971 og hans prognoser for faren for pandemier som følge af den monetaristiske politik, til det systemiske sammenbrud af det finansielle system. I løbet af det samme tidsrum, der strækker sig over et halvt århundrede, præsenterede han et hidtil uset antal løsninger til at overvinde kriserne i USA og internationalt, og det er i den samme ånd, at programmet her er udtænkt.

Enhver ærlig person, der læser disse analyser og program-forslag i dag, i lyset af den aktuelle pandemi og ødelæggelsen af den reelle økonomi, vil konkludere, at Lyndon LaRouche var en mand med forsyn. Idéen om forsyn er ikke her ment i en streng religiøs forstand, men i at hele hans tankemetode var i så stor overensstemmelse med principperne for det fysiske univers, at hans analyser og kreative forslag var af en enorm, næsten profetisk præcision. Han tænkte og arbejdede “i harmoni” med universets intention, og – hvis det forstås korrekt – med Skaberens.

Derfor er den største forbrydelse, der blev begået ved den uretfærdige fængsling og livslange bagvaskelse af LaRouche – foretaget af det samme McCarthyagtige apparat der er ansvarlig for det igangværende kupforsøg mod præsident Trump – ikke kun den skandaløse uretfærdighed begået mod LaRouche personligt, men frem for alt, at det har gjort det ekstremt vanskeligt for amerikanere og andre over hele verden at få adgang til disse løsninger. På mange måder er de enorme genvordigheder, som befolkningen nu døjer med på grund af kombinationen af pandemien og den økonomiske krise, resultatet af den politiske forfølgelse af denne ekstraordinære tænker. Og desværre er hans advarsel om, at ingen ville være sikker, hvis hans forfølgelse blev tolereret, gået i opfyldelse. Når man f.eks. overvejer, hvordan general Flynn er, og vil blive, retsforfulgt kommer man i tanke om Martin Niemöllers berømte citat: ”Da nazisterne kom efter kommunisterne, tav jeg; jeg var ikke kommunist. Da de spærrede socialdemokraterne inde, tav jeg; jeg var ikke socialdemokrat. Da de kom efter fagforeningsfolkene, var jeg tavs; jeg var ikke fagforeningsmand.”

Det er på høje tid, at Lyndon LaRouche, manden og hans ideer, bliver fuldstændig renset, og jeg opfordrer personligt præsident Trump til at gøre det.

Men Lyndon LaRouches ideer lever, hvilket dette program til oprettelse af 1,5 milliarder nye, produktive job verden over understreger. USA har nu nået et bristepunkt i sin historie, hvor enten ideerne i traditionen af den amerikanske forfatning realiseres, eller det britiske imperiums finansielle generobring af den amerikanske koloni vil kaste hele verden, sammen med USA, ud i en mørk tidsalder. Dette er tidspunktet, hvor de krav som Nicholas Cusanus – der med sine værker tilbage i det 15. århundrede allerede havde lagt grundlaget for den amerikanske republik – fremlagde i sin Concordantia Catholica, nu er blevet et spørgsmål om overlevelse for hele verden. Han fastslog, at det eneste legitime grundlag for en nations eksistens er dens forpligtelse til alle nationers almene vel, og til et sådant forhold mellem alle nationer. Netop dette var Benjamin Franklins intention med den amerikanske forfatning og Uafhængighedserklæringen mod det Britiske Imperium. Det var også præsident John Quincy Adams opfattelse, at USA udenrigspolitisk skulle være en del af en alliance med fuldstændig uafhængige suveræne republikker knyttet sammen af en fælles idé, og at Amerika ikke var påkaldt til “at gå udenlands på jagt efter monstre at ødelægge.”

Nøglen til at opbygge en sådan hårdt tiltrængt alliance i dag er positivt samarbejde mellem USA og Kina. Coronavirus-pandemien har unægteligt gjort det klart, at den kombinerede industrielle kapacitet i verdensøkonomien er udhulet, og ikke tilnærmelsesvis tilstrækkelig til at brødføde og opretholde værdigheden af verdens befolkning i dag. Samarbejde mellem de to største økonomier i verden er derfor en væsentlig forudsætning for at overvinde indvirkningen af pandemier, sult og fattigdom i Afrika, Latinamerika, dele af Asien og endda regioner i Europa og USA.

Selvom der, takket være manipulationerne fra de britiske hemmelige tjenester og anglofile politikere i USA, er blevet gjort stor skade på forholdet mellem USA og Kina gennem gensidige beskyldninger med hensyn til oprindelsen og håndteringen af coronavirus, og skønt den nuværende ”Kina-hetz” fremkalder de mørkeste erindringer fra McCarthy-perioden, er et konstruktivt samarbejde mellem USA og Kina ikke alene absolut muligt, men peger også på vejen til en ny æra i menneskets historie. Denne æra må være kendetegnet ved at overvinde geopolitikken og fremme alle nationers generelle velfærd på denne planet.

I betragtning af de eksistentielle problemer, som mange mennesker i Amerika står overfor på grund af pandemien, er der muligvis ikke megen offentlig opmærksomhed på den enorme kløft, der eksisterer mellem det image, som USA nød i verden på tidspunktet for Den amerikanske Frihedskrig og under præsidenterne George Washington, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln eller Franklin Delano Roosevelt, og så det USA der har ført uendelige krige i hele verden siden afslutningen af Sovjetunionen under Bush- og Obama-administrationerne. Engang blev Amerika betragtet af alle republikanske kredse rundt om i verden som et frihedstempel, og et fyrtårn for håb; som et land hvis forfatning tjente som model for republikanske forhåbninger i mange lande over hele verden. Men under Bush- og Obama-regeringerne veg beundring og venskab for frygt, eller det der er værre, den amerikanske militære magt.

Den er fem minutter i midnat, mht. at leve op til løftet om et konstruktivt forhold til præsident Xi Jinping og Kina, som opstod i de tidlige dage af Trump-administrationen. I betragtning af at “Russiagate” fuldstændig er miskrediteret og den sandsynlige retssag mod de britisk inspirerede kupmagere, er der intet der står i vejen for et konstruktivt samarbejde mellem USA og Rusland, som det er blevet vist af NASA og Roscosmos. Hvis USA nu tager føringen i det økonomiske genopbygningsprogram og skabelsen af 1,5 milliarder produktive job i verden, og hjælper med til at gøre den Nye Silkevej til ‘Verdens-Landbroen’, vil USA i hele verdens øjne genvinde den position, det engang havde: som en pioner for frihed og håb for hele menneskeheden.

— Helga Zepp-LaRouche

 




Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Luk finansmarkederne nu

Den 18. marts. Helga Zepp-LaRouche offentliggjorde i dag en optagelse af følgende hasteudtalelse:

Dette er Helga Zepp-LaRouche som taler. Jeg er grundlægger og præsident af Schiller Instituttet.

Det er soleklart, at efter finansmarkedernes dramatiske rutschebanetur de seneste dage, er denne systemiske krise ved at komme ud af kontrol.

Den eneste løsning for at forhindre en yderligere ødelæggelse af den reelle økonomi, en dramatisk stigning i massearbejdsløshed og tab af menneskeliv blandt de fattige og sårbare dele af befolkningen er at lukke finansmarkederne ned.

Dette er et nødvendigt første skridt, for derefter at bruge denne bankferie til at gennemføre reorganiseringen af finanssystemet, begyndende med en global Glass/Steagall-bankopdeling, præcis ligesom Franklin Roosevelt gjorde det i 1933.

Tiltagene, som blev taget af de europæiske regeringer samt USA, såsom at give kreditter til firmaer, udsættelse af skattebetalinger, og sågar mulig, direkte uddeling af penge – såkaldte helikopterpenge – selvom intentionen er at sørge for at industrier, institutioner og arbejdsstyrken kan fungere, vil ikke være tilstrækkelige, fordi systemet er håbløst bankerot.

Størstedelen af de enorme mængder af likviditet, som er blevet indskudt i dette fallerede monetære system efter 2008, og dernæst i et stigende omfang efter den 17. september, 2019, har blot forøget kasinoøkonomiens aktivitet og spekulanternes vanvid. Centralbankernes forsøg på at vedligeholde denne spekulative sektor, kan kun føre til en hyperinflationær eksplosion som i Tyskland i 1923.

Lukningen af finansmarkederne må gå hånd i hånd med et øjeblikkeligt hastetopmøde mellem verdens vigtigste regeringer – USA, Kina, Rusland og Indien – med andres støtte, for at træffe en beslutning om den presserende reorganisering af finanssystemet og oprettelsen af et Nyt Bretton Woods-system, som dette var tilsigtet af Franklin Roosevelt og forlangt af Lyndon LaRouche, for at genstarte den fysiske økonomi verden over.

Sådanne omgående skridt er uundværlige, eftersom coronavirus-pandemien kun kan bringes under kontrol, hvis virussets spredning stoppes og et tilstrækkeligt sundhedsvæsen er etableret i hvert land.
Dette er en lakmusprøve for at afgøre, om menneskeheden har den moralske egnethed til at overleve.

 

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the International Schiller Institute, called for closing the financial markets to halt the inevitable collapse of the global casino economy and to reorganize it, shutting down the speculative financial operations which have preyed on the global economy.

Transcript:

This is Helga Zepp-LaRouche speaking. I am the founder and president of the Schiller Institute.

It is absolutely clear, that after the rollercoaster, dramatic losses of the financial markets in the recent days, the systemic crisis is spinning out of control.

The only remedy to prevent a further devastation of the real economy, a dramatic increase of mass unemployment and the loss of lives of the poor and vulnerable segments of the population is to close down the financial markets.

This is the necessary first step, to then use this banking holiday to implement the reorganization of the financial system, starting with a global Glass-Steagall separation of the banks, exactly as Franklin D. Roosevelt did in 1933.

The measures which were taken by the European governments and the United States, such as credits for enterprises, delays in tax payments, and even possible direct handouts of money—the so-called helicopter money—while intended to keep the functions of industry, institutions and the workforce going, will not be sufficient, because the system is hopelessly bankrupt.

Most of the enormous amounts of liquidity which have been injected into this bankrupt monetary system after 2008, and in an escalated way after September 17, 2019, has just increased the activity of the casino economy and the frenzy of the speculators. The effort by the central banks to maintain that speculative sector can only lead to a hyperinflationary blowout as in Germany in 1923.

The closing of the financial markets must be accompanied by an immediate emergency summit of the most important governments of the world: the United States, China, Russia and India—supported by others, to determine the urgent reorganization of the financial system and the establishment of a New Bretton Woods system, as it was intended by Franklin D. Roosevelt and called for by Lyndon LaRouche, to restart the physical economy worldwide.

Such immediate steps are indispensable, since the coronavirus pandemic can only be brought under control if the spread of the virus is stopped and an adequate health system is established in every country.

This is a test, to determine if humanity has the moral fitness to survive.

https://www.larouchepac.com/20200318/urgent-helga-zepp-larouche-calls-immediate-banking-holiday




Ekspresopdatering af appellen den 28. februar 2020
til præsident Trump, præsident Xi, præsident Putin, premierminister Modi
og andre landes ledere om hastegennemførelse af Lyndon LaRouches fire love

Opdateret den 8 marts 2020

Af Helga Zepp-LaRouche, præsident for Schiller Instituttet

De fleste sundhedseksperter betegner nu officielt coronavirus som en pandemi, og kun et fåtal undgår dette udtryk for ikke at ‘puste for meget til’ markederne og investeringerne i “pandemiske obligationer’. Det står også klart, at denne pandemi vil være dødsstødet for det i øvrigt allerede bankerotte finanssystem, hvor det største aktiemarkedskollaps siden 2008, det hidtil usete fald i udbyttet på 10-årige amerikanske statsobligationer og meddelelsen fra Bostons centralbankdirektør, Eric Rosengren, om at gå over til ”helikopterpenge”, er alarmerende og ubestridelige signaler.

I stedet for at tage ved lære af Kina, som ifølge WHO har sat en ny standard for håndtering af en sådan krise, har de fleste regeringer (Italien og Japan er undtagelser) ikke brugt den tre måneder lange varselstid, som de fik på grund af Kinas effektive alarmberedskab. Det er chokerende – men ikke overraskende – hvor fuldstændig uformående det liberale etablissement har vist sig at være i forhold til at reflektere over det faktum, at det er deres politik, der er årsagen til at hele den menneskelige civilisation nu er truet, og i forhold til at drage konklusionerne og ændre deres fremgangsmåder.
Allerede i 1974 oprettede Lyndon LaRouche en økologisk-biologisk ‘Holocaust- arbejdsgruppe’ for at undersøge virkningerne af IMF og Verdensbankens politik for nedskæring af fødevare- og energiforbrug samt sundhedsudgifter i udviklingslandene – der viste at dette ville føre til biologiske katastrofer, fremkomsten af gamle og nye sygdomme og pandemier. I de følgende årtier offentliggjorde LaRouche og hans bevægelse mange flere advarsler samt fremlagde konkrete udviklingsprogrammer for alle kontinenter, hvis udførelse ville have forhindret den nuværende krise i at komme ud af kontrol.

Selvfølgelig vil de såkaldt industrialiserede lande på en eller anden måde klare krisen, men til hvilken pris? På grund af privatiseringen – dvs. profitorienteringen – af sundhedssektoren, er der nu alt for få senge til intensiv behandling. Den belgiske læge og leder af den nationale lægefagforening, Dr. Philippe Devos, har netop advaret om, at denne mangel vil føre til nedprioritering af gamle mennesker for de unges skyld, når antallet af tilfælde overstiger antallet af tilgængelige faciliteter til intensiv behandling, hvilket han forventer vil ske. Vil vi vende tilbage til skråplanet med at afslutte “uværdige liv”, som blev fordømt i Nürnberg-retssagerne?

Og hvad med de fattige lande, som ikke engang har kapacitet til test, endsige behandling? Hvad med lande som Haiti, Nigeria og Bangladesh? Hvad med Iran, hvor sanktionerne af medicinske forsyninger helt klart allerede forårsager unødige tab af mange menneskeliv?

Hvad med græshoppeplagen i afrikanske og asiatiske lande, en fare, som har været kendt i mange måneder, og hvor den latterligt lille påkrævede økonomiske hjælp på $ 76 millioner ikke er blevet ydet, så der nu er fare for, at græshoppesværmene udvikler sig til en fuldgyldig invasion, der truer millioner af menneskers liv i løbet af kort tid?

Hvad med de barbariske optrin ved den græsk-tyrkiske grænse, hvor politi fra begge sider bruger tåregas mod flygtninge; hvor den ene side muligvis “iscenesætter” disse mennesker, der absolut ingenting ejer, men den anden side, ikke mindre barbarisk, forsøger at opretholde ”beskyttelsen” af EU’s ydre grænser? Tror EU-etablissementet virkelig, at de kan bygge en ny ‘Limes-linje’ rundt om Europa, (Limes Germanicus var den befæstede grænse, der adskilte Romerriget fra de germanske stammer, red.) mens Sydvestasien og Afrika sprænges indad af en coronavirus-pandemi, en græshoppeplage, sult og desperation?

Dette etablissement vendte det blinde øje til Bush- og Obama-administrationernes interventionskrige, som trods alt er hovedårsagen til flygtningekrisen. De har ikke haft nogen interesse i at opbygge infrastruktur i Afrika i de seneste årtier, hovedsageligt på grund af deres neo-malthusianske ideologi. Har de i virkeligheden accepteret ideen om at lade denne pandemi og denne græshoppeplage følge deres ”naturlige gang”? Og falder dette ikke i tråd med den grønne ideologi, der forkynder at det er godt for miljøet at have færre mennesker?

Der er en løsning på denne eksistentielle krise, men når den såkaldte ”elite” er moralsk uegnet til at indføre de nødvendige reformer, har vi brug for en bred mobilisering af befolkningen, der må blive ”statsborgere” (Staatsbürger). Der må være et udbredt, folkeligt krav om, at de førende lande i verden – startende med USA, Kina, Rusland og Indien – støttet af andre – må gennemføre følgende trin i omorganiseringen af det nuværende finanssystem:

1) Der må omgående indføres et globalt system med bankadskillelse, efter nøje forbillede af Roosevelts Glass/Steagall-lov af den 16. juni 1933. Inden for dette system skal de almindelige banker stilles under statslig beskyttelse og adskilles fuldstændigt med en brandmur fra de spekulative investeringsbanker, der ikke længere har adgang til de almindelige bankers formuer eller til skatteyderbetalte redningsaktioner. Disse bankers giftige papirer, indbefattet løbende derivatkontrakter, skal afskrives. Berettigede fordringer, der har med den reelle økonomi at gøre eller med den arbejdende befolknings pensioner og andre formueværdier, skal også anerkendes som gyldige i det nye system. Visse former for betalingskrav må dog foreløbig indefryses og undersøges af statslige institutioner for deres berettigelse.

2) Der må oprettes en nationalbank i alle lande, i traditionen fra Alexander Hamiltons Bank of the United States eller i stil med den tyske Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau efter 2. Verdenskrig, således at statslige kreditter kan forsyne den fysiske økonomi med de nødvendige midler for produktive investeringer. Udstedelsen af disse kreditter må rette sig efter principperne om en høj energistrømningstæthed og en optimal forøgelse af produktionsmidlernes og arbejdskraftens produktivitet gennem en betoning af videnskabelige og teknologiske fremskridt.

3) Mellem deltagerlandene må der indføres et system med faste valutakurser, og der skal indgås samarbejdsaftaler mellem suveræne stater angående nøje definerede infrastruktur- og udviklingsprojekter. Disse aftaler udgør tilsammen faktisk et nyt Bretton Woods-system i Roosevelts forstand, med det udtrykkelige formål at fremme udviklingslandenes udvikling.

4) Den yderst nødvendige forøgelse af verdensøkonomiens produktivitet for at kunne forsørge en global befolkning på næsten otte milliarder mennesker i dag må tilvejebringes gennem et internationalt hasteprogram, for at virkeliggøre fusionsenergi og andre avancerede teknologier, såsom optisk biofysik og biovidenskaberne, for at kunne finde løsninger på problemer som coronavirus, såvel som et internationalt samarbejde inden for rumfart og rumteknologi; dette kan skabe den nødvendige næste økonomiske platform for verdensøkonomien, sådan som økonomen Lyndon LaRouche har udviklet det.
Bælte- og Vejinitiativet, der blev indledt af præsident Xi Jinping, og som 157 lande allerede har tilsluttet sig, tilbyder et konkret perspektiv for at bringe den industrielle udvikling til Sydvestasien og Afrika, hvilket der er et presserende behov for. Kina har tilbudt at samarbejde med alle lande på planeten i et ‘win-win-samarbejde’ om at udvide Den Nye Silkevej til Sydvestasien og Afrika og på denne måde give et konkret udviklingsperspektiv, hvilket er den eneste humane måde at løse flygtningekrisen på. USA og alle europæiske nationer må og skal samarbejde om denne plan.

Vi, de undertegnede, retter denne indtrængende appel til de nævnte regeringer om nu at handle i dette øjeblik med dets voldsomme udfordringer for hele menneskehedens sikkerhed og eksistens, for at korrigere fejlene i det nuværende system der førte til den øjeblikkelige krise, og vende tilbage til principperne for det almene vel, nationalstatens suverænitet, fødevare- og energisikkerhed, medens vi antager en vision for menneskehedens fælles mål og et fremtidigt fællesskab for menneskeheden.

Der er intet bedre tidspunkt til at gennemføre disse nødvendige forandringer end lige nu, her i Beethoven-året, hvor hans monumentale værk udgør et smukt billede af et nyt mønster for en bedre fremtid for menneskeslægten.

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Dansk afskrift: Hastetopmøde påtrængende nødvendigt
for at håndtere kommende finanskrak og faren for krig
Schiller Instituttets ugentlige webcast med Helga Zepp LaRouche d. 26. feb. 2020

Harley Schlanger: Goddag, jeg er Harley Schlanger fra Schiller Instituttet. Velkommen til webcastet i dag med vores grundlægger og præsident Helga Zepp-LaRouche.
Helga, i de sidste par dage har du advaret om at vi står på randen af en finanskrise, et finanskollaps, og at vi stadig som søvngængere bevæger os mod en stigende fare for krig. Du beskrev det, som »at sidde på en krudttønde«. Og du sagde, at finanskrakket ikke ville finde sted på grund af coronavirusset, selvom det måske kunne være en udløser; så hvad er årsagen til dette finanskrak, som du betragter det?
Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Det er et resultat af den virkelige økonomis langvarige erosion fra det neo-liberale systems metoder. Men jeg vil gerne sige et par ting om spørgsmålet om coronavirus COVID19, fordi jeg tror at det dramatisk vil sprede sig: Vi står i en situation, hvor der nu er mange personer der snakker om, at en pandemi formentlig ikke er til at forhindre. Vi har en situation, hvor der i Italien, i Lombardiet, de facto, tages foranstaltninger som i Wuhan- eller Hubei-provinsen i Kina de sidste mange uger; med andre ord, alt er lukket ned, folk bliver bedt om at blive hjemme, særligt fordi de forventer [mange-red.] infektioner, men kun har 4000 hospitalssenge for nødstilfælde; det spreder sig nu.
Lægeholdet fra Kina har også lige udgivet nye tal, som jeg synes er meget interessante: nemlig at infektionsraten af personer under 19, der inficeres med coronavirusset, praktisk talt er nul. For personer op til 50 år er infektionsraten 0,3 %; for personer der er 70 år eller ældre er det 8 %, og for personer over 80 år er det 15 %. Så, hvis man ser på det, og også det faktum at folk er blevet testet, folk har ingen symptomer, mange steder har testning ikke fundet sted. Nogle europæiske myndigheder havde en fuldstændig forsinket reaktion – dette blev nævnt i dag, sågar af eksperter på den officielle »Deutschlandfunk« radiokanal – jeg tror at udbredelsen formentlig allerede er ude af kontrol, og det vil betyde at enorme nødforanstaltninger må tages.
Dog mener jeg ikke, at det er grund til at gå i panik, da løsningen uden tvivl eksisterer, men det kræver en radikal forandring af måden hvorpå ting er blevet gjort i de sidste årtier. Jeg mener at vi har brug for en pakkeløsning: Hvad Schiller Instituttet og Lyndon LaRouche har offentliggjort i lang tid, at der er absolut behov for at stoppe samfundets styring ud fra aktionærernes interesser, profitmaksimering, penge-skaber-penge, udlicitering af billig arbejdskraft, »her-og-nu«-produktion, og en absurd globalisering i form af arbejdsdelingen af produktionen. Og jeg mener, at vi bør vende tilbage til idéen om fødevaresikkerhed for hvert land – dette er et krav fra landmænd overalt, fordi de ikke er blevet betalt tilnærmelsesvist det, som de har brug for til blot at få paritetsprisen for deres egen produktion. Vi har brug for paritet for landbruget. Det er nødvendigt at vi vender tilbage til suverænitet; vi har brug for fødevaresikkerhed, energisikkerhed, og at vende tilbage til idéen om suveræne principper for økonomien.
Og hvad der nu kommer som et chok for mange, lige pludselig siger selv sådanne personer som Bruno Le Maire, den franske finansminister, som er en ærkeliberal globalist, at dette coronavirus vil være en »game changer«. Og jeg finder det også yderst interessant, at den nuværende chef for Instituttet for Verdensøkonomien (IFW) i Kiel, Gabriel Felbermaur, ligeledes i en udtalelse i dag sagde, at dette coronavirus med al sandsynlighed vil betyde et »Lehman Brothers-øjeblik«. Husk nu på at da Lehman Brothers gik bankerot i september, 2008, var der et chok i den internationale finansverden, fordi de troede at hele systemet ville disintegrere fuldstændig, og at dette var på randen til at ske. Men som vi ved, gjorde centralbankerne intet for at fjerne årsagerne til denne krise, men begyndte i stedet en fuldstændig sindssyg pengeudstedelse, kvantitative lempelser, negative renter! Og det fortsætter indtil i dag.
Se, det vil ikke fortsætte. Vi ved, at finanssystemet er på randen til at bryde sammen, selv uden coronavirusset; men hvis der nu tages skridt, der vil undergrave den internationale produktion og handelskæde, fordi man på kortere sigt måske bliver nødt til at ophæve Schengen-aftalen; muligvis må man vende tilbage til at teste ved grænserne, paskontrol, temperaturtagning, sundhedssymptomer; og det vil måske ikke være muligt at vedligeholde de nuværende former for globale handelsmekanismer. Så det er kriseøjeblik.
Og som jeg sagde, er det ikke en grund til at gå i panik, men vi bliver nødt til at have en anderledes tilgang: Allerede d. 3. januar, efter mordet på den iranske general Qasem Soleimani, opfordrede jeg til at arrangere et hastetopmøde, på det tidspunkt mellem Trump, Xi Jinping og Putin, for at forhindre en optrapning af krisen omkring Iran. I mellemtiden, omkring ti dage senere, fremlagde præsident Vladimir Putin et lignende forslag, denne gang ikke blot en opfordring til disse tre lande, men et forslag til regeringerne der er faste medlemmer af FN’s Sikkerhedsråd, om at de bør organisere et topmøde og drøfte hvilke former for strukturer og værdier de må give sig selv, for at opretholde orden og skabe grundlaget for en fremtid.
Det er det, som bør være på dagsordenen lige nu, og den russiske udenrigsminister, Sergej Lavrov, gentog dette, og sagde at Rusland er i fuld færd med at forberede et sådant topmøde. Schiller Instituttet mobiliserer for at definere dagsordenen for det der nu må blive den nye form for verdensorden der vil forhindre, at en situation ude af kontrol ender i kaos. [Trump-administrationen bekræftede d. 1. marts, at Præsident Trump ønsker at have et snarligt topmøde om atomar nedrustning, med regeringslederne for de fem permanente medlemmer af FNs sikkerhedsråd-red.]
Schlanger: En af de ting du siger er tilsyneladende, at selve den finansielle krise, pga. den neoliberale politik, øger muligheden for en pandemi markant. Præsident Trump, Verdenssundhedsorganisationen (WHO) og andre har lovprist Kina for deres handlinger, men i går angreb udenrigsminister Pompeo endnu engang Kina. Hvad gør Kina? Og du siger, at dette vil blive Italiens politik; følger italienerne den kinesiske model?
Zepp-LaRouche: Jeg mener, at Kina gjorde det eneste mulige man kan gøre, når man står overfor en mulig pandemi. Chefen for WHO sagde flere gange, at Kina, med dets håndtering af coronavirusset, har skabt en ny international standard for hvad der er påkrævet. Som I ved, satte man 60 millioner mennesker i Wuhan og andre store byer i Hubei-provinsen i karantæne i flere uger. Folk fik besked på at blive inden døre, at hver familie kun kan gå ud og handle ind hver anden eller tredje dag. De har bygget, tror jeg, omkring 20 nye superhospitaler på to-tre uger. De har sendt 26.000 sundhedsplejere til regionen, og de har inddæmmet virusset i Wuhan. Infektionsraten er på vej ned, antallet af folk der bliver raske stiger, sammenlignet med nye smittede; og spredningen i resten af Kina er også nedadgående.
Så, jeg tror Kina er ved at bekæmpe og overvinde dette. De har også genstartet den økonomiske aktivitet, og BNP-væksten i det første kvartal vil sandsynligvis være nul procent, men man kan forvente at de vil genoprette og tilmed genvinde nogle af tabene. Se, Kina har gjort dette med en utrolig målrettet fremgangsmåde. Præsident Xi Jinping havde en direkte praktisk politik. Han mødtes hele tiden med absolut alle relevante ansvarlige myndigheder, og han tog personligt ansvar for dette – og det virkede.
Jeg synes hele verden skylder Kina en utrolig tak, fordi Kina har sikret resten af verden værdifuld tid til forberedelser, til at udvikle vacciner, som vi ikke har endnu, men disse ting tager tid. Så, jeg mener Kina bør lovprises for hvad de gjorde, og folk der angriber Kina er bare komplette huleboere, og de burde tie stille, lige meget hvad de forestiller sig, fordi Kina har hjulpet med at redde resten af verden og har gjort verden en utrolig tjeneste.
Nu må man se om de vestlige lande vil være i stand til at klare den på samme måde, fordi jeg kan ikke se hvordan Tyskland, eller Italien eller et ethvert lignende land vil være i stand til at bygge et hospital på en uge. Jeg mener, den kendsgerning at Tyskland i omkring ni år ikke har kunnet bygge lufthavnen i Berlin, har gjort dem til grin i hele verden. Så en masse dårlige vaner, der har udviklet sig i Tyskland og andre vestlige lande, må kasseres, og man må gå tilbage til en helt anden fremgangsmåde, ligesom et lynprogram.
Endvidere, på grund af denne liberale politik, profitorientering, har vi ikke den form for nødhospitalssenge. Jeg tror slet ikke vi er i en position til at håndtere dette, men det er en brat opvågning til, at vi virkelig må gå tilbage til den måde som plejede at være praksis, da det tyske økonomiske mirakel blev til, hvor man også vidste hvordan man byggede ting, og jeg mener, at nu er tidspunktet til at gøre netop dette, og afskaffe en masse fjollede regler og love, der forsinkede tingenes gang. Og jeg mener, at tiden nu er inde til virkelig at gå tilbage til en anden økonomisk metode, af hensyn til folkets almene vel.
Schlanger: Du nævnte Le Maire i Frankrig, der talte om, at dette er en »total vending i globalisering« [game changer in globalization]. Det kunne se ud som om dette således er det perfekte tidspunkt til at gennemføre din afdøde mands forslag om Fire-magts-aftalen, der ville pege mod et Nyt Bretton Woods, og hans Fire Love. Er det hvad du mener burde blive drøftet på dette hastetopmøde?
Zepp-LaRouche: Ja, vi har brug for et nyt paradigme på mange niveauer: De Fire Love, som blev foreslået af min mand allerede i juni, 2014, er absolut den første forhåndsbetingelse for at opnå dette. Han har krævet en genindførelse af Glass-Steagall, adskillelsen af bankerne. Det er absolut nødvendigt for at gøre en ende på kasinoøkonomien, for at bringe erhvervsbankerne under statsbeskyttelse, så de kan begynde at tjene den reelle økonomi igen. Hvis investeringsbankerne så har røde bundlinjer, så er det bare ærgerligt. De kan ikke længere regne med skatteydernes penge, og hvis de ikke finder ud af at overleve, så burde de erklære insolvens.
Derefter er det nødvendigt at vende tilbage til et nationalt banksystem. I Tyskland have man Kreditanstalt für Wiederafbau, kreditinstitutionen for genopbygning i efterkrigstidens periode, som var formet efter Franklin D. Roosevelts Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Dette kunne blive en model, der staks kunne blive iværksat og udvidet. Der er brug for en nationalbank i alle lande, og disse nationalbanker må så være forbundet gennem et kreditsystem, et Nyt Bretton Woods-system, der formidler store, langfristede, lavt forrentede kreditter til produktion i internationale projekter. Hvis vi gør dette, og vi samarbejder med Den nye Silkevej om udviklingen af Afrika og udviklingen af Sydvestasien, udviklingen af Balkan-landene, og genopbygger infrastrukturen i alle de lande som er blevet forsømt, så tror jeg absolut, at vi kan forandre dette. Men det kræver en fuldstændig beslutsom indgriben, og det kan kun komme fra de førende regeringer i verden, fordi de må gennemføre dette imod bestræbelserne fra City of London og Wall Street, der vil være fast besluttet på at forhindre at det sker.
Schlanger: Jeg formoder, at for at tage sig af græshoppekrisen, der også spreder sig, ville man behøve den samme form for samarbejde.
Zepp-LaRouche: Ja, jeg vil gerne sige nogle ord om dette, fordi jeg mener, at hvis vi ikke kan hjælpe Afrika med at håndtere denne græshoppeplage har vi mistet den moralske egnethed til at overleve. Se, jeg synes, at dette spørgsmål om græshopper er meget sigende: Fordi FAO holdt allerede pressekonferencer sidste år med advarsler om, at disse græshopper spredte sig, men der var absolut ingen opmærksomhed fra de internationale medier, så disse græshoppesværme voksede, og nu er de i Etiopien, Eritrea, Kenya og spreder sig til Sudan; de fortærer hver dag lige så meget som 35.000 menneskers daglige forbrug! De spreder sig 150 km per dag, og det anslås, at hvis de ikke stoppes nu ved hjælp af sprøjtning og passende foranstaltninger, vil de mangedobles 500 gange inden juni, og de vil blive en fuldstændig plage, som truer millioner af menneskers liv.
Allerede i dag lever 30 millioner mennesker i fødevareusikkerhed, hvilket betyder at de sulter, og den kendsgerning at intet er blevet gjort, viser at der stadig er dette absolut racistiske, koloniale tankesæt blandt europæerne og generelt i Vesten. Fordi FAO sagde jo i sidste uge, at de blot havde brug for 76 millioner dollars, hvilket er pebernødder! EU donerede 1 million dollars. Da Pompeo var i Etiopien lovede han 8 millioner dollars – Det er jo latterligt! Michael Bloomberg spenderer skam 400 millioner dollars på en måned på sin dumme reklamekampagne for at købe Det hvide Hus, og man kan ikke skaffe 76 millioner dollars til at redde liv?
Dette er den absolutte påvisning af, at Vesten stadig styres af det racistiske, koloniale tankesæt, og de er revnende ligeglade med om Afrika dør. Vi bliver nødt til at ændre dette, fordi jeg i mange år har sagt, at Vestens holdning til Afrika er et spejl af vores egen moralske habitus, og en test af vor egen overlevelsesevne. Hvis vi ikke kan klare dette, vil vi ikke overleve. Så jeg appellerer til jer om at hjælpe os med denne mobilisering, ikke kun omkring græshopperne, der kunne klares relativt nemt; man skal bare, sammen med de afrikanske regeringer, organisere nogle ingeniørtropper fra det tyske forsvar, Bundeswehr, eller De blå Hjelme og forskellige organisationer, og så sprøjter man bare disse græshopper, og det kunne klare det. Men det kræver en holdningsændring, og det kan kun komme fra den større løsning, som jeg netop nævnte, hvilket er topmødet på højeste niveau med Rusland, Kina, Indien og USA, og derefter kan andre lande tilslutte sig, og der må være en række konferencer, som drøfter disse spørgsmål meget hurtigt. Vi har imidlertid nået et punkt, hvor vi drastisk må ændre kurs, ellers vil vi ikke klare den som civilisation….
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