There are a number of key lessons to be drawn from the Schiller Institute’s New York City conference on October 5, “Mankind as a Galactic Species: The Necessary Alternative to War.” (See below) A leading one: underscoring Lyndon LaRouche’s pioneering role in designing a fusion-based space exploration and colonization mission, as mankind’s required next scientific and technological platform.
Also stressed throughout the international webcast, including in the keynote speech by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, was that such a mission can only succeed as the embodiment of the common aims of mankind, based on the cooperation of major and emerging space powers. It was not lost on any of the participants that Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov sent a message of greetings and encouragement to the conference; and that Xing Jijun, Counselor and Head of Science and Technology Section of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, delivered remarks at the event also urging cooperation with the United States.
Now turn your eyes from the stars to the turbulent planet Earth. The entire trans-Atlantic financial system is careening towards a short-term blowout, because it has been taken over by a voracious financial cancer, which the U.S. Federal Reserve and the other central banks are desperately feeding with hyperinflationary bailouts. As one financial columnist wrote on Oct. 7, “the only reasonable conclusion that can be drawn from the Fed’s announcement on Friday that it is extending its money pumping program to Wall Street until at least Nov. 4 … [is] that there is some kind of ‘emergency’ taking place.”
China, on the other hand, is cracking down on its shadow banking sector, bringing it to a three-year low in the first half of 2019, and is instead channeling credit to infrastructure and other productive activities. Such a two-tiered credit system would make Alexander Hamilton proud. What China is doing could well be described as the American System with Chinese characteristics.
Shouldn’t the U.S. and China be cooperating on such sane economic policies and to put Wall Street out of business?
Now look at Syria, where President Donald Trump has forcefully stated—again—that he intends to pull American troops out of Syria, as part of his campaign commitment to end the perpetual wars bequeathed by the Bush and Obama Administrations. And the gaggle of neocons and liberal Democrats, the same ones who are intent on impeaching him, howled—yet again—in protest that Trump was “endangering security” by trying to end the wars.
To succeed in this policy, the U.S. will have to work with Russia to keep the complex situation in Southwest Asia from blowing up, stopping terrorism, and to maintain every country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Shouldn’t the U.S. and Russia be cooperating to put British geopolitics out of business for good?
Such U.S. cooperation with China and Russia, and with India and other nations as well, is the only foundation on which a New Paradigm can be built, an alliance strong enough to sweep away the British Empire’s Old Paradigm, as Lyndon LaRouche specified. The U.S. will only find the moral strength to take that step by exonerating Lyndon LaRouche, who—against all odds—designed the policies and scientific breakthroughs on which such a New Paradigm will be based.
“Mankind as a Galactic Species: The Necessary Alternative to War,” a Schiller Institute Conference in New York City.