Schiller Institute Conference: Building A World Land-Bridge—Realizing Mankind's True Humanity, April 7th
The international conference hosted by the Schiller Institute in New York City April 7 marks the potential for the United States to break with its deadly geopolitical policies and economic collapse, and, resume, instead, its traditional productive identity. The 15-hour event brought together some 300 people, from many states in addition to New York, and a dozen countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
The conference was opened by Helga Zepp-LaRouche with a comprehensive, inspiring address, focused on the need to collaborate on actions for the common good of mankind. She presented many specifics, especially on the refugee crisis in Southwest Asia, North Africa, and Europe, and the need for a Silk Road Marshall Plan.
Lyndon LaRouche, who has long led the campaign for such a paradigm shift, sent a pre-taped opening address for the afternoon deliberations, and engaged in a lively Q&A with the audience. stressed the importance of the individual, unique human mind, for making discoveries of principle, to advance humanity. And he named Einstein as an ideal example of the kind of person in society, who is capable of making such discoveries.
Other speakers on the first panel were former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark (under President Lyndon Johnson), who made a strong plea against war, and Prof. Li Xiguang of Tsinghua University, China, who gave an illustrated tour of vast stretches of China’s One Belt-One Road, and Amb. Ahmed Farouk, Consul General of Egypt in New York. The latter described with great fervor the building of the new Suez Canal, which was accomplished in record time with Egypt-only financing, as well the project for three new development zones. Many in the audience recalled past U.S. big projects—the Hoover Dam, the TVA, etc., all the while knowing that nothing is being built in the U.S. today.
Thursday's afternoon panel, "New Scientific Frontiers." From left to right, Tom Wysmuller, Jason Ross, Dr. Feng Hsu, Kesha Rogers and Dennis Speed at the podium.
Kesha Rogers of LaRouchePAC, led the second panel, issuing a call to arms to restore the science mission of NASA to create an economic renaissance. Rogers was joined by two former NASA scientists—Tom Wysmuller, on “Why Human Space Flight,” Dr. Feng Hsu, and Jason Ross of the LaRouchePAC scientific team. The climax of that session was a question-and-answer session with Lyndon LaRouche. LaRouche led most of the questions back to the cardinal question that changes in the physical system, and in the future of mankind, are created by the thinking human mind itself; no animal can do this. Mankind is organized by his own acts of this type; it is these which lead either to failure or to success. This is the mind of the true scientist, of which Einstein is an example. But this account is only a characterization; the actual answers should be studied in detail.
Panel II: New Scientific Frontiers.
Panel III was a remarkable dialogue of great cultures. The music included pieces from the Italian Bel Canto school, German Lieder, the singing of a 1905 poem by the Bengali Rabindranath Tagore and Classical Chinese music on traditional stringed instruments. Plus, two lectures: Prof. Ben Wang, of the China Institute, on, “The Unity of Calligraphy, Poetry, Painting, and Music in Chinese Art”; Carmela Altamura, master vocal instructor, spoke on “Verdi’s Operas and Italy’s Risorgimento Movement.” In the immediate aftermath of the conference, there was widespread coverage in the Russian press, through an interview the TASS news service did with Mr. LaRouche, and in the Chinese media as well.