Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2018
Helga and Lyndon LaRouche, and Hussein Askary, three leaders of the Schiller Institute seen here at the Schiller Institute Conference in Bad Soden, Germany. June 30, 2018 (photo: EIR Magazine)
Helga and Lyndon LaRouche, and Hussein Askary, three leaders of the Schiller Institute seen here at the Schiller Institute Conference in Bad Soden, Germany. June 30, 2018 (photo: EIR Magazine)

As the governments of Europe, and the EU itself, are becoming increasingly ungovernable, Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche offered a path out of the chaos: rather than fighting over what to do with the refugees flooding into Europe from the war-torn and impoverished nations of Southwest Asia and Africa, join forces instead with China's New Silk Road, to rebuild those suffering nations and restore hope to their people. "We should keep in mind," Helga said in her keynote address at the Schiller Institute Conference in Germany this past weekend, "that each of these individuals is as human a person as you and me and all of us in this room. These are not numbers; these are people like your neighbor, like your friend, your family."

It is precisely the Spirit of the New Silk Road which has brought the potential of peace and development to the Korean Peninsula. President Trump, by renouncing the policies of perpetual war and "regime change" of the Bush and Obama administrations and their controllers in London, has demonstrated that the "unsolvable" Korea crisis is indeed solvable, through development, and through cooperation among the "four powers" of Russia, China, India and the United States.

Today, Trump called the newly elected President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), and, according to López Obrador, discussed "a universal deal involving development projects that would create jobs in Mexico, and, by doing so, reduce migration and improve security."

Now, Trump, by scheduling a summit with Vladimir Putin, has shown himself open to a potential solution to the far more "unsolvable" crisis in Southwest Asia, the primary "cockpit for war" between East and West, created and nurtured as such by the British over the past century. One crucial issue for the Helsinki Summit is the war in Syria. Not only has Trump called for withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, but the mostly Kurdish forces in Syria, who have been deployed under U.S. direction and U.S. air power against ISIS and al Nusra, are now reported to be negotiating with the Assad government to return the regions under their control to the legitimate government in Damascus.

Beyond that, it is known that Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will be in Moscow on July 11, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be in Moscow on July 13 -- both meeting with Vladimir Putin -- and Putin will then meet with Trump in Helsinki on July 16. Multiple reports have indicated that a grand strategy for Southwest Asia as a whole will be discussed between the Russian and American leaders. Whether this is in the works or not, Trump recognizes that Putin has been seen as the only "honest broker" for all the players in Southwest Asia, including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, and others. And China, through the New Silk Road, is already engaged in the early stages of the necessary reconstruction and development process, both in the Arab world and in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Schiller Institute Conference this past weekend, titled "The Urgent Need for a New Paradigm in International Relations -- A Peace Order Based on the Development of Nations," has demonstrated to the world that such cooperation between the sovereign nations of the world is possible, necessary, and totally feasible, in what should be known as the "Spirit of the Schiller Institute." Many of those who attended from around the world have acknowledged that the Schiller Institute had done what no other institution could do -- bringing leading figures from across Eurasia and Africa, with spokesmen also from the Trump circles in the U.S., to debate and deliberate on the means for bringing about the new paradigm, and ending the threat of war and economic dissolution now facing the trans-Atlantic nations and institutions.

Videos and transcripts from this historic conference are being posted on the LaRouchePAC website and in the upcoming issues of {EIR} magazine. DVDs of the four panels and the Classical music concert are being produced for wide distribution. There is no reason, and no excuse, for pessimism. It is a time for joyful celebration of the creativity of Man, as Schiller and Beethoven so beautifully expressed in the Ode to Joy: "Every Man becomes a brother, where thy gentle wings abide."