Chaos in Europe and the US, But Trump's Drive For Agreements with Russia and China Signal the Potential for a New Paradigm

November 15, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May attended the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme alongside French President, Emmanuel Macron, and laid a wreath in respect. Nov 9, 2018 (number10gov/flickr)
Prime Minister Theresa May attended the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme alongside French President, Emmanuel Macron, and laid a wreath in respect. Nov 9, 2018 (number10gov/flickr)

As of this writing, the governments in the United Kingdom and in Israel are teetering on the brink of collapse, with Theresa May's botched Brexit effort facing rejection by her own party and/or the Parliament, and Bibi Netanyahu facing a collapse of his coalition after the resignation of Avigdor Lieberman, and the removal of his party from the government, over the cease fire with Hamas. Meanwhile, the would-be New Napoleon in France, Emmanuel Macron, having called for a European Army to combat the "authoritarian nationalists" of Russia, China and the United States, is the laughing stock of the world, while his cohort Angela Merkel has resigned as CDU leader (after 18 years) and may also be forced to step down as Chancellor before her term officially ends in 2021.

In the United States, two hysterical reports were released today, one by the bipartisan Congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and one by a Congressionally-mandated Commission, ranting against China — the first, claiming that China's Belt and Road is a military and economic conspiracy to take over much of the world, which must be stopped, and the second, that the U.S. is threatened with military defeat by China and/or Russia if we do not massively increase defense spending and prepare for war.

And yet, President Trump is proudly preparing for full scale summits with both Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Argentina on Nov. 30-Dec. 1, once again insisting that "it is a good thing to be friends with Russia and China." He has also instructed two of his economic officers, Wilbur Ross and Larry Kudlow, to promote the restoration of talks with China, at all levels. Both Ross and Kudlow are expressing optimism that the close relationship between Trump and Xi Jinping at the beginning of Trump's presidency can be restored.

What is going on?

In fact, the world is awash in contradictions. While on the one hand we are potentially "sleepwalking into war," as we did in World War I, and peering into the economic abyss, with a quadrillion dollar-plus derivatives bubble ready to explode.

But there are no solutions to the individual crisis points around the world. There is only one issue: whether or not the human race has the moral fitness to survive. The old paradigm of geopolitical scheming, in a zero-sum, Hobbesian world of British Imperial thinking, has driven the world to the brink of a disaster worse than the nightmares of the 20th century depressions and wars. And yet, the Chinese miracle of the past thirty years, and the astonishing development process unleashed by the New Silk Road, freeing the formerly colonialized world from hopeless poverty and backwardness, is offering the human race a collaborative solution and a new paradigm for all nations and peoples. With President Trump's election victory, keeping the U.S. Senate under a Republican majority, he now has the freedom to both crush the British/Obama conspiracy to bring him down, and to join with China and Russia, and others who will want to join, in a win-win policy of sovereign nation states, collaborating in development projects for mankind as a whole.

Trump recognizes that Europe is collapsing — witness his tweet ridiculing Macron's mad call for war, and concluding ironically: "Make France Great Again!" He recognizes the urgency of peace with Russia and China. On the other hand, while he is committed to rebuilding the industrial infrastructure in the United States, the speculative bubble that burst in 2008 has returned with a vengeance - half again bigger than before that 2008 crash. Neither the New Silk Road process nor Trump's "Make America Great Again" vision can be sustained without the restoration of the American System, the Hamiltonian creditary policies which LaRouche has posed as his Four Laws.

Again, the solutions are not many, but one. This weekend, the Schiller Institute will demonstrate this "one" in a celebration in New York City of the birth of Friedrich Schiller. Helga Zepp-LaRouche will address a forum on Saturday (which can be viewed the following day at, discussing the urgency of Russia, China and the United States convening a new Bretton Woods Conference. This event will be followed on Sunday by the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus and Orchestra concert, addressing the Aesthetic Education of Man through the music of Beethoven, Brahms, and American Spirituals.