Witnessing the Disintegration of the System—LaRouche Program Gives the Solutions

October 23, 2019
Helga Zepp-LaRouche speaks at a memorial event celebrating the life and legacy of American statesman, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. held in Manhattan, June 8th, 2019 with simultaneous satellite events watching across the country. (Stuart Lewis/EIRNS)
Helga Zepp-LaRouche speaks at a memorial event celebrating the life and legacy of American statesman, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. held in Manhattan, June 8th, 2019 with simultaneous satellite events watching across the country. (Stuart Lewis/EIRNS)

We are seeing the disintegration of the Wall Street/City of London financial and geopolitical system. “One ominous sign,” noted Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche yesterday, “is how many people are in the streets,” with mass demonstrations against austerity on several continents. “There are different causes and predicates,” she said, but the import is clear. The ‘Old Paradigm’ is unlivable. It is dead.

“We have solutions,” is the point she stressed. Five years ago—anticipating this crisis, the “Four Laws” were proposed by statesman Lyndon LaRouche, involving bank reorganization through reinstating the Glass-Steagall system, issuance of directed, plentiful credit for productivity-raising projects and baseline manufacturing, agriculture, and infrastructure; and science-driver programs for space exploration and harnessing fusion power. Doing this required the collaboration of major nations, especially the “Four Powers” of the U.S., China, Russia, and India. They can bring a “New Bretton Woods” system into being, based on mutual development. Our special focus today is to rebuild Syria and the other nations destroyed by the “regime change” wars in Southwest Asia, under the disastrous Bush and Obama Administrations. On the urgent development of Africa, 47 African nations will be represented at the first Russia-Africa Economic Forum conference in Sochi starting Wednesday.

Yesterday in France and Germany, tens of thousands of farmers took to the roadways in their tractors and other machinery, to block 17 major German towns (Berlin, Munich, Erfurt and others,) and many cities in France, for the purpose of drawing attention to the farm and food production crisis. In Bonn, they focussed on the Agriculture Ministry. In Strasbourg, they targetted the European Parliament, to deliver their demands in person. The problems they cite are not only low prices, but the green dictatorship which outlaws farmers from judging how to use chemicals, care for livestock, and deploy farm equipment. Plus, the new U.S. tariffs on European specialty food exports hit hard on top of this.

Around the globe, are many points of mass protests against impossible conditions. The specifics differ—some conflicts are the direct result of London’s “color revolution” geopolitics, as in Hong Kong and Catalonia. But people are demonstrating over economic austerity in Lebanon, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, France, Germany and elsewhere. In Haiti, there have been weeks of mass appeals for relief from lack of clean water, lack of food and sanitation, and other basics.

Against this backdrop, last week’s IMF sessions in Washington, D.C. were especially disgusting. Wall Street and City of London figures demanded special treatment for their failed system. For example, although the Federal Reserve is advancing billions each day in liquidity pumping for major banks, former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said that, we must have more, fast. Speaking in Washington, he called on the Fed to start meeting “behind closed doors” with other central banks, and plot. “Congress should be confronted with a choice between financial Armageddon and a suspension of some of the rules that were introduced after the last crisis (2007-08) to limit the ability of the Fed to lend....”

The way out of this tumult, is the LaRouche economic and strategic program, for the mutual benefit of nations through development. Getting exoneration for LaRouche, throws wide the door to his ideas. The fact that people are increasingly open to seeing the bigger picture was pointed out by President Donald Trump yesterday at his Cabinet meeting, where he noted that he gets the biggest burst of applause at rallies when he reports that we are bringing the troops home from the “endless wars.”

On that front, progress has been reported at today’s meeting in Sochi between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin. They made an agreement to work against terrorism on the Turkish-Syrian border, which Russia will help facilitate. The fact that peace is breaking out in Syria could not have happened without the coordination between Presidents Trump and Putin—exactly the cooperation that the coup plotters have been frantic to prevent, first through the failed Russiagate hoax, and now with the absurd impeachment operation being run in secret “Star Chamber” style. Putin stressed that all parties should support the Geneva meeting Oct. 29-30 of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, for a political solution in Syria.

In the Americas, another Trump initiative against terrorism and crime is in motion—“Operation Frozen.” After Trump and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke over the weekend, a binational effort was launched, with its first meeting yesterday, to collaborate on stopping the weapons flow from the U.S. to drug cartels in Mexico.