The World Is in a Pickle

December 9, 2019
President Donald J. Trump, escorted by U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson, prepares to board Marine One Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
President Donald J. Trump, escorted by U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson, prepares to board Marine One Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

If we take a step back from the daily assault and battery by the Establishment media that Americans, like many others around the world, are being subjected to—running the gamut from lies about the impeachment of President Donald Trump, to lies about Russia and China, to lies about the state of the economy, to lies about what most Americans think—the real problems facing the planet come into clearer focus.

Civilization is indeed in deep trouble, Helga Zepp-LaRouche emphasized in a discussion with associates on Dec. 7. First, the single most important relationship among nations on the planet, and the key to reversing the economic collapse underway in the West—that between the U.S. and China—is in very bad shape, and getting worse by the day. Congress has passed provocative anti-Chinese legislation supposedly defending “democracy and human rights” in Hong Kong and Xinjiang province, which President Trump has felt politically obligated to sign. And economic relations between the two countries remain mired in Wall Street-sponsored confrontation. Zepp-LaRouche reported that, during her recent trip to China, she found that Chinese scholars and officials she met with, viewed current U.S.-China relations as very bad, and only likely to get worse.

That same conclusion must be drawn from yesterday’s unusual phone call to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by China’s top foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi.

As Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche emphasized, there is zero possibility of LaRouche’s Four Power alliance among the U.S., China, Russia and India emerging, if the U.S. (and European nations) remain on their current confrontational trajectory with both China and Russia.

That brings us to the second vital issue, which is closely related to the first: the ongoing coup d’état against President Trump, because he has sought positive relations with both China and Russia, among other reasons. That coup, disguised unconvincingly as an “impeachment,” is proceeding on a fast track, undeterred by the fact that there is no basis whatsoever in real events in the real world for this gravest of Constitutional remedies. The perpetrators of the coup are also undeterred—in fact, they are probably emboldened—by the predictable political consequence that the U.S. will be further polarized, perhaps to the point of violence, should they succeed. The only beneficiary of such a turn of events would be the British Empire, whose entire financial and geopolitical system now faces extinction.

The trajectory at this point is towards a House impeachment as early as this week, followed by a Senate trial in January, which will do huge damage to the nation—the very least of which will be the brainwashing of the population with daily soap opera episodes from Washington, and the huge distraction from the actual pressing issues of the day: replacing the bankrupt and genocidal trans-Atlantic financial system with a just new world economic order, built around China’s BRI and based on the universal principles of the American System of economics, of which Lyndon LaRouche is the leading modern exponent and champion.

But trajectories in politics and economics are meant to be changed, not obediently followed, especially when they demonstrably lead to such catastrophes. A critical flank that is available to alter that trajectory and define a new one, is the wide circulation of EIR’s Special Report, “Stop the McCarthyite Witch Hunt Against China and President Trump,” as part of a broad mobilization to stop the coup. That pamphlet addresses the deadly prejudices head on, which many Americans have bought into. For instance: The fact is that there will be no competent defense of the U.S. Presidency by anybody who disagrees with the content of that pamphlet, and the need for the United States to join with the Belt and Road Initiative.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche stressed in her Dec. 7 discussion that China is functioning today based on a 5,000-year principally Confucian civilization and tradition, not some ossified “Marxist” ideology. The problem we in the West are facing is not them, but us. It is we in the West who have moved away from our own best traditions, of the European Renaissance, the German Classics, the American Revolution—each and all of which are fully consonant with what China is doing today.

That central point indicates the way for the world to get out of its current pickle.