Threats To The Institution Of The Presidency And The Republic In Mexico
Guest post by Leonardo Espitia Jordan of the LaRouche Veterans of Mexico
There is a deep bond between Mexico and the United States that goes beyond the long border we share. Our mutual enemies have long sought to destroy it.
This is a relationship of principle that was born 200 years ago, when a group of determined Mexican congressmen, powerfully influenced by the progress of the young North American republic, and carrying the United States Constitution under their arms, promulgated the Mexican Constitution of 1824 that founded the United Mexican States as a Presidential Federal Constitutional Republic.
There is no nation on earth with which the United States shares the principled relationship it has with Mexico. Totally dissimilar is the "special relationship" with the United Kingdom, which is a relationship against nature, a relationship with the historical enemy of the United States’ republican principle of government.
The late American statesman and economist Lyndon LaRouche wrote of this bond often, under such titles as, “Why are Americans and Mexicans Morally Superior to Europeans?”
When Mexico adopted the republican principles of government that the Founding Fathers of the United States gave to the world, Mexico also adopted as an enemy, the historical enemy of the United States: The British Empire.
Throughout the two centuries of Mexico’s existence as a Republic, the attempt to put an end to it has never waned. The imperialists have sought to impose an oligarchical form of government in its place, whether a monarchy, a feudal government, or a dictatorship. These attacks against Mexico have run parallel to the British assault on the United States itself.
The Nineteenth Century is very instructive. The illegal war that British Confederate puppet James Polk declared on Mexico in 1846 was opposed by Congressmen Abraham Lincoln and John Quincy Adams—the first a future President, the second a former President. In this war which culminated with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe on February 2, 1848, Mexico was dispossessed of half its territory. This infamous war led to the outbreak of the Civil War in the United States, and the invasion of Mexico by the French army with the intention of imposing a monarchy. Both were orchestrated by the British Empire, and were defeated thanks to the alliance of the patriot presidents Benito Juárez and Abraham Lincoln.
The Twentieth Century witnessed the patriotic alliance of Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Lázaro Cárdenas and Manuel Ávila Camacho, and later the alliance of President John F. Kennedy with the Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the British Empire promoted the New World Order of the Anglophile George HW Bush/Margaret Thatcher era. Under this imperial utopian scheme, a new design of government was imposed on Mexico at the end of the 1980's. An oligarchical business-political entity controlled from overseas took over and ran Mexico for five Presidential terms, or thirty years. It worked to deconstruct the sovereign nation-state and feudalize Mexico. Previously, parliamentary government had been rejected by everyone except for a few eccentric intellectuals, but during this 30-year period, parliamentarism was positioned as the option to replace the Republic.
This period was shaken by the "anti-establishment movement" that broke out and first led Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States in 2016, and then Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to the presidency of Mexico in 2018. These two anti-establishment figures forged a fruitful alliance. President AMLO, from the beginning of his term, dedicated himself to reestablishing the constitutional powers of the Institution of the Presidency, and to rebuilding the state oil extraction and refining company PEMEX and the state electricity generation and distribution company CFE. Both companies are strategic, both for the economy and for the physical-economic unity of the nation. President AMLO is directing major investment into visionary railway and port infrastructure in the strategic South-Southeast of the country, with the laying of 2,000 km (1,250 mi) of new railways, including an interoceanic rail corridor that will unite the Gulf of Mexico with the Pacific Ocean and the entire Caribbean coast of the Yucatan peninsula.
Next year, in 2024, Mexico will celebrate the bicentennial of the Republic. It will also hold a presidential election in the same year as the United States.
The international financial oligarchy has signaled that its priority strategic objective is focused on replacing the republic and its presidency, by a parliamentary system of government. They may have succeeded in killing the industrialization project of Lyndon LaRouche’s friend President José López Portillo (1976-82), but not in brainwashing the Mexican population.
Now this oligarchic elite is preparing to nip in the bud the permanent challenge that the presidential institution and the Republic represent to their interests. What they have not achieved in 200 years through military interventions, coups and civil war, they want to achieve through “reforms.” They warn in effect that a chaotic presidential election process is the best ally to promote their “reform.”
This is not an isolated matter that is separate from the intention to remove Donald Trump—by any and all means—from the electoral race. The battle is waged in the sphere of republican principles, and the Republic is at stake.
American patriots and Mexican patriots once again have a rendezvous with history.