Schiller Institute International Conference: ‘Things Must Never Be the Same’By Dennis Speed
June 17—The two-day international deliberative process organized by the Schiller institute, “There Can Be No Peace Without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System” commences June 18. It is designed to allow the Institute’s co-thinkers from all around the world to inspire the multiple circles of individuals and institutions with which they are in touch to engage in discovering the solutions to the complex maelstrom of transition into which the world has been presently plunged. A new development and security architecture can indeed be given to the world, but not without a fight. Russia, China, India, and the United States, must be brought into accordance with the higher community of principle embodied in Lyndon LaRouche’s Four Laws, and envisioned in the World Land-Bridge proposal.
On Friday, RT quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: “Those who believe that things are going to be back to the way they were before the breakout of conflict in Ukraine are wrong. It is a mistake to suggest that the times of turbulent changes can be waited out and that things will return to normal; that everything will be as it was. It won’t.”
Many in the Anglosphere believe too strongly in their own barely-noticed axioms to avoid a fatal “descent into the maelstrom,” doomed to litter the shoreline of history with the bleached remains of the scores of failed empires that came before. “Nothing beside remains.” Though many believe the fight against this society’s self-destruction to be unwinnable, our humanity and optimism demand otherwise. The intellectual tradition of Nicholas of Cusa and Gottfried Leibniz, both of them successful fighters for the higher resolution of often deadly ideological conflicts afflicting the human race, has been restored and qualitatively advanced by Lyndon LaRouche. It can now become hegemonic, largely through LaRouche’s work and that of thinkers like biogeochemist Vladimir Vernadsky, whose work is the subject of two talks this weekend. Creative breakthroughs that both discover and employ the laws of the physical universe to improve humanity’s self-government through technological progress, are the basis for the true science of physical economy—not money.
It is, however, necessary not only to know the enemy of progress, but to name that enemy and defeat it. It is not flesh and blood, but a belief structure called “the empire of the mind.” LaRouche described it this way in an answer to a question in 1996:
“The way the British empire functions is like the Persian host. Inside the Persian host, you had an inner core of fighters, who were called the ‘immortals.’ These were the sons and daughters of leading Persian families, generally oligarchical families, whose sons and daughters would take up a military profession as the Achaemenid fighters’ core. But the Persian empire had a limited number of the so-called ‘immortals,’ with their basket-work shields. Most of the Persian empire was composed of a host of auxiliaries, like Napoleon’s horde marching into Russia, in 1812. An army of, not French, but mercenaries! Auxiliaries!
“The power of the British, at the core—they’re very powerful, at the core. Very tough. At the core. Of course you’ve got a lot of haw haws, and goof goofs, and so forth, around there, but you’ve got a few inner core that really know what’s going on. They’re dangerous. But, like the Persian empire, the British empire is a Babylonian host, ruled by the Whore of Babylon, reincarnated in the form of the mad cow who sits on the throne over there. So, therefore, when you get into a period where all of these auxiliaries, admirers in the financial community, and you ought to see these goofballs that run the trust funds in New York City these days. They’re absolute goofballs! Read the Wall Street Journal. There isn’t a brain in the joint! They’re all babbling idiots.
“But the British depend upon their auxiliaries. Their auxiliaries in every country, the prostitutes, who are owned by the British, who suck up to the British, who would think that the greatest thing in the world would be to stand within 6 meters of the Queen!…
“Now, these are the auxiliaries. These are the Persian host. Come a financial crack, all of these idiots start jumping out of windows and doing other wild things. They are routed. Self-routed by the breakdown in their dream, their delusion. So, at that point, the inner core, while it’s still tough and dangerous, its auxiliaries aren’t functioning so well. That is the time you defeat them.”