Missing from the U.S. Elections: A Discussion of Grim Reality, and How To Fix ItBy Dennis Small
Nov. 9—On the night of Nov. 8, as the elections in the United States were drawing to a close, Russia’s ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov posted an article on his Telegram channel which was a bucket of cold water which should draw every American up short. Antonov warned of the imminent danger of a direct clash between the nuclear superpowers, and called out the United States and NATO for using Kiev to “drag the United States and NATO directly into the conflict. To pit the nuclear powers against each other,” Antonov wrote.
This was only the most recent of repeated warnings by Russian officials, including President Putin himself, that Global NATO’s current aggressive policies—designed to corner, defeat and shatter the Russian Federation—were creating the conditions for a nuclear confrontation.
Was there any discussion of the danger of nuclear war, and what to do about it, by candidates during the election cycle? No, there was not—other than what was raised, and raised again, by LaRouche independent candidates Diane Sare in New York, and Joel Dejean in Texas.
Also on election day, an economic report was published forecasting that the hyperinflation of natural gas prices triggered by the West’s sanctions policy against Russia was leading to “years of shortages and blackouts” in developing sector nations in particular, which can no longer afford to purchase what they need for elementary survival.
Was there any discussion during this election cycle of the systemic breakdown collapse of the entire trans-Atlantic financial system, and how to put a viable alternative system in place? Again no—other than what the LaRouche candidates brought to the table, and the discussions they elicited with others.
Where does that leave things?
“The real issues were not discussed in the U.S. election campaign,” Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche commented today, but the world is heading into a period of chaos and turbulence, and resulting political and economic realignment of an epochal character. For example, the upcoming G20 meeting in Indonesia on Nov. 15-16 will be unlike any earlier G20 meetings: the developing sector nations will be up in arms over the destructive sanctions policies that they were not consulted on but which are destroying them. And the old British methods and geopolitical divisions among nations are breaking down, giving way to new possibilities.
Russia is working with Turkey to turn that country into a thriving energy hub for all of Europe. Algeria has announced it plans to join the BRICS, as have Argentina and Iran. India’s Foreign Minister is in Moscow to broaden and deepen economic cooperation with Russia, rejecting out of hand the policy of sanctioning Russia. And China’s President Xi Jinping will visit Saudi Arabia in early December, as that country considers how to realign its economy towards the East—the locus of all world growth at this time.
As the U.S. election showed, neither the Republican nor the Democratic Party is equal to the task of reshaping America’s policy to join and benefit from this emerging new international security and development architecture. But the election also showed that the LaRouche movement is.
Qualify yourself to be part of that process. Sign up for the Nov. 12 Schiller Institute conference on Vladimir Vernadsky’s work, and make sure you reserve Tuesday, Nov. 22 to join an all-day Schiller Institute seminar of political and social leaders of the world, who will discuss the policies needed to “Stop the Danger of Nuclear War Now,” and build a lasting peace through economic development for all nations on this planet.