Fireside Chat December 1st, 2022By Anastasia Battle
“There must be no negotiations with Russia.” This recent pronouncement, made by several representatives of states in the Anglosphere, means that they consider that peace can come by only one route—the bloody battlefield, “the meat grinder of war.” 100,000 Ukrainians have already died, EU President Ursula van der Leyen is reported to have said. American general Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says there are 100,000 killed and wounded on each side of the conflict, and has suggested that now is the time to negotiate. Britain’s Boris Johnson, however, blew up Russia-Ukraine peace negotiations in March of this year, causing tens of thousands of deaths and millions to be displaced. Meanwhile, the Damocles sword of thermonuclear war hangs over the head of humanity.
Peace on Earth” will never come from the present “leaders” of the Anglosphere. How, then, should it be achieved in the short term? Helga Zepp-LaRouche has proposed this: “The new paradigm which will be characteristic of the new epoch, and towards which the new global security and development architecture must be directed, therefore, must eliminate the concept of oligarchism for good, and proceed to organize the political order in such a way, that the true character of humanity as the creative species can be realized.”
The citizens of the nations at the forefront of these conflicts must now lead their nations and the world. Dona Nobis Pacem—Grant Us Peace—is a song that evokes that premise, and is the chosen anthem of a worldwide anti-Malthusian movement to stop war, and advance the true interests of one humanity. It needs to be the “We Shall Overcome” of this historical moment.
Speakers:Bill Ferguson, John Sigerson, others