Defining Success: The LaRouche Factor in the Current Strategic SituationBy Dennis Small
Dec. 7—“I hope that you succeed. I hope you succeed!”
Those were the closing remarks by Vladimir Solovyov, host of “Solovyov Live,” Russia’s major TV talk show which is watched by millions, at the end of a 21-minute interview this morning with Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche. In the discussion, Zepp-LaRouche had warned that “we are already at a state of war between NATO and Russia, and many people in many countries are extremely worried that this may lead to nuclear war.” She asserted that such a war would mean the annihilation of civilization, and that “this is why I have suggested principles, 10 principles for a new international security and development architecture, which is drawing very much on the example of the Peace of Westphalia which ended 150 years of religious war in Europe. And I’m really fighting very hard to put this on the agenda before it is too late.”
After questioning Zepp-LaRouche on how this was possible, given the current commitment in the West to unipolar looting and attacks on sovereignty; and after listening carefully to her detailed explanation that “there is a tradition in the United States which is completely different” than today’s policy, a tradition going back to Washington, Quincy Adams, Lincoln, and FDR; Solovyov responded: “I love what you’re saying!” and praised Zepp-LaRouche’s “idealistic, but very thought-through” policy proposals—while cautiously noting that Russians have to be “so careful when we’re dealing with the West.”
Later in the day, the Journalists Club of Mexico granted its prestigious 2022 award for “Fostering Freedom of Expression” to the Schiller Institute and its founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche, for the Institute’s courageous fight for justice and development for all nations.
In her video message of appreciation, which was played at the awards ceremony in the presence of much of the national and international press corps in Mexico, as well as top political representatives of that country, Zepp-LaRouche again emphasized that “we find ourselves at an incredibly decisive moment in world history, on the one side threatened with a possible global nuclear war, on the other hand the rapid emergence of a new just world economic order.” She added that “Mexico can play a unique role, not only to help to bring all of Latin America to work with the Belt and Road Initiative, but, given its historical and geographical location, can do something on which the existence of humanity may depend: to get the U.S. and China, the two largest economies of the planet, to work together in the joint development of the Ibero-American continent and all of the Global South.”
Stunning progress towards such a new international architecture of security and development is being made in many parts of the world—outside of the U.S. and Europe. For example, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia today for three related summits (China-Saudi Arabia; China-Arab states; and China-Gulf Cooperation Council). Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning reported that the visit “will be an epoch-making milestone in the history of Arab-China relations,” and that “we hope to jointly act on the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, advance on high-quality Belt and Road cooperation and contribute to the peace and development of the Middle East and the world at large.”
Similarly, the Chinese government has just announced the completion of a 10 km-long tunnel under the Yangtze River which will contain three natural gas pipelines, which is a crucial component of the 8,100 km-long East Route pipeline which China and Russia agreed to build back in 2019, and which will bring Russian gas to Shanghai by 2025.
Meanwhile the United Kingdom has sunk into a depression which will mean “a lost decade” of economic growth, according to the Confederation of British Industry—second worst in Europe only to Germany. Hungary has declared an energy emergency as people have started hoarding scarce gasoline and other products, expecting a 30% gap in required energy supplies. And in the United States the Fed’s desperate hikes in interest rates have helped unleash simultaneous physical economic collapse and hyperinflation.
Thus, the LaRouche factor. “We are trying to convince people in the United States and in Europe to join with that new system, rather than trying to oppose it,” Zepp-LaRouche explained in her interview with Solovyov. “I’m optimistic that it’s the only choice: Because we have to get the United States and Europe to cooperate with the countries of the Global South and China.”