Lyndon LaRouche: The True Principle of Power — a video marathonBy Lyndon LaRouche
In memory of Lyndon LaRouche (September 8, 1922–February 12, 2019).
It is singularly fitting, as well as urgent, on this fifth anniversary of the passing of the economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche that Americans and Europeans in particular quickly discard their geopolitical delusions, and learn the true history of the last 40 years.
In his more than seven decades of writing and research, LaRouche became known for an astounding prescience. In the 1960s he forecast the collapse of the Bretton Woods monetary arrangements, which occurred August 15, 1971. On October 12, 1988, in a press conference at Berlin’s famous Kempinski Hotel, LaRouche called for the reunification of Germany one year before the Berlin Wall came down. But there is a most immediate reason for LaRouche’s work to be studied today, Feb 12, and that is the immediate danger of thermonuclear war, launched by design or accident, now greater than at any time since 1962.
Aside from LaRouche having invented the policy known as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) announced by President Reagan March 23, 1983, which would have rendered thermonuclear weapons “impotent and obsolete” had it been implemented, LaRouche also designed the policy of transcontinental development corridors known as the World Land Bridge. This policy is the polar opposite of today’s NATO madness. This policy can become the basis, even now, for a return to sanity in the trans-Atlantic world.
For example, take the following statement from LaRouche’s March, 1988 “Russia is Eurasia’s Keystone Economy: “Hopefully, in western Europe, Germany will, once again, play the crucial leading role in U.S. cooperation with its principal strategic partners of the middle to late Nineteenth Century: the Russia of Czar Alexander II, D. I. Mendeleyev and Sergei Witte; the Germany of the heirs of Schiller and von Humboldt, and of Emil Rathenau; and the U.S.'s friends in East Asia. This was the great Eurasian railway land-bridge program, as first envisaged and proposed by Friedrich List, and set into motion by the personal initiatives of Henry C. Carey. This was the land-bridge program which the British Empire aborted through its sole leading, geopolitical motives and responsibility for World War I. This time, the program must be carried through.”
If the historical personages cited by LaRouche here are rigorously investigated, and their ideas and policies understood, this statement alone can provide the basis to understand why today’s NATO operates against the interests of all nations, including the United States, and should be disbanded.
It was this power of imagination and dedication to using the science of physical economy to address the problems of the human race that imbued the work of Lyndon LaRouche. Thus, even after his passing, LaRouche continues to provide solutions for dire problems others “could not have anticipated.”