Organizing the Republic of PeaceBy Dennis Speed
March 3—The worldwide Schiller Institute initiative for a dialogue for the creation of a new security and development architecture is beginning to take shape in several different nations, and in many different ways. Proposals in the last days from Italy, France and Hungary have joined Brazil’s and the Vatican’s earlier statements. The G20 foreign ministers and other meetings have seen resistance, if sometimes only passive resistance, to the Anglosphere’s “Ukraine Rodeo and Cattle Drive” to stampede “all responsible nations of the world” to denounce Russia—since it is increasingly clear that most of the world does not support the NATO sanctions policy. Street actions, from mass demonstrations to individual organizing tables, have engaged people in many nations. Our interventions continue. The pulsed effect of the Seymour Hersh Nord Stream revelations will be with us for weeks to come, demanding an international investigation of his charges. At the catalytic center of all of this is the Zepp-LaRouche “Ten Principles” document, now in circulation for months.
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a desire to reduce (mankind) to absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Clearly, unless the world can establish, soon, a new security architecture that operates for the good of all, the most likely scenario facing us is thermonuclear war. Daniel Ellsberg, a former nuclear war planner for JFK, believes that the most likely form of thermonuclear war is accidental; therefore, how can you plan for that which is, by its nature, unplanned? Ellsberg also believes that nuclear war is more likely now than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Think, for a moment, about that combination.
Looking at the predatory Anglo-American land-and-resource grab now happening in Ukraine; looking at the Caesar Sanctions imposed on Syria, preventing financial medical and other aid, yet recently reaffirmed in the U.S. Congress despite the Feb. 6 earthquakes that killed at least 50,000 innocent Syrian and Turkish citizens; looking at the Congressional and other ranting against China, including against South American nations that elected to become part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, it is clear that the world needs the citizens of the United States to remember and implement this passage from their American Declaration of Independence. And there should be no confusion about what the passage means. It is not a call for insurrection against the structure of government, or for a “constitutional convention,” but for an immediate return to and implementation of the principle of that 1776 revolution—the defense and promotion of the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all humanity.
A sign for street organizing has been suggested by an organizer in Boston: “Reverse the Caesar Sanctions Against Syria! America Is Not An Empire.” Such a sign, such an idea, is provocative. It raises a quandary, as well as a hope. “After all, one has to admit,” that from the standpoint, not only of sense-certainty, not only of perception, but from experience, America seems to be on the wrong side of the moral fence. Consider, if you are from another nation, the experience of being confronted, month after month with the boorish pronouncements of the semi-literate proconsuls from Pennsylvania Avenue and Foggy Bottom. These diktats are accompanied by obscene financial disbursements that, instead of alleviating true human suffering in places like Syria, Afghanistan, or East Palestine, Ohio, are rather deployed to the most corrupt nation in Europe, Ukraine, and sometimes personally delivered—such as Janet Yellen’s $1.8 billion “check” given to the fully purchased Zelenskyy regime. It could certainly seem to be justified to think of the terms “American” and “imperialist” as synonymous.
But that need not, and in fact is not actually the case. America is not an empire, but a republic. There is not only no reason to accept the Anglo-imperial categorization, there is every reason, and necessity, especially faced with a thermonuclear threat, not from Russia, but from the Anglosphere, to assert the opposite identity, for the sake of the United States, and for all nations. The despotism of the Nord Stream bombing, the Caesar sanctions, the imposed hyperinflation of food and fuel prices, must not stand.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s Ten Principles for a New International Security and Development Architecture begins: “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.”
So, when we say, “it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government,” that process should not be begun without a concrete, clear and communicable alternative, offered to the great majority of humanity, intended to promote the General Welfare, as stated in the Preamble of the American Constitution. The financial oligarchy, spiritually if not geographically based in the City of London, has usurped American military power, using it to impose fascist forms of economic austerity, in the goosesteps of Nazi Finance Minister Hjalmar Schacht, on the world, “to save the planet” from the Chinese, Africans, Indians, Slavs and other “untermenschen.” They can and must be successfully opposed. They will most probably militarily “lose” in Ukraine, but then what? An accidental, or intentional thermonuclear launch?
Lyndon LaRouche, from at least 1947 until his death, specialized in proposing necessary alternatives to world destruction, as he did with the Strategic Defense Initiative, adopted by President Ronald Reagan March 23, 1983. LaRouche, in his over 70 years of creative work, accomplished successive intellectual breakthroughs in physical economy. He also conceived of the reorganization of the international political order that those breakthroughs required. This was always done, however, within the constraints of and compliance with the General Welfare clause of the United States Constitution’s Preamble. In 1984, in his “Draft Memorandum of Agreement between the United States of America and the U.S.S.R.,” LaRouche wrote:
“The political foundation for durable peace must be: a) The unconditional sovereignty of each and all nation-states, and b) Cooperation among sovereign nation-states to the effect of promoting unlimited opportunities to participate in the benefits of technological progress, to the mutual benefit of each and all.
“The most crucial feature of present implementation of such a policy of durable peace is a profound change in the monetary, economic, and political relations between the dominant powers and those relatively subordinated nations often classed as ‘developing nations.’ Unless the inequities lingering in the aftermath of modern colonialism are progressively remedied, there can be no durable peace on this planet.”
So the new security architecture does not require what Great Britain’s Mark Carney called “financial regime change.” It is not “the march of democracy” of such as “Mad Madeleine” Albright and her various latter-day epigones, who are even more morally indifferent to mass death than she was. The new architecture, as fully outlined in the Ten Principles, is a live experiment with truth, in the sense intended by Mahatma Gandhi. It demands that each citizen, no matter where on the planet, act as the sovereign authority, blessed with inalienable rights, that he or she represents. This is also a task to be performed by each generation, not by “color revolutions” to change the structure of government, but by the internal submission to the responsibility for self-government that, for example, creative non-violent direct action requires.
In this way, the principle of the power of self-government can be rediscovered and exercised to lift the sanctions against Syria, to stop the flow of funds to Ukraine, to end the threat of thermonuclear war, to direct immense resources to frontier scientific programs and essential emergency reconstruction, whether in Syria or Ohio, whether in Afghanistan or Flint, Michigan. It is not up to the rest of the world to answer the question “Can the Anglosphere’s Impending Systemic Collapse Be Reversed?” Rather, it is up to those, in all nations throughout the world, who believe that humanity’s survival is essential to the future, and therefore, in the inalienable rights of man, to organize that world without war that is the beginning of mutual assured survival and prosperity for life on the planet as a whole.