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May 23—The world is stumbling into a new Dark Age. Consider the array of crises: The Western dollar-based financial system is unraveling in a hyperinflationary collapse; the “likelihood” of war between nuclear powers is casually discussed in all the news outlets; the pandemic continues to kill, while new epidemics emerge; famine is killing thousands and threatening billions.

Of course, the failed leadership of Western civilization tells us all that everything can be blamed on Putin. Thirty years of neo-colonial regime change wars in Asia, Southwest Asia and Africa, we must assume, had nothing to do with it. Nor did the printing of several quadrillion dollars in the City of London and Wall Street to bail out the major banks, rather than putting them through bankruptcy reorganization. Nor did the fact that modern healthcare systems have been denied to most of the developing world and systematically taken down in the advanced sector in order to maximize profits for the privatized Wall Street owners. Nor did the “Green New Deal” of slashing energy production and taking land out of food production based on the fake “science” of anthropogenic climate change. No, these are not the cause—it’s only Russia Russia Russia.

Where are the leaders of Western civilization today who can end this madness and restore the idea that policies must be predicated on the dignity of the human race, the advancement of scientific knowledge, and the nurturing of every child’s intellectual development? To understand the scope of the problem, look at the meeting of the world’s billionaires which began today in Davos. Klaus Schwab, the founder and Executive Director of the World Economic Forum at Davos, opened the week-long event by introducing the puppet actor, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for the keynote speech. After a standing ovation from the world elite gathered there, Zelenskyy ranted on about the heroic Ukrainian freedom fighters defending democracy. One suspects most of those in the audience had seen the videos released by Russia of the “heroic freedom fighters” who had surrendered from the Azov Battalion in Mariupol. One after another they were told to remove their shirts, showing the tattoos of swastikas, portraits of Hitler and Stepan Bandera, black sun symbols (like that used by the deranged teen killer in Buffalo), and other typical Nazi designations. Anyone who has taken the time to even minimally study the recent history of Ukraine knows that Zelenskyy’s election was based on his commitment to peace in the Donbass and with Russia, but that the Nazis told him, “He will hang on some tree on Khreshchatyk [the main street in Kyiv], if he betrays Ukraine and those people who died in the Revolution and the War”—he chose instead to became a British puppet, to provoke a war with Russia. The foremost British strategic think tank, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), recently issued new orders to their Ukrainian assets: threaten a nuclear war with Russia over Crimea, wrote RUSI’s Malcolm Chalmers, to force Russia to capitulate. (See Sunday EIR Daily Alert).

That the WEF’s Klaus Schwab supports Nazis should be no surprise. Schwab wrote in his book Stakeholder Capitalism that the “central conundrum of the combat against climate change” is that “the same force that helps people escape from poverty and lead a decent life is the one that is destroying the livability of our planet for future generations.” A better expression of Malthusian genocide would be hard to find. It is clear that the “future generations” which Mr. Schwab dreams of will include few people from the developing sector

Meanwhile, the American leadership is in Japan, organizing the “decoupling” from China—a policy demanded by another leading British think tank, the Henry Jackson Society (see Sunday EIR Daily Alert). President Joe Biden stumbled through a reading of his teleprompter today to announce a new institution: the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a pseudo-organization with no policies other than to cut off any supply chain dependence on China, to implement the “decoupling.” Tomorrow Biden will hold a Summit of the QUAD (U.S., Japan, Australia, and India), established to back up the American template of “democracies vs. autocracies,” with China as the target.

However, there does exist a real leadership ready to put an end to the madness, and to forge a community of principle based on the dignity of the human race and the common aims of mankind. The Schiller Institute Conference of April 9, “For a Conference To Establish a New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations,” demonstrated that leadership, featuring the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.; one of China’s leading economists; political leaders from India, South Africa, Ibero-America, Europe and the U.S.; keynoted by Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche. One measure of the impact of that conference can be seen in the increase in the number of viewers of Zepp-LaRouche’s weekly webcast on www.schillerinstitute.com since that event: from 1400, to 2800, to 3500, to 5200, and to 7400 so far on May 19.

Another International Schiller Institute Conference will be held on June 18-19, pulling together an even wider number of leaders from around the world who both recognize the extreme danger, but also recognize the urgency that the policies formulated by Lyndon LaRouche—LaRouche’s “Four Laws”—be made available to all nations.

Two Schiller Institute conferences this week are an important intervention into the crisis, while also building for the June 18-19 event. The Danish and Swedish branches of the Schiller Institute will hold an event on Wednesday, May 25 demanding that Sweden and Finland reverse their decision to join NATO, while addressing the need for a new security and development architecture for all nations. On Thursday May 26, Col. Richard Black (ret.), whose interview for the Schiller Institute and EIR on April 26, warning that U.S. policy was leading to nuclear war, now has half a million views, will speak together with Helga Zepp-LaRouche and U.S. and European military and intelligence experts on the same issue.