June 3—Even as the threat of war increases, as seen in NATO’s scramble to offer Ukraine membership in all but name at its July summit in Vilnius, future-oriented leadership holds the key to creating a new path, and avoiding what were otherwise inevitable.
June 2—Yesterday, Helga Zepp-LaRouche addressed a small international gathering of co-thinkers, representing several different organizations, on the task of finding a way to rapidly change the direction of current history. While there are multiple initiatives for peace, and even for elements of a new strategic architecture, presently being organized through the world, a new element must be added for them to succeed. A “higher peace movement” is required. Immediate joint action, combining the resources of several organizations and many minds, must out-think, and therefore out-organize those that are bringing the world closer to thermonuclear ruin.
June 1—Before us, looms the threat of the outbreak of a profound escalation of the NATO-Russia conflict, a trajectory that would lead to nuclear warfare and possible complete human extinction. Somewhat more distant on the horizon is what could be called the “Green Death” — the destruction of productive capabilities, including, prominently, agriculture, in the name of protecting the planet for a future humanity (of less than one billion people). These twin challenges demand an affirmation of the beautiful truth of the human identity — of the potential, across cultures and time, to contribute a new discovery, a new act of courage, of enduring value, to the future. A new paradigm based on the true nature of the human individual, is required — nothing less will work!
May 31—In recent months, Helga Zepp-LaRouche has frequently referred to the unstoppable drive of the Global South—the vast majority of Mankind and its nation-states—to put an end to centuries of colonial looting and servitude, once and for all. She has urged the United States and Europe, in particular, to take note of the sea-change, and to stop their governments from driving the world to the edge of nuclear war to defend their bankrupt and superannuated financial system.
May 30—Sixty years ago June 10, President John F. Kennedy spoke on the highest level of the world situation, which only six months before had been on the brink of annihilation from the major power confrontation called the Cuban Missile Crisis. On June 10, Kennedy stressed the common grounds upon which the United States and the Soviet Union, and all other nations as well, could not only get along, but thrive.
May 29—Memorial Day is not about choosing between celebrating a day off to eat hog dogs or feeling sad for a moment about those who gave their lives for a cause. Abraham Lincoln, in his First Inaugural address, best captured how memorial days for those who fought for the country actually works, even as the country faced the outbreak of civil war: “The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
May 28—The Biden government today denounced China’s tit-for-tat response to the U.S. illegal ban on Chinese purchase of U.S.-manufactured microchips—policies which typically do more harm to U.S. businesses than to China. China on May 21 banned certain Chinese companies from purchasing chips from the U.S. company Micron, the world’s largest chip producer. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, following a meeting in Detroit of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, an explicitly anti-China group set up by the Biden administration, said of the ban on Micron chips in China: “We see it as plain and simple economic coercion and we won’t tolerate it.” The U.S. is also actively trying to prevent cooperation with China by Brazil and Argentina to counter the economic coercion by the U.S. and the IMF against the South American countries.
May 27—The one thing you can’t accuse the Russian government of is engaging in subtle diplomacy, with nuanced, hard-to-interpret signals. Consider the urgent warnings and messages delivered over the last 48 hours, all of which have been blithely ignored by Washington and London, and all of which have been blacked out of the major media so that most Americans remain totally ignorant and in a strategic stupor over this Memorial Day weekend—a holiday meant to commemorate those lost in earlier wars—while the clouds of a third, nuclear world war hang darkly over the planet today.
May 26—The tyranny of popular opinion, today, says that there is no “credible” threat to the human race posed by the rampant inaction of those governed, in the United States and Europe, by a bodyguard of lies, such as that told by the United States and Great Britain about the Nord Stream Pipeline terrorist action; that there is no threat posed by the Malthusian likes of the present occupants of the throne at Buckingham Palace, or the State Department amateur hour that dominates the Presidential process now in the current Washington, D.C. Administration. It is, however, the acceptance of the lie, that “snow is black”—“that the war in Ukraine was unprovoked by the illegal overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine in February 2014, and its aftermath—that could soon doom the entire human race.” An interruption in the lies, by vigorously and publicly shouting the truth from the street corners, at county fairs, and in public places, is the work of true service in the cause of human freedom.
May 25—“Happiness” and the “beautiful” were the subjects of China’s President Xi Jinping in a critical address to the Eurasian Economic Union’s opening of their plenary session in Moscow. Xi was explaining why he thought the synergy between his Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) nations can and should be deepened. This is the tenth anniversary of Xi’s presidency and of his launching of the Belt and Road Initiative. Its mission is to discover and realize the common development for countries, and so, to open up a “path of happiness” that benefits the entire world.
May 24—A Financial Times Editorial Board statement published yesterday under the headline “Taking Stock of the G7 Hiroshima Summit,” provides a useful bird’s-eye view of the global strategic situation from the standpoint of the thoroughly bankrupt City of London and Wall Street financial interests. A fair summary would be: Things are going ok for us in the West with our gameplan of orchestrating a showdown with Russia and China, but we have a huge problem with the Global South. They are not on board with that policy, at all, and we’d better come up with something to deal with that. However, the “something” that the Financial Times proposes—significant investment in the nations of the South— is not achievable under today’s trans-Atlantic financial system.
May 23—While it has been noted by former British diplomat Alaistir Crooke, commenting on the admission, both in the London Telegraph and the Spectator, of the failure of the NATO sanctions policy of “financial nuclear war” against Russia, that “delusionary hubris placed ‘blinders’ on Western policymakers; they could not see what was before their own eyes,” he, in his commentary, failed to compare this doomed outlook to that contained in Classical tragedy—for example, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. Crooke, like many academic commentators whose descriptive rendering of the present civilizational crisis may be accurate, tells us nothing of “the way out,” of how to defeat tragedy.