October 30, 2009 (LPAC)— Helga Zepp-LaRouche kicked off a series of high-powered LaRouche international interventions, planned for the immediate days ahead, around the breakthrough developments on the Four Powers agreements, which included her and Lyndon LaRouche's participation in the recent Rhodes conference, and the Putin-Yakunin trip to China.
Coming out of the historic Rhodes conference, Helga Zepp-LaRouche delivered her fourth international webcast, which was, itself, an extension of the intense international dialogue that took place at Rhodes. She immediately identified that the root of the international financial crisis has been the decades-long adherence to globalization, which threatens another serious crash in the coming period, which only an entire reorganization of the global financial system, of the type represented by Lyndon LaRouche's Four Powers, can address.
She developed the personal history of the fight for the Four Powers policy: the years and years of work that she and Lyndon LaRouche put in to make even the current developments in the Four Powers process possible. She remarked that after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, LaRouche proposed a plan called the Productive Triangle, because, at the time, the only way for the former Soviet bloc to survive, and take part in a new, just world economic order, was for France, Germany, and Austria, to take the lead in collaborating to develop the former Soviet bloc.
This European Triangle, which encompassed an area the size of Japan, and which also had a massive industrial capability, was to be used for LaRouche's vision of building maglev train systems in the region, of building nuclear power plants such as the high temperature gas-cooled reactors, and development corridors all the way from Kiev to the Balkans, to other places in Europe—rather than the shock therapy that later ensued. That was LaRouche's idea, as Helga had described, that you take the industrial capacity to modernize the infrastructure of the East. This concept evolved into what is known now as the Eurasian Landbridge, which extends the Productive Triangle into all of Asia.
Through such development corridors, you have a situation where transportation systems would run maglev rail, and new methods of supplying energy, and the build-up of brand new cities. In doing this, you would allow less developed countries to have the same benefits as the more technologically advanced countries. She took the audience through the fact that we had numerous conferences on this topic all around the world, from Africa to America. We were consistent in organizing for this just new economic order, because it had to happen. Helga and Lyndon personally went to many of the leading cities of the countries which were to become key nations in the Eurasian Landbridge.
We garnered support from top leaders, including former prime ministers and other political and institutional leaders from all parts of the world including Russia, China, and India, for this project. In 2001, Helga and Lyndon gave speeches at the Russian Duma, organized by Sergei Glazyev, where Helga spoke of the Eurasian Landbridge as a peace plan. Glazyev had organized the forum to discuss how to organize Russia's way out of the financial crisis. Then in 2007, they had a conference in Moscow, where they discussed the train line tunnel in the 100-km gap between Siberia and Alaska, otherwise known as the Bering Strait tunnel, which was always a key aspect of the Eurasian Landbridge.
The idea was to unite Russia, and Alaska, through maglev rail. Helga noted at this point, that she remembers a young child at one of the conferences, who happily explained that these projects would take them from Acapulco, Mexico, to Mumbai, India in no time! This eventually was part of the policy that was pushed by President Putin at the time that Bush was in power, and which was also supported by the Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin. Helga also pointed out that in the recent period, Lyndon LaRouche was also invited to speak at a forum hosted by a Chinese organization in California, where his speech was published in major news media such as in the Peoples Daily in China.
There will be more details on this historic event in the coming days, but one thing is sure: The recent breakthrough that occurred at the Rhodes conference, has been in the making for decades, and Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche's webcast today puts us that much closer to a complete realization of the Four Powers Agreement.
In her opening presention, Helga also included a short discussion of the situation in Germany, after the recent elections, which have resulted in the formation of a Black/Yellow (CDU-FDP) government. The government's line is that the worst is over, but in fact, the continuation of a decent human society hangs by a thread. Germany, in fact, has no control over its own economy, and thus the destiny of mankind does not immediately depend upon Germany's actions. There are hopeful signs that the new German government will not submit totally to Brussels, but its thinking is imprisoned in globalization and monetarism.
Helga then went into the role which she and Mr. LaRouche have played in bringing these positive moves about, as the "idea-givers." She described, in more detail, their interventions at the 7th Rhodes conference on Dialogue of Civilizations, and the impact which Lyndon LaRouche and her presentations had on the conference dynamic. Mr. LaRouche's address to the economic panel put the idea of the new system on the table, and emphasized the need for the Four Powers to create the shift required. This had considerable resonance among those present, which included many Russians, and people from India and Greece. Then her own speech emphasized the projects required, and why the EU currently could not initiate such a solution, due to the dominance of neoliberalism.
Zepp-LaRouche said that these speeches, and the accompanying discussion, had a presence throughout the conference. And then, in the wake of the event, they began to be put into action. In a certain sense, the Russian-Chinese deals were a surprise, since the Russians have historically been afraid of the Chinese moving whole hordes of their population into eastern Russia, which is, itself, very underpopulated. But now, there seemed to be the conditions to solve this problem. She noted, in particular, the beginnings of overcoming a certain distrust between the Russians and the Chinese, with their technological cooperation (Chinese rail technology to the Russians, Russian nuclear technology to the Chinese).
After describing Lyndon LaRouche's interview with Zavtra, she highlighted its ongoing impact, by reading, in full, the open letter written by human rights lawyer Viktor Kuzin to President Medvedev, which she said is being broadly discussed, and circulated around the circles of Lebedev.
Helga then described the existential crisis which the United States is experiencing, ranging from the collapse of Obama's popularity, to the worsening conditions of life for the population. She described the next phases of crisis that can be expected—in commercial real estate and credit default swaps—and the policy fight in the U.S., including those economists studying LaRouche's triple curve, and the debate on Glass-Steagall.
Returning to Germany's situation, Helga described the brutal austerity policies being considered by the new government—including in health and swine flu, where the intentions of Prince Philip to reduce the world's population are being carried out.
She then went into a case study of the dairy farmers' situation, showing a short video of the protest, and the overall threat of such extreme social instability that some say the army might have to be called out.
There followed a presentation on the cartelization of the food industry, which is actually the cause of the destruction of farming and farmers. She concentrated on Cargill, and its immense global power, but also described the crimes of Monsanto and Nestle, among others.
The final section of the presentation was devoted to how the LaRouche Plan must be put on the table by the Four Powers with sufficient power to crush the cartels, which are now stronger than governments. We're not there yet, with the China-Russia agreements, she said, but we can see motion in that direction, in a seed-crystal form. We need an emergency conference to put these programs on the agenda. In reality, we're at a very dangerous moment, where, unless we make this change, we could see the global population of 6.8 billion people on the planet reduced to fewer than 2 billion.
This is not a small suggestion, she concluded. We have to take up the concepts of Cusa and Vernadsky, the Cusa who argued that man's creative potential is the only source of wealth, and the Vernadsky who developed the concept of the Noosphere, which constantly increases relative to the biosphere. We need to adopt their passionate love for mankind, to promote the budding of this new system, she said, and I want to recruit you to this image. The image, was represented by a short video of a young Asian boy playing the cello, accompanied by a pianist, performing beautiful classical music.
A very lively question-and-answer session began immediately thereafter, and went for 90 minutes. A preliminary report indicates that over 420 separate locations participated in Helga's webcast, via the Internet.
It could not be more clear: Lyndon LaRouche traveled to Europe to change the world, and to turn the Four Powers from an idea into reality. In some respects, he and Helga succeeded in this effort, beyond their own cautious expectations. Indeed, as LaRouche commented on Thursday, it was necessary to see how the Putin-Yakunin trip to China materialized, to fully assess the impact of this intervention.
Now comes November 11. We are in a fast-changing international situation, in which the reality that Lyndon LaRouche has the only answer to this civilizational crisis, is becoming more and more obvious to more and more people. The quality of our leadership, under these circumstances, will determine whether civilization—as Helga emphasized—goes to Hell or enters into a new Renaissance era of creative discovery and advancement of civilization. There is nothing else on the strategic table, outside the immediate events that shape this fight.