Schiller Institute Leads "Living Memorial" to Victims of 9/11

September 11, 2016
The Schiller Institute participates in a performance of African-American Spirituals in honor of the victims of the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001. [Pavel Penev, 9/10/2016]

On the 15th Anniversary of the terror attack on New York City and Washington DC, the Schiller Institute, founded by Lyndon and Helga LaRouche, intervened across the five Boroughs of New York to lift the remembrance of that tragic day to a higher level, a "Living Memorial," through the use of great art to lift the minds and souls of all men and women away from fear and thoughts of vengeance to that of creativity and the future of Mankind.

Three performances of the great Requiem Mass by Amadeus Mozart were performed in New York City by the Schiller Institute New York Community Chorus, with full orchestra, sponsored by the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture, on September 9, 10 and 11, in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. A fourth performance will be held Monday night in Morristown, New Jersey, the home of many of the families who lost loved ones on 9/11.

The invitation to the concerts, and to a conference sponsored by the Schiller Institute in Manhattan on the afternoon of September 10, read: "This September, as the United Nations opens, let all those who abhor violence and war, drop their differences and come together in a solemn recognition of what is human in all of us. Let Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart speak in the language of music to our hearts, and to what Abraham Lincoln called 'the better angels of our nature'".

Printed on the invitation was a picture of the "Tear Drop Memorial," a powerful ten-story sculpture built in Bayonne, New Jersey, overlooking Ground Zero across the Hudson River. Dedicated "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism," the memorial was a gift to the U.S. and the world from Russia after 9/11. The dedication ceremony, on September 11, 2006, was attended by President Vladimir Putin.

The event on September 11 itself will live in history. Every year since 9/11, the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn has sponsored a march from Ground Zero, across the Brooklyn Bridge to their beautiful Cathedral for a Mass honoring those who died and those who were otherwise affected. Many of the hundreds of firemen who gave their lives to save others as first responders at the World Trade Center were based in Brooklyn. This year, for the first time, the Bishop invited the Schiller Institute to actually join in the Mass itself, through the performance of the Requiem. The powerful and moving performance was broadcast live on the Diocese TV network.

Most strikingly, just days before this historic event, on Friday September 9, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill which has been the subject of a long fight led by many of the same families of 9/11 victims, the LaRouche organization, and a few courageous Members of Congress -- the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). This act will allow the families of the 9/11 victims to bring suit against Saudi Arabia for its role in the 9/11 attack. The Saudi Royal Family funding and support for the 9/11 terrorists was publicly exposed when the government was forced to release the "28 pages" of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 on the funding of the attack, which had been classified by Presidents Bush and Obama for 13 years, despite Obama's promise to the families to release them when he was campaigning for office.

Obama's role, like Bush, in supporting the terrorist organizations created and funded by the Saudis, in order to achieve the goal of regime change against countries considered outside of U.S. and British control, stands exposed. His support for the Wall Street and City of London looting of the real economy stands equally exposed, but the Congress has yet to show the same courage in regard to the urgent need to pass the Glass Steagall legislation now before both houses of Congress.

The world-changing events in China last week, at the G20 Summit, created the core of a new world order, composed of nearly all the world's nations other that the US and Europe, based on development for all through the New Silk Road process, and a new global financial system to replace the bankrupt casino system in the West. The inspiration coming from New York City today provides the direction -- mobilizing the population through beauty and reason to bring America and Europe into cooperation with China, Russia and the common aims of mankind.