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Obama the Queen's Fool

October 14, 2016

By Jeffrey Steinberg and Michael Steger

October 12—President Barack Obama, on behalf of a dying British Monarchy, is engaged in a Nazi-inspired “Big Lie” campaign threatening nuclear war against Russia and China. With the French Hollande government in tow, Obama is now announcing military intervention into Syria, bringing Russia before the International Criminal Court in The Hague for war crimes in Aleppo, and declaring in London’s The Economist that he is personally responsible for the greatest economic recovery of all time, all to which Hitler could have only blushed.

This is merely a British-directed campaign of lies and threats driven by total fear and panic as their empire and Monarchy crumble. They have absolutely no capacity to deliver on their threats or to prove their lies when challenged. The British are literally going mad over the prospect of a total and final loss of power, as their trans-Atlantic financial system blows up and Obama faces possible war crimes tribunals.

Deutsche Bank represents one of many possible triggers for systemic blowout, and is literally twenty times larger than the Lehman whale which hit in 2008. It has now been openly admitted that the European Central Bank covered-up the bankruptcy of Deutsche Bank when it conducted the so-called stress tests late last year. Non-existent assets, derived from sales that never happened, were booked as capital reserves by Deutsche Bank to hide the fact that they are doomed, unless the 46 trillion euros in derivatives on their books are cancelled, and they return to traditional German retail banking. HSBC, the flagship of the City of London's offshore dope empire, put out an emergency warning on Wednesday of an imminent blowout of the trans-Atlantic stock market bubble. Wells Fargo in the United States is quickly going under—their CEO Stumpf ran into retirement earlier today—as are 10 to 15 of the largest banks in the trans-Atlantic world as this system unravels in the weeks ahead.

Regarding nuclear war bluster, former NATO Secretary General Rasmussen called on European states to begin a massive arms buildup to confront Russian threats, an empty fraud which can only be inspired by in-the-bunker-like madness. The European states are literally bankrupt, are incapable of traditional military buildups, and there is already a growing backlash in Germany and elsewhere over the suggestion of new sanctions against Russia.

In Syria, the U.S., Britain, France and the Gulf States have spent billions of dollars building a hardcore Islamic State and Al Qaeda terrorist apparatus to overthrow the Assad government as a stepping stone to general war throughout Eurasia. Within little less than a year, Vladimir Putin has stepped in and ruined their entire scheme. Now, the Syrian Army, with Russian support, is on the verge of crushing the terrorist networks in Aleppo, while the French, the British and the Obama Administration accuse Putin and Russia of war crimes in Syria, all while engaging in outright genocide against humanity in Yemen.

So, to cover up their own guilt in decades of genocidal depopulation antics, such as forced sterilizations and imposed famines; scientific frauds such the ozone layer, global warming, and human overpopulation; British slave-based economic policies such as “relative technologies”; and IMF criminal debt-slavery and financial control over entire nations, the lackeys of the British Empire are now in a panic and actual terror over the looming crash of their entire system. Thus, the British are carrying out a vicious campaign to frighten and demoralize the American people—the very people who rescued the world from British-sponsored fascism under the leadership of President Franklin Roosevelt—principally by turning the U.S. Presidential elections into a pornographic nightmare via controlled media.

There are real issues, as well, that are causing panic and despair among the American people. First and foremost is the collapse of the physical economy, including the U.S. healthcare system—a collapse anticipated from the outset by Lyndon LaRouche in March of 2009 when he compared Obamacare to the Nazi eugenics program Tiergarten 4. The collapse of jobs, the rise of drug addiction and suicide, combined with the destruction of healthcare services leaves a vast majority of Americans facing an impossible situation of 50 percent boosts in annual healthcare premiums and a dramatic cut in available services, all while standards of living collapse. Even former President Bill Clinton recently told a rally in Michigan that Obamacare is a disaster: “You've got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care, and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half and it's the craziest thing in the world.”

The American people have every right to be angry, but not to be intimidated or bullied by a pack of liars, among whom President Obama reigns. The American people need to hear the truth: that the entire British-Saudi system, which owns President Obama, is finished along with their bankrupt financial empire.

It is now time to escalate the fighting spirit which led to the victory in the JASTA fight against the 9-11 British-Saudi Coup—a fight which delivered a devastating blow to the heart of the Anglo-Saudi Empire of terrorism, drugs, and destruction, and which revived Hamilton’s Spirit within the Halls of Congress. The American people should laugh at this fool called Obama, mock his British-bluster of lies, and end this Nazi-like charade of general warfare. It is time to bring down this fraudulent system, so we can get on with the serious business of building a world of infinite opportunities at the very demise of the British Empire.

And the solutions are readily available, starting with the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall and the immediate launching of a Hamiltonian recovery spelled out in Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's Reports to the U.S. Congress on manufacturing, credit and the national bank. These principles have been revived in Lyndon LaRouche's Four Cardinal Laws, and they are ready to be implemented now.

Nations like Russia, China, and India are already moving in this direction. It is now time for the United States to get on with the true future of mankind’s ultimate development.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

SUPPORTING MATERIAL


The Four New Laws to Save The U.S.A. Now! NOT AN OPTION: AN IMMEDIATE NECESSITY

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

June 10, 2014


The following statement is for immediate action by all associates in all regions of the National Caucus of Labor Committees and its associated practice. The priority is assigned to all means and measures of public action, nationally and internationally, without reservation. That priority is existential for the policies of our republic, and for the general information of, and by all relevant circles world-wide, beginning this date of June 8, 2014.


1. THE FACT OF THE MATTER

The economy of the United States of America, and also that of the trans-Atlantic political-economic regions of the planet: are, now, under the immediate, mortal danger of a general, physical-economic, chain-reaction breakdown-crisis of that region of this planet as a whole. The name for that direct breakdown-crisis throughout those indicated regions of the planet, is the presently ongoing introduction of a general “Bail-in” action under the several, or more governments of that region: the effect on those regions, will be comparable to the physical-economic collapse of the post-“World War I” general collapse of the economy of the German Weimar Republic: but, this time, hitting, first, the entirety of the nation-state economies of the trans-Atlantic region, rather than some defeated economies within Europe. A chain-reaction collapse, to this effect, is already accelerating with an effect on the money-systems of the nations of that region. The present acceleration of a “Bail-in” policy throughout the trans-Atlantic region, as underway now, means mass-death suddenly hitting the populations of all nations within that trans-Atlantic region: whether directly, or by “overflow.”

The effects of this already prepared action by the monetarist interests of that so-designated region, will, unless stopped virtually now, will produce, in effect, an accelerating rate of genocide throughout that indicated portion of the planet immediately, but, also, with catastrophic “side effects” of comparable significance in the Eurasian regions.

The Available Remedies

The only location for the immediately necessary action which could prevent such an immediate genocide throughout the trans-Atlantic sector of the planet, requires the U.S. Government’s now immediate decision to institute four specific, cardinal measures: measures which must be fully consistent with the specific intent of the original U.S. Federal Constitution, as had been specified by U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton while he remained in office: (1) immediate re-enactment of the Glass-Steagall law instituted by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, without modification, as to principle of action. (2) A return to a system of top-down, and thoroughly defined as National Banking.

The actually tested, successful model to be authorized is that which had been instituted, under the direction of the policies of national banking which had been actually, successfully installed under President Abraham Lincoln’s superseding authority of a currency created by the Presidency of the United States (e.g. “Greenbacks”), as conducted as a national banking-and-credit-system placed under the supervision of the Office of the Treasury Secretary of the United States.

For the present circumstances, all other banking and currency policies, are to be superseded, or, simply, discontinued: as follows. Banks qualifying for operations under this provision, shall be assessed for their proven competence to operate as under the national authority for creating and composing the elements of this essential practice, which had been assigned, as by tradition, to the original office of Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Alexander Hamilton. This means that the individual states of the United States are under national standards of practice, and, not any among the separate states of our nation.

(3) The purpose of the use of a Federal Credit-system, is to generate high-productivity trends in improvements of employment, with the accompanying intention, to increase the physical-economic productivity, and the standard of living of the persons and households of the United States. The creation of credit for the now urgently needed increase of the relative quality and quantity of productive employment, must be assured, this time, once more, as was done successfully under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, or by like standards of Federal practice used to create a general economic recovery of the nation, per capita, and for rate of net effects in productivity, and by reliance on the essential human principle, which distinguishes the human personality from the systemic characteristics of the lower forms of life: the net rate of increase of the energy-flux density of effective practice. This means intrinsically, a thoroughly scientific, rather than a merely mathematical one, and by the related increase of the effective energy-flux density per capita, and for the human population when considered as each and all as a whole. The ceaseless increase of the physical-productivity of employment, accompanied by its benefits for the general welfare, are a principle of Federal law which must be a paramount standard of achievement of the nation and the individual.1The substitution of “3. Cancel Green Policies ...” for the correct, “A Federal Credit-System,” is a travesty against the principles of any actually scientific principle. Only affirmative identifications of “Science,” could ever be allowed. Only, the previous title: “The Use of a Federal Credit System” is permitted. Eliminate all use of reference to “Green Policies:” the very use of that latter reference, is a fraudulent representation.

(4) “Adopt a Fusion-Driver ‘Crash Program.’” The essential distinction of man from all lower forms of life, hence, in practice, is that it presents the means for the perfection of the specifically affirmative aims and needs of human individual and social life. Therefore: the subject of man in the process of creation, as an affirmative identification of an affirmative statement of an absolute state of nature, is a permitted form of expression. Principles of nature are either only affirmation, or they could not be affirmatively stated among civilized human minds.

Given the circumstances of the United States, in particular, since the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, and his brother, Robert, the rapid increase required for even any recovery of the U.S. economy, since that time, requires nothing less than measures taken and executed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his actual term in office. The victims of the evil brought upon the United States and its population since the strange death of President Harding, under Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover (like the terrible effects of the Bush-Cheney and Barack Obama administrations, presently) require remedies comparable to those of President Franklin Roosevelt while he were in office.

This means emergency relief measures, including sensible temporary recovery measures, required to stem the tide of death left by the Coolidge-Hoover regimes: measures required to preserve the dignity of what were otherwise the unemployed, while building up the most powerful economic and warfare capabilities assembled under the President Franklin Roosevelt Presidency for as long as he remained alive in office. This meant the mustering of the power of nuclear power, then, and means thermonuclear fusion now. Without that intent and its accomplishment, the population of the United States in particular, faces, now, immediately, the most monstrous disaster in its history to date. In principle, without a Presidency suited to remove and dump the worst effects felt presently, those created presently by the Bush-Cheney and Obama Presidencies, the United States were soon finished, beginning with the mass-death of the U.S. population under the Obama Administration’s recent and now accelerated policies of practice.

There are certain policies which are most notably required, on that account, now, as follows:

Vernadsky on Man & Creation

V.I. Vernadsky’s systemic principle of human nature, is a universal principle, which is uniquely specific to the crucial factor of the existence of the human species. For example: “time” and “space” do not actually exist as a set of metrical principles of the Solar system; their only admissible employment is for purposes of communication is essentially nominal presumption. Since competent science for today can be expressed only in terms of the unique characteristic of the human species’ role within the known aspects of the universe, the human principle is the only true principle known to us for practice: the notions of space and time are merely useful imageries:

Rather:

The essential characteristic of the human species, is its distinction from all other species of living processes: that, as a matter of principle, which is, rooted scientifically, for all competent modern science, on the foundations of the principles set forth by Filippo Brunelleschi (the discoverer of the ontological minimum), Nicholas of Cusa (the discovery of the ontological maximum), and the positive discovery by mankind, by Johannes Kepler, of a principle coincident with the perfected Classical human singing scale adopted by Kepler, and the elementary measure of the Solar System within the still larger universe of the Galaxy, and higher orders in the universe.

Or, similarly, later, the modern physical-scientific standard implicit in the argument of Bernhard Riemann, the actual minimum (echoing the principle of Brunelleschi), of Max Planck, the actual maximum of the present maximum, that of Albert Einstein; and, the relatively latest, consequent implications of the definition of human life by Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky. These values are, each relative absolutes of measurement of man’s role within the knowledge of the universe.

This set of facts pertains to the inherent fraud of the merely mathematicians and the modernist “musical performers” since the standard of the relevant paragon for music, Johannes Brahms (prior to the degenerates, such as the merely mathematicians, such as David Hilbert and the true model for every modern Satan, such as Bertrand Russell, or Tony Blair).

The knowable measure, in principle, of the difference between man and all among the lower forms of life, is found in what has been usefully regarded as the naturally upward evolution of the human species, in contrast to all other known categories of living species. The standard of measurement of these compared relationships, is that mankind is enabled to evolve upward, and that categorically, by those voluntarily noëtic powers of the human individual will.

Except when mankind appears in a morally and physically degenerate state of behavior, such as within the cultures of the tyrants Zeus, the Roman Empire, and the British empire, presently: all actually sane cultures of mankind, have appeared, this far, in a certain fact of evolutionary progress from the quality of an inferior, to a superior species. This, when considered in terms of efficient effects, corresponds, within the domain of a living human practice of chemistry, to a form of systemic advances, even now leaps, in the chemical energy-flux density of society’s increase of the effective energy-flux-density of scientific and comparable expressions of leaps in progress of the species itself: in short, a universal physical principle of human progress.

The healthy human culture, such as that of Christianity, if they warrant this affirmation of such a devotion, for example, represents a society which is increasing the powers of its productive abilities for progress, to an ever higher level of per-capita existence. The contrary cases, “the so-called zero-growth” scourges, such as the current British empire are, systemically, a true model consistent with the tyrannies of a Zeus, or, a Roman Empire, or a British (better said) “brutish” empire, such as the types, for us in the United States, of the Bush-Cheney and Obama administrations, whose characteristic has been, concordant with that of such frankly Satanic models as that of Rome and the British empire presently, a shrinking human population of the planet, a population being degraded presently in respect to its intellectual and physical productivity, as under those U.S. Presidencies, most recently.

Chemistry: The Yardstick of History

We call it “chemistry.” Mankind’s progress, as measured rather simply as a species, is expressed typically in the rising power of the principle of human life, over the abilities of animal life generally, and relatively absolute superiority over the powers of non-living processes to achieve within mankind’s willful intervention to that intended effect. Progress exists so only under a continuing, progressive increase of the productive and related powers of the human species. That progress defines the absolute distinction of the human species from all others presently known to us. A government of people based on a policy of “zero-population growth and per capita standard of human life” is a moral, and practical abomination.

Man is mankind’s only true measure of the history of our Solar system, and what reposes within it. That is the same thing, as the most honored meaning and endless achievement of the human species, now within nearby Solar space, heading upward to mastery over the Sun and its Solar system, the one discovered (uniquely, as a matter of fact), by Johannes Kepler.

A Fusion economy, is the presently urgent next step, and standard, for man’s gains of power within the Solar system, and, later, beyond.



October Financial Crash: Jail the Bankers and Implement Glass-Steagall

Interview with former Japanese IMF Managing Director Daisuke Kotegawa. Mr. Kotegawa personally dealt with the 1997 Asia Crisis on behalf of the Japanese Finance Ministry. He was interviewed by Michael Billington of Executive Intelligence Review on October 7, 2016.

MICHAEL BILLINGTON: Let me first ask you to give your overview of the current crisis, eight years after the Lehman shock, and why you think we did not restore a sane banking system after that shock, and why we're now facing the crisis that we're in.

DAISUKE KOTEGAWA: Well, basically, the people in charge in 2008 in the case of the Lehman shock were successful in stopping this crisis from becoming something like the Great Depression in 1929. But they made some substantial mistakes which we didn't do back in Japan in the late 1990s. The most important thing is that the authorities didn't arrest anybody among the bankers who were responsible for this big problem. From our experience in Japan, we know that bankers will just repeat wrongdoing again and again, which would give them big profits. So, the only way we can stop them, is to get rid of those people.

BILLINGTON: Which has not happened at all in the United States. Many people were arrested in Japan, and none here. Do you want to say something about the failure to restore Glass-Steagall and the failure of the Dodd-Frank bill to deal with this problem?

KOTEGAWA: Yes, the largest problem we have now is due to the abolishment of Glass-Steagall. Now investment bankers can get involved in a huge amount of a kind of gambling, using ordinary people's money and deposits. These deposits are very, very important for the ordinary people; so the government cannot disdain these ordinary people's deposits. That's why the government has to maintain this kind of thing, a basic financial system. So, there's no other option for those governments but to bail those banks out in order to maintain ordinary people's deposits. Basically what happened in the past is, investment bankers actually privatized their own profits, while they nationalized the losses, and socialized their risk.

BILLINGTON: The center of the current threat of an explosion is the crisis of Deutsche Bank, although many other banks are in similar if not quite as severe a situation. You have recently put forward a four-point proposal for what must be done if we are to prevent the Deutsche Bank uncontrolled collapse from causing contagion throughout the entire Western banking system, perhaps even in this month of October, I believe you said. Do you want to discuss that proposal?

KOTEGAWA: Yes, we have a way out; but before doing that, we need I think, two other conditions. Number one is the reintroduction of Glass-Steagall, so that these kinds of mistakes will not be repeated; that's number one. Number two is the people who are responsible for these kinds of crises should be punished. Those are the conditions. We have to control this kind of bigger crisis; and this would require a very extensive cooperation of banking supervisory authorities of all countries where the counterparties of Deutsche Bank are headquartered. The first thing this group will have to do is to set, secretly, the specific day; where they are to settle all of these derivatives. Then, that would come down to the specific amount for each bank to get a bail-out. So, all governments have to be ready to supply the required amount of money to bail out those banks.

BILLINGTON: On the condition that they implement the preconditions you mentioned; the Glass-Steagall and the arrest of the criminals responsible.

KOTEGAWA: Yes.

BILLINGTON: You have indicated that there's no solution to Deutsche Bank outside of those conditions, but that it has to be nationalized, that the German government has to give confidence back to the bank by putting the state behind it. How would that function? And do you think it will happen?

KOTEGAWA: Well, the banking sector is different from the manufacturing sector. In the manufacturing sector, it takes time for any manufacturing company to become insolvent; it takes 5-10 years. But the banking sector is basically a virtual world where the confidence in the system and also in a specific bank is very important. It is very important to make an announcement by the German government that the German government will be standing right behind this bank. The best way would be for the government of Germany to announce that they will partially nationalize Deutsche Bank, and insure that this bank will not collapse.

BILLINGTON: Do you have any expectation that the German government is going to do that?

KOTEGAWA: This would be a big critical issue, which I don't know whether they are prepared to do, because this big problem was created by the London branch of Deutsche Bank, where most of the employees are either British or American. The Germans are not involved, so when I visited Germany last June, I found there was so much disinterest in rescuing Deutsche Bank; rather, one of the people said, "Let that bank collapse."

BILLINGTON: The impact of that, however, on the German economy would be devastating.

KOTEGAWA: No, the German economy is very healthy compared to other countries in Europe; but if Deutsche Bank would collapse without any control, that would have, I think, a tremendous contagion effect on other major banks in Europe. I just will refrain from specifying the names of those banks, but I should say that about 10-15 major banks in Europe would become insolvent and disappear.

BILLINGTON: Mr. LaRouche's proposal, which is very similar to yours, uses as a reference the former CEO of Deutsche Bank, Mr. Herrhausen. How do you see the difference between Deutsche Bank as it functioned under the Herrhausen administration and previous to that, compared to how it has functioned since that time?

KOTEGAWA: Well, if I just put it in a very simple way, that's the difference between a commercial bank and an investment bank. The investment bank does not create anything for the ordinary consumers, while commercial banks do not create huge amounts of profits for their banks. But they play a very important role to enhance the industries in certain countries. So, in a sense, I think commercial banks are very important for national economies and for their depositors.

BILLINGTON: You've made a very strong point of the necessity of arresting the bankers responsible for having destroyed these banks. You indicated to me at one point, that in Japan the arrest of the bankers had an impact in lessening the banking community's impact upon the Diet, upon the parliament. How do you see the power of the Wall Street and London banks over the governments of Europe and the United States today, where of course, nobody has been arrested since the 2008 crisis?

KOTEGAWA: In 1997, the big crisis started in Japan, starting with the degradation of the seventh largest investment bank in Japan—named Sanyo. Then, just three weeks later, the fourth largest investment bank of Japan, named Yamaichi, was also degraded; and I was in charge of dealing with the crisis. The next year, two big major banks—one named Long Term Credit Bank, the other named Nippon Credit Bank—both of them were partially nationalized. Then all of the board members of those four institutions were later arrested and put in jail. That did not stop there, and supervisors like the people who worked in the central bank of Japan, the Bank of Japan, and also my clique in the Ministry of Finance; some of them were arrested just because they had too many occasions to have dinner with those bankers, or those securities houses. They were put in jail. Some of my friends committed suicide and died; but in those days I thought those things were very cruel actions over those people. But after I observed here in the States what happened after the Lehman shock, I came to the personal conviction that arrest of those bankers was necessary to get rid of their big power over our Parliament.

BILLINGTON: There has been not a single person arrested from the banking crisis of 2007–2008 in the United States; and in fact, the Department of Justice has explicitly stated that they had made the decision not to arrest any bankers, that it made it better for them to collaborate with the banks, rather than to arrest them. The result, I think, is now upon us. What is your concern about whether we can make it through this often fragile month of October, not only in the United States, but in the entire Western banking system? Or, do you think that this has reached a point that it cannot go on any further without either a collapse or a Glass-Steagall solution?

KOTEGAWA: Well, I was in charge of the investigation of those failed financial institutions back in Japan; and I found that those people who worked in banks didn't have any loyalty to their own banks, nor did they have any loyalty to their nation. Their interest was just for their own personal interests. Unlike some people's imaginations, they are not smart people. Once they have a very good opportunity to have made fortunes in investment banking, then they really would like to repeat it. So, unless our authorities stopped them, it is highly likely that they would just repeat it. The government has to bail them out again and again, as long as commercial banking is linked with investment banking. I am not a U.S. citizen, but I had a chance to watch a very famous movie about Bonnie and Clyde; and they robbed a certain amount of money by attacking banks, but the money lost from this big crisis cannot compare with the scale of the money which Bonnie and Clyde robbed. They were shot dead, while people who are responsible for this crisis are not even put in jail.

BILLINGTON: Let me ask last, I know that you have, over your years of experience here at the IMF and otherwise, established very close friends around the world: across Europe, the United States, Brazil, Russia, China. As you know, in a very real sense, the world is divided between two paradigms now. One that you've described—the general breakdown crisis, unrestrained speculation; and on the other hand, among the BRICS nations and the New Silk Road process in China, the emergence of a paradigm based on development, based on building infrastructure: railroads, water projects, nuclear power. And you have had some contact with some of the people involved in that paradigm as well. What is your advice to America and to Europe in terms of our relationship with this Russia-China-India nexus of nations and this New Paradigm?

KOTEGAWA: After this kind of financial crisis, the most important thing is to create the real demand all over the world. Not just the money game, which has been enhanced by the so-called "quantitative easing." Those emerging countries, including the BRICS, have a gap between their current economic living standard and the desire for a living standard. So this is a source of a big potential for economic growth in the future.

BILLINGTON: The United States generally gave up on investing on infrastructure in the rest of the world, or actually even within the United States, the argument being that this is better left to the private sector. The result seems to be that while the BRICS-centered nations, the New Silk Road countries, are investing in huge infrastructure projects across Asia, South America, Africa, the US and European industries are very little involved in that process. How can we get the tremendous opportunity to the Western industries to recognize that this would be to their benefit, as well as to the rest of the world?

KOTEGAWA: To be very frank, I see there is very little space left out for the improvement in infrastructure, both in Japan and also in Europe. But that is not the case here in the United States. I must say that the highway system, the railroad system here in the States is inferior to their counterparties in China. China has much, much better railroads; they have much, much better highways. This kind of infrastructure can contribute a lot to the national economy.



For the Love of Mankind: Agape Is the Highest Reason for the Exploration of Space

“We have to build up fast, very fast, the greatest growth of productivity inside nations, now. In other words, we have to understand what mankind is and what mankind must become, fast. We have not yet caught the idea. But we can. So, why don’t you start doing it?”
—Lyndon LaRouche

What happened to the higher mission of our space program? This very question is fundamental to our continued existence as the human species. This is the subject that subsumes Lyndon LaRouche’s “Four New Laws” to now save the United States, which he introduced in June 2014. What LaRouche presents in this economic platform is not a matter of mere banking policy or of breaking up the big banks. What he prescribes is what is needed to end Wall Street and the financial oligarchy once and for all. What is required is the unleashing of the potential for human creative progress and productivity, a principle embedded in our nation’s Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and its Preamble, and it is expressed in the work of the first Treasury Secretary of our nation, Alexander Hamilton.

LaRouche’s Four Laws are these:

1. The immediate re-enactment of the Glass-Steagall law instituted by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, without modification, as to principle of action.

2. A return to a system of top-down National Banking, and thoroughly so defined. The precedents for this shall be taken from the banking and credit system established by Alexander Hamilton, as well as Abraham Lincoln’s action of creating a national currency (or “Greenbacks”), under Presidential authority.

3.The deployment of a new Federal Credit system to generate high-productivity trends in improvements of employment, with the accompanying intention to increase the physical-economic productivity and the standard of living of the persons and households of the United States. An increase in productive employment, as accomplished under Franklin Roosevelt, must reflect an increase in real productivity, coherent with an increase in energy-flux density in the nation’s economic practice.

4. The adoption a Fusion-Driver Crash Program. The essential distinction of man from all lower forms of life, and hence, in practice, is that it presents the means for the perfection of the specifically affirmative aims and needs of the human individual and social life.

The Passion Flows from Understanding Man

What is required at this very moment, for this nation and the world, is not merely an economic recovery. We must have a LaRouche-Hamilton vision for an Economic Renaissance. In its essence, it goes far beyond merely building infrastructure and putting people back to work. We must rekindle a passion to create the future! What is required is a complete revolution in science in the terms that LaRouche is demanding today and in what is now being set as a cultural standard in China, as exemplified by the direction of its space program and its commitment to a win-win strategy for mankind.

This revolution in science starts with a renewed conception and understanding of the true nature of mankind—what it means to be truly human. How do we advance the conception of mankind as capable of acting for the benefit of all, from the standpoint that we are thereby going to advance and share in the greatest potentials for mankind that ever existed? This is expressed most poetically in the combination of 1 Corinthians-13 and in Krafft Ehricke’s Three Laws of Astronautics.

This memorable chapter of 1 Corinthians unfolds the concept of agapic love: “Charity [agape] suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.”

Krafft Ehricke addressed this question of the common aims of mankind in fulfilling its greatest potentials, and saw that the pathway is through “leaving the confines of one small planet” to expand our exploration and settlement to other worlds. To that end, he formulated these Three Laws of Astronautics:

1. Nobody and nothing under the natural laws of this universe can impose any limitations on man, except man himself.

2. Not only the Earth, but the entire Solar system, and as much of the universe as he can reach under the laws of nature, are man’s rightful field of activity.

3. By expanding throughout the universe, man fulfills his destiny as an element of life, endowed with the power of reason and the wisdom of the moral law within himself.

The Love of the Other

The subsuming process of all these works—and what lies at the heart of LaRouche’s proposal—is mankind’s discovery of the meaning of mankind. What is the purpose for which we exist? How do we implement and advance the creative power which is uniquely human? LaRouche developed his four laws from a Hamiltonian standard based on an underlying principle of an unconditional love for mankind to create the future—that is, agape.

The Hamiltonian principles which set the standard for our nation’s economic policies do not arise from the standpoint of money as having some intrinsic value, but from an understanding of the value of the human mind and of an increase in the productive powers of mind. Hamilton’s principles of economics come from the idea of happiness, a principle of agape adopted in our Declaration of Independence from the German philosopher and economist Gottfried Leibniz. This is what you would find when you read Alexander Hamilton’s three major reports to the Congress on manufacturing, credit, and a national bank.

This is the essence of what the British Empire and its financial oligarchy—represented by Wall Street and its stooges—have intended to destroy since the murder of Hamilton by the British asset Aaron Burr. Our nation’s greatest leaders—including John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy—understood and consciously engaged in this fight to defeat the very enemy of the creative progress of mankind.

These Presidents understood more than simply Hamilton’s conception of national credit or of banking. They understood the unique principle of the United States, i.e. the commitment to advance the productive and creative powers of every living human being in this nation and on this planet—what Lyndon LaRouche would later define in his science of physical economy as the increase in relative potential population density.

Only Yesterday

President Franklin Roosevelt, a devout student of Alexander Hamilton, was inspired by his great-grandfather, Isaac Roosevelt, who worked directly with Hamilton, to fulfill this commitment. This very principle enabled FDR’s ultimate victory over the Wall Street looters of his day and his ability to unleash the greatest productive engine the world had ever seen. The period of Franklin Roosevelt through that of John F. Kennedy was known as the Golden Age of Productivity. Today we need a golden age of productivity for the world, and this is just the future China intends to create with more than half of the world already joining in. The United States must take its rightful place and make its due contribution in bringing about this very future.

Our Golden Age of Productivity, initiated by FDR, continued with the development of our space program under the visionary leadership of great space pioneers such as the little known genius, the German-American aeronautical engineer, Krafft Ehricke.

When the National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed by Congress in 1958, creating NASA, the declaration of purpose stated: “The Congress hereby declares that it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.” The Act goes on to define that the aeronautical and space activities of the United States shall be so conducted as to contribute materially to one or more of the following objectives:

1. The expansion of human knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space.

2. The improvement of the usefulness, performance, speed, safety, and efficiency of aeronautical and space vehicles.

3. The development and operation of vehicles capable of carrying instruments, equipment, supplies, and living organisms through space.

4. The establishment of long-range studies of the potential benefits to be gained from, the opportunities for, and the problems involved in the utilization of aeronautical and space activities for peaceful and scientific purposes.

5. The preservation of the role of the United States as a leader in aeronautical and space science and technology and in the application thereof to the conduct of peaceful activities within and outside the atmosphere.

6. The making available to agencies directly concerned with national defenses of discoveries that have military value or significance, and the furnishing by such agencies, to the civilian agency established to direct and control non-military aeronautical and space activities, of information as to discoveries which have value or significance to that agency.

7. Cooperation by the United States with other nations and groups of nations in work done pursuant to this Act and in the peaceful application of the results, thereof.

8. The most effective utilization of the scientific and engineering resources of the United States, with close cooperation among all interested agencies of the United States in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort, facilities, and equipment.

Devotion to the exploration of space must start with a love for, and commitment to the creative development of all mankind. The vision for space exploration and settlement was never merely a race or a matter of military dominance, contrary to the wild ideas of some in the scientific community. The space program as envisioned by Krafft Ehricke was a commitment to the future of mankind. When NASA was established, Ehricke had already written profound works on the idea of space travel and what he called mankind’s extraterrestrial imperative, including an imaginary account of space travel in the year 2050, written in 1948—ten years before NASA.

Ehricke understood the unique quality of mankind that defies the oligarchy’s rejection of our creative human identity—that creative identity which is essential for mankind’s mission to develop our Universe. He states, “By expanding through the Universe, man fulfills his destiny as an element of life; endowed with the power of reason and the wisdom of the moral law within himself.”

Nuclear Power and Fusion Power

President Kennedy’s policies intersected Ehricke’s concept of mankind. At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hanford nuclear generating plant in Hanford, Washington, on September 26, 1963, the President said, “This great, rich country of ours has a long, unfinished agenda, but it has always had that agenda in creative times, and this is a creative time in our country and throughout the world.”

LaRouche’s fourth law calls for a Fusion-Driver Crash Program. Obama’s rejection of the essential distinction of man from all lower forms of life was the very premise of his attack on our nation’s space program and his rejection of a revolution in science through a fusion driver program. His attacks on our nation’s manned space program and our fusion research programs have been brutal. Obama had the nerve to even say that, “We don’t need any fancy fusion,”!

Now we have seen not only the shutdown of our manned space program, but the termination of work towards breakthroughs in advanced scientific programs, such as the fusion research and development program at MIT, and with serious repercussions for the fusion program at Princeton, along with the U.S. rejection of cooperation with other nations on such projects, such as ITER.

It is all being shut down because we have failed to reimplement Glass-Steagall. We have not insisted on the Hamiltonian credit system to put the necessary credit into these great scientific endeavors and large-scale infrastructure projects. We chose instead to bail out Wall Street, to protect the looters, and to let more and more people die. This was not the standard of Hamilton, nor of Franklin Roosevelt, nor of John F. Kennedy.

Kennedy understood the importance of the nation’s space program as a science driver program for progress in the economy across a broad front. And he understood nuclear power production as the complement to the space program, in terms of its effects on the economy as a whole. At the Hanford groundbreaking ceremony, he said, “We must hasten the development of low-cost atomic power. I think we should lead the world in this. ... Our experts estimate that half of all electric energy generated in the United States will come from nuclear sources.”

Kennedy knew that it was essential to unleash the creative powers of every person in this nation. At Hanford, he stated, “All of the trained and educated men and women who are making our country over, who are building a better standard of living for our people—this is a time when we wish to encourage the release of energy, human energy, which is the most extraordinary of all.” Today that vision for human development and cooperation is being carried out by what China is doing in the development of its space and nuclear programs.

Implement LaRouche’s Four Laws!

LaRouche is emphatic that China has to be a model from the standpoint of the space program. The standard that China has set for itself and the world reflects nothing less than a renaissance and a new paradigm for the progress of all mankind. China’s space program is organized around a national commitment to cultural and scientific advancement, and because of this, China is now embarking on a mission to the far side of the Moon, unlike any other nation—they are accomplishing something that no other nation has ever done. What does this mean? This is a breakthrough toward a revolution in science, a breakthrough for the benefit and progress of all mankind. This is the very principle of LaRouche’s Four Laws, it is the principle of agape.

What China represents for the world today is what the United States and its founding principles once represented. What is required of our nation today is the revolution in science that LaRouche is calling for—a revolution in the conception of the nature of mankind: what it means to be human, what we are as a species.

We have to pull our nation out of the depths of the dark age conditions that have dominated much of the trans-Atlantic world in the recent decades. We must stop the mass killings and reverse the upward trend in suicides in the United States and around the world. That is why we are going to implement LaRouche’s Four Laws now. It is time to shut down Wall Street now! End the financial speculation! We must redefine our national commitment to humanity. We have the potential to bring about a Renaissance for all of mankind, if we choose to do so—based on a true understanding of what mankind is, and what our future must be.

It is time to begin our nation’s revival and return to this sacred principle of agape. This starts with the implementation of LaRouche’s Four Laws, and first, by reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act. Demand that Congress get back to Washington now, to pass Glass-Steagall! It has a responsibility to this nation and to mankind, as do we all.



On the Verge of a New Renaissance for Mankind, or Nuclear War

A presentation by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, prepared on October 6, for three simultaneous events in Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru, to an assembly of economists, held on October 13.

Thank you so much for inviting me to address your conference. The world is in a very, very dangerous situation. Everyone who watches the strategic development day to day can see how the confrontation between the United States and Russia is increasing. Just a few days ago, the official coordinator for cooperation between the Russian and German government, said on Channel 2 of German TV, that a direct military confrontation between the United States and Russia can no longer be excluded. What he referred to was the complete breakdown of negotiations between Russia and the United States over the Syria crisis.

I think everybody knows that if it comes to war between Russia and the United States, it would be a global war, and it would lead to the annihilation of all of mankind in all likelihood.

Now, there is a second danger to civilization which could also lead, in the end, to a nuclear war, and that is that we are facing a total collapse of the trans-Atlantic financial system; one much, much worse than 2008. The IMF has named Deutsche Bank as the bank with the most risk in the whole global financial system, and depending on the outcome of the [request to the] Department of Justice to reduce the fine of $14 billion which the DOJ has fined Deutsche Bank for criminal manipulations regarding the mortgage crisis in 2007-2008—, because $14 billion would mean de facto the insolvency of Deutsche Bank—, the whole system can go in the coming says.

Now, Deutsche Bank is maybe the worst case, but by far not the only one. Deutsche Bank has $42 trillion in outstanding derivatives, which is about 12 times the entire GDP of the German economy per year, and it's still about 3 to 4 times the GDP of the entire European Union. Therefore, it is obvious that if Deutsche Bank collapses, neither the bail-in law which is now law in the entire European Union, nor the bail-out would be sufficient to solve the problem. And if you look at the engagement of these derivatives with the banks which are counterparty to Deutsche Bank, it involves the entire too-big-to-fail banking system of the trans-Atlantic system, and if Deutsche Bank goes, it could be like the super-nova, evaporating in a very brief time.

A similar situation is true for the Italian banks, for the British banks after the Brexit, and we should not overlook that all of these banks have large fines to pay for crimes. Deutsche Bank had to pay because they manipulated and cheated the customers in the real estate market in the United States. Wells Fargo just had a hearing in the U.S. Congress because they set up 2 million fraudulent, fictitious bank accounts to steal. Then you have the Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), which is openly laundering the entire drug money of the Mexican drug mafia, and they were all involved in the LIBOR manipulation, which caused the three-digit billion losses for their customers.

Without doubt we are heading towards an October crisis. This is not going to be a crisis after the U.S. election: this is now! And all the means of the central banks, i.e. quantitative easing since 2008; negative interest rates, which kills the savings of the population; and now they are talking about "helicopter money" which is really the last straw. All of these tools no longer function.

There is a remedy, and that is, you have to implement immediately the Glass-Steagall banking separation law, exactly as Franklin D. Roosevelt did in 1933. Lyndon LaRouche has enlarged this concept to say that you first have to write off the speculative part of the banks; but then you have a lack of liquidity and therefore, you have to have a credit system in the tradition of Alexander Hamilton, which issues new, large credits for productive investments. You also have to increase the productivity of the economy, you have to have a science driver, and the international space program with global cooperation as well as the vanguard technologies which are developed in that process, is the pinnacle of scientific advancement.

We also need what Roosevelt did at the time, a Pecora Commission. Pecora was the New York State attorney, who investigated the CEOs of the Wall Street banks under oath at the time, to then send many of them to jail. And as a Mr. Kotegawa told us (see interview in this issue), if you don't do that, you cannot reinstate the confidence in the banks, because people will have lost complete confidence in the system.

There is good reason that this can be done. In the United States both parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, have the Glass-Steagall Act in their platforms and despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is not for Glass-Steagall, it is important that in times of crisis such provisions are there. And there is a renewed optimism that you can mobilize the Congress—even if normal people have little hope that the Congress will do something useful—they just voted up the JASTA bill overriding the veto of President Obama, which was a major shift in U.S. policy that provided the families of the victims of September 11th [the opportunity] to sue the Saudi government. This is a tremendous victory, because what was victorious in this situation was a sense for justice. It was completely unjust that the victims of the September 11th terrorist attack would not have the ability, and the families in particular, would not have the ability to bring the criminals responsible for that terrorist act to court. This has now occurred, and there is a tremendous sense that you can move the U.S. Government when people are united for a good plan and they act together.

There is an equal yearning for justice concerning the banking system. The banking system has provided unbelievable profits for a few, while the people they are looting become more and more impoverished. So the time to act is now.

A New Silk Road, a New Financial Order

Now, the other important aspect is that the alternative financial system is already in place. Since 2013, when President Xi Jinping announced the New Silk Road, there has been an unbelievable development internationally to establish a new financial and international credit system. In the tradition of the ancient Silk Road of 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty, which at that time was an immense exchange not only of goods, but of culture, of ideas, and most importantly of technologies, e.g. the means to produce silk, make porcelain, and other such vanguard technologies of that time; this same kind of exchange has been occurring now for three years among the nations of the New Silk Road, and with the most modern technologies.

This is the largest infrastructure plan in all of human history: It is about twelve times larger than the Marshall Plan was which was helping to reconstruct Europe after the Second World War, in terms of actual buying power. Right now it encompasses $1.4 trillion; it already involves 43% of the world economy; and 4.4 billion people from 70 countries are participating, and it is the long-term development strategy under the leadership of China. As a matter of fact, it is the only strategic plan to overcome this present geopolitical confrontation that I mentioned in the beginning, because it is based on the idea of a "win-win cooperation" of all countries on this planet.

Very important, in respect to the financial crisis, these countries have started to set up an alternative financial system. They have started the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), where immediately 70 countries wanted to be founding members, despite enormous pressure from the United States not to do so. Even close allies of the United States, like Great Britain, Japan, South Korea, Germany, France, and Canada all wanted to be founding members of this new bank, which has a starting capital of $100 billion, and which can be expanded and will be. They have also created the New Development Bank, the bank of the BRICS countries; the New Silk Road Fund of $40 billion; the Maritime Silk Road Fund; the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has created a new bank; and they have created something called the Contingency Reserve Arrangement which began as a pool of $100 billion, helping the BRICS countries and other developing countries to fend off manipulative speculative attacks like those of George Soros and other speculators.

It is very important that this idea of the New Silk Road is expanding with an unbelievable speed, and many countries, not only in Asia, but also in for example, Eastern and Central Europe are picking up on it. There is now a cooperation between China and Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Czech Republic and even Poland, all working on high-speed trains and infrastructure cooperation. And the idea is to extend this kind of a New Silk Road into the Middle East and into Africa, to address the very, very dramatic situation there; to reconstruct the Middle East after the war, and to develop Africa, so that also the refugee crisis, which is one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world ever, that we can now create conditions where Africa and Southwest Asia are being industrialized so that people will not want to leave their home, but rather, will want to help build up their nations.

All of this is not just business. The Silk Road is by no means only infrastructure in the narrow sense, connecting A to B through trains and ships, but it is also not just a replacement of American imperialism by Chinese imperialism, which is what some media are trying to insinuate. The New Silk Road, put on the agenda by China, is truly a completely different model of cooperation among states. It is based on dialogue, partnership and cooperation; and China does not want to be a new hegemon, but wants to have cooperation with all countries based on a "win-win" mutual benefit, where each country has their own advantage.

China has said many times, as a matter of fact, Xi Jinping has used the formulation that what is needed is a "community of shared destiny." Now, this is what the Schiller Institute has promoted for 25 years when we proposed the Eurasian Land-Bridge when the Soviet Union collapsed, and expanded it in the 25 years since, that the Silk Road must become the World Land-Bridge. We have always said that we need a completely new paradigm based on "win-win cooperation"; and that is exactly what is now pushed by China.

Now people always have suspicions, "What is the real aim of China?" But I have come to the absolute conclusion that China means exactly what they say, that the world must not be run on the basis of a zero-sum game, but on the idea of a harmony of all nations.

A Government of the Wise

Now, 2016 is the 2,567th birthday of Confucius and you have right now a total revival of Confucian philosophy, in all of China, in all schools, universities, cities, and there is right now a two-and-a-half-thousand-year-old history of Confucian tradition in China, with the very short except of the ten years of the Cultural Revolution. This has shaped the Chinese mind to a very large extent—the Confucian idea that the world should be organized in a harmonious way—by allowing the harmonious development of all nations, of all families, of all individuals; and that a country cannot do well, if their neighbors are not doing well. This idea of Confucius that politics must be based on love is now associated with the idea that politics has only one aim, and that is the happiness of people, an idea which used to belong the American Declaration of Independence, and an idea which is also very, very known in the history of European humanism.

Confucius also taught that people ought to have a life filled with learning, and that they should perfect themselves without limit, and that the highest ideal of man is the chun tzu, the wise man who perfects himself in the highest degree. And out of this comes the idea that the sage king is morally much more attractive than the hegemon. This is the same idea as Plato's "philosopher king," that only the wisest and most moral people should rule.

Now, while the hegemon rules by forcing the underlings into submission, the wise king and the wise leadership elevates the people through inspiration. At the recent G20 meeting in Hangzhou, which occurred for the first time under the leadership of China, they have made a wonderful proposal to put the whole world economy on the basis of innovation and to share whatever scientific and technological breakthroughs are being made, immediately, with all other nations, but especially the developing nations, so that their development is not being held up.

Since then, they have announced scientific and technological cooperation among the countries along the New Silk Road; they opened up science and technology parks, huge exchange of scientists and youth, in order to spread these ideas in the quickest possible way. All of these policies are a reflection of the Confucian philosophy.

If you study it more closely, you will realize there is a tremendous affinity between Confucian thinking and European humanism. They are much closer and much more related than most people are aware. While in China, a Confucian Renaissance is fully underway, it is the West which is in urgent need of such a cultural renaissance.

The Western world has plunged into a terrible moral degeneracy and decadence: If you look at the drug addiction, for example, well the case of Mexico, for example, is famous. The drug lords have taken over much of the country. But in the United States drug addiction is the most important cause for the rising suicide rate, which has quadrupled since 2001 since Bush came into office, with suicides in all age groups. If you look at the violence in the United States, but also in other Western parts, you have the police violence, you have the school shootings, you have pornography, you have the total brutalization of behavior, which is a breakdown of civilized relations among people.

So we need urgently, if you want to save humanity, we need a Renaissance of Classical culture. We have to go back to an image of man which emphasizes that which separates man from all other living species, and that is the creativity of the mind of the human being. The problem with popular culture is that it de-emphasizes this creativity. Pop music, for example, if young people go to discos, it almost always goes along with drug consumption, something which destroys the creative faculties of the mind.

Create a Global Classical Renaissance

We need a Classical culture which emphasizes the beauty of the best traditions of Greece, for example, Greek architecture, Greek historical dramas, Greek philosophy, but also the beauty of Dante, of Petrarch, of the Italian Renaissance; in the Spanish culture, of the Andalusian renaissance, of Cervantes, of Goya; in Germany, Schiller, Beethoven, and many other great thinkers.

Now, why is Classical culture so absolutely important? Rather than being a soap opera, where you add irrational emotions one after the other, without rhythm or rhyme, you have in Classical culture either a poetical or a musical idea, and then, according to very strict principles of composition, you develop that idea until it is exhausted, in a thorough-compositional way; and then you come to a conclusion on a higher level of reason. And when you train your mind in this way, in Classical thinking, you become more creative. It leads to an education of the emotions, because if you only rely on your senses, you are just reacting. That is why Friedrich Schiller demanded the aesthetical education of man: namely, through Classical art, the aesthetical education teaches man to feel more noble and to educate our emotions up to the level of reason, so that you can blindly follow your impulses, because then they will never differ from what reason commands. This is why we have to reintroduce beauty into art, and the great German poet Friedrich Schiller said "Art which is not beautiful should not be called art."

In the Greek Classical period, you had the ideal of the identity of the beautiful, the truthful, and the good. And you cannot be truthful if you are not trying to develop the idea of beauty, and you cannot develop the good without being truthful. So there is an inner connection between these because they address the same faculty in the human mind.

The future of mankind very clearly will be in space. If you look at the evolution of man, or even of life as it developed through photosynthesis from the oceans to land, from lower to higher species, and eventually the creativity of mankind. Man settled at the rivers and oceans first; then through infrastructure development, opened up the landlocked areas of continents. And now with the New Silk Road we are completing that phase of the evolution, where man through infrastructure, develops the landlocked areas of all continents. And the natural extension of that infrastructure development will be the opening up of nearby space, probably first a colony on the Moon, and that will be the launching pad for future space operations as our energy sources become more dense. We will be able to even understand much better what is the position of our planet in the Solar System, in the Galaxy, and we will develop a much deeper understanding about the laws of the universe and the relationship of creative mentation to that Universe, because our mind is obviously not outside of the universe, but it's part of the universe, and it is the most developed part.

Many more studies have to made about the connection between the mind and the universe at large, and the better we understand that connection, the more rational we will become as a human species. The great German space scientist Krafft Ehricke developed the beautiful notion of the "Extraterrestrial Imperative," that man becomes truly adult when we understand and conquer space more deeply, because only then will man become fully rational. And Krafft Ehricke, who was a close friend of ours, said at the end of his life, that the importance of great Classical art was absolutely crucial, because even if science is emphasized and developed, this does not yet indicate whether it is applied for something good, or for something bad; it is always man who applies that science which makes the difference. And therefore, the aesthetical and moral education to beauty and to the good is what will make the longevity of the human species possible.

Now, this is why we are saying, so emphatically, that the economic development of the New Silk Road must be combined with a Classical Renaissance of Classical culture, and that we must bring forward the best traditions of each culture, of Chinese poetry and philosophy, of Chinese painting, of Indian philosophy, of African wonderful philosophical contributions from the time of Timbuktu; of other great cultures, and each had a high phase in their culture, like the Arab Renaissance of the Abbasid Dynasty at which point the Arab culture was the most developed.

We have to make the best phases of these periods known, and then have a dialogue between these cultures and out of this will generate a love for the other culture; and we will indeed reach a new paradigm of civilization.

If we make this universal cultural heritage known to all children, through universal education, I think the future will be that such geniuses as Bach, Schiller, Einstein, will not be an exception. There will not be just a second Einstein, but we will have many, many geniuses because we will provide children with a much, much better opportunity to unfold all the potentials which are embedded in them.

Now, I think we are not only on the verge of a potential global war, but with the New Silk Road we are also at the edge of entering a completely new paradigm of civilization, what I call the "Adulthood of Mankind," where we stop behaving like stupid two-year-old little boys kicking each other in the knee.

We are really at an important historical moment, and I would ask all of you to join in a Renaissance movement, because I'm absolutely optimistic that if all good people on the planet are working together to this aim, we can succeed.