New Epoch For Mankind — or, How the New York Times Became Irrelevant

November 18, 2016

Following the discussions of potentially fundamentally new U.S.-Russia and U.S.-China economic relations by president-elect Donald Trump with the Russian and Chinese presidents, this weekend's Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) conference in Peru may see the replacement of Obama's failed TPP "trade deal" with a new trade agreement initiated by China with 19 other countries including Trump's United States. The steady building of a new economic paradigm around the "Win-Win" great infrastructure projects of China’s New Silk Road, will then take another major step forward. The United States must join this orientation with a new national credit institution, and eliminate Wall Street with a new Glass-Steagall Act.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who will speak to the Peruvian Economists Association national conference on the eve of the APEC conference, gave this send-off to New York State activists heading to Washington, D.C. to demand Glass-Steagall:

"Obviously, this is a very important intervention, because the election result in the United States, which many people did not anticipate, is really part of a global process. All the explanations given by the U.S. media are, for the most part, a coverup, or some phony explanation, such as it being the FBI who cost Hillary the election, and so forth and so on.

"What really is going on strategically, is that the masses of the population of the trans-Atlantic sector—in Europe and the United States in particular—have really had it with an Establishment which has consistently acted against their interests. Consider what they call the "flyover states"—the people in those states are not represented by the trans-Atlantic establishment. They know that, because for them, the living and working conditions in the last decade, one can say, but really in the last 50 years, have become worse and worse. People have to work more jobs and cannot make ends meet. They have many cases where their sons, and sometimes even their daughters, have gone to Iraq five times in a row, to come home completely broken. So people have have an experience that life is just getting worse for them, and they do not have any hope in the Washington-New York establishment.

"And you had the same phenomenon in the Brexit vote in Great Britain in June; which also was not just the refugees, and not just the obvious issues, even if they play a certain catalyzing role; but it was the same fundamental sense of injustice, and that there is simply no longer government which takes care of the common good. And whatever explanations they now come up with, this will not go away until the situation is remedied, and good government is reestablished in the United States and Europe and other parts of the world.

"The immediate next point at which the same resentment probably will show, is in the referendum in Italy—where, on the Fourth of December, they will have a referendum on the change in the constitution which, as the sentiment now goes, will also be a vote against the Renzi government. He promised, first, that he would resign; now he says he doesn't want to resign: In any case, this process will continue until a remedy has been put in.

"Now, obviously, the Trump victory is an open question, because it's not yet clear what his presidency will become; but as Lyndon LaRouche has emphasized almost every day since the vote, this is not a local U.S. affair. This is a global issue; it's an international question.

"One major reason Trump won the election is because, especially in the last period, he had emphasized that Hillary Clinton would mean World War III because of her policy concerning Syria, because she… was proposing a head-on confrontation with Russia. That was absolutely to the point, because we were on a very, very dangerous road to a confrontation with Russia and with China.

"Trump, during the election campaign, said repeatedly that he would have a different attitude toward Russia. And since he has been elected, he has been on the phone with Putin, and with Xi Jinping, and in both cases, said that he would work to improve the relations between the United States and Russia and with China, respectively. Now, that is obviously extremely important; and the other extremely important question is: Will he carry through with his promise on Glass-Steagall, especially in his speech in Charlotte, where he reiterated that he would implement Glass-Steagall?

"This really is the key. Because only if one terminates the casino economy, which is really the cause for war, can the situation really be brought back in shape. All the progressives—Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, even Nancy Pelosi—have already said that they would cooperate with Trump if he will go for this infrastructure/job creation/Glass-Steagall economic program.

"We should give him the benefit of the doubt; but we should also be aware that the entire Wall Street crowd, the neocons in the Republican Party will do everything not to have that. Therefore, we have to have this intervention to really educate the Congress and the Senate on what is really at stake. The whole world is now looking—really holding their breath—over the question, will there be a change in American policy for the better?

"Hopefully, there will. But it requires each measure. Glass-Steagall as an absolute precondition, without which nothing else will work; but that is not enough. Because we are not talking just about a banking reform. We are talking about a completely new paradigm in the economic system. And that has to be defined by the Four Laws of Lyndon LaRouche, which everyone should really make sure that they understand when doing this kind of lobbying work.

"Because Lyndon LaRouche has stressed that the key thing is to increase the productivity of the labor force. Because of neo-liberal, or monetarist policies of the last decades, this productivity has gone down, in the trans-Atlantic sector, below the break-even point. This is why we need a national bank, in the tradition of Alexander Hamilton; we need a national credit policy; we need an international credit system, a new Bretton Woods System; and we obviously need a ‘win-win’ cooperation of all nations on building the New Silk Road—also inside the United States—to become a world land-bridge.

"Extremely important is the fourth of the Four Laws, which says that you cannot get an increase in productivity in the economy, unless you go for a crash program of fusion power; and an international program for cooperation for space research. Because only if you do these kinds of avant-garde leaps in productivity—fusion technology brings you to a completely different economic platform. With the fusion torch, you will be able to have energy security for the whole planet; you will have raw materials security because you will be able to use any waste, separate out different isotopes, and reconstitute new raw materials by putting the isotopes together in the way required.

"So it's a gigantic technological leap. And the same thing goes for space technology, because it will have the same impact as during the Apollo Program, when every investment in space technology, in rockets, in other new materials, brought 14 dollars back for every dollar of investment. And everything from computer chips to Teflon cookware, to all kinds of benefits, occurred as by-products of space research.

"And to get the world economy out of its present condition, especially in the trans-Atlantic sector, you need that kind of reorientation towards scientific and technological progress, increases in energy flux density. And all of this Green ideology—which is really a no-development ideology—has to be replaced; and the world has to go back in the direction where the real physical laws of the physical universe are the criteria for truth, and not some ideology."



Mankind’s Triumph, Obama’s Demise

By Dennis Speed

“Behold the Cranes of Ibycus!” - Friedrich Schiller, from the poem The Cranes of Ibycus

Although in less than 60 days the world will finally be liberated from the Presidency of Barack Obama, the best way for that Presidency to conclude would be with Obama's impeachment. The covering up for the Saudi role in 9/11, the illegal war on Libya, the resultant 2012 Benghazi affair, the arming and supplying of terrorist factions such as al-Nusra through the "Syrian anti-Assad moderate" cover, all supply a competent basis for such an action. The reason for the impeachment, however, is that for every day that Obama is left even with a fraction of the power he once enjoyed, he is capable of both provoking and launching a thermonuclear war.

True, President-elect Trump has held phone discussions with both President Putin of Russia, and President Xi Jinping of China, which may have significantly addressed, if not lessened tensions, particularly with Russia. The fact that Trump has made clear throughout the campaign that he agrees with the "Allied coalition against international terrorism" orientation put forward by Vladimir Putin at the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in September, 2015, is notable. A great weight—"a dead hand upon the brain of the living"—has been finally lifted from the minds of the American people.

Obama's chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, has been defeated. The nightmare that began with the September 11, 2001 "Reichstag Fire" coup against the Constitution of the United States, and that was sustained through almost sixteen years, including those of the George W. Bush, and the derivative Obama Administrations, has been temporarily punctured. This is not due to the qualities of the candidate, Donald Trump, now the President-elect—though Trump's successful candidacy was a significant factor. This was due to a force that Obama, his supporters, and his proxy candidate, Hillary Clinton, unleashed themselves, and still refuse to recognize. Obama, in denial, cannot believe that his own crimes—the defense of Wall Street, the assassination of Qaddafi, the Tuesday weekly killing sessions, the ignoring of the conditions of America's inner cities—have returned to defeat him. He, not Hillary, was the cause of the defeat of the Democratic Party. "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." That force behind Obama's defeat is called Nemesis.

It Weren’t Local

The forces that acted in the context of the American election, Lyndon LaRouche emphasized to his associates, cannot be competently understood within the United States as such. "[The election] was not national, it was international in its entire character. And that's because Germany was big in this thing. Germany was a big factor in this thing. Putin was a big factor in this situation.

“So that's the pattern. It's not the pattern of local groups in the United States, though they have significance. But they are not something you can parcel out under categories. You have to see the larger total value. And that'll become evident, once we start to treat the economy seriously. In other words, instead of trying to figure out how to get this particular product out in a certain way and so forth, the point is, you're going to start on a global basis. What we're dealing with is a global basis.

“Now, this has been the actual condition for some time. But it has not been evident because the people have not categorized these things in the proper way. What they've done is they've accurately looked for things that they think are important, and they {are} important; but the issue here that governs, is international, global…

"What you're looking at is a breakdown of the entire previously existing area of life in the world. And when you see that, then you get the whole picture. I mean, the important thing on Germany—Germany was a big thing. Bill Clinton by himself was a crucial figure in this whole process. He set it up, in part.

“And so, you've got to look at this thing from the standpoint, not of what guy is important in this area or not; you've got to look at the overall picture, otherwise, you don't get the right answer.”

If this assessment is understood, then the principle here called "Nemesis" is comprehended as a non-mystical, efficient acting principle in the current history—not the current event called the Presidential election—which has not just occurred, but is unfolding in unknown ways as you read this.

Warning Sign

Nemesis first appeared in the form of the September 28, 2016 override of Obama's veto of the JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act) bill. Weeks earlier, surprisingly, Obama had been forced to release the suppressed 28 pages of the Joint Congressional Intelligence Committee's 2002 report on 9/11, pages of a the report which featured the long-denied role of Saudi Arabia in that attack. The Senate vote against the supposedly invincible veto of Obama on the JASTA legislation was a devastating and embarrassing 97-1 in favor of the override, with two abstentions—Bernie Sanders and Tim Kaine. The measure also passed by a hefty margin in the House of Representatives, and thus became law, despite Obama's instructions to prevent that from occurring.

Obama, standing alone, was rebuffed, ignored.

Being Obama, however, he and his court chose in their hubris not to read the signs.

As the election campaign neared its end, and candidate Hillary Clinton became ever more bellicose toward Russia—calling for a no-fly zone over Syria, which could have provoked a direct military confrontation with the Russians, for example—Americans were deeply, though perhaps silently affected by the sheer lunacy of her approach. Even more evident to them was the arrogant disregard—by both Obama and Clinton—of the deteriorating American work-force, and of the “General Welfare” clause of the Constitution.

For Obama and his court the term “Rust Belt” carries no connotation, even after the election, of a national failure of his Presidency to restore the productive powers of labor of The United States, but merely the regrettable but necessary result of globalization. Undaunted, Obama and his court of entertainers, pundits, bloggers and late-night commentators, strutted on with Hillary Clinton in tow, to what was to be an abrupt, humiliating end.

What is History?

From the very beginning of the Obama catastrophe, the destruction of the American manned space program, with his moronic idea that, “We've been to the Moon, so why go back?”, showed him to be a threat not only to the future of the United States, but to the general welfare of mankind as a whole. That space program, once resurrected, will provide the main engine for world peace and advanced economic collaboration particularly among Russia, The United States, China, and India.

It is precisely with the application of space technologies to non-Earth bound processes of industrial production (such as the mining of helium-3 on the Moon, already planned by the Chinese) as well as the higher cultural platform provided by joint missions of discovery, that mankind will step above the lethal level of today's geo-politics. That was why {The Hamiltonian} headline for the November 8th issue, in response to last week's definitive statement on the so-called “Obama Legacy,” properly read: {Victory For The Universe}.

Nemesis is the principle of universal law which supplies the corrective for those guilty of the sin of Hubris. Today, Nemesis takes the form of Four Laws: drive the economy through a science driver, exemplified by space exploration, to a new platform of productivity; finance this through a national system of public credit, earmarked for only great projects designated to be improvements in the General Welfare of the nation as a whole; create a national bank for that purpose, independent of the Federal Reserve; put those banking criminals in jail that have speculated with the nation's money by reinstating Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Glass-Steagall, thus evaporating all the speculative debt, while defending people's savings and entitlements.

One commentator, Daniel Franklin, author of {Pitiful Giants:Presidents In Their Final Terms}, said: “It doesn't seem fair that given Obama's popularity, he is about to be almost totally repudiated. If he can get past that… he will provide the mechanism for transition even in facilitating his own [policy] demise."

Actually, Obama's repudiation is not only eminently fair, but right, just, deserved and necessary. If there is any competitor for the worst American Administration in history to that of Obama, it would be that of his predecessors, Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. Even the pre-Civil War regime of James Buchanan would run a distant second.

The principle of Nemesis clearly went unnoticed by the entire coterie of sophists that make up Obama's “news as entertainment” millionaires circle. Unable to see the actual American electorate through their dense cloud of legalized marijuana smoke, this group of deplorables deserve a further demonstration of the potential for a new paradigm-shift in the American political culture. The immediate reinstatement of Glass-Steagall as a bipartisan unity measure to protect the American people—and the world—from a new financial meltdown, which by itself could provoke a thermonuclear confrontation, would place the United States on the right side of history—and put the hopeless changeless Obama Administration in the dustbin.

China’s Space Program: A Treasure for Mankind

by Megan Beets

“[Chang’e-4 is] a breakthrough in human history.” —Ouyang Ziyuan, Founder of the Chinese Lunar Program

Now more than ever, the people of the United States are ready for a universal change—ready to soundly reject the failed and deadly policies of the past two presidents, and to crush the Wall Street swindlers who have literally gotten away with murder.

It is urgent that U.S. citizens demand a return to the valid notion of economic value advanced by two of the greatest geniuses in history: Lyndon LaRouche and Alexander Hamilton. As found in their respective writings, the only true standard of economic value is whether or not an activity within the economy contributes to an increasing development of the applied creative powers of the minds of the population, for which that economy exists.

The leading expression of that principle today is not found in the U.S. or Europe, but rather in China, as they commit their rapidly-progressing space program to breaking the boundaries of planet Earth, and moving mankind to the far side of the Moon. They have invited the U.S., and all nations, to join them.

China’s Extraterrestrial Commitment

In 2018, a Chinese lander will touch down on the far side of the Moon—a place that has never seen the presence of mankind, either human or robotic. The lander will deploy a small rover to explore the landing site, one of the largest impact craters in the solar system, and together with the rover and a relay satellite “parked” in orbit behind the Moon, will take the very first pictures of our universe in the very-low-frequency radio range. This lunar far side mission, Chang’e-4, will change mankind forever, as it opens the potential to fully unlock the Moon’s secrets, and to take the preliminary steps to establish mankind as a polyglobal species.

Over the next two years, leading up to that great achievement, China plans an ambitious series of missions, some of which are already underway.

In 2017, the Chang’e-5 lander will be the first spacecraft since 1976 to travel to the Moon and return, bringing lunar samples back to Earth. Ouyang Ziyuan, father of the Chinese lunar program, assured that "We are ready. Every lab is ready [to receive the samples]. Once the samples are back, we can begin our analysis right away." In 2018, China will put the first components of their full-size space station into orbit (with completed construction expected in 2022).

Three important precursors to these missions were launched earlier this autumn.

On September 15, the Tiangong-2 space lab was put into orbit around Earth. One month later, Tiangong-2 was joined by the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, China’s sixth manned mission, which carried two taikonauts and is currently docked with the space lab for a 30-day stay in space—the longest yet of any Chinese crew.

On November 3, the launchpad at the recently-completed Wenchang Launch Center roared to life as China carried out the first test launch of the heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket. The successful launch of the Long March 5 was a crucial step in the success of upcoming missions, which require the Long March 5’s larger capacity.

Other missions on the horizon are a lander and rover on Mars, slated for 2020, an orbiter around Venus for the mid-2020s, and a clear trajectory toward manned missions to the Moon, once the success of the robotic missions is secured.

New Silk Road into Space

China has extended the “win-win” principle of the New Silk Road beyond cooperation on Earth alone, inviting all UN member countries to participate in China’s space station. "Space exploration is the common dream and wish of humankind. We believe that the implementation of the agreements will definitely promote international cooperation on space exploration, and create opportunities for United Nations Member States, particularly developing countries, to take part in, and benefit from, the utilization of China's space station," said General Wu Ping, Deputy Director of the China Manned Space Agency.

China has also invited all other nations to make use of the communications relay satellite that will be launched as part of the Chang’e-4 far side mission, “for supporting future manned and unmanned lunar exploration missions to the far side, and cis-lunar activities."

Other nations are eager for the cooperation! The European Space Agency, for example, is having its astronauts study Chinese, and European nations have provided four of the instruments on the Chang’e-4 far side mission. Also significant in this regard is the first meeting, held November 2, of representatives from the space agencies of the five BRICS nations. This begins a process of integrating and coordinating the assets and capabilities of these countries for space exploration.

Several of the nations involved in the burgeoning new paradigm in Eurasia have missions to the Moon planned for the next five years, including India, Russia, Japan, and Korea, all of which express an excitement for the progress of their own nations, and for mankind as a whole, toward a new capability of humanity in space.

A New, Human Standard

As we in the United States experienced during the 1960s, the space program is the driver for advancements in the capabilities of mankind beyond what would be possible as merely a resident of Earth. The space program not only drove advancements in technologies, but it set an intellectual and moral standard within the nation. It pushed the boundaries of our limitations into realms which were never thought of before. It began to remake man as a more powerful species than ever before. A reflection of this is the upward leaps in economic productivity which resulted from the introduction of completely new kinds of technologies and materials into industrial and other processes.

However, this was not something particular to this time in the U.S. It is always the advancement of the creative human mind beyond what we knew or could have known in the past which drives our progress as a species, and hence, the economy. Today, China, with their space program, is leading the rest of the world in opening the door, once again, for great achievements of this nature. It is high time for the people of the United States to return to our principles, and join China—to dump the system of Obama and Wall St., and to revive our space program as the leading driver of economic progress today.

Putin-Trump Discussion Globally Significant

"Not just of bilateral, but of global significance," is how Lyndon LaRouche characterized the first telephone discussion between president-elect Trump and Russian President Putin on November 14. The two leaders' discussion of the need to develop U.S.-Russia trade and economic relations was particularly pregnant of change in the international prospects for economic and scientific progress, as well as for peace.

The report of the meeting from Trump's office was as follows: "New York, NY, Nov. 14: President-elect Donald J. Trump today spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who called to offer his congratulations on winning a historic election. During the call the two leaders discussed a range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russia, strategic economic issues, and the historical U.S.-Russia relationship that dates back over 200 years.

“President-elect Trump noted to President Putin that he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia.”

The office of the Russian President issued this comment: “The President again congratulated Mr. Trump on his victory at the presidential elections, wished him success in the implementation of the pre-election program, and noted his willingness to build a partnership dialogue with the new administration on the principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of each other....

“During the conversation, Putin and Trump not only agreed in assessing the current unsatisfactory state of bilateral relations, but also spoke in favor of active joint work to normalize relations and aim for constructive cooperation on a wide range of issues. The sides stressed the necessity of creating a solid foundation of bilateral ties through the development of trade and economic relations.

“Putin and Trump shared the opinion on the necessity to pool efforts against major common enemy—international terrorism and extremism. In this context, they discussed issues of the settlement of the Syrian crisis… The sides agreed to continue telephone contacts with a possible personal meeting to be organized by representatives of both sides. It was noted that next year will see the 210th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and the United States, which is to prompt the sides to get back to pragmatic, mutually beneficial cooperation in the interests of both countries, as well as of stability and security in the world.”

It is worth noting that Prime Minister Abe of Japan will be presenting the program of collaboration between Japan and Russia—initiated during President Putin and Prime Minister Abe’s summit in Sochi, Russia earlier this year—at the upcoming APEC summit in Peru on Nov. 19. Prior to this summit in Lima, Peru, Prime Minister Abe will be meeting President-elect Trump in New York City.

With Russia, China, Japan, and the United States in a state of potentially increasing collaboration, the Pacific century based on the common aims of mankind is starting to become a reality. Nothing can be allowed to undermine the consolidation of this new type of relations among nations.