Emerging From the Quicksand
China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin continue to issue offer upon offer to the United States—and other nations still caught in the quicksand of the deadly trans-Atlantic system—to join in the construction of the new global paradigm which is replacing geopolitical wars and zero-sum-game fascist economics, with the win-win results of the New Silk Road policy.
The Chinese government has just issued a white paper, "The Right to Development: China's Philosophy, Practice and Contribution," which documents the stunning progress made by China over recent decades in poverty reduction, longevity, education, and so on, and then goes on to explain that their Belt and Road Initiative is meant to help other nations achieve similar results. The right to development, the white paper proclaims, is the inalienable human right of all humanity.
Russian President Putin, in his annual "State of the Union" address to the Federal Assembly, reiterated his disposition to cooperate with the incoming Trump administration in the United States to "ensure international stability and security." Putin also made it amply clear that Russia's future lies in fostering creativity, science, and problem-solving among youth: "Our schools must promote creativity... Our children will see clearly that Russia needs their ideas and knowledge."
This is exactly the kind of thinking which once dominated the United States of Franklin Roosevelt and even JFK, but it has become nearly incomprehensible to most Americans today, in a U.S. that has been transformed by the last 16 years of the Bush and Obama nightmares.
And yet, reawakening that spirit is the key to strategic victory against the dying British Empire. To do so will require rising to the challenge of getting the American population, and their representatives in Washington, to think in the higher realm of the true potential before us, and not the controlled tiddlywinks of Washington politics and local affairs.
In a discussion earlier today with members of the LPAC Policy Committee and Science Team, and Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Lyndon LaRouche stressed the crucial role of a renewed space program to reignite the needed optimism and inspiration about man's purpose in the universe. The great German space scientist Krafft Ehricke is an important touchstone in that effort, LaRouche said, for the fight to bring back advances in science, culture, and economics as a single, intertwined achievement.
"The whole purpose is to understand what the future holds, or can hold, and to maintain the process on that basis," LaRouche said.
"It's like catching up, always; of trying to do something more important, to reach it, and then to enjoy it. And then go for the next one, and reach it, and enjoy it... There has to be an element of surprise, an element of the expression of that type. That's what makes it work. It's not something empty; it's something that has to be made to work."
"We are living in our minds. If we are qualified for thinking, then we are operating in space. We should hope that we are going to break free, and thus bring mankind to a new layer of achievement."