The Entire World Is Responding to the New Reality Created by the Trump-Kim Summit
Tuesday's summit in Singapore demonstrated that there is a sea-change underway in global politics, a sea-change that is sweeping away the old, decadent structures of geopolitics, and ushering in a New Paradigm which is taking root, first in Asia, around the Spirit of the New Silk Road.
The world is divided, Helga Zepp-LaRouche commented today, between those, on the one hand, who understand that the Trump-Kim summit is the beginning of a new sort of process of peace through development; and those, on the other, whose hysterical reaction against the summit belies the fact that they would prefer even nuclear war to seeing the rules of their game change. The latter group includes the British Empire, their neo-con and neo-liberal allies in the U.S., and the apoplectic western media, who are lying wildly about what happened in Singapore.
The new reality has not been lost on acute observers. For example, China's Global Times published an editorial today about the summit, noting that "a certain force is pushing such seemingly impossible things toward becoming possible. This force is the new logic of international politics in the 21st century." The editorial then referred to the discussion of Confucius and Mencius that Chinese President Xi Jinping brought to the just-concluded SCO Summit in Qingdao: "The US may need to borrow some wisdom from Eastern philosophy," Global Times wrote.
This is absolutely to the point, Zepp-LaRouche emphasized, and it serves to underscore the deep, philosophical roots of the wave of cultural optimism which is now dominant in Asia, and must be spread rapidly to the United States and Europe. The key to doing that is for the West to join the New Silk Road, and to experience the rapid economic transformation of the planet that it is bringing about. That is the policy which has lifted over 700 million Chinese out of poverty in some 30 years; and it is the same policy, and the same optimism, which the Chinese are now bringing to Africa, along with substantial investment in infrastructure. That approach has already reduced the poverty rate in Africa from 50% to 40% over the last 15 years—something which British-induced pessimism in the West believed to be impossible.
But as Global Times noted, these are times when the seemingly impossible becomes possible—if we only remove the British Empire from our way.