The July 4 Singularity
This Fourth of July is more than just the 243rd celebration of America's Independence Day, that singularity in world history which marked the emergence of an entirely new form of Mankind's social organization and government. "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is a good way to indicate the nature of that revolutionary change—as the Founding Fathers understood those concepts as developed by Gottfried Leibniz.
"Wisdom is the science of felicity, and is what must be studied above all other things," Leibniz wrote in his 1694 essay Felicity. "One must hold as certain that the more a mind desires to know order, reason, the beauty of things which God has produced, and the more he is moved to imitate this order in the things which God has left to his direction, the happier he will be... One even advances one's own good in working for that of others... Thus the sovereign wisdom has so well regulated all things that our duty must also be our happiness, that all virtue produces its own reward, and that all crime punishes itself, sooner or later."
This July 4, 2019, is also a singularity—a break point between two distinct, and incommensurable systems—in that it marks the moment where all of the existing institutions, parameters, rules, metrics, forms of behavior, and ways of thinking of the Old Paradigm break down and stop working; and where that same moment, at that very instant, is also pregnant with the potential of an entirely New Paradigm, which has different institutions, economic principles, forms of behavior and, above all, ways of thinking.
As for the first, witness the scandalous demise of the European Union's leading institutions, including the European Central Bank, which is being retrofitted for a vast, hyperinflationary expansion of Quantitative Easing, including zero-value "green" financial instruments and European Safe Bonds. Witness the moves in the same direction by the U.S. Federal Reserve, under insistent instructions from thoroughly bankrupt London and Wall Street banks.
As for the second, consider the broad, strategic import of President Trump's surprise meeting three days ago with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, a meeting which South Korean President Moon Jae-un characterized as "an official beginning to a new era of peace"—and that is true not just on the Korean peninsula, but planet-wide. Moon correctly emphasized the importance of joint economic development of North and South, East and West, as the only viable basis of such a peace.
There is nothing foreordained about which of these two pathways Mankind will choose at this inflection point. Our best compass in these uncharted waters is that of Lyndon LaRouche's body of ideas, which remain a living force in shaping history, to the degree that they are known, studied, and acted upon.
It is for that reason that the LaRouche movement has chosen to celebrate this Fourth of July by redoubling its campaign for LaRouche's exoneration, including by expanded circulation in both digital and print form of the petition calling for his exoneration, accompanied by the following simple message:
"I think you know that the 4th of July is not about hot dogs and fireworks—it's a time to celebrate what it means to be an American patriot. Throughout his entire adult life, Lyndon LaRouche represented true American patriotism. He wasn't born into an elite social class, he wasn't born rich—yet, he became a historical figure and leader based on the merit of his ideas, and the strength of his character. Those ideas represented such a threat to the modern-day oligarchy that LaRouche was slandered, unjustly prosecuted, and illegally thrown into prison. What better way to celebrate America's independence than supporting the exoneration of the great American patriot, Lyndon LaRouche? Please take two minutes to sign our petition asking President Trump to exonerate LaRouche. If you're not familiar with the legal atrocity against LaRouche, check out our new documentary, `The LaRouche Case—Robert Mueller's First Hit Job'."