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In a Deep Crisis, a New Paradigm Is Just That Close

October 22, 2019
President Donald J. Trump salutes military personnel as he disembarks Air Force One at to Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, he was also greeted by Texas government officials and guests. (Official White House Photo)
President Donald J. Trump salutes military personnel as he disembarks Air Force One at to Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, he was also greeted by Texas government officials and guests. (Official White House Photo)

The current worldwide crisis is more than the danger, bad as it is, of “regime-change wars” spreading to world war; it goes beyond the attempt by the war party to oust U.S. President Donald Trump because he wants peace and strategic cooperation with Russia in particular—in the Mideast in particular.

That question is certainly crucial. We all instinctively want a harmonious world in which nations seek peace and betterment with one another, at least to solve the most important crises such as this one. And when we witness war parties seized with British geopolitical compulsions to set off warfighting—or youth brought up to violent fighting and anarchist rampages as “fun and gaming”—it is a painful image of the human species.

But we want much more: Raising the living standards of nations above poverty and into scientific progress, and raising the productive abilities of those youth to surpass their parents’ and grandparents’ limitations.

Underneath this crisis, in any case, lies a financial and economic crisis. It is mushrooming from ten years of money-printing and massive speculation, producing inconceivable levels of debt and inequality—centered in gigantic megabanks of London,Wall Street and Frankfurt but touching every nation in the world. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, head of the Schiller Institute, told us yesterday that what is driving the strategic crisis—including the furious assault to get rid of a U.S. President who does not want war confrontations with other nuclear powers—is that the financial establishment knows its system is running on giant rocks now. It will not allow a President Trump who, in the coming deep financial and economic crisis, “might do anything,” might even do what candidate Trump called for, “popping the gigantic bubble on Wall Street.”

He might even do the policies of Lyndon LaRouche, LaRouche’s famous “Four Laws” which start with the Glass-Steagall Act to pop that gigantic bubble, and then “Hamiltonian” national banking to finance new high-technology infrastructure; space exploration of the entire Solar System; forcing breakthroughs to fusion power.

The possibility terrifies Wall Street as well as the perpetual war party; and while defending Trump, it makes no sense to wait and see if he will ignite those new economic engines. We have to act for ourselves on LaRouche’s exoneration and to force his “four laws” even into the distracted and manipulated Congress.

LaRouche proposed the “Four Power” cooperation of the United States with China, India and Russia on these policies, to make them faster to implement and to spread through capital goods exports to developing countries. He and Helga LaRouche 30 years ago laid out the starting core, corridors of new rail transport, power and communications across all of Eurasia, the Mideast and Africa. This is now China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

China this year—in the face of growing global economic crisis and even mass anti-austerity protests in many countries at once—is again accelerating its relentless investments in new infrastructure, reaping higher productivity and preventing recession.

But there is much more than infrastructure to LaRouche’s policy. It is “Apollo” missions to return and settle the Moon and go to Mars and further; crash programs for fusion power and laser and plasma technologies; lighting up Africa with nuclear power, as Russia’s President says it intends to do; bringing armed forces home from the regions of “endless war.”

A new and better paradigm could be right within reach, where Lyndon LaRouche put it, during his long and very creative life.

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