Join Us To Remove a Rotten Establishment in 2020
On Nov. 9, 2016, the American economist Lyndon LaRouche said that the welcome defeat of Hillary Clinton was not an American, but a truly worldwide event. Not just Americans, but the world had now rejected her, her policies and her backers.
He was right.
For three years we have seen this playing itself out among mass forces, not just in the United States, but in nations of every continent (except possibly Antarctica). The Brexit vote in Britain in 2016 and Donald Trump’s election were the first manifestations. Over the subsequent years they were followed by waves of strikes and mass protests nearly everywhere. The ultimate targets were the trademarked policies of Hillary Clinton and the whole rotten liberal establishment: globalization and free trade. Globalization and free trade had destroyed nation after nation. But it was not simply out of desperation that citizens protested and struck—gradually, over the period since 2016, clearer or vaguer ideas of possible better alternatives had seeped into popular consciousness as well. The strike wave responded not only to oppression, but also to an intuition of hope that desperate circumstances might somehow be changed.
On the other side, the “establishment” which is fighting to the last ditch to reverse the 2016 election in the U.S., has imported the tool of “total information warfare” from the Anglo-American Ukraine coup of 2014. They use the Internet to dominate discourse and spy on dissidents. A closer look shows that establishment is an incestuous entanglement among corrupt academia, the mass news and entertainment media, and donor-dependent party hacks, as Lyndon LaRouche wrote already in 1998.
But the Establishment is not its own master. As Lyndon LaRouche showed over decades, and as we freshly showed again in 2017 in our Robert Mueller pamphlet, this decadent liberal establishment, like Wall Street which runs it in large part, is a puppet of the modern-day British Empire headquartered in the City of London.
The “deplorables” who elected Donald Trump in 2016, and who are now battling a three-year effort to overturn that election, are fighting the same adversary we fought in 1775-83, and fought in various guises thereafter. Nor was that a strictly American matter. The struggle which began on these shores under John Winthrop and the Mathers, was the product of the greatest thinkers of Europe, who shared the vision of the Platonist republicans of antiquity, of a new, far-away settlement where republican government fit for human beings could be established out of reach of the oligarchs of Europe.
And America’s founders knew that one day, if the experiment succeeded, America would become one link in a chain of free republics eventually circling the globe. America’s emergence from the Civil War as an industrial giant brought this closer, and Presidents Lincoln, Grant and McKinley pushed towards it.
Franklin Roosevelt understood this completely, including its essential economic aspect. During the 1930s, not only did he outlaw U.S. “gunboat diplomacy” against the neighbor nations of the Americas, but he also sought to cooperatively develop and industrialize them, while preserving their perfect sovereignty. (See “The Good Neighbor Policy and Brazil: Roosevelt’s Bold Creation of the Anti-Entropic Bretton Woods System,” EIR, Sept. 6, 2019.)
Even before the U.S. entered World War II, Roosevelt was actively planning a postwar peace which would not merely prepare for another imminent war as the Versailles Treaty had done after World War I. Instead, he projected a postwar world free of empire, under a new international credit system, his original design of the Bretton Woods institutions (World Bank and IMF), which would especially facilitate massive flows of secured credit for capital exports from “developed” nations to the “underdeveloped,” or from the global “North” to the “South,” as we sometimes say today. Combined development of global prosperity, rather than persistent misery for most of humanity. But Roosevelt’s plan was increasingly perverted after his death.
For decades, Lyndon LaRouche explained and expounded an updated version of Franklin Roosevelt’s plan as a “New Bretton Woods” agreement among the United States, Russia, China and India. These four nations together can take on and overthrow the British financial empire in this way. As Roosevelt foresaw, this will be the end of empire.
President Donald Trump’s attendance at the 75th anniversary commemoration of the linking-up of Russian and U.S. troops on the Elbe River this April 25, should be a link in this chain, and likewise his participation in the V-E Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9.