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‘Hope and Excitement’ in the Midst of a Struggle

June 2, 2020
President Donald J. Trump takes questions from the press on the South Lawn of White House prior to boarding Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Saturday, May 30, 2020, for his trip to Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Official WH Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
President Donald J. Trump takes questions from the press on the South Lawn of White House prior to boarding Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Saturday, May 30, 2020, for his trip to Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Official WH Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

A nation which has at last gotten back on the path to real human exploration of the Solar System and resulting revolutions in science and technology, has seen four nights of growing riots aimed to remove the President who returned it to that path. The violent overthrow aimed at China’s authority in Hong Kong has now been deliberately “spread” to try to topple a White House which was just yesterday castigating China for exercising that authority.

In city after city we see the contrast between African Americans in anguished protests against police killings of unarmed Black Americans, and flash mobs of anarchist rioters, some of whom are clearly veterans and professionals at burning, beating, and destroying, and find palettes full of bricks mysteriously placed along their way to their night riots. We don’t yet know the organizers. But the Hong Kong riots deeply involved British Empire intelligence, and a group of former British foreign secretaries has formed to pat themselves on the back for the British “lead” in trying to overthrow China in Hong Kong.

There are plenty around the world who want to troll the ironies against President Donald Trump; or against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had called the Hong Kong riots and beatings “a beautiful sight”; or against governors who kept people in their houses for three months because of the coronavirus, now all for naught.

But what matters is that tens of millions had low-wage jobs and no productive future before the pandemic, and now have lost those jobs; while Americans in the cities have been unable for 20 years to get supposedly “reformed, reorganized, retrained” police forces to stop these killings.

What matters is visibly building a new, different future—the future just glimpsed in the American return to space May 30 and the envisioned return to the Moon in four years to start our march into the Solar System.

It is a sign of that future that the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa called out his congratulations for the space launch to his countryman Elon Musk, CEO and chief designer of SpaceX, because “in the midst of our struggle against COVID-19 ... we [South Africans] have been given this hope and excitement.” A new achievement in space always belongs to the human race.

The LaRouche Political Action Committee’s new report on how to create 50 million new skilled jobs in the United States and 1.5 billion productive jobs worldwide—with the spacefaring nations’ exploration programs forming the leading edge—can in fact bring Americans together, especially young Americans. And it was designed to bring the leaders of those leading technological powers together—America, China, Russia, India—in a summit for a new credit system and a great task.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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