It Is Time for a New Peace of Westphalia

July 1, 2020
The Ratification of the Treaty of Münster, 15 May 1648 (1648) by Gerard ter Borch
The Ratification of the Treaty of Münster, 15 May 1648 (1648) by Gerard ter Borch

Friedrich Schiller once noted that the French Revolution was “a great moment which has found a little people.” With the spirit of the American Republican Revolution clearly before them, the French oligarchy and their British cohorts rejected the American System, creating a Jacobin mob to destroy and kill, while Danton told Lavoisier, while condemning him to the guillotine: “The Revolution has no need of science.”

This is not dead history—it is alive today on the streets of many American and European cities, as Jacobin mobs mindlessly embrace anarchy and destroy statues of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, preaching the Green New Deal destruction of the economy, and openly professing their subversive intent to carry out a coup against the elected President of the United States. As in the bloody French Revolution, the controlling power behind the coup is the City of London and British intelligence, who have not given up despite the failure of MI6’s Christopher Steele’s “Russiagate” against President Donald Trump.

Today, the War Party in the U.S. published a psychotic diatribe against President Trump, under the name of CNN’s Carl Bernstein, titled: “From Pandering to Putin and Ignoring His Own Advisors, Trump’s Phone Calls Alarm U.S. Officials.” Quoting the generals who gave us the Afghan war, the Iraq war, the Libyan war, and the Syrian war, Bernstein writes: “Senior U.S. officials—including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisors and his longest-serving chief of staff—[have concluded] that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States.” They add that Trump is “delusional.” About what? About his belief that “being friends with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

The most recent of the Goebbels-style “Big Lies” peddled by the London Guardian and the New York Times—that Putin paid the Taliban a bounty to kill Americans in Afghanistan—is asserted as pure truth by the War Party, by many in the Congress, and virtually the entire fake-news press, while former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Adm. James Stavridis raves that the U.S. should offer a “forceful response” by expelling the Russian ambassador and his intelligence team from the U.S., and that senior U.S. diplomats and military officers, and especially President Trump, should be prevented from meeting with their Russian counterparts.

Madness reigns. Yet, at the same time, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John J. Sullivan joined Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov in a webinar yesterday, both enthusiastically discussing the need for the two countries to catalyze a global recovery from the COVID pandemic by working together. Ambassador Sullivan reported on a recent meeting he attended with Russia’s Minister of Trade and the heads of 15 U.S. companies, as well as a plan to bring a group of Russian companies involved in space science to Houston next year. Ambassador Antonov said that it is not the pandemic that is limiting us, but a swamp of bureaucracy and obstruction in the political realm.

And in the U.K., the seat of the Empire, with British intelligence running regime change coups worldwide—including in the U.S.—there is a potential revolution in the making. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, with his two top advisors Dominic Cummings and Michael Gove, have fired the key intelligence operative controlling the government on behalf of GCHQ and MI6, Mark Sedwill, while posing a total transformation of the U.K. economy on the basis of an economic outlook coming straight from Alexander Hamilton, and openly declaring it to be based on Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. “We will not go back to austerity,” Johnson declared today. Our New Deal, he said, will use government-directed credit to build infrastructure—schools, hospitals, transport, nuclear power, rail—to lift the “platform” so that the private sector will have the confidence to invest in new technologies. “My friends, I am not a communist,” he said, anticipating the howls from the City of London. “I believe it is also the job of government to create the conditions for free market enterprise”—pure Hamiltonianism.

Were Trump to seize this opportunity to join with Johnson in pointing to Roosevelt (Trump’s policies of vast infrastructure development and cooperation with Russia and, until recently, with China, already approximates those of Roosevelt), he would both mobilize the population and expose the degenerate Democratic Party of today for what it is—a Jacobin mob.

“This is the time for a Peace of Westphalia,” Helga Zepp-LaRouche said yesterday. That 1648 peace agreement, ending 150 years of religious warfare across Europe, was based on the work of Nicholas of Cusa, whose concept of the “coincidence of opposites” addressed the common aims on Mankind, locating the true interests of each sovereign state in the interests of the other. “In a world which is so absolutely divided, where you have this almost civil war in the United States, and all these conflicts being pushed by—guess who?—by the British Empire, I think this concept that there is a higher reality in the coincidentia oppositorum is really not an abstract concept —it is absolutely applicable.” Compare Westphalia, she said, based on the coincidence of opposites, with the 1919 Versailles Treaty, which punished Germany, and gave the world Adolf Hitler.

Today, let us choose peace and development.