China Places Silk Road, AIIB, Firmly on APEC Meeting Agenda

China Places Silk Road, AIIB, Firmly on APEC Meeting Agenda

October 29 — Speaking today in Beijing at the Lanting Forum, a
platform for communication and exchanges between government, the
business community, academia, media, and the public, Chinese
Foreign Minister Wang Yi talked about the upcoming APEC meeting
in mid-November, which this year will be held in Beijing
and hosted by China. Wang Yi said that the initiatives of
President Xi, on the Silk Road Economic Belt, the 21st Maritime
Silk Road, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, would
all be placed on the agenda.
b~~~~The summit, which Presidents Putin and Obama, as well as
Japanese Prime Minister Abe, are expected to attend, is scheduled
to culminate on Nov. 10-11. A total of 21 Pacific-rim nations are
members of the group, called the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation, which has been in existence since 1989.
b~~~~While the New Silk Road may be given lip service by the
Obama Administration, the AIIB will no doubt be a bone of
contention, given the statements by leading Obama Administration
officials including Secretary of State John Kerry. Undoubtedly
concerned about the U.S. reaction, the Chinese had sent a
high-level, but low-profile, delegation to Washington recently,
headed up by a former finance minister, to discuss the New Silk
Road proposal. In spite of the carping from the U.S. and London
on the AIIB, China is determined to go full steam ahead,
according to the comments by Wang Yi. “These proposals are open
and inclusive, he said, “and will contribute to the prosperity
of Asia.

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LPAC Weekly Report: The New Paradigm for Mankind—29 Oct. 2014

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REPORT: Science for a New Paradigm: Time for a Solar Noösphere

REPORT: Science for a New Paradigm: Time for a Solar Noösphere

By Benjamin Deniston ·

The following article is dedicated to the successful October 18-19, 2014 international conference held in Frankfurt, Germany, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Schiller Institute, “The New Silk Road and China’s Lunar Program: Mankind is the Only Creative Species.” While the specifics of the content below were developed prior to the conference, the underlying objective is the same: “to establish an inclusive peace order, with the participation of every nation on the planet, a peace order for the 21st century, worthy of mankind as the only known creative species in the universe”. 1 Here the scientific implications of this are investigated, with emphasis on certain unique temporal expressions of human creativity.

The three mortal dangers to civilization highlighted in the conference resolution are expressions of the false view of the nature of mankind which underlies the current, failing paradigm. The deep issue is the oligarchical conception of mankind as an animal, as a beast to be herded and culled, as the British Empire’s Prince Philip has expressed such desires so openly. With the rise of a new strategic alliance on the planet centered around the BRICS nations, comes the potential for a scientifically valid conception of the creative nature of mankind to govern the planet, and beyond.

The proceedings of the October 2014 Schiller Institute conference provide the most important, comprehensive picture of the this developing new paradigm. Here we investigate some of the scientific aspects of this prospective new stage for mankind, starting from the recent emphasis by Lyndon LaRouche that the animal conception of mankind must be eliminated, an replaced with a scientific understanding of the creative powers of the human mind. The specific subject here is an initial investigation of animal vs. human time.

A PDF of this article can be found HERE.

In an earlier research report, working from the thesis of Russian-Ukrainian scientist Vladimir Vernadsky on the variable space-time characteristics of living matter,2 a hypothesis was developed regarding a relative space-time of living organisms. Here we compare this relativistic domain of animal time with the qualitatively different, self-determined time created by mankind. Mankind is not, and can not be measured by, nor confined in animal time, as will be elaborated below, but increasingly occupies and creates new domains of time in the very short and the very long.

The initial animal study of the relative space-time of the living organism was prompted by examinations of what appeared to be paradoxical differences in the energy flux density of different species. For example, an initial analysis seemed to indicate that the energy flux density of mice was much higher than that of elephants. From the perspective of the work the Basement has done on the anti-entropic development of life on Earth, this seemed a bit strange, because they’re both expressions of the mammalian evolutionary class, and should express the same level of energy flux density. The hypothesis was developed that the energy flux densities of mice and elephants approximate the same value, but with respect to relative time, instead of clock time.3 Time, itself, would change as a function of the space-time characteristics of a living organism, allowing the intrinsic time of the mouse and the elephant to be the same (like the experience of time for the twins of Einstein’s twin paradox), even though they appear to outside observers as different. 4 Thus, all mammals are defined by the same energy flux density, which defines a relative, “intrinsic” time for the organism, a mammalian time unit. While the same energy flux density and mammalian time unit is approximated by all mammal species, it changes for animals outside the mammalian class (amphibians, reptiles, etc.). Thus, the energy flux density of animal species increases over the course of evolutionary time, in conformity with Vernadsky’s second biogeochemical principle (corresponding to the anti-entropic evolutionary development of the biosphere).

This relative animal time was treated in more detail earlier, and now provides an interesting basis to illustrate something more interesting: the supra-animal characteristics of the human species. Mankind partakes in a mammalian biology, and thus, it would seem, would be bound by this mammalian time unit. If that were the case, then time for the human individual would be subsumed and defined by the this mammalian characteristic, and would be similar to a primate (or any mammal) of a similar size. For example, this would result in an average lifespan of around 20 years.

However, this is clearly not the case. The average human lifespan in the Renaissance was 30 years, by 1850 in America it was 43 years, and in America today it is 78. Time, for mankind, isn’t just a relative space-time of a living organism, it is relative and self-defined by the creative powers of the human mind. What is unique about mankind is not simply the different time value, but the active process of continuously re-defining time as mankind willfully self-evolves. This stretches far beyond changes in the lifespan of the individual, into temporal domains of the very large and very small, beyond the biological limits of the body.
A View From the Noösphere

From the standpoint of Vernadsky’s second biogeochemical principle, examine mankind’s time from the larger perspective of the historical development of society. In his “The Evolution of Species And Living Matter” (1926) Vernadsky states, “This biogeochemical principle which I will call the second biogeochemical principle can be formulated thus: ‘The evolution of species, leading to the creation of new stable, living forms, must move in the direction of an increasing of the biogenic migration of atoms in the biosphere’.” Later, in his “The Study of Life Phenomena and the New Physics” (1931), Vernadsky examines the emergence of mankind from this standpoint.

With the appearance of man in the biosphere, conforming to the second biogeochemical principle, the action of life on our planet develops and changes by the effect of his intelligence to such an extent, that it becomes possible to speak of a special psychozoic epoch in the history of our planet, analogous to other geological epochs in the change effected in living nature on Earth, as during the Cambrian or Oligocene, for example. With the appearance of a living being on our planet gifted with intelligence, we pass into another stage of its history.

Vernadsky’s identification of a new geological epoch, created by the biogeochemical expressions of human intelligence, is a testament to the powers of the creative human mind. But perhaps most important to emphasize here is the speed at which mankind has done this. In the geological timescale, “ages” and “epochs” are measured in millions and tens of millions of years – yet for the history of mankind we discuss a series of ages (stone, bronze, iron) lasting only thousands or hundreds of years. These particular divisions might not correspond to the equivialnt of geological ages, but they hint at a profound truth: mankind’s actions, even over generations, can express the power of geological change, and at a more rapid, different rate.

When did this psychozoic epoch begin? Some have pointed to the large scale development of agriculture and irrigation as marking the time when mankind began to have a biospheric and geological effect that created a new geological epoch (starting in the range of ten thousand years ago). Others look more recently, to the industrial revolution (a few hundred years ago). However, Lyndon LaRouche’s physical economics provides a scientific approach to assessing such questions. By his metric of potential relative population density, we can use population growth as a proxy for a measure of mankind’s effect on the biogeochemical cycles of the biosphere. Biologically (without the intervention of the creative powers of the human mind), a higher ape (biologically similar to man) might be able to achieve a “natural” global population in the hundreds of thousands (maybe a few million). However, five thousand years ago mankind was already far beyond this biological-ecological limit, with a global population in the tens of millions. By two thousand years ago the populations was in the hundreds of millions. Over the past few hundred years we began to count in the billions. This might give the best available indication, of not only the rate of change, but the increasing rate of change of mankind’s power as a geological force, as determined by mankind’s unique ability to willfully determine and change its potential relative population density. These leaps in global potential relative population density have required increases in the energy flux density of the noösphere-biosphere system, as Vernadsky would measure biogeochemically in the increasing biogenic migration of atoms. Thus, human population growth can be a useful proxy for the power of mankind as a geological force.5

As expressed in the increasing rate of population growth, for mankind’s actions we are, initially, speaking in metrics of thousands of years, more recently hundreds of years, and now in generations. By the action of the biosphere, without human intervention, the rate has also been increasing, but measured in millions of years (if not tens or hundreds of millions of years). The changing biogeochemical power of mankind over centuries or generations, expresses biogeochemical changes only otherwise seen over multimillion year geological timescales. Said otherwise, human society wields the power of geological time.

Before going on, it must be re-emphasized that the significance is not in any particular value, but in the increasing rate of change. Shorter and shorter periods for mankind, measured in generations, encompass larger and larger geological timescales of biogeochemical action. Mankind now wields the geological time of ages and epochs at will. 6 Scales of change associated with millions of years of evolutionary change of animal life are surpassed by generations of human creative (not biological) action.
Scientific-Cultural Time Unit

In this larger context, return to the opening point: time for the individual animal member of the mammalian class appears to be defined by the energy flux density and relative time of a mammalian time unit, but for the individual member of the human species time is defined by the self-determined scientific-cultural level of society. Changes in the biological time unit of an animal species requires evolutionary change around the taxonomic level of class or order (far outside the capabilities of any individual species), occurring over geological timescales of millions of years. To change the scientific-cultural time unit of a human society requires no biological change, but a scientific-cultural change, which is created by the actions of individual human minds over generations.

This is expressed in interesting ways in the changing experience and domain of actions of the individual person. Strictly by the animal biology, the average individual should experience and be bound by one mammalian time unit, which, for the size of the human species, maps onto Earth orbital time as about 20 orbits (years). By animal biology, this is associated with a limit to the speed of processes which a mammal of our size could react to and interact with. For example, key biological functions are measured in thousandths of seconds (milliseconds) – it takes one millisecond for a neuron in the human brain to fire an impulse and return to rest, and about 80 milliseconds for the brain to receive and integrate signals from the body. Regarding perception, human reflex to visual stimuli is between 20 and 300 milliseconds.7

These are some of the biological time boundaries, limiting the potential effective actions of an organism as a whole to respond to and interact with the surrounding environment. But the actions of mankind are not limited to this animal-time domain.

For example, consider mankind’s increasing understanding, precision, and control over the domain of chemical reactions. This takes us into a domain of the very small, characterized by timescales far, far beyond what is perceptible by a living organism bound by the mammalian time unit. While the limiting times of biological activity were counted by milliseconds, and perception in hundreds of milliseconds, the timescale of microscopic chemical reactions is measured in quadrillionths of a second (millionths of a billionth), known as femtoseconds.8 Yet mankind is increasingly developing capabilities to understand the fundamental nature of these sense perceptibly supra-temporal processes, and actively utilize that understanding to change mankind’s biogeochemical relation to the planet – in effect, noëtically occupying and utilizing this biologically supra-perceptual time (twelve orders of magnitude (a trillion times) beyond the capabilities for experience and action of the strictly biological aspects of human experience).

Even more interesting, there is a direct relation between our ability to increasingly inhabit this ultra-small temporal domain of chemical reactions, and the ultra-large geological time metric required to measure the cumulative biogeochemical effects of our actions on the planet. If we take Vernadsky’s reference to the creation of a new psychozoic epoch, and if we associate that with the industrial revolution, which was intimately tied to the initial maturation of a science of physical chemistry (bounded by these ultra-short timescales), we can play with some interesting comparisons. In the small: by the mammalian time unit, minimal actions and reactions of the living organism are measured in milliseconds – but by the scientific-cultural time unit initiated by the industrial revolution, the work of Mendeleev, and associated developments, the noëtic experience and action is moving to a convergence upon the temporal domain of femtoseconds. In the large: this initial phase of the psychozoic epoch (as measured since the industrial revolution) was a few hundred years in length – while geological epochs are generally measured in tens of millions of years.

Thus, noëtically inhabiting a temporal domain bounded twelve orders of magnitude beyond the domain of animal time, enables mankind to inhabit timescales five orders of magnitude longer than would be possible for an individual animal species – indicating that mankind’s occupation of new supra-mammalian timescales expands in two directions simultaneously (into the very short and the very long). Ultimately the spatial and clock conceptions of very large and very small are determined by advances in energy flux density and physical chemistry9– i.e., time (as well as space) is a shadow of human creative action, as measured by energy flux density and physical chemistry: a scientific-cultural stage defining the noötic time unit.
The Stellar-Atomic Eon & The Solar System

We have already entered into the beginning of a more powerful domain, that of controlled nuclear reactions. On one end, this is characterized by supra-chemical timescales. Mankind is now developing laser systems which, utilizing femtosecond pulses, can interact with matter faster than thermal reactions, and even laser pulses measured in attoseconds (a thousand times shorter than femtoseconds), used to observe the process of individual chemical reactions, and approaching the “atomic unit of time” (24 attoseconds10), which is used as the standard time unit for work in nuclear physics, the domain of the creation and transmutation of elements, and the source of nuclear power.

On the other end, the nuclear age can support a major increase in the potential relative population density, increasing the scale of mankind’s biogeochemical power as a geological force. What geological timescale will this correspond to? Perhaps to a new period, or a new era, subsuming the scale of the epoch referenced by Vernadsky?

A clue may come from recognizing that the organized structure of the atoms utilized by nuclear reactions were not formed on the Earth, or in the Earth’s geological time scales. They are not associated with the terrestrial biosphere in the same way many of the chemical structures utilized by society are. According to standard textbook presentations, the heavy elements that are split apart in nuclear fission power systems were formed by successive generations of large stars burning through their life-cycle and then exploding in novae or supernovae. While any one large star may do this over a few hundred million years, the distribution of heavy elements throughout the Milky Way was built up over generations of stars, over billions of years (if we take the Milky Way’s current age estimate of 13 billion years, then there were 8.5 billion years of stellar generations producing the raw material from which the Solar System formed 4.5 billion years ago). Regarding the lightest elements, such as those used in controlled thermonuclear fusion, they were either produced in stars, or trace their origins farther back.11

Thus, whereas the utilization of chemical fuels and the associated stage of physical chemistry (to support an associated level of potential relative population density) is mankind’s expressing the power of multimillion year geological time, the utilization of atomic power, to support a higher level of potential relative population density and the associated greater geological power expressed by mankind, may be ultimately bounded by the conscious control and wielding of billions of years of stellar time.

Today, in experimental investigations of controlled thermonuclear fusion reactions, mankind can already create temperatures, densities, specific luminosities, and energy flux densities greater than the Sun itself (although only for brief intervals, for now). Through transmutation, mankind can create new elements and isotopes, which don’t otherwise exist in the natural world around us, and the controlled use of specific isotopes opens up completely new domains of chemistry.

The temporal aspect of this noëtic expanse is expressed in another interesting way. With the understanding of atomic processes, radioactive dating enables mankind to develop understandings of geological, planetary, and solar system processes, and use this understanding to inform his actions – consciously applying the power of geological timescales to the day to day lives of individuals. It is mankind acquiring the temporal powers of stellar-planetary processes, in the large, and atomic processes, in the very small, both alien to biological time, and actively applying their bounded interconnection to self-define a higher order to mankind’s relation to the Universe (a higher potential relative population density), in seeming violation of a vast sense perceptual separation. Here, we are approaching the time of principle, rather than sense perception. I believe Nicholas of Cusa, the great founder of the Golden Renaissance, would agree that the notions of “the large” and “the small,” per se, are secondary to the power of creative action12 – that power is the primary, determining consideration, while sense perceptual conceptions of large and small are mere shadows.13

In this way, mankind is clearly supra-biological, with the noösphere inhabiting and wielding the action of the planetary-chemical domain, and entering into the principle of the stellar-atomic. Mankind, when as principle, creates and defines time.
A Needed Inversion

To better understand this we have to realize the language in which these measures have been discussed so far has been largely backwards. In measuring mankind against animal life, measuring mankind against the planet, against the Solar System, etc., we’ve illustrated truthful points, but they are only shadows. We are measuring the effects of mankind, by measuring mankind’s actions as seen against various other processes of development in the universe. They can be useful measures, pedagogical to a certain degree, but they never can be truthful measures for mankind.

Much of the language here should be inverted. From serious reflection upon the evidence presented above we are left to conclude that we have to look to mankind as setting the measure of any system inhabited (not being measured by it). For example, the emergence of the noösphere as a more powerful force than the biosphere, can be seen, in shadows, by measuring what the noösphere does relative to the actions of the biosphere, as by the biogenic migration of atoms and biogeochemistry. However, the scientific reality is that that demarcates the point at which the biosphere must be measured by the criteria and requirements of the noösphere. They are not separate systems. Mankind and the noösphere exist in the medium of the biosphere, but now that medium is governed by the principle of mankind. Once the noosphere had truly encompassed the biosphere, the actions of mankind are inseparable for the development of the biosphere, and the metrics of the noösphere (mankind) take over.

As Lyndon LaRouche said in the concluding section of his 2014 policy memorandum, “The Four new laws to save The U.S.A. Now! – Not An Option: An Immediate Necessity,”

Man is mankind’s only true measure of the history of our Solar system, and what reposes within it. That is the same thing, as the most honored meaning and endless achievement of the human species, now within nearby Solar space, heading upward to mastery over the Sun and its Solar system, the one discovered (uniquely, as a matter of fact), by Johannes Kepler.

As LaRouche stated, today we’re looking at a new stage: the entry of mankind into the Solar System. Not in terms of placing some people or objects in certain locations, but in terms of the process of the noösphere overtaking and subsuming the process of the Solar System. The biosphere and the Earth’s crust exist in the medium of the Solar System process, and we are poised to bring a new principle to reign over that medium.

We can already look to short-term prospects for management and control of the Earth’s global water system, and controlled thermonuclear fusion reactions, as provocative precursors. Looking farther, the prospects of China developing the Moon, the USA and Russia managing the system of the near-Earth asteroid population, continuous acceleration-deceleration fusion space propulsion, and the development of other planetary bodies provide further clues to a new stage of mankind.

Still, these will be shadows cast in the medium, dancing to the process of principle which is mankind in the Solar System – just as Kepler taught us. It is only the supra-biological time of human creative mental action which defines these boundaries in potential, waiting to be realized in actions. Today, although very humble, and shaky in its beginnings, we can begin to look beyond a terrestrial noösphere, to a solar noösphere.
1See the , October 19, 2014, by Helga Zepp-LaRouche.
2See Vernadsky’s “Problems of Biogeochemistry I,” “Problems of Biogeochemistry II,” and “On the States of Physical Space.”
3For example, all mammal species approximate the same energy use per mass per physical time cycle (such as heartbeat, time to reach reproductive maturity, time for population doubling, etc.). This is elaborated in greater detail in the unpublished research report, “On LaRouche’s Call for a Vernadskian Physical Time: Energy Flux Density and The Physical Space-Time of the Living Organism,” Benjamin Deniston, May 29, 2014.
4For example, by the mouse’s experience the elephant operates very slowly, while by the elephant’s experience the mouse operates very quickly. Yet, they each, individually, experience the same amount of time (as measured by various physical, biological metrics, for example). It is as if the elephant exists on the traveling rocket ship of Einstein’s twin paradox (where time moves more slowly, relative to the twin who never left the Earth), however for the elephant the time dilation effect is not due to relative motion or acceleration, but to the intrinsic space-time of the living organism (along the lines that Vernadsky was raising). In Einstein’s relativity the action of light is the physical consideration (principle) which provides the relative constant, while space and time yield and give way to the principle of light. For the space-time of a living organism, it appears that energy flux density (as defined in the cited research report) provides the principled physical process, by which the space-time of the living organism is determined. In relativity, differences in relative speed or acceleration determine the level of time dilation effects. In the space-time of living matter, time dilation is associated with the average adult mass of the species.
5The prospect for developing a geological timescale based on biogeochemical change consistent with Vernadsky’s notions is being outline in the draft in process, “Developing Geological-Biogeochemical Time,” and the associated biogeochemical analysis of human economic activity is discussed in the draft in process, “Potential Relative Population Density and the Biogeochemistry of the Noösphere.”
6We can even look to the future prospects of developing synthetic biospheres and terraforming other planetary bodies in our solar system – at which point generations of mankind will be acting with the power of eons, geologically measured in the billions of years.
7Another interesting perceptual phenomenon is known as “beta movement,” which is an optical illusion in which a series of still images can appear as a fluid, continuous motion (despite the fact that there is no actual motion, just a series of still images). For this to occur the sequence must achieve a number of images per second known as the “critical flicker frequency.” For humans, this is about 10 to 15 frames per second (60 to 100 milliseconds per frame). A frequency larger than this (in which each individual image is displayed for a shorter period of time), is beyond the capabilities of the human sense perceptual system to distinguish as individual frames, and is perceived as a smooth motion. For animals generally, recent experiments have shown that the value of the critical flicker frequency for different species is tied to their energy flux density (metabolic rates), and thus a function of the relative space-time of that species (supporting the notion that all mammal species experience the same amount of time in an average physical time unit).
8For example, average individual chemical reactions can occur in the range of 200 femtoseconds, and the quickest at around 15. There is an incredible amount of space between this domain and that of the living organism. Going from milliseconds to femtoseconds passes right over 12 orders of magnitude, through the time domains of micro-, nano-, and picoseconds. For comparison, one femtosecond is to one second, as one second is to 30 million years! In that comparison, we are leaping from the immediate experience of a living organism (measured in seconds) to geological epochs (measured in tens of millions of years), passing over orbital time, generational time, evolutionary time, etc. That is the proportional amount of space between animal time and chemical time.
9Perhaps another interesting reflection of this is that the power sources supporting this stage of mankind are the chemical hydrocarbon formations of coal, petroleum, and natural gas. As these were formed and developed (by living matter) over geological timescales, measuring in the millions of years, we again see an expression of man encompassing and wielding the power of geological time over a few hundred years (in the rate of utilization of these hydrocarbon fuels) to power this geological force of mankind.
10The 24 attosecond value is determined by the equation, ħ/Eh , with Eh being the atomic unit of energy, equal to: mee⁴ / (4πε0ħ)2 = α²mec² . Here we should stress we have no understanding of the true nature of matter, energy, space, and time in these scales. The work of Dr. Robert Moon, on a Keplerian harmonic approach, might prove to be one of the better avenues to pursue (examining harmonics of interaction, rather than particles in space).
11To “big bang nucleosynthesis,” by the popular theory today, or perhaps to some more scientific paradigm-shaking ideas implied in some of the evidence presented by the late astronomer Halton Arp.
12De Docta Ignorantia, Nicholas of Cusa, 1440.
13A more accurate measure is energy flux density.

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Straight Talk from Putin at Valdai International Discussion Club

At the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club on the theme of “The World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules,” Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the international situation in undiplomatic, truthful terms. The Valdai Club was attended this year by 108 experts, historians, and political analysts from 25 countries, including 62 foreign participants. What follows are excerpts from his remarks:

“Some of what I say might seem a bit too harsh, but if we do not speak directly and honestly about what we really think, then there is little point in even meeting in this way. It would be better in that case just to keep to diplomatic get-togethers, where no one says anything of real sense and, recalling the words of one famous diplomat, you realize that diplomats have tongues so as not to speak the truth.

“First of all, changes in the world order … have usually been accompanied by, if not global war and conflict, then by chains of intensive local-level conflicts. Second, global politics is above all about economic leadership, issues of war and peace, and the humanitarian dimension, including human rights.

“Sadly, there is no guarantee and no certainty that the current system of global and regional security is able to protect us from upheavals. This system has become seriously weakened, fragmented, and deformed.

“The Cold War ended, but it did not end with the signing of a peace treaty with clear and transparent agreements on respecting existing rules or creating new rules and standards. This created the impression that the so-called victors in the Cold War had decided to pressure events and reshape the world to suit their own needs and interests.

“International law has been forced to retreat over and over by the onslaught of legal nihilism. Objectivity and justice have been sacrificed on the altar of political expediency. Arbitrary interpretations and biased assessments have replaced legal norms. At the same time, total control of the global mass media has made it possible when desired to portray white as black and black as white.

“In a situation where you had domination by one country and its allies, or its satellites rather, the search for global solutions often turned into an attempt to impose their own universal recipes. This groups ambitions grew so big that they started presenting the policies they put together in their corridors of power as the view of the entire international community. But this is not the case.

“The very notion of national sovereignty became a relative value for most countries. In essence, what was being proposed was the formula: The greater the loyalty towards the worlds sole power centre, the greater this or that ruling regimes legitimacy.

“The measures taken against those who refuse to submit are well-known and have been tried and tested many times. They include use of force, economic and propaganda pressure, meddling in domestic affairs, and appeals to a kind of supra-legal legitimacy when they need to justify illegal intervention in this or that conflict or toppling inconvenient regimes. Of late, we have increasing evidence, too, that outright blackmail has been used with regard to a number of leaders. It is not for nothing that Big Brother is spending billions of dollars on keeping the whole world, including its own closest allies, under surveillance.

“Let’s ask ourselves: How comfortable are we with this, how safe are we, how happy living in this world, and how fair and rational has it become? Maybe, we have no real reasons to worry, argue, and ask awkward questions? Maybe the United States’ exceptional position and the way they are carrying out their leadership really is a blessing for us all, and their meddling in events all around the world is bringing peace, prosperity, progress, growth and democracy, and we should maybe just relax and enjoy it all?

“Let me say that this is not the case, absolutely not the case.

“A unilateral diktat and imposing one’s own models produces the opposite result. Instead of settling conflicts, it leads to their escalation, instead of sovereign and stable states we see the growing spread of chaos, and instead of democracy there is support for a very dubious public ranging from open neo-fascists to Islamic radicals.

“Why do they support such people? They do this because they decide to use them as instruments along the way in achieving their goals, but then burn their fingers and recoil. I never cease to be amazed by the way that our partners just keep stepping on the same rake, as we say here in Russia, that is to say, make the same mistake over and over.

“They once sponsored Islamic extremist movements to fight the Soviet Union. Those groups got their battle experience in Afghanistan and later gave birth to the Taliban and al-Qaeda. The West, if not supported, at least closed its eyes, and, I would say, gave information, political and financial support to international terrorists’ invasion of Russia (we have not forgotten this) and the Central Asian region’s countries. Only after horrific terrorist attacks were committed on U.S. soil itself did the United States wake up to the common threat of terrorism.

“Only the current Egyptian leadership’s determination and wisdom saved this key Arab country from chaos and having extremists run rampant. In Syria, as in the past, the United States and its allies started directly financing and arming rebels and allowing them to fill their ranks with mercenaries from various countries. Let me ask where do these rebels get their money, arms and military specialists? Where does all this come from? How did the notorious ISIL manage to become such a powerful group, essentially a real armed force?

“As for financing sources, today, the money is coming not just from drugs, production of which has increased not just by a few percentage points but many-fold, since the international coalition forces have been present in Afghanistan. You are aware of this. The terrorists are getting money from selling oil too. Oil is produced in territory controlled by the terrorists, who sell it at dumping prices, produce it and transport it. But someone buys this oil, resells it, and makes a profit from it, not thinking about the fact that they are thus financing terrorists who could come sooner or later to their own soil and sow destruction in their own countries.

“Russia warned repeatedly about the dangers of unilateral military actions, intervening in sovereign states affairs, and flirting with extremists and radicals. We insisted on having the groups fighting the central Syrian government, above all the Islamic State, included on the lists of terrorist organizations. But did we see any results? We appealed in vain.

“Essentially, the unipolar world is simply a means of justifying dictatorship over people and countries. The unipolar world turned out too uncomfortable, heavy, and unmanageable a burden even for the self-proclaimed leader.

“Joint economic projects and mutual investment objectively bring countries closer together and help to smooth out current problems in relations between states.

“I think that our American friends are quite simply cutting the branch they are sitting on.

“Our active policy in the Asian-Pacific region began not just yesterday, and not in response to sanctions, but is a policy that we have been following for a good many years now. Like many other countries, including Western countries, we saw that Asia is playing an ever greater role in the world, in the economy and in politics, and there is simply no way we can afford to overlook these developments.

“Developing economic ties with these countries and carrying out joint integration projects also creates big incentives for our domestic development. Today’s demographic, economic, and cultural trends all suggest that dependence on a sole superpower will objectively decrease. This is something that European and American experts have been talking and writing about, too.

“So, what is in store for us if we choose not to live by the rules, even if they may be strict and inconvenient—but rather live without any rules at all? And that scenario is entirely possible; we cannot rule it out, given the tensions in the global situation. Many predictions can already be made, taking into account current trends, and unfortunately, they are not optimistic. If we do not create a clear system of mutual commitments and agreements, if we do not build the mechanisms for managing and resolving crisis situations, the symptoms of global anarchy will inevitably grow.

“Russia has made its choice—we want to develop our economy and develop democratic values. We work with our counterparts in the Shanghai Cooperation, the BRICS union for example. We want our opinions to be respected likewise. We all need to be cautious to not make hasty and dangerous steps. Some of the players on the global front have forgotten about the need for this.”

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BRICS Welcomes Rousseff Victory in Brazil

Along with congratulations from South American heads of state such as Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Bolivia’s Evo Morales who are fighting the financial powers to develop their nations, President Rousseff received warm and substantive congratulations from the heads of state of three giants of the BRICS alliance: China, Russia and India.

Chinese President Xi Jinping conveyed his hopes that under the leadership of Rousseff “the Brazilian people will keep making new, greater achievements in building their country.” He recalled that discussions during his state visit to Brazil in July, where he also participated in the BRICS summit and a summit with Ibero-American and Caribbean leaders, he and President Rousseff “unanimously decided to deepen the mutually beneficial and friendly cooperation between China and Brazil in various fields, and to jointly promote development of the world order toward a more impartial and more rational direction. I attach great importance to developing China-Brazil relations, and am willing to make concerted efforts with you to strive for sustained and rapid development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Brazil,” he wrote, Xinhua reported.

The Kremlin press service reported that in Vladimir Putin’s message of congratulations, “The Russian President also praised the attention given to strengthening the Russian-Brazilian strategic partnership, and affirmed his readiness to continue a constructive dialogue and active collaboration on developing greater bilateral cooperation in all areas, as well as cooperation in the forums of the United Nations, G20, BRICS and other multilateral structures.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, said: “I look forward to continuing to work with Dilma to strengthen India-Brazil relations in the years to come.”

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Helga Zepp-LaRouche Interview by Guang Hua Media, published in Chinese on 24 October

Helga was interviewed by Guang Hua Media, published in Chinese on Friday

(-The following is the Google translation- a better, real translation will be posted soon)

interview by reporter Zhang Qiaonan
b~~~~In State President Xi Jinping’s trip to Central Asia in 2013
he proposed the idea of the “Silk Road Economic Belt.” By
strengthening communications, roads, communications, trade
improving currency circulation, China and Central Asian countries
to build to the point, from the line to the Emerging economic
cooperation zones tablets.
b~~~~In Germany, the Schiller Institute was founded 30 years ago,
called for the establishment of the Eurasian Continental Bridge
and the world landbridge. China’s “Silk Road Economic Belt” and
Schiller Institute ideas coincide. Recently, the reporter
Interviewed the founder of the Schiller Institute
(Helga Zepp-LaRouche).

Q: Schiller Institute on Eurasia Bridge
Why the idea from?
A: Back in 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell,
My husband and I (co-creators of the Schiller Institute
Beginning people) advocated a “Paris – Berlin -
Vienna Triangle “of projects to promote East
Collaborative development of science in Western Europe. And the Soviet Union in 1991
Disintegration and the “iron curtain” of lowering, let us
Asia into the original vision inside. Located in Europe,
Asia two continents population and industrial centers through large
Bridge more closely together, sharing regional
Development advantages. Later, the idea of ​​Eurasia Bridge
Has been further deepened, we call it the new Silk
Road, it brings not only give all Eurasian countries
Huge economic benefits, it also helps to build 21
World Peace New Order century.
Q: Today, the “Chongqing New Europe” freight train Guan
Through China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus
Ross, Poland and Germany. Do you think that the “new silk
Silk Road “which will be the beneficiaries?
A: I have been to Lianyungang, 1998, that
Where is the end of the Eurasia continental bridge now, “Yu new
Europe “Continental Bridge just one of many lines
Article. World Continental Bridge, will appear in the new silk future
Silk Road is an integral part of the world’s continental bridge
Points, in all continents through a collection of railway, public
Road and waterway transportation network connected together. No
Coming years, faster than the sea rail transport will
Al Cape Marco from Mexico by way of the Bering Strait,
Eventually reach Beijing or Mumbai. Old Silk Road
Opened the era of human mutual understanding,
The new Silk Road will join the modern science and technology,
To bring more cultural achievements of mankind is man
Class development of a new era beginning.
Q: The new countries along the Silk Road in the promotion
At the same time economic and trade cooperation, whether in the political, cultural
Or educational level is also of concern?
A: The old Silk Road to promote the era
The best commodity circulation, not only as silk, porcelain,
Paper and publications, music, including technology,
Knowledge and other new cultural perspective. New Silk Road also
Not just the current communication channels ordinary goods, but also
Including modern technology, such as thermal nuclear fusion technology
Surgery, which makes energy and raw materials security has become available
Energy; including joint research on the space of all countries,
Such as asteroids and comets defense program; including gram
Clothes are still unable to overcome the disease, will even record
Create a new Renaissance prosperity.
New Silk Road will bring a more than now
Humane era, mutual recognition between the various ethnic
The further. We no longer come through the war of
Solutions conflict, but through closer communication links
To achieve common goals.
Q: You said in a visit to China a few months ago,
Third World countries, many people still suffer from hunger,
Countries along the New Silk Road will help solve hunger
Issue. Whether it will also be other developing China
Home draw model?
A: That is, of course! This is a magnificent
Conception. UN Human Rights Council anti-corruption study
The new man in charge let • Ziegler denounced, hunger ask
The problem is “cannibalistic economic order organized violence
The line “brought the inevitable result. If govern-
The government has the will to solve the problem, a new, belonging to the World
Silk Road sector will provide such development experience,
Hunger and malnutrition must be in the near
The future is resolved.
Q: Do you think that the causes of war
Extreme imbalance in world economic development? Why did you
That the new Silk Road could create a new order of peace?
A: I think the root of the contemporary threat of war
Sources that the Soviet Union after 1991, London
Washington has not established a commitment to peace
International order, but a widening global
Of the system. Globalization is merely representing the US and British Imperial
Another concept of national thinking. Thus, by Yan
Color revolution, the regime change policy is the system
In part, such as the 2003 Georgia
Rose Revolution, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004,
2010 Arab Spring and since last November in
Ukraine began to unrest, the same move further
Including what happened recently in Hong Kong. This series
Farce behind, has the US National Endowment for Democracy
(NED) figure.
Meanwhile, there are many cautious people world over
Such as the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Dempsey.
He has repeatedly reminded that the United States should not fall into the “repair
Past the end of the German trap. “The theory is that a new
Rise of Great Powers will certainly challenge the existing power, and now
Save big countries are bound to respond to this threat. Ancient Greece
Historian Thucydides believed that the rise of Sparta
Since inevitably bring war to Athens. Because
This, for the policy of containing China may bring
Consequences, Dempsey also said that vigilance.
To avoid the global war on humanity, all know
Thinking people must be aware that we imagined out
The interest in geopolitics will not be recognized.
Humanity must work together on common goals.
As Chinese President Xi Jinping repeated strong
As the new Silk Road is an open tone concept
Each country can participate. The so-called higher level
Development times, both to allow all major powers in the common box
Shelves develop their own interests, but also for all the young
Groups depict hope for the future, so that they will not
Desperate to join the religious extremism or terrorism.
Q: As a territory of Eurasia and the world’s most
Large country, Russia and the new Eurasian continental bridge
What was the attitude of the Silk Road? How do you see the current
Sino-Russian relations?
A: I have the impression that Putin did this
Some stand, but at least he would not oppose it. For now,
By Western countries to promote political lies, and Russia
Ross unjust sanctions, so that the “BRICS”
Collaboration and integration into other developing countries with a
Step acceleration. I think that the current Sino-Russian relations are
The best period in history.
Q: Let’s move to look further east, the red
Fuse protruding potential also exists in East Asia,
This unstable factors such as North Korea, such as China,
Complex relationship between Japan and the United States. But many people
Think, not like in the Middle East as in East Asia
The outbreak of conflict. How do you in Eurasia
New Silk Road bridge and look at the problem in this issue?
A: The recent October 4, North Korea high
Level delegation to visit South Korea, the Korean Prime Minister Jung Hong-won and
DPRK delegation in the talks. Reconciliation between the two countries will
Talk about one of the topics. Negotiation talks naturally eliminate war
Best fight threats. And if South Korea into a
Step involved in Eurasia Bridge and the new Silk Road
Construction, I believe, will be the potential conflict
How China, Japan and the United States relations, will take
Depends on the United States self-positioning, willingness from Head
US and British imperial policy guidelines in the brink before.
Only when the superpower United States and continue to rise
The “BRICS” to achieve cooperation, we have
To further ensure world peace situation in the future.

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LPAC Policy Committee Discussion with Lyndon LaRouche

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