“Abject Poverty Is Absolutely Conquerable”

President Xi Jinping meets with representatives attending the 7th National Congress of the Chinese Young Pioneers at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, June 1, 2015. Photo (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

 

In a few short decades, China has accomplished economic feats that have left the world stunned in happy amazement: bringing 700 million Chinese out of poverty; increasing average life expectancy from 35 years in 1949 to 76 years today; launching world-class scientific work in the fields of space exploration and fusion energy development.

But China is not resting on its laurels. President Xi Jinping’s government intends to totally eliminate poverty in China—there are still 40 million in that category—by the year 2020. Xi recently met with Party leaders in China’s northern Shanxi province, and told them: “As long as we pay great attention, think correctly, take effective measures, and work in a down-to-earth way, abject poverty is absolutely conquerable.”

Nor is China limiting its ambitious intention to China alone. Foreign Minister Wang Yi was at a two-day conference June 21-22 with the African Union in Addis Adaba, where he stated that “Close to 400 million people in Africa live under the poverty line, and more than 40 million Chinese need to be lifted out of poverty. China and Africa need to join hands in fighting poverty and achieving common development. This is our responsibility to the future generations, the shared objective of Chinese and African people and the inherent part of human progress.”

Wang Yi went from Ethiopia to Lebanon, where he stressed that “China advocates more actions to curb the deterioration of a refugee crisis in the Middle East and find a solution as soon as possible,” adding that China is willing to enhance cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

As Helga Zepp-LaRouche has repeatedly emphasized in recent weeks, last month’s May 14-15 Belt and Road Forum in Beijing—in which she was a prominent participant—was a turning point in modern history, to make this intention a global reality. With the important indications earlier this week of growing U.S. involvement in the Belt and Road project, we stand at the threshold of that planetary change.

Lyndon and Helga LaRouche have been at the forefront of many of these developments, way before they ever happened. It was Lyndon LaRouche who first stated that the U.S. joining the Belt and Road Initiative was the key to the strategic crisis, and he provided the programmatic basis for doing that with his Four Laws. It was Helga Zepp-LaRouche who, in a 2015 speech in Chongqing, first urged China to help resolve the crisis of wars and emigration in the Middle East and Northern Africa, by bringing the Belt and Road into that region. It has been the Schiller Institute, which has pioneered the spread of Classical music and culture as the basis for a dialogue of civilizations to bury British geopolitics once and for all.

Now we stand less than two weeks from the start of the July 7-8 G20 meeting in Germany, which will see historic summits between and among Trump, Xi, Putin, Abe and others. But regardless of the outcome of those meetings, Helga Zepp-LaRouche stressed today, the planet is now moving under the overwhelming dynamic of the Belt and Road Initiative. Its successful outcome depends, as it has from its inception, on the singular strategic and policymaking conceptual input provided by the LaRouche movement. And it is our special responsibility, Helga Zepp-LaRouche stated, to use our organizing effort to introduce beauty into the political debate.

Now is the time, as Lyndon LaRouche has been fond of saying for decades, to have fun.

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Why the British Keep Killing US Presidents

The recent threats against President Trump’s life coming from countless celebrities, the NYC Public theater company, and the shooting of Congressman Scalise, should not be viewed as isolated events, or as crimes committed by individuals acting on their own volition. Rather, we should learn from our history in the United States that there is no ‘lone gunman’. It is the British that kill our Presidents, and for a specific reason.

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Manhattan Town Hall event with Dennis Speed and Diane Sare

Diane Sare and Dennis Speed are the featured speakers at this week’s Manhattan Town hall meeting.

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The Hamiltonian – June 2017

If you only believe the Western media, especially the mainstream media in the United States, you actually would have quite a reason to be pessimistic, because what do you see? You see an unbelievable campaign against President Trump, a color revolution; you have a Special Prosecutor—who is supposedly investigating Russia-gate, the absurd idea that Russia stole the election from Hillary Clinton, and gave it to Trump—a Special Prosecutor who investigates possible obstruction of justice, and you get the impression that it’s only a question of time when the Presidency of President Trump will…read more

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Defeat the British Coup Against the U.S. Presidency!

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by Barbara Boyd

After viewing fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on June 8th, Lyndon LaRouche called upon the American people to immediately shut down the coup underway against President Trump. LaRouche said, “This is an FBI type operation to destroy the United States, and, if it is not stopped, the world will face general warfare.”

On June 7, former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper openly touted the real reason for the coup against Trump in an unhinged speech in Australia, granting full leave to his inner swine: Clapper declared that Trump’s unforgivable sin is the President’s openness to collaborating with Putin and Russia and his refusal to back down on his campaign promise to end the Bush/Obama policy of perpetual wars, a key reason why he was elected.

Clapper ranted that it is in Putin’s and Russia’s “genes” to attack the United States. Since Trump has pursued better relations and shared intelligence with Russia on terrorism, Clapper raved, Watergate [where Richard Nixon committed proven crimes] paled in comparison to Russiagate [where both Clapper and Comey have testified to date that the President has committed no crimes]. Clapper also told the Aussies to target China, accusing the Chinese, without any offer of proof, of meddling in Australia’s elections. Comey backed Clapper in his testimony on June 8, attempting to wax eloquent in response to Senator Joe Manchin, about how Putin exists with one purpose in mind: to shred and dismember the United States.

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Why the British Destroy Shakespeare to Assassinate American Presidents

by Dennis Speed

“O, my offense is rank / It smells to heaven”—Claudius, Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 3

“You are all Goebbels! You are all Nazis. This is Goebbels. You are all Goebbels!! This is inciting terrorists. The blood of [Congressman, majority whip and shooting victim] Steve Scalise is on your hands. Goebbels would be proud.” The two protesters that interrupted the recent Central Park Julius Caesar performance, in the which Donald Trump, as Julius Caesar, is mock-murdered under the pretense of “poetic license” and “contemporaneity”, made their trenchant view of the matter known, and the audience—their audience, for those 45 seconds—uncomfortable. That was the only properly performed drama witnessed by that audience that night.

Lyndon LaRouche emphasizes that the figure Casca, in Shakespeare’s play, reveals the core of the real tragedy:

CASSIUS: Did Cicero say anything?

CASCA: Ay, he spoke Greek.

CASSIUS: To what effect?

CASCA:Nay, an I tell you that, I’ll ne’er look you in the face again; but those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but for mine own part, it was Greek to me.

Casca’s arrogant ignorance warns us of what fate America must suffer, were we to refuse to master those ideas, essential to our continued, durable survival, no matter how foreign they might seem to be. When President Trump, for example, invoked the American System of economy in Kentucky back in March, and Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln in that context, he might have usefully referred to Lincoln’s habit of reading Shakespeare to his cabinet, as Lincoln often did during meetings of the 1861–65 War of the Rebellion (“Civil War”). He did this precisely so that he and they could think outside of the system of economic and social tragedy that he so eloquently portrayed in his Second Inaugural Address, a soliloquy more than a speech.

There is an unfortunate association of William Shakespeare with things British. It should not be so. The British rejected Shakespeare for over 150 years after his death, until the power of Friedrich Schiller’s tragedies forced them to seem to embrace Shakespeare as an “alternative” to Schiller. In the case of criminal acts, including the use of a drama as the pretext for inciting a criminal act, an association between British intelligence-trained actors and assassins is a not only useful, but correct one to make.

Since before the beginning of the Trump Presidency, British intelligence has made it clear that it prefers to see Trump impeached or killed. The MI6 “former spy” Christopher Steele dossier, which was the pretext for the launching of the Russia probe against the President and close associates, is a British intelligence product, as is the Russia “hacking” campaign itself. The inducing of a mass-agitation “Kill Trump” campaign in the United States, amplified by the gutter speech-like anti-Trump grunts of 15-plus “celebrities”, is being coordinated (and, probably, directly) through American-based but British intelligence-connected networks under the pretext of a nation-wide “Impeach Trump” campaign.

The British kill American Presidents, and have been doing it since the assassination of Alexander Hamilton, the man that should have succeeded Washington to that office, rather than either Jefferson or Adams. Sometimes, they use actors, including American actors, as collaborators and conspirators in assassinations, not only those less known, but even those that are famous. Lincoln is another example of a President felled by a British-deployed assassin’s bullet. (Britain supported the South in that revolt against the Presidency known mistakenly as the “Civil War”, and the nation of Canada was created 150 years ago as a way of preventing various of the Canadian provinces from joining the United States and becoming states.)

Actor John Wilkes Booth and his successful assassination of Lincoln should be recalled here. Booth’s meeting in Montreal in October of 1864, six months before the assassination, with Jacob Thompson, chief of the Confederate secret service in Canada; his account at the Ontario Bank, which still contained $455 at the time that he was killed; and his regaling of his Confederate friends and supporters in that city with readings from The Merchant of Venice and other Shakespeare plays, makes it clear why Michael W. Kauffman entitled his 2005 book about John Wilkes Booth American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies.

So, telegraphing something like a live assassination operation against the United States Presidency by means of hijacking Shakespeare, and recruiting the credulous to yell in support of it—just as happens in the play Julius Caesar itself—is the inverse of the purpose of that drama, but is in fact an efficient means to build the “plausible deniability” pre-condition for the actual operation, whose true origins are to be ignored, even as they are displayed.

This is not the Classical notion or function of tragedy. “A great Classical tragedy is composed, and performed as a Platonic dialogue, such that the audience of that performance is placed, as in the intellectual balcony, overlooking that history on stage, ” LaRouche tells us in his essay, “The Coming Eurasian World”. “From that higher vantage point, the audience is challenged to see the interactions of the figures on stage from a higher vantage point than virtually any of the depicted characters themselves…

“The players portray the action on the stage of real life. The author and players must reveal the system which controls the unfolding action, the system which controls the parts played, but which the individual participant in the real-life experience fails to recognize. Classical tragedy, so composed, so performed, is thus the model for imparting a true sense for history in both the ordinary citizens, or adolescents, and others. The pages of the historian’s book, the historian’s lecture before the audience, must aim for and accomplish the same effect; to bring the essence of real history, in the time and place it actually occurred, back into life within the mind of the audience, and of the historian, too…

“Such Classical drama, so composed and delivered, is the properly mandatory foundation for the education of all the actually qualified future citizens of a republic.”

The audience, as poet Friedrich Schiller observed in “Theater Considered As A Moral Institution,” should leave the theater better than when they entered it. The “Central Park Caesar” with its pornographic symbolic murder of the President, does the opposite. Cassius’ famous statement: “The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars but in ourselves, that we are underlings,” once heard, should have prompted the audience to immediately empty the theater, were it understood. Instead, “it was Greek to them”, the actors, and the director, and required the intervention’s metaphor, “You are all Goebbels!!”, the only true poetic idea presented. No audience member was reported to have asked, “Are we the mob in Shakespeare’s play?” that evening.

To become a qualified citizen of Hamilton’s republic, skip Central Park Shakespeare, and the play Hamilton also, for that matter. Try staying home and reading aloud Treasury Secretary Hamilton’s Reports on Manufacturing, credit, the National Bank, and its constitutionality. LaRouche’s Four Laws, Hamilton’s Reports but in a more advanced form, provide a new economic platform for America, which American must no longer reject as “Greek to me”. Small group readings of the Reports and the Four Laws can ensure joint comprehension and mastery of these principles.

Lyndon LaRouche’s idea of the republic, cited above, runs directly counter to the modern idea of tragedy, drama, and art in general. The United States is, thankfully, not a democracy. It is a Hamiltonian republic, with a Hamiltonian Presidency. And the comprehension of Classical tragedy will be the way out for the American people, causing them to accept, not Caesar’s crown, but the olive branch of win-win cooperation that Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have offered the world, and the United States, as a way out.

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The US Is Joining the Belt and Road — Ideas Move the World!

US President Donald #Trump meet China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi at White House on Thursday. Photo @ChinaDailyUSA / twitter

 

Four events over the past few days have demonstrated that the United States is now responding to the call issued by Lyndon and Helga LaRouche three years ago: the U.S. is joining the New Silk Road.

In a discussion of these historic events today, Helga Zepp-LaRouche noted that our organization has been fighting for the United States to join the New Silk Road for at least three years, since the publication of the EIR Report “The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge.”

“At first we were the only ones,” Helga said, “but now it has become common place. We should take credit — think how many events we sponsored, all over the world, with this idea. This shows that ideas work!”

“People should certainly be optimistic,” she stressed. “If this is further developed, then all other problems can be solved. Go out with an optimistic report for the population — our policy is working!”

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