In an Easter Sunday dialogue with associates, Lyndon LaRouche underscored the urgency of the United States returning to the principles of the space program as a mission for all of humanity.
The emphasis must be on the principle of the space program, which has to be activated, he said. “You can’t just go out and make a suggestion; you have to lay it out.” The organizing drive being led by LPAC Policy Committee member Kesha Rogers in Texas “is the basis for our organization’s total program, including our outreach of our activity into other parts of the world.”
This is fully consonant with the central role of Manhattan in our organizing activity, including this Easter Sunday’s Messiah concert. “Our leadership is essentially located in Manhattan. Everything that we can accomplish here, in the United States, is largely based on the dependency on the concept of Manhattan.” LaRouche said that “you will not succeed in anything in the United States without that program. So that goes right back to the space program in Texas,” and pulling that together with cooperation with China, Russia and other nations of relevance in that part of the world.
This global program–to return a sense of science-driven mission to mankind–also means that “you end the British system; you shut the British system down. We don’t need it anymore; we don’t want it anymore.” And that of course includes removing their agent-in-place, Barack Obama, from office.
China and Russia are doing their part. The Syrian army, with crucial air support from Russia, has just retaken the historic city of Palmyra–a victory against the British Empire’s satanic ISIS, appropriately delivered on Easter Sunday. And China is continuing its relentless drive for global win-win cooperation, centered on their program for initiating the exploration of the far side of the Moon in the next few years, which is the scientific beacon for the entire planet and the science-driver behind China’s One Belt One Road policy.
For example, on March 28, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in the Czech Republic, where he and President Milos Zeman will sign agreements making the Czech Republic a hub for Chinese economic activity in the EU and Europe generally. This will include cooperation on nuclear power, high-speed rail, and other major infrastructure projects, such as the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal. That particular waterway has been a central feature of the LaRouche movement’s programmatic proposals for Europe, going back to our 1990 “Productive Triangle” plan, and earlier.
But to defeat the British Empire, the United States must be organized to join these policies, to return to the principles of the space program and reawaken its soul. Here–as in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere–the role of the numerically-small but strategically-powerful LaRouche movement is crucial. Without it, the planet will not find a pathway out of Hell.
Recognizing that reality and acting upon it, is central to success. That was the significance of the March 23 EIR seminar in Frankfurt, “Solving the Economic and Refugee Crises with the New Silk Road,” headed by Helga Zepp-LaRouche. And it will be that of the April 7 Schiller Institute event in Manhattan: “Building A World Land-Bridge: Realizing Mankind’s True Humanity.”
EIR‘s Jeffrey Steinberg participated in the fourth annual Moscow Economic Forum on March 23-24 at Moscow State University. Over 1,000 people attended the two-day forum, including guests from all over Europe and China. Steinberg was the only American speaker at the two-day event.
Steinberg addressed a conference session on fiscal policy, detailing the actual collapse of the U.S. economy from the time of the end of the Bretton Woods system, the shutdown of the real economy, the rise of the too-big-to-fail banks and the Dodd-Frank bail-in policy. During the final plenary sessions, he addressed the entire conference on the new paradigm of Eurasian development, reiterating the collapse of the trans-Atlantic system and urging the participants to focus on the One Belt, One Road program. “The future is to be found in the Xian-to-Duisburg and related Eurasian development corridors.”
In the aftermath of Secretary of State John Kerry’s productive discussions with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin last week, both Kerry and President Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, have spoken of their respective thinking about the U.S.-Russia relationship.
In an interview aired today on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Kerry emphatically argued for the necessity of U.S.-Russian dialogue on all matters, asserting, in particular, that it is “all to the strategic interest of the United States of America,” if Russia can help, as it is helping, to end the war in Syria.
Kerry was scathing, when asked about “criticism” that Putin “has won in Syria” because he’s been able to get a “foothold” in the Middle East. “Frankly, I find that ridiculous,” he responded. “Russia has had a foothold there. Russia built the air defense of Syria years ago. Russia—” But they’ve gotten more of a foothold, CBS’s John Dickerson interjected. “Well, more power— have at it,” Kerry shot back. “I see no threat whatsoever to the fact that Russia has some additional foundation in a Syria, where we don’t want a base, where we are not looking for some kind of a long-term presence. If Russia can help stabilize and provide for a peace process that actually ends this war, which is putting existential —”
Interrupted again, “So they’re an ally in Syria?,” Kerry said “no,” and continued to develop his thought: “which is putting existential pressure on Europe as well as existential pressure on Jordan, on Lebanon, and creating an environment that threatens Israel—you talk about threats to Israel—that turmoil is a threat to Israel. So if Russia can help us—and it is, right now—; Russia has helped bring about the Iran nuclear agreement. Russia helped get the chemical weapons out of Syria. Russia is now helping with the cessation of hostilities. And if Russia can help us to actually effect this political transition, that is all to the strategic interest of the United States of America.”
Dickerson pressed Kerry—in an exchange curiously not included in the official State Department transcript—on how Americans should think about Putin, in light of what he was saying. His reply was that “there are still contradictions,” citing Ukraine as a remaining major challenge. In the Moscow meetings, “we worked on Ukraine. We talked at length about how we could have the full implementation of the the Minsk process, but clearly we still have sanctions in place, because of what Russia chose to do,” he reported.
But at the same time, Russia has cooperated with the U.S. on Iran negotiations, and has continued to cooperate on other issues important to us, and has offered to be helpful with respect to Yemen, Libya, and other places, Kerry continued. We live in a world which is not black and white all the time; this is not the same world as the bipolar, East-West Cold War period, he said. We don’t have the luxury of just sitting there, just pretending we’re something ideologically pure and not deal practically with issues.
For his part, Peskov was asked by Russian channel TVC on the prospects for an improvement in U.S.-Russian relations, in an interview aired on March 26 and reported by RT Sunday. He said that the Kremlin does not have any “illusions,” but “I think it is possible to say that there have been positive advances. They lie in a mutual atmosphere, because if we compare the atmosphere with what it was a year ago, then of course there is an evident desire to communicate, and there is readiness. At least now the understanding has matured that there is no alternative to dialogue in resolving issues which cannot be delayed.”