On December 1, 1998, José López Portillo, the former President of the Republic of Mexico, declaimed, “It is now necessary for the world to listen to the wise words of Lyndon LaRouche.”
That warning, that admonition, carries more pungency and more urgency today than on the day that it was uttered.
As events unfold, with warnings of an impending financial crash coming from many different sides and numerous individuals, it is of utmost importance that all of us listen to the “wise words” of Lyndon LaRouche. In truth, none of the trans-Atlantic players on the field, even among the more insightful, have put forward proposals that indicate that they know what it is that must be done. Their minds are operating within layers of boxes, and their solutions are, at best, piecemeal; at worst, they are ludicrous.
Our mission is to represent the highest standard and to fight, from the standpoint of history and as allies and friends of Lyndon LaRouche, for LaRouche’s policy. We should advocate and battle for nothing less.
In a discussion with the LPAC Policy Committee and others on October 7, LaRouche said the following:
You’re talking about Hamilton’s laws, and you’re talking about my laws. That’s what you’re talking about. Don’t change the subject… You have to get an international agreement among nations, among a significant number of nations, which will create a credit system, an international credit system or something tantamount to that, which will deal with this problem. We’re not talking about that, yet. You have to talk about that; you’ve got to talk about the work of Hamilton. You’ve got to put the name of Hamilton in there, and you’ve got to put my name in there. Because that’s the only way you’re going to get that thing done.
Get some books about Hamilton’s economy. It’s all there. All I did was to put this thing into standards which conform to what Hamilton laid out. People have to take the handbooks, the records of Hamilton; read those things as Hamilton stipulates. Use that. Do it! Then you can go to the table and say, ‘Now we can create a credit system.’ Take Hamilton, and take what I have done. Put the two things together, and that work contains enough information to define exactly what has to be done. It’s just ignored because people want to be stupid.
The danger in merely quoting from Lyndon LaRouche is that what is presented is a one-sided argument in which LaRouche says “the following,” and, oftentimes, members respond by saying, “LaRouche says this, but I am going to do something else, because I know better.” Something more practical, more limited. A different agenda is set.
The above quotations from Lyndon LaRouche are not “his” policy. They must be the policy orientation of all of us. LPAC, EIR, Schiller Institute, the Manhattan Project, and every member. We represent the leadership, under Lyn’s direction, in this crisis. What we say, what we do is critical, and we must act accordingly. We are agents of history, not practical politicians.