Candidate Donald Trump last week made a direct call for implementing the 21st Century Glass Steagall act, while also issuing a blunt warning that Hillary Clinton’s insane demonization of Vladimir Putin, and her call for military confrontation with Russia in Syria, has already brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Whatever Trump’s motivation, this has put the issues identified internationally with Lyndon LaRouche at the center of the US political crisis.
LaRouche today responded to this shift in a discussion with his associates, nine days before the U.S. presidential elections:
The situation here is so rotten that it is cause for great worry. The typical American citizens have no honor or belief in themselves. There are no practical solutions. There is nothing in the U.S.A. except what we are calling for as the urgent solutions, starting with Glass-Steagall, but then immediately launching a massive capital investment of Federal credit into infrastructure and other projects to boost productivity of the economy as a whole. This means a revival of Hamiltonian national banking. That’s how it goes.
There is a real danger of the end of civilization. There are no options other than decisive actions, of the sort I have spelled out in my Four Cardinal Laws. That is the real process.
These Four Cardinal Laws start with Glass-Steagall, together with a return to Hamiltonian National Banking as a means of extending credit into the real economy, spearheaded by science-drivers in fusion energy development and a restoration of NASA and the exploration of space. LaRouche said, “We are entering into something we have never seen before—right now. There is no will in the trans-Atlantic region to act to solve any of these problems. Eurasia is where the real effort is. That is where the big initiatives are taking place. Putin is doing important things, but he is also aware of the weakness of his own position, and he factors that into his decisions and actions.”
Dumping Obama is an urgent necessity, but the time is short. Acting on the shift created by the Trump initiative, regardless of the outcome of the election — to implement Glass-Steagall and the full LaRouche program to restore Hamiltonian policies — must be acted upon now as well as on the day following the election.