On November 9, 2016, the morning after the dramatic U.S. presidential election—when Trump’s victory left most analysts at home and abroad either babbling nonsense or in stunned silence— Lyndon LaRouche stated clearly that Trump’s victory was part of a global, not a local or national process, in which the entire edifice of globalization and free trade was crumbling. LaRouche said that nothing is yet a settled question, and that the process is being steered by Presidents Putin of Russia and Xi of China, and by the global alternative that they are presenting—an alternative based on policies for which Lyndon and Helga LaRouche have long fought.
Today, that global process continues to unfold at an accelerating rate, to the point where the New Paradigm is the dominant dynamic in the world right now. In Italy, the country delivered a stunning 60%-40% defeat to Britain’s EU dictatorship. The Sunday referendum—following in the footsteps of the Brexit and Trump votes—may well be the final knock-out blow to the entire euro system.
As the trans-Atlantic system’s old paradigm implodes, Chinese President Xi Jinping is actively offering the entire world access to the “dream” of development which is working so stunningly in China. As Xinhua put it in a signature piece: “The Chinese dream is a dream for all.” And Xi, like his partner Putin, continues to extend an offer of productive cooperation with the United States, to President-elect Trump. The potential is enormous—but yet to be realized.
Meanwhile, the voices of the has-beens of the old paradigm continue to act like there has been no change in the presidency of the U.S., and that the New Paradigm doesn’t even exist. They continue pushing the world in the direction of nuclear war, with their outlandish and dangerous provocations against Russia and China.
What we do in this global process, LaRouche emphasized back on November 9, and again this weekend in discussions with associates on both sides of the Atlantic, is absolutely crucial. We must keep pushing for the adoption of LaRouche’s Four Laws, and use the fact that there is an increased openness to discuss daring ideas, such as was found in LaRouche PAC organizing on Capitol Hill earlier this week. Many people for the first time were willing to discuss fusion power, space policy, and even the ideas of Einstein and Krafft Ehricke.
We must lay out for people the need for Glass-Steagall and a Hamiltonian system of credit to replace today’s bankrupt system, and show them how it will work. And above all we have to hone in on the central characteristic of Man that makes such continuous development possible: his creativity.
We have to absolutely focus on the creation of a better quality of the human mind, LaRouche stressed; we can’t leave out the need to create and generate genius, as the Einstein example emphatically demonstrates. That is the standard to be applied. We have to upgrade our own functioning as organizers, he said, and seek out people who have at least, in a germ form, that quality of genius and who are willing to build a new society and create a future for mankind.
We cannot compromise with the development of genius. This requires that we strive to develop the kind of quality which must at least have a taste of genius, because we want the population to be on that trajectory.
This idea of appealing to people who have at least an inkling of what it means to bring mankind forward, Helga Zepp-LaRouche stated, is also the key to recruitment. In such individuals we must light the spark to join this new revolution which is underway worldwide.
by Tony Papert
LaRouche’s Four Laws constitute one unified policy directed to the increase of human productivity.
Consider, for one central example, the unified international space program of the near future, in which a revived NASA will integrate its efforts with the leading role of China; with a revived Russian program based on the needed revival of Russian science; with Europe; and with many other countries just now beginning to look towards space. And soon, this world space-program will extend itself to incorporate the industrialization of the Moon, as the great Krafft Ehricke had forecast. Soon, scientific, engineering, and industrial activities on the Moon, will constitute a unique and irreplaceable part of the whole space program,— no longer only a world space program, but one already incorporating near-earth space as well.
Not only that: the crash program for fusion power which is LaRouche’s Fourth Law, will itself be integrated within the worldwide space program. Human exploration of the Solar system requires fusion power, which in turn means that fusion power must be designed into the whole effort from the very beginning,—recall, for example, how all the features of the obsolete space system we have used up to this point, have all been shaped by the characteristics of the chemical propulsion systems used.
Study of the German, Russian, and U.S. ballistic-missile programs of the 20th Century, which preceded and laid the basis for the subsequent space programs, shows us history’s largest-scale vertical and horizontal integration of the efforts of many thousands of people across numerous scientific, engineering and industrial disciplines and areas. And the required seamlessly integrated design, engineering, production, and testing, were all fundamentally based on new physical principles. They all culminated in a unique system,—never before seen,—incredibly complex, constituting thousands of parts, yet intolerant of even a single failure.
When the missile program transitioned over into the space program,— when mankind first stepped out into space beginning with the Soviets’ launch of Sputnik in 1957,— the required scale and complexity required of the unified space effort, expanded beyond recognition, even when compared with the prior ballistic-missile revolution. For example, Boris Chertok, in his pioneering, first-person, four-volume history of the Soviet space program, wrote:
I dare say that Korolyov [S.P. Korolyov, the greatest leader of the Soviet program] was perhaps the first to understand that space technology required a new organization…. For Korolyov, his deputies, and close associates, this gigantic new system came about because of a broad view of space technology, by combining fundamental research, applied science, specific design, production, launches, flight, and flight control, rather than from specific spacecraft. This single-cycle setup began to operate in 1959 and 1960. The mastery of this cycle by hundreds and later by many thousands of scientists and specialists, made it possible for humankind to begin the Space Age in the 20th century.
Top engineers and designers were to be seen in deep discussions with machinists on many of the shop floors; those engineers, in turn, regularly deliberated in committees, and in more intimate settings, with the most renowned leaders of theoretical science. The horizontal integration through dozens of institutes and factories was just as intense. It is amazing that this could ever happen under the Soviets’ central-planning system,— that had required the hard school of World War II as a prerequisite,— but that is another story. But it all began to fall apart after a huge, tragic accident in 1960, and then the British Empire Thatcherite agents gutted everything that was left of Soviet science in the 1990s.
For the space program of the near future, what is needed is the Hamilton/LaRouche credit system, centered and steered by a National Bank, which is a flexible, universal system which supports all parts of this massively intricate chain of production, from top to bottom and from end to end, and which incorporates within itself what the late Charles de Gaulle called “indicative planning.” And of course, we’re not just talking about space travel here, but every color and flavor of increased human productivity.
Our most recent experience of this, is the means by which Franklin Roosevelt’s application of Hamilton’s credit system made the United States the Arsenal of Democracy for World War II, and the greatest economic power, by far, ever seen in the world. Loaning instant, low-interest money on contracts from the top to the bottom of the hierarchy of defense production, Roosevelt’s system enabled this massive structure to “turn on a dime.” To “turn on a dime” towards brand-new, just-introduced higher levels of science and technology. Just what we need now,— and what we must get through LaRouche’s Four Laws.