Just as the week of American Independence Day started, the Chinese in Hong Kong celebrated the blessings of 20 years of real independence from the British Empire.
During those 20 years since the British reluctantly relinquished Hong Kong, it has become merely obvious to say, that China has made the most astonishing progress of any nation, by adopting the credit, infrastructure and productivity policies which once were called “the American System of economy.”
Now it is exporting that tremendous progress through the great projects of the Belt and Road Initiative, the “New Silk Road.”
The issue this week is whether the United States under President Donald Trump will join this process. Will we again adopt the American System of Hamilton, Washington, Lincoln, and of FDR, against what is still the British imperial system — free trade globalism, environmentalism, post-industrialism, wars to install and remove heads of state?
Trump is continuing to fight off the attempt to force him out of office which was begun 15 months ago by certain British intelligence “dossiers” against Russia. More broadly, the issue this week, going into the July 7-8 meeting of the G20 nations, is that same free trade/environmentalist policy still traced to British royal entities, which will be pushed by the European Union at the G20. The alternative is cooperation of the United States, China, Russia and India in scientific and economic progress and peace.
The President on Sunday night talked by phone with Prime Minister Abe of Japan and President Xi of China, who meets on Monday in Moscow with Russia’s President Putin. The next steps in the progressive reduction of war in Syria, whose refugees are starting to return home, will be taken in meetings July 4 and 5 involving Russian, United States and UN representatives. And President Trump should have bilateral “summits” with Xi, Abe, and Putin at the G20 meetings over July 7-8.
A new era of economic progress began with the 130-nation summit of the Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing in mid-May, an advance for which Lyndon and Helga LaRouche had organized for four decades. This new economic order vastly increases the potential for Trump’s United States to return to the American System and “make America great again.”
The policy shift, and the American System, are embodied in LaRouche’s “Four Laws” on bank separation, national bank credit, expansion of the space exploration and fusion energy frontiers.
The Schiller Institute, the China Energy Fund Committee, and the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture will hold a crucial conference, “Food for Peace: The New Name for Peace Is Economic Development,” in New York on July 7, during the two days the G20 are meeting in Hamburg.
There is great potential this week, but also considerable danger from strategic confrontations and even new acts of war. Every effort and support has to be thrown into the balance for real independence, and the American System of economy.