President Donald Trump continues to shock the various spokesmen for the Empire — the proponents of the “geopolitical rules of the game” which have served the British Empire on both sides of the Atlantic, and worldwide, for centuries. Such geopolitics dictates a foreign policy which is zero-sum, dog-eat-dog, divide-and-conquer. It fosters personalities which mirror that bestial view of mankind, an existentialist psychology of one-against-all.
Americans are instructed, daily, by the mainstream media, that we must hate the “evil dictators” in Russia and China, that we must overthrow “tyrants” across the Middle East, South America, and Africa, all in the name of “freedom and democracy.” But few Americans who have lived through the past decades of economic decay, of the mass addiction of our population, of permanent warfare, are willing to continue drinking that Kool Aid.
Look at the establishment response to Trump’s announcement to pull out of Syria. “He is turning Syria over to the tyrants in Russia and Iran,” the headlines scream. But Trump told the press on Sunday: “Iran hates ISIS more than we do, if that’s possible. Russia hates ISIS more than we do. Turkey hates ISIS, maybe not as much as we do. But these are countries that hate ISIS. And they can do a little of the fighting in their neighborhood also, because we’re fighting them in their neighborhood.”
To geopoliticians, cooperating with Russia and Iran to address a real threat to the human race is treason against the Empire.
So also with China. While the anti-China hysteria in the US and European media has reached a fever pitch, with the Council on Foreign Relations’ journal, Foreign Affairs, posing that it is now a showdown between the US and China over “Who Will Run the World,” President Trump continues to insist that he and Xi Jinping are friends, and that we can cooperate on the basis of mutual respect for the sovereignty of the other. A large Trump Administration team is now in Beijing to negotiate an agreement to resolve the severe trade imbalance, with both sides confident of a resolution.
Organizers for the LaRouche Political Action Committee have found over the past months that the American people increasingly support Trump’s policies, but can not understand why he is unable to fully implement them. Why, for instance, was the invitation from Trump’s NASA chief Jim Bridenstine to Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, to visit the U.S., suddenly cancelled? With America’s capacity to lift people into space destroyed over the past forty years, we are now dependent on Russia to carry our astronauts into space, which they gladly do. And we treat them in this way?
Why, for instance, is the U.S. prohibited by our own foolish laws to cooperate with China is space? Is it not the case that China has now achieved an historic breakthrough in space exploration by landing safely on the far side of the Moon? Why are we shooting ourselves in the foot by refusing cooperation?
Why, for instance, has it taken this long for Trump to act on his commitment to end the “regime-change” wars unleashed by Bush and Obama, which was one of his campaign promises?
There are many more such quandaries. Trump somewhat instinctively knows the answer, as evidenced by the fact that he addresses the American people directly, through his mass rallies and through his Twitter account. The American people themselves must be changed. This will not happen through acts of the President alone. The citizenry must learn to think differently, to be capable of countering the psychological warfare, to be, as Schiller said, a “patriot of one’s nation and a citizen of the world.”
Percy Shelly noted that in times of great crisis, such as today, broad layers of the population are able to overcome their delusions, such that “there is an accumulation of the power of communicating and receiving profound and impassioned conceptions respecting man and nature.” In such times, he added: “The most unfailing herald, companion, and follower of the awakening of a great people to work a beneficial change in opinion or institution, is poetry.”
It is in this spirit that the LaRouche Political Action Committee has launched a six-part class series, available to everyone on the Internet, which is focused on LaRouche’s demonstration that the creative powers of the human mind reflect an underlying, ontological, creative principle in the universe as a whole, and that the creative process in artistic composition and scientific discovery is essentially the same, and can be mastered by every human being who is given the opportunity. The first class took place on Saturday Jan. 5, and can be seen here. The subsequent classes will be held at 2:00 PM on the next five Saturday afternoons, click here to learn more and signup!