There are two outstanding strategic developments over the past week which bear emphasizing, Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche remarked today. The first is the epochal achievement of China’s Chang’e-4 lunar mission, which is already producing a “Sputnik”-like effect internationally—ranging from enthusiastic congratulations and calls for ongoing cooperation from Africa, Ibero-America, Asia, and parts of the scientific community in the West; to teeth-gnashing frustration from the likes of Germany’s mass tabloid Bild Zeitung, which is horrified that China has leapt ahead of the West in this fashion.
What Chang’e-4 shows to anyone who cares to open his eyes, Zepp-LaRouche stated, is that China is on the right path of science-based physical economic development, including the Belt and Road Initiative; and that the West is idiotically wrong, and must come to its senses—a task which will be at the center of the upcoming Schiller Institute conference.
The second major development was the outright cancellation of NASA’s invitation to Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, who had been scheduled to come to the U.S. to address NASA leaders and hold meetings with his counterparts. This action, taken at the instigation of Democratic Senators and others, is utterly insane, Zepp-LaRouche said: The U.S. cannot even get to the International Space Station without Russian rockets! We are sawing off the branch of the tree that we are sitting on. Moreover, if we are to forge a global alliance for development led by the Four Powers specified by Lyndon LaRouche—the U.S., Russia, China and India— the cancellation of the Rogozin visit was the worst thing you could possibly do.
These two developments reflect processes underway which have opposite directionalities; as such they epitomize the task immediately facing the planet today.
They occur in the context of mass strike ferment that is sweeping the planet, albeit unevenly, a ferment which is stubbornly eluding British control. Its expressions include:
- The Chang’e-4 mission: The British are finding out, to their dismay, that when human creativity per se captures people’s imagination, it is contagious.
- The Brexit process: As the United Kingdom careens towards a March 29 “hard-Brexit” break with the EU, major capital flight from the City of London has already begun, amounting to more than 10% of the total assets of the British banking sector, according to some accounts—not to mention the far more significant derivatives speculative bubble that is run by London.
- The Trump Presidency in the United States: Trump continues to stand up to the noisy attempts to stop his stated policy of ending the “endless wars” everywhere. This is not only Syria that is at stake, nor even the whole of Southwest Asia; it is the entirety of the “special relationship” with the British, and their geopolitical and economic madness.
- The Yellow Vest protests: As LaRouche ally and former French presidential candidate Jacques Cheminade has stressed, what is occurring is mass strike ferment that is happening in France, but it is not of France—it is part of the same global process of rejection of the failed institutions seen elsewhere.
- The López Obrador Presidency in Mexico: AMLO is steadily returning Mexico to its historic, nationalist policies of economic growth, a strong Presidency, and respect for national sovereignty and non-intervention in the internal affairs of other nations. London thought they had killed off that Mexico—but they were wrong.
Just as the British are finding, more generally, that it is not so easy to contain and kill off human creativity, once it is abroad in the land.