As Percy Bysshe Shelley concluded his _Defense of Poetry,_ “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world…” Lyndon LaRouche, who passed away on Tuesday, February 12, dedicated his life to awakening in his fellow man “the power of communicating and receiving intense and impassioned conceptions respecting man and nature.” Today, we dedicate ourselves anew to bring to reality the big ideas for which history will honor him. In the words of Percy Shelley:
“Drive my dead thoughts over the universe
Like wither’d leaves to quicken a new birth!
And, by the incantation of this verse,
Scatter, as from an unextinguish’d hearth
Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!
Be through my lips to unawaken’d earth
The trumpet of a prophecy!”
Read the article by Paul Gallagher “A Mass Strike: For the Benefit of Mankind” (PDF)