Liberal newspapers and media from Washington, D.C.’s Post to London and Berlin reacted with anger and feigned contempt to President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union Address. One furious German elite publication raged that those Members of Congress who stood and applauded the President made themselves despicable “lickspittles” by doing so.
That establishes that Trump’s speech, to Congress and 47 million or so Americans watching, was effective.
And that by sticking to his insistence that “Great nations don’t fight endless wars”, and the actions that go with it, the speech was more than sufficient, again, to infuriate the failed British elite and their fellow geopolitical warriors, who want him impeached or otherwise gotten rid of. While stating his policy fights with Russia and China, the President declined to call either an adversary, let alone an enemy, and again praised China’s President Xi Jinping as a friend and fellow leader.
But the President called for more. He pronounced himself ready to work with Congress “not as two parties, but as one nation.” And he asked, “Embrace cooperation, compromise, and the common good.” His closing words were moving: “Generations of Americans before you won their freedom, ended slavery, defeated fascism, made breakthroughs at the frontiers of science. What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered? I ask the men and women of this Congress to take this moment…. This is the time to reignite the American imagination. I am asking you to choose greatness.”
The plans President Trump had proposed in the speech to that point, while worthwhile, fell short of his aim.
It is the American people who can do this, fighting for the “four laws to save the nation” of Lyndon LaRouche. Trans-Atlantic nations are falling back into recession and central bankers are openly fearing another crash. The “common good” requires protection from Wall Street’s megabanks — by breaking them up; then sweeping them aside with Federal credit to build the high-technology infrastructure that we need, and that developing nations in Africa and elsewhere need.
Breakthroughs at the frontiers of science: A crash program to control the limitless and endlessly flexible power of fusion energy, fusion space propulsion, plasma metalworking and processing. Meanwhile nations all over the world need nuclear fission power — to electrify, and to develop.
“Our footsteps again on other worlds” was the “return to greatness” President Trump spoke of in his first Address to Congress, and in the White House video on returning to space of March 2017. That means joint missions to work on the Moon and explore the Solar System with the advancing space powers China, India, and Russia, and FAR more funding to NASA to plan and carry the missions out.
We can build a new international system entirely. “Embrace cooperation and compromise” between America and the other great powers, as President Trump candidate called for it when a candidate, and afterwards.
That he pointed out no such missions of greatness last night, shows the furious, three years-long attacks he has been under, run by British intelligence. The American people have to take the next steps, and Lyndon and Helga LaRouche have worked for decades to make them possible now.