The key strategic question facing the planet at this time is whether or not we can get the United States on course for joining the fight for a New Paradigm, for a New Bretton Woods as specified by Lyndon LaRouche. In discussions over the weekend, Helga Zepp-LaRouche emphasized that the entire old order is disintegrating: the trans-Atlantic financial system is imploding, and the institutions of that order, especially in Western Europe, are crumbling before our very eyes. The decisive question boils down to our unique ability to mobilize the American population behind the necessary policies, and Lyndon LaRouche’s unique method of generating such policies. No one else has the ability to provide the necessary policies to bring a divided world together, she emphasized: not Trump, not China, not Russia.
In this fight, Zepp-LaRouche stressed, Africa is a central issue: There will be 2.5 billion human beings living there by 2050; and already today it is where the Belt and Road Initiative is putting an end to the system of British imperial looting and genocide, over London’s violent protests and threats. The development of the underdeveloped sector, such as Africa, should drive our passion for bringing about the requisite changes. Going back to the 1970s, the LaRouche movement has always placed this issue at the center of the need for a New Bretton Woods.
For this reason, we cannot let National Security Advisor John Bolton’s recent speech on Africa policy simply pass. It is an overtly colonialist statement, pronouncing that the continent’s development with Chinese and Russian help is a threat to America’s national security interests—a total lie. It is the “Thucydides Trap” in spades—the idea that old empires go down fighting, rather than working cooperatively with rising new powers. Bolton’s speech is London’s answer to the question of whether or not the U.S. under Trump will join that New Bretton Woods: an emphatic “No!”
We must change the U.S. on this issue, Zepp-LaRouche insisted, or there will be no New Bretton Woods. That is one of the included, central issues that will be addressed at the upcoming February Schiller Institute conference, “Let us shape a new, more human epoch of Mankind!” based on the half-century of fundamental scientific discoveries by Lyndon LaRouche.
The Africa issue, as Lyndon LaRouche has explained time and time again, is the moral compass by which mankind will demonstrate whether or not it has the moral fitness to survive. For example, on Oct. 2, 2008, LaRouche addressed an audience in the nation’s capital, of Washington, D.C.-based foreign diplomats, one day before the House of Representatives caved to British pressure and voted to approve the Bush Administration’s Wall Street bailout plan. Addressing the subject of “A Four Power Agreement To Save the World From Hell,” LaRouche stated:
“Africa is still a victim of the mass genocide, by the British Empire—pure and simple! Cut away all the garbage, and that’s it: It’s the British Empire which is destroying Africa.
“So, now we have a mission: Not merely the problem of restoring economies of the United States, and Europe, and so forth. We have a problem of a world, which is already suffering from shortages caused by this system, as in the case of China—progressing but not enough; India—progressing, but 70% are extremely poor, still; similar throughout Asia. Africa is target of major genocide, chiefly by the British interests.
“Therefore, if we’re going to deal with the world to come, over the next two generations, which is about the period we have to think about, we have to think of a program for developing the planet, within the context, not of globalization, but of a system of sovereign nation-states. That means, that nations in particular regions of the world have to come to common agreements on development, long-range development, so we can create credit for up to a 50-year perspective, for investment in infrastructure, and such projects. For example: Africa can not be developed without a modern equivalent of a rail system, which means, largely, a maglev system. Without the development of power systems, and mass transportation systems, and water management, Africa can not develop. The genocide will continue to proceed by inertia. Therefore, we have an Africa mission, as part of the world!”