re posted from EXECUTIVE INTELLIGENCE REVIEW
This article appears in the July 12, 2019 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
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O wad some Power the giftie gie us,
to see oursels as ithers see us!
(O would some Power with vision teach us,
to see ourselves as others see us!)
The Bitter Truth About the
U.S. ‘Economic Recovery’
The articles following this introduction are but a shallow scratch into the surface of the most devastating physical economic breakdown ever experienced by the United States. When you read the following reports—and there are crucial areas like energy supply, water management, education, and health care that are not even touched upon here—you might first imagine that you are reading a report about some other planet in the midst of a Dark Age.
But as you read this report, ask yourself: Aren’t you experiencing precisely the effects documented below? You might then begin to consider all of the hysteria in the U.S. media about the horrible “authoritarian regime” in China, where, in reality, 800,000,000 people have been lifted out of poverty, hundreds of shining new cities have been constructed, trains are being developed which go 600 km per hour, and millions of children are playing the violin and piano, and you might look at yourself, and the conditions you have tolerated, with a new perspective. In 2017, it was established that roughly 30 million poor still remained in China, mostly living in rural and hard to reach areas. A targeted program was implemented, and China is on track to completely eliminate poverty within its borders by 2020. Consider how far China has come in the last 50 years. Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche has spoken frequently about the economic misery she encountered in China when she traveled there as a young journalist in the midst of the “Cultural Revolution” in 1971, but today, conditions are completely transformed.
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