‘We Are Walking Blindfolded through a Minefield’
30 October 2019
LPAC—“The world is spinning out of control,” Helga Zepp-LaRouche stated yesterday in a discussion with associates, “with a full-scale collapse of the trans-Atlantic financial system now upon us,” despite the desperate attempts of the Federal Reserve, the ECB and the central banks to put off the inevitable with one last hurrah of quantitative easing and other attempted bailouts. As an Italian analyst put it succinctly in Il Sussidiario on Oct. 25: “We are walking blindfolded through a minefield.”
The minefield is not only financial; it is also political. There is a mass explosion of protests internationally against the bankrupt existing institutions—from Chile, to Lebanon, to Argentina, and even to Italy and Germany, as made evident in the recent elections in those European countries. Under these conditions, Zepp-LaRouche stated, it is ludicrous to think that the Malthusian green financing plans of Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, or European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, will work. If you try to “nudge” the population into accepting further fascist austerity—as the behavioral economics crackpots propose—you will only cause a complete explosion.
As the financial and political crisis becomes more virulent, the British Empire’s operation to drive President Donald Trump from office, lest he act against their interests—as he has just done in Syria—is escalating dangerously. The Democratic leadership in Congress has drawn up a Resolution formally launching an impeachment investigation that they will try to ram through this week, despite the fact that a growing majority of the American population is in no mood for this coup. There is a double danger in these developments: It is dangerous to its perpetrators, because it leaves them so thoroughly exposed to popular repudiation; but it is also dangerous to the country and the world, given the stated intent of the British Empire’s advocates to stop at nothing to achieve their goal.
We are facing a breakdown crisis of historic proportions, Zepp-LaRouche added, which is far greater even than the collapse of the Soviet Union 30 years ago. But unlike then, an alternative system is in place, which is coming together around China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Such conditions of a crumbling financial system, combined with a growing international revolt against the policies and institutions of that old order, means “we have to bring in the entire spectrum of Lyndon LaRouche’s ideas,” Zepp-LaRouche said. This battle is winnable, she concluded, so long as we succeed in winning back the U.S. and Europe to their own best Classical traditions, which find their highest expression in the life’s work of LaRouche.