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The recent death of the Euro system has pushed a faction within the transatlantic financial oligarchy in a flight forward against their perceived enemies, Russia and China. These madmen intend to challenge those Asian powers with suicidal thermonuclear brinkmanship.

This “financial-military complex” centred in “the City” could use the present Middle-East powder keg as a detonator for general war in a fashion similar to the British Empire who used the Balkans cockpit as a flashpoint to ignite World War I.

A new productive credit based trans-Pacific Great Alliance for Progress involving the sovereign nations of Russia, China, and an Obama-free United States is now in the offing. This would shift the centre of gravity which had been situated in the transatlantic monetarist community. This new state of affairs combined with a global Glass-Steagall legislation would spell the end of the financial oligarchy’s imperial rule. From the standpoint of these self-proclaimed “gods of Olympus” centred in “the City” and its Wall Street appendage, this is a “casus belli ”.

Canada should forego its assigned role as a duplicitous Pied Piper trying to salvage a dead monetary system

No amount of reforms within the existing monetarist framework could ever save the present world financial system nor revive the world’s productive economy. The system is already a dead man walking. The cancer has killed the patient. It is the end of a centuries old imperial system.

Therefore, the package of financial safeguards to be proposed by Mr. Carney for the world monetary system should be put in the dustbin of history together with the so-called “Volcker rule”, Lord John Vickers “ring-fencing” and other similar measures. These are to be properly assessed as one last-ditch attempt by monetarists to save their soon to be extinct species! Goldman Sachs has already succeeded in imposing two bureaucratic coup d’état upon nation-states, in Greece with Mr. Lucas Papademos and in Italy
with Mr. Mario Monti. Nation-states in Europe will have to take a forceful approach to reclaim their rightful sovereignty that was hijacked by the Inter-Alpha Group [1] of banks and their government henchmen.

The only solution that can work involves: Firstly, the enactment in Parliaments of a Glass-Steagall bill in several major countries in a coordinated fashion. This must be modelled on the FDR bill –word for word – no “Volcker rule” variety of impotent monetarist shenanigans.

Secondly, the United States together with Russia and China must initiate a fixed exchange new international Hamiltonian credit system in order to bring about a world economic recovery through abundant new government authorized productive credit for nation-building efforts, starting with a succession of urgently required large-scale national and continental infrastructure development projects.

Canada: ‘From Sea to Sea to Sea’

Canada will soon be afforded an opportunity to build a “true North strong and free” which would entail the actualization of the immense development potentials of the Middle, High and Far North regions of Canada for the future mutual benefit of all Canadians and of humanity as a whole.

The determining factor that could affect the rapid growth of Canada’s northern regions is the strategic agreement reached in September between Russia and China to massively develop the Far East region of Russia [2]: Infrastructure building, railroad development, including the construction of the strategic Bering Strait Tunnel [3], resource development, city building and research & development centres, most notably the future Russian Space Cosmodrome to be built at Vostochny. This now includes the future self-enclosed, self-sustaining “wonder city”, named Umka, deep within the Arctic Circle, on the remote island of Kotelny, in the Novosibirsk.

Canada, who shares with only one other country (the United States) the distinction of being a country bordered by three oceans that wash substantial parts of its shores, is uniquely positioned to benefit from these exciting Asia-Pacific developments and to become a true Arctic nation in its own right. The Arctic will be “our window to space as a new and necessary frontier for humanity: the place where a new cultural renaissance will be fostered”.

NAWAPA, the Alaska-Canada Railway and the Bering Strait Tunnel

The launching of a worldwide economic recovery program requires that an Obama-free United States join the above mentioned recent Russia-China agreements and consolidate a new three powers Trans-Pacific Alliance [4] for development that would act as the economic locomotive for the rest of the world. India would immediately join this new Alliance, to be followed soon by South Korea and Japan.

Canada would not hesitate for long in joining this new Alliance. The new Pacific orientation would make possible the launching of two North American “projects of the century” involving the participation of Canada: The North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA) [5] and the Alaska-Canada Railway (Al-Can) [6].

The scale of the NAWAPA project dwarfs all preceding engineering accomplishments in human history: A one generation endeavour requiring a workforce of 6 million people in 3 countries, NAWAPA would bring 22 million acre feet of new water per year to Canada in order to meet agricultural needs, for flood control, to clean up the Great Lakes system and provide a sizable increase in available hydroelectric power. NAWAPA would generate 38 additional megawatts of hydropower per year in Canada alone.

It is also estimated that ‘with a restored, non-crisis-management approach to the hydrological cycle, breakthroughs would be
made in the biospheric engineering of climate, plant life, ground water, and soils

Even more importantly, NAWAPA as a very-large scale science-driven biospheric engineering endeavour would rekindle a sense of scientific and technological optimism worldwide similar to the effect that the Apollo mission produced on the world’s population in the late sixties.

A beacon of hope

On December 11, 2007, economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche delivered an address to a gathering of citizens and diplomats in Ottawa. Mr. LaRouche’s concluding remarks on that occasion on the principle of “the advantage of the other” embedded in the Treaty of Westphalia will, in our view, prove itself to be the indispensable approach to a successful future tripartite NAWAPA Treaty:

We should look at this prospect we’re discussing, in terms of cooperation among Canada, Alaska and Mexico, and the implications of that for cooperation with other parts of the world, such as Siberia and so forth:

“We have to look at that as, it has its own merits, intrinsic merits, particularly in a time of crisis now, when we need a recovery program, so to speak, to compensate for the collapse of the world economy. But more important, is to look at this as the reality of the advantage of the other: The reality that each of us, in each of our nations, should think about what we can do that’s going to be beneficial for other nations. And saying that the benefit we do for other nations, with what we’re doing, means that our children and grandchildren will benefit from the good that we’re doing for the world at large. And that, I think, which is the principle of Westphalia, which is also the ancient Greek term agape, which is an essential element of Christian belief, of agape, or what’s called "charity," or what’s called "love": That this is the essential principle.

“If we love mankind, and can love the benefit given to the other nation, what are doing that’s good for them? If we can think in those terms, then we will get away from the dog-eat-dog tendency which we’ve seen again, lately, and get back to the idea that we are not animals; we do not breed progeny. We develop human beings, and we hope that the next generation will have a life better than ours, because we’ve made that improvement possible. And we see progress of this type, induced by our love of mankind, as being the motive for the way we do things, as well as what we do.

“If we can get that back, that conception of agape, that principle of the Treaty of Westphalia, I think we not only can recover from this crisis which is coming down on us now, but we can also assure ourselves, that our grandchildren and greatgrandchildren will benefit from what we’re doing. And perhaps in this way, we’ll avoid more of the kinds of Hell we’ve had, particularly in the past hundred years.” [7]

The end of the imperial monetarist system in 2012 means a period of potentially great peril for mankind, but also of great hope.

In such troubled times “ all mankind cries out implicitly for new beacons of hope of a better, more secure order in mankind’s affairs. The people of Canada are among those portions of mankind relatively more advantaged to set the kind of example which this imperilled mankind of today’s world most sorely requires. ” [8]

Let us pledge to bring Canada into the initiating group of sovereign nations which establishes a more just new world economic order early in 2012 and let us adopt an extended NAWAPA policy that will catalyse a scientific and cultural renaissance in Canada and the world.


[2Russia and China: Develop the Far East, A Status Report by Michelle Fuchs in EIR on line, October 7, 2011

[8Lyndon LaRouche: Draft Constitution for the Commonwealth of Canada, Letter of Transmittal September 5, 1981