+++ 13. November 2016 +++
U.S. Elections: What German Elites Cannot Grasp
In an article written on Nov. 12, Helga Zepp-LaRouche draws the consequences of the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The reason why the forecasts of the establishment media and the politicians were so far off the mark, she writes, is that they have long since “lost contact” with the actual population, and have “totally lost any empathy for the victims of their neo-liberal policy.”
Trump's focus in the end phase of the campaign on the war danger and on Glass-Steagall resonated with the population, Zepp-LaRouche underscores, in particular in the “rust belt” where people have been robbed of any hope in the future.
“The extraordinary arrogance with which the incorrigible representatives of neo-liberal globalisation – such as our Defense Minister [Ursula von der Leyen], the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, or the Bild Zeitung scribbler Wagner – felt free to condescendingly lecture the person who had, after all, been elected President of the United States of America, reflects an unhealthy mixture of hutzpah and out-of-touchness with reality. The defeat of Hillary Clinton, her just deserts for her clear intention to pursue Bush's, Cheney's and Obama's policy, is the reflection of a global process. In a way, it is like the appearance of the chorus in Friedrich Schiller's poem The Cranes of Ibycus: the voters were reminded of that higher power that 'judging watches hid from sight'.
“It is a clear rejection of the Anglo-American imperial policy that has brought the world to the brink of thermonuclear extinction, and the tearing apart of the EU, not least because of the refugee catastrophe and the imminent outbreak of financial chaos, once again.”
Trump's victory postponed the danger of world war for a short time, according to Zepp-LaRouche, during which time, fundamental political changes need to be introduced to prevent new instabilities that threaten world peace. The very first one is to re-establish relations between the United States and Russia on a reliable basis.
At the same time, the emergency measures laid out by her husband, Lyndon LaRouche, as his “four laws” must be enacted, which she proceeds to outline.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche concludes her article noting that the urgently needed new paradigm which nations of the world must agree on, must include “prioritizing the common aims of mankind over any national interests, as well as the dialogue of cultures from the standopint of the best of what each culture has created. It is only if we can define and live by the principles flowing from such a Renaissance, that are consistent with the identity of mankind as a creative species, that we will overcome the existential danger with which we are now faced.”
Zepp-LaRouche's article in German can be read in full here, and in the English translation here.
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+++ 21. Dezember 2016 +++
Terror: Obama Issues Threats to Kill
On receiving the first reports, on Dec. 19, of the assassination of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Turkey, American economist Lyndon LaRouche declared: “Put Obama on the list of suspects.”