What Really Happened on August 15, 1971? The Inside Story Behind "Nixon's Shock"

Thanks to an admission by former Treasury Secretary John Connally, made nearly 17 years after Nixon moved to break the Bretton Woods system, we know that the real perpetrators were not the former Texas Governor, but global operators George Shultz and Paul Volcker.  Their manipulation of Connally and Nixon launched the world financial system toward its present demise, by downgrading the power of sovereign governments to invest in the physical economy.  Instead, increasing power was put into the hands of central bankers, who today are running a disintegrating casino economy, based on floating exchange rates.  The "inside story" of how this happened confirmed Lyndon LaRouche's late 1960s forecast of an intention to impose Schachtian/fascist austerity regimes, while turning productive industrial and agricultural centers into decaying rust heaps.  
For more on this, watch "So, Are You Finally Ready to Learn Economics" at the LaRouche Legacy Foundation website.
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LaRouche Legacy Foundation Conference—The World Must Listen to the Wise Words of Lyndon LaRouche

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Can the human race survive the crisis now threatening mankind itself? Will we as a race continue the descent into global nuclear war, an out of control pandemic, a hyperinflationary destruction of the means of survival, a cultural collapse into a new Dark Age? Or can this existential crisis serve as a spark of human creativity in enough citizens of the world, to both end the insanity which brought us to this point, and launch a new paradigm which unites the nations of the world in achieving the common aims of mankind—peace through development? The answer lies not only in what people think, but how they think. Can we spark creativity in a population which has been degraded through scientific frauds, drugs, pornography, perpetual warfare and economic decay?

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So, Are You Finally Willing To Learn Economics?

The strategic instability of Afghanistan desperately calls out, not for unending military intervention, but for a realizable vision for future development. Fools respond to events, while geniuses create, sometimes urgently, the longer waves of thought and commitment that shape human history.

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On the 50th Anniversary of LaRouche’s Stunning Forecast of August 15, 1971

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

9:00 am 4:30 pm EDT

Panel 1: On LaRouche's Discovery — 9am EDT - 12pm EDT

Panel 2: Earth's Next Fifty Years — 1:30pm EDT - 4:30pm EDT

 

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Is There Intelligent Life on Earth?

Ancient astronomers, geometricians, and poets from the Vedic hymns to Dante to Edgar Poe have continually posed the question: Is there intelligent life on Earth? Joel DeJean discussed this question on the LaRouche Fireside Chat, along with discussing the recent flyby of the planet Venus of the Solar Orbiter and Bepicolumbo spacecraft, as well as why the recent IPCC report on global warming is just hot air.

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LaRouche's Strategy to Overcome Tragedy

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At the end of a fifty-year period of the deliberate dismantling of the western world's physical economy, by a criminal cabal of oligarchs and their flunkeys, now is the perfect time to "finally" learn economics.  Lyndon LaRouche was defamed and persecuted during that period, not for any crimes he committed, but because he never gave up his commitment to create a new Renaissance, to mobilize people from every nation to defeat that cabal. 

Join us on August 14, at 9 AM EDT, here on the website, or on www.larouchelegacyfoundation.com, to learn what made LaRouche a heroic figure in the battle to overcome the oligarchy, and defeat their efforts to bestialize mankind, to preserve their self-proclaimed elite status. 

 

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No Development, No Peace: Start with Afghanistan

The EIR weekly out today, has its cover story under the headline, “No Development, No Peace: Start with Afghanistan,” which message applies very strongly to the intense negotiations underway this week in Doha, and for which there is only a limited window of opportunity. Events are happening rapidly. Central to the Doha talks, which have taken place Aug. 10 through today, is the Troika-Plus—China, Russia, the United States, plus Pakistan, as well as the representatives of Afghanistan and the Taliban, added to which are sessions involving other nations, in differing configurations.

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White House Plunges Deeper Into the Surreal World of Geopolitics

The announcement by the White House that it will convene a "Leadership Summit for Democracy" in December, based on themes approved by the Davos billionaires, confirms once again, that it is unable and unwilling to leave the world of British imperial geopolitics, even as that world is undergoing an accelerating process of disintegration and plunge into new wars.  Instead of addressing the question raised yesterday by Helga Zepp LaRouche, of "Why is the world in such a horrible condition?", the establishment continues to  speed along a pathway toward Mutual and Assured Destruction.   We have been on this path for the last fifty years, as we shall demonstrate in a conference on August 14, "So Are You Finally Willing to Learn Economics?"  Find out how what LaRouche knew fifty years ago offers the opportunity to escape the world of permanent war and depression.
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How was Lyndon LaRouche Able to Forecast Today's Systemic Crisis 50 Years Ago?

In reviewing the crises facing mankind, Helga Zepp-LaRouche began and ended with an appeal to viewers to join her and the LaRouche Legacy Foundation this Saturday, for an in-depth review of why we are facing a systemic collapse, and why it is finally necessary for the world to learn how Lyndon LaRouche was able to forecast the collapse, and constantly offer alternatives.

The central issue for her late husband, she said, was a rejection of the approach of systems analysis, typified by his opponents, such as Norbert Weiner and von Neumann, which dominates all fields; and instead putting forward solutions derived from the approach of classical science and culture. Despite the horrendous conditions facing us since the destruction of the Bretton Woods system in 1971, LaRouche maintained his optimistic belief that solutions can be found, based on application of human creativity.

Watch the conference at the LaRouche Legacy Foundation website on Saturday, August 14, at 9 AM EDT.

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Babylon, Listen to the Wise Words of LaRouche

Babylon, It Is Time To Listen To The Wise Words of Lyndon LaRouche

No form of Babylonian priesthood, neither that of the original immoral Chaldeans, nor their latter-day expression in the form of the IPCC’s mathematical model mouthpieces, is actually capable of human forecasting. The idea that Grete Thunberg can be quoted at all, let alone in response to the just-released United Nations pronouncement by the hapless systems analyst Antonio Guterres that we must “sound the death knell for fossil fuels”—that is, kill hundreds of millions of the world’s poor in the next eight years, in order to save the planet—would simply have been recognized as mad 50 years ago. What, however, was not recognized a half-century ago, was the deadly Malthusian outlook that underlay the British-engineered decision to take the dollar off the gold standard, triggered by means of the November 1967 assault by the British pound against the dollar. The actual gun to the head of the Bretton Woods system had been “locked and loaded” earlier through the assassination of JFK in 1963 and the subsequent “countercultural paradigm-shift” expressed in the slipping, and then plunge into darkness known as the Vietnam War.

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