A brief survey of the world today can but make any person of conscience weep—and commit to fight:
With scenes of Black men being rounded up on the southern U.S. border, herded into vehicles with hands and legs shackled, and transported abroad without being told their destination, the US Special Envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote today resigned, saying in a statement: “I will not be associated with the United States’ inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti, a country where American officials are confined to secure compounds because of the danger posed by armed gangs in control of daily life. [Haiti] simply cannot support the forced infusion of thousands of returned migrants lacking food, shelter, and money without additional, avoidable human tragedy. Surging migrants to our borders will only grow as we add to Haiti’s unacceptable misery.”
In Lebanon, the national power company announced that it was down to its last remaining stocks, that it can generate less than 500 megawatts of electricity with oil secured from Iraq. The notice read: “The network already experienced total blackouts across the country seven times and if this continues there is a high risk of reaching total and complete blackout by end September.”
In Syria, Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told the press: “The sanctions imposed by the United States are suffocating the Syrian people. The level of poverty has increased, the lack of medicine has increased. Remarkably, we don’t find even the main medicine to treat people who are suffering from cancer, from other diseases, even the coronavirus.”
In Yemen, David Beasley, the head of the World Food Program, warned that “16 million Yemenis are marching toward starvation,” and rations will be further cut in October if emergency aid is not forthcoming. “We need the war to end, number one,” he said, “and if donors are getting fatigued, well, end the war! They don’t have any money left over to buy anything. It is a heartbreak, it really is.”
In Afghanistan, as the US Treasury refuses to release $8 billion belonging to the Afghani people, for claimed “humanitarian” reasons, Beasley has warned that 28 million people out of the 37 million population are facing starvation in a nation devastated by 20 years of NATO occupation and war.
Across Europe, due to the Green fanatics shutting down nuclear, coal and gas powered facilities, gas and electricity prices have increased catastrophically, such that nearly three million working families cannot even afford to heat their homes.
The madness is not hidden. Everywhere outside of Asia, both in poor nations and in industrialized ones, it is impossible not to recognize that we are increasingly living in a dark age, where children are told they can take mind-destroying drugs and change their sex if it suits their manipulated fancy, but are denied any sense of a future as a productive and happy human being. Economies are being crushed by the fake science peddled as anthropogenic climate change and by an emerging hyperinflationary explosion in the western financial system, as well as the failure to contain the coronavirus. Despite the wisdom of ending the “endless war” in Afghanistan, new wars against superpowers Russia and China are openly being planned by the Anglo-American military-industrial complex and their Wall Street and City of London financiers. Classical beauty has been discarded in favor of glorified ugliness.
And yet, the Schiller Institute and the LaRouche Organization see this as a moment of optimism, in which, as the English poet Percy Shelly said in his A Defence of Poetry, the extreme danger forces people to drop their indifference to the rest of humanity, and become more capable of comprehending “intense and impassioned conceptions respecting man and nature.” This is a revolutionary moment.
The LaRouche Organization today released a 56-page pamphlet for mass distribution aimed at arming the population, intellectually, for this revolution. Titled “The Coming U.S. Economic Miracle on the New Silk Road,” copies can be obtained by contacting any member of the organization. Whether the human race will descend into Armageddon or create a new global Renaissance depends on how you choose to act at this pregnant moment of history.