Join us LIVE on Saturday, Oct 2, at 2pm EDT. The LaRouche Organization will discuss its latest release, “The Coming US Economic Miracle Through the New Silk Road.” Speakers: Jason Ross, Anastasia Battle, Stewart Battle.
On September 30, 1935, in his dedication of Boulder Dam, Franklin Roosevelt said:
We are here to celebrate the completion of the greatest dam in the world, rising 726 feet above the bedrock of the river and altering the geography of a whole region; we are here to see the creation of the largest artificial lake in the world … holding enough water… to cover the state of Connecticut to a depth of ten feet; and we are here to see … the largest generators and turbines yet installed in this country, machinery that can continuously supply nearly two million horsepower of electric energy. This morning, I came, I saw, and I was conquered as everyone would be who sees for the first time this great feat of mankind… Ten years ago the place where we are gathered was an unpeopled, forbidding desert. In the bottom of a gloomy canyon, whose precipitous walls rose to a height of more than a thousand feet, flowed a turbulent, dangerous river.… The site … was a cactus-covered waste. The transformation wrought here in these years is a twentieth-century marvel.
During a May 1963 celebration of the 30th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's Tennessee Valley Authority, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, president John Kennedy said:
Thirty years ago today a dream came true. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt—in the presence of TVA's two great defenders, George Norris of Nebraska and Lister Hill of Alabama—signed his name to one of the most unique legislative accomplishments in the history of the United States. That simple ceremony which took only a few minutes ended a struggle which had gone on for a decade. It gave life to a measure which had been vetoed twice by two preceding Presidents—Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover—and in reality this act of signature was only a beginning.
There were many who still regarded the undertaking with doubt, some with scorn, some with outright hostility. Some said it couldn't be done. Some said it shouldn't be done. Some said it wouldn't be done. But today, 30 years later, it has been done. They predicted the Government was too inefficient to help electrify the valley. But TVA, by any objective test, is not only the largest but one of the best managed power systems in the United States.
China’s Three Gorges Dam, now the largest in the world, was modeled in part on the Tennessee Valley Authority.
In a return to that tradition of American progress, from the Erie Canal, to the Trans-Continental Railroad to the TVA and the Apollo Project, The LaRouche Organization will discuss its latest release, “The Coming US Economic Miracle Through the New Silk Road.”
Speakers: Jason Ross, Anastasia Battle, Stewart Battle