A New Paradigm to Win the Peace
The Schiller Institute will hold an international online conference on April 9 in the late afternoon and evening (Central European time) focused on the urgency of establishing a world order of peace that takes into account the legitimate aspirations for security and development of all nations. The invitation to the conference notes that:
“The present war in Europe, the succession of wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and the spread of famine and disease, have already killed millions of innocent people and destroyed their homes, livelihood, and future. The Covid crisis reminds that all life on earth is interconnected, interwoven, and interrelated. We must focus on durability and inclusion to improve the condition of our planet and our people. For this, our mission is not only to stop such self-destructive motion but to organize all the conditions for peace and prosperity based on the common aims of mankind. We must design a new paradigm, a new order, which focuses on the needs of our planet and our people, to take humanity to the next higher level.
“Behind the immediate danger of war is the already ongoing blowout of the trans-Atlantic financial system. A hyperinflationary process has been unleashed globally, with an accompanying collapse of the economies of the Western nations. The City of London and Wall Street, the controllers of this system, are quick to destroy any functioning alternative to their system, such as that presented by Russia, China, India, or others. China’s partnerships with the Belt and Road Initiative now incorporates nearly 150 nations. The presently ruling establishment uses its financial system to perpetuate the colonial state of underdevelopment of the developing sector with Malthusian policies. Therefore, to stop this drive leading to war and destruction, it is necessary to establish an entirely new economic and financial paradigm. It is the task of our Conference to meet the challenge by going to the core of the matter. That means an integrated approach to security, economy, and development of all nations.
“The Peace of Westphalia is our reference point. Not only did it establish the Benefit, Honor and Advantage of the Other and the perpetual Oblivion, Amnesty, or Pardon of all that had been committed. It further included a financial reorganization of all countries participating in it. It sorted out and settled insolvent and illegitimate debt and financial claims, mostly by debt annulment or negotiated rescheduling. It also established the role of the state in the reconstruction of nations after the war. International law in the interest of all people was developed from the Peace of Westphalia, which finds its most advanced expression in the UN Charter, which must be absolutely upheld in the New Paradigm….”
American economist Lyndon LaRouche laid out the basis, in his Four Laws, for the order of peace that is needed today and that will be taken up in detail at the April 9 conference, to “inspire leaders with vision, character, capabilities, courage, and commitment” to act now to “stop the ‘Doomsday clock’ before it strikes midnight.”
For details on the online conference and the program, please consult the Schiller Institute websites. Translation will be available in French, German and Spanish. Registration is required for access to the translations.