Helga Zepp-LaRouche on “A Transformation Greater Than at the End of the Cold War”

We present a few excerpts of the keynote speech delivered by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the chairwoman of the international Schiller Institute, to the Sept. 9 online conference.

“It is most urgent that we make the ordinary citizens of European nations and the U.S.A. — who are bombarded on a daily basis with a barrage of news in the mainstream mass media, which all have generally a spin in such a way, as to create an almost entirely fictitious parallel reality — aware of the tectonic change going on in this historic moment. Because only if they recognize the choices clearly lying ahead of us, is there hope for a positive way out of the present existential crisis of humanity.

“It is high time to review the success and respectively the failure of the official policies of the recent period in order to assess the validity or flaws of one’s own axioms of thinking. If there is one lesson about how it came to two World Wars in the 20th century, then it is the number of miscalculations on the part of the participants in those wars. Having that parallel in mind, one can only sound the alarm bells in the shrillest way possible.

“The geopolitical confrontation of the U.S.-led NATO over Ukraine, which did not start ‘unprovoked’ on Feb. 23, 2022, but really already with the ‘Orange Revolution’ financed by the NED in 2004, and escalated with Victoria Nuland’s Maidan Coup in 2014, is clearly not working the way it was intended. The unprecedented series of sanctions did not ‘ruin Russia’ (as Annalena Baerbock had wished), but caused a far-reaching reorientation of Russia to the East and the South. But also Russia’s expectation about a short term nature of the military special operation did not materialize since the Russian leadership obviously underestimated the effect of NATO-operations in Ukraine since the Maidan coup and the subsequent attitude of the population, as well as the far reaching willingness for military engagement in Ukraine by the West.

“Now a military stalemate has been reached, and the continuation of the military operations can, despite all new weapon deliveries, only lead to the complete attrition of the human resources of Ukraine, which has already suffered horrendous casualty figures, and to the danger of an escalation to the nuclear level, if either Russia sees its territorial integrity threatened or somebody thinks that a limited nuclear war is feasible.

“If the Europeans believed that their giving in to the demands of ever ‘more weapons’ to Ukraine, would lead to a victory of Ukraine on the battlefield, that also did not work out. Instead European nations find themselves completely cut off from any ties with their neighbor Russia, their ‘energy-dependency’ shifted from Russia to the much more expensive American energy, and in the meantime, Germany has lost even the appearance of a remnant of sovereignty and with it respect in the whole world…

“The unilateral (and therefore illegal) sanctions against Russia and a whole series of other countries, the confiscation of state assets and weaponization of the dollar on top of the longstanding experience of unfair trade and credit conditions have led to a gigantic blowback in the countries of the Global South, which since has emerged as the Global Majority, representing more than 85% of the world population. The massive attempts by NATO countries to pressure countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa to take the side of the ‘democracies’ of the ‘rules based order’ against the supposed ‘autocracies’ and ‘dictatorships’ in the Ukraine conflict backfired thoroughly.”

After reviewing other aspects of the transformation underway, Helga Zepp-LaRouche concluded that “the perspective for a completely new paradigm in international relations is on the horizon, and it could come much faster than most can imagine…. So, there is every reason for a culturally optimistic view for the future of mankind, provided we replace hatred, envy and resentment with love, generosity, and curiosity for the potential of the other cultures. We still have time to reset the axioms of our thinking.”

Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s full speech can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7sx7BUvdK4&t=840s, and will soon be available in written form in full on the same website.

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