Only the “West” Is Still Missing in the Worldwide Revolution
A crucial intervention into the “space-time spectrum” of the tectonic shift underway in the world is the way the late Lyndon LaRouche might have described the international online conference convened on Sept. 9 by the Schiller Institute. The event, titled “Let Us Join Hands With the Global Majority”, took place one day after what would have been the 101st birthday of the great American economist, and it began, appropriately, with an excerpt of a speech he delivered back in 1978. In it, LaRouche called on the West to ensure the in-depth economic development of what was then called the Third World, not only by exporting billions of dollars worth of equipment, but by helping to build hundreds of new cities, powered with nuclear technology and equipped with modular infrastructure.
LaRouche’s powerful demand echoed throughout the proceedings, as it became clear that the conceptual basis for this tectonic shift in world affairs is rooted in the 50-year fight by Lyndon LaRouche, taken up by his wife Helga LaRouche and the Schiller Institute, for a just new economic order.
The conference was organized into two panels: “The Strategic Situation After the Historic BRICS Summit”, and “A New Paradigm in the History of Mankind Is Taking Shape.” Featured was an impressive array of speakers representing the Global South, as well as retired military-intelligence veterans and members of the International Peace Coalition (see the full program attached).
The purpose of the event was twofold: First, to educate people across the globe that 85% of the world’s population — the Global Majority — are revolting against the centuries-old colonial system, parading today as the “rules-based international order,” and are demanding a just new economic order based on real development. This is reflected by the recent 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, where six nations were welcomed as new members of the BRICS, with scores of others anxious to join (cf. SAS 35, 36/23). The second purpose, even more important than the first, is to recruit the citizens of the collective West to join with this uprising, characterized by Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her keynote address, as a “once in a thousand-year event”.
Can we succeed? Helga Zepp-LaRouche expressed optimism that it can be done, but it will require a revolutionary change in the way people think (cf. below for more coverage and in our next issue). The full proceedings at can be viewed here.