The Schiller Institute https://schillerinstitute.com A New Paradigm for the Survival of Civilization Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:04:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://schillerinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-si-favicon-512-32x32.jpg The Schiller Institute https://schillerinstitute.com 32 32 This July 4, Declare for A New Bretton Woods!! https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/28/this-july-4-declare-for-a-new-bretton-woods/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/28/this-july-4-declare-for-a-new-bretton-woods/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2022 21:55:33 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88774

On Sunday, July 3, Helga Zepp-LaRouche will present the “Lyndon LaRouche New Bretton Woods” proposal as the core content of a new world development architecture, in a two-hour dialogue. [Joining her is Diane Sare, longtime associate of Lyndon LaRouche and an independent candidate for United States Senate.] Such a New Bretton Woods policy, and policy-discussion among all nations, provides the only sound basis for ending the perpetual wars of the past twenty-years’ post-9/11 era, and the policy blunders committed since NATO expansion accelerated after 1990

The much-vaunted Anglo-American post-1989 “unipolar world-order” is now no more. Its 30-year “rule of law” has devolved into perpetual war, self-destroying sanctions, deindustrialization, hyper-inflation and impending bankruptcies, mass death through pandemics, and mass cultural despair. Not only America, but Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, indeed the entire trans-Atlantic group, are in more turmoil than at any other time in the past half-century.

In many respects, the United States and NATO have now come to resemble the very British Empire against which the Founders of the United States initially declared their independence. That’s why “NATO nations” need to throw off their 19th and 20th century geopolitical policies, and instead adopt a new approach to working together with the world as a whole, especially the continents of Africa, Asia and Ibero-America. Whatever our political differences, including disputes with Russia, China,or other perceived enemies, we must devise a solution that advances the General Welfare of all nations, and of our posterity.

On July 4, 1776, America declared independence from a despotic British Imperial system. Today, How could we rescue the original United States and its Declaration of Independence and Constitution from the clutches of Wall Street, the City of London, and the nearly-useless Republican and Democratic Parties? The New Bretton Woods idea, first discussed in a January 1988 conference in Andover, Mass. by Lyndon LaRouche, Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Dr Frederick Wills, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, is a way of joining the United States together with other nations to fulfill the promises of presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F Kennedy of a just world economic order based on technological progress for the developing sector.

Here is the core of Zepp-LaRouche’s proposal.
First: The reorganization of the bankrupt world financial system and replacing it with a New Bretton Woods system. The declared goal of this new credit system must be overcoming poverty and underdevelopment in the entire world, but above all raising living standards in developing countries, making it possible for all people on this planet to fully develop their potential capabilities.
Second: A bankruptcy reorganization of commercial banks, putting them under creditor protection, so that they can supply the real economy with credit. Investment banks and other financial entities must manage without taxpayer money, putting their accounts in order on their own, and declaring bankruptcy, if necessary.
Third: The banning of derivatives trade under agreements among governments. All speculation on energy and food must be strictly prohibited.
Fourth: The immediate implementation of a system of fixed exchange rates, which can be periodically adjusted by governments within certain limits.
Fifth: The fundamental reorganization of the debt of countries and firms and, when necessary for their continued productive existence, the cancellation of debt.
Sixth: The setting up in each country of a National Bank in the tradition of Alexander Hamilton, so that credit creation is put under the control of sovereign governments. With this, productive full employment can be achieved through investments in basic infrastructure and innovation.
Seventh: The negotiation among National Banks of long-term agreements on long-term, low-interest credit to allow investments in an international infrastructure program, and projects of the World Land-Bridge such as are outlined in the report “The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge,” and as China is implementing in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Eighth: The expansion of the World Land-Bridge, which creates common economic advantages for all countries, which in turn becomes the basis for a new international security architecture, taking into account the security interests of all nations on this Earth.”

The best way to commemorate the 1776 Declaration of Independence is to declare independence from today’s Malthusian nightmare of Anglosphere geopolitics and war. To do that, “a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires” that an economic alternative must be stated and provided. Join us on July 3 as we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to the accomplishment of this task. All are invited, and all are urged to participate.

Join us Sunday July 3rd at 1pm EDT, 7pm CEST

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/28/an-idea-whose-time-has-come/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/28/an-idea-whose-time-has-come/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:34:03 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88757 June 25 (EIRNS) – Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche has issued a “Call for an Ad-Hoc Committee for a New Bretton Woods System,” which is now circulating and gathering signatures from prominent leaders around the world, and will shortly be made public. In it, she calls for the “immediate convening of an emergency international conference which mandates: First: The reorganization of the bankrupt world financial system and replacing it with a New Bretton Woods system. The declared goal of this new credit system must be overcoming poverty and underdevelopment in the entire world, but above all raising living standards in developing countries, making it possible for all people on this planet to fully develop their potential capabilities.”

Other crucial points follow, but that first point summarizes the central idea of the document, an idea whose time has come.

The June 18-19 Schiller Institute international conference elaborated on the strategic situation which cries out for such a solution, and presented the essential features of the LaRouche policies in economics, science, culture and statecraft that must be taken up around the world. It is of note that China’s CGTN issued a Tweet yesterday with a two-minute video clip from Zepp-LaRouche’s speech at that conference, which they also made available to millions upon millions of viewers on Weibo (China’s Twitter-like online networking tool). 

In it, Zepp-LaRouche states:

“According to Duma President Volodin, the Emerging G8, of Russia, China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, and Turkey, already has bypassed the G7 in terms of the GDP. Other organizations and nations are working toward a new model of a global order, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, ASEAN, and many nations in the Global South. “What all of these countries are aiming at, is the wish for common poverty alleviation, real development of their physical economies, national sovereignty, the right to choose their own model of social and economic development, and cooperation in their mutual interests…

“So, the `democracies’ are really only the U.S., Great Britain, the EU (which, however, is divided), Japan, Australia, and South Korea. So when, at the end of this month, the annual NATO Summit meets in Madrid to present a plan for a Global NATO and a new security doctrine, without a real economic development plan, naturally, which it certainly will not have, it will fail to address the actual needs of a world faced with famine, pandemic, and economic chaos. It will have a big posture, but it will be a colossus on clay feet.”

The just-concluded BRICS summit also discussed ideas of how to construct a new international economic system to replace the current bankrupt trans-Atlantic colossus, as seen clearly in Russian President Putin’s remarks at that event. The key to the strategic situation remains whether sufficient forces for sanity, development, and war-avoidance can be rallied within the United States, to bring the U.S. into a working relationship with China, Russia and other great powers, as Lyndon LaRouche repeatedly called for. That specific task will be taken up this coming July 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, when Helga Zepp-LaRouche will be joined by Diane Sare, LaRouche Party candidate for Senator from New York, to celebrate the true meaning of the U.S.’s July 4 Independence Day, and thereby catalyze a return to the best tradition of American System economics of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Lyndon LaRouche.

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Video Compilation: A New Paradigm Based on a Dialogue of Civilizations Requires that We Save Afghanistan https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/27/video-compilation-a-new-paradigm-based-on-a-dialogue-of-civilizations-requires-that-we-save-afghanistan/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/27/video-compilation-a-new-paradigm-based-on-a-dialogue-of-civilizations-requires-that-we-save-afghanistan/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:21:39 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88723 In Panel 4, “Classical Culture and the Dialogue of Civilizations”, of the June 18–19 Schiller Institute Conference, “There Can Be No Peace Without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System,” Dr. Zaher Wahab, Emeritus Professor of Education, who taught at the American University of Afghanistan (2013-2020), and served as an advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education, spoke in his presentation “Dialogue, Not a Clash, of Civilizations”, of the need to establish a new paradigm of cooperation among nations and cultures, which renounces the Western legacy of colonialism and the Samuel Huntington thesis of “Clash of Civilizations”. He begins by thanking the Schiller Institute for keeping the issue of Afghanistan, his native country, ” up front in the news”.

Dr. Wahab insists that the U.S. and its allies have a a responsibility to rebuild Afghanistan, instead of causing mass starvation through its economic sanctions and seizure of Afghanistan’s Central Bank reserves, stating very clearly that “The U.S. is on trial, humanity is on trial, and history will judge us.” In response to a question about the role of the 10th Century Central Asian philosopher and world famous medical expert Ibn Sina in building a new dialogue of civilizations and saving Afghanistan, Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche discusses the concept she developed of Operation ibn Sina to restore the greatness of Afghanistan in building a modern health system and new economy.. This issue has assumed even greater significance since the horrific effects of the recent devastating earthquake in Afghanistan have exposed the lack of the necessary infrastructure and health care system which NATO’s 20 year occupation of Afghanistan never built, and the further economic destruction of Afghanistan caused by U.S. policy since the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan in 2021.

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“A Dialogue For Peace” Concert – June 26 https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/24/a-dialogue-for-peace-concert-june-26/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/24/a-dialogue-for-peace-concert-june-26/#respond Sat, 25 Jun 2022 03:26:50 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88700 “A Dialogue For Peace” Concert – June 26

EIRNS, June 23—The Schiller Institute NYC Chorus presents to the world, this Sunday, June 26, at 5 p.m., a concert dedicated to, “A Dialogue For Peace.

Encourage all to attend and spread the word. This classical music concert is also a celebration of all cultures with songs from around the world in keeping with the ideas and solutions presented at the just-concluded June 18-19 Schiller Institute conference,  “There Can Be No Peace Without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System.” A flyer is linked above. The concert is “live” in NYC, and virtual for those around the world.

The flyer reads:

“Our national strength matters; but the spirit which informs and controls our strength matters just as much. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment. I see little of more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist.”

            John F. Kennedy, October 26, 1963

It contains the address for the live concert in NYC; tickets for virtual viewing start at $5 and are available at: https://www.musae.me/sinycchorus/experiences/1285/dialogue-for

The program features works of Russian, Polish, Spanish, African-American composers as well as selections from J.S. Bach’s sublime Mass in B Minor.

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Webcast: We Must Not Measure Wealth By Money https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/24/webcast-we-must-not-measure-wealth-by-money/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/24/webcast-we-must-not-measure-wealth-by-money/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:38:42 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88683

Helga Zepp-LaRouche used the proceedings of two conferences this week — the EU summit and the BRICS summit — to highlight why the Schiller Institute Call for convening a conference for a New Bretton Woods is so essential. The neoliberal model is presently bankrupt, as bankrupt as the Soviet Union when it collapsed. Yet there is no competent voice even questioning the policies of the West at the EU summit; and the G7 and NATO summits at the end of the month will offer the same neoliberal, Green policies which have led to runaway inflation and physical economic collapse, and war against Russia.

In contrast, there was real deliberation at the BRICS summit. She urged viewers to read the speeches of Putin, Xi, Modi, Rhamaposa and even Bolsonero, to see the difference. She singled out the German government, and especially Economics Minister Habeck for ridicule, as an example of a government exhibiting no concern for the Common Good.

In reviewing the Schiller Institute conference from last weekend, she said that as bleak as the outlook would seem to be, it is at times like this that powerful ideas can take hold. Our job is to provide the necessary powerful ideas represented by the new call.

Finally, she spoke of the importance of the Sare campaign for U.S. Senator from New York as a means of providing the beautiful ideas needed to uplift people.

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Helga Zepp-LaRouche on Pakistani TV – Security Depends on Development https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/24/helga-zepp-larouche-on-pakistani-tv-security-depends-on-development/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/24/helga-zepp-larouche-on-pakistani-tv-security-depends-on-development/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:34:47 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88668 EIRNS, June 23–Pakistan’s PTV World program Views on News, hosted by Faisal Rehman who spoke with Helga Zepp-LaRouche and other guests concerning security and development issues facing the new Pakistani government. Zepp-LaRouche’s theme was that there must be peace and development for Afghanistan. She asked, “How long do you want to keep fighting? The grievances of the past are not the starting point for defining the future.” Mrs. LaRouche called for the integration of Afghanistan with the Belt and Road initiative.  The full program can be viewed here.

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Video: Don’t Be Afraid to ‘Kick Against the Pricks’! — Real Science Disproves the Linear Non-Threshold (LNT) Radiation Myth https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/23/video-dont-be-afraid-to-kick-against-the-pricks-real-science-disproves-the-linear-non-threshold-lnt-radiation-myth/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/23/video-dont-be-afraid-to-kick-against-the-pricks-real-science-disproves-the-linear-non-threshold-lnt-radiation-myth/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2022 04:02:08 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88630

In his presentation, Dr. Ed Calabrese (U.S. ), Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Mass. Amherst, discusses the history of dosage and toxicology, along with how the “Linear No-Threshold” Model was applied to radiation. According to the model, there is no minimum safe dose that can be given to a patient without some negative effect arising. The exposure to even the tiniest amounts of radiation, or other kinds of chemicals, would produce cumulative genetic changes which could never be reversed.

The model’s supposed infallibility in the field of cancer-risk assessment and toxicology was actually disproven by Dr. Calabrese, who had went all the way back to the historical underpinnings of the model to discover serious research flaws, including even scientific misconduct by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences!

Once his research started to attract attention from the scientific community, he began receiving attacks from his own peers, some going so far as to invalidate his research on the basis of him not graduating from Harvard, or receiving a Nobel Peace Prize! He was called “stupid”, “inexperienced”, and someone who should never be taken seriously.

When asked what students needed to understand in order to produce the kinds of discoveries made by him, Dr. Calabrese said that the key wasn’t to start with so-called recent or up-to-date studies, but to go back to the original sources, experiments, and research, and then follow that all the way to the most recent studies. Lyndon LaRouche had a similar understanding of education, urging younger members of his movement to rediscover and replicate the original experiments of such great thinkers like Plato, Eratosthenes, Archimedes, Kepler, and others.

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Video compilation: Why Friendly U.S.–China Relations Are Good for the World! https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/22/video-compilation-why-friendly-u-s-china-relations-are-good-for-the-world/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/22/video-compilation-why-friendly-u-s-china-relations-are-good-for-the-world/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2022 02:53:13 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88595 The June 18–19 Schiller Institute Conference, “There Can Be No Peace Without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System,” featured critical views of the currently deteriorating U.S.–China relationship from the perspective of a prominent Chinese scholar and a well known leader within the Chinese-American community. Dr. Wang Wen, Executive Dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies and Deputy Dean of the Silk Road School at Renmin University in China, spoke on the subject of “Why China’s Rise is Beneficial to the World.” In the course of his presentation, he makes clear that China’s leadership and its people have no desire to dominate the world. Instead, they desire a friendly relationship and win-win cooperation with the West, but will go to war if necessary to defend their national sovereignty and their right to develop.

Dr. George Koo, retired business consultant in U.S.–China trade and chairman of the Burlingame Foundation, on the topic of “U.S.–China Cultural Relations Are Critical to Prevent War,” speaking as a proud American voices his concern over the degeneration of the Western political class into a single fixation on money and personal power. He sounds the alarm bells over the current U.S. policy of containment and confrontation with China, which is leading to war, particularly over the issue of Taiwan independence. Dr. Koo expresses his hope that the Schiller Institute, through its international conferences, can serve as a vehicle to convince the American people that their government’s policy towards China must be changed to avert disaster.

Dr. Uwe Behrens, a logistics manager and author from Berlin, in his presentation “The Non-Rival Doctrine” debunks the fake “Xinjiang genocide” narrative coming from disgusting purveyors of disinformation such as German anthropologist and xenophobic nut job Adrian Zenz and shows how their lies are laundered through the Western mainstream media for the purpose of brainwashing people into hating China. He demonstrates that this anti-China strategy has its roots in the 1993 non-rival doctrine of then Vice President Dick Cheney based on the idea that with the fall of the Soviet Union, never again will any nation be allowed to grow powerful enough to challenge the hegemony of the United States. He thanks the Schiller Institute for organizing a conference that can be used as a platform to stop the dangerous escalation of confrontation by the West with China.

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Video: Food Producers Roundtable · Science and Culture to End Famine—Principles of Agriculture Productivity https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/22/video-food-producers-roundtable-%c2%b7-science-and-culture-to-end-famine-principles-of-agriculture-productivity/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/22/video-food-producers-roundtable-%c2%b7-science-and-culture-to-end-famine-principles-of-agriculture-productivity/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2022 10:20:28 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88554

The kick-off speaker in the Food Producers Roundtable was Mike Callicrate from Colorado and Kansa, who is the founder and president of Ranch Foods Direct. He denounced the nonsense that, “America will feed the world—America can’t even feed itself!” Callicrate called for busting up the food cartels, and ending the financialization of food. He presented a model of region-serving production and processing. The speakers called for restoring Glass-Steagall, and breaking up the food conglomerates, as well as the biggest banks and other commodity cartels, or face mass hunger. They denounced the hopelessness of the green outlook that people and food production endanger the planet. They stressed family scale fishing and farming, for “generational knowledge” and commitment.

The Roundtable was titled, “Science and Culture to End Famine—Principles of Agriculture Productivity.” Bob Baker (Schiller Institute Agriculture Liaison) introduced the speakers. They included from Iowa, the Kehrli family livestock and crops producers, three generations, Wilbur, Ken and Kyle. Also from Iowa Jon Baker, cattleman and farm community banker. From California, Frank Endres, wheat and cattleman in the Sacramento Valley, longtime National Farmers Organization leader. James Benham spoke, who is the President of the Indiana Farmers Union, and on the National Board of the National Farmers Union. James Moore spoke from Sitka, who is past President of the Alaska Trollers Association.

View the June 18-19 Schiller Institute Conference

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Video: Ukraine Has Lost the War: But Thermonuclear War Still Threatens https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/21/video-ukraine-has-lost-the-war-but-thermonuclear-war-still-threatens/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2022/06/21/video-ukraine-has-lost-the-war-but-thermonuclear-war-still-threatens/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:50:34 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=88548

Senator Richard Black’s address to the June 18-19 Schiller Institute conference.

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