Put the LaRouche Plan to
Save the World Economy on the Agenda!
Statement issued by the Schiller Institute, October 21, 2009
The hour of truth has come. The same zombie banks that have driven the world economy to the brink of total chaos, and deprived hundreds of millions of people of the means of existence, that have shifted the costs of the destruction onto the taxpayers, and saddled the public budgets with astronomical debt, are at it again, engaging in high-risk operations and paying mega-bonuses to their managers.
The real economy is in a free fall, internationally, massive lay-offs are throwing people into despair, and the number of hungry people has gone over the one billion mark for the first time. The de facto policy of genocide being implemented, with the intention of reducing the Earth’s population from 7 billion to 2 billion people as an anti-crisis measure, threatens all mankind.
Following a short period of panic, in October 2008, when calls for a new financial architecture were heard, the financial powers of the British Empire reasserted themselves completely at the three G20 Summits in Washington, London, and Pittsburgh, and demonstrated that governments are simply the enforcement agencies of the banks. The urgently needed reorganization was prevented and the systemic crisis got even worse. We are now faced with a new mega-crash, and an imminent hyperinflationary explosion. A casino economy cannot bring the world out of the crisis.
And, the most incredible of all, is that no analysis of the causes of this crisis has been made, even though it threatens to become the greatest challenge in the history of mankind. Rather than facing the fact that the entire caste of economists has failed miserably, the various experts are making the absurd claim that no one could have forecast the crisis, and that everyone was taken by surprise. Or, alternatively, all kinds of investment advisors and so-called gold bugs now claim they had long warned of the crisis.
The truth is that many people in high-placed positions, as well as ordinary citizens in many countries, know that there is one man who foresaw the crisis a long time ago: Lyndon LaRouche. To cite just one example among many, Massimo Pini, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Italian state company IRI, a government advisor and close friend of former Italian Prime Minister Bettino Craxi, wrote in the January 2008 issue of the Italian monthly Area, that Lyndon LaRouche was the only economist who had in fact forecast the catastrophe in many, many publications, and that at a time when no one else suspected such a thing.
As anyone interested in the truth can verify for himself, LaRouche has warned of the systemic crisis since 1971, and at every branching point where decisions were made to strengthen the monetarist system, he warned of the dangers involved and, especially since the beginning of the 1990s, of the coming systemic crisis.
Over 12 years ago, the Ukrainian economist Natalia Vitrenko and the President of the Schiller Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, released a call for the new Bretton Woods System proposed by LaRouche, which has since been signed by many thousands of people in important institutions on five continents.
It is now of existential importance to grapple with the economic method that allowed Lyndon LaRouche to recognize the systemic errors of monetarism, because this method is a reliable guarantee for finding a way out of the crisis. In this crisis, we should definitely not listen to those who were surprised by the crisis, and who have learned nothing in the meantime.
The basis exists, and it is urgently necessary, for the Four Power Agreement between the USA, Russia, China and India, which LaRouche has proposed, to be realized. These leading nations, first and foremost, must unite their efforts for a radical reform of the world financial and monetary system, eliminating speculative financial bubbles (derivatives). These countries must ensure, for mankind, that the world monetary system is subordinated to the power of sovereign nations. These countries must create a new credit system, to provide long-term investments in national economies. And the main project should be to build the Eurasian land-bridge.
The fate of humanity is hanging by a thread. What we urgently need is an open discussion on the forecasts and solutions of Lyndon LaRouche. As the former President of Mexico, Lopez Portillo, put it already in 1998: It is time to listen to the wise words of Lyndon LaRouche!
Campaign for signatures
To join the signators endorsing this call, write to the Schiller Institute or please email: EndorseLaRouchePlan@gmail.com with your Name, Title or Government Position, Association, City, State and Country, and your statement of support.
Selected signators of the call for the LaRouche-plan:
Albert Ndandu President, Cries Pour Congo Pour la Paix (Cries for congo for Peace)
Arthur Alvendia, Former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Human Settlement (Marcos regime), Economist
Mariano Salazar, Former Undersecretary, Department of Energy (Gloria Arroyo regime)
Sister Evelyn Coronel, religious leader and organizer, St Brigit’s Convent in Quezon City.
Antonio "Butch" Valdes, former Undersecretary of Education, Director of Katipunan Democratikong Pilipino, Director of Philippines LaRouche Society
Gerald E. Knight, Former NBC NEWS Coordinator/Representative, Thailand
John Moriarty, owner of private school, Bangkok
Mohd Peter Davis, Honorary Visiting Scientist, Institute of Advanced Technology. Universiti Putra Malaysia
Hodari Abdul-Ali, Executive Director, Give Peace A Chance Coalition-Sudan (GPAC)
Pablo Flores, National Leadership of the Peronist Youth of the General Labor Federation (CGT).
David Comissiong, President, Peoples Empowerment Party (PEP) Barbados, West Indies
William (Bill) Lindo, Current Chairman of the Policy and Philosophy Committee of the People’s United Party (PUP) Belize City, Belize.
Norberto Ramon Polanco Perez, Theologian seminarian of the Anglican Catholic Church of Europe, Missionary Diocesis of Spain; resident of Santo Domingo, DR.
Francisco Roman Sanchez, signing as a national leader of the Democratic Cardenista Peasant Confederation (Central Campesina Cardenista Democratica, CCCD), representing more than 100,000 agricultural producers in 28 states of Mexico.
Dr. Emilio Lopez Gamez, Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Chapingo and Rural Development Advisor to the Chamber of Deputies.
Eduardo Rios Molinar, president of the National Lawyers Union and member of the national leadership of the Revolutionary Democratic Party, Panama.
Roman Rojas Cabot, former Ambassador
Jacques Cheminade, Chairman of Solidarité & Progrès political party, Former presidential candidate, Paris, France
Michel Gall, Mayor of Paizay-Naudouin, Charente, France
Jean Guillot, Former Air France executive, Paris, France
Thierry Delaunais, Mayor of Chapelle-Hullin, Maine-et-Loire, France
Philippe Bourcier de Carbon, Demographer, President of IARMAB (International Alliance for the recognition of the Maurice Allais Breakthroughs in Physics and Economics) Paris, France "Reminding that Professor Maurice Allais (1988 Nobel Prize in Economy) has warned public opinion for many years about the ineluctable burst of the financial bubble through many writings, and supporting any initiative leading to a refoundation of the international monetary system."
Pr. Maurice Allais, Economist and Physicist, Nobel prize in economics (1988) Paris, France. "Mr. Lyndon LaRouche and his organizations have often supported ideas which are close to my own proposals for fundamental reforms of the financial and international monetary system, which, from my side, I have not ceased to defend publicly for several decades. "Having myself explained, demonstrated and announced for more than a decade my works on the world financial catastrophe which occurred during the summer of 2008, I cannot but associate myself fully with every initiative aimed at creating a large public debate for the purpose of a radical re-foundation of the credit system and the world monetary system."
Faris Nanic, Project Manager, Viadukt, Construction Joint Stock Co., Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. Blagoje S. Babich, Ph.D., BELGRADE,
Prof. Dr. Peter Bachmaier, Researcher,Eastern European Studies, Wien
Sergei Victorovich Dyshlevsky, instructor at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow
Tatyana Lvovna Shishova, member of the Union of Writers of Russia, Moscow
Academician Alexander G. Granberg, Professor, head of the Council for the Study of Productive Forces (SOPS), Russia
Natalia Vitrenko, Chairman, Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine
Vladimir Marchenko, Vice-Chairman, Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine
Col. Alexander A. Ignatenko, senior scientist, Kremenchuk Regional Museum, Poltava Region, Ukraine
Craig Isherwood, National Secretary, Citizens Electoral Council
Maurice Hetherington, fmr National Chairman, CEC Australia; former councillor, Banana Shire Council, Queensland
Arnold Carter, Deputy Mayor, Town of Portland, WA