Schiller Institute Conference:
INAUGURATING A NEW PARADIGM:
A DIALOGUE OF CIVILIZATIONS
Saturday, January 14th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New York City
Helga Zepp-LaRouche - Schiller Institute founder and chairwoman (via live video hookup)
Ben Wang - Senior Lecturer in Language & Humanities, China Institute
Pre- registration is required to attend this conference Suggested registration fee is $25, payable at door. To pre-register or for more information, please call (201)562-9890 or CLICK HERE
"There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures."
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act V
Recent, stunning improvements in the world, initiated by Russia, China and their allies mean that a complete shift in the policy-axioms of the trans-Atlantic nations is all that is required to now commence the greatest productive growth in human history, including rising living standards worldwide. The return to "Hamiltonian" policies of banking, credit, manufacturing and scientific research and development in the United States is now an "on the table" proposition (see the LaRouche "Four Laws"). The alternative to this is, even if "unthinkable," inevitable: global species extinction through thermonuclear war, whether by design or miscalculation.
The recent conclusion, through the efforts of Russia and its allies, of one decisive phase of the military conflict in Syria, provides an opportunity to invite an entirely different process of reconstruction to begin, not only there, but worldwide. Southwest Asia, including what is termed the "Middle East," can act as the "crossroads" of a tri-continental "reset," moving away from 19th and 20th century geo-politics to a new, just world economic platform, called by Schiller Institute founder and president, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, "the World Land-Bridge."
In a New Year's message released January 1, Zepp-LaRouche observed:
"During 2017 it will become obvious that the strategic reorientation of the greater part of our planet will be determined by the dynamic of the New Silk Road. As a result, the focus will be on new world economic order for the common weal and the conquest of underdevelopment, and not the speculators' profit maximization.....Already this global development perspective is the largest infrastructure program in the history of the world, one in which more than 100 nations and international organizations participate, which already affects 4.4 billion people and, for the first time in at least 50 years, presents a realistic hope that the problems of hunger, poverty, treatable diseases, and the denial of education can be conquered once and for all...(President-elect Donald) Trump wants to invest a trillion dollars in infrastructure and create jobs for the population, while China can help with the financing and has substantial knowledge concerning infrastructure. This would help to bring some of the American investments in China back into the United States for America's benefit, and to strengthen bilateral ties. Thus the program which the Schiller Institute has proposed since 2014 for U.S. cooperation with China's New Silk Road, can quickly be put on the agenda. Madam Fu Ying, the chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China's legislature, recently presented just this perspective in a speech in New York...."
The above excerpts are particularly meaningful for Americans that are this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy this May 29. Americans can now reject "regime change" and renew the task that was posed to America, and to the world, by President John F. Kennedy in his Inaugural Address of January 20, 1961: "Now the trumpet summons us again–not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need–not as a call to battle, though embattled we are–but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”–a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself."
The Schiller Institute will convene a "Dialogue of Cultures" conference for Saturday, January 14, in the belief that the World Land-Bridge is the antidote to world war. This conference falls during the Martin Luther King weekend. This also marks the 50th anniversary of King's most difficult speech, "A Time to Break Silence," delivered at New York City's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 against the Vietnam War. This anniversary is of paramount importance for the United Nations itself to commemorate. King observed, on that occasion, that "Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war." King nonetheless did so, in an act of courage that exemplifies what must be advocated in all nations now, and worldwide.
Join us Saturday, January 14, when the solution to war--a new economic solution based on the unity of the best of the cultures of all nations--is advocated as the basis for a new world development policy.
Schiller Institute Concert
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 4:00 pm
at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Brooklyn, New York
Condolence Message and Musical Offering to the Alexandrov Ensemble and the People of Russia, from Helga Zepp-LaRouche and the Schiller Institute Chorus (click here to see Helga's message and all the videos)