Schiller Conference Mobilizes to Create "World Without War"
June 18, 2014 • 7:39PM

The Schiller Institute, the international promoter of economic and cultural development founded by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, celebrated its 30th anniversary in New York City on June 15, with a major conference dedicated to the theme "It's Time to Create a World Without War." More than 300 people attended, to hear a broad array of speakers address the urgent need for returning the United States to its Constitutional tradition, in order to be able to join with the Eurasian development alliance now emerging, and thus put an end to the threat of imminent thermonuclear warfare between the West, and Russia and China, organized by the British Empire.

At the conclusion of her keynote address, Zepp-LaRouche said: I can not give anybody the guarantee that we will be here in a couple of weeks or days, because this is very, very dangerous. But nevertheless, I can tell you, I've never lost my profound optimism, in the true character of human beings, and I believe that Leibniz was absolutely correct when he said that a great evil is also bringing forward in human beings a greater desire and power for the good. And therefore, I still, after 30 years of the Schiller Institute, I still believe: Now Comes Schiller's Time."

"Now Comes Schiller's Time" had been the banner theme of the founding of the Institute in Arlington, Va., on Independence Day 1984. Representatives of 50 nations marched into the hall behind their flags, and pledged their support to a renewed era of cooperation among sovereign nation-states based on their highest cultural achievements. While originally focused on uplifting German-American relations with a revival of the Classical culture of both nations, the Schiller Institute rapidly became a worldwide institution, and has campaigned tirelessly for global economic development and a realization of the German poet Friedrich Schiller's assertion that "It is through beauty that one proceeds to freedom."

Thirty years later, the results of the Institute's campaigns, which have especially emphasized the economic development policies of Lyndon LaRouche, have contributed to palpable results, particularly in the Eurasian region of Russia and China. This reality is reflected in these nations' pursuit of the Eurasian Land-Bridge concept of high-technology development, with its prominent stress on thermonuclear fusion power and space exploration. The prominent role of the Institute in Eurasia was also evident at the 30th Anniversary conference, in the greeting received from Sergei Glazyev, an advisor to President Putin, among others, and the presentation given by retired Col. Bao Shixui, of the Chinese Military Academy, on China's Silk Road policy.

Yet, Europe remains largely under the dictatorial control of the British financial empire, and the United States has been so corrupted and controlled by British imperialism, especially under recent Presidents Cheney-Bush and Barack Obama, that most of the world sees it as a murderous reincarnation of the Roman Empire itself.

Thus, the importance of the Schiller Institute conference at this time, which convened at Lincoln Center's Merkin Hall on June 15. As the keynote speaker for the afternoon panel, former Texas Senate candidate Kesha Rogers asserted that there is a "real America," an American citizenry eager to restore the United States to its historical mission of world leadership as defined by the Founding Fathers, Abraham Lincoln, and most recently, Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. That "real America" must rise up now to take back the nation, and reinstitute the Constitutional measures which will bury the British Empire's control, and put the United States on the road to progress, joining with the nations of Eurasia to build a world without war.

Indeed, as the high-level international messages to the conference reflect, top political circles around the world are looking to the forces allied with the Schiller Institute in the United States to make the necessary changes to prevent war. Those messages, and eventually the rest of the Conference proceedings, in video and print, can be found on the Schiller Institute website.

The conference proceedings were punctuated with Classical musical offerings, and concluded with a Classical concert, featuring music by J.S. Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johannes Brahms. In introducing the Brahms piece, "Nanie," Zepp-LaRouche gave the audience a short talk on the way Classical poetry serves to uplift the soul, providing it with a source of power to act for humanity and truth. Classical culture is not only beautiful, but necessary, she asserted. This has always been a guiding principle of the Schiller Institute, she emphasized.

The speakers not mentioned above, in order of appearance, were: former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark; former CIA analyst and current anti-war activist Ray McGovern; investigative journalist Wayne Madsen; and Eric Larsen, Professor Emeritus at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY); conductor Anthony Morss; Maine state representative Andrea Boland; and EIR's Michael Billington.

Video presentations were shown from Terry Strada, co-chair of a committee of victims of 9/11, entitled Justice Against State Sponsors of Terrorism Action Committee; Congressman Walter Jones (R-N.C.); and author/economist Nomi Prins. A video from former Rep. Neil Gallagher was not shown due to time constraints, but is available now here. A written statement by Virginia State Senator Richard Black (R), was presented.

Additional greetings to those mentioned above came from International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President Thomas Buffenbarger; former Boston Mayor and Ambassador to the Vatican Ray Flynn; leading Japanese industrialist Daisuke Kotegawa; and Ukrainian political leader and economist Natalia Vitrenko.