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Co-thinkers of Lyndon LaRouche associated with the Schiller Institute in Europe held a conference in Berlin on the weekend of February 24-25, in an effort to consolidate a global resistance to the British Empire's drive for thermonuclear war. This international conference, attended by about 180 guests from 28 countries, opened February 24, with a keynote address by Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who declared that this event was designed to start an optimism-based intervention into the present paradigm of world politics — a paradigm which pointed to full catastrophe and thermonuclear war, if the course of events was not changed.
Helga's speech was followed by the reading of a speech by Russian Professor Igor Panarin; then a presentation by Italian Movisol member Claudio Giudici; then a speech by Irish LaRouche Brigade leader Gene Douglas; a recorded greeting from French Presidential candidate Jacques Cheminade; and a speech by the chairman of the Syrian-Danish Friendship Society Mohammad Mahfoud.
The afternoon session was keynoted by Lyndon LaRouche, with a recorded statement, and a question and answer period. The rest of the panel was devoted to scientific questions, with speeches by Bruce Director, Sergei Pulinets, and Sky Shields.
The thermonuclear war, that is the use of all available arsenals, implies the end of human civilization, Helga began. The situation in Syria and Iran is just the pretext, the real crisis is the one of the trans-Atlantic monetarist system, Zepp-LaRouche said, going into aspects of the ongoing mainstream media disinformation campaign.
This campaign, carried on for the past decades by the U.K.-Saudi Al Yamamah apparatus, which was interrupted only by the eight years of the Clinton Administration, launched the giant military-naval buildup in the eastern Mediterranean and the western Indian Ocean with destructive nuclear arms capacities many times over what would be required to attack Syria or Iran. The real target is Russia and China.
There is awareness of this situation in Russia, Prime Minister Putin addressed it, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov did, and even in a primetime TV show, Presidential candidates Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Mikhail Prokhorov discussed the acute danger of war, as resembling the period immediately before the outbreak of World War II. Zepp-LaRouche then went into describing the euro crisis as yet another aspect of frictions and enmities within Europe to point toward new conflicts and war. The supranational Europe is meant as a post-modern empire by its promoters, and its citizens are manipulated like the subjects of the Roman Empire who were distracted by bread and circuses. The people are seduced to waste their life in search for something that has nothing to do with the real world, the real challenges.
And what is going on on this globe, is not even the full reality: There are galactic influences and challenges to be faced. One thing is certain: With the Greenie ideologies, mankind is doomed to share the fate of the dinosaurs which became extinct. But mankind, as also Cusanus proved for the first time, thereby becoming the true founder of modern science, is the only potentially immortal species, and it must act because it can, to overcome the threats to its existence. Kepler, Vernadsky, Ehricke were great scientists in the Cusanus tradition. Zepp-LaRouche concluded with a reference to that passage in Schiller's poem An die Freude (Ode to Joy), as set into music by Beethoven for the final chorale of his Ninth Symphony, which proclaimed, "O'er the tent of stars unfurled, must a loving Father live," which is a reference to this genuine quality of mankind.
After Zepp-LaRouche, a speech by Igor Panarin of the Academy of Military Sciences in Russia was read to the conference. Panarin documented how the anti-Putin propaganda campaign, like the anti-Stalin campaign and the assassinations of three Russian Czars before then, as well as the destabilization of February 1917, follow directives formulated by the British Empire—the traditional enemy of Russia for the past 400 years. The attack on Libya, and the preparation of attacks on Syria and Iran, was orchestrated by Britain's MI6, Panarin said. U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul is the American aspect of this ongoing destabilization campaign. Panarin voiced hope, at the conclusion of his speech, that the U.S. elections bring a true American patriot into the White House who ends the British control of U.S. policies, and who could work together with Russia's new President Vladimir Putin.
Addressing the first session of the conference, Gene Douglas presented LaRouche Irish Brigade whose very name is seen as a challenge to the British Establishment. Gene presented greetings to the conference from Gerry Adams, President of the Sinn Fein who expressed regrets for being unable to attend because of pressing affairs of state in the Irish Dail, but nonetheless expressed his best wishes for the success of the conference.
"Sinn Fein and the LaRouche Irish Brigade," Gene declared, "represented an unbroken centuries long tradition of republicanism in Ireland. The essence, the bedrock of our nation is republicanism. And the various manifestations of British liberalism that have afflicted by in recent years ...will soon be washed away as our republican principles com to the for once again. Now as we rediscover and begin to disseminate the ideas of physical economy presented by Arthur Griffiths in 1905, at the nation's inception, and later by Michael Collins, we play a significant role in the final defeat of the British Empire. Would not that be a cause for celebration after 800 years of occupation?"
Gene laid out that republican forces in Ireland are working to force the government to live up to its constitutional and moral responsibility to old a referendum on the Eurozone's austerity pact and firmly ensure that this austerity pack is rejected by the Irish people which is almost guaranteed by virtue of the misery that is now being imposed on the Irish people. In this regard Gene said Ireland is fortunate to have a "patriotic, Republican-minded and wise President in Michael D. Higgins whom we are confident that he will defend the Irish constitution robustly in the face of this assault." Gene pointed out that only in this past week he made an address before the London School of Economics where he courageously and called in a timely for support of the Glass Steagall principle.
As for the work of the LaRouche Brigade, Gene revealed its recent release of its briefing paper "Ireland—An Economic Revival". Shortly after its release saw the very important visit to Ireland by the Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping which potentially brings Ireland into an alliance that is so critical to Ireland.
Chairman of the Syrian-Danish Friendship Society, presented the Anglo-French attack on Syria. Underlining the point that he was in no way connected to the Syrian government, he exposed the fact that the media has been presenting a false picture that has been unfair not only to the government but also to the true opposition, which has been working for non-violent change in the country. The media have presented a picture that French President Sarkozy and Saudi Arabia want the world to believe.
Mahfoud sketched the history of recent events which began in March 2011, with large non-violent and peaceful demonstrations calling for change and reform in Syria, which launched the process of dialogue with the government. This was followed shortly by a demonstration in the south of the country, where an obvious "third element" with support from outside the country, began a campaign of violence. This soon expanded a foreign fighters with weapons and financing from outside the country conducted terrible crimes and atrocities against Syrians, with the view toward creating sectarian conflict among Syrian Sunni and Shi'a Muslims, Christians, etc. Photos of these atrocities were put on Al-Jazeera, and other British-backed media and blamed on the government.
The other key instrumentality of the British has been the Muslim Brotherhood and its phony human rights group, the London-based so-called Human Rights Observatory, which has become the only source of information on Syria cited by Western media, whose information has never been confirmed by other organizations or sources.
Mahfoud pointed out that Syria has been targeted because of its relationship with Iran. He exposed how unjust the attacks on Iran have been, which unlike Israel and other regional countries, it has never attacked another country. He also detailed how the so-called arm resistance are in reality fighters smuggled into the country from Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Turkey, none of whom are Syrians. Nonetheless he expressed hope that his country will survive this conspiracy against it.
Under the title "Anti-Entropy: Toppling the Tyranny of the Second Law of Thermodynamics," Bruce Director tore into the continuation of oligarchism since Aristotle: Their survival depends on declaring the universe as fixed, which the current "Second Law" imposes in a modern form.
The scientific problem of the irreversible movement of heat to the cold was misused by Kelvin, Clausius and Boltzmann to make the unfounded assertion, that phenomena in heat-powered engines are at the same time the law of the universe.
Nicolaus of Cusa started to liberate mankind by showing that it is the potential for life that has a higher reality than merely living things. But we have to focus on potential that makes potential possible, which Cusa called "potential itself." As that exists in the human mind, the potential to increase anti-entropic development, we need a language beyond the limits of sense-perception in the realm of true metaphor. Society's upshift increases the complexity of new principles in science and culture.
Sergey Pulinets of the Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow spoke on "Turbulence and the Modern Trend in the State of Nature and Society."
The main idea of Pulinets' speech was to create a metaphor connecting the phenomenon of turbulence in the natural world, and the emergence of turbulence, which can lead to catastrophe, in human society. How is turbulence created, and how can we prevent turbulence from leading to catastrophe?
Pulinets, who investigates space plasma, described turbulence in the natural world (a deviation from equilibrium) starting with the fluid dynamic studies of Leonardo, which exists from the microphysical world of chemical reactions, to galactic processes.
In parallel, there is an increased potential for turbulence in society, when the historical "spirit of a nation," is not understood by migrations of people from other places, or from conflicts in Europe based on national identity, religion, poor and rich countries, old and new EU members.
This can lead to catastrophe when there is no leadership, economic and financial instability, climatic anomalies, and possible intentional destructive impact.
Looking at nature again, Pulinets showed how the coincidence of many factors led to Hurricane Katrina going from turbulence to catastrophe.
Yet, using the example of current Russian politics, he maintained that a system passing through a critical state, can reach a new stability at a new qualitative state.
Pulinets showed that there has been an increase of natural catastrophes in recent years. How do we reduce that threat? We need to increase the viscosity of the system by finding a common purpose for humanity in preventing global catastrophes. He highlighted the work of the Russian International Global Aerospace Monitoring System (IGMASS) which is trying to increase the ability to predict earthquakes and similar phenomenon, and also the proposed Russian SDE (Strategic Defense of Earth).
Then Sky Shields took the audience through an intense study of the newest breakthroughs of the Basement team. Where was human creativity before man appeared in the universe? Where was life before living organisms appeared? These provocative questions focused on the principle underlying the anti-entropic development. The example of the newborn organism developing from a single cell to the full-grown individual exemplified the ruling one of the whole process, which allows an understanding of Vernadsky's biological time. This morphogenesis under the rule of the intention eliminates the common notion the survival of the fittest. On this solid grounding followed the proof of the anti-entropic increase of energy flux density as the expression of the creative universe.
But what defines the collapse point of the extinction periods and man's society today? The shortening periods between the use of wood, 400,000 years; coal, 2,000 years; and petroleum, 150 years, show mankind's current backtracking to the next upshift. This challenges man's willful capability to create the future.