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Pulling Back the Veil

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LPAC—Many are shocked at the extent and lightning speed with which the COVID pandemic is sweeping the globe, infecting over 7 million people and killing more than 400,000 according to official statistics—although the reality may well be double that, on both counts.

COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), June 12, 2020.

Many are likewise stunned at the explosion of unemployment in this country and worldwide, which is exacerbating the grinding poverty, malnutrition and even outright starvation of a large and growing ration of the human population.

In a matter of weeks:

• Promising U.S. relations with China have devolved to a point of open talk of decoupling, economic warfare, and even a threatened new Cold War;

• A wave of mass protests are sweeping the U.S. and the world, which provocateurs are trying to channel into violence against the police and other institutions; and

• There is a brazen British attempt to radically polarize the U.S. into civil war conditions, and to provoke a Constitutional crisis between the U.S. military and the elected President, in order to remove President Trump from office to make sure he isn’t reelected in November.

What, you rightly ask, is going on here?

“You have right now a complete breakdown of the old paradigm,” Helga Zepp-LaRouche stated in her June 10 weekly international webcast. “This breakdown has many points to it, many aspects: Obviously, the pandemic of the coronavirus pulled away the veil of a lot of things that were already there before, but now they are crystal clear, and staring into one’s face with all their, in large part, ugliness. One such ugliness was obviously what came out in this absolutely barbaric murder of George Floyd.”

That same strategic point was emphasized by the international youth movement which the Schiller Institute and its founder, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, are organizing, in a call they issued yesterday for an international Day of Action on June 17, to demand global action to replace the bankrupt old paradigm with a new, just one. That call states:

“The large demonstrations around the world following the killing of George Floyd were triggered by a brutal murder—but were not caused by it. The underlying cause is a broad and long-standing injustice in social and economic conditions across the entire world. Either we remedy that injustice now, or the whole world could plunge into a new dark age.

“We have the program to address this crisis—the LaRouche Plan to reopen the economy—and it needs to be implemented now. If we don’t move with such a program for 1.5 billion new productive jobs worldwide, which includes jobs building modern health systems and infrastructure in every nation, we will face a complete disaster of civilization. While it may seem like an insurmountable task, we are at a unique moment of history when the currently bankrupt economic system can be replaced with a new and just one—initiated by a Four Powers summit among the United States, Russia, China, and India—and Lyndon LaRouche and his ideas exonerated.

“We are counting on you to take on this historic mission and be part of the solution. Study and circulate the LaRouche Plan and sign the petition for a global health infrastructure—create a chorus of voices to demand that our governments implement this now!”