December 12-13, 2020 Online Conference
The World after the U.S. Election:
Creating A World Based on Reason
The Schiller Institute will hold an international conference via internet on December 12–13 to take up the pressing issue facing all humanity: “The World After the U.S. Election: Creating a World Based on Reason.” Schiller Institute founder and President Helga Zepp-LaRouche in a webcast on December 10 announced that the conference will center on the following:
"The concept of the conference is a notion coming from Nikolaus of Cusa. Many people don’t know who he is, but he is actually the most important thinker in Europe in the 15th century, and he is generally regarded to be the father of modern science and also the father of the modern nation-state, and this will be discussed at the conference. But he has developed a method of thinking called “the coincidence of opposites,” and that is the approach we want to take to all four panels, because I think, while you can discuss many of the problems of the world, ranging from the COVID crisis, the hunger crisis, all of these strategic crises, the main problem is that most people look at these things with a wrong method of thinking, in a nominalist way, in a positivist way, on the level of sense-certainty, what their feelings are. But, to find a solution to these problems requires a different method of thinking, namely, the coincidence of opposites, that the human mind’s reason is able to create a solution on a higher level than the level on which the problems developed. This was also Albert Einstein’s view, who basically famously said, you can never find a solution to a problem on the same level where it developed.
And the whole idea is that we have to find a way of establishing a level of reason so that all the many problems which the world is faced with right now can actually be addressed and solved."
Whatever the outcome of the unprecedented battle over the recent U.S. election, it is already clear that it is not only a domestic American affair, but also an event of the highest international strategic importance. After four years of a completely synchronized, international campaign of demonization of President Donald Trump—but also at the same time against President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Xi Jinping of China—of Russiagate, failed impeachment, open insurrection, and now an unabashed election fraud, it is urgent that the world understand quickly: The outcome of this battle is the choice between World War III or peace.
Trump has attracted the relentless ire of what President Eisenhower identified as the military-industrial complex, the permanent bureaucracy, the so-called ‘Deep State,’ and the financial interests controlling them, such as the City of London and Wall Street, because he dared to announce that he wanted to ‘end the endless wars’ and that he thought that a good relation with Russia and China ‘is a good thing, not a bad thing!’
The two-day dialogue and deliberation, with simultaneous interpretation into various languages, including Spanish, French, and German, will include the following panel discussions:
PANEL 1: “Hang Together, or Hang Separately”: Free and Sovereign Republics, or Digital Dictatorship?
(Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. EST)
This panel will discuss the implications of the present drama playing out in the United States, for the global struggle to replace the current bankrupt financial system with a New Paradigm designed over five decades by Lyndon LaRouche. The conference is being held on the eve of the December 14 meeting of the Electoral College, deciding who the next President of the United States will be. By that time the evidence of the charges of vote fraud; the claim of President Trump’s lawyers that they have documented evidence that he won the election; the methods of the vote fraud as reported by whistleblowers; and exposure of other capabilities and actions that are part of a threatened coup d’etat in the United States, will have made clear the panorama before which the Electors have to make their choice. This conference panel will bring together distinguished experts from the fields of the U.S. Constitution, law, and intelligence, and will bring forth the dramatic relevance today of Benjamin Franklin’s answer to the question posed to him, the question of what kind of government the United States had received from him: “A Republic,—if we can keep it.”
PANEL II: Escaping the Danger of World War III: A Strategic Order Based on the Common Aims of Mankind
(Saturday, Dec. 12, 1:00 p.m. EST)
What must be done to put a new international security architecture on the international agenda, one which guarantees the survival of the human species. The panelists will locate the war danger in the context of the pending blowout of the trans-Atlantic financial system, and discuss the potential consequences of the plans of that system’s central banks for the digitization of currencies. Implementing the Four Laws proposed by Lyndon LaRouche remains a pressing need, including the urgent requirement to establish an international credit system in the form of a New Bretton Woods system, and the need for international cooperation in space exploration and for a fusion-based economy. It is therefore of utmost urgency that the P5 summit of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, proposed by President Putin, be convened immediately, because at this late point in the crisis, it is the duty of the most powerful nations of the world to act together in order to avoid a geopolitical catastrophe.
PANEL III: Overcoming the World Health Crisis and the Hunger Pandemic: Thinking on the Level of the Coincidentia Oppositorum
(Sunday, Dec. 13, 9:00 a.m. EST)
This panel will address the program needed to overcome the devastation of 50 years of neoliberal economic policies on the world, of which the COVID-19 pandemic is only the most obvious example. The world community must agree to establish a world health system, meaning a modern health system in every single country of the planet, if COVID-19 and the danger of future pandemics are to be overcome. As the head of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, has announced, 7 million people have already died of hunger this year, which could easily have been prevented. In light of the immediate danger of 30 million more dying of starvation over the next several months, and 260 million slated to meet the same fate in the next year, there must be a complete change in agricultural policy. The objective must be to achieve food security in every nation and a doubling of food production worldwide. To find answers to these existential threats to humanity requires thinking in terms of a new paradigm. Instead of profit maximization for a privileged financial oligarchy, the interest of the one humanity must be put first: the common aims of mankind. To this end a “Committee of the Coincidence of Opposites,” a concept developed by the great Renaissance thinker Nicholas of Cusa, has been formed, whose aim is to have forces of good will in many nations work together to solve these crises.
PANEL IV: A Human Future for Youth: A Beethoven-Driven Renaissance of Classical Culture
(Sunday, Dec. 13, 1:00 p.m. EST)
The fourth panel will be devoted to the need for a renaissance of classical culture, and to the special role of youth in bringing it about. At this moment of history, in which all the foundations of society are shaken, there is an enormous hunger for the beauty of great art, for the lofty ideals of mankind, as they are expressed in the great compositions of classical music and poetry. In all major civilizations there are poets, composers, and philosophers who have celebrated mankind as the creative species, and it will be the dialogue among these cultures, which can and will bring about a new era of mankind. In that spirit, the entire conference will be devoted to the year of Beethoven, whose compositions give people a ray of hope, because they express what humankind is capable of.