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HZL: We Are a Revolutionary Movement Based on the Ideas of Lyndon LaRouche

Jan. 22—Helga Zepp LaRouche, the wife of the late world statesman and the leading physical economist, held a global zoom meeting with youth and leaders of youth organizations, from more than 20 countries, with more than 250 participants, engaged in dialogue on the role young people must play in forging a workable solution to the current international crisis.

In her opening remarks, Zepp LaRouche, the leader of the international movement that her husband founded and the chairman of the Schiller Institute, laid out for the young people exactly what it means to follow the principles for a new just world economic order laid by her husband, who died Feb. 12, 2019: “Our movement is based on the ideas of Lyndon LaRouche, who developed a method of thinking, which is based on physical economy. It’s based on a method of identifying the axioms of thinking—not just going by what people say, but immediately looking at it analytically—identify the axioms and assumptions on which certain statements are made; and that way, you find an unmistakable key to every area of knowledge.

That method of thinking enabled him to already make a prognosis about the present situation, today, where we have a systemic collapse of the neo-liberal order. He already identified that in 1971 when President Nixon decoupled the dollar from the gold reserve standard and introduced floating exchange rates. Because he recognized that the taking down of the old Bretton Woods system—the credit system which was established in the postwar period—and replacing it with a system that was entirely oriented towards profit maximization, and therefore, the disrespect for the common interest for the general population; that that would lead inevitably to a new depression, a new fascism, and the danger of a new nuclear war unless you would replace this system with a completely different economic order….

“That method of thinking is very much associated with understanding what is it that makes society move forward; what is the source of wealth? Namely, that is entirely the creative powers of the individual, which is able, again and again, to come up with new ideas, identifying qualitative breakthroughs in science, in great art; identifying principles which give us new insight in how the physical universe works. When we apply these principles in the production process, it leads to an increase of the productivity of the people, of the industrial capacity, and the productivity in general, leading to an increase in physical wealth, again, and again, and again. So, it is not the possession of raw materials. It is not the control of the terms of trade—what the free-market economists are saying: It is entirely the ability of the human mind to use its creative powers to make discoveries of physical principles, qualitatively new principles. Then, apply them in the production, and in this way, increase the power of man over nature and over the universe. And that is the right which has been denied to the developing countries until the recent struggle where the Global South is insisting that you have to apply your innate right to apply this principle to your own economies.”

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