‘Special Musical Operation’ at the United Nations: Place the Voice of Reason in the Mind of the ‘Other’
Here is another provocative thought piece from Mr. X. It raises a number of questions, and challenges the reader to respond, from their own perspective. Let us know what you think. Through dialogue, we approach truth.‘Special Musical Operation’ at the United Nations: Place the Voice of Reason in the Mind of the ‘Other’by Mr. XSept. 24—“(Music) is that part of us that is connected with the Divine One. I remember Dr. Thurman once said, God created man in His own image in the dead center, so that in the dead center of God’s brain, there is this image of what man is; and at a point at which man reaches the full development of that image, then he will be on a par with the angels…. And I never forgot that: ‘Ah! So that’s what evolution is about! Man finally coming into the image that is in the dead center of God’s brain, of what man is to be!’… And all of us are endowed with that basic thing, and Music is it.”—Baritone William Warfield, Schiller Institute Board Member, interview, November 26, 1994On Thursday, September 21, the Schiller Institute re-introduced an ancient principle of cultural warfare, familiar to all great civilizations that have sought to move humanity forward beyond its periodic “dark ages,” into New York City’s decaying streets around the United Nations. In the midst of what was termed “International Peace Day,” but was, as staged outside the UN, a set of largely strident and, at one point, even violent confrontations of protest, a “Humanity For Peace” chorus, anchored by the New York Schiller Institute’s chorus (founded 9 years ago by Independent United States Senate candidate Diane Sare), placed its properly-tuned voice in the center of the fight for, not only the survival, but also the dignity of mankind. The “Special Musical Operation,” which deeply affected even those adamantly opposed to the specific proposals and outlook of both the Schiller Institute and even Humanity For Peace, successfully carried forward the true purpose for which Franklin Roosevelt had conceived the United Nations at the end of World War Two.As Helga Zepp-LaRouche has observed, including in her founding of the Schiller Institute nearly 40 years ago, it is the voluntary education of the emotions, the aesthetic education of humanity, that must either accompany or preferably precede the successful enactment of positive “revolutionary” change in a society. That change must be revolutionary in the sense that Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. suggested in their social practice, called “experiments with truth.” These experiments always involve a simultaneous, voluntary change in the self, as well as in the society. This is what is meant by creative non-violent direct action—devising a voluntary means, without coercion, to transcend violent injustice, as well as violent retribution—the “natural” reaction to injustice—by means of a higher principle, that recruits the adversary by recruiting oneself to “a more excellent way.” For example, the axiomatic dependence on war as a viable method for solving any of the fundamental problems facing humanity, must, in order for the human race to not only survive in the short term, but to evolve in the long term, be fully rejected. To do that, a joint effort to accomplish an “impossible” objective, (like the joint Moon mission JFK proposed to Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the UN General Assembly Session on September 20, 1963,) requires that new capabilities, and therefore new qualities of personality be brought forth from each adversary. “Elevation” and space are inextricably linked.Zepp-LaRouche composed her Ten Principles for a New International Security and Development Architecture, now in circulation among nations for nearly a year, with such considerations in mind. “The new paradigm which will be characteristic of the new epoch, and towards which the new global security and development architecture must be directed, therefore, must eliminate the concept of oligarchism for good, and proceed to organize the political order in such a way, that the true character of humanity as the creative species can be realized.Therefore I suggest that the following principles must be discussed and if agreed upon be realized….” Principle Ten states, “The basic assumption for the new paradigm is, that man is fundamentally good and capable to infinitely perfect the creativity of his mind and the beauty of his soul, and being the most advanced geological force in the universe, which proves that the lawfulness of the mind and that of the physical universe are in correspondence and cohesion, and that all evil is the result of a lack of development, and therefore can be overcome.”What it means to concretely do that, is in the domain of public, street-based “experiments with truth.” The approximately 70 people that gathered on behalf of Humanity For Peace, including the “central” chorus of 30, formed an extended chorus, not only for song, but for policy, that successfully cut through the cacophony that otherwise characterized the setting. The atmosphere was so chaotic, that one singer, who in fact stayed throughout, texted later that evening, “Did we just sing in a war zone?”There was reason to ask. On one side of the Humanity For Peace delegation, an altercation occurred between opposing factions of one African nation, which had to be broken up by police. Also, directly next to the Schiller Institute gathering site were placed the strident Ukrainian opposition to Putin and Russia, who were juxtaposed to our banners that proclaimed “Colonialism Is Over!” and our literature. After several logistical hurdles were overcome, the chorus assembled. With a backdrop of two banners, each with a large picture of Lyndon LaRouche and Helga Zepp-LaRouche saying, “Advanced Power Technology Transfer—The Only True Repayment for Colonialism” and illustrated with the World Land-Bridge, a fusion reactor and the Space Shuttle, they began with “Dona Nobis Pacem,” and later performed the song “Shalom Chaverim.” In between, director Jonathan Heffelfinger played “Auld Lang Syne” on the trumpet, and spoke about the need for peace. This was a way of gradually gaining mental control of the outside area, in which several groups were chanting, playing music and shouting. Tenor Everett Suttle and soprano Indira Mahajan then took the stage—which was merely the street—and were tasked with figuring out a way to prevent the Ukrainians next door, ten feet away, from shouting and drowning out the music. Once Suttle, without a microphone, began to sing the anthem, “There’s A Meeting In This Building,” only seconds after, there was a gradual lessening of the protesters’ volume, until they stopped—stopped to listen.Suttle said that the mental image he used was that of Roland Hayes taking the stage in Berlin, Germany in 1927 before a hostile audience. In that well-known instance, Hayes refused to move or start, until the audience became silent. Suttle said that he knew that he had no such ability to have the Ukrainians do that, “so I just closed my eyes and became silent within myself.” He then performed “No More Auction Block for Me,” and Indira Mahajan then concluded with “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Directly at the conclusion of these performances, Anastasia Battle then read the remarks of Helga Zepp-LaRouche prepared for distribution and discussion at the United Nations—because now, people were prepared, and qualified to hear them. The music had cleared the way.The performances were done without any accompaniment. There was even some applause from the Ukrainians, one of whom, accidentally met Suttle later at a restaurant. “I remember that he had a ponytail; he was one of the most vocal ones that were out there. And I looked at him and I got very quiet, and he was like ‘Oh, you’re the singer, right?’ And I said ‘Yes.’ He said ‘Great job, great job; it was a great job. I really enjoyed it.’”To understand what actually happened Thursday, please read carefully and consider the following passage from the late economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche, taken from a conversation in November of 2015: "We are now in the process of moving our organization as a whole into the area of Manhattan: which is where it should’ve remained always, according to Alexander Hamilton’s intention. What we getting now is, we’re moving rapidly. First of all, we are clearing up the question of music. We no longer accept mere music; it’s a failure, it’s a mistake, because it has no placement of the voice; and the basis of everything depends on the placement of the voice. Otherwise, you really don’t have a basis of unity. When people use different terms, different words, idiosyncrasies, and so forth, and try to make that set of idiosyncrasies and trade styles into a nation, that was always a failure; that was always an error.“And what we’re seeing now, which I began to put into effect in October 2014, my intention from that point on has been to eliminate that kind of system among the states; which is a change that must occur if the competence of the United States is to be brought into being. Now it’s happening, we’ve taken the placement of the voice, the true placement of the human voice, which is not a snarl, or a growl, or a coughing up of things; but it’s a way which is not mathematical. Mathematics is the enemy of the human mind; it always has been. And the point is that mankind, creative powers, the placement of the voice, as such, is the principle of organization of a competent society. And that’s where we are now; it’s coming on fast. We’re not getting all the results we would like to get immediately, but they are coming on fast.”Now that you have read the above, please read it again. Consider that in the LaRouche “Classical culture” design of that period, the idea was to form a chorus in New York City of 5,000 people! Why? If one understands the “United Nations” character of New York, the city where more languages are spoken than in any other city on Earth, the universal language of music is the unifying and natural method of creation of solidarity with music as the medium. An elevated state of mind is the natural consequence of that.Once that is grasped, then the nature of the Special Musical Operation becomes obvious. Music originates from an unalienable, internal power, not an externally imposed force. Classical music expresses a properly-placed intention. It must grip and move the listener, and the performer, with an elevating power. Properly understood, it contains an irresistible power, greater than that of a thermonuclear weapon—when properly placed.Through such a chorus, the voice of the world would be, as a proof of principle, properly placed, and, instead of Josep Borrell’s Malthusian “garden of European (Trans-Atlantic) earthly delights” versus “the jungle”—Asia, South America, or Africa—there would be a chorus of a single humanity. There would be a harmony of interests, a realization of what was designed by the Revolution of Franklin, Hamilton, Washington et al.—imperfect human beings, that understood that the concept “a more perfect Union” was one requiring a continuous, unending, peaceful, voluntary revolution in our axioms of knowledge and behavior. That is the meaning of the idea, “Colonialism Is Over!”Colonialism is over, if you want to be free. No more volunteered slavery!! At the United Nations, the Zepp-LaRouche Ten Principles are now, and for the next week, being presented for the consideration of humanity, with the proper voice-placement for them to be heard. Will you join your voice to that chorus?
We post below another thought piece by Mr. X. He provides what we think is an interesting perspective from which to judge our current reality. What do you think? Let us know! It is from dialogue that we approach the truth.Let the City-Builders Come Forward Now to Save HumanityBy Mr. X"You know what we’re going to do? We’re going to build nuplexes (a nuclear complex.) Lay it out to ‘em. How do you build a nuplex? Well, you go out and dig a big crater…. Build a crater the size of a city, a city of a half-million people, or 100,000 people, but build a crater for an industrial city of a new type, from six, seven, or eight stories below the surface. On this thing, stick two nuclear plants, of one-half to two gigawatts each. We’re not going to export a few, ten, or twenty billion dollars worth of additional exports—we’re going to export hundreds of cities!!’In Lyndon LaRouche’s Presidential campaign announcement of 1978, his design of a new type of bank, called the International Development Bank, crafted to make technology transfer from the “advanced” to the “developing” sector the fundamental, characteristic loaning activity of that bank, was, and is revolutionary. LaRouche’s unique concept of the World Land-Bridge, composed of what he called “development corridors,” is also unique. It frees mankind from the need to build most cities along coasts or pre-existing inland bodies of water, and instead, to import, through a system of water and power projects, the very process of systemic, “full-set” industrial development into the interior of continents. These two ideas shift the characteristic of not only how civilization, but the biosphere itself is evolving. These and other LaRouche ideas are the most advanced economic conceptions ever presented in an electoral campaign by any candidate for public office in history. They should be made the subject of discussion, deliberation, and debate in the “non-elections” planned for the United States in 2024. These stand out as completely revolutionary ideas, even 45 years after they were first proposed. It is only by presenting ideas of this type, in the streets of the United States and Europe in particular, including in an electoral setting, that the basis for negotiations between Russia and the trans-Atlantic world, or China and the trans-Atlantic world, can be re-established on a higher conceptual footing than now exists.Only if the method underlying LaRouche’s economic proposals is increasingly publicly discussed is it likely that the Anglosphere can still be dissuaded from its disastrous, “surprisingly” short path to thermonuclear war. LaRouche publications are the short-term means to this end, augmented by vigorous social media campaigns that widely distribute video material such as the keynote speech by Helga Zepp-LaRouche at the Sept. 9 Schiller Institute conference, “Let Us Join Hands with the Global Majority To Create a New Chapter in World History!” There, in her [Ten Principles for a New International Security and Development Architecture (More Here) of November last year, the reader can encounter the best short-term introduction to the method by which a higher order of strategic international policy is made.While many things are happening in current history, it is important for everyone who actually cares about civilization to read Russian President Putin’s (Report Here) Sept. 12 speech to the annual Eastern Economic Forum plenary directly, rather than the various media distortions. It should be read from the standpoint of the LaRouche “City-Builder” new economic platform conception identified above. Why? Let us examine this statement, made by Putin in his keynote speech to the Plenary Session of the 8th Eastern Economic Forum today: “Essentially, we are witnessing a new emerging model of relationships and integration—and not by Western patterns, for the elite, for the chosen ‘golden billion,’ but for the entire humanity and the entire existing and developing multipolar world. This model offers creative energy, openness, and focus on a specific outcome as a powerful competitive advantage of the Asia-Pacific region, a key factor that determines and I am sure will determine for a long time its global leadership in economic growth.”In the speech, President Putin was concentrating his attention on the enormous potential of the Russian Far East, an area that is more than 80% that of the continental United States. Putin pointed out, “I should note here that the average percentage of explored subsurface resources in the Far East is now 35%. You understand, that only 35% of the subsurface area has been explored. What does this mean? It shows that there is every opportunity for the mining industries to grow by leaps and bounds, including the strategic raw materials that are in short supply, and which will be in demand in the economy of the future. … In order to increase the scope of geological exploration, we have launched a frontal strategy, it is called so beautifully: Geology. Revival of a Legend. I ask the Government to include a separate section in it, dedicated to the study of the Far East subsurface and to start preparing a similar section for Siberia….”Those who know something of the scientific history of the United States can hear the implication of what Putin is actually discussing here. What is the significance, in American history, for example, of the United States Geological Survey, the United States Coast Survey, or the U.S. Geodetic Survey, and their roles in establishing a scientifically independent, increasingly self-sufficient United States? In response to the passage of the President John Quincy Adams-inspired General Survey Act of 1825, “authorizing the President to employ officers of the Army Corps of Engineers to make surveys for roads and canals of national importance,” Virginia Sen. John Randolph stated, “if Congress possesses the power to do what he is proposing this bill … They may emancipate every slave in the United States.”The BRICS process, so denounced and dismissed for so long by those that would have the world plunged into perpetual war, has increasingly emerged as the “seed-crystal,” but nonetheless central physical reality of a future “new planetary correlation of forces.” About Putin’s speech, though they reported secondary matters, Reuters and other press outlets could not grasp much, though many decided to fixate on the Russian President’s statement in discussions with the forum moderators, (More Here) that “If one looks into the security sphere, new physical principles weapons will ensure the security of any country in the near historic perspective. We understand this very well and are working on it.” That scared them enough to report it, along with the visit of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to Russia and “what it could possibly mean.”What it all basically means—what the BRICS-Plus process, informed by the revolutionary ideas of Lyndon LaRouche can mean—is that the Sun is setting on the multiple imperialisms that have dominated too much of human life for far too long. The British are not amused, but they are also not capable of stopping the process, short of instigating thermonuclear war. As for the role of cities in acquiring greater human wealth, intelligence, and freedom, consider this.In the year 1800, some 3% of the world lived in cities. In 1900, some 14% of the world lived in cities. As of now, 55% of the world lives in cities. It is projected that by the year 2050, a least 68% of the world will be living in cities. “Together, India, China, and Nigeria will account for 35% of the projected growth of the world’s urban population between 2018 and 2050. By 2050, it is projected that India will have added 416 million urban dwellers, China 255 million and Nigeria 189 million.”Who will build these cities of the future? Where will those city-builders be born? When LaRouche proposed a revolution decades ago, of phased-in, eventually thermonuclear fusion-based economies that manufactured cities for export, built to change as they age, with modular industrial capabilities, he also conceived of workforces so conversant with the “machine-tool principle” that they were skilled in changing their very skills, to adapt and be incorporated into industries yet unknown. These are the workforces that will build the African cities of the future, not die on the shores of Libya or in the fatal seas of the Mediterranean. Whether in the form of space technology, fusion technology, high-speed rail/magnetically levitated trains technology, water and power technology, etc. It is time for the city-builders, and city dwellers, worldwide, as opposed to Mike “Mouse-o-lini” Bloomberg’s “Venetian world city-states” project, to build hundreds of cities, brimming with the optimism that only the final end of colonialism can bring the human race.
We present here a thought piece by Mr. X, which we believe presents a challenging, but correct perspective on recent events. Feel free to share it, as you can with anything we post. Most of all, think-- and tell us about it.Kicking the Axioms of The Anglosphereby Mr. XAug. 29, 2023 (EIRNS)--Come as you are;Do not loiter over your grooming.If your braided hair has loosened,If the parting of your hair be not straight,If the ribbons of your bodice be not fastened,Do not mind.Come as you are;Do not pointer over your grooming….Come as you are;Do not pointer over your grooming,If the wreath is not woven,Who cares;If the wrist-chain has not been linked,Let it be.The sky is overcast with clouds— It is late.Come as you are;Do not loiter over your grooming.“—Rabindranath Tagore,”Immortal"The New York Times ran a cartoon last week characterizing—but not satirizing—how the recent Indian Chandrayaan-3 Lunar Mission triumph was seen by various closed minds of the Anglosphere. It depicts two smug, fat, older, affluent and “cultured” gents in a drawing room-cum-library setting, called the “Elite Space Club.” At the door is an Indian man, dressed poorly, in sandals, with his cow, knocking.Indian journalist Palki Swarma, in her regular broadcast, characterized the cartoon as racist, pointing out, for example, that British politician Nigel Farage was downright apoplectic about India’s triumph. He fulminated, “As they spend their money on space probes, as they spend their money on the military, they spend their money on nuclear weapons, still half of the country lives below the poverty line.” Swarma pointed out that “It may have slipped [Mr.Farage’s] notice that India is the world’s fifth largest economy. It is, in fact, ahead of his country, the United Kingdom. But it seems he can’t get rid of his colonial mindset. How can poor India have aspirations? How can a former colony reach the Moon before the so-called Great Britain?…And since he’s so keen on discussing priorities, we have a question for him. Why does Britain keep paying for the Royal Family? The citizens cannot afford their electricity bills. Maybe help them, instead of paying for the king and his retinue.”In a larger sense, however, India, and the nations of the BRICS-Plus alliance, are creating, particularly through their joint commitment to the electrification and general industrialization of Africa, an ocean in which the jaded and obsolete neoliberal and neoconservative Anglosphere imperialists cannot swim. The very existence of the BRICS is a challenge, not to “capitalism,” but to the merchants of total war, including thermonuclear war, plying their bloody trade in Ukraine, and perhaps soon Taiwan, or even the Sahel, as was the case with Libya. The BRICS-Plus have, alternatively, embraced what will demonstrate itself to be, if it is not betrayed, an inevitably anti-Malthusian, pro-population-growth economic stance, a stance which, as professor Franco Battaglia of Italy has pointed out, equates the optimization of the use of fossil fuels, including coal, oil, and gas, and nuclear power, and the building of “full-set,” machine-tool-producing economies, with true “national liberation.”The International Development Bank proposal of the late economist and statesman Lyndon H. LaRouche contains a crucial, unique idea that resolves the cry for justice from the developing sector nations, looted for centuries by the likes of “the great Winston Churchill” and the East India Company. The views of LaRouche and Churchill on the nature of human beings were opposite. Churchill said in 1937,“I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time. I do not admit that right. I do not admit, for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.”In contrast to the imperial predator view regarding the nations of “the developing sector,” Lyndon LaRouche, writing in 1975, said this: “If, as is necessary for global development, the developing nations exploit their petroleum, natural gas, coal, and mineral raw materials resources to the extent required for industrial expansion in both the industrialized and developing sectors, how shall we determine both the price of those resources and the compensation for the implied depletion of such assets? Without a "brute force" commitment to development of CTR (Controlled Thermonuclear Reactions) technology, there is no price level or forward depletion compensation which could be considered "equitable." The general basis for treaty agreements covering prices, and depleting compensation is fundamentally 1) a commitment to applicable CTR technology installations proliferating from 1985 onwards and 2) a commitment to bring those regions up to the level of employment of CTR-oriented technology by the 1985/1990 period.”Nearly five decades ago, when LaRouche made this proposal, China had yet to begin to recover from the Cultural Revolution. Now, China is the largest productive economy in the world, a “space power,” and leads the world in several areas of fusion and “CTR” (controlled thermonuclear reaction) research. As Russia Today recently pointed out, “the five (BRICS) members account for almost a third of the global economy.” In 1975, LaRouche proposed what amounted to a 10-15 year “brute force” program, similar to the Manhattan Project, to transition national economies worldwide to nuclear/thermonuclear-based power-sourced economies, with fossil fuels being naturally decreasingly used over time, because of the much higher energy flux-densities, as well as the higher absolute amounts of energy produced by the higher-order systems. Instead of having to depend on the whims of the rich, whether corporations or individuals, for the usual, usually dishonest “Bwana-” style proposals (“Why doesn’t Elon Musk give $1 billion to the South African government for joint space research with the successful India program?”), the New Development Bank and other such mechanisms are the beginning of the hard work, hard thinking, and hard discussion about the right ways to do what former Brazilian President Dilma Roussef has insisted must be done: “We’ll transform ourselves into an important bank for developing countries and emerging markets. Our focus has to be that: a bank made by developing countries for themselves.”Advanced technology-transfer, in exchange for essential commodities, as the only actually equitable means of repayment by the trans-Atlantic nations for the natural resources patrimony of Africa, Asia, and South America, would not only result in an exponentially increasing energy consumption per capita and per square kilometer essential to Africa, South America, and Asia’s economic progress, but would, equally importantly, do the same thing in those trans-Atlantic nations themselves, reversing their otherwise-unstoppable economic (and moral) decay. This approach, of course, is the opposite of “energy conservation.”LaRouche observed, in his 1979 essay, “The Myth about Equilibrium Economics:”“When sections of mankind have, at any point, resorted to ‘energy conservation,’ societies would have collapsed, biological catastrophes of famine, epidemic and desertification would have plunged such a society back toward savagery. It is to be emphasized that various now-dead societies did choose the Malthusian,”energy conservation" policy, and did slide into savagery or even oblivion…. There is something more profound than mere calories of energy involved in effecting the successful branches of human cultural development. The source of the new energy is the creative mental potentialities of the human mind. In those courses of development of technologies which we comprehend coherently as progress in scientific knowledge, man increases his knowledgeable, willful mastery of the lawful organization of our universe,"On September 9, the Schiller Institute will, in this newly-changed intellectual environment, hold an international conference to discuss the physical-economic, scientific and cultural determinants of a new, just economic order, in which the creative potentialities of the human mind, and not the rank, financial status, number of academic degrees, or hat-size of the individual matter. Days before the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the nation of India reaffirmed the immortality of Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Rabindranath Tagore, of Indira Gandhi, and of Gandhi follower King himself, through achieving one of the most advanced scientific engineering achievements in human history, “at the fraction of the cost of a Hollywood movie.” India had paid a debt to not only its founders, but, as Prime Minister Modi noted, to all of humanity. The BRICS-Plus Space Commission proposed by Modi the morning of Chandrayaan-3’s landing on the Moon is the knock on the door of a nearly-deceased imperialism. Through the upcoming conference, we can help open that door.